Many people I know … including some you would find quite surprising … LOVE the movie Pretty Woman.

Why is that?

There are many answers to that question, so I will share  a few of my thoughts about it here.

As someone on my Facebook wall said after I posted about the 25th Pretty Woman Anniversary reunion coming up, that its just an “obvious formula,” so why all the fuss?

A few of the obvious reasons include:

  • A fun script brilliantly acted and directed
  • Gorgeous leading male and female actors
  • Some truly interesting and odd characters that you love, or love to hate
  • Believable chemistry between the two main actors
  • A fairy tale that ends with happily ever after
  • Lavish environments that many people find highly appealing
  • Great clothes and shopping
  • Lots of humor

I am of the firm opinion that there is much more going on though, and that that is the reason for its huge appeal.

Its not just a knight in shining armor story about the gallant prince coming to rescue the damsel in distress who has fallen on hard times.

Its a LOT more than that.

Twenty years ago when I first woke up spiritually, the words that kept burning in my brain were “I’m here to help people discover the beautiful, powerful, magnificent beings they are inside.” That is what the whole movie is about.

The story, beyond the romance, the jet set lifestyle, the rags vs riches contrast,  the adversity of “friends” who don’t approve, is about the empowerment of the Vivian character, played by Julia Roberts.

Vivian is a beautiful, intelligent, competent, humorous, and interesting woman that for whatever reason has never seen herself that way.  Most women I know are like that. And the ones who have succeeded, in any area of their life, had a whole lot of caca to overcome in order to do so.

Religion says we are lesser than. Business is often an “old boys network.” Men often play a much bigger role in politics. These are just a few of the places we pick up that we are defective. We are taught that we are weaker and probably not as good at math and science as our male counterparts.  (So of course I had to go out and become an engineer just to prove something – LOL) This is just the crap women are fed from the moment they are born about what it means to be a woman.

Then there is the constant comparing of our looks with who ever is in the movies, in the magazines, the Sports Illustrated swim suit edition, etc. Heaven forbid if a woman was dumped for another woman by someone they loved. Wow does that one cause damage. Multiply that damage x 10 or more if it was a husband. What a woman is taught about herself at home, at school, with her peers, even with her enemies, can be hugely damaging to a woman’s self esteem. And without that, she loses before she even engages in the game.

In the Cinderella story, Cinderella knew she was a Princess being mistreated by an evil step mother and was given an opportunity to change that. But after the dance, Cinderella ran home and the rest was left up to Prince Charming. Cinderella didn’t undergo a true metamorphosis. She really only changed clothes.

But in the Vivian story, when she began to glimpse that she had value, that she had gifts, that this great guy actually saw her brilliance … well then  that girl began to really shine. Because truly, in many cases, all it really takes is one person who actually loves, honors, accepts, and appreciates you for who you are, that can see your brilliance, that can see your unique gifts and how special you are, to open the doorway to you turning your whole life around.

And once she began to “get” that she was more than she had been believing or pretending to herself, then she decided to become that person and demand the respect that came along with feeling good about who you are. She decided to enroll in a beauty course – finding some new career to get her out of the surroundings and “career” she was currently in and head off into a bold new reality.

And, along the way, she said those magic words, “I want the fairy tale.”

Well don’t we all?

Don’t we all truly want love, wealth, health, a fun lifestyle, to be truly happy and surrounded by wonderful people?

We all know the answer to that question.

She had no idea if Edward, played by Richard Gere, would also step up to being more than he had been previously, or if their time truly was over. She would figure out a way to get over it if he couldn’t step into his brilliance too!

She stood up for what she felt she finally deserved, and then Edward showed up as the Knight in Shining Armor she knew he could be.

Its a beautiful tale and even thinking about it brings tears.

Because it touches deep within the soul of those who allow it to, to let you hope and dream and believe in brilliant possibilities for yourself as well.

 

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Fire Walking for a Cause by Takara

I remember the time I walked on fire.

Now some people think about walking on fire and say, “So what?” because it is no big deal. Others look at you like you must be nuts – not being able to imagine doing it and wondering why anyone would want to.

