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Magnificent U – Dancing Through Life EmPOWERed, EnRICHed, & EnJOY!

This is the perfect representation of what Magnificent U is all about. This magnificent woman is dancing on clouds creating realities wherever she goes. She is happy, fulfilled, passionate, enthusiastic, and free to live life on her terms. Her life is a glorious adventure. She feels magnificent because she is magnificent.

And you can be too!


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Following the Breadcrumbs Sent by the Universe

(c) Debbie Takara Shelor

If you’ve been reading the newsletter for awhile, you know I often talk about the subtle signals the Universe is continuously sending your way. Those signals are what prompt you to take the actions necessary to fulfill your mission and achieve your dreams. If you ask the Universe for what you want, and you don’t take the actions you are “inspired” to take, then its almost a guarantee that your dreams will not manifest.

Enhancing your ability to pick up or “tune in” to the signals is, therefore, of paramount importance.

I do several things that enhance my ability to receive the information, know exactly what to do, and when.

1) Daily Meditation.

Do you meditate every single day?

Is your spiritual practice, your commitment to personal and spiritual growth, at the top of your list of priorities?

If its not, it needs to be.

It is so easy to let life pull you in a million directions and to get off track. You skip a day here and a day there. You go on vacation or on a business trip and forget entirely. Next thing you know, its been a few weeks or even months since you connected with the Source of All.

Instead of beating yourself up, simply start again. Realize that you are human – and that’s O.K. We all are.

The shame and blame game serves no-one – particularly you. Judgment of yourself and others is a huge hindrance to finding the “resonance” necessary to be in flow with the Universe.

Anger, judgment, hatred, blame, shame, guilt, victimhood – these are all excuses for not becoming the truth of who you are – you Magnificent Self.

Stick to your spiritual practice and not only will you be able to understand the messages from the Universe, but you will also be in a significantly better position to help others.

2) Care of Self

Rest, exercise, eat right, drink plenty of water, have some time to yourself, enjoy a hobby.

The more stress in your life, the more vital these actions become.

When you are out of balance, frustrated, exhausted, or confused, it is impossible to make good decisions or “read” properly the signals the Universe sends.

You can’t help another until you have helped yourself. You cannot truly love another until you have truly loved (accepted, appreciated, acknowledged) yourself. You cannot forgive another until you have forgiven yourself.

3) Heal the Emotional Pain from Your Past

The more emotionally wounded you are, the more distortions there are in what you receive. The Universe is saying one thing. But your tainted beliefs, fears, and judgments hear something else.

4) Raise Your Vibration

When you work with energy through tools or assistance such as crystals, light, hands-on healing, Dancing Dolphin Energy Products, you are lifted up into a higher octave – above the trouble, struggle, and chaos that is so prevalent in the third dimensional experience. These things help you align with the Divine.

5) Pendulum Dowsing

As Walt Wood, former President of the American Society of Dowser’s, says: “A pendulum is a focusing device for mother’s intuition. By dowsing on a routine basis, you are sending out a mantra to the Universe that says, “I want your guidance. Thy will not mine. I need help here. I have faith that I am Divinely guided.”

The more you tune in, receive clear guidance, and act in faith, even when the actions aren’t logical, the more you will experience awe-inspiring moments, synchronicity, and miracles both large and small as a natural state of affairs.

If you enjoyed this article, visit this link to read more about Spiritual Practice.


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  1. Takara,Thank You so much for sharing this article,it reaffirmed my daily commitement to fool, and should help many to be on track..Love & Light, Mary Roberts

  2. Thanks for sharing Mary. Always wonderful to reaffirm a commitment.

    Bestselling author of Peering Through the Veil: The Step by Step Guide to Meditation and Inner Peace

  3. we share the same sensibility. so lovely to connect. great article.

    Angel Quintana
    Holistic Business Coach

  4. Thanks Angel. I’ve enjoyed reading your work as well. Thanks for sharing.

    Bestselling author of Peering Through the Veil: The Step by Step Guide to Meditation and Inner Peace

  5. I love it, and its exactly what I needed to read today as I haven’t been giving myself the time I needed today Thank you

  6. We all fall into that trap on occasion. Never too late to stop, breathe, and take care of ourself. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts.

