Takara is on the #1 Bestselling Book Tour for Dolphins & Whales Forever

Hello Dear One: I’m currently in Southern California as part of the Dolphins & Whales Forever #1 Bestseller Book Tour. I’ve written several blogs posts on Dolphin Ohana talking all about the tour, the people, the fun, the dolphins, the whales, the activities, the highs, the lows, and everything in between. The first post is here: http://www.dolphinohana.com/2014/07/the-dolphins-whales-forever-book-tour.html EnJOY! Bestselling author Debbie Takara Shelor signature       Return to the Magnificent U home page

Takara Goes On the Road with her Latest Bestselling Book, Dolphins & Whales Forever

Takara’s latest book, Dolphins & Whales Forever, hit #1 on the bestseller list. She is about to leave on a 6+ week U.S. tour that includes workshops, book signings, group meditations, dolphin and whale trips and much more. Visit the link below to find out all the details.


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Being a Player in a Much Bigger Game

As I watched the footage on the new trailer for the BBC special, The Girl Who Talked to Dolphins, I began to weep. It hit me so hard what was really playing out here on the planet and that I, for whatever reason, had been part of some grand unfolding plan. When you are going along, doing your life, and then suddenly realize you are part of something significantly bigger and more important, it can be a bit overwhelming and very definitely humbling. I had no idea, back in the mid 90’s, when I walked away from the corporate world, from the pharmaceutical industry and the nice big steady paycheck I was used to receiving, what a giant leap I was making in … Read more

