Golden Water Dolphin Equinox Meditation for Planetary Healing with D. Takara Shelor

Hello Dear Ones:

Those who have read my books will already know this story. But for those who have not,  this is a quick summary. More than twenty years ago I “woke up” spiritually and began learning and teaching about personal and spiritual growth, energy healing, metaphysics, Divine truth, and more. It all began with …

Dolphins!

I had hit the wall emotionally, literally cracked under the intense level of work stress I was under as a front line supervisor and engineer in a major pharmaceutical manufacturing plant. I had 40 employees that reported to me directly and every decision I made … Read more

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

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“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

Joy is your natural state of being.

Herein lies the source of all your emotional pair:

The way you think people and situations should be is different than they really are.

When you can let go of the “shoulds” and just let life unfold without judgment, things get significantly easier and a lot more fun!

To more easily embrace each moment and find your joy, get BLISS by Dancing Dolphin!

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Have a deLightful day,

 

 

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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!

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,

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7 comments:

  1. I have a jar of bubbles in the closet but can’t do this. I have early morning stimulating conversations with 2 great friends that start my day off. I also post a morning inspiration on my page that stays with me throughout the day. Amazing video.


  2. This is wonderful! I think this is a great way to start the day.


  3. Great post and video. I agree, how we begin our day sets the tone for the rest of the day. Before we just wake up and begin our daily To Do list we need to take time for ourselves and set the tone for how we want our day to go.


  4. I have learned that it is better to just smile when faced with stressful situations. I have been doing more of that lately and my friends think I am crazy for not freaking out in certain situations


  5. Stress is one of the hardest things in life to control, meditation is definitely the answer! Loved the bubble show, she is amazing!!


  6. Starting your day right can make all the difference in the world in the rest of your day. My favorite way to start my day is to open my Bible and study God’s Word, then take time to pray for God’s direction and guidance as well as lifting others up for God’s special blessings.


  7. Definitely adjust our attitude. You reap what you sow so better be sowing good things in these situations! 🙂

 

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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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: http://www.magnificentu.com/store/Forgiveness-Aromatherapy-Flower-Essence-Healing-Oil 

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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9 comments:

  1. You are fortunate that you have figured a way to forgive and move on. For me, it’s not so easy. In 2 recent cases it took death for me to forgive, but not forget. I’m jinxed! But I’ll tell you this, even in the darkest times and the worst memories, a light always shines through and I remember the good things, too. Maybe that’s my way of forgiveness, prior to death. What do you think?


  2. I believe that forgiveness is really for the person who was wronged. Because not until you let go of the hurt and forgive, you will never be at peace


  3. Takara – you have succinctly encapsulated the self gift of forgiveness. I work with people who have a tough time working their way to a state of forgiveness and don’t realize that the state of “unforgiveness” is a toxic state that ultimately does damage to the self. Thank you for your wonderful post.


  4. It has taken me so very many years to understand that forgiveness is about me, my journey. Now I realize how very arrogant my view of forgiveness was. OMG! I’m on this journey now and walked through months where I knew forgiveness was the way and couldn’t … that has shifted and forgiveness is where the peace comes from.

    I love that you share what you’ve learned!

    Laugh lots, Love more!
    MamaRed


  5. Unforgiveness can truly erode a person, inside and out. Unforgiveness can destroy your health and the ability to move forward. Unforgiveness can erode the relationships closest to you. True forgiveness can release so many feelings and mend relationships. True forgiveness gives freedom.


  6. Well said. Forgiveness is about releasing the power the situation had on you. It is about reclaiming you life.


  7. What a great post. I like that you mention to journal and not revisit it. I think that is a good piece of advice. If you have truly released it you do not need to revisit. Now one can put better stuff in the place that is now vacated! Thanks for sharing.


  8. Really enjoyed this piece, Takara. The more we forgive ourselves and leave the past in the past, we free ourselves to move unencumbered into our future.


