EnJOY this video where I share with you the reason you find yourself unhappy. I call this the Honeymoon Principle. The video explains what I mean.

 

Free Guided Meditation for Dolphins, Whales, and Water

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A friend just saw the movie,Blackfish, for the first time and sent me a note wanting to know if I had seen the movie. I thought I would share with you what I shared with her:

“I’ve been advocating for captive cetaceans for over 20 years. Everyone in my “community” of dolphin and whale lovers, communicators, ambassadors, etc. is aware of the movie. I cry when I even see a photo of a dolphin or whale in captivity, I just can’t bring myself to view Blackfish. I’ve already seen more than enough actual footage of dolphins being rounded up with boats and explosives, babies being separated from their mothers and lifted out of the water in slings to be sent off to marine parks. I really don’t need to be reminded of the horrors. I am already highly aware.

 

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John Crowe, the diver who helped lift Lolita out of the water and immediately became an advocate for whales because of that experience, came to my home to have a conversation about how to help set her free. He is one of the people many feel played an important role in the documentary. Ken Balcolm, probably one of the most reputable and knowledgeable experts on wild orca behavior, is someone I’ve spent time with. I used to visit his Whale Research facility on San Juan Island when I lived there. We have had conversations. Etc. Etc.

Not sure if the movie mentions the horrors of Taiji, Japan, but every year in the town of Taiji, they take boats out to drive dolphin pods into what is known as “the cove” (also a movie), where they kill most of the dolphins and cull out a few to ship off to marine parks. It is a daily activity for several months each year. SeaWorld and its sister companies is a horrific business. It is so so sad for the animals.

If you love dolphins and whales, PLEASE don’t visit the shows or captive facilities. Doing so is an endorsement of the torture, kidnapping, murder, and slavery that goes on behind the scenes.

Orcas have closer knit families than humans. They stay with their mothers their entire lives. Granny, an orca from the Northwest, just turned 103.

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On a more positive note, I have a group on Facebook called Wild Dolphin Lovers. https://www.facebook.com/groups/wilddolphinlovers/ There we post uplifting videos, images, and stories about wild dolphins and whales. We have a special thread called “Cetacean Concerns” and there is always a petition to sign or something to do or consider for those who want to help them.

Lolita is the reason I quit my job as an engineer. When I heard her story, I moved to the San Juan Islands to be near her family. I co-founded a non-profit for dolphins and whales to try to get her home. That was 20 years ago. We have no idea if she will ever be set free. Her pod in the northwest is on the endangered list and a recent court battle was won saying she is also endangered because she is from there. The courts haven’t budged on releasing her though. The plan is to move her to a sea pen, retrain her to catch wild fish, and if she is able to retrain to wild, let her swim free with her family. It’s a dream I, and many others, have held for many many years.

Last year I led a book collaboration that hit #1 on Amazon. It is called Dolphins and Whales Forever and includes stories by dolphin and whale “people” such as myself. http://amzn.to/1Jbqlmw.”

 

 

* Wild vs. Captive Infographic from http://infographicsmania.com/orcas-in-captivity/?utm_source=Pinterest&utm_medium=ZAKKAS&utm_campaign=SNAP

Hello Dear Ones:

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

Dolphins!

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

Forgiveness is a powerful journey. 

However, it is completely a journey about self. Whatever harm another might have caused, the only person we can heal and make whole again is self. 

So it is our view of the situation, our anger, judgment, feelings of betrayal, victimhood, or blame that are the problem and the forgiveness that is needed. 

Forgiving someone is not saying that what they did was O.K. It is letting go of the emotional burden, the giant imbalance, our focus on the wrong doing is causing for ourselves. 

Hatred towards another literally kills, eats away and destroys from the inside out, the one who is hating. It has little to no affect on the one being hated. 

In the end, the need for forgiveness is the letting go and release emotionally from the thing causing the emotional pain. It is a loving act that we give to ourselves – because if we don’t let it go, we may never love again, may never experience joy again, may never be happy and healthy again. 

There is a very real feeling of release, a giant burden lifted, when we have truly let it go. 

Who ever they are and what ever they did, you are worth infinitely more and your happiness is worth infinitely more. Continuing to focus on them is detracting from you and the brilliant being you are, the love you deserve, the joy that is yours by divine birthright. 

