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Another Trip to Yogaville

Another Magnificent Trip to Yogaville

Another Trip to Yogaville I have been blessed many times by my visits to Yogaville. When my dear friends, Andi and Jonathan Goldman, teach there, it gives us an opportunity to see one another in person. Since moving to the east coast from Santa Fe, seeing them in person happens much less often. Typically on the final day of their weekend course, I’m given the opportunity to share the Divine Name Essence with each of the participants in the class. After the workshop is over, I’m asked to stay and let people try additional essences, mists, and other products I offer. The Divine Name Essence is just one of the series of products I co-created with Jonathan Goldman, which infuses his Divine healing sounds into my sacred healing oils. We call it the Essence of Sound. Whether you use the oil while listening to the music, or on it’s own, they bathe the body and energy field in those exquisite vibrations and people really seem to love them. I know I do. Andi and Jonathan do as well. Many of those who love his music greatly enjoy the oils also. When I was in Yogaville at Jonathan and Andi’s workshop this spring, I met many of the people who live and work at the ashram. It was the first time I felt really connected with the community there. One of the wonderful ladies who has lived there since the early 80’s invited me to come back to stay for a weekend. We were collaborating to lead workshops and Goddess experiences together. So many wonderful things happened this time, I hardly know where to begin . . . When most people think of Yogaville, they instantly think of the LOTUS – Light of Truth Universal Shrine. What a gorgeous facility radiating such wonderful loving energy. People meditate there daily on the upper level. The lower level contains a collection of artifacts and sacred objects from many of the world’s religions. It is a place honoring all traditions. Yogaville - The Lotus Temple The image at the top of the article, of the hillside with two temples as you move up the hill, are what you see if you are standing in front of the LOTUS and look up the hill. The first night on my trip to Yogaville, my host took me to the top of that hill (in the top photo) to watch the sunset. Others showed up who were doing the same. We ended up joyfully telling many stories and laughing until long after the sun had set. Looking down on the Ashram from that vantage point was so lovely. I met with many people, did a private energy healing session for one of the ladies who lives there, and shared Dancing Dolphin Sacred Healing Oils & Mists, pendulums, and bracelets, with many. At lunch one day, my host suggested that I show my pendulums to a particular swami. I was so surprised that this deLightful woman that I’ve seen there many times is quite an accomplished dowser and absolutely loved the various pendulums I had with me and especially the one I gave her. Who knew swamis were into dowsing? I certainly didn’t. Much like here, there were deer everywhere. My host took me to see a statue at the farm – where they grow organically many vegetables and flowers. Just as we were leaving, the guy in charge drove in. He had just returned from selling produce at the vegetable stand. After our introductions, I asked him about the stand and the vegetables they had for sale. He went on to tell me all about it and then offered to walk around with me to pick fresh vegetables to take home. Beautiful, and very scrumptious, squash, peppers of all colors, some very unusual and yummy tomatoes, and many other veggies began filling the two huge bags I got to come home with. It was amazing the amount of vegetables I got for the money I spent. For dinner on Saturday, instead of eating as we usually do in the dining hall of the ashram, we drove 10 miles to a lovely little town and enjoyed a wonderful Italian meal at a restaurant owned by a former student of my friend and host for the weekend. Every Saturday night there is a sacred gathering. There is typically a short video clip of Swami Satchidenanda speaking followed by talk or music by one of the presenters holding a workshop there at the time. David Newman (Durga Das) was there that weekend. So Saturday night’s gathering involved his music and much dancing. The evening always concludes with participants being offered food that has been blessed. It was the weekend before Spring Equinox, so on Sunday afternoon one of the wonderful women from Yogaville facilitated a Peruvian Despacho. It was held on top of the hill overlooking the LOTUS. A large group of us gathered and shared in the beautiful ceremony honoring the harvest and blessing the earth. I had planned to return home on Sunday evening. But one of the women I’d connected with at a meal was teaching all weekend and wasn’t available until Monday. I stayed the extra day so she and I could get together for tea. Tea turned into lunch and could easily have turned into dinner. We had so many things in common, from interests to philosophy. It was a powerful connection and we are planning a collaboration for the future. The thing I am constantly reminded of is that fewer magical things happen if you never go any where and do any thing that is outside the normal for your life and your routine. When you live fully in the present moment, always open and anticipating wonderful things to happen, they usually do. Have a glorious day and enjoy your adventures at Yogaville or somewhere else! Takara    

