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Spiritual Guidance & Learning 11580 Oakhurst Rd #1 Largo, FL 33774

FOR INQUIRIES - 727-460-7656 / carla.beetar@gmail.com Spiritual Counseling | Tarot Card Readings | Meditation Circles Reiki Healings | Theta Healings | Tarot Classes | Psychic Fairs Pendulum | Psychometry | Past Life Regression Led by Carla Beetar June 8 thru August 17 – Children’s Meditation, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM $6 Every Thursday for 10 weeks Led by Carla Beetar June 12 & 26 – Open Meditation Circles, 7PM – 8PM $11 June 6 thru 27 - Every Tuesday – Tarot Classes, 1PM – 3PM $22 Led by Lynnette Millus June 14 & 28 – Earthbound Rescue Circle, 7PM – 830PM $11 Led by Carla Beetar June 8 – Psychometry Circle, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM $11 Led by Carla Beetar June 17 – Smoke Billets, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM $22

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HORMONE THERAPY At Hermann Wellness we prescribe Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy to balance hormones for men and women. Bio-Identical hormones are similar to the molecular structure of the hormones our body naturally produces. Using Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy allows us to use the lowest possible dose of hormones to address your symptoms and easily adjust the dose as needed. We evaluate your need for testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, DHEA, and Clomid. Forms of BioIdentical Hormone Replacement for men and women include: Creams | Patches | Troches | Pellets | Pills | Injectables After your evaluation and assessment, you can take your individualized prescription to a compounding pharmacy or we can have it shipped to you directly. Please feel free to contact us at contact@doctorhermann.com or call to make an appointment.

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Decrease Cardiovascular Risk Restore Energy & Vitality Improvement of Well-Being Improvement of Mood

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Your Physical Body---Love Reconnect--Purify--Movement For Your Best Life

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or the journey of life, your soul was given a physical body which allows you to have human life experiences on Earth. Are you aware, choosing and acting in alignment of your highest? Love is the highest vibration and connecting to the body with love serves you in the highest. Clear/delete any negative thoughts/emotions and false beliefs for they create discordant energies that dampen the body’s vibration. Bring awareness to any areas in the body that are stuck or blocked. Seek reconnection to those areas using your breath and senses. Seek healing to clear

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any blockages that continue to remain. Clear away or purify the toxins stuck within the body. Toxins are found in food, water, beverages, medicines, air pollution, etc. Assess everything, question everything, seek knowledge and be mindful of what you put into your body. A healthy body will better keep up with the demands of life and life choices. The body needs movement. Feel and move the compressed areas of the body and any stuck stress energy. Connect to all parts of your body. Breathe-stretch--strengthen--balance--feel good. Deep breathing, movement and

sweating assist in eliminating toxins from within the body. Having a regular practice of moving the body, clearing and purifying it, re/ connecting to it and loving it are some of the things needed to keep up the physical body, to best serve you in this journey of life. -by Carolyn Puckett Carolyn is a Myofascial Release Therapist, Kundalini Yoga Teacher and author. www.BlissMyofascialRelease.com Carolyn@BlissMyofascialRelease.com

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ENERGY Cooling Your House Without Breaking The Bank

Your home’s air conditioning system can account for more than half of your monthly energy bill. Keeping your home cool this summer doesn’t have to come with an outrageous energy bill. Here are three ways to cut costs without sacrificing comfort: – Landscape strategically. Low-lying shrubs that keep the ground cool and strategically planted trees that shade your home can reduce energy use by 25%. – Buy a programmable thermostat. This will allow you to program your AC to automatically adjust the temperature when no one is home and cool it down before someone returns. – Upgrade your windows. Energy-efficient dual-pane windows keep cool air in and hot air out, making less work for your AC.

FITNESS Squeeze In Fitness At Home

Even the most committed fitness enthusiast can have trouble getting to class at times. Working out from home is a great alternative. The excuses you make for not working out are some of the biggest obstacles you’ll face in your fitness journey. A common refrain: I don’t have time for the gym or a fitness class. Don’t skip your workout. Work out from home instead: – Stream a workout. Fitness subscriptions like Beachbody, YoFi, and Daily Burn bring a trainer into your living room. – Take a brisk 30-minute walk to get your heart rate up and work your muscles. It’s one of the easiest ways to stay fit. – Use fitness apps like MapMyRun for community support or Jefit for tracking your progress. – Ed Buckley, III, Ph.D., Peerfit

