Dr. Emoto: He Showed Us the Power of Intention

Dr. EmotoDr. Masaru Emoto has passed away. Dr. Emoto gave us visual evidence of the power of our thoughts through his photography of water crystals published in the now classic Hidden Messages in Water.

According to OM Times, Dr. Emoto’s final word was “Arigato”–Japanese for “Thank you,” fitting for a man who promoted Gratitude as the best attitude for living life.

He used to say, “Life is LOVE which is a gift from God and parents, and DEATH is gratitude for going to a new dimension.” So now he is in another dimension and continues to look over us warmly with love and gratitude. 

Read the full article here: OM Times on Masaru Emoto

For me personally, Hidden Messages in Water was a life changing book. The photographs of water crystals transformed by pure thought and intention was a graphic demonstration of the healing work I do every day. The insights gave me courage to continue exploring the healing arts, despite the skepticism that surrounds energy healing. When you can see how water crystals are transformed by pure thought and knowing our bodies are mostly water, the power of healing intention becomes very real.

Thank you, Dr. Emoto for your gift to the world.

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Visionary Journey with Native American Soul

On the Mountain by June O’Brien is a unique mixture of story-telling, poetic imagery, and mysticism.

Set in the wilderness region of the Northwest, we are introduced to Ruby, a visionary medicine woman caught up in her latest calling to a particular area on the mountain. She readies herself for a journey, feeling the strong pull, but not knowing exactly what lies ahead. After a perilous drive, she parks her car and waits. As dawn lights, she recognizes with fear and trepidation, an Old One, a come-to-life mythical Sasquatch creature that persist in global folklore. Though no longer young, Ruby knows she must heed to call wherever the Old Ones take her. Thus, begins a book that defies genre description, though the new “visionary fiction” category probably is the best bet. The author’s personal lineage of medicine women and healers and knowledge of Native American traditions forms a fascinating foundation for the first book in the Blue Child Series.

While this is Ruby’s book, we are also introduced to her sisters, Agnes and Grace, who both have special talents and missions related to their Native American heritage. By the end of On The Mountain, many questions are raised that must be answered in the sequels. Who exactly is this Blue Child? For that matter—who or what exactly is Ruby? What powers on earth and in the stars are working on the planet?

O’Brien’s writing style is fluid and poetic, painting the scenes in the mind like a literary Monet. It’s a beautiful and intriguing book. Definitely out of the ordinary. Take an imaginary trip—On The Mountain.

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She is from a culture in which seeing spirits, visiting with them, and being summoned are not unusual. She knows the spiritual gifts of wild plants, gathers them and makes medicine for the body and for the soul. This knowledge is woven into The Blue Child Series. 


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Award-Winning Books for Spiritual Seekers

Looking for a quality spiritual book to read? Check this year’s winners from The Indie Spiritual Book Awards.

Covering a variety of both fiction and non-fiction categories, you are bound to find something that piques your curiosity. Winners are receiving book trailers as prizes and there are several now available for you to browse. Take a peek at a few–including my winning entry–Ever-Flowing Streams: Tapping into Healing Energy.

See all the Book Trailers currently available. Explore the 2014 TISBA Winners for fascinating reading.

Have a great weekend–

Dana Taylor

What Does “Mercury Retrograde” Mean and What Are the Effects?


Debbie Nuccio Durrough is one of my favorite teachers. Earlier in the year I took a class in spiritual painting. She passed out information on Mercury Retrograde, just as my house was going on the market. The first deal turned out to be a sham. We finally put a good deal together–after the Mercury Retrograde period had passed! Enjoy this article from Debbie. If you live in Southern California, I highly recommend her classes. ~ Dana Taylor

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Mercury in color - Prockter07 centered.jpgPre-Mercury Retrograde: 9/19 – 10/2/14

Mercury Retrograde Dates:  10/3 – 10/24/14

Post Mercury Retrograde Period: 10/25 – 11/10/14

Planet Mercury (rules communication and machinery)

Definition of “Retrograde” ~ to move or seem to move backwards

The planet Mercury is retrograde three to four times a year

In 2014, Mercury retrogrades three times, all beginning in water signs of Pisces, Cancer and Scorpio, and then back into air signs.

