What are Gem Essences and What Are Their Benefits?


If it weren’t for gems, we wouldn’t have many of the modern technologies we enjoy today. They are found in televisions, quartz clocks, lasers, portable phones, and personal computers. Radio frequencies are only one of many vibrations they can amplify and transmit.

Gems have been highly regarded by various cultures for centuries. It wasn’t just their rarity or beauty that have been so highly prized, but also the energy they attract and emit. Historically gems have been used for physical, mental/emotional, and even spiritual well-being throughout the Americas, Hawaii, Greece, Egypt, Northern Europe, China, India, Australia, and Tibet. Since the jade jewelry used by the Maoris in New Zealand is known worldwide, we can add them as well.

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Accepting Payments Online

Accepting Payments Online

Anyone deciding to do business on line needs to be able to accept payments.

Research shows that the more avenues to pay, the more likely the sale. That means if people want to pay online by credit card, by mail with a check, or by calling and placing an order by phone, you need to be able to take payments through all of those avenues.

Someone asked about payments recently on Facebook and this was my response:

Hi Ana – I’ve been online since 1996~ish. First website I put together was for a non-profit I co-founded way back then. Then around 1998, I began creating websites for myself, my business, and my husband’s (ex.) business. Things have evolved since then. I have websites, blogs, social media, shopping carts, done a few for other people.

I formalized my enewsletter with an autoresponder service in 2004. I’ve used Aweber all these years. Although I recently purchased something else and am transitioning to this other system.

I’ve been using Paypal since 2003 or 2004 I believe. I also do SquareUp so I can take credit cards by phone without a monthly charge. I’m also looking at other options, but Paypal is definitely the primary payment method.

SquareUp is a little reader for your smart phone. It words with iPhone and Android. You have to check through their list to make sure your smart phone will work with it. But if you have the reader, which lets you swipe a card right there, you can also just key in the numbers and people can pay by phone. The fee is slightly higher per transaction for those that are keyed in, but its still a pretty small fee.

The reason I went with Paypal in the beginning is because there wasn’t a monthly fee. And when you are trying to get up and running, you don’t want fixed costs when you aren’t sure about the income yet.

I’ve also looked at other payment options. Some guru’s recommend having more than one to choose from.

Another one I’m considering, but haven’t yet implemented is Amazon Payments. Most people already have their credit cards on file at Amazon and iTunes. Amazon lets you pay through them here: http://services.amazon.com/amazon-payments/payments-home.html People trust it. They have purchased things through Amazon before. It could cause a greater trust factor.

Studies also show that if you put the little payment icons on your site, visa, MC, etc., that also increases the trust factor. You can see how I did that at the bottom of my new shopping cart page here:  the Dancing Dolphin Store.

Have a great day,



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Dolphins, Whales, Fall/Spring Equinox Meditations, and More

This time of year, I am always sucked more deeply into the cetacean world as I prepare body, mind, and spirit for the Golden Water Dolphin Meditation for Planetary Healing coming up on Fall Equinox – 8 p.m. wherever you are in the world.

David J. Adams and I jointly lead the spring and fall Equinox meditations together from 1998 through 2012. He had been holding the energy and leading the Global Marine Meditation from Australia since 1992. In 1998 I received the words to the Golden Water meditation and its similarity to David’s inspired Barbara Wolf to suggest we connect.

So beginning in 1998, we held that torch together. David was told (receiving / channeled) that Fall Equinox of 2012 would be his last time to lead the Global Marine Meditation. Spring Equinox 2013, I carried the torch alone. Not truly alone of course, but the baton was briefly  passed as the Divine feminine began pouring into this realm like never before.

I am thrilled to announce that David has just received a new Equinox meditation and beginning this Fall Equinox, we will once again be connecting from either side of the globe to awaken, heal, and enLighten the oceans, dolphins, whales, and all of humanity in the process.

I have been connected with the sea for many many years. But I have never felt the level, depth, and intensity of connection with the oceans and cetaceans that I am now feeling.

The giant gateways we passed through on 12/12/12 and 12/21/12, working closely with dolphin and whale experts through the upcoming Summit and the book collaboration I’m leading, as well as a whole pod of powerful women that is now working together energetically on a global scale, has taken things to a whole new level.

I thank you for the role you are already playing in the awakening of humanity. And I ask you to join us in the meditations on Spring and Fall Equinox.

Life begins in the sea. When the oceans are healthy, the rest of life on the planet is healthy.

