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Monastic Disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda to Present A Free Public Talk in Tampa on Friday Mar 2 at 8:00PM “Finding Inner Peace Through Meditation” is a free public lecture and guided meditation to be held on Friday, March 2 from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The talk is part of a weekend-long event hosted by Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF), founded in 1920 by Paramahansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi and subject of the documentary AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda. Brother Nakulananda, a long-time SRF monk who presently serves at the SRF International Headquarters in Los Angeles, Calif., will present the lecture, which will be held at the Holiday Inn Tampa Westshore Airport, 700 N. Westshore Blvd. Tampa, Fla. The weekend-long event includes meditation technique classes for those who sign up for the SRF Lessons. For more information, please call 813-505-3601, email info@srftampabay.org or visit www.srftampabay.org

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Love and Chinese Medicine! (Addressing the Heart and Pericardium)

Since today is an insightful day, why not discuss the idea of the Heart and Pericardium in Chinese medicine!

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n Chinese medicine, the body is described using allegory. In the way that the imperial court ministers were appointed to think about and handle different aspects of the society in China; in Chinese medical thought, it evolved that the different organs were similar to the different ministers: Lung seen as the Prime Minister, Liver the General, Stomach the Minister of Granaries, etc. The Heart is seen as the Emperor that rules over all others. The Pericardium is seen as the Heart/Emperor’s protector or civil servant. The classical character for “Heart” is called “Xin” (pronounced

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“Shin”). It is an ideograph of the Heart and its coronary arteries. We say that the Shen, the spirit, is located in the Heart which is also the seat of consciousness. And that Blood is the matrix of emotion, meaning that the Blood is where the Shen can rest deeply and also where emotion is stored and carried. This is related to the aspect of consciousness that we say is housed in the Heart. When the Shen is safely rooted in the Heart and the Xin is clear, and able to perceive the world well, then the person is able to move through the world in a harmonized manner. In an emotional sense, the Heart is seen as containing joy. The Pericardium is seen as the emotional protector, screening and protecting the consciousness from being

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overwhelmed by the sensory and emotional input of the external world. Anxiety for instance in Chinese medicine is understood as “fullness under the heart”. This reflects the East Asian medical understanding of anxiety being caused by pressure under the diaphragm that may be caused by a number of issues: digestive problems and chronic stress being two main culprits. When there is pressure from under the diaphragm, the patient experiences a sense of doom and panic. This same area is where a number of important Qi pathways or meridians pass through the diaphragm and is a common area of Qi obstruction or stagnation. The area below the diaphragm is also understood to be a repository for recalcitrant Qi that is deviant, and creates problems. So, coursing and removing Qi from this area is often quite helpful. In Daoist thought, Qi is understood to also be emotion. And in Medical Qigong we understand Love to be a powerful force of healing. We know that there are “gates” of Qi on the body, one being the “gate of humanity” on the wrists that connotes an emotional opening to closeness with another person. This area is located on the pericardium channel and reflects our sense of comfort with others. A handshake is a way of reaching out to someone but maintaining a formal distance. We have not allowed that person’s Qi past our wrist and “gate of humanity”. But a hug reflects an openness to move past the gate of humanity and perhaps to embrace and bring our hearts close to one another. A sharing of Heart Qi. Qi Shi Ai. (Qi is Love). Love heals. Love is the mucilage force of the universe. Happy Day for Love! DR REV DENNIS ALEXANDER is the founder of the Sentient Temple Healing Center, the College of Alternative Medicine and the National College of Medical Qigong. He is an Ascended Shaman of the Maya community. He uses energy modalities, natural remedies and disease prevention to successfully treat cancer, hard to treat health issues, or health issues that western medicine finds difficult to treat. 727-323-2793 www.alexanderhealing.com Tampa Bay Wellness


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here’s been a lot of talk about the arrival of unsubsidized wind and solar. But whether or not a particular installation makes financial sense on its own is only part of the story. The next big milestone will be when unsubsidized wind and solar undercuts the cost of existing fossil fuels. And that milestone may be coming sooner than any of us might have thought. The fabulous David Roberts at Vox reports that even utility CEOs are now predicting that it will be cheaper to build new wind and solar than to keep running the old coal and nuclear plants that have already been built. Jim Robo, CEO of the gigantic NextEra Energy (subsidiaries include Florida Power & Light), made this claim on a Q4 earnings call, apparently. And as Roberts notes, the fact that this statement was made to investors—to whom Robo has legal obligations in terms of transparency and accurate reporting—is not insignificant. There are several important points to consider if this prediction holds out: 1) It’s one more sign that anti-renewables forces and climate delayers can only do so much damage. 2) We’re reaching tipping points at which investors will invest simply because it makes sense, not because it’s the “right thing to do” or a good PR move.