You Can Be Magnificent

TakaraHatShine You are on a hero’s journey. Your life is your quest. The events that make up your daily life experience are the hurdles and obstacles you have to climb, conquer, and find a way to overcome to reach your desired destination. No hero starts out that way. They begin as some ordinary, unassuming person from a village somewhere. Then something horrible happens. There is a big issue or situation that has been suddenly thrust upon them. So the hero in the making sets off into “zones unknown” as Dean Black puts it. He/she has to decide the quest is worth it, often facing a fairly high level of fear and trepidation along the way. They have to leave the comfort and security of what they know and understand and head out to see and experience people and situations that they never even knew existed when they were back in the village. The hero has to do things they never thought they could. They have to reach deep down inside themselves and find the strength and courage to deal with whatever comes their way.  It’s not for the faint of heart. And yet, you are already on such a quest even if you don’t realize that you are. If you are unhealthy, unhappy, or unsuccessful, then those are the obstacles on your path right now. Most things like that don’t just jump up and surprise you. They were a long time in the making. In fact, it might have been several generations in the making. Nothing of any consequence is achieved overnight. It takes considerable time and effort and it often requires help. If you are one of those people who thinks you can do it all on your own, then listen up:  If you had the tools, confidence, and knowledge necessary to fix the problem on your own, you would have done so already! Would you not? You can be healthy. You can be happy. You can be successful – however you define success. The only thing you have to change is the one thing that you truly can . . . and that is you! Sin is wrong thinking. Thinking that sickness, poverty, disappointment, and struggle are “normal” or inevitable is wrong thinking. There is an idea that says you are the sum total of the 5 people you hang out with the most. Think about it. Who are they? What is their life like? What do they think about? How kind are they? What do they feel is important? What do they judge? What do their income level, education, and dreams about the future look like? And is that what you want for yourself? You don’t have to replace all your friends to shift this. You can begin the process by feeding your mind new information through books, articles, audios, videos, and workshops. Make nature one of your friends. Spend time each day in quiet contemplation, in silence, in meditation. Journal your thoughts, your insights, the new things you are learning. If you want to change, then you have to step out of the comfort zone of the people you hang out with and do something different. I prefer the radical approach. I liken it to jumping into the deep end of the pool without first sticking your toe in to see how cold the water is. You move across the country or even the world. You marry a foreigner. You leave the corporate world and strike out on your own. That’s my way. Why? Because the idea of being anything less than my full potential is just not O.K. with me. Most people can’t handle the insecurity of such a radical lifestyle. I happen to thrive on it. It proves to me that if I can do those things, then there is no reason I can’t also achieve all of my dreams. If I can muster up the courage to start my own business, then becoming a bestselling author is also within reach. If I can jump on a plane to live aboard a million dollar yacht in Fiji, then manifesting a more luxurious lifestyle has to also be possible for me. When I made the bestseller list, it was both exciting and surprising. Surprising because this is not the book that I thought would be the “big one.” I was convinced that the big one was one of the books in the 5-book New Dance series that I’m currently penning. So, I wasn’t attached to this book being a bestseller. And that is probably why it became one. I was not all wrapped up emotionally in its success. Even though it was a bit exciting, it was also fairly anticlimactic. O.K. I now have the title. What now? Even though I wasn’t emotionally attached to the outcome, I knew I had to do whatever I felt Divinely guided to do in order to get it out there. What it required of me was definitely outside of my comfort zone. I had to muster up the courage to do things I was uncomfortable with. But that’s what it took to achieve the thing. So that’s what I did. It was definitely not easy. And most people would never be willing to get that uncomfortable to achieve their dreams. That’s why most people never achieve them. Often the Universe forces you to be the hero of your own life. You lose your job, you get cancer, your spouse cheats. You know . . . the typical disasters that make you sit up and take notice . . . and finally agree that your life needs to change and it is you that must change it. Everything I offer is designed to help you along your spiritual journey, your personal quest for the Magnificence of self:
  • Meditation keeps you sane, balanced, and able to hear the still small voice of Divine wisdom,
  • Dowsing helps you fine tune your intuition and send a neon sign to the Universe saying you want answers and Divine assistance,
  • Private Long Distance Energy Sessions help to clear out the energies you have not been successful at clearing and to activate and “turn on” the various codes lying latent within you,
  • Dancing Dolphin Energy Healing Products and Healing Technologies lift you up significantly in vibration and offer every possible type of support you could need anywhere along your way – from something to just help you calm down to things that act like dynamite clearing out and releasing you from the past,
  • The various books offer insights and wisdom to help you understand more about yourself, the spiritual journey, how life really works, and the quest you are on,
  • The new workshop series will offer an opportunity for you to learn the best ways to work with the Dancing Dolphin products and the techniques for yourself or with clients and groups. If you have a center or a group and would like to host a workshop, please let me know: takara@magnificentu.com.
Much love to you Dear One. What you make of your life is up to you. I send you blessings and Light for a prosperous, healthy, and magnificent new life.   Return to the Magnificent U Home Page  

