What Empathy-Driven Women Entrepreneurs Can Do to Return Humanity Back to Nature

Through the Lens of Writer and Poet, Tanya Markul: A MerPreneur's Journey

Part 5 of a 5-Part Article Series

The questions I asked her in this 5 part series are an archetypal map of the MerPreneur's Journey, the heroic journey for slaying the demon-mermaid-dragons, for returning to community with the gold and for being valued for it so it's a sustainable movement.

Beth: Given the state of the world, how do we turn turn it around and bring humanity back to a natural state...no pressure, LOL?


Tanya: LOL, it’s a big one! I feel like there are 2 things:

One is them is my theme, I truly believe that...the pain that makes us the odd one out is the story that connects us to a healing world.

If all of us could really invite the possibility of acknowledging, feeling and understanding our pain, no matter what it is, it is what truly connects us to a world that wants to heal.

Our pain doesn’t want to bring us down, and yes it has a gestation and incubation period, but it is something that can turn into soulful purpose  - and can make a difference for the way we live our lives personally and how we live collectively.

The second things is the use of our imagination. 

I think that most of us feel stuck and hopeless. We don’t have the confidence to use our imagination to get to the other side of pain, and the way we are all living right now.

I do it too, I go nuts on Netflix sometimes. But what we see on TV and hear on the radio, all of the ads and the societal norms are really so without imagination.

They’re obsolete and stagnant, and based on fear and scarcity. They’re based on repressed rage and 'not-enough-ness'.

~But if we used our imagination every single day, we could create a better way to live and a different way to live.

Beth: Spoken very succinctly and truly through the Alchemist archetype. That’s exactly the script of it… that pain and the imagination are doors to get past this stuck place.

We habitually run and escape from our pain. And then as a result we run and escape from our imagination, which I think is what you’re saying.

And that’s how humanity got here in the first place, we stopped imagining for ourselves what the possibilities could be.

Tanya: Yes, yes, yes!

Beth: What an incredible life you’ve had, and what an incredible woman you are. Such a pleasure hearing how it started when you were 6 years old knowing that you were going to be a writer and live for your soul and for others.

Because whatever we have struggled with is a very natural way to help others.

Thank you Tanya for joining me for this AMAZING talk today!!!

Tanya: Thank you for reaching out to me and giving me this safe space to share, I feel so honoured. You know how I feel about you, I think you’re an amazing woman and I love you. Thank you so much!

Beth: Thank you! [deep bow]

Listen to the Whole Interview:

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Read the Whole Series of 5 Articles: How the ThugUnicorn Blogger Turned a Major Betrayal Into a Creative & Professional Rebirth Awakening the Warrior Archetype Shows Women with Caring Businesses That It’s Not Always Necessary One Woman Reveals How She Turned the Pain of Her Past into the Deep Pleasure of Her Life's Work How Artistry and Creativity Can Be Braided with the Magic of Making a Difference What Empathy-Driven Women Entrepreneurs Can Do to Return Humanity Back to Nature (current article)

If you want to journey with the 8 MerPreneur archetypes to be valued for the reasons you came to this planet...

Check out the MerPreneur's Journey course that maps out the value of a woman's life purpose. Click here. Take the 5 minute MerPreneur Archetype Quiz to find out where you are on the Journey.

AND to find the works of my magical guest, writer and poet, Tanya Markul!

Discover her work, social media, books and her awesome writing course!

www.theshebook.com www.eatmystardust.com www.thugunicorn.com www.theurbanhowl.com @tanyamarkul @thugunicorn

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