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

This time of year, I am always sucked more deeply into the cetacean world as I prepare body, mind, and spirit for the Golden Water Dolphin Meditation for Planetary Healing coming up on Fall Equinox – 8 p.m. wherever you are in the world. David J. Adams and I jointly lead the spring and fall Equinox meditations together from 1998 through 2012. He had been holding the energy and leading the Global Marine Meditation from Australia since 1992. In 1998 I received the words to the Golden Water meditation and its similarity to David’s inspired Barbara Wolf to suggest we connect. So beginning in 1998, we held that torch together. David was told (receiving / channeled) that Fall Equinox of 2012 would be his last time to lead the Global Marine Meditation. Spring Equinox 2013, I carried the torch alone. Not truly alone of course, but the baton was briefly  passed as the Divine feminine began pouring into this realm like never before. I am thrilled to announce that David has just received a new Equinox meditation and beginning this Fall Equinox, we will once again be connecting from either side of the globe to awaken, heal, and enLighten the oceans, dolphins, whales, and all of humanity in the process. I have been connected with the sea for many many years. But I have never felt the level, depth, and intensity of connection with the oceans and cetaceans that I am now feeling. The giant gateways we passed through on 12/12/12 and 12/21/12, working closely with dolphin and whale experts through the upcoming Summit and the book collaboration I’m leading, as well as a whole pod of powerful women that is now working together energetically on a global scale, has taken things to a whole new level. I thank you for the role you are already playing in the awakening of humanity. And I ask you to join us in the meditations on Spring and Fall Equinox.
Life begins in the sea. When the oceans are healthy, the rest of life on the planet is healthy.
Below, I offer messages from a few of my fellow contributors to the Bestselling book collaboration I lead called Dolphins & Whales Forever. ~~~~~ From Sierra Goodman (with permission) Hello Beautiful Peeps, For those of us involved in keeping dolphins out of captivity and stopping the slaughter of dolphins and whales, September 1 brings up a lot of emotions as it is the start of the killing season in Taiji, Japan. I wanted to share what I received from the dolphins last year… I needed to be reminded myself as the pictures and posts start streaming through my news feed on Facebook once again: As September 1st rolled along and the brutal killing season of dolphins and whales began once again in Taiji, Japan, I found myself seeking higher answers in how to deal with the sadness, pain, frustration and not so nice feelings towards those involved. I asked what would Spirit say? What is for the highest good of all? How do those of us deeply affected by this tragedy best deal with it all? As soon as I asked, I felt and heard the dolphins come in and this is what they told me. “Our Dear Ocean Sister. Thank you for coming to us with your questions and concerns. We have seen your pain and anger and embrace you and Love you. And therein lies the answer. There has to be love for ALL concerned. Even as the killing goes on, we feel only Love and Compassion in their hearts for them. They are not bad or evil people. Evil does not exist. There is only Love or a self imposed separation from Love. They are only doing what they know, perhaps uneducated about our species, following traditions. We ask you, all of you, our dear friends, to do the same as it is only with Love and Compassion that they might see the spark of Love and Compassion in our eyes that will make a difference and change them forever. It is only with Love and Compassion that they can even hear you, your concerns and feelings. It is the ONLY way that things can truly change. Love still is the answer! Does that mean not to write letters and take action? No, not at all. We need you to speak up for us!! You KNOW, dear Sierra, that we have called you into action on our behalf. But it must be done with Love and not in hateful and threatening and making wrong ways. It must be done with Light and Love. It must be done with love, compassion and concern for ALL involved, in educational and mutually satisfactory ways where everyone wins. It IS possible. ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE. You KNOW that! Help us to tell the people. Help us to put the “E” (Evolved) back into human to create the human”e” society that you ARE. Make Love not war no matter what anyone else is doing. Focus on ALL involved finding Love and Compassion in their hearts. See and feel them seeing the Light and becoming conscious and Evolved Human(e)s. Envision them waking up, all those that contribute to the destruction of the oceans and planet. Sign your petitions, create and participate in your campaigns and write your letters, but only those focused on solutions, education, compassion, Love. This is not about not standing up for what you believe in. This is about standing for what you believe in with Compassion and Love. It is the only thing that will make the difference we all seek. Spreading hate and making war will not be your solution. Your focus must be LOVE while taking action. As you Love us, BE like us. War does not create Love. Hate does not create Love. Only Love creates Love. We LOVE you.” ♥ ♥ ♥ Received through Sierra Goodman ♥ ♥ ♥
If you would like to become lovingly and compassionately involved with helping the dolphins and whales of Japan, here are some words in Japanese and Spanish that you can use in your faxes and emails:
イルカを自由に暮らさせてあげてください。 お願いします。 Iruka wo jiyuu ni kurasasete agete kudasai onegaishimasu.