27 comments:

  1. Very well written Takara – a gift with words! You’ve mentioned so many important points, but the 2 that really stand out for me are: Feeding your mind new information, and anything less than full potential is just not O.K. I believe we need to embrace these fully to be able to move forward in our journey. Also, as long as we are self aware and act, we’ll be able to recognize our own journey successfully. Have an amazing 2013.

     
  2. Hi Gary:

    Thanks for stopping by. I agree with you. Those are definitely very important points. Sending you blessings for a fabulous 2013, Takara
  3. What a fantastic post! The good news was when you said: “The only thing you have to change is the one thing that you truly can . . . and that is you!”

     
  4. Hi Susan: I spend most of my time helping people with that piece. So often people look outside themselves, judging and condemning other people, organizations, or situations. That typically is a pointless waste of time and energy. When a person can change themselves, their whole life miraculously shifts and the outer begins to reflect the inner. Everything works much more smoothly. Fun!

     
  5. Wishing you a wonderful 2013, as well! Great post! It’s amazing what can happen when we dig deep and move out of our comfort zone. : D

     
  6. Hi Sherie: Thanks for sharing. It is fabulous what can happen outside the comfort zone. I wish it was easier for everyone to see how dramatically things can change when they learn to “trust” that the Universe has their best interest in mind.

  7. Such a beautiful article, Takara. Liked this: “The only thing you have to change is the one thing that you truly can . . . and that is you!” It sounds so simple and powerful! Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year!

     
  8. Hi: Thanks for visiting and commenting. It is extremely powerful and fairly simple. Sadly, most people are terrified of looking at the limiting beliefs, fears, judgments, and expectations that are holding them back. And even worse, most people don’t have the tools necessary to “fix” an issue even if they are willing to look at it. Thank heavens I, and many others, have developed and discovered tools that truly do help.

  9. Love starting off my year with all these motivating and inspiring posts. It really is a matter of deciding you can and then giving yourself the permission and the tools to achieve your own magnificence. Thanks, Debbie.

     
  10. Thanks for visiting Marie: Most people just need 1 other person to truly believe in their potential for them to begin believing they can achieve their dreams.

  11. Thanks for a wonderful post Takara. You brought up so many good points. I really appreciate your point that to create your best life you have to dig deep and find strength and courage to deal with whatever comes.

     
  12. Thanks for stopping by Jean. I love that quote by Einstein about the definition of insanity “Doing the same things over and over and expecting a different result.” Yet most people refuse to do something new, step out of their comfort zone, learn from someone else, or try something different. It takes a significant amount of courage. But the more you do it, the more you see the fantastic results because you did so. It helps build the trust you need to take uncomfortable actions next time. I’m pretty freakin’ courageous. I’ve walked on fire. I’ve ridden horses bareback and blindfolded. I’ve run at top speed downhill toward a cliff dropping off into the raging ocean below while blindfolded. I’ve pushed past a lot of fears. I married a foreigner. I left the comfort and security of a high paying engineer’s job to move to an island and start a non-profit for dolphins and whales.

  13. “Because the idea of being anything less than my full potential is just not O.K. with me”.

    This is an awesome statement!  
  14. Hi and thanks for visiting. It reminds me of my favorite quote: “Life is either a daring adventure . . . or it is nothing.” ~ Helen Keller.

     
  15. Powerful article. I agree with Gary, feeding your mind new information, and anything less than full potential is just not O.K. And it is a process, this journey we travel on. Learning more day to day and implementing more. Getting it bit by bit and living the way our Creator originally intended for us to live. Thanks!

     
  16. Thanks Norma. I love the personal journey toward what I call magnificence. I also LOVE helping others as they learn to navigate theirs. Fun!

  17. Excellent article with a powerful message, our life can and will be what we choose it to be! We have all we need within, all we have to do is believe in ourselves and ACT!

