Wednesday, September 23rd, 8 p.m. Wherever you Are
What is a spiritual journey about anyway?There are a million different spiritual paths and spiritual journeys to take in order to get there.
Where is a Spiritual Journey leading to?Each path is leading to freedom and joy. What kind of freedom? The freedom to be who you truly are – a Divine being without limitations of any kind. A person walking around completely in union in every moment with Spirit. In that space there is only love, there is only joy, there is only compassion, there is only perfect health, there is only peace, there is only abundance, and there is only the desire to assist other humans in achieving the same. There is no room for lack, for fear, for worry, for war, or for strife. If that is the end result you are attempting to attain, then . . .
What is required to get there?Can you just sit at home, read a few books, take a few seminars, pray, hold a few crystals and experience instant enlightenment? The answer is a very big NO! It requires dedication. It means finding out what you are made of. It takes passion, courage, and determination. It is a quest well worth the effort. But, just like the Ironman or the Tour de France, few athletes ever even get to participate in those events. Most people don’t have what it takes.
How dedicated are you to your spiritual quest?What have you done that proves you are totally dedicated? For me, the greatest metaphor for the spiritual journey is the quest for the holy grail which includes knights slaying dragons and facing numerous other perils. When the going gets tough, the best still persist.
How many dragons have you slain lately?During the course of my conscious spiritual journey, I’ve done what I consider to be some pretty amazing and scary things. For two and a half years, without exception, I arose at 4 a.m. and meditated, did yoga, and prepared for my day. I felt inner prompting to do things and go places that felt very uncomfortable. Yet I followed the inner promptings and was exhilarated by each one. I rode horses bareback and blindfolded. I walked on fire. I ran at top speed blindfolded down a hill that ended at a huge cliff that dropped into the raging ocean below. I left a perfectly good job with very high pay to travel across the country to live in a place I’d never visited before and to start a nonprofit for dolphins and whales. And if that isn’t enough insanity, after seeing a guy only 4 times I asked him to move in with me. I didn’t even know his last name. Yes it was Raven – my former husband. O.K. so I’m daring. I follow my intuition. And I’ve done some physical things that prove I’ve got some spiritual dedication. But what about the REALLY hard stuff? The things I’ve already mentioned are actually quite easy compared to facing the real dragons.
What Are The Real Dragons You Must Face?What about looking at every facet of yourself and seeing the truth. What do you fear deep down inside? What beliefs do you hold, false beliefs, which are holding you back at every turn? Who and what do you judge as wrong or bad or it shouldn’t be that way? What happened in your childhood, or even a past life, that you haven’t REALLY gotten over? You can’t just face these dragons. You have to slay them. This is where you get to discover if you are truly dedicated to the spiritual quest and will actually achieve freedom and joy. Or are you just another weekend athlete with a dream you’ll never actually pursue? People often call to ask me questions about my various products. When we start discussing Dancing Dolphin Formula #28 for Fear and Core Issues, I explain that these essences help those dragons come fully to the surface. At this point the person usually laughs, you can sense their tension, and they say they aren’t sure they want to look at those things. Ah, but isn’t that the real challenge of the quest?
What the Spiritual Journey Requires of YouWithout looking at the shadow, the fear, the thing you are sorry and ashamed that you did or said, you are only pretending to be spiritual. The spiritual journey requires that you face those things head on, that you discover your weaknesses, that you heal the wounds, that you forgive even what or whom may seem unforgiveable – including yourself. It requires that you take responsibility for the part you have played in every thing and event that has ever happened in your life. It requires that you learn to rise above circumstances and even your own weaknesses to do what you know is right – even when that is downright and sometimes paralyzingly uncomfortable. It requires a great deal of maturity, responsibility, compassion, and over and over again forgiveness. As long as there are dragons, they have to be slain (looked at, learned from, and dismissed forever). Otherwise the end result can never be attained.
Are You Truly a Spiritual Warrior or Are You Just Pretending?Who have you refused to forgive? In which event from your past do you still feel like you were a victim? What issues, situations, or people can instantly press your sadness or anger buttons? If you give up when having to face those situations, then you are just pretending that you are dedicated to your spiritual journey. You are simply being an armchair observer instead of a full out warrior participant. The dragons show up as the things that aren’t working in your everyday life. Make the commitment to yourself and to Spirit to face them head on. Ask for help – it is there in every moment. And never ever ever give up. Here’s to your journey, The Dancing Dolphin Sacred Healing Oils mentioned in this article are available at the Dancing Dolphin Store
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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 the book, 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 am 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 decided to make the drive to see him live. 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 to attend.