A Time, Season, and Reason…The energies during this Mercury Retrograde support balancing and healing your body, mind, and spirit. Take this time to R-E-L-A-X, RELEASE, and REPLENISH.  The energies support Tuning In To Your Inner Wisdom and reflecting on any repeating patterns in your life that are getting in the way of you expressing your true self. It is the season of Rest, Reflection, Review, Revision, Reconcile, Revision and all the other “Re” words except react!

For most people it is not the best time to start anything new, make new commitments or purchase new appliances, electronics, equipment, vehicles, etc. I say for most people because if you are NOT taking the time to rest, replenish, revisit, revise, reconcile, etc., you may feel like everything is out of sorts and/or out of control. Any area of your life that is out of balance can feel like you are experiencing what some refer to as Murphy’s Law. Think of this period as your introspection time.


With regards to Mercury Retrograde and all forms of communication and/or machinery (i.e. vehicles, appliances, computer, printer, cell phone, Facebook, twitter, etc.), don’t panic when “life happens.”  If you can’t wait to fix and/or purchase a new item, it’s OK to fix it and/or purchase a new item.  Just make sure you understand the return policy and all warranties.  Taking a little break from cell phone, texting, Facebook, twitter, etc. may prove to be beneficial because the energies support you in Resting, Replenishing, Reflecting, Revising, etc.


It may be helpful to know that for some, starting something “new” under a Mercury Retrograde typically fizzles out and/or at best can be frustrating due to the timing being off or the many changes and/or revisions that will come up.  However, do remember it is an excellent time to Revisit, Revise, and Re-invent yourself, your work, complete anything that was already started, clear out and let go of anything (person, place, or thing) that isn’t working in your life, and Revisit, Resolve, and Reconcile your past and past relationships.


Mercury Retrograde at times seems to bring challenges with all forms of communication: written, verbal, electronically, postal, legal, and it also can slow down how we process information, thoughts and mess with our short term memory (i.e. “What was I going to say/do, etc.”)


If any legal issues come up that can’t be delayed until after Mercury goes direct, make sure you read and re-read all contracts, legal documents, obtain legal assistance, and be flexible as moving forward it may need to be changed or revised.  Traveling during a Mercury Retrograde?  Allow enough time and have a backup plan as it is possible to experience delays and/or lost luggage.  

REMEMBER…Mercury Retrograde is the perfect time to:


Tune Out and TUNE IN


Balance Your Body, Mind,

Connect with old friends and/or people from your past

Finish anything you started

Clear out clutter and get organized

Pay old debts

Keep your promises

Keep your integrity in check

Seeking employment? Revise your Resume and Reapply and Resubmit job applications

Reflect on the repeating dysfunctional patterns in your life (i.e. same

problem different face, here I go again, or why is this happening again, etc.)

Meditate ~Tune Out and Tune In

Reflect, Relax, Review, Revisit, Re-vise, Re-do, Re-turn, Re-trace, Re-issue, Re-wind, Reapply, Replenish, Release, Reconcile, Rejuvenate, and all of the other words beginning with “Re” EXCEPT “React.” If you find yourself “reacting,” take a deep breath and remember that you and all concerned are at risk for being misunderstood (due to challenges with all forms of communication).