     
  18. Thanks for stopping by Denny. And once we start the action it is so much easier. The act of getting started, taking that breath and daring to do whatever, seems to be the hardest part. Once you are doing the thing, you realize how easy it is and how silly it was to resist it in the first place.

     
  19. Acheiving dreams is definitely not a matter of comfort! But it is so worth it as we attain another nugget of our dream! 🙂 Step out and make it happen!

     
  20. Absolutely! Thanks for stopping by Carl.

  21. So many wonderful mentions in your post; I loved it! The part about you are the sum total of the 5 people you hang out the most was told to me in a similar way in the past by a friend of mine. She said to try not to be around negative people since that can bring you down. However, if they are people that you really do want to keep in your circle of friends or they are close family members and they are negative, then, as you pointed out too, you don’t have to replace them but find other outlets to learn and not be around that negativity so much.

     
  22. Hi Allison. Thanks for your comments. Monitoring the amount of negativity you let in is not always easy. It is definitely worth it though. Have a great day, Takara

  23. So many points that resonate in here with me, thank you. This one struck a special chord ~ “Often the Universe forces you to be the hero of your own life.” I find that to be so true. You can either take these experiences that come your way and allow them to break you or make you. For those of us who choose to be the heros, they are the most extraordinary and strengthening experiences of a lifetime. Thanks for a great article. I also will never settle for less than my full potential!

     
  24. Hi Jennifer – thanks for stopping by. Seeing the lesson or silver lining in a tough situation is a skill well worth developing. Many blessings to your continued success, Takara

  25. Wonderful article. Great things can happen when you step out of your comfort zone… so I’ve heard, LOL. It’s not something that comes easy for me! I prefer to dip a toe in, think about it and see how it goes, rather than jump right in (or out?), but I know I should really jump! I don’t know why the comfort zone is so comfortable–it’s often boring and/or unhappy.

     
  26. Debbie…thanks for the great post, we think alike! I agree that you are who you hang around and that is the first step in evaluating where you are and where you want to be.

    Happiness is a choice, because we all will get hit with uncomfortable circumstances in life…it’s what we do with them that matters!
  27. Very inspiring post here Takara! You are absolutely right about stepping out of my comfort zone to achieve my dreams and goals. “You are on a hero’s journey. Your life is your quest.” I love the way you point this out.