    Bestselling author of Peering Through the Veil: The Step by Step Guide to Meditation and Inner Peace

  7. Morning Meditation such a wonderful way to start the day. I need to get back to doing that! Thanks for the reminder.

  8. You are very welcome Tracy. I’ve been starting the day that way for so long, I can’t image doing anything else. Starting the day peaceful, uplifted, and clear makes the whole day go better. Thanks for stopping by.

    Bestselling author of Peering Through the Veil: The Step by Step Guide to Meditation and Inner Peace

  9. I was doing good for a while in meditating every day, but I got away from it, just like you said! Now it’s been a while. I think about it and say, “Maybe tomorrow. I don’t have time right now.” I have also experimented with pendulums a bit. Interesting stuff!

    Lisa MacDonald
    Transcribble Virtual Assistance

  10. I encourage you to “start again.” Its so easy to get caught up in the day to day little disasters and distractions. However, when you meditate routinely, your mind is much more organized and clear making prioritizing your day so much easier. Thanks for stopping by.

    Bestselling author of Peering Through the Veil: The Step by Step Guide to Meditation and Inner Peace

  11. Great Tips. I try to meditate daily. Now I just have to implement your other tips.

    S. Williams

  12. Such a beautiful article, Takara. Since the New Year, I’ve promised to be good to myself each and every day….do something special…I call it my “me time.” Now I have a few more ideas. Thank you.

  13. This post really resonated for me, especially this line “You can’t help another until you have helped yourself”…absolutely…self care is so critical. Beautiful, beautiful post.

  14. Thanks for sharing – good reminder that being out of balance distorts the messages from the universe!

  15. Great tips…number 3 was especially notable to me as that has been a struggle at times in my life! Thank you!

  16. Used to meditate (almost) daily but I’ve started to slack with the holidays and all.

    Good advice perhaps to start doing it again as a resolution for 2013. Thanks for the article, Debbie!


Freedom – How Do You Express Your Soul? by AnnaMariah Nau

(c) AnnaMariah Nau

I know I normally post about the gemstone of the month, but what’s been coming up for me is Freedom and what it means to me. This, of course, prompts me to ask the question, “What does freedom mean to you?” I’m not just talking our Bill of Rights type freedoms; I’m talking about personal freedom.

What would your life look like if you had an inner freedom that allowed you to transcend the roles that were written for you by default? Are you clinging to the last threads, expectations and protocols of a learned way of making a living and “supporting” your family? Do you find joy in each day? Or are you struggling to find more meaning and life and your life?

Why is it so difficult to shift out of those roles and move into an authentic expression of who we truly are meant to be? There is an inherent energy in our culture, and in most cultures, that say that it’s important to stay in the role you were given and that our very survival is at stake. Well, that all comes from caveman days when that was true.

If each member of the group didn’t perform their responsibilities, they were all in danger. Guess what, that’s not true any longer. We’ve developed a society in which all those duties are dispersed and in which we are actually refreshed and nourished by those who step outside of the lines and provide new ideas and model new ways of being and living for our consideration.

Is everyone going to appreciate it when you stand up and stand out as your authentic self and live from what is life affirming for you? No, probably not. But why not, why isn’t everyone happy when you become empowered? Simple, for those who are still holding onto their limited beliefs and self-imposed limits on their life and expression, your freedom pushes buttons. They may feel like their foundation has shifted. Or they may feel that if you do it, then they Should do it, and they are scared. Instead of acknowledging their own fear, they try to pull you back into line so their world stays safe and secure.

I experienced some of this recently when I announced that I was changing my name. I could feel that fear rise up, that I would leave, change, challenge their status quo and in other ways become someone that no longer fit in their lives. There were other undercurrents of fear for my safety and fear for theirs as well. If my life changed, what would happen to theirs?

Indeed, what would happen to theirs? Perhaps they will be inspired to make a shift for themselves in an area of their lives that are constrictive or out of balance. But the big question is, “Can you live your life based solely on the needs and comfort of others?” Absolutely not!

