Thursday, January 8, 2015

A Powerful Message from 3 Powerful Girls

This is an extraordinary video by 3 girls on the Queen Latifah show.

I watch a lot of videos and many of them speak to me. But its been a LONG time since I've seen anything so moving. The words they speak are true, and most of the things they discuss are truly sad facts.


Listen with your heart.

Listen with your mind.

And perhaps, one day, there will be no need for videos such as this because so much has changed in a positive way that the need for this will no longer exist.


Belissa Escobedo, Rhiannon McGavin, and Zariya Allen, members of the Get Lit organization perform "Somewhere in America".

Have a deLightful day,

Takara is a bestselling author, speaker, engineer, and consultant who helps conscious-preneurs, authors, coaches, healers, group leaders, and others remember and embrace the beautiful, powerful, magnificent beings they are inside so they can rediscover their joy with passion, poise, power, and purpose. She helps them transform themselves and their careers using real world savvy with spiritual finesse. She says, "Life is a magnificent adventure ... remember to enjoy the ride!" Get her free Magnificent U starter kit by visiting her gift page. Enjoy the Magnificent U Blog:

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Why I Choose to be Pescetarian Rather Than Vegetarian for Good Health

For healthy eating, I for one am Pescetarian (vegetarian who also eats fish). I try to make sure the fish is wild caught whenever possible. Pesce is Italian for fish.

You can talk to me all day about the mistreatment of animals and I will completely agree with you.

However, I am allergic to all beans (coffee, chocolate, and soy included) and most green vegetables. I tried being vegan. It lasted for 3 to 4 months. I never felt more unhealthy in my life. 

I am Pisces - water connected. My ayurvedic dosha is Vata - meaning I need heated food. My blood type is B - which means I need both vegetables and meat to be most healthy (at least according to "Eating Right for Your Type" and my own experimentation).

I eat what my beloved orcas eat - Salmon and other fish. I eat sea vegetables - kombu and other seaweed. I occasionally supplement with Krill oil, Klamath Blue Green algae, even saline (made from Himalyan sea salt crystals and purified water). The sea provides much of my sustenance.

I have to really be careful with sugar and fruit, it causes great imbalance in my body if I do too much of either. Nuts often cause severe abdominal cramping. So ... can't eat soy, can't do many nuts ... the best option I've found for protein is fish.

Recent research indicates that the Omega-3 found in fish is significantly better for brain health than that found in flax oil and other sources.

I believe when it comes to food, we have to do our very best to eat healthy and with the least negative impact on the environment including animals. I don't eat mammals. If my body operated differently, without the allergies and other sensitivities to beans, fruit, nuts, and green vegetables, I'm confident I would be vegetarian, vegan, raw, or fruitarian. But, alas, that is not how this body was designed to operate.

I always give thanks for my food and bless it before I eat it. I apologize if my eating fish is offensive to others. I just felt it was important to be truly authentic about how I operate in the world - and why.

Have a deLightful day,

Health benefits came from these sources:

To learn more about the amazing benefits of Omega-3 found in certain fish and other benefits of specific nutrition for learning, behavior, sleep, and more:

Takara is a bestselling author, speaker, engineer, and consultant who helps conscious-preneurs, authors, coaches, healers, group leaders, and others remember and embrace the beautiful, powerful, magnificent beings they are inside so they can rediscover their joy with passion, poise, power, and purpose. She helps them transform themselves and their careers using real world savvy with spiritual finesse. She says, "Life is a magnificent adventure ... remember to enjoy the ride!" Get her free Magnificent U starter kit by visiting her gift page. Enjoy the Magnificent U Blog:

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Experience a Magnificent New You in 2015

Welcome to 2015!

I encourage you to reflect on 2014.

Take out some paper and a pen, your journal, or an Evernote note.

Even though I use Evernote every day, for an exercise like this, I actually prefer paper and pen. There is something about the right brained creative nature of writing that allows things to flow differently than if I am typing the answers. As you answer the following questions, don't limit yourself to just 1 answer. Let it flow until it is complete and then go on to the next question.

Consider the following about 2014:

What and who do you feel blessed by having in your life?

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Buckminster Fuller and the Phenomenon of Precession

Dr. R. Buckminster Fuller*

I contacted my dear friend, Randolph Craft, head of the Fuller Edutainment Group (Randy was personally mentored by Dr. R. Buckminster Fuller and was given the huge responsibility of sharing his wisdom with the world) so that I could share with you some information about Precession.

Takara: "I need to say something about precession and I'm thinking you must have an article somewhere about it that I can point people to before making my post."

