5 Life Lessons with Actress and Singer Samantha Diane
“If you are always looking in the rearview mirror, you will never move forward! Living in your past signifies that you are still ashamed and stuck in it. Allow it to have its reasons and then forgive it. Let it move on and let yourselves get back to your journey of true transformation and ongoing happiness.”
I had the pleasure of interviewing Samantha Diane, an actress and singer with an empowering story of struggling with an eating disorder, overcoming obstacles, meditation, renewal and empowerment.
Thank you so much for joining us! What is your “backstory”?
Well I wasn’t always the girl that you see in the photos. Growing up I was never understanding that I was enough; but who would, the way society can be. I did know I wanted attention.
I wanted to make a difference, I wanted to be seen. I knew then not only did I want to be an actress, I wanted to be known for something special.
I was 38, with a life of extreme ups and downs, battling through near death experiences, constant ongoing obstacles, addictions, and a very bad eating disorder known as bulimia. I also was sensitive to all energy, which I now learned is because I was an empath.
I sought so many things in life but the stage and TV was always my calling – Being someone else. I had a “not so great smile”, how I felt on the inside reflected if I smiled. An unhealthy very painful vision of myself if I smiled. It got to the point about three years ago when I was in so much pain I couldn’t bear it.
I meditated, asked my higher power to help me find a true answer. Then the word “contest” came to me. I looked up “dental story contests” and sure enough there it was. I wrote my submission calling myself “the model that could never smile”. They picked me. I went onto the show, went public about my eating disorder and I was then given a beautiful smile.
It was something I never experienced in my whole life. My life slowly changed. My body got better, the eating disorder ended, and I was looked at in a whole new way. I found myself in meditations and sound baths and healing reiki masters working with me to better my inner soul and self.
I started reconnecting to mermaids. I realized if I had the power to do it anyone can, so I created the “mermaid transformation process”. I then attracted an amazing team to rep me and here we are now. Perfectly imperfect and thats good enough for me.
I also was learning my gifts of being a Manifesting generator. That helped me learn through different meditations how to make everyday into xmas just with my thoughts, visions and focus on my intentions. Now I am with an amazing team, a great career and a book on the rise that will only keep growing and I’m thanking the universe for it all.
Can you share the funniest or most interesting story that occurred to you in the course of your acting/directing/performing/hosting career?
A very special person gave me a second chance and invested in me to make a difference in myself and my inner core beliefs by financing the path I chose to be. He was an angel in disguise. He opened a door for me, to not survive but finally start living. Though not your everyday person, he is a gift from the universe for the years of abuse I did to myself and had done in various situations to my soul. He has made me believe I am worth so much more and is the reason any of my life has changed.
What are some of the most interesting or exciting projects you are working on now?
I am presently involved in various big projects, booking commercial work, appearances and sharing with the world my brand and my vision as well as a book that is the story of my life.
Who are some of the most interesting people you have interacted with? What was that like? Do you have any stories?
Before she died, I met Carrie Fisher after her show “Wishful Drinking”. She touched my heart with her honesty and comedy and brought attention to my comedic side and that helped me write more.
There was also a medium I met in LA, Sharyn, who is from Australia. She happened to be staying at the hotel I was at and we trained at the same place, Lilydale, home to all mediums and teachings of spirituality. I have since then become very close with her and she has brought me into my true self as well. It started with readings, and then I have committed to weekly soundbaths and reiki.
You are a person of great influence. If you could start a movement that would bring the most amount of good to the most amount of people, what would that be? You never know what your idea can trigger. 🙂
The “in the ear out of the other” idea. We obviously see things in so many different ways. Personally I dont watch the news, or do I care to dabble with politics. The only person we have control over is ourselves. Our inner soul and our outer bodies. We can’t control others thoughts. So I take it in one ear and out the other. I also wish to send light to things that I don’t have control over.
What are your “5 things I wish someone told me when I first started” and why. Please share a story or example for each.
- Think before you act, impulsiveness has its consequences
- Trust in your intuition.Its your real answer, your gut response
- Think, believe, create, and breathe
- Love yourself, you are worth it
- Don’t let your mistakes or dark paths define you but let them be what has brought you to a new you today. Don’t ever guilt it. Just trust it had its reason to be there and now it’s no longer present.
Can you please give us your favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share how that was relevant to you in your life?
If you are always looking in the rearview mirror, you will never move forward!
Living in your past signifies that you are still ashamed and stuck in it. Allow it to have its reasons and then forgive it. Let it move on and let yourselves get back to your journey of true transformation and ongoing happiness.
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story about that?
My mother and father, they always believed in me strongly. I was made to learn from my mistakes and had a loving and nurturing energy at all time. — Well most of the time. Lol.
I’m also grateful to my investor who has taken me to new lengths in financially making a life possible for me to focus on what I love. Thant was instead of leading myself into a job im not fully happy with and put this on the backburner. My heart now has a set path and goal.
The universe is lastly to thank , it is through the recent healer I have seen ongoing, soundbaths, and so much more that made life possible to have endless abundance.
Some of the biggest names in Business, VC funding, Sports, and Entertainment read this column. Is there a person in the world, or in the US whom you would love to have a private breakfast or lunch with, and why? He or she might see this. 🙂
Diane Von Furstenburg. She is amazing inside and out in her ability to create a life she loves and mentor others to grow into her success.
Ellen Degeneres. She has a will to make everyone smile, and keeps a positive outlook and comedic energy inside and out
Dwayne the Rock … Need I say more, he’s hot! But hes also multitalented, very successful, and a crush I have had since the years of WWF. Lol
If you would like to see the entire “5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me” Series In Huffpost, ThriveGlobal, and Buzzfeed, click HERE.
Originally published at medium.com