Friday, February 25, 2011


Some may believe that dreams and reality must be separate from one another. I do not believe this to be the case. I mentioned in my last blog post that I was thinking of leaving my employment and dedicating my life to activism, trying to change our world for the better.

Well this past week, my dreams became my reality. I started a challenge 12 days ago, a challenge to watch the movie "The Secret" every day for 30 days. I had previously heard testimonies from those who had taken this challenge. I was ready to write my own testimonial. I'm aware that many either do not agree with or doubt the Law Of Attraction, but what I have witnessed over these past days has been phenomenal.

I started to feel better right from the start, focusing my thoughts and feelings upon my dream to live my life the way I wanted, not a life dictated by society. Within the first week, I received numerous donations, had my bicycle stolen (taking away my transportation to my job), and received signs daily that the time to start living my dreams was now, not in the future. On the 8th day of my challenge I quit my job. Immediately I felt as if a weight had been lifted from my shoulders. It was a joyous day. Now, some of you might be thinking "Are you crazy!? You quit your job? How are you going to earn a living?" I don't have an answer to these questions. I simply know that I don't want to look back in later years, wondering why I did not follow my dreams. Wondering why I wasted my life away working like everyone else, slowly letting my passion whither away. Taking the leap into the unknown can be frightening, but looking the other way as our oceans are dying is a more frightening concept in my eyes.

So, here I am. I'm traveling to Taiji this coming Wednesday. I plan on staying two weeks. I am very close to my monetary goals. I need around $500 more for everything to fall into place seamlessly. Either way I will make it work.

We must ask ourselves what is truly important in our lives. I have started to live from my heart. What else can one do? We often underestimate our potential. There are quite a few unanswered questions. How will I make money? How will I travel to where I am needed most to create change? How will I achieve balance?
I am not worried about these questions at the moment. My mind is focused on the task at hand, putting an end to the slaughter of dolphins in Japan. Nothing in my life is as important as this right now. Lives are at stake. Families are torn apart. Our oceans are dying. We must find a way to stop this.

"You can start with nothing. And out of nothing, and no way, a way will be made."
-Michael Beckwith

For Our Oceans,

Thursday, February 17, 2011


I wrote a blog post in the beginning of my journey here titled "I Have a Dream".

This time I want to talk about all of my dreams. I feel that this is a monumental period in my life, making changes that will directly impact my future. I feel a deep passion for our oceans, you know that by now. But my passion and love for our oceans travels far beyond the desire to partake in a few campaigns. This is a cause I want to dedicate my life to. I want nothing more than to wake each morning, spending every day being a voice for those who have none. This extends from our oceans, to our forests, to animals in factory farms, fur farms...etc. I find that my tolerance for a "normal" life dictated by society is fading fast.

Since traveling to Taiji I have seriously evaluated my life. I'm 21 years old. I left my college education twice due to a lack of fulfillment. It is not an issue of irresponsibility. This is a burning desire in my heart, one that I cannot quell by trying to fit into Society's norms'. I have volunteered many times, each experience providing more fulfillment for my soul than the last. I cannot lead a normal life. It is not my purpose here. I have known for three years that this is what I am meant to do. I have the strength and desire to change this world for the better, and anything less would cause me to deteriorate, becoming a shell of my former self. I want to dedicate my time to helping heal our earth. I am not worried about feeling discomfort, fear, pain, or anxiety. It is but a small portion of what our oceans, forests, and animals are currently faced with.

I am considering leaving my employment and diving into a world of excitement, beauty, and adventure. I can only deny my heart for so long. Monotonous living does not suit me. As you also know, I am a firm believer in the law of attraction and the power of love. I have witnessed the transformation of my life within these past few months due to the power of positive thought and affirmations. I'm ready to take my life to the next level. I am ready to live in abundance, allowing me to dedicate all of my time to what really matters.

I am returning to Taiji. I do not know yet how it is going to unfold. I have received many generous donations and feel deep gratitude daily for those who care about this world as much as I. I would not be able to do this without you. The list of followers, activists, donations, commenters, and passionate, selfless individuals is too long to list here.

I'm working on manifesting ideas, situations, money, people, and everything else I require to spend my life doing what few have the desire to do, spend each and every day not living for themselves, but for those who's lives are cut short by greed.

It is my hope that you will join me in this exciting journey of growth, love, pain, passion that we call life.

For the Oceans,

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Journey Back to Taiji

For the last few months I have remained here on Vancouver Island, but my heart has been elsewhere. Once one has traveled to Taiji it is impossible to forget the beautiful coastline, the hospitable Japanese people, the love and passion of fellow Cove Guardians, and of course the horror that occurs there, the slaughter of thousands of dolphins each year. 

Although I felt that my presence made a significant difference, showing the dolphin molesters that we will continue to expose these atrocities to the world, I feel as if I have left something unfinished. 

I stumbled across a quote the other day that caught my eye:
“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.”

-Martin Luther King Jr.  

I have been feeling edgy lately, knowing that there is something missing in my life. I realize now that I must return to Taiji. I want this dolphin hunting season to end with a strong force of Cove Guardians, showing that we will remain in Japan until the killing stops. I have spoken to other Cove Guardians who have similar feelings. Many are returning. It is impossible not to feel the pull. This is a fight that once involved, you cannot walk away from. 

A few of us have been discussing new information, approaches and tactics regarding the Taiji slaughter. I hope that I can bring to the table new diversity based on my previous experiences in Taiji. If nothing else, I want to continue to show my support for our oceans cetaceans. My heart is constantly yearning to be near the dolphins. I believe that they can sense when we are nearby. 

I will likely be traveling back in the beginning of March along with Mike, Marley, and Carissa from The three are strong, dedicated activists who feel the pull along with myself to help end this slaughter in any way that we can.

So far, I have received a few very generous donations from wonderful individuals. I am so very grateful to everyone who loves the dolphins as much as I, hoping that my presence will contribute to the end of the dolphin slaughter.

Please feel free to provide whatever you can. I want to stress the importance of positive feedback, feelings of love, and any support you can provide whether it be monetary or simply kind words. Of course, financial support is needed, but I really appreciate every method.

I will keep everyone updated with my progress.

For the Oceans,