Connecting to your Inner Mermaid

"She is water, powerful enough to drown you, soft enough to cleanse you, deep enough to heal you"

~ Adrian Michael

The magic and wonder of mermaids is not just for little kids - adults throughout time have been fascinated by the folklore of mermaids. Particularly in maritime regions, tales of shimmering, mysterious mermaids and their intoxicating beauty abound. They were thought to be good luck in seafaring culture - one of the reasons many figureheads were carved in the portrait of a mermaid.

In addition to luck and beauty, mermaids are known for their playful spirits and bewitching song. The word “mermaid” comes from an Old English word meaning “water witch.” Mermaids are indomitable, representing fierce independence and a free, wandering spirit; individuality and nonconformity are definitely traits of the mermaid. As such, mermaids are associated with escapism, contributing to their current appeal: they're frequently perceived as autonomous. In dream interpretation, a mermaid swimming represents the girth of emotions that threaten to overwhelm you; you may feel as if you are going under and giving in to the pressures around.

"I must be a Mermaid. I have no fear of depth and a great fear of shallow living"

~Anias Nin

Since mermaids are tied to a water element, they embody the revitalization that water brings. Just like water, mermaids are powerful and threaten to take us deep into the unknown. Therefore, they embody the sacred feminine, power, awareness, insight, and renewal. Not a wonder we have an innate desire to associate ourselves with mermaid energy.