I always fell into the first category. When I first heard about firewalking, I knew it was something I could do with little to no effort and certainly no cause for getting all bent out of shape. So I never intended to do it. I had nothing to prove and it didn’t feel like some challenge I needed to overcome.

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Quote by Debbie Takara Shelor

 

“The anger, judgment, and hatred you feel is not God. It is your ego. It is your fear, limiting beliefs, and lack of love for self and others that you are expressing. It is all the unhealed places within wishing to be illuminated, healed, and forgiven. The demons are not outside of you. They are within.” ~ Debbie Takara Shelor

Quote by Bestselling Author Debbie Takara Shelor about Anger and Judgment

A quote I encourage you to ponder and think upon whenever you find yourself angry or judging another. This includes politicians, countries, and things in the news.

Have a deLightful day,

 

 

So many wonderful videos are coming out now about enlightenment, our deep connection with the environment, and so much more.

This is a powerful speech given by Alan Watts. The video was created by Tragedy and Hope who used the audio by permission of alanwatts.org.

The speech, all by itself, is truly profound. With the visuals, it adds another depth of meaning and understanding.

I trust you will enjoy this invitation and explanation of awakening.


Enjoy,

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Beloved by Takara

How much do you love yourself?

What do you feel worthy of receiving?

The Goddess is rising and she demands honor, respect, and acknowledgement for her contribution.

I’m sure you have been seeing it too. Many of the women I know have been faced recently with a strong desire to dump their boyfriends/husbands. And for the one’s I’ve spoken with, it was usually sparked by a situation where they were just not feeling respected or acknowledged for all the work and energy they give. Luckily for most it was a fleeting thing that allowed them to voice their discontent and acknowledge their needs and desires.

The one that matters is you. Read more

Here is a thorny subject – for some a subject so taboo they won’t even talk about it – on the “rightness” or “wrongness” of genital mutilation. We scream and say “you are such bad people” when we read about how it is done to women across the globe. Yet here in the U.S. and other Western nations, it happens every single day to baby boys.

A judge ordered a child’s Guardian to circumcise a 4 year old boy. You can read more about that here: http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/pulp/2014/11/court_circumcision_4-year-old.php

And here is the campaign about it on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/357342571110808/

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I personally believe that the human body was created in perfection – at least as we have evolved thus far. The systems and features are of a good design and when the body is born without defects and is fed “good” food, pure water, the body gets plenty of rest, sun light, and exercise, it is a magnificent biological machine that operates amazingly well.

My mom used to say whenever I asked for pierced ears, “If God wanted holes in your head, he would have put them there.” There were a lot of rules like that at my house. So I moved out the day after I graduated high school and had my ears pierced that evening. LOL.

I believe that if the male body was not supposed to have foreskin, it wouldn’t.

Your response might be, “Yes, but in the bible it says, … ”

Well there’s the rub. Either you believe that Divine Creator (God by whatever name) knows what its doing or you don’t.

There are tons of good reasons NOT to mutilate the genitals of young boys that include both psychological well being as well as body functionality. Complications from this surgery does cause death and permanent health issues for some patients every year. Here are just a few: http://www.intactamerica.org/resources/decision.

The only reason to circumcise is fear of displeasing an angry judgmental God and to conform to society’s expectation that you appease this angry judgmental God. Yet the bible also says God is love.

I personally don’t worship an angry judgmental God that forces you to abuse your children.

But hey, that’s just me.

 

 

 

*Child image used with permission from his mother.

Robert-Mirabel-Spirit

Once someone has become “awake” and aware that they are a spiritual being having a human experience, they often go down various trails of belief or philosophy in order to understand their true Divine nature.

My awakening happened over 20 years ago in the midst of an intense life experience. I was jolted out of my spiritual slumber and forgetting who I am into full knowledge that there is significantly more to life than what I wear, my job title, the people I hang out with, or the things that I do. Life, and my purpose in experiencing it, are vastly deeper than that.