That’s me on the bottom left here with my Arban at Warriors in the Mist in the beautiful Sangre de Christo Mountains of New Mexico.
|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.
|Me on 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 facing the camera), 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 had a very hard time agreeing on a course of action as we went through the various spiritual warrior training exercises throughout the week. We were able, finally, to work as a team during the competition and when it really mattered, we won.
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 to co-found a non-profit with her for dolphins and whales.
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 a while. 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 has been a glorious adventure and I’m now a bestselling author myself.
Now teaching my own students about advanced energy healing techniques, metaphysics, spirituality, personal empowerment, etc., I often share stories about Stuart and talk about things he taught me, as well as his version of modern-day Toaism. I come back to it again and again in my own personal evolution.
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.
* Stuart Wilde image used by assumed creative common license from Wikipedia.
There was a debate going on recently on Facebook about whether a person wanting quality essential oils (EO’s) for aromatherapy should choose Young Living or DoTerra. I jumped into the mix and said, “Neither.”
Actually, this is what I said:
“I vote neither. I’m sure there are people here who won’t like that answer. Sorry about that.
I was formally trained in the medicinal use of essential oils by world renowned aromatherapy expert, Dr Jane Buckle. I got involved briefly with Young Living many years ago. I left because I discovered that you can get extraordinary oils from very reputable distillers through several excellent companies in the U.S. without the cost involved with network marketing.
I was also horrified that they were suggesting that people use oils “neat” (undiluted) on the skin and even internally. Essential oils are so concentrated that they all should be diluted before use and ingesting them is a HIGHLY dangerous practice that should only be recommended by professionals (doctors, etc.). Anyone using, and especially selling, essential oils should read about essential oil safety from the Tisserand Institute. They are on the forefront of EO safety and publish their findings often.
Both companies have good oil, but in some cases, the non-MLM oils are actually superior.
Some how these MLM companies have successfully convinced their people that the only way to get pure medicinal quality oils is to purchase them through their companies. That is not at all the case. They even made up a term to market them called “therapeutic grade.” That is not an actual designation used by essential oil professionals or suppliers.
Many reputable essential oil retailers can supply gas chronographs from the distillers for each batch to prove purity and effectiveness. Anyone interested in excellent oil knows they need to be distilled under low pressure and low temperature without chemicals. There are TONS of oils available like that.
These MLM companies are getting much of their oil from distillers throughout the world the same as the other oil retailers are.
Each MLM has some good blends. But those same exact blends are available elsewhere online for much less. There are at least 8 different lavender varieties and the most beneficial typically comes from France ~ not grown in the U.S. I only use European Lavender and Rose Oil.
Europeans use essential oils in their hospitals instead of harsh cleaning chemicals in many cases. They look at everything from a medical perspective.
Before jumping on the MLM bandwagon, I suggest you determine why you want to work with oils. Is it to add an income stream or to use oils for your own healing purposes.”
Several people write to me privately thanking me for the insight and then asked what oils I use. Since lots of people were interested, I thought I would share a few of my suppliers here.
Some of the essential oil vendors I use online are:
Nature’s Gift – I love this place. Don’t let the old-looking website fool you. There is magic within those pages. I don’t purchase all my oil there, but I have them create the spice blend that I use for some of my products. Check out their sandalwood or frankincense and see what they say about each variety. Of course those two oils are quite expensive no matter where you get them. I just love the care and detail they share at Nature’s Gift. And Dr. Jane Buckle has used their oils in her training programs. If she is willing to use the oils, you can be quite confident that they are the best available. She is freaking picky about the quality of the oil she uses since she is training nurses and other health professionals to use them in clinics and hospitals. http://www.naturesgift.com/
Marge, the owner of Nature’s Gift, has written a book called Essential Oils and Aromatics. It is currently out of print. I’m kicking myself because I didn’t buy one when it first came out. However, it is available here on Kindle.
Essential Wholesale is another vendor I use for a few essential oils and carrier oils. http://www.essentialwholesale.com
Another favorite is Mountain Alternatives. I use their Sandalwood blend (intoxicatingly heavenly) .All over the web you can read about 4 Thieves tea and what the legend is about how there were thieves who looted the homes of people who had died from the plague. There was a bounty on their head – not because they were thieves, but because they weren’t dead. It turned out that they were spice merchants and would rub the spices all over their bodies before going in. Young Living’s Thieves blend is based on that same legend. I love Mountain Alternative’s Medieval Blend based on these same spices. I put some in a spray bottle with water and use it to keep the air fresh and keep germs at bay. I also sometimes mix it with a bit of carrier oil (like the organic coconut and red raspberry seed that I use in my Dancing Dolphin product line) and rub it on the bottom of my feet. http://www.mountainalternatives.com/product-p/mou0240.htm.