THE ARTS 100 Artists Who Shaped St. Pete

EVENTS Run Fest Route Circles Downtown St. Pete

The picturesque route, variety of distances and good weather are expected to draw many participants to the St. Pete Run Fest. Hundreds of runners will take to downtown St. Petersburg’s streets Nov. 18-19 for the inaugural St. Pete Run Fest. The half marathon course begins near The Dali Museum and takes runners along Central Avenue, past Tropicana Field and through the Grand Central, Edge and Warehouse Arts districts. If you’re not ready for a half marathon, register for the youth run or 5K, or do the half relay, splitting the 13.1-mile run with a partner. It’s more than a run. Organizers are donating $1 per mile to the St. Petersburg Free Clinic’s food bank for every 5K participant.

Photographer Ric Savid’s “Boy with Lollipop 1998” is featured in “100 Years/100 Artists.” (Image courtesy of Morean Arts Center) The Morean Arts Center has connected people with art for a century, with roots dating back to 1917 when it was known as the Art Club of St. Petersburg. “100 Years/100 Artists” celebrates the Morean’s rich history as a place for art lovers to gather, exhibit, create and learn about contemporary art. The exhibit chronicles the last century through the works of 100 artists who helped shape the center into what it is today. Artists range from glass artist Duncan McClellan to architect/painter Mark Dixon Dodd to artist/illustrator Charlotte Mullendore. See the exhibit now through June 25.

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Our Society’s Distorted Perception: Normal Physical Function

BY DR. CHRIS JACKSON, DOM, PhD Natural Health, PhD-c Behavioral Medicine A Path to Wellness 7901 4th Street North Suite 312, St. Pete, Fl. 33702 727329-9637 www.aptw.net LivingHealthy1@Verizon.net

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hat is normal physical function? Well, it is debatable. In a previous article, I spoke of our society’s distorted perception of women’s health issues and discussed natural hormone balancing. The goal of hormone balancing is to achieve optimal function of the physical processes known as hormonal responses. Yet our society as a whole is unfamiliar with how these processes work, and more familiar with the physical malfunctions that are really manifestations of hormonal imbalances. Such manifestations include pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS), hot flashes, night sweats, cramping, acne, bloating, ovarian cysts, poly-cystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), uterine fibroids, endometriosis, infertility, miscarriage, and many others. Similarly, perceptions are distorted about other areas of physical health by the conventional views of “normal” aging. Here we picture elderly folks with arthritis, dementia, weak muscles, cardiovascular issues, prevalent wrinkling, dry, and thin skin, poor vision, and more. These are considered “normal” issues seen in aging adults, yet none of these issues exist in every individual of the same age. In fact, in many or even most cases, these disorders may be addressed with targeted natural treatments and improvements in diet and nutrition. Such issues are often the result of the accumulative effect of unaddressed nutritional deficiencies over time. Additionally, atrophy may develop over time as a result of a lack of physical exercise, both cardiovascular and resistance (weightbearing), as well as stretching. Even issues that may not appear to be physical, quite likely are at least rooted in physical processes. For example, psychological and behavioral disorders may be ameliorated by targeting biochemical processes using 8 JUNE 2017 • Tampa Bay Wellness

So, let’s break it down even further. This word physical is kind of a given, right? Well, not so fast.

natural treatments, diet and nutrition. Precursors are often involved that allow the body to create the needed biochemicals, such as serotonin, dopamine, gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA), and acetylcholine. Thus, normal physical function may lead to normal or improved psychological function. Our so-called physical reality is actually a convergence of electromagnetic energy and each molecule has an electromagnetic signature. What we call “solid” is really a reference to something very relative. We can look at solid as simply a more dense energy than semisolid or liquid. More on that some day. For now, let’s try to target truly normal (optimal) physical function rather than what is conventionally and apathetically accepted as normal. Cheers!