Below, I offer messages from a few of my fellow contributors to the Bestselling book collaboration I lead called Dolphins & Whales Forever.


From Sierra Goodman (with permission)

Hello Beautiful Peeps,

For those of us involved in keeping dolphins out of captivity and stopping the slaughter of dolphins and whales, September 1 brings up a lot of emotions as it is the start of the killing season in Taiji, Japan. I wanted to share what I received from the dolphins last year… I needed to be reminded myself as the pictures and posts start streaming through my news feed on Facebook once again:

As September 1st rolled along and the brutal killing season of dolphins and whales began once again in Taiji, Japan, I found myself seeking higher answers in how to deal with the sadness, pain, frustration and not so nice feelings towards those involved. I asked what would Spirit say? What is for the highest good of all? How do those of us deeply affected by this tragedy best deal with it all? As soon as I asked, I felt and heard the dolphins come in and this is what they told me.

“Our Dear Ocean Sister. Thank you for coming to us with your questions and concerns. We have seen your pain and anger and embrace you and Love you. And therein lies the answer. There has to be love for ALL concerned. Even as the killing goes on, we feel only Love and Compassion in their hearts for them. They are not bad or evil people. Evil does not exist. There is only Love or a self imposed separation from Love. They are only doing what they know, perhaps uneducated about our species, following traditions.

We ask you, all of you, our dear friends, to do the same as it is only with Love and Compassion that they might see the spark of Love and Compassion in our eyes that will make a difference and change them forever. It is only with Love and Compassion that they can even hear you, your concerns and feelings. It is the ONLY way that things can truly change. Love still is the answer!

Does that mean not to write letters and take action? No, not at all. We need you to speak up for us!! You KNOW, dear Sierra, that we have called you into action on our behalf. But it must be done with Love and not in hateful and threatening and making wrong ways. It must be done with Light and Love. It must be done with love, compassion and concern for ALL involved, in educational and mutually satisfactory ways where everyone wins. It IS possible. ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE. You KNOW that!

Help us to tell the people. Help us to put the “E” (Evolved) back into human to create the human”e” society that you ARE.

Make Love not war no matter what anyone else is doing. Focus on ALL involved finding Love and Compassion in their hearts. See and feel them seeing the Light and becoming conscious and Evolved Human(e)s. Envision them waking up, all those that contribute to the destruction of the oceans and planet. Sign your petitions, create and participate in your campaigns and write your letters, but only those focused on solutions, education, compassion, Love. This is not about not standing up for what you believe in. This is about standing for what you believe in with Compassion and Love. It is the only thing that will make the difference we all seek.

Spreading hate and making war will not be your solution. Your focus must be LOVE while taking action.

As you Love us, BE like us.

War does not create Love. Hate does not create Love. Only Love creates Love.

We LOVE you.”
♥ ♥ ♥ Received through Sierra Goodman ♥ ♥ ♥

If you would like to become lovingly and compassionately involved with helping the dolphins and whales of Japan, here are some words in Japanese and Spanish that you can use in your faxes and emails:
Iruka wo jiyuu ni kurasasete agete kudasai onegaishimasu.

Please let the dolphins live and be free. Thank you.

Por favor permitan a los delfines vivir y ser libres. Gracias.
And here is a list of emails and fax numbers that you can use.

[email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]


NOTE FROM TAKARA: Beautifully said Sierra. I had quite a long conversation with Lolita many years ago standing beside her tank gazing into her eye and promised to be an ambassador for the dolphins and whales.

Their freedom represents humanities freedom and in that way we truly are one. As long as we inflict pain and suffering on others, we will continue to experience pain ourselves – individually and collectively. It is simply how things work. People are trapped in their own prisons of fear, self doubt, dis-empowerment, distorted thinking, judgment, condemnation, shame, blame, victimhood, attachment to outcomes, etc.

The dolphins and whales who swim free show us how to ride the waves and easily swim around those things that don’t serve us. The ones who swim free show us what we can become. The one’s in captivity show us what we already are. It is the perfect reflection of our state of affairs. They hold both positions with more grace, joy, and love than most people will ever experience.

I send them much love and thank them for the endless love and compassion they give to our species. It is so hard for humans to accept love from others because they have not truly learned to accept and give love to themselves. I trust that one day some day we will all frolic in the waves swimming free together, laughing and bubbling over with joy.