I’ve walked this road more than once – rape, an unfaithful husband, a friends betrayal, and on and on it goes. 

I could not be happy and healthy if I did not truly thoroughly release and let go of the anger and emotional pain I felt over these things. 

It is a journey as I said before. 

Spend time alone in nature in silence. Journal about it. And once you have said all you are feeling to the Universe in the form of pen to paper, let it go and don’t revisit it again.

That is my way anyway.

I have an essence designed specifically to assist in the forgiveness and healing process. Its called “Forgiveness” of course. You can learn more about it and purchase some here: https://www.magnificentu.com/store/Forgiveness-Aromatherapy-Flower-Essence-Healing-Oil 

Much love to you as you work through those things that require forgiveness. And remember … you have to also forgive yourself.

Much love,

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9 comments:

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


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


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


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

    I love that you share what you’ve learned!

    Laugh lots, Love more!
    MamaRed


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


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


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


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


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


 

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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.”

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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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3 comments:

  1. This is Pat Moon. I cannot log into anything other than anonymous. At first I was upset with your words about MLM companies. However later you qualified that there are companies who provide quality products not available any where else in the market place. That is exactly the reason I have stuck with the MLM company I am with for nutritional supplements, skin care and home cleaning. I did join Young Living for a short time but soon realized their nutritional products were not up to my standard. Now it seems that DoTerra is all the rage. I am sticking with my MLM company I’ve been with for over 29 years. (We do not have essential oils except for the ones in food sources as supplements.) Thanks for providing your explanation and alternative sources for essential oils.

  2. Hi Pat: There are DEFINITELY some great MLM / Networking marketing companies out there. I just feel that that business structure works best, and is best utilized, when they offer completely unique products to the marketplace. I’ve been around essential oils for almost 20 years and I did do a short stint with Young Living as well. But, like you, I found that their nutritional and body care products were not up to my standards either. I was pretty disappointing with both lines. And then I discovered superior oils from other suppliers. As a flower essence creator, I’ve found that a rose is not a rose is not a rose. I made an essences from morning glories growing wild in three different locations – the high desert in New Mexico, a sacred mountain in southern California and the Canadian side of Lake Ontario. The vibration of those plants was so different because of where they were grown, the primary purpose of them actually changed. The same is definitely true of many essential oils. Lavender, one of YL’s flagship oils, is just not that great grown in the U.S. The organic lavender grown in France or Bulgaria is extraordinary and once you’ve smelled it and worked with it, nothing else will do. And, even more amazing, you can get the same amount of organic lavender (lavendula angustifolia) from Bulgaria for less than half what it costs retail with YL. That’s just crazy. Essential oils are only a small part of what makes a Dancing Dolphin Essence a Dancing Dolphin Essence. Thanks for stopping by Pat.

     

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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Dealing with the Killer Called Stress

Observations and Advice by Captain Paul Watson (by permission)

I am often asked how I deal with stress considering I’m wanted by Japan and Costa Rica, I have a price on my head from the shark fin mafia of Costa Rica, we have numerous ships on the sea in dangerous campaigns, I am being sued, threatened and harassed continuously and I have a lot of enemies, critics and people who wish me harm.

The answer to this is simple. I don’t deal with stress, because I do not suffer from stress. And these are ten primary reasons why, and for anyone suffering from anxiety, worry or stress, I would like to offer this advice …

1. It is what it is. Whatever the issue, whatever the threat, whatever the circumstances it simply is what it is. Stressing will not change the situation. All problems can be dealt with or ignored.

2. “It’s always something.” I say this all the time to my crews whenever a problem arises. “It’s always something and if it’s not something, it’s something else, but it is always something.” This means that life comes with obstacles, challenges and problems. Problems should not be unexpected. They are inevitable. All problems can be dealt with by dealing with them, delegating someone else to deal with them, or ignoring them. One thing for sure, on a ship, it is definitely always something.

3. Stay calm. There really is nothing worth getting upset about. For example, if I drop a bottle of wine or tomato sauce and it shatters, my reaction is, “hmmm okay, that needs cleaning up.” If I lose my phone, wallet or keys, my reaction is “I better replace what I lost and take measures to cancel my cards etc. More seriously when my regulator jammed once at 30 meters, I calmly signaled my partner to indicate my situation. Fretting about it will not recover the object. Panicking will not save your life. Anger emanates from stress. Without stress there can be no anger. Without stress there is no panic.