How to Know if the Relationship You Are In is the Real Deal

When something, or someone, shows up that looks like what you want, how do you decide if it truly is what you want or if it is another opportunity to gain clarity and fine tune your desires. A very dear friend of mine is much like a younger sister. Our sons are the same age. I’m 20 years older than she is. That gives us quite a different perspective. I sometimes feel protective older sisterly when it comes to things she is dealing with in life. She recently contacted me sharing news that she was in a new relationship and she offered a few details. As I “tuned in” to her and the relationship, I felt it was important to share some of the following … I’ve added a great deal more for this article. These principles are valid regardless of the type of relationship you are in, romantic or otherwise, or what is going on within the relationship. Enjoy! When something happens that seems like a road block or a giant sign saying, “go the other way,” its not necessarily the Universe saying, “no.” It could just be a sign asking if you are sure this is what you want or maybe its saying, “not now.” Always try to still your emotions, find that quiet calm place of centeredness and inner peace, and feel into the situation and the person. Does it feel stable, balanced, real, solid, grounded, good or does it cause you to hesitate, doubt, have caution, or concern? If something feels like quicksand, or like there is no solid ground, be very cautious. When you are centered and balanced, tuning in and feeling things out gives you more real information than any amount of mental chatter, logic, or what ifs you can come up with. When you aren’t sure, stand back up centered fully on your own two feet and stop leaning so much in the direction of the other person or situation. Get back to the truth of who you are and what you want. It is better to be alone than with the wrong person who makes you less than you can be. Your happiness cannot depend on another. It has to rest squarely on you. Never assume what something means. In fact, the best course of action is to always assume you don’t know and seek ways to figure out what things mean. Two months in and already a potential big issue – proceed with caution. It takes 6 months to a year and a half for most people to get through the endorphins of the honeymoon phase. Sadly for others it can take up to 3 years. Clear vision is practically impossible with those rosy colored glasses on. I read an article in National Geographic about love. They did studies and found that of happily married couples who had been married 20 or more years, only 1 in 20 still experienced endorphins when thinking of the other. They watched what happened when they showed a picture of their spouse to the person. They literally had that honeymoon euphoria wash over them – even after 20 years. How cool is that? Anyway, that is what everyone is seeking, but few find. So tune in constantly with how things feel. If something is said or done that feels weird, uncomfortable, unexpected in a not great way, back up and try to see it from all angles. Talk the situation over with a friend or confidant that is not involved and its even better if the person does not know both parties. They are more impartial that way. The gauge I like to use with regard to relationship is about empowerment vs. disempowerment. Is it enhancing or diminishing to who you are? Is it beneficial or detrimental to your wellbeing, your happiness, and your achievement of your dreams? As most people know, when dowsing about most things, the benefit/detriment chart is my absolute favorite and the one I use most often. Whether you are dowsing about it, or just asking yourself the questions, the things I feel are most important to ask with any romantic relationship is, “If I stay with this person (continue this relationship), who will I be in 5 years?” “How will I feel about myself?” Those are the important questions to consider if you are planning on this being long term. If being with someone means you have to diminish yourself, be less than all that you are, always be careful not to say the wrong thing, then the relationship is not at all beneficial for you. If the person is critical, cuts you down, makes you wrong or doubt yourself, your abilities, your worthiness, or causes you to feel unhappy on a regular basis, obviously you have no business being in the relationship. And the sooner you get out, the better. Had I stayed with my ex., I would never have become a bestselling author. Why? Because he never believed in my dreams, thought I was wasting my time sitting behind a computer, and often complained about me doing things that I’m passionate about. He just didn’t “get” me or appreciate who I am. I was not what he thought I should be, therefore he thought I needed to change. Thankfully circumstances were such that we parted ways and I have quite happily gone and done the things I’ve dreamed of doing and he has found another relationship that brings him joy. You have to consider the level of consciousness a person is at. Most people who are reading this newsletter are of a very high vibration or level of consciousness. It is practically impossible for you to be, or remain, in a relationship with someone at a significant lower level. In one of the books I’m working on right now I go into all this consciousness level and octave business in great detail. But to summarize the concept, I’ve broken the consciousness scale into 4 octaves. The one most of us have a hard time with is the first one. The people living in that octave are completely self-absorbed and selfish. Its not their fault. Its just where they are. Sadly, most of the world’s population is in this octave. They are quickly moving up, but many of them are not there yet. A person in octaves 2 or 3 simply can’t be in relationship with someone in the first octave. Those people are vampires by very definition. They have no direct connection to source (that they can effectively utilize), so they link up with others and feed off their energy (chi, life force). They run a lot of hidden agendas and their motives, regardless of how they look on the surface, are always self-serving. It’s quite difficult to see through the facade, or illusion, they run of who they are. Things get tricky when you enter the picture. If you are at a high level of consciousness (living at a higher octave), just being in your presence raises others up. So if you are trying to check out where someone is, you are skewing the numbers. You have to dowse it saying, “Show me (person’s name) level of consciousness 2 years ago (or some time frame long before you entered the picture). You can also say, “Show me (person’s name) true level of consciousness.” It’s not easy to trust your own dowsing on this and I recommend you always get one or more friends to do the same. They need to be really clear and skilled dowsers too! I recently started seeing a guy who reads higher on consciousness than anyone I’ve ever dated. It has nothing to do with how “spiritual” someone is. It’s just who they are. When you are playing together in the same octave, the energy is vastly different and can be truly extraordinary. The beautiful thing about people in higher octaves is that they don’t pretend to be something they are not. They are real. They have dropped the facade. They are comfortable with who they are and to the select few they decide to include in their inner circle, they are open, honest, deeply caring, and giving. People in the first octave only appear to be those things. It sometimes takes quite a while to discover that they are not as they seem. Most people who are jaded about relationship have had a relationship with someone in the first octave and been left emotionally wounded and scarred. Those wounds need to be healed. Thankfully, time in nature, in silence, working with vibrational tools like Dancing Dolphin products, journaling, working with a counselor of some kind can do amazing things towards that healing. Consciousness changes all the time. If someone is facing a significant life challenge, are worried about something or someone, the numbers plummet. I don’t really like telling people about consciousness. There is a huge temptation to compare and the ego wants to say, “Look at me I’m this great thing because I’m vibing at this level.” So proceed with caution. Don’t trust yourself and the answers you get, because the ego does want to be oh so important. The bottom line is if you are vibing at say 600 or 700 on the consciousness scale (which is freaking high by the way) and you are dating someone at 300, it is NEVER going to work. Get out early, because there is no way it can be harmonious in the long term. And even though in the beginning you bring them up. As they continue to vampire your energy over time, your vibration and consciousness will plummet. It can affect your health. It can definitely negatively impact your self-esteem, confidence, and level of happiness. Once again, it is better to be alone than to be involved in that. When you live in a high vibration, it’s like moths to the flame. Realize that about yourself and be careful what you get involved in.   Return to the Magnificent U Home Page

Color Makes a Difference!