From Cyndie Lepori (with permission)

Hi Takara,

I also experienced the love of the dolphins when I was doing rescues during the Gulf oil spill.  The main message that I received was that I had to learn to love the oil and chemicals that were poisoning the water as well as not only forgiving BP employees that caused this disaster, but totally move into sending love and healing to them with compassion.  The hardest thing I have ever had to do was move into love in that situation.  But the dolphins said that it was the only way to do it and I got it.  The only way to transmute what was happening was to rise above it and be love, compassion and peace in a situation where it was very easy to go into fear as we were putting our lives in danger to do the rescues and bring to light the burning of the dolphins, turtles and other beings in the gulf.  It was also very very important to hold these frequencies at the protests that we were so involved in.  To get into the anger would have been very counter productive and not only created a very different outcome, but a riot would not have helped anyone, especially the dolphins.

According to BP the spill is over and cleaned up.  Not true, we still have tar and oil washing up on the beaches, and a dolphin state of emergency in the Gulf.  We have lost so many and still losing them.  The cancer rate for humans is through the roof down here.  I was also told to create doorways for the dolphins to swim through to help them to shift out of this reality.  I am still holding the space for the healing of the gulf,  but I really wonder at the future of the oceans.

It seems so futile to be so upset with the dolphin captures in Japan when they are radiating them from the Fukashima plant.  I wonder if any of the dolphins have a fighting chance, and about the time I gave up the dolphins told me that they would always be in the oceans, they were such masters of dimensional shifting and they could shift in and out as needed.  I experienced this in person as many of the people have in swimming with them.  They also told me that there were safe areas on the planet that they could go.  I have faith in that also.  Big dolphin hugs to them and all of us.  Sending love to the oceans every day.


From Joe Noonan (with permission)

I am so thankful for our combined consciousness! We each ‘channel’ the message of the dolphins and whales in our own unique and beautiful way… Clearly we are unified in the message of love.

For me, The Cove was a powerful teacher, mostly from the messages i received from the dolphins when i was there. I have attempted to articulate them as best i can here;

How i learned to love the Dolphin Hunters –

Sending you love from the sea,

From Mary Getten (with permission)

I connected in with my dear orca friend Granny during the Water/Whale/Healing day and I would love to share her message with you. ~ Many blessings, Mary

“I know that you and many others are sending love and energy to us today. This is an excellent thing to do, not only today but every day. We do the same, but we can use your help. We feel the energy and there is a critical mass point where things can shift. It has not happened yet, but it can, so please continue to do this work every day if possible.

This practice works on many levels – physical, energetic, it awakens those around you, inspires and encourages, gives hope and increases the love vibration, which is the MOST important thing.

Humanity thinks that it is helpless, hopeless and fearful about the environment and the state of the world, but you are not. You are powerful beyond measure and by joining with us cetaceans, great change can happen. Focus on the water, the earth and the air, but also focus on the hearts. If human hearts can be healed, all else will fall into place. Raise your vibration and send that energy and love to everyone you meet. Send it further to every corner of the globe. Healing hearts will heal the world – this is our work, but we invite and welcome your participation.

Joining cetacean and human energy is a force unlike any other. Take in our energy. Merge with our consciousness and from this place, heal the world.”    Granny – August 18, 2013,

Mary Getten

Note from Takara: The message from Mary resonates so strongly as it is an almost identical in focus to the Golden Water Dolphin Meditation for Planetary Healing that we’ve been doing every Spring and Fall Equinox since 1998. It is actively merging with their consciousness and sending healing love to the earth. We consciously connect humanity with cetaceans.
Get Dolphins & Whales Forever here: http://bit.ly/DolphinsWhalesBook
Join us this Equinox for the Equinox Meditations for the oceans, dolphins, whales, and the awakening of humanity. Invite your friends to join you!

8 p.m., wherever you are in the world Every Spring and Fall Equinox


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Deer, Power Animal, Symbol of Gentleness, Unconditional Love and Kindness by Ina Woolcott

As I made the commute to work this morning – walking down the hall, through the kitchen, down the stairs to my office – after I passed the kitchen window, I realized I had just seen/felt something out in the yard. A lovely doe was chomping on the clover. Ah how I love deer energy and what a wonderful way to start the day! 
Be well my friends. 