4. Nothing material is permanent and thus objects are not worth stressing about. Your car is damaged, something you own is stolen, or you lost your investments etc. It is really not important. Material objects and comforts are nice but they should not be anchors keeping you attached to stress. Move on.

5. Friends are friends or they are not. A true friend will never betray you and if a “friend” does betray you than he/she is simply not a friend. Always walk away from betrayal and do not stress about it. True and loyal friends are rare treasures and should be treated as such. Loyalty returns loyalty. Compassion returns compassion. Courage returns courage. However you control only your own loyalty, compassion and courage, not that of others. And if they prove disloyal or they betray you, the treasure is no longer a treasure but merely a bauble to be tossed aside. Never stress about betrayal or loss. It is what it is.

6. Loneliness is an opportunity. It is an opportunity to discover yourself. You can’t find someone to love you if you don’t love yourself, and the secret to finding the right person is to not look for that person. Love should blossom from the ground like a lovely wild flower. It cannot be cultivated until after it is realized. Do not seek the seed but let the flower reveal an opportunity to you to grow and learn.

7. Relationships are like streams, constantly flowing and as they flow they meet obstacles. Some are minor and others major but a relationship either flows around the obstacle or it is blocked, and if permanently blocked, it ends. This is not cause for stress or angry, resentment or jealously. It is what it is. Move on with appreciation and without bitterness for the relationship that is no more, and open your heart to other possibilities that life presents. The most important factor in maintaining a meaningful relationship with lovers, family or friends is simply acceptance. You need to accept them for who they are and they need to accept you for who you are. If you cannot accept another person for who they are, you need to stop inflicting stress on that person and to walk away. And if another person does not accept you for who you are, you need to walk away no matter the nature of the relationship. Stress kills and living with a person who does not accept you for who you are is like living with a person who is slowly killing you.

8. Fear is a poison that seeps into the soul and paralyzes our senses generating paranoia, insecurity and anger. Never let fear enter your life. There is really nothing to fear because things are what they are and will be what they will be. Remember you are the captain of your fate and the master of your soul and body. Who you are and what you wish to be depends on you and you alone. A person free of fear can accomplish far more than a person shackled to fear.

9. Oscar Wilde once said that the only thing worst than being talked about was not being talked about. People talk, they gossip, they make false accusations, some enjoy insulting and belittling others. They are easily dealt with by ignoring them. Responding to them is what they want, so don’t respond. Reacting to them is what they want, so don’t react. Such people are not worthy of causing stress to you. They come from a place of insecurity, jealously and fear. It is their stress, and their stress is their problem. It should not be yours.
10. Hoka Hey. It’s a good day to die. It’s a Lakota saying and it means to not fear death and to stand firm for what you believe in, to fight against all odds and to never surrender. The one absolute of life is death. We all will die. What matters is not dying but living. It is how you live that is important and the only thing important about dying is how you die. It should be a death without fear, with dignity and with acceptance that it is what it is. The person without fear dies but once, the person shackled by fear dies slowly from stress and anxiety. Accept the inevitable, embrace the final reality of life and smile in the face of the infinite. The real secret to happiness is to not fear your own death, to not fear failure or ridicule, and not to fear others.

Stress is an obstacle to mindfulness and an impediment to impeccability. Stress is the cause of migraines, cancer and many other ailments. It is the reason people smoke, take drugs, and drink excessively. When people ask me why I’ve never smoked anything, the reason being is that I have never felt inclined to do so. It never seemed healthy to me and I have always been mindful of the consequences. I think that stress blocks mindfulness of consequences. The same holds true to getting drunk or stoned. Without stress there is no need, nor a desire to do either.

Mindfulness is simply awareness of who you are and what you are doing. A person who is mindful is a person free of stress.

Unfulfilled desire leads to stress. Wanting nothing allows you to appreciate what you have. When you want nothing, you want for nothing. We all have basic needs for food, for warmth and shelter, for clothing and for companionship. Mindfulness allows you to be secure with your basic needs. Everything else is a luxury and although luxuries may be appreciated, you should not depend upon them. Depending upon luxuries leads to stress.

I have never worked a day in my life for the sole purpose of making money. I have never wanted to own anything and although I now do own property and material things, I do not allow those things to own me. I never engage in arguments about money or debts. I tend to avoid debts but when debts occur my position is that they are what they are and certainly not anything to be troubled with.