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By Amy Howard

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What is love?

he last line of the Broadway Play “Les Miserables” is “To love another person is to see the face of God.” I was fortunate enough to see this masterpiece on Broadway from a front row seat. It’s a very long play and at the climatic end when the last line was spoken, I looked to my left and witnessed a very large, African American man with tears streaming down his face. I immediately lost my composure as well and we both cried together. This was one of the defining moments of my life, and maybe his as well. I don’t know where he came from or where he went, but I do know that our hearts were both touched deeply by the love we saw and felt. I began my journey then to understand this thing called love. [TL1] Yes, this is the stuff that Romeo and Juliet died over and poems, songs and movies are made about, so what’s the real story? Why is it elusive at times and why do we crave more of it? We go on dates, join online dating sites, and let our friends set us up all in the name of finding “the one” true love. So there seems to be many types of love: unconditional, familiar, romantic, mature, self-love, and more. The type of love that I am writing about is unlike any fairytale type or butterflies in the stomach variety, although I have nothing against those feelings. For now, let’s put that type of love in the “attraction” column. I do think attraction can turn into love. Sometimes we seem to attract the exact people perfect for us, who later after the “honeymoon” period is over, make us crazy, annoy us, and push all our buttons. How grand is that? Now what? We may play the blame game and then the gig is up and we think they are the problem, instead of the solution. We may decide to work on ourselves and disconnect our buttons or leave the relationship and start over, buttons intact. At some point, a crucial decision may be made. This is the decision to love, no matter what are current feelings are. It important to understand that love is a decision we make and not always a mushy feeling that gives us goose bumps. It is a mature deep abiding love that I am describing. Love must ultimately be a decision. Feelings come and go and can absolutely make us giddy, but they cannot be relied upon. We 12

are commanded in the Bible to “love one another” and to “love our enemies.” [John 13:34-35 NIV] It would not make sense to command our feelings, but we can make a choice or decision to love. Some people in our lives are easy to love, and others not so much. If I had to wait for a “loving” feeling to show up before loving others, not much might happen. Yet, I can make the decision to love every moment, every day, and in all circumstances. This brings us to self-love or how we actually successfully love ourselves. After 37 zillion bubble baths and many mani pedis, I still didn’t feel like I was loving myself, but my nails looked great. After a great deal of research, I discovered that there is a secret recipe for each of us that shows us exactly how we need to love ourselves. Here it is: whatever you feel is missing in your relationship, just pick one thing to start. Whatever you long for, like being heard, important, or validated. That is what YOU need to give to yourself. You may think you want and need it from someone else, but only you can love you the way you need to be loved. We have actually attracted that someone else to show us the recipe, not to fill the hole in our hearts. That’s our job and our job alone. Because: We are the ones we have been waiting for. We also attract the exact right people to give us an opportunity to practice loving. As we practice loving others, we are loved ourselves. Our mind and our heart do not know the difference. When our love flows to another person, we are the first recipient. Ok, so now we have made the decision to Love, the next step is to practice. When we make this decision to love, what does that look like? How do we know we are doing it right? My opinion is that decisive Love is a call to action. Even if that FEBRUARY 2018

action is sitting still and listening to someone’s day with our whole heart and being fully present for them. This may take some practice and some effort, but most worthwhile things take effort. If we just loved the people that are easy to love, or just the ones we felt love for, would we truly be obeying the commandment to “love one another” or fulfilling a Divine plan for our lives? If people show up in my life, then they are here to be loved. That’s a greater decision. When love becomes the only option, the only decision, then Heaven is the only destination possible. Our understanding of love may never be captured in full on this planet or at this time

in our world, but maybe we can see it under a new light. The thoughts and opinions expressed here are simply those gleaned over many a year by this student of life and love. I hope you can join me as I continue to learn and grow among an amazing group of teachers, students, healers, and practitioners whose aim it is to bring even greater light upon the heart, mind, body, and soul of us at The Zen Zone Experience, a new and loving place to learn and grow, but most of all feel loved and be love.