ColorMattersSm Thanks to Joel Comm for sharing this article about color: http://www.worldvillage.com/the-psychology-of-color/. WAY back in the day, when I was working for ergonomics and human factor’s experts at Virginia Tech, they were doing a graduate study on color funded by the military. They were trying to find the “perfect” color to paint the inside of submarines so the crew would remain in “chill” mode vs. aggressive, etc. while submerged for long periods of time. Turned out to be a particular shade of mint green. It was my first introduction to the importance of color and I’ve continued to study and apply the principles ever since. Its one of the first factors we look at when considering a new website, blog, or product packaging design. The difference between high end cosmetics and low end isn’t in the ingredients – which are primarily the same everywhere – its in the packaging and presentation. A picture is not a picture without the frame. A website’s message doesn’t get seen if the canvas its on doesn’t work. I find it so fascinating that over the years I was inspired to learn interior design, image consulting, and color application – which all apply when helping a client choose a great look and feel for their site/blog. Visit any of my sites and there is definitely a “feeling” to it. When it doesn’t feel quite right, I change it. Color is only 1 of the many categories we look at with the Dancing Dolphin Way Self-Help Dowsing Companion Tool: Your Ultimate Guide to Wellbeing, which you get as a free bonus when you purchase my Dowsing for Divine Direction eCourse   Return from the Color Makes a Difference! Page to the Magnificent U Home Page

The U.K. to Censor Esoteric Websites

black_no_censorship_buttonWhen I read that post title on Facebook about a comment made by the Prime Minister, David Cameron, I couldn’t believe what I was reading. Very interesting stuff! I completely agree that something should be done about … pornography. I’m not sure what the answer is and restricting a person’s freedom and forcing them to think and behave in ways the government or religion or some other organization deems fit is probably not the answer. What if it was taxed like alcohol and cigarettes? At least those two things are taxed in the U.S. I’m not sure about in the U.K. When things get banned or censored, instead of causing people to abide by the new rules, many people work overtime to get around them. Prohibition didn’t work. If porn sites are inaccessible, then just like during prohibition, where there is a will there is a way and I’m sure people who are motivated will find ways around that. I mean China has a system in place so the people can’t use Google or Facebook. But there are definitely people in China who are accessing things that the government there doesn’t want them to.  There are over half a million Chinese users of Facebook alone. But the reason for this post is not about porn sites and censoring them. It’s about censoring esoteric websites in the U.K. Esoteric! Seriously? And who gets to decide what is and is not esoteric? And why is it being banned by a country famous for its use of psychics and mediums? If a website uses the word angel, are they esoteric? I mean where is the line drawn and why is there a line in the first place and who gets to decide that religious is “right” and esoteric is “wrong?” I guess they will have to ban Facebook since there are tons of spiritual / esoteric / metaphysical / self-help pages and groups on there. Gosh, if someone is from the U.K., I guess they better get off my facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/DebbieTakaraShelor) because I am highly likely at one time or another to reference or state something that could be considered esoteric. And of course Amazon and Amazon U.K. would have to be banned also since you can buy any number of esoteric items on there. Oops, eBay as well. Do they have Craigslist in the U.K.? I’m sure you could find something esoteric at a yard sale somewhere in the U.K. Is the Law of Attraction esoteric? Hmmm. What about meditation? Or the use of affirmations? Let’s see energetic clearing work, energetic healing, color, sound, time in nature, crystals, faeries (fairies), dowsing (also extremely successfully used in the U.K.) all would need to be blocked by the U.K.’s firewall of protection. So does that mean all the well-established and very successful companies operating out of the U.K. that offer esoteric tools, books, and wisdom are going to be banned by their own country? If St. Francis of Assisi were living today, he would definitely be considered esoteric, along with every other person who has achieved the miraculous without leaving their religion. This is VERY DANGEROUS territory and if I lived in the U.K., I would be mighty upset. Yes, here in the U.S. we definitely have a problem with big brother watching over our shoulder, reading our activity online and listening in on phone conversations. Those are things to be very concerned about. The U.K. apparently has a lot to be concerned with also. Every self-help, motivational, inspirational, success teacher out there is helping their readers and clients become empowered, step into their truth and achieve their full potential as an individual. Some of the methods used could definitely be considered esoteric. My recommendation to those in the U.K. who are interested in ancient wisdom, esoteric teachings, and the like is to buy your books now or visit Scribd and start downloading immediately. Time to jump on your surfboard and ride the waves of change because the waves are getting bigger and its a very deep ocean out there, Bestselling author Debbie Takara Shelor signature         P.S. Interested in the original article I wrote this about, visit this link: http://www.ultraculture.org/uk-to-censor-esoteric-websites/   Return from the The U.K. to Censor Esoteric Websites Page to the Magnificent U Home Page