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PROFILE THE STORY OF SHARMIK TREASURES AND WHAT THEY DO

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have been working with crystals for many years – I have always loved stones because it was clear to me that they all not only looked different, but they felt different. Some had a fast “buzzing” feeling and some were slow and deep. Some made me feel excited when I held them and others were calming. I thought everyone felt these energies but have come to understand much much later in life that this is not the case. For whatever reason, I was gifted with the ability to put stones together in such a way that they become a very targeted energy. Targeted energy is a powerful healer. I began making Healing Strands some years ago, consigning my work and selling online. I worked out of my house but became so busy that I felt like I lost my home, my refuge in this world. 9 months ago, I jumped in with both feet and leased a storefront, and Sharmik Treasures was born - a dream come

true. We opened our doors last August and have been right in the thick of it ever since. We are a full service metaphysical boutique and our specialty is crystals and stones and all they offer. My specialty is creating crystal healing strands. When clients come to me for guidance in physical, emotional and life issues, I offer them a Healing Strand for their particular needs. I generally look at their core numbers and then do a Tarot Card reading before I choose their stones. I always ask their guides for their input and then I choose the appropriate stones and put together a Healing Strand for them. When I have completed my work I generally have a 30 minute consultation with my client to discuss their numerology and tarot card reading. I can honestly say that I have never had anyone unhappy with the healing strand. They feel that it is almost like a talisman and the feedback says they are helped

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FITNESS Spiritually By Rev. Charles Zinner

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itness in this country has always connoted the exertion of muscular energy, often with sweat and bursts of energy to achieve a level of physical endurance and health. Many of our western sports emphasize strength, toughness and extreme effort in accomplishing fitness and in competition. Sweat and hard physical exertion, though draining, in the name of health and fitness have been the vogue in training and competition. On the other hand and little known until recently to exercise physiologists in the west, the eastern philosophy of health and well-being centers around a different kind of energetic development. The “theory” of energy (known as qi, chi, ki, prana) while similar to western energy, pervades the eastern approach to living and exercising with its belief in an energetic system in the body (meridians or channels) which covers and interpenetrates both the internal organs and surface of the body. The meridians are similar to the western concept of blood vessels in that they carry the

energy to all parts of the body. While there is not yet a definitive, standard, scientific answer to the question of “what is qi”, qi is often defined by western scientists as some sort of bioelectrical energy that exists in the human body. While the point of this month’s theme is fitness, the tie-in of this article is to point out the potential fitness and outcomes of a person engaging in the energetic aspects of building qi (energy) from qigong/chikung, tai chi and the other “internal arts”. External martial arts focus a lot on external physical power, such as strength of muscles and bones. Their goals are to make the body to go faster, be stronger, and maintain the pace longer. There are more external martial arts than internal martial arts. Examples of Chinese external martial arts include Praying Mantis, Hung Gar, Monkey, Tiger, and Wing Chun Kung Fu as is the Korean martial art of Tae Kwon Do. One Chinese internal martial art is Taijiquan/ tai chi. Besides Taijiquan, there are

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only two other Chinese internal martial arts: Baquaquan and Xingyiquan. The Japanese art of Aikido is considered an internal art. Internal martial arts focus on the generation and controlled circulation of Qi. They focus on the internal bodily functions (such as the internal organs) and energetic interpenetration of the body as an integrated whole. Internal martial arts are closely related to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and acupuncture. In internal martial arts, it is critical and there is an emphasis to relax both body and mind. The mind is intensely involved in all aspects including meditation. The objective of internal martial arts is to strengthen the whole body from within, bestowing better health and more effective martial arts techniques. This means better martial techniques such as more powerful strikes, more capacity to withstand strikes, and more rapid reflexes and movements. Better health means a better ability to maintain the skills and the execution of same even at “senior” ages, such as the 70s, 80s and beyond. There are many benefits of qigong for fitness and health such as the following: loosening of muscles, organ strengthening, heart and cardio-vascular functioning, nervous system strengthening, and it can be done by then seriously ill or handicapped. It also helps prevent soft tissue damage and strengthens

joints, ligaments and tendons, stabilizes and helps emotional health, builds athletic prowess, eases stress, and benefits the sedentary worker. Energetic work through qigong and internal arts can also expand spiritual awareness and self- mastery. While most qigong and internal arts exercises have been presented as active, there are standing practices which are also highly effective, such as the horse stance or standing exercise like holding the ball of energy for extended periods. Many qi Masters are long-lived, extremely psychic and highly spiritual. Breathing exercises are also very important in calming the mind and helping reach a calm spiritual state of mind. This reduces stress and is cumulative. The more often it is done, the more beneficial it is. Less stress can not only improve the emotional state of the internal arts practitioner but strengthens and permanently uplifts the individual. How does this all affect “fitness”? Fitness can be described as existing on more than one level – it is physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. The above illustrates the effectiveness of these internal energetic modalities on all levels. Thus it can be seen, that energy disciplines can in effect “fill” one with energy and contribute to a more complete and healthy, less stressed and spiritual life for those who indulge in those practices.