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Happy Valentines Day!

By Dr. Gina Midyett

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eading up to Valentine’s Day, romance becomes a focal point of my sessions with patients. We can broadly categorize people into three groups when it comes to feelings about this holiday: Happy Couples, Not-So-Happy Couples, and Singles. Valentine’s Day was made for the Happy Couples. Maybe they’re so happy because they’re in a new romance or maybe they’ve just figured out the secret to long-lasting happiness, which is to treat your partner with so much love and kindness every day of the year, not just on one special holiday. I’d love to share some advice I give my patients who may fall into one of the other two categories. Let’s face it. If you’re part of a Not-So-Happy Couple or you’re Single, Valentine’s Day can feel downright depressing. For my Not-SoHappy Couples, make this Valentine’s Day comparable to New Year’s Day. Set new resolutions for a fulfilling, more romantic relationship.

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1. Value creation over

consumption.

So many couples get together, go through the honeymoon phase, and then forget that a relationship is not what you take from it, but rather what you put into it. What you create together from your union is what makes it most beautiful and what makes it endure. Children, for example, can be the creation of a happy relationship. Memories of special experiences together are a couple’s creations. So too are the qualities you create in one another. Maybe your better half brings out your sense of humor, your sexy side, whatever it may be. That’s creation. Valentine’s Day encourages consumption. I’m not saying don’t have any fun shopping for your significant other. But don’t allow the commercialism to weigh you down. And definitely don’t waste time making comparisons. If your best friend got an extravagant gift from her honey, don’t feel short-changed imagining your gift doesn’t stack up. It truly is the thought

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that counts. When you think of your relationship as a box for you to open so you can find a present, you end up wanting more, never feeling satisfied. When you think of your relationship as an empty box that you’d like to fill for and with your partner, you will find happiness. The joy comes from giving.

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Create time and space for intimate conversation.

How much time do you spend each week sitting with your partner having great conversation? Whether you’ve been together three years or thirty years, conversation should never get old. Who better to catch up with about the challenges of your day than the one you love? Three elements allow for good conversation. As I mentioned, time is key. We live in a rush-rush society. We expect everything just to happen instantaneously. We want results now. This is the opposite of

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what makes for intimate conversation. Set aside time where you can relax and enjoy chatting, just the two of you. You also need the right space. Don’t sit down to talk with a pile of clothes that need folded next to you. And certainly, don’t do it with the buzzes and chimes of cell phones nearby. A device-free, distraction-free environment is where you’ll feel most comfortable opening up. Finally, you need the right topics for intimate conversation. Don’t just discuss who will take which child to soccer practice. Delve into meaningful topics. Share your hopes and fears. Laugh at yourself. Take off your mask. Enjoy the vulnerability with your partner.

Now for my Singles.

Valentine’s Day can really make those individuals who aren’t coupled up feel like something’s wrong with them. This day doesn’t have to be about love for a spouse or significant other. Share your love for your family, your best friend, or even your community by volunteering. Most importantly, love yourself on February 14th.

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Listen to your intu-

ition.

You know what the best substitute is for a boyfriend or girlfriend? That little voice in your head and your heart. It’s the truth inside you that knows your heart’s desires and how to get them. Sometimes that voice isn’t as loud when you’re part of a couple because you’ve got your partner to bounce ideas off of. So enjoy your time without a partner knowing your inner voice can guide you. And the more you listen to and follow your intuition, the more you’ll be acting in a way that is authentically you. This, in turn, will help you attract people into your life who share similar values and passions.

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Embrace the idea that anything can happen.

an adventure and you don’t need a partner to have fun. Life is about balance and sometimes trade-offs. When we go from being Single to a Happy Couple, we exchange a little freedom and unpredictability for the comfort that comes from coupledom. No matter what category you fall into, live in the moment and enjoy it. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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THINGS TO DO TO ENHANCE YOUR VIBRATIONS & ATTRACT A SOUL MATE A

lmost every person feels a longing for companionship. We feel this as a desire for union with another person. What is a soul mate? A soul mate is a complement to oneself. It is more than merely a physical attraction; it is a capacity to help each other at the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. First is the principle that we are here on the earth for the purpose of growth and development in consciousness. What is more, associations with some individuals are more conducive to growth than associations with others; therefore, it is prudent to choose carefully our companions. This principle is probably easy for us to accept if we merely reflect on the types of influence various friends and acquaintances have had on us in the past. The impact is most powerful in a partnered relationship,