Please let the dolphins live and be free. Thank you. Por favor permitan a los delfines vivir y ser libres. Gracias. And here is a list of emails and fax numbers that you can use. consulate@aa.mofa.go.jp, info@aa.mofa.go.jp, ryoji@aa.mofa.go.jp, ryoji@japancc.org, jic@japancc.org, info@najga.org, infocgj@ag.mofa.go.jp, cojsaipan@ag.mofa.go.jp, cjak3@se.mofa.go.jp, cjak2@se.mofa.go.jp, ryoji@ho.mofa.go.jp, info@ho.mofa.go.jp, jetcoord@ho.mofa.go.jp, con1@nv.mofa.go.jp, con2@nv.mofa.go.jp, con3@nv.mofa.go.jp, info@nv.mofa.go.jp, jet@nv.mofa.go.jp, economic@nv.mofa.go.jp, reception@nv.mofa.go.jp, info@cgjmia.org, culture@cgjmia.org, koseki@cgjmia.org, passport@cgjmia.org, visa@cgjmia.org, inquiry@ny.mofa.go.jp, ryoji@cgjpdx.org, bunka@cgjpdx.org, con-e@cgjsf.org, sashou@cgjsf.org, japaninfo@cgjsf.org Sierra http://www.divinedolphin.com/ NOTE FROM TAKARA: Beautifully said Sierra. I had quite a long conversation with Lolita many years ago standing beside her tank gazing into her eye and promised to be an ambassador for the dolphins and whales. Their freedom represents humanities freedom and in that way we truly are one. As long as we inflict pain and suffering on others, we will continue to experience pain ourselves – individually and collectively. It is simply how things work. People are trapped in their own prisons of fear, self doubt, dis-empowerment, distorted thinking, judgment, condemnation, shame, blame, victimhood, attachment to outcomes, etc. The dolphins and whales who swim free show us how to ride the waves and easily swim around those things that don’t serve us. The ones who swim free show us what we can become. The one’s in captivity show us what we already are. It is the perfect reflection of our state of affairs. They hold both positions with more grace, joy, and love than most people will ever experience. I send them much love and thank them for the endless love and compassion they give to our species. It is so hard for humans to accept love from others because they have not truly learned to accept and give love to themselves. I trust that one day some day we will all frolic in the waves swimming free together, laughing and bubbling over with joy. ~~~~~ From Cyndie Lepori (with permission) Hi Takara, I also experienced the love of the dolphins when I was doing rescues during the Gulf oil spill.  The main message that I received was that I had to learn to love the oil and chemicals that were poisoning the water as well as not only forgiving BP employees that caused this disaster, but totally move into sending love and healing to them with compassion.  The hardest thing I have ever had to do was move into love in that situation.  But the dolphins said that it was the only way to do it and I got it.  The only way to transmute what was happening was to rise above it and be love, compassion and peace in a situation where it was very easy to go into fear as we were putting our lives in danger to do the rescues and bring to light the burning of the dolphins, turtles and other beings in the gulf.  It was also very very important to hold these frequencies at the protests that we were so involved in.  To get into the anger would have been very counter productive and not only created a very different outcome, but a riot would not have helped anyone, especially the dolphins. According to BP the spill is over and cleaned up.  Not true, we still have tar and oil washing up on the beaches, and a dolphin state of emergency in the Gulf.  We have lost so many and still losing them.  The cancer rate for humans is through the roof down here.  I was also told to create doorways for the dolphins to swim through to help them to shift out of this reality.  I am still holding the space for the healing of the gulf,  but I really wonder at the future of the oceans. It seems so futile to be so upset with the dolphin captures in Japan when they are radiating them from the Fukashima plant.  I wonder if any of the dolphins have a fighting chance, and about the time I gave up the dolphins told me that they would always be in the oceans, they were such masters of dimensional shifting and they could shift in and out as needed.  I experienced this in person as many of the people have in swimming with them.  They also told me that there were safe areas on the planet that they could go.  I have faith in that also.  Big dolphin hugs to them and all of us.  Sending love to the oceans every day. Cyndie http://dolphinhugs4u2.com/  ~~~~~ From Joe Noonan (with permission) I am so thankful for our combined consciousness! We each ‘channel’ the message of the dolphins and whales in our own unique and beautiful way… Clearly we are unified in the message of love. For me, The Cove was a powerful teacher, mostly from the messages i received from the dolphins when i was there. I have attempted to articulate them as best i can here; How i learned to love the Dolphin Hunters – http://dolphinwhisperers.org/2013/09/reflections-on-the-cove-reconciling-love-anger-hate-compassion/ Sending you love from the sea, Joebaby http://DolphinWhisperer.org ~~~~~ From Mary Getten (with permission) I connected in with my dear orca friend Granny during the Water/Whale/Healing day and I would love to share her message with you. ~ Many blessings, Mary “I know that you and many others are sending love and energy to us today. This is an excellent thing to do, not only today but every day. We do the same, but we can use your help. We feel the energy and there is a critical mass point where things can shift. It has not happened yet, but it can, so please continue to do this work every day if possible. This practice works on many levels – physical, energetic, it awakens those around you, inspires and encourages, gives hope and increases the love vibration, which is the MOST important thing. Humanity thinks that it is helpless, hopeless and fearful about the environment and the state of the world, but you are not. You are powerful beyond measure and by joining with us cetaceans, great change can happen. Focus on the water, the earth and the air, but also focus on the hearts. If human hearts can be healed, all else will fall into place. Raise your vibration and send that energy and love to everyone you meet. Send it further to every corner of the globe. Healing hearts will heal the world – this is our work, but we invite and welcome your participation. Joining cetacean and human energy is a force unlike any other. Take in our energy. Merge with our consciousness and from this place, heal the world.”    Granny – August 18, 2013, Mary Getten www.MaryGetten.com Note from Takara: The message from Mary resonates so strongly as it is an almost identical in focus to the Golden Water Dolphin Meditation for Planetary Healing that we’ve been doing every Spring and Fall Equinox since 1998. It is actively merging with their consciousness and sending healing love to the earth. We consciously connect humanity with cetaceans. ~~~~~ Get Dolphins & Whales Forever here: http://bit.ly/DolphinsWhalesBook Join us this Equinox for the Equinox Meditations for the oceans, dolphins, whales, and the awakening of humanity. Invite your friends to join you!