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.” To learn more about dowsing, I have a fabulous online dowsing course with mutiple bonuses including a phone app. 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. http://www.spiritofnature.org/spiritualpracticeart.htm   Return to the Magnificent U Home Page  

16 comments:

  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.

    Takara Bestselling author of Peering Through the Veil: The Step by Step Guide to Meditation and Inner Peace http://launch.peeringthroughtheveil.com
  3. we share the same sensibility. so lovely to connect. great article.

    Angel Quintana Holistic Business Coach www.angelquintana.com  
  4. Thanks Angel. I’ve enjoyed reading your work as well. Thanks for sharing.

    Takara Bestselling author of Peering Through the Veil: The Step by Step Guide to Meditation and Inner Peace http://launch.peeringthroughtheveil.com
  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.

    Takara Bestselling author of Peering Through the Veil: The Step by Step Guide to Meditation and Inner Peace http://launch.peeringthroughtheveil.com
  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.

    Takara Bestselling author of Peering Through the Veil: The Step by Step Guide to Meditation and Inner Peace http://launch.peeringthroughtheveil.com  
  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 http://transcribble.ca  
  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.

    Takara Bestselling author of Peering Through the Veil: The Step by Step Guide to Meditation and Inner Peace http://launch.peeringthroughtheveil.com  
  11. Great Tips. I try to meditate daily. Now I just have to implement your other tips.

    S. Williams http://williamsauthor.wordpress.com/
  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!
 
Being an Empath

Being an Empath – Are You Sure It’s Actually Your Problem?

I teach a lot of people a lot of things:

  • how to heal issues from the past
  • how to forgive
  • how to deal with being an empath
  • how to reclaim your passion and purpose
  • how to experience greater levels of inner peace and joy
  • how to rise in consciousness and awareness
  • how to access higher wisdom
  • how to clear disharmonious negative energies from yourself, as well as your home, work, and other environments
The list could go on of course. But that last one I mentioned about dealing with something negative in yourself or your environment . . . how do you know it is actually your “stuff” that you are dealing with? Often, in fact, it is not! I’m sure you are probably wondering what I am talking about. Sometimes you unexpectedly experience negative emotions like anger, sadness, or fear. Other times, you might wake up with this uneasy feeling that you can’t quite put your finger on. Dowsers, empaths, and highly intuitive people often start looking for the cause of those feelings. They will ask questions like, “Is something ‘bad’ about to happen?” Or, “Am I upset about what Nancy said to me yesterday?” It’s one thing to encounter a person or situation and have an immediate reaction. You know exactly what was done or said that upset you. And you can decide to forgive or have a conversation with the person to clear the air. But when you have an unexpected negative emotion or feeling, it becomes very taxing sometimes to figure out why and then to rid yourself of it. Often, the problem is that it simply isn’t your “stuff.” You’re simply being an empath picked up on the feelings, often outwardly unexpressed, that someone else is “running.” Sometimes it is as if you have run into a negative vortex (like a little energy tornado) and now you are stuck there. These “icky” feelings might last a few hours, a few days, a few weeks . . . may we have a drum roll please . . . EVEN A FEW YEARS! No, I’m not making this up and I’m not kidding. It’s bad enough that you have energetic ties (cords) to people that can negatively affect you that will remain in place until they are removed properly. But now you have to be concerned about picking up other people’s negative energy and emotions.