When you are living out of integrity with your soul, the deep part of who you know yourself to be, that radiates out into the world and in a way gives permission for others to do the same. But, if on the other hand, you step into your knowing and live from your heart, live what is life-affirming for you, you shine your light more strongly into the world, and may even provide a space and a freedom for others to do the same.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”

—Marianne Williamson

Step forth into your own light, liberated from fear and old ideas of who you are meant to be.

I have put together a gemstone combination that speaks beautifully to this question and helps you connect with your own inner freedom, Rhodochrosite and Seraphinite.

Live from your heart as you are guided more clearly by your spirit/soul.

These stones together may help you achieve personal freedom by neutralizing destructive behavioral patterns that restrict your personal grown and undermine your physical health, restoring balance and creating space for new patterns of well-being to form.

Rhodochrosite encourages all aspects of your being to work together with a unified focus. It imparts self-confidence as it helps you realize your power to transform your own life. This energy may come in like a storm as it destroys negative patterns, sweeps away emotional clutter, and works with you to build healthier patterns by helping you resolve inner conflicts,

Feel a sense of love and compassion for yourself and others with this powerful heart-healer. Gain insight into issues of heart and will and reclaim your innate talents and abilities left behind because of past wounds.

A stone of spiritual enlightenment Seraphinite is said to be among the most important stones discovered for connecting and communicating with higher energies.

Be the “You” you were meant to be.

Connect with your own inner freedom and listen to the music of your soul as it wants to be expressed in the world. Who you are is needed here and can make a difference in the world. – Enjoy this article’s beautiful gemstones

AnnaMariah is a gemstone empath, Reiki Master, and guardian of the stones who listens to the guidance of the stones to create transformational gemstone jewelry. Each stone is reactivated with the original energy of creation and is tasked to assist the wearer or recipient of its energy to awaken to full consciousness of who they are and what is theirs to do. In this way you step out of the darkness and into your full light of being.

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Its the Light Within Your Heart that Creates the Oneness

(c) David J. Adams




The Circle opens with the sounds of the Tibetan bowls and chimes.

Feel the vibration of the bowls resonating deep within every atom of your Being. Feel the sound vibrations activating the deep Light and Love within your Hearts, allowing them to fill every aspect of your Being with Divine Light and unconditional Love. Feel yourself vibrating with a higher frequency of unconditional Love.

Greetings Dear Hearts, I am the Germain – The I am that I am. When you came into this world this time around, you probably spent a considerable time at what you perceived as “home”, surrounded by Love – unconditional Love of family, and then in time you moved away from “home” and set out on your journey of discovery, and you found that the world outside your “home” was not entirely filled with unconditional Love, and you learned many lessons, and you changed, and you adapted, and you experienced, and you grew, and it may be that from time to time you went back “home” to visit, perhaps even to stay for awhile.

Because you had changed in your perspectives and your perceptions, and indeed in your very energy signatures, “home” was no longer the same – you felt it differently, you saw it differently, and “home” itself had moved along on a new journey. Perhaps your old room had received another coat of paint, perhaps new furniture had been placed where the old and familiar used to be, and you felt somewhat disorientated, and for a brief while you probably felt maybe that this is not “home” anymore.

If you stopped looking at the differences, looking at the changes that had taken place in “home”, or in you, and allowed yourself once more to simply BE in the essence of unconditional Love, then you knew you were indeed “home” once more.

The same is happening now Dear Ones to your journey “home”. Beloved Unicorn welcomed you “home” to the Dimensional Frequency of Oneness, and when you came to this Planet at the beginning of time, that was your “home” – the Dimensional Frequency of Oneness, and you grew within the unconditional Love of that “home”, and then you left your “home” and began your journey of discovery creating the duality, and you found that all was not unconditional anymore, and you journeyed further and further from “home”.

At times you did not even remember what “home” looked like or felt like; you became embroiled in the daily sojourn into darkness and duality, and now that you have uplifted your Spirit once more to the vibrational frequency that allows you to go “home”, many of you are finding this disorientating.