(c) Ina Woolcott (with permission)

Deer’s medicine includes gentleness in word, thought and touch. The ability to listen, grace and appreciation for the beauty of balance. Understanding of what’s necessary for survival, power of gratitude and giving, ability to sacrifice for the higher good, connection to the woodland goddess, alternative paths to a goal

In the Celtic tradition, there are two aspects of deer – female and male. The Hind (the red female deer), called Eilid in the Gaelic language, symbolises femininity, subtlety and gracefulness. The Hind is believed to call to us from the Faery realm, tempting us to release the material trappings of so-called ‘civilization’, to go deep into the forest of magic, to explore our own magical and spiritual nature. The topic gentleness is part of this tradition. Many stories tell of Hinds changing into women, often goddesses, to protect does from being hunted. The lesson to be gleaned here is that when we explore magic and spirituality, it must be with good intention, to harm no living being, but to enter the realm of the wild things in the spirit of love and communion. The Stag, Damh in the Gaelic tongue, is also linked to the sacredness of the magical forest. The Damh represents independence, purification, and pride. It is known as the …

King of the Forest, the protector of its creatures. For time immemorial people have sought to identify with the stag by ceremonially wearing antlered headdresses and imitating the deer’s leaping grace.

Both Celtic and Native American hunters prayed to the deer to give them a good hunt, and in return promised to take no more than was essential for the survival of the tribe. This helps remind us that our spirit of gentleness and unconditional love should extend to all species, not only our own.

Maybe the most effective way to summarize the lessons of these beliefs, is to say that only when we move through life in the spirit of love for all beings can we melt the barriers that separate us from others, from other life forms, and from the beautiful mystery which is our own magical and spiritual gift.

By observing the ways in which deer behave, it is possible to see what amazing qualities – or powers – they possess. From the deer we can learn that the gift of gentleness and caring can help us overcome and put aside many testing situations. Only love, both for ourselves and for others, helps us understand the true meaning of wholeness.

If a deer crosses your path, this may show you that you are a very compassionate, gentle and loving person. If you don’t have these qualities, then consider if you have a problem that needs addressing. Are you facing a challenge in your life, whether with a fellow human being or a delicate situation? If you are feeling negative emotions such as anger, try letting go. Think about whether a gentler and more loving approach can sort the issue out. It may be necessary to speak the truth, this is best done with kindness and from the heart, this will generally give a better result.

Deer teaches us how powerful it is to be of gentle demeanour, to exert keen observation and sensitivity. Deer’s are in tune with nature and all it comprises. They are sacred carriers of peace and show those with this power animal how to open their hearts and love unconditionally.

Frequently twins or even triplets are born in the spring. Females and males reside in separate groups until the mating season. White-tailed deer are rather sociable, and family members forage food together along with other family groups, which gives the appearance of a large herd. Fawns are born a colour that protects them, camouflaging them from a predator’s sight. In the first few days of their life they hardly move, until their energy field is strong and grounded. They then stand up and begin to follow their mother around. A magical sight to behold is fawns coming out of forests, following their tenderly protective mothers. Even when grazing, the mothers are constantly watchful, fully aware and alert of what is going on all around them. They travel through forest and field with deliberateness and clarity, mindful of the fragile creature they nurture and protect. There is a powerful lesson to be learned here by us. Though we are born with an inborn ability to be unconditionally loving, often we are born to parents whose life experiences have taught them to become hard, and to lose that ability to experience and give unconditional love. Watching the deer and her babies is a reminder to honour and respect the child-like innocence within your self and go about your life with gentleness and an open heart. You should also stand strong on your path, in your beliefs, and not allow yourself to get distracted by outside influences.

Deer has entered your life to help you walk the path of love with full consciousness and awareness, to know that love sometimes requires caring and protection, not only in how we love others, but also in how we love ourselves.

A deer’s senses are very acute and they see extremely well in low light, giving them the ability to understand the deeper symbolic meanings of things. They can hear a twig snap a very long way off. People with this power animal are often described as being swift and alert. They are intuitive, often seeming to possess well developed, even extrasensory perceptions. Sometimes their thoughts seem to race ahead, and they appear not to be listening, to be somewhere else. Anyone with power animal has latent clairvoyant and clairaudient abilities. They can see between the shadows, detect subtle movements and hear that which is not being uttered. Ask the deer to help you develop these true gifts.

The set of antlers grown by the male deer are antennae that connect it to higher energies. If you come across a deer in the wild, try to count the number of points on their antlers. This number is associated with numerology and can carry great significance for those with this power animal.

Deer teaches us to be gentle, to touch the hearts and minds of wounded beings who are in our lives. Don’t push people to change, rather gently nudge them in right direction, with the love that comes from deer. Love and accept people as they are. The balance of true power lays in love and compassion.