REV.CHARLES ZINNER, M.S. holds a Master’s Degree in Education and is a spiritual teacher, healer and Reiki Master. He has developed and taught courses in Tarot, numerology, consciousness studies and the teachings of the modern ascended masters. Charles was tenured faculty member of the University Of Florida. Charles and Marcella are co-founders of Pathways to Awakening Center For Intuitive and Spiritual Studies. 727-785-8780, mzinner@tampabay. rr.com

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Let Food Be Thy Medicine with By Nicole Miller

the Power of Plants NICOLE J. MILLER is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master, Women’s Wellness Practitioner, Naturalist, and owner of Awaken Holistic Bodywork & Wellness. She offers detailed treatment, including cupping and detoxification, to assist the body in vital restoration. She is currently practicing in the North Tampa and Tampa Bay region. Nicole is an educator of the Yoni Egg practice, where women can discover an empowered sense of healing. Visit awakenholistic.net to learn more about how a natural lifestyle and healthy methods of self care can truly regenerate the mind, body, and soul.

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he terms ‘vegan’ and ‘vegetarian’ are becoming more than just trendy buzzwords – the popular diets are now being scientifically studied to understand exactly how they effect the body. Not only are popular myths about malnutrition being proven as invalid, but plant-based diets are providing impressive results in reversing a multitude of conditions including obesity, heart disease, diabetes, while simultaneously preventing many other diseases such as osteoporosis and cancer. The general populace is becoming more accepting and well educated about plant-based diets, and a deeper look into scientific evidence is creating confidence for those who are considering to make the shift. An honest observation of the general populace will offer this confirmation – the everyday human is becoming larger. Today obesity is seen in a variety of demographics, both in adults and children. Lining the streets are renovated fast food buildings and advertisements for the newest designer indulgences. Walking along the sidewalk, children can be seen carrying disposable cups filled with liquid sugar and chemical flavoring. These scenarios are easy to imagine because they are a reality in popular American culture. It is

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projected that anyone who follows the modern American lifestyle will eventually become overweight, and according to a recent study, nearly 40% of Americans are considered obese. This is a staggering statistic that expresses the need for a solution: the adoption of a healthy lifestyle. Doing so can prevent and heal many diseases of the body, while simultaneously offering a better quality of life. In particular, plant-based diets are being discovered to offer a myriad of benefits. Defined, a plant-based and whole foods diet is when a human consumes little or no animal products and either limits or completely avoids processed food. There are multiple reasons to adopt this type of diet, both health and ethical, and people with extremely poor health are often recommended to only consume whole foods to allow the body to cleanse and regenerate. Plant-based diets are also valuable in a preventative lifestyle, where changes are made in order to avoid the development of serious health conditions. Studies are stressing the need for physicians to recommend a plant based diet to all patients, and scientific communities are also bringing awareness to the detrimental effects of massproduced animal products on the planet’s ecology.

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Surrounded by a culture of consumption, it can be intimidating to form a lifestyle that requires open-mindedness, discipline, and a willingness to learn. Caring for the body is essential to acquire a highly vibrational state of living, and when this is accepted, the possibilities become tangible. To some, avoiding the consumption of animal products can feel like an honest struggle. The challenge is often psychological and a result of being unable to prepare plant-based meals that satiate the extremely palatable savory sensation. What many are lacking is the guidance to understand how to transition and make a plant-based diet deliciously enjoyable. It is helpful to slowly decrease animal products over time until a full conversion can be met with confidence. The kale that is offensively bitter at first will eventually be welcomed and craved by the body as the microflora of the gut adjusts to a plant-based diet. Working with a naturalist or holistic nutritionist who understands the process of transition from an omnivorous diet can increase the success rate in converting to a plant-based diet. There are many resources to learn about food preparation and flavor building to create delicious plant-based cuisine. Understanding that almost every person who eats a plant-based diet was once in the same transitional phase can offer relief when reaching out for advice and assistance. In embracing a plant-based diet where a proper nutrient balance is being achieved, loss of excess weight, increased energy, and stronger muscle tone can be noticed in addition to countless other benefits. There is a wealth of educational resources available to study that can motivate and bring ease to the transitional process. The potential to live disease-free is a motivation in itself to adopt a plant-based diet, and the results are powerfully healing to those who achieve success in this lifestyle. ----

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DID YOU KNOW YOU HAVE 3 BRAINS?