You know you are “home”, but you are seeing “home” through different perspectives, different perceptions. Your own energy signature is different, and of course nothing stands still in the Universe, so the vibrational frequencies of “home” have also changed in the times that you have been away.

It is understandable Dear Hearts that for some time you may not feel entirely comfortable with being “home”. So I come to you tonight to ask you not to focus on the differences that you perceive, but to focus once more on the purity of the unconditional Love that is your “home”.

Your friends the Unicorns, the Angels, the Ascended Masters, all your Spiritual friends who exist in this Dimension are all part of “home”, and if you embrace the oneness of all that is, you will gradually let go of your perceptions of difference, and you will find yourself filled once more with the unconditional Love, the Oneness and the Unity of all that is.

Do not be discouraged, Dear Ones, if you feel a little uncertain at this time. You HAVE come home “home”, and you will once more feel the Oneness, and feel the Love. The differences you perceive will fall away and become a part of what you used to be, for you have now decided that your journey of discovery has come to an end, for what you have discovered is the Light within your heart, and it is the Light within your heart that creates the Oneness.

I repeat to you today what Unicorn said before – “WELCOME HOME”.

I embrace you with deepest love – “WELCOME HOME”.

David J Adams

“Every atom of your Being is a library of wisdom”


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There’s Only Plan A . . . Creation

(c) Michael Brill

In a previous column, I wrote about having the courage to allow it to happen, to trust it will happen, and then experience it happening. This month, I want to write about the original Plan A . . . Creation.

The reason most of us fail to believe there’s only Plan A, is we haven’t quite resolved our “cosmic and 3D abandonment issues.” (, articles … abandonment issues). We have difficulty remembering that we are part of the original creation energy. We have occasional lightening bolts of remembrances that illuminate our higher Self for a few brief seconds and then dissolve into the illusion of separateness.

What I would like to write about is how we can all learn to raise our consciousness by developing the courage to participate in creation by doing what we love, not to be loved or to maintain control (both connected with abandonment issues). We all consciously chose who we were going to be, what we were going to do, and how we intended to do it. We’ve encoded this information in many ways (numerology, astrology, palmistry, etc.) knowing that, as we began the process of individuation, we would forget who we are and why we were traveling to this strange place. These choices were selected while in direct “conversations” with the GOD energies.

I see GOD as a Gathering Of Deities. These “deities” are represented by what we call numbers. There are 9 numbers (1 – 9) each with a unique and harmonious frequency. The tenth number is “0” and contains all the energies of the other 9. We can reduce every thing in our universe to a number. That number will reflect the energy being emitted. In unlimited combinations, these numbers generate the patterns and matter of creation.

Imagine standing in a room that is always dark except when the sun shines through a slit high on the wall. Standing in the darkness, you can’t see a thing. NOthing seems to exist. Yet, when the late afternoon light enters through the slit, its beam illuminates thousands of dust particles. This is how creation begins; pure beams of energy (the numbers) blending with each other to initiate the life, death, and transformation of all matter. In time, the individual particles of dust will be attracted to other particles of dust and ultimately form a dust-ball. At first glance, the dust-ball appears to be a uniform grey.

However, looked at through a magnifying glass, you’ll see that the dust-ball is composed of many colored particles. The numbers do the same; they combine to form creations. The numeric string for the word creation equals 40. Four is a number for building solid foundations; the 0 represents direct spiritual assistance. The combination implies that with direct spiritual assistance (0) creation (4) begins. This was the original Plan A . . . be a creator. Each time we interact with something else, we are presented with an opportunity to be a co-creator. Encoded in the letters of our name and birthday are our emotional and psychological characteristics, our choices for this lifetime, our reaction patterns, and our soulutions.

Our personal numbers are pebbles of potential dropped into a sea of creation that create ripples of expanding consciousness. Are we going to “hang 10” and allow the wave to carry us towards our destiny or are we going to bail out because we think we can’t do it or don’t deserve success? That’s the difference between allowing Plan A (faith based) to manifest or prematurely switching to Plan B (fear based) because of a perceived lack of support.