When a Deer totem enters your world, a new innocence and freshness in about to be awakened. New adventures are just around the corner and there will be an opportunity to express the gentle love that will open new doors for you.

About the Author

Ina Woolcott ~ passionate about the Earth, about our Children and about creating a better world. Visit http://www.shamanicjourney.com to read more articles like this. 


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It is Now Time to Open the Gateways to the Soul of the Whales and the Dolphins

(c) David J. Adams 



(Audio version available at ……  http://soundcloud.com/david-j-adams/tarak-2nd-september-2013 )

(The Circle opens with the sounds of the Tibetan Bowls and the Blessings Chimes)

Allow the Sound Vibrations to soar up into the Heavens, lifting you into your Soul Dimension, lighting the deepest recesses of your Heart with a Melody of Light, and a Melody of Sound. 

Greetings Dear Hearts, I am Tarak, Sound Master of Arcturus, I come tonight with your beloved friend The Sound Master Margot to share the Love and the Light of this Circle, and to feel the embrace of your Hearts.  We are so deeply honoured to be within this Circle to feel the Love that radiates forth across the Earth.

Dear Hearts, for many of your Earth years you have …

worked powerfully with the special energies of the Equinox, and through those special energies you have connected your Hearts and your Souls to the Consciousness of the Oceans of your Planet – and those within the Oceans of the Planet that have been contributing to the Ascension of the Earth and all upon it.

It has therefore been decided that there will be a special inflow of ‘Sound Vibrational Frequencies’ from the Library of Arcturus at the time of the upcoming Equinox, and we are here tonight to invite you, and through you to invite all the SOUNDERS of the Earth to come together on the day of the Equinox to open your Hearts and embrace a New Vibration of Sound that infuses the whole of the Earth Planet – but particularly the Oceans of your Planet. For this Ray of Sound is designed specifically to activate the SOUNDERS OF THE OCEANS, the Whales and the Dolphins, to open a Gateway of their Souls, to lift their songs into a New Vibrational Frequency that will stabilize the Earth in a higher frequency again from what it is now.

You see Dear Hearts, as well you know, Sound is what creates change, Vibrational Frequencies create change, and all the work that you have done together with the Whales and the Dolphins over many of your Earth years are now coming to a fulfilment. 

Through the work that you have done with the Song Lines of the Earth, you have opened Gateways to your own Souls.  It is now time to open the gateways to the Soul of the Whales and the Dolphins, that they too may lift their Vibrational Frequencies, and through their Songs communicate to all the creatures of the Ocean the New Earth Frequencies, that ALL may be uplifted and ALL may be awakened within the Oceans of the world.

Although primarily this Wave of Sound Frequencies are destined for the Whales and the Dolphins, because you are now in a Dimension of Oneness, you too will be impacted by these New Sound Frequencies.

We therefore invite you to gather, to open your Hearts, to be beside the oceans, and as you feel the flow of Sound Frequencies resonating deep within your Hearts, we ask you to Sound those Vibrations powerfully to the Oceans of the Earth – speaking of your commitment to the Oneness of all that is.

Beloved Margot and myself have journeyed from Arcturus once more to work with you through the Sound Temple at Willow Springs, but on that day, which this one tells me is the 22nd of September, we will be standing alongside each and every one of you as you communicate your Love, your commitment with the Whales and the Dolphins. And when you have ‘Sounded your Sound’, when you have delivered your Love, we ask that you go within in silence and stillness, and FEEL the response from the Whales and the Dolphins.

It is a time of great celebration for them, and you are a part of that celebration. 

Their Awakening is your Awakening. 

Their Upliftment is your Upliftment.

The Song Lines of the Earth will carry the New Songs of the Whales and the Dolphins, and will vibrate with the new sense of Joyfulness, of Oneness.  A vibration of Divine Love and Peace will flow through the Oceans of the world, and will resonate throughout the Earth itself.

We will not ask you to gather together at the time that you used to gather together at the Equinox, instead we ask you to gather together at the midpoint of your day, and work powerfully with the energies of the Equinox, and BECOME THE ONENESS.

Until that time, until that day, we will continue to work quietly with you and through you from the Sound Temple at Willow Springs.

We Bless you, we Love you, we Thank you.

(Note: ‘Midpoint of your day’ will be noon on 22nd September , wherever you are in the world.

Willow Springs is a Station in the Flinders Ranges of South Australia. )

David J Adams

“Every atom of your Being is a library of wisdom



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