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RIDING THROUGH EMOTIONS

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someone or acting on it. Your emotions are for you alone. Experience the emotions then have a brighter view of the situation. Name the lower emotion you are feeling (fear, sadness, grief, anger) and think of a replacement emotion (joy, happiness, love, peace, strength). Sitting or hiking in nature, will help you to connect to your emotions and bring in higher vibrations. Now you have an opportunity to let go, and let bliss in. When we don’t feel the bliss, ask the Divine to assist in bringing it in. Invite it! Call on the bliss to enter your being. Here are some guidelines to riding those emotions. ~ The best way to get rid of the pain is to feel the pain and when you feel the pain and go beyond it, you’ll see there’s a very intense love waiting. ~ You can predict how long it will be until something you want arrives by how you feel about it, and which way you’re pointed. If you feel ecstatic about it, you know you’ll be there soon. If you feel doubtful about it, you’re not pointed at it. If you’re depressed about it, you’re heading away from it. ~ As things come up, assist them in releasing by taking Epsom salt baths, journaling, dancing, crying, whatever feels good to you. Don’t judge or over evaluate what

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Horoscopes By Imsara

ARIES March 21st – April 19th

Are people really necessary? Sometimes you can wonder….In any case, rein in your horses and take some time to hit the road. There is a lot to discover and uncover. Things are not what they appear to be and sometimes that can be a very good thing. HiHo Silver!

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May 21st– June 20th

It’s all about the nature. Think of ways you can get together with those of like mind and consider strategies to better the environment around you, whether it be land or laws. Use your innate gift of perseverance wisely to make steady progress.

VIRGO

July 23rd – Aug. 22nd

Patterns abound that need to be released. These are old patterns that you now have an opportunity to let go for good. Keep an eye on the sun and your feet firmly planted. Practice objectivity. Embrace the idea that the only person you need to be-friend is yourself.

After the past few months you can appreciate how you have gotten certain things in order. It can be your home, finances or your inner life. The important thing is that you have gained a greater sense of inner calm and improvement. Take the steps to feel a greater sense of inner peace and lightness. Scatter the rest to the winds.

Nourishing new seeds that have been planted will take time and attention. However in the long run, you will find it has all been worthwhile. Make the effort, mapping out what you need to do on a daily basis to grow. New fields of abundance await.

JUNE 2017 CANCER June 21st – July 22nd

You have a heart that feels like no other. Dive into it and give some of this love and nourishment to yourself. Laugh, dance and play more. It has been difficult the past few years but remember that it is only love that softens. Pain hardens. Love does not mean servitude. Choose wisely.

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Sept. 23rd – Oct. 22nd

Oct. 23rd – Nov. 21st

Focus on respect and reconciliation. Make an extra effort to listen to the others side of matters. Be aware that others have hidden stressors operating that may make many encounters a bit more testy. Set boundaries that are consistent and take extra time outs—you will be the better for it.

It is important to keep raising the bar as you also lower your guard. This needs to be with those who have proven themselves trustworthy. Make an extra effort to convey a greater level of openness yet buttress this with a greater measure of internal security. It is a measure of true strength when one can feel vulnerable yet stay the course.

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Nov. 22nd – Dec. 21st

Dec. 22nd – Jan. 19th

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It is another test of commitment this month. Saturn is moving through the last third of your sun sign. This will show itself to you by an increased need for detail tailored to issues of care and concern. Buckle down and focus. Allow yourself both space and time to get priorities buttoned up. Expand step by step.

Control patterns need to be loosened more. The lesson is about leading with your heart. In the doing of that, the energy of Capricorn shines with integrity and strength. Challenges are trying to show you that you are not the source of your strength. It is only a loaner gift.

It is time to gather consistently with those of like mind and focus on how you can best pool your gifts for the purpose of community living, contribution and neighborhood improvements. Do not wait for other to prod things along. Innovation and the ability to see a bit farther is part of your inheritance. Waste not.

It is important to stop the “swirl” long enough to adjust your inner eye to the vision now appearing out of the fog. You are approaching a time of putting a few good ideas to the test using your creativeness, imagination and a dash of risk. Begin to be mindful of how you appear, disappear and reappear to others. You may be missing the main act.