If you really like the blends, but not the price: http://www.rockymountainoils.com/comparable-blends offers practically every blend that Young Living and DoTerra have at a price that is much more affordable.
There is nothing wrong with multi-level marketing products or companies. But when you can get the same quality products for less, then I choose to do so.
There are certain nutritional and cleaning products that I purchase through network marketing companies, but that is because those formulas are only available that way. I’m a distributor for a few different MLM companies and I’m quite passionate about how good the products are.
The Dancing Dolphin Difference:
Having shared all of that, its now time to say that essential oils alone offer great benefit, but Dancing Dolphin Alchemical Synergy Oils & Mists offer so much more!
What I create with Dancing Dolphin are not aromatherapy blends, they are synergistic alchemical masterpieces. O.K. that’s obviously an exaggeration, but not by as much as you might think.
“Takara is a true alchemist.” ~ Daniel Jacob, Voice of the Reconnections
I had been using essential oils and aromatherapy for a few years when I was introduced to flower essences. Wow were they a powerful new tool. I was living on a sacred mountain in Southern California pregnant with my son, Jess, and had an inner “knowing” that I needed to take a weekend training program in Santa Barbara to learn more about flower essences.
While at the workshop, we had the opportunity to make a flower essence ourselves. David Jonas, a gifted energy healer who became a life-long friend after our meeting at this event, was asked to hold the bowl while the rest of us each picked a bloom from the plant who’s flower essence we were making that day.
We were asked to “tune in” to the plant and ask which bloom wanted to be chosen for this purpose. When I opened my eyes after making this request, I literally could see one of the flower blooms glowing. I was the last person in the group to cut one of the blooms. I kept looking at the glowing bloom and I couldn’t believe none of the other people had cut that one when it was so freaking obvious that it was “the bloom.”
When it was finally my turn, I cut the bloom, it dropped into the bowl, and David says he felt the energy literally shoot out in all directions the instant the bloom hit the water. He had traveled all over the globe and made many flower essences. He had never seen or experienced anything like that ever before. Obviously, I got very excited about making flower essences when he shared with me his experience.
Suddenly not only did I work with aromatherapy, but now I apparently had a knack for flower essences.
“I love the Violet Flame Mist.” ~ Patricia Diane Cota-Robles, Co-Founder of New Age Study of Humanity’s Purpose
On the way home from the workshop, I received insight about how to upgrade the flower essences to be even more vibrationally potent than they already are. (Receiving an immediate upgrade to something is not that unusual for me. When I first learned to meditate, dolphins spontaneously began to show up and brought with them an outrageous amount of healing energy. When I learned Reiki, on the way home I received lots of new ways to use and enhance it.)
Flower and gem essences offer a significantly broader and higher vibrational spectrum than essential oils. According to Dr. Richard Gerber, M.D. as compared to EVERY other form of vibrational medicine, “… flower essences may strongly influence all levels of the multidimensional human system, from the physical/biomolecular levels on up to the higher subtle and soul levels.”
Flower essences are a very powerful form of assistance. Now I was being asked to take them even higher. The new upgrade system I was given involved sound and a whole lot more.
“Takara’s Essences are Outstanding!” ~ Jonathan Goldman, world renowned Sound Healing Pioneer
I am a “keeper” and transmitter of energies – from earth energies to magnificent healing frequencies, cosmic energies, and beyond.
I create alchemical blends with the hundreds of flower essences, gem essences, and other vibrational essences that I have made over the years. As I hold each bottle, I channel into it the dolphin healing frequencies that literally changed my life, as well as any other frequencies needed. It then undergoes the upgrade process I’ve developed. Finally, essential oils add their unique healing properties and frequencies to the synergy. They then sit on “the grid” created with hundreds of crystals, gems, feathers, etc. overnight and in some cases for many days.
They are truly powerful and completely unique in the healing support they offer.
If you aren’t sure where to start, I always recommend a custom blend.
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Money Pyramid SchemesMy friend, Ilona Selke, shared the following words on Facebook (shared here with permission):
“Money Pyramid Schemes … They have been traveling the alternative circles for decades…and I would like to post this as it puts the feelings a lot of people have at the bottom of such pyramid schemes. To blame the elders for not doing the research? Usually no one wants to listen… I have shared my views…but in then..whether it is about the ‘woman’s circle’ or even on not picking bad guys, lessons seem to have to be learned. Advice seems to work on those that almost have the wisdom already. But there is a good thing: “Lessons learned are like bridges burnt you only have to cross them but once.” (hopefully)”She shared that along with an article by a woman that had been “taken in” by the Women’s Circle Pyramid Scheme. These are my thoughts on this topic … Read more
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