The first trail I went down was that of Native American spirituality and shamanism. I listened to native drumming, built medicine wheels, visited the Southwestern United States along with many other sacred locations, took endless shamanic journeys through meditation, did sweat lodges, mini vision quests, and learned to commune with nature.

Better put, I remembered how to commune. The truth is, the ability to connect with and “be” with nature is innate to all of us.

As I look back on my life, I realize this desire to understand the native people and their connection with earth, air, sky, and water started much earlier than that. In fact, growing up in Texas, whenever we played cowboys and Indians, I was ALWAYS an Indian. Somehow deep down, there has always been a “call” and a connection to the indigenous cultures of the world.

The more I spent time in meditation and learned to connect with animals, trees, flowers, stones, water, fire, etc., the more enhanced and fine-tuned my intuition became. That inner guidance system lead me to people and experiences that were far from ordinary. On several occasions, while walking down a trail in Sedona, Arizona, or at the womb spring in Chimayo, NM, or on a hike to the falls in Tesuque, New Mexico, I’ve had spontaneous past life memories of being native.

I married a man who lead people on sacred hikes in New Mexico and also sweat lodges on our property. Because of this, I was quite blessed to have Shaman and indigenous medicine people from all over the world spend time at my home, break bread at my table, share their wisdom over stories and laughter.

We used to have a copy of this video and often showed it to those who came to visit our home.

I was reminded recently of this video by Robert Mirabel of Spirit: A Journey in Dance, Drums, and Song. I began watching it and by the 3rd song, I was in tears. Something about this video just touches me on such a deep level there simply are no words. I trust you will enjoy it too!

Thank you Robert Mirabel for this incredible work of meaning and art.

Have a fabulous day,

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As I mentioned in the previous newsletter, I’ve spent the last several years “receiving” and developing several new teachings and technologies for healing, regaining harmony, balance, wholeness, and achieving your dreams. Its a massive upgrade to some of my earlier teachings including Freeway to Freedom and the profound transformation so many people have experienced with my various technologies over the years. It is taking everything to a whole new level. I also realized that since Stuart Wilde, my first teacher, is no longer with us, its time to share the powerful things I learned from him.

The training includes a deep dive into relationships, the things you are here to master, how to develop a deep and profound relationship with your Divine Self and the dolphins, greatly fine-tuning and amplifying your intuition so you know where to be, what to say, and what to do in every moment, clearing, energetic protection, and so much more.But before I finalize everything and put it out there, I have two questions for you:
  1. Would you like to start mid-November or would you like to wait until the beginning of January – after the holidays?
  2. If there is something specific you would like to learn about energy healing, becoming healed and whole, or any of the other topics I discuss, please let me know so I can include it in this training.
Please leave a comment below with your answers.
Thanks!

I came across this video awhile ago and then it showed up again today.  I believe that every moment of every day our soul is sending us signals and its our job to pay attention. Seeing this extraordinary video twice was definitely a sign.

If you know a lot about animal communication, or have never even considered it, this is an extraordinary account of one woman’s ability and the positive difference it makes.

Just like the Animal Communicator in this video who has developed and fine-tuned this Divine gift, you too have been given certain gifts and its your job to discover and express them. It may not be animal communication. Whatever it is, finding it and expressing it will absolutely change your life.

Enjoy!

 

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7 Deadly Sins Takara Style

 

The 7 Deadly Sins Takara Style.

There are actually 8, but who’s counting? The actual list is this:

  1. Fear
  2. Limiting Beliefs
  3. Judgments
  4. Expectations
  5. Attachments to Outcomes
  6. Shame
  7. Blame
  8. Victimhood

Takara quote

 

Everything that is “wrong” in your life is there because you still have these.

When you learn to love, honor, accept, and appreciate who you are, then you can do the same for others. ~ Debbie Takara Shelor

 

 

Takara Inspirational Quotes

 

You can find things to blame. Or … You can find things to love. What you choose to focus on makes all the difference. ~ Debbie Takara Shelor

Happy, successful people don’t sit around all day pointing fingers. They take actions towards what they want to achieve. And they do it with passion. ~ Debbie Takara Shelor

Happy Successful Quote by Takara

 

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Have a deLightful day,

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