and a good union should be founded upon a shared purpose in life and the capacity to help each other to grow. One could have more than a solitary soul mate. However, we should be cautious about leaving a current marriage partner merely because of an attraction to someone else. In all likelihood, the very same problems and “opportunities” we are currently facing would be the same regardless of which partner we have in our lives-in relationships we most often come to terms with those things we need to work on in ourselves, even though we might sometimes think of our partner as being the source of our frustration. Those who come across the idea of soul mates after having already married can still rest assured that their partner is, in fact, a “soul mate.” Where does this subject of soul mates and twin souls lead us? Is our destiny to find and be reunited with some other special soul? The principle of soul mates and twin souls are, therefore, potentially both helpful and misleading. THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME SUGGESTED STEPS TO FOLLOW FOR YOUR OWN WELL BEING WHICH IN TURN ATTRACTS A SUITABLE SOUL MATE: 1. Meditate & Pray: This alleviates stress and enhances your energy. It allows for a balanced, loving sense of self as well as towards others.

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Prana that Connects Us

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ankhya philosophy (1) explains that in order to understand existence, one must consider the origin of the universe from a physical perspective. The twenty-four principles of manifestation in the system of Sankhya represent a progressive framework of evolving consciousness into matter; from the most subtle to the most dense. Sankhya states that before there was a universe, Brahman (the Absolute) existed as the unmanifested state of pure awareness. In this unmanifested state, there is Purusha (cosmic consciousness) and Prakruti (cosmic energy). It is the potential energy of Purusha and the creative will of Prakruti that forged non-material energy into material expression. It is the will of creation to manifest into the countless expressions of nature. The means of this expression is prana, life force energy. Prana is the medium through which Purusha and Prakruti merge. Prana is the cosmic vibration that underlies all manifestation. It is through the pulsations of cosmic prana that consciousness becomes matter. In the cosmic pulse of prana, the first expression of creation is cosmic intelligence or Mahat. Then Ahamkara or individual ego manifests to experience existence as “I am”. Next, consciousness diversifies into the three universal qualities or Gunas. These gunas are Sattva, Rajas and Tamas. All three gunas make essential contributions 18

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Dharma is the divine path that establishes the reason for our existence. As Ayurveda teaches us to honor our individual nature and the unique nature of others, it reminds us that we all originate from the same cosmic source and prana is the ever-existing thread that binds us. Ayurveda reveals to us the perfection of each other’s distinct qualities while honoring the pranic light that makes us all one. Namaste’ (1) Developed by the Indian sage Kapila in 500 BCE, Sankhya philosophy is the oldest of the six philosophical interpretations of the Vedas (Shad Darshana.) (2) The Doshas are Vata (ether & air), Pitta (fire & water) and Kapha (water & earth.)

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THEME - Love True love

True love know no bounds. True love shares equally. True love trusts one another, Secures and protects, Guards against harms, even mutually. True love has plenty of wisdom and faith And allows the manifestation in its entirety To honor the heart of liberty and freedom For the self-sovereignty of the beloved.

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Love is the reason to be.

Love is everything. Love is Source energy, The highest vibration there is. Love is what we seek. Remember to fill your heart with Source Love each day To be at capacity to give to others, And in this way, you are never depleted, Nor seeking love from others-people or things. Know how to fill your vessel full of Divine Source Love. Love is for giving. Love is the greatest gift. Love creates. Love uplifts. Love is infinite and everlasting.

The Power of “I love you.”

With the powerful projection of your heartfelt senses, pure intention and your Creator I AM Rays, saying “I love you” and sending “I love you” at a distance to any and all beings has a powerful effect. We begin to affect the quantum field of vibrational frequencies—uplifting lower ones in an alchemical process. In this simple and magnifying way, we begin to harmonize and bring more unity consciousness, connections and communications into existence and raise the planetary vibrations to love.

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THEME - Love

THE GLUE THAT HOLDS US TOGETHER

What is the glue that holds us together?

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ove, love is a universal language, it is an unspoken language and needs no words to be identified. A gesture, a touch, a smile. Love is all you need, to feel comfort, to feel accepted, to feel united… love is magic, the beauty of the soul. It is a sense of belonging in the world, not