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June, the Number 6 and Spiritual Upliftment

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une is the sixth month in a twelve month cycle, thus representing the mid-point of the year and also containing the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. Much like a see-saw, it (6) is in the middle of not only the year, but also in numerology, in which the numbers 1-9 are most commonly used. In the Tarot, six is seen as representing balance, harmony and love. The meaning of the number Six is denoted as being a feminine, subjective, formative, creative and Venusian (meaning it is associated with Venus, thus beauty and love). Six is twice 3. 3 is seen as activity on the lower planes of consciousness while on the higher it is denotes as transmutation and higher spiritual values and action. With 6 being twice three, there is the interrelationship of the human ego being uplifted through transformation and purification to the higher Divine spiritual principles. The perfect illustration of this are the two triangles contained in the six-sided Solomon’s Seal in which one triangle points up and the other down. The downward pointing triangle represents the lower human aspects with the upper pointed one denoting Spirit. The blending, purification of the lower aspect, and the ultimate enlightenment and illumination is shown by the upward pointing one. The Seal of Solomon is a symbol of unification and transformation of these aspects. The six, according to the Pythagoreans, is a feminine number dedicated to Venus, the goddess of beauty and love. In the Tarot’s Major Arcana, the number six is known as the Lover’s card. There is a triangle between the masculine, feminine, and spiritual aspects on the card, a balance, or harmony with the three-sided triangle as one looks upward to higher spiritual consciousness. June is the sixth month and balances the year as well as beginning the upcoming seasons. As we go into a yang / masculine / hot season, we leave behind the yin/ feminine/spring –cooler season. Mother Nature reaches a zenith of light and radiant energy penetrating the Earth and begins the balancing of seasons during the next three (3) months. Cyclical seasons occur in threes and pivot on sixes…. With the next three months representing the September (Autumnal equinox), and six being December (Winter Solstice), nature will progress to low • To Advertise Call 813-501-4894

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Thus the number six as represented by June illustrates the cyclical and creative force of Nature. Much the same can be seen in human nature. Six represents the power that is active beneath the surface and this energy can be directed for either good or otherwise. The Christed one known as Jesus, was the Master Jesus for a period of 42 months (6). Masters, as was Jesus, carry the number 33 (6). King David reigned in Jerusalem for 33 (6) years, and during that time there was a creative energy such that this holy city became admired for its beauty and magnificence. The Masons have 33 (6) levels.

Thus it can be seen that June, the sixth month, is comprised of power and creativity and in the Northern hemisphere, it is a time of growth, beauty and intense energy. It is also a natural evolution in the unceasing cycles of Nature. Six is a vibration which physical form becomes perfected and the spiritual is paramount. The biblical Creation story states the all was completed in six days. The seventh day was a day of rest, thus indicating that a six person will often initially purify, and then complete their spiritual evolution, not in the objective day –to-day mundane world, but rather during the period of rest and within the inner self, and in a time of quiet seclusion. Is it just a historical coincidence or is it, rather, an illustration of the energies of six, that 6 June 1944 was D-day? It was on that 6 day that the creation of a new order, free from the ravages of WWII began. There was a tremendous purification of the old, destructive energies as formulated by the dark, repressive and lethal energies of the Third (3) Reich. In fact, the overall energies of that day were 6+6+9 (1+9+4+4 = 18 = 9) = 21 = 2+1 = 3. Multiple 6’s embodied in that date indicate tremendous energies as a double number usually causes disruption. These energies, subjectively, were directed in this case to the attainment of the new and higher purpose. Thus D-day was an illustration of the upliftment of human consciousness and a transformation of our historical and spiritual existence. REV.CHARLES ZINNER, M.S. holds a Master’s Degree in Education and is a spiritual teacher, healer and Reiki Master. He has developed and taught courses in Tarot, numerology, consciousness studies and the teachings of the modern ascended masters. Charles was tenured faculty member of the University Of Florida. Charles and Marcella are co-founders of Pathways to Awakening Center For Intuitive and Spiritual Studies. 727-785-8780, mzinner@ tampabay.rr.com Tampa Bay Wellness • JUNE 2017

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JUNE 8-14 VISION BOARD WORKSHOP, June 10th 10am to 12pm $33 investment Palm Harbor. For more information call Terri 727-804-8174 Create your life by envisioning your dreams and setting the frequency to a higher intention. YOGA 365 COSTA RICA RETREAT WITH Aaron Ledesma, June 12th-17th, 5 night escape focused on yoga, mindfulness and healing. Bask in tranquility at Pura Vida Spa, a private mountainside retreat. daily heated and non heated yoga sessions. fresh local cuisine. from $865. included- 3 gourmet meals/day, accomodations, daily yoga sessions. call 727-7120365 or www.hotyogaclearwater.com

