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MERMAID CLAN - Southern Gate - July 14th, 2007
(This clan is already in motion - to find a new clan click here)

The naming of a clan is a very sacred process. It is not dictated by the creativity alone of the facilitator, but is rather more of a download of information that best represents the existing energy of the group as a whole. Through intuition, meditation, inspiration, imagination, observation and deep listening the clan is named, not by a human, but through a human by the unseen energy source that connects us all one to another.

We are but reflections of one another, until we are reflecting only what is inside of our heart of hearts from our purest essence. And we will then each be one to another the most persistent of reminders of the greatness that lies within each of us. For it is then that we are projecting the most essential part of our highest and finest selves from the very core of our being. And so it is wise to pay attention to everything and everyone that comes into your space. Let no blessing go unnoticed and no message go unheard. Be not fooled by the wrapping paper on the gift or the cover on the book.

And so with this, we have the naming of this Addiction Alchemy tribe on June 10, 2007:

The Mermaid Clan


Didn't every little girl sit at the edge of the ocean (or the bathtub) and pretended that she was a beautiful mermaid, a sea nymph so lovely and rare?  The freedom of being able to traverse the undersea world just holds so much fascination. It is a place of no limits, no fears and complete freedom to cavort in the playful sea, cradled in those watery arms and JUST BE.

The grown up mermaid is the woman who has big dreams, who believes in magic and fairy tales and mystical creatures. She likes to put a touch of magic and beauty in everything that she does. She is not afraid to experience her full range of emotions because she comes from the water, the place of emotions. This is her domain. She creates from a place of pure feeling.

The bare-breasted mermaid signifies deep honor in being a woman and mermaid has unrestrained delight in being a creature of exquisite beauty. Merely being in the presence of a mermaid will uplift and inspire you to create magic in your life.

She will inspire you to let your beauty be fully expressed in the physical and to embrace your own loveliness. She will help you banish fears surrounding this, such as fears of not being beautiful enough, being too beautiful, or misusing your beauty such as gaining weight for protection or binging and purging or starving yourself. Mermaid will help you settle into your own physical beauty as you follow her lead and express yourself with joy from the deepest part of your soul.

Mermaid empowers you to tap into your deepest creative forces. And yes, that includes your sexuality. She teaches us how to flow our ideas, our thoughts, our emotions and feelings, our actions and our love. She knows that this flow is how we actually create and she is here to help us break the dam of anything that may be blocking our energies.

If Mermaid is speaking to you, it is likely that you have not been allowing the full expression of the deepest part of yourself and you may not know how or why. You may not know what it is that you want to create. You may have too many ideas and don't know how to focus. You may lack confidence in your ability to create. If these are your issues, you can be sure that mermaid will come in and lure you into the deepest part of the sea and show you the magical land below the waves. She will show you how to access this place anytime you need to.

Mermaid is something of a muse, as well as a guide. She loves to create beautiful objects and leave them for you to find...mostly in your dreams is where she hides them. She is that part of you that loves to play and be joyful. As with most sea creatures she is the embodiment of playfulness and fun. And she will help you to access this part of your soul, the part of you that wants to be totally free and fluid enough to express yourself from that deep place within.

Mermaid is a pearl harvester. When it's time she'll visit the oyster beds and collect those lustrous orbs in her purse and take them back to her cave. This holds deep significance for our ability to create beautiful and rare things out of our sorrows and weaknesses. She's also a true scavenger and the original "found objects" artist. Inside the mermaid's cave you'll find all kinds of treasure, bits and pieces of anything she finds fascinating. Objects galore, some precious, some rare, some common and ordinary. But it matters not, for she is the keeper of these deeply submerged treasures and they all have great meaning to her, if nothing more than "they looked pretty".

Mermaid totally understands the need for beauty and that in fact, beauty is not frivolous at all. She tells us that when we behold something beautiful that we are accessing the divine. And she reminds us, beauty is not some cookie cutter pattern. After all that's why she collects so many different things! Beauty is inspiring, exotic, mysterious, lovely and UNIQUE all at the same time.