As far as basic needs, I learned to address this as a teenager when I left home at 15. I had no money, no place to stay, no prospects. I jumped a freight train, rode in the automobiles being transported from Toronto all the way to Vancouver. I arrived and camped in the abandoned gun towers on Wreck Beach and the first thing I did was to go to Vancouver City College to enroll. I found a job, moved out of the gun tower into a single room I rented and went from there. Looking back I see it as an adventure. I had nothing but there was no stress. I simply replaced the insecurity of my position into an adventurous experience. I treated every job as a learning experience and working as a longshoreman, teamster, tree planter, warehouse man, short order cook, baker, painter, carpet layer, postman, tour guide, landscaper, and seaman all were educational experiences.

The truth is that all of life is an adventure, the good and the bad, the ups and the downs, the experiences, the hardships, the thrills and the times that were lonely, happy or difficult. Even the loss of friends and family is simply dealt with by acknowledging that death is as it is. It is inevitable and although we may sincerely mourn we can do so without being stressed. This may be difficult to understand but it is indeed quite possible. With the passing of every friend, with the passing of my brother I have silently said “Good-bye” with the appreciation of having known them.

I have gone into situations many times where the risks of injury, death or imprisonment were practically a certainty. My approach has always been acceptance. And amazingly I am still alive and still free. When I have had nothing I have had everything I need, and when I have risked all, I have usually been successful. One of the things that concerns me is when I read about, or hear of people, especially young people committing suicide because of bullying. I wish that I could talk to such people before they make such a terminal decision. I would tell them to not let the insecurities and fears of others influence them in any way. I would tell them to accept that all the ridicule, insults, bullying and peer pressure is irrelevant and simply unimportant to who they are. If a parent is unaccepting of who you are, you need to say to them that if you are unacceptable to them they have no right to be your parent and you should walk away from them. Too many people are enslaved to parents, partners and friends who do not accept them Unacceptance and bullying are forms of violence and everyone should walk away from violence with dignity. No one should tell you what to believe, how to think, how to dress, how to behave or to dictate your sexual orientation or condemn you for your compassion, your passion, your imagination and your character. You are who you are and that is what it is, and how it should be, and if others do not tolerate who you are, don’t give them the satisfaction of destroying you. Simply symbolically spit in their eye, walk away and concentrate on being who you are for the benefit of yourself.

And if anyone is inclined to commit suicide my advice is to commit social suicide instead. That is, to drop out of your life as it is and begin another life, in another place with new ideas. Adventure is the antidote for depression. Take a chance, jump into the unknown and you will be amazed at what is awaiting you after you do.

I am not infallible. I have made mistakes in my life, many of them. I have at times in the past responded with anger although never physical and limited to the poison of the pen. I have let some people down, disappointed others and missed opportunities. But the one thing that I have been able to do in my life is to avoid stress.

At 64, I am healthy, happy, optimistic, and as passionate as I ever have been. Even more so because I have had the grace of experience and the satisfaction of achievement in those areas that I chose to address.

The point of this posting is this: Do not let stress ruin your health, your love or your life. Dreadnaught and live the adventure, this adventure that is life. It may well be the only life you will ever have. Even if you believe in the afterlife (oh and don’t stress about that either) the fact is you will never know for sure, so no sense wasting the unique life that you have.

A stress free life is not only possible, it’s also essential for your health and your happiness.

Captain Paul Watson is head of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. He has been defending oceans and sea life for many years.  You may have seen him on Whale Wars: http://www.animalplanet.com/tv-shows/whale-wars/.  To find out more about Sea Shepherd, visit this link: http://www.seashepherd.org/

Texting + Driving = Stupid

Every now and then the safety-conscious engineer in me looks at a situation and just thinks, “something about this needs to change.” Texting and driving is one of those situations …

 

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My son recently got his learner’s permit and has started learning to drive.

It was cause to reflect on how things have changed so drastically since I was learning to drive some 30+ years ago.

There are a lot more cars on the road for one thing.

There are more traffic lights, more roads have been built, and a great deal more traffic on all the roads we travel.

And then there is texting drivers.

I was behind a car the other day where the driver was texting. It was a very busy road, full of cars and stop lights, and she kept weaving from being off near the shoulder to crossing the middle line into the lane of oncoming traffic. I pulled up beside her at a stoplight and got to see first hand that it was indeed texting causing all the problem with her driving ability. That driver is a disaster waiting to happen.