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JUNE 22-30 PSYCHIC FAIR - Saturday, June 24, at 10:00 AM till 4:00 PM. Many Gifted Clairvoyants and Spirit Mediums will be available. Receive answers to your questions. Get advice and choices available to you from spirit. Let spirit give you a message. Readings are $15/15 mins. or $40 for 3 readings. Location - Spiritual Guidance & Learning 11580 Oakhurst Rd. #1 Largo, Florida 33774 For inquires call Carla (727) 460-7656/ carla.beetar@gmail.com “BRANCHING IN” WITH REV. DIETER and Jenny Randolph. June 25, message 10:30 am, workshop 12:30-1:30pm. Suggested Offering $10. Unity North Tampa, 13540 N Florida Av. 813-962-4361, www. unitynorthtampa.org.

ONGOING CHILDREN”S MEDITATION - This is a 10 week summer class focused on teaching your child how to meditate. This class will be held on Thursday Morning at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM. It starts on June 8 thru August 17. The cost is $6 per child. Give your child the tools to be a happier, more balanced person. Instructor: Carla Beetar P.C.,M.T., D.D. Location/Spiritual Guidance & Learning 11580 Oakhurst Rd. #1 Largo, Florida 33774 RSVP: Carla (727) 460-7656 carla.beetar@gmail.com

may 2017 LEARN MEDITATION: A HEARTFULNESS APPROACH and it’s FREE of Charge! Experience peace, joy and your deepening spiritual connectedness through simple techniques to quiet the mind, open the heart and transcend personal limitations using the teachings of spiritual Master Sri Chinmoy. Offered as a community service by the Sri Chinmoy Centre of Tampa Bay. For more information please call 727-831-1124.www.TampaBayMeditation.org. ESSENTRICS/AGING BACKWARDS PROGRAM - Would you like to look and feel younger in just 30 minutes a day? Classes/ Thurs, 9:30am, Hale Senior Center, Dunedin. Schedule a Free 45 minute consultation with Arielle, Special offers and rates/813-545-7173, agbeautifuldance@gmail.com CRYSTAL BOWL MEDITATION Wednesdays, 7pm. Rev. Virginia Walsh plays the crystal bowls, leads guided meditation with periods of silence. After meditation individual prayer is offered. Offering accepted. Unity North Tampa, 13540 N. Florida Ave. Ste. 107, Tampa, FL 33613, www.unitynorthtampa.org.

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Dance By Arielle Giordano old ingrained feelings, and transform thoughts and feelings in creative ways. Through enjoying and relaxing in the body, you can go deeper within your body. You can feel all parts of your body and experience its vulnerability. Being in the body and the expression of it assists in the shifting and healing of physical cellular structures. This movement has the ability to set into action previously unknown and unseen thoughts and feelings. As a result, insights, awareness, and experiences have an opportunity to come into conscious awareness. You begin to dance from the inside out! Dance is an unspoken universal language of the whole body, and it is

Arielle Giordano.is the author of Dancing with your story from the inside out, inspirational speaker, instructor and facilitator. Arielle enjoys sharing her gifts and talents with an authentic style rich in grace in dance, psychology, philosophy, and the expressive arts. Arielle is certified and offers private sessions in the Classical Stretch/ Essentrics program, “Dancing from the Inside Out” workshops, ballroom dance private and group classes. She is the founder and facilitator of Goddess Gatherings of Tampa Bay. Her creative and innovative fusion is an invitation to the musical rhythmic patterns of body, mind and spirit which exemplifies a celebration for the dance of life! Visit www.dancingfromtheinsideout.com or email agbeautifuldance@gmail.com

an integral aspect of the universal mind. Dance consciousness is the graceful state of being and movement inherent within all sentient beings because it provides an opportunity to express the highest in all forms of existence. As everything in the universe dances, you dance with it. As humans, we flow, we pulse, we harmonize, and we integrate. We are beings dancing the dance of life. Dance is a form of body language that expresses itself in unique ways through the instrument of the body, which has the ability to open your heart and touch the soul. The body has the awareness to let you see and move into new internal spaces. Set the body free to