At the same time if we become overly vested in the effect that our beauty has on others, we invoke the energy of the sea siren, whose deadly shrill song can lure sailors to their death. Even mermaid has her shadow side and alter ego. She teaches us to enjoy beauty for beauty's sake and not for what it can do for you, reminding us that beauty should be a delight for the eye and not to be used for manipulation.


It's time to visit your undersea treasure cave. It's time to harvest those pearls. It's time to tap into the deepest, most unique part of you and create from your soul. Don't worry she says, it will be an original, because there's no way that any two mermaid caves have just the same bounty! That would be impossible, since everything in the cave has been lovingly amassed since the first day that the curious little mermaid started collecting her treasures.

And don't forget about the less obvious forms of creation. Did you know, she says, that everyday when you get out of bed and you get dressed you are creating? Each day you are creating YOU! It matters not how much or how little effort you put into this, you are still making a statement. And your soul IS being expressed. So think about that, she says to us as her beautiful flowing locks of hair dance around her face. Don't deny your beauty, for your first creation is yourself!

Engaging in creative activities is the call. This requires diving in deep to the body of emotional waters. It requires that you become unafraid to feel your feelings. For your feelings are what drive your ability to create. They don't call it e-motion for nothing. It is what puts you in motion. So dive into your deep lake, mermaid says, and come up with a handful of treasure!

I create my own persona with love
I am graceful and lovely
I am expressive and free
I flow my emotions and feel their stirrings in my heart
I am playful
I am vibrantly alive and engaged in my life
I allow myself to be me
I feel excited about my abilities to create
Today is my chance to create something beautiful
I honor my hands and the way they serve me
I honor my sexuality and the divine energy that it flows through my body and soul
My joy resurfaces naturally
I share my joy with all


Beautiful seashells, dolphins, whales, beaches, coins from shipwrecks, seagull feathers, driftwood, starfish, sea urchins, conch shells, scallops

aquamarine, amethyst, pearl, mother of pearl, obsidian, apache tear, coral (red or black, petrified shell, shark's teeth


Many cultures have stories for the origin of the mermaid. The Irish say that they are old pagan women transformed to mermaid shape and banished off the earth by Saint Patrick. A Livonian folktale says that they are Pharaoh's children drowned in the Red Sea. And still others insist that the mermaids' origin, at least in concept, began as the sea deities of ancient religions, such as the Chaldean Oannes, who appeared on earth every day and plunged into the sea every night.

At Babylon there was (in these times) a great resort of people of various nations, who inhabited Chaldaea, and lived in a lawless manner like the beasts of the field. In the first year there appeared, from that part of the Erythraean sea which borders upon Babylonia, an animal destitute of reason [sic], by name Oannes, whose whole body (according to the account of Apollodorus) was that of a fish, that under the fish's head he had another head, with feet also below, similar to those of a man, subjoined to the fish's tail. His voice too, and language, was articulated and human, and a representation of him is preserved even to this day.

"This Being was accustomed to pass the day among men; but took no food at that season; and he gave them an insight into letters and sciences, and arts of every kind. He taught them to construct cities, to found temples, to compile laws, and explained to them the principles of geometrical knowledge. He made them distinguish the seeds of the earth, and showed them how to collect the fruits; in short, he instructed them in everything which could tend to soften manners and humanize their lives. From that time, nothing material has been added by way of improvement to his instructions. And when the sun had set, this Being Oannes, retired again into the sea, and passed the night in the deep; for he was amphibious. After this there appeared other animals like Oannes."

East Gathering Notes - June 10th
Intellectual - Contemplation Time (Meditate/Reflect)
Spiritual - Heal Yourself & Your Relationships Will Heal
Emotional - Manifest Your Intentions With Your Word
Physical  - Badger - Agressive Healer/Courage to Fight
Center - Pioneer - To do what has not been done before.

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