  9. Forgiveness is more for our own benefit than for the other person. Unless we learn to forgive, we cannot move through! I read this story many years ago of a brother and sister who lived through the same things, One forgave and lived a healthy life. The other chose NOT to and became all crippled by arthritis and became a miserable human being. That… says it all!


 

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,

Takara

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.  

 

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

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.”

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Experience a Magnificent New You in the New Year

Happy New Year

Welcome to the new year!

I encourage you to reflect on the past year.

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 the year that is ending:

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


What was extraordinary?

What was tough?

What did you learn from both types of experiences?

Growth happens when you learn and change.

What were the top five (5) things that are most important to you? (Some examples might be your children, spouse or partner, health, career, a project or hobby, friendships, religious or community organization … you get the idea)

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Did you devote as much time and attention as you would like to toward each one in 2014?

Think about how you can devote more time to those things that matter most in 2015.

Look at the whole year and determine the one best experience that brought you the greatest amount of joy.

What are the top 5 things you want to accomplish or experience in this new year? (Goals work much better if they are measurable. Saying I want to weigh a certain amount or lose 2″ off my waist is much more effective than saying I want to lose weight. If you can’t measure it, then you don’t know when you have achieved it.)

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As you look at what you want to accomplish or experience for the new year, is there a way to include more of things like that one great moment in your goals and desires.

What did you learn about yourself this year?

How has that knowledge helped your health, wealth, relationships, or level of joy?

Richard Bolles, the brilliant man who brought us the amazingly helpful book, What Color is Your Parachute, says in another of his wonderful books, The Three Boxes of Life, that you need to experience work, play, and learning in equal amounts to be balanced and happy.

A handsome surfer from California, whom I met when he was getting a Ph.D. in electrical engineering at Virginia Tech, said, “If you are going to work hard, then you need to play hard.” I never forgot that. And I’ve always managed to do that whether the “play” was wine and great conversation with friends, travel adventures, skiing, in-line skating, listening to live music, attending festivals and other events, dancing, hiking, meditating on the beach or a mountain top, growing flowers, taking photographs, creating articles, books, or graphics, leading groups, or any number of other things that bring me joy.

When you plan the year ahead, make sure there are things that you enjoy in the mix.

Also make sure you plan in quiet time, time to yourself to read, knit, hike, enjoy a hot tub or bubble bath, journal, or just kick back and relax.

I spend hours on the phone with my best friends. It keeps me sane. Part of the time we are discussing spiritual concepts that I’m working on as part of what I teach. Other times we help each other look at our life through another lens learning and growing through life’s daily challenges.

Somewhere in your life you need to have people who love, honor, accept, and appreciate you for who you are. I am blessed to have many of those – probably because I’ve learned to love, honor, accept, and appreciate myself. I also have a very empowering affirmation I’ve been saying for years that goes something like this: “I have lots of fabulous, interesting, uplifting friends from all over the globe who are fun, love to laugh, are passionately living life, and who make a positive difference in the world.” The “uplifting” bit makes a HUGE difference. It’s easy to find people who suck your energy and complain all the time bringing you down. Having people who are upbeat, passionate, and uplifting to be around is a true blessing.

Look at the main areas of your life and decide where you want to experience change or improvement:

  • health
  • level of joy
  • wealth
  • love / romance
  • family
  • friendships / community
  • career / work
  • hobbies / passions
  • spirituality / religion
  • home (environment, location, how nurturing is it to be there)

Think of ways to incorporate those areas into your goal setting and planning for the year.

In the Foundation Course coming up in a few weeks, we will be doing a deep dive into each of these areas and how to create significant transformation in each of them. We will be going over in depth the two life assessments you get as part of the Magnificent U Starter Kit. Be sure to get yours, if you haven’t already.

To achieve your dreams in an easier and faster fashion requires that you let go of fear, limiting beliefs, judgments, and expectations that are holding you back and ensuring that you stay safely inside the box you’ve created for yourself – not achieving or doing anything new.

What fears, limiting beliefs, judgments, and/or expectations did you let go of in 2014?

Were you happier this past year than you were in the year before?

That is the true mark of success!

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Here’s to a fabulous New Year,



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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.

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