She is just one example of a prolific problem facing all drivers on the roadways now – other drivers who are spending more time looking at their phones, than they are on the road or in their mirrors.

It used to be that there were only a few times a day that you had to be extra cautious because something unexpected might happen.

If you live in or near rural areas, then you know that you have to watch out for deer and other wildlife trying to cross the road right around twilight.

Late at night, especially on weekends, it has always been a good idea to be on extra high alert for anyone that appears to be drinking and driving.

The rest of the time, you could proceed by being alert, slowing down around corners, being watchful as you pop over a hill or go around a blind corner that you may need to brake if something unusual is happening on the road up ahead.

But now with drivers on the road who are texting, you have to be hyper-vigilant every moment of every day because so many others are not paying attention.

I believe that no-one should ever text and drive. Either pull over to text or don’t text at all.

There is another alternative, however, and that is to use a smartphone app that lets you speak to text.

For iPhone, the app is called Siri.

For Android, there are many choices. I use Skyvi.

Anyone with a smartphone knows you can add apps.

Learning to use this one is very important. With that in mind, I’ve included these videos on how to use Siri and Skyvi.

Lives depend on safe, focused drivers who are paying attention.

Do your part when you are on the road and PLEASE teach your kids how important this is as well!

 

Realignment with earth energies

There have been many earth changes lately.

Those really affect you, even if you don’t realize it.

We are all connected to the earth. Being out of alignment with the earth causes stress, lack of clarity, feeling off center. It even causes your various energy fields to spin out of alignment with one another and with the earth. It can cause you to be irritable and even have physical issues.

Here is a fast way to get relief and be more aligned. It is actually beneficial to do this every day as the energies everywhere are shifting and you are being re-calibrated to handle the higher frequencies.

Meditation for Realignment

Sit with your eyes closed. Take a few slow deep breaths. Focus your attention on your heart. Find something to feel grateful for.

Ask Archangel Michael to place a protective grid around you. I like to ask him to wrap his wings around me. It feels very nice.

Ground yourself by seeing giant roots growing down into the earth from each of your feet. See the roots grow and spread as far as possible. Feel yourself firmly anchored to the earth.

Ask for the dolphin spiral clearing and infusion to cleanse your field. You don’t have to stand and spin, just ask that it be done. The instructions are in the free ebook Dancing with Dolphins that you were gifted when you joined the newsletter list. If you don’t have the ebook, you can get it here.

Ask your High Self and Guides to:

  • realign
  • rebalance
  • reharmonize
  • recalibrate, and
  • upgrade you to the next level of your Divine blueprint.

See yourself bathed in the blue/silver ray. It is a shimmery baby blue. It is Divine alignment.

Thank Archangel Michael, the dolphins, your Higher Self and Guides.

I’ve made a new gem essence of the Divine Alignment vibration using Blue Kyanite. If you are very sensitive, the essence can greatly assist you. It can be found in the blends of Resurrection and Break Through.

Spend as much time as possible in nature, in meditation, and in silence to assist you to re-harmonize with what Earth is doing right now. Rest as often as possible.

Many people have let me know that they had dreams of earthquakes and tsunamis before they happen and they were throwing up as it occurred. I don’t know how to prevent you from having premonitions – I’m not even sure having premonitions is a bad thing. But this next exercise will help you to not have so many physical reactions as the earth is shifting.

Imagine a 2 foot thick magenta filter or buffer underneath you. It is always there where ever you are. Whether you are lying, or sitting, or standing it is between you and the earth. You can still ground, but you are grounding through a filter. You are still connected, but you don’t have to take on any detrimental earth energy. (I learned this from Amorah Quan Yin’s Pleiadian books.)

Some people are so sensitive that all the fear and mourning is causing emotional stress. If you are one of those people, just put yourself in a giant energy egg. Extend the magenta filter under your feet to all the way around you. You are in a giant magenta filter cocoon. Magenta is not only protective, but it is soothing and healing. It is a powerful ray. See yourself bathed in it.

Comment below and let me know what experiences you have using these techniques.

 

* I do not know the original source of this image. If you know the designer, I would love to give proper attribution. THANKS!

This is an update of a previously published healing exercise I created.

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.

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