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dance your lovely qualities in a new way in the world. This universal impulse to move, which we call “dance,” exists today just as it did millions of years ago. In cultures both past and present, dance has been integrated into ceremonies for weddings, funerals, courting, instruction, storytelling, healing, arousal, amusement, entertainment, exercise, fun, uplifting the spirit, paying homage to gods and goddesses, and seeking and attaining aesthetic beauty that cannot be put into words. It is the body moving as art! This devotion of dance has transformational powers of transcendence to inspire and awaken the soul and the deeper essence of your being. Dance invites you as awareness to move in time and space and enjoy being in physical form. From here you can explore levels within, such as the expression in moving a particular body part, thoughts, feelings, release stress, and experience the “El duende a heightened state of emotion, expression and authenticity” and “aha” moments. Dance as a personal expression for me, has opened new creative expressions, perceptions, poetry, released painful thoughts and feelings, and created a well-being of body, mind and spirit. All personal experienced are housed within the body. It is the inn/storekeeper for your life, challenges, experiences, joys, and sorrows. Moving your body inspires all facets of you to dance! The five ways Dance can heal, express, create, and help you to look and feel better:

Posture is very important in dance. If you watch the television show “Dancing with the Stars,” notice how often you hear the word posture. Here are some tips for improving your stance: stand tall with tummy tucked in and under. If you look at yourself in the mirror you will be straight and your shoulders, hips, and ankles will be in alignment. Shoulders are down and slightly pressed back. Tuck your bottom underneath your spine.

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Dance invites you to be in your body and to become more aware of being in your body. Be conscious that each movement has within it the potential to release hidden thoughts, feelings, insights, and awareness. Old crusty patterns can replay every day, and those patterns can be moved into conscious awareness and transmuted through dance. You have the ability to become that movement, in the physical expression of your body. You can use it to discover who you are as a being and uncover your uniqueness through artistry and creative expression. Just take a moment to look around in nature. We live in a moving universe. Everything is in constant motion. From the minute you are born to the moment you die, your cells are moving and dancing within you.

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activities such as playing tennis or golf, swimming, bicycling, dancing, walking for exercise and doing housework. There was only one significant exception that the only physical activity to offer protection against dementia was frequent dancing. Dancing utilizes different parts of the brain and promotes brain plasticity. Dancing frequently-76% that was the greatest risk reduction of any activity studied cognitive or physical. Scott T. Grafton M.D., in his article, In What Can Dance Teach Us about Learning? points out that we begin to learn a dance step when someone describes it to us, but we learn it better when we physically perform the steps and observe and imitate an instructor doing them. You must use your brain to dance and follow the steps. Listen, watch, focus, observe, and consciously process information at the same time you are moving your body and following another’s example. The neurons in your brain imitate an instructor with observation learning when taking a dance lesson, it creates new neural pathways.

Then take a deep breath, belly in, shoulders up and down, and bottom tucked under the spine in an elongated spinal position. Center your body weight in a standing position. Do not lean forward or backward. Good posture is very important not only to look and feel better but for your overall health. Warning: You may look 10 pounds lighter with your new posture! 3. Dance can make you smarter! Dancing stimulates brain activity and function, and it can even help prevent Alzheimer’s disease. The Albert Einstein College of Medicine studied cognitive activities such as reading books, writing for pleasure, doing crossword puzzles, playing cards and playing musical instruments. They also studied physical

Dance is a fun activity that stimulates the body and endorphins in the brain. This movement creates more overall physical, mental, emotional, and even spiritual activity. It is the first step in having more energy, motivation, and focus, which can be directed to successfully complete mental tasks, especially for people who have attention challenges (such as myself). Give yourself permission to dance to free and awaken you. Let new elements and qualities express within you move through your body. It is not about “getting the moves right.” Dancing is about moving right out of your head and into your body! Dance your dance. Relax, enjoy, and be free to experience uninhibited movement. Be the flow within you as you dance your dance and the dancer becomes the dance!

5. Feel Good!

Dance as expressive movement that allows you to be who you truly are. Being what you really are, fully present and dancing your unique dance lets you look and feel better. Feeling good about yourself is rooted within a balance of the physical, emotional, mental, and your deeper beingness—which are interconnected with the breath of every step. Dance as a being from the inside out and in your inner beauty, you begin to dance in the glow of your flow! Tampa Bay Wellness • JUNE 2017

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