Plan A is about creation. When we work in harmony with Spirit; when we learn to surrender our will to the Divine Plan, when we release our agenda’s and embrace our preferences, when we become who we were meant to be, our Plan A’s will be fulfilled. Our lives will become cornucopias from which our Plan A’s will tumble out.

For years I was frustrated that none of my plans were coming to fruition. I always had to go to Plan B. I spent 10 years doing what I thought Spirit wanted me to do when in actuality I had a hidden agenda. It was so hidden, even I couldn’t see it. I wanted to be validated for my knowledge, expertise, and loving nature. If I was validated, I would be welcomed into everyone’s circle. I would not be abandoned or betrayed.

Then one day it hit me: I was doing to be loved; I was trying to control the events in my life. I was living in illusion, not divine guidance. I asked Spirit for guidance and was told to let go of my FEARs (Failures, Excuses, Avoidance, Repetition of old patterns) and embrace FAITH (Fervor for my mission, Acceptance of my divine self, use my Intuition, Trust in divine rightness, see the Humor in life.) I consciously committed to this change in 2003.

It was rough at first, trusting that GOD knew more than me, and that everything that occurred in my life was for my highest good and spiritual growth. But I finally reconciled my ego’s (Easing God Out) abandonment anxieties with my higher Self’s determination to fulfill its mission. I’ve learned to balance my ego’s emotional and physical needs with my higher Self’s desire to strengthen its connection with divine will. How? …By ordering what I desire from life like I would order from a restaurant’s menu. I state my preferences with no emotional attachment and expect them to arrive – and they do! This is why I see life as a continuous fulfillment of our Plan A where we co-create with Spirit and allow ourselves to be guided by what feels right in our heart.


Michael is the author of Numerology for Healing and Decoding Behavior Patterns with Numerology both by Inner Traditions/Bear & CO. He has also written a textbook Know Your Numbers, Know Your Self: Discovering the Solutions to Your Life’s Challenges that describes his system of Cosmic Numerology. Michael is available for consultations and presentations; he can be reached via email at [email protected] or on his cell phone 561.866.5479.


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A Nutritional Approach to ADD/ADHD

(c) Misty Gregg

Why are children in the US on so many prescriptions drugs? There are literally millions of children who take medication for ADD/ADHD (Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). Do all of them need medication?

I do not have that answer, but I will share a personal experience with you.

When our daughter, Callie was in fourth grade, her teachers, guidance counselor and assistance principal called a meeting with my husband and me. They had “observed” Callie on several occasions being fidgety and chatty in class. (According to the teachers’ comments on my elementary school report cards, I had the same issues!)

They strongly suggested we take her to the doctor and they explained that often medication was helpful for ADD. So, these educators were diagnosing and making a medical recommendation for our child? How does that work?

We did not take Callie to the doctor, but rather decided to look at a nutritional approach. Callie began taking nutritional supplements (a multivitamin and a B-Complex) with her breakfast and we saw a huge difference in her concentration level.

We did not share this information with the school, so when we went back a few weeks later for a follow up meeting, they assumed she had begun taking medication. Callie’s teachers for the morning classes reported she was extremely focused, but the teachers for the afternoon classes commented she still seemed distracted and that they had seen very little difference.

This was great!!!


The B vitamins are wonderful for concentration, but they are water soluble. It makes sense that she could concentrate better in the morning and not as well when the B vitamins were gone from her system in the afternoon.

We added some additional B vitamins to her diet and eight years later, she has never taken any of the ADD/ADHD medicines that could harm her liver, among many other side effects.

They are so many different aspects of ADD/ADHD, so what worked for Callie might not work for someone else. Many of my clients’ children have gotten wonderful results by eating a gluten free diet, taking nutritional supplements, drinking purified water, getting plenty of sleep, exercising and eliminating toxic cleaning products from their home.

What has worked for you or someone you know?

Misty Wright Gregg is a preventative healthcare consultant and lives with her family in Virginia.  As the owner of the “The Sage Soapbox,” she enjoys traveling for speaking engagements and individual consultations.  Please contact her @ 540.314.2324 or via


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