About Debbie Nuccio Durrough
Debbie is the founder of Tune In To Sound® and her passion is with teaching a variety of holistic alternatives classes that support the new definition of “wellness”, and a variety of metaphysical and spiritual development classes that can STRENGTHEN Your SIX Spiritual Senses and allow you to easily connect with your Inner Wisdom (God-given gift of Intuition), Inner Rhythm (self-confidence and all forms of creative self-expression), and Inner Healer. All of Debbie’s classes support personal growth, self-empowerment, and the principle that everything is energy.
Debbie is a certified Reiki and Karuna Reiki® Master Teacher, a Heartbeat of Reiki Drumming Master Teacher , a Heal and Transform Your Life with Drumming Teacher, a Color and Sound Therapy Practitioner Teacher, a Tuning Fork Therapy® Teacher, a trained HealthRHYTHMS® empowerment drumming facilitator, a Numerologist, a Feng Shui consultant, and an IMPART certified empath and sound healer registered with the International Association of Reiki Practitioners, the Sound Healers Association,  and HealthRHYTHMS® at REMO INC.  Debbie is the creator of The Magic of Color and Sound®, Wellness with Color and Music, Magical Musical Messages®, and The Wonderful WIZDOM of OZ – You Have Always Had the Power Psychic Development Workshop.
Debbie is currently a teacher and facilitator of certification classes at the School of Multidimensional Healing Arts & Sciences located at: 18271 McDurmott West, Suite H, Irvine, CA92614.  She also facilitates classes, workshops, and events at the Historical Glen Ivy Hot Springs in Corona, The Riverside County Office on Again, Common Ground in Corona, and Care Alternatives Hospice in Riverside,CA.



Power Up With Stones and Crystals

Energy workers love stones and crystals. Sure, they make beautiful jewelry, but the real attraction is…ENERGY!

Science is confirming what healers have long known—there is power in the minerals from the earth. Uranium yields atomic energy; magnets demonstrate positive and negative forces; strike two hunks of flint and start a forest fire.

I’ve always been attracted to rocks. As a child I loved visiting the home of my parents’ friends, Jon and Lois. They were “rock hounds,” climbing into the hills on expeditions searching for interesting stones. I have a memory of sitting in Jon’s garage surrounded by shiny stones he had tumbled in his homemade rock polisher.

As the years passed, the couple amazed me with their vitality. Christmas cards revealed Jon and Lois waving from exotic locations. Now  well into 80’s, they are still dancing on Friday nights at the local Elks Lodge. Where do they get their energy?

One secret is—their rocks! Their house is filled with sparkly geodes, bowls of tiger eye, selenite, agate, and amethyst. Every room is charged with quiet stone sentinels emitting earth energy. My elderly friends lead positive lives in many ways, but the energetic home they’ve created for the last fifty years surely plays a role in their secret to healthy longevity.

While I’m no rock expert, I am increasing incorporating stones into my daily life. Here are a few of my favorites:

thZW0L4OT5Amethyst—these lovely purple crystals are thought to help the mind and aid in overcoming addictions. Last Christmas I purchased a bag of rough chunks through an Amazon dealer. I got the notion to put a couple under my pillow for deeper sleep. It worked! Interestingly, I noticed in the dark that they emit a spark when bumped together, visible proof of their pulsing energy.

th0M8WM1J0Malachitethis is my “calming stone,” green, cool, and smooth. It is known as the “mirror of the soul.” If my mind is racing and I need to settle down for a power nap, I place it on my forehead. Its steady frequency slows down my frantic thoughts and refreshes my whole body.

th[3]Black tourmaline—an increasingly important stone in this age of EMF (electro-magnetic frequency) pollution. It counteracts the tiring bombardment of the EMF emissions from electronic devises. Place a good-sized chunk of black tourmaline in front of your computer for protection. You might be able to feel the difference. I can!

th[3] (2)Rose quartz—Known as the “love stone,” offers peace and joy. I have a favorite piece of rose quartz that I often use during healing sessions. It helps clear emotional turmoil and distress. Sometimes I circle it over a client’s heart chakra and imagine drawing out the pain. Clients report feeling much more at ease after a treatment. Of course, I always cleanse it after the sessions.

Mastering Self-Attunements by Ole Gabrielsen gives instructions on receiving a rose quartz “attunement.” In other words, the frequency of the rock is incorporated into the healer’s auric field. That sounds a bit weird, but, out of curiosity, I followed the instructions. Much to my surprise, the next client I had reported seeing a rose quartz in her mind’s eye during her healing session!

 There’s definitely power in the rocks. Next time you see stones for sale, take a few moments to hold them in your hand and feel the energy pulsing in your palm. If one “calls” to you—take it home. You may be adding a very positive force to your living environment—and a lovely decoration also.

Rock on!

Dana Taylor

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