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

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

(c) David J. Adams  PENDRAGON MEDITATION CIRCLE  2nd September 2013 TARAK  – THROUGH DAVID J ADAMS (Audio version available at ……  http://soundcloud.com/david-j-adams/tarak-2nd-september-2013 ) (The Circle opens with the sounds of the Tibetan Bowls and the Blessings Chimes) Allow the Sound Vibrations to soar up into the Heavens, lifting you into your Soul Dimension, lighting the deepest recesses of your Heart with a Melody of Light, and a Melody of Sound.  Greetings Dear Hearts, I am Tarak, Sound Master of Arcturus, I come tonight with your beloved friend The Sound Master Margot to share the Love and the Light of this Circle, and to feel the embrace of your Hearts.  We are so deeply honoured to be within this Circle to feel the Love that radiates forth across the Earth. Dear Hearts, for many of your Earth years you have … worked powerfully with the special energies of the Equinox, and through those special energies you have connected your Hearts and your Souls to the Consciousness of the Oceans of your Planet – and those within the Oceans of the Planet that have been contributing to the Ascension of the Earth and all upon it. It has therefore been decided that there will be a special inflow of ‘Sound Vibrational Frequencies’ from the Library of Arcturus at the time of the upcoming Equinox, and we are here tonight to invite you, and through you to invite all the SOUNDERS of the Earth to come together on the day of the Equinox to open your Hearts and embrace a New Vibration of Sound that infuses the whole of the Earth Planet – but particularly the Oceans of your Planet. For this Ray of Sound is designed specifically to activate the SOUNDERS OF THE OCEANS, the Whales and the Dolphins, to open a Gateway of their Souls, to lift their songs into a New Vibrational Frequency that will stabilize the Earth in a higher frequency again from what it is now. You see Dear Hearts, as well you know, Sound is what creates change, Vibrational Frequencies create change, and all the work that you have done together with the Whales and the Dolphins over many of your Earth years are now coming to a fulfilment.  Through the work that you have done with the Song Lines of the Earth, you have opened Gateways to your own Souls.  It is now time to open the gateways to the Soul of the Whales and the Dolphins, that they too may lift their Vibrational Frequencies, and through their Songs communicate to all the creatures of the Ocean the New Earth Frequencies, that ALL may be uplifted and ALL may be awakened within the Oceans of the world. Although primarily this Wave of Sound Frequencies are destined for the Whales and the Dolphins, because you are now in a Dimension of Oneness, you too will be impacted by these New Sound Frequencies. We therefore invite you to gather, to open your Hearts, to be beside the oceans, and as you feel the flow of Sound Frequencies resonating deep within your Hearts, we ask you to Sound those Vibrations powerfully to the Oceans of the Earth – speaking of your commitment to the Oneness of all that is. Beloved Margot and myself have journeyed from Arcturus once more to work with you through the Sound Temple at Willow Springs, but on that day, which this one tells me is the 22nd of September, we will be standing alongside each and every one of you as you communicate your Love, your commitment with the Whales and the Dolphins. And when you have ‘Sounded your Sound’, when you have delivered your Love, we ask that you go within in silence and stillness, and FEEL the response from the Whales and the Dolphins. It is a time of great celebration for them, and you are a part of that celebration.  Their Awakening is your Awakening.  Their Upliftment is your Upliftment. The Song Lines of the Earth will carry the New Songs of the Whales and the Dolphins, and will vibrate with the new sense of Joyfulness, of Oneness.  A vibration of Divine Love and Peace will flow through the Oceans of the world, and will resonate throughout the Earth itself. We will not ask you to gather together at the time that you used to gather together at the Equinox, instead we ask you to gather together at the midpoint of your day, and work powerfully with the energies of the Equinox, and BECOME THE ONENESS. Until that time, until that day, we will continue to work quietly with you and through you from the Sound Temple at Willow Springs. We Bless you, we Love you, we Thank you. (Note: ‘Midpoint of your day’ will be noon on 22nd September , wherever you are in the world. Willow Springs is a Station in the Flinders Ranges of South Australia. ) David J Adams “Every atom of your Being is a library of wisdom http://www.dolphinempowerment.com/MarineMeditation.htm   Return to the Magnificent U Home Page

Dolphins, Dolphins Everywhere!