Randolph: "Of course. What is it that you are saying about precession? It is a vast and wide concept for humans to "grock."

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Stuart Wilde ~ a Tribute to My First Teacher and a Life-Long Mentor

The impact one person can have on a life is mind boggling. At a time when I was in the pit of despair, I felt “inspired” to visit a New Age bookstore for the first time. How I found the courage to do that is a miracle in itself. I read the title of every book on every shelf in the entire store. I discovered whole sections of information I never knew existed. But nothing seemed to jump out and grab me with the desire to take it home.

I was literally down on my knees with my face almost touching the floor trying to read the books on the bottom shelf in this one area of the store and I came across Affirmations by Stuart Wilde. Now what you have to realize is that I grew up with a Southern Baptist mom. I’d never ever studied anything even remotely alternative, and here I was bowing down on my knees basically begging for answers and Stuart Wilde entered my life.

Once I’d read affirmations, I came back for all the rest. I read every book he had out at the time. Then listened to every audio I could get my hands on. I can’t tell you how many times I listened to the crystal cave meditations in 33 Steps Beyond the Earth Plane. Like Stuart, I was able to go into a theta brain-wave state with my eyes open. I call it "clicking into theta."

I found out from a friend that Stuart was going to be giving a talk in Princeton. I was living in Pennsylvania at the time and made the drive. After the lecture, I discovered information on a table somewhere about his 8-day Warriors in the Mist training. It was a no-brainer to sign up and attend.

That's me on the bottom left.

Stuart Wilde Serving Food at the Final Feast for Warriors in the Mist

As you would expect, it was an awesome experience full of wisdom, insight, mystery, lots of fun, and a fair bit of mayhem - just enough to take you out of your comfort zone in a way that only Stuart could pull off with as much flair. I made a few life-long friends there.

Our first day of horseback riding at Warriors in the Mist
Khris Krepcik, the hooded sage, whom Stuart became very close to, was in my Arban (the group we were divided into for the training). I believe it was the first time they ever met.

Again I'm on the left ... hmm I wonder if that means something? LOL
Of course from my perspective at the time, I would have been on the right.

Our Arban won the overall competition despite the fact that we were all leaders and there seemed to be no followers. We were able, finally, to work as a team when it really mattered and win.

I met a woman there doing what I considered to be a noble project – trying to assist an orca in captivity to return to her wild pod in the San Juan Islands. Soon after the training, I left my life as a corporate engineer and moved to the San Juans.

I lived first on an island, then on a sacred mountain, after that in the high desert of Santa Fe, New Mexico (a place I fell in love with during Warriors in the Mist). I even lived on a million dollar yacht in the South Pacific for awhile. In each of these locations, I spent hours communing with nature and meditating often.

I went from Stuart’s theta meditation and metaphysical teachings on to many more. Once I left the environment of the corporation, I began to delve very deeply into metaphysics, spirituality, inner peace, energetic and emotional healing, Divine connection, flowing with the Universe, receiving Divine insights and wisdom directly.

My life is glorious and I’m now a bestselling author myself.

Stuart showed up at precisely the right time and when I jumped off the cliff, with his help I learned to fly.

I believe the image on the cover of his book, The Quickening, is based on this quote: “Come to the edge.' 'We can't. We're afraid.' 'Come to the edge.' 'We can't. We will fall!' 'Come to the edge.' And they came. And he pushed them. And they flew.” ~ Christopher Logue

I think of him often. It always makes me smile.

Much love to you Dear One wherever you are for all that you are and all that brought to my life. 

Have a deLightful day,

P.S. If you knew Stuart Wilde, or just appreciated his wisdom, humor, and metaphysical finesse, leave a comment below letting us know how he impacted your life! And if you were in my Arban and in one of the photos above, PLEASE send me a message. I would love to reconnect with those I haven't been able to keep up with over the years.  

Takara is a bestselling author, speaker, engineer, and consultant helping individuals and organizations discover their own true magnificence so they can thrive in business and in life. She helps authors, entrepreneurs, speakers, and teachers transform themselves and their careers using real world savvy with spiritual finesse. She says, "Life is a magnificent adventure ... so remember to enjoy the ride!" Get her free Magnificent U starter kit by visiting her gift page Enjoy the Absolute Joy Now Blog:

* Stuart Wilde image used by assumed creative common license from Wikipedia. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Forgiveness and the Power to Heal

Forgiveness is a powerful journey. 

However, it is completely a journey about self. Whatever harm another might have caused, the only person we can heal and make whole again is self. 