I’ll never forget the time I was terrified …

of being audited by the IRS. O.K., first of all, I had nothing logical to fear. I always file my taxes accurately and on time. So, there was no obvious ‘reason’ the fear was so pronounced. But day after day for several weeks, I would wake up with this gripping fear that I’d done something wrong on my taxes. I tried all kinds of things to rid myself of the feeling. I don’t ever seem to be terrified about things. Having meditated for so many years, I live in a calm centered place almost all the time. Obsessive worry is a completely foreign concept to my reality. So these feelings and thoughts were almost unbearable. When I repeatedly dowsed about being audited, I always got “no.” But I just couldn’t seem to rid myself of the thoughts and feelings. Then one day a woman from the homeschool co-op that I was part of shared that she and her husband had been going through this horrific audit by the IRS. They had been dealing with it for weeks on end. And she had been basically a basket case all that time. You have got to be kidding me! I had been going through absolute agony and it wasn’t even my stuff. And even worse than that, I already knew better. I had already been down this road several times and had some truly fast and effective methods for handling it. I couldn’t believe I hadn’t remembered to ask the all important question. (Read on to find out what that is . . .) Being in a feminine body means that I am naturally receptive. On top of that, my astrological sign is Pisces. Since Pisces is a water sign, it means that I am, therefore, naturally more sensitive to energy and emotion than many other people. Having raised my consciousness and awareness significantly over the past couple of decades, my sensitivity has been amplified even more. All of that is great for working with healing energies and picking up on the subtle. But it is not so great for dealing with intense negative emotions. So . . . Being an empath, until I figured out what was happening, I had become an emotional garbage collector. Other people had a lot of emotional junk. And I kept picking it up and carrying it for them. I couldn’t believe I hadn’t recognized that sooner about the IRS issue.

Maybe you find yourself obsessing about:

  • needing more money
  • declining health
  • making a mistake
  • upsetting someone
  • or something else
What if you have been worried about those things for a long time and it isn’t even your stuff? And, if you are worried about those things, your natural flow of “good stuff” in those areas can’t happen? Yikes! You can’t have good health if you are obsessing about poor health. You can’t have money flooding in your direction if you worried about not having enough. So you see, it is critical that you not run fear about such things if you want to be healthy, happy, successful, charismatic, lovable, full of joy . . . you get the idea.

So what should you do when a negative emotion pops up?

The first question you should ask is: “Is this mine?” If the answer is “Yes,” then you need to do some healing. If the answer is “No,” then you need to clear out the energy. In my online course on pendulum dowsing, I give you a great method for handling it immediately and effectively. In the meantime, visit the link and start doing the Daily Harmony meditation every day. It is not quite as thorough as some of my more advanced techniques, but it will still cause significant improvements if you’ve picked up someone else’s stuff. And, best of all, it’s FREE. Many people do it every day … even with their kids. The Daily Harmony Meditation by Takara   Return from the post, Being an Empath: Are You Sure It’s Actually Your Problem, to the Magnificent U Personal Empowerment Home Page
I Love Pendulum Dowsing

Wow, How I LOVE Pendulums and Dowsing

I just love pendulums. The things I’m able to figure out, in almost no time at all, amazes me continuously. Last week right after dinner, both my upper and lower abdomen began hurting intensely. That is a very unusual experience for me. Pain and I don’t dance very often. But I remembered feeling somewhat uncomfortable a few days before that right after a meal. Now what? Freak out and rush to the doctor and go through a battery of tests? Schedule an appointment with someone who can determine if I have a food allergy? What other choices might there be? My choice was to take some acidophilus and get out my pendulum. My first question was “Is my system being upset by a particular food?” I got a “yes.”   How I love pendulums and dowsing   So then I went through the list of what I had to eat and drink during dinner asking “Is it this one?” I got a yes on tomatoes. Wow, I had eaten tomatoes on my veggie burger and also had tomatoes two days prior with some other meal. I hardly ever eat them. Isn’t it interesting that my mom can’t eat tomatoes either. It took me less than 5 minutes and cost me absolutely nothing. Of course, I could take it much further using pendulums to determine what I need to do to heal the upset and to heal my system reacting to tomatoes. If you don’t already dowse or know how to muscle test (use applied kinesiology), then your logic and what you can learn from reading and what your friends and others have to say about a particular health product is all you have to go by. Dowsing and applied kinesiology let your body tell you what you need. It saves tons of time and money in your pursuit of good health. I offer crystal pendulums and many other kinds. Get yours here: https://www.magnificentu.com/store/Jewelry-Pendulums/Dowsing-Pendulums Bestselling author Debbie Takara Shelor signature         To learn more about dowsing, take the online course with numerous fabulous bonuses! You’ll be dowsing with clarity in no time.