Bestselling Author Debbie Takara Shelor

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I’m so excited to share this information with you . . . Years ago I left the corporate world to head off into the great unknown by moving to the San Juan Islands and co-founding a non-profit for dolphins and whales. Lolita, the captive orca at Seaquarium Miami, was my inspiration for such a move.  I was deeply affected by her story and it was definitely time for a major life change. My partner in this cause was putting together a compilation CD that involved many well-known musical artists each contributing a song. Olivia Newton John was even considering a contribution. I felt it was a noble endeavor – take a captive orca and retrain her to catch fish on her own and prepare her to be set free back into her wild pod in the Northwest. We were not the only non-profit working to free Lolita. The Governor of Washington State even put together a symposium inviting all the dignitaries and non-profits working to free Lolita to join together to create a game plan for her release.  It was an honor to be part of that. The problem was, and still is, that Seaquarium Miami makes money with the animal. So, regardless of the number of people involved, the number of picketers that walked with signs in front of the show, the number of articles, news programs, celebrity videos, and everything else, she remains captive.  She was taken from her family in 1970. I just found a petition on change.org where you can sign to encourage them to let her retire. http://www.change.org/petitions/arthur-hertz-retire-lolita-the-killer-whale. Also it was recently announced that the federal government has agreed to reconsider a petition to free Lolita. You can read more about that here: http://orcanetwork.org/news/news.html If you have read my eBook, Dancing with Dolphins, then you know Lolita’s story. The woman I co-founded the non-profit with died recently. Even though the non-profit we started dissolved years ago, the cause has continued to burn within my heart and was recently fanned into a giant flame. Roberta Quist Goodman is an amazing dolphin swim guide with more knowledge about dolphins in captivity and in the wild than practically anyone else on the planet. She and I have been good friends for many years. Recently she decided it was time to start a non-profit for dolphins. The mission is to “retrain to wild” dolphins that have been captured and held illegally, as well as to educate the public about dolphins and whales. Unlike the situation with Lolita, there are captive dolphins in other countries that are being held illegally and in tanks that are being closed down. They need to be retrained to wild. A couple of dolphins were just recently successfully retrained and released. When I went to visit Lolita at Seaquarium Miami years ago, I promised her that I would be an ambassador for the dolphins and whales. I have been repeatedly reminded about this promise for the past couple of years. It is definitely time to step into that role once again. According to Lilo Pelekai of Lilo and Stitch “Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten.” I am dedicated to not forgetting about all of those in captivity. I was recently shown a vision of a dolphin in a small tank and how that image is the perfect metaphor for the work I do. Humans are captive – literally living in a restrictive prison – by their limiting beliefs, fears, judgments, self-doubts, and shoulds that they place on themselves and others. I am here to help them find freedom to have, do, and become their true potential. I am so excited to once again be sharing my love of dolphins and whales with the world and in letting people know about the retrain to wild program Roberta is putting together. Have a deLightful day, Takara   Return to the Magnificent U Home Page  

Fall Equinox and the Turning of the Wheel

Bestselling Author D Takara Shelor(c) Debbie Takara Shelor Fall Equinox is a special time of year when we celebrate the harvest of all our work through the active season of summer. The seeds planted in the spring – whether actual or metaphorical – are cared for and nurtured all summer long. Then in the fall, we have the opportunity to reap what we have sown. It is a time of thanksgiving, of sharing our bounty with friends and family. On the Equinox, we have equal amounts of day and night. It is a balance point. From then until Winter Solstice, we have shorter days and longer nights. David J. Adams and I celebrate each Equinox with the Golden Water Dolphin Meditation for Planetary Healing and the Global Marine Meditation. People all over the globe join us at 8 p.m. wherever they are. I am in the United States in the Northern Hemisphere and David is in Australia in the Southern Hemisphere. We are celebrating the north and south regions of the earth, the equality of day and night, the yin and yang of the masculine and feminine, the Spring Equinox in the south and the Fall Equinox in the north. Each of these things are about balance within the earth and within ourselves. We ask you to join us as we send healing love and light to the dolphins, whales, and waterways of the world. http://bit.ly/DolphinMeditation Have a deLightful day, Takara Bestselling author of Peering Through the Veil http://www.PeeringThroughTheVeil.com Return from Fall Equinox and the Turning of the Wheel to the Magnificent U personal and spiritual growth home page