So it is our view of the situation, our anger, judgment, feelings of betrayal, victimhood, or blame that are the problem and the forgiveness that is needed. 

Forgiving someone is not saying that what they did was O.K. It is letting go of the emotional burden, the giant imbalance, our focus on the wrong doing is causing for ourselves. 

Hatred towards another literally kills, eats away and destroys from the inside out, the one who is hating. It has little to no affect on the one being hated. 

In the end, the need for forgiveness is the letting go and release emotionally from the thing causing the emotional pain. It is a loving act that we give to ourselves - because if we don't let it go, we may never love again, may never experience joy again, may never be happy and healthy again. 

There is a very real feeling of release, a giant burden lifted, when we have truly let it go. 

Who ever they are and what ever they did, you are worth infinitely more and your happiness is worth infinitely more. Continuing to focus on them is detracting from you and the brilliant being you are, the love you deserve, the joy that is yours by divine birthright. 

I've walked this road more than once - rape, an unfaithful husband, a friends betrayal, and on and on it goes. 

I could not be happy and healthy if I did not truly thoroughly release and let go of the anger and emotional pain I felt over these things. 

It is a journey as I said before. 

Spend time alone in nature in silence. Journal about it. And once you have said all you are feeling to the Universe in the form of pen to paper, let it go and don't revisit it again.

That is my way anyway.

I have an essence designed specifically to assist in the forgiveness and healing process. Its called "Forgiveness" of course. You can learn more about it and purchase some here:

Much love to you as you work through those things that require forgiveness. And remember ... you have to also forgive yourself.

Much love,

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Michael Jackson - Angel or Devil?

Someone on Facebook said they really missed Michael Jackson.

This, of course, launched a lengthy debate about his character and whether one should love or hate the guy.

This was my response:

"He was both. Like all of us, he was neither all good or evil. He had all of it inside and sometimes he showed the brilliance of one and other times the other. He was a very gifted artist trying to slay his inner demons. 

Anyone as vibrationally sensitive as he was, with the kind of upbringing he had, is pretty much guaranteed to be screwed up. And that is downright tragic. 

When he was expressing his Divine Gift - he was absolutely brilliant. 

I have no idea what he did or did not do, but he will forever hold a special place in my heart for the joy he caused whenever he took to singing, dancing, or both."

When someone is expressing their Divine Gift, they are pouring Divine light out into the world. Michael did that with his music. 

The energy of his music brought joy to the space. 

It forced us to want to become more just by seeing how he had perfected his own gift.

His life was screwed up. He was not perfect. I don't condone his actions if they were less than noble. If he mistreated anyone, then he needed help for sure.

However, that does not make the light he brought forth any less dazzling.

I, for one, was an admirer since I was 6 or 7 and someone at a slumber party put on a record by the Jackson 5. I've been a lover of dance ever since! I blame Michael - in a good way.

I trust that by now his soul is at peace. Heck, he may already be back again learning to do something else completely brilliant. Who knows?

Have a deLightful day,

P.S. If you would like to get in touch with and express your true gift, get Soul's Purpose by Dancing Dolphin.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Start Each Day With a Smile and Other Ways to De-Stress

How you start each day is VERY important.

I begin my day with at least 20 minutes of meditation followed by some yoga.

These activities get my body and mind in a centered and balanced state which spills over into the rest of my day.

I see a huge shift in my level of focus and creativity if I allow myself to get stressed, especially if I haven't meditated for a few days. Then, all I have to do is meditate, and as if someone turned on a faucet, the creative flow begins to pour in once more.

Here is a video that will, hopefully, make you smile. Its full of bubbles. Being part faerie, I really love bubbles. I'm only half kidding about being faerie.

Enjoy the video.

If you want to learn to meditate and enjoy all the benefits that will bring to you and your life, check out my bestselling book, Peering Through the Veil, the Step by Step Guide to Meditation and Inner Peace.

Have a fantastic day,

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Be Extraordinary

Everyone has something that they are extraordinary at. Whether its breathtakingly difficult like the skills on this video or as simple as having immense patience when others do you ... you too can be magnificent and lead an extraordinary life!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Time to Get Your Joy Back with the Magnificent U FREE Starter Kit! 

"When you look in the mirror, staring back at you should be joy. 

If what you see in the mirror is something less than joy, such as stress,
pain, frustration, anger, sadness, jealousy, fear, etc., 
then something in your life needs to change NOW!"
~ Debbie Takara Shelor

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Have a deLightful day,

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