Mercedes Maidana

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  • Let go of everything to receive EVERYTHING (+Take a peek inside my home!)

    13Jun

    Sometimes in order to make space for Abundance in our lives, we need to go through a huge shift. Sometimes we have to let go of everything to receive EVERYTHING.

    Sometimes it involves letting go of relationships that are not serving us for our growth anymore, living situations, the way we are approaching our careers or the way we are living our lives overall.

    Last year I “lost it all”: my health, my marriage, my home, my career for a full year, my joy, my happiness.

    For four months I could barely move out of the bed from an accident I suffered that led me to a brain injury that lasted 13 months. Every single day was a nightmare. My head was pounding and I couldn’t do anything at all. For the first three months I couldn’t even read an email because I would get fatigued.

    Then divorce came, shock, anger, depression, feeling totally lost.

    One night, as I was lying in the grass under a starry sky listening to Led Zeppelin, I realized that I was feeling totally empty.

    It wasn’t a “bad empty”, neither  a “good empty” feeling. Just neutral:  No desires, no pull, no wants.

    Total nothingness. A big, empty, uncomfortable space that I had no idea how I would fill up, if that would ever happen.

    I allowed myself time to heal and nurture my body and soul. I went back to the basics of eating well, spending time with my dog and surfing whenever my body allowed me. I meditated a lot and then some more.

    The void started to get filled slowly by a Loving force.

    Today, I feel full to overflow. Full of gratitude, joy and Abundance in my life.

    I see the perfect plan that the Universe had for me, that is much greater than anything I could have dreamed of.

    There’s only space for LOVE in my life, and nothing else. Just Loving (Love-in-Action) manifesting itself through my family, my old and new friends, the beauty of Hawaii, the connection with people like you that read what I write (thank you).

    As my life got fulfilled from within, the outer manifestation started to reflect that Abundance as well. Today I’m writing this post from my new condo as I watch the turquoise ocean from my window. Read More

  • A surprise I wasn’t expecting- How Abundance Manifests in Our Lives

    23May

    Hi there,

    I wrote this post a few days ago on my Facebook Page, and there was so much great response from my readers that I though I should share it with you as well:

    “Woke up for the first time in my new place. I don’t know how these things happen to me, but I ended up once again beside  the ocean. The Universe has a wonderful way of surprising me with its plans…

    A month and a half ago, I was informed I needed to leave my rental studio up in the hill in Pupukea. I went into a shock for five minutes, wondering why lately in my life there’s always more change on top of change. I didn’t have a clue of what to do next.

    I started looking for places to rent and that search changed into looking into buying my own place in Hawaii instead of renting. I found this tiny studio, with this ocean view at an incredible low price only 25 minutes from my favorite surf spots.

    Yesterday I moved in. It took 15 hours of non- stop work with friends helping along the way. Now I’m laying in my mattress (no bed yet), surrounded by boxes and bags, just a huge mess. But I couldn’t be any happier. This is the view from my bed.

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  • Learn one simple method to start making more money

    07May

    To expand into more abundance in our lives, we need to take small, consistent steps that change the way we view prosperity. In this video I share one simple way to start making more money. It will start working before you know it!

    This method is easy and fun, and it is meant to be done daily, every time you have contact with money. Read More

  • No car, no home — yet truly abundant

    08Apr

    A couple of weeks ago, I went to a meditation retreat in Texas. For five days, I turned my phone and computer off and immersed myself in Spirit.

    During this time, I was able to focus on my meditation practice and do a lot of inner work that helped me rise above all the things that were stopping me from fully living in Abundance.  When I say Abundance, I mean happiness, joy, enthusiasm, creativity, forgiveness, peace of mind, acceptance, understanding and all those qualities of Spirit moving into manifestation in our lives.

    Last year was a crazy time, but 12 months have now passed from the beginning of the end of my life as I knew it. Over the past month, I felt like the worst had passed and the hell was over. When you let go of everything, you end up empty! What a funny feeling that is. All I had left of my previous life was pure emptiness. It was a little uncomfortable. I felt flat and blah…

    The meditation retreat was the greatest way to fill my cup with something new. The emptiness was replaced with joy, love, forgiveness, acceptance and all the qualities of Abundance. I was elated — overflowing with Loving (that movement of Love-in action), vulnerable and open to sharing with anyone who would cross my path.

    Total Hell Yeah! Zen time.

    As soon as I returned to my car after the retreat had ended, I turned on my phone. There were messages.

    Oh! I wondered what the world was going to throw at me this time? Every time I focus on Spirit, changes seem to come in full force. I knew that something was waiting for me, but didn’t know what.

    The first message I received was from my landlord telling me that in a month I needed to leave the place I’ve been living in. Read More

  • How to quickly move from hurt to happiness

    20Jan

    Guest post by Hanna Bier

    Looking back at my life I notice that what has propelled me forward and what has made the biggest impact on my journey were the breakdowns.

    More precisely, the way I broke down.

    For many years, I used all of my energy to resist my shadows and to ignore my sadness. I tried to push through no matter what and keep my face so that nobody will see my struggle.

    Every time I did this, I grew a little more stiff and bitter and my belly contracted a little bit more. The more I hid my ugly truth, me more I shrunk. Read More

  • A new way to approach the end of the year balance (+How I could bring a positive balance to one of the worst years of my life)

    28Dec

    I hope this time of the year is finding you well. For most of us, the approaching New Year is a time of reflection, a time when we pause to assess the past year and look toward the future.

    We take time to evaluate our projects and dreams, enjoy the dreams fulfilled and pave a path for those we did not achieve. We put into place our intentions for the coming year and plan how to proceed with them. We consider whether we need to switch gears. We wonder if we need to let go of the dreams we’ve outgrown, so that we can move into new ones. We question whether we need to take more action, or if we should stop and focus on resting. We ask ourselves what changes we need to allow into our lives, and how we can best grow in the coming year.

    New Years is a great time to be honest with ourselves.

    In my case, 2014 was a year that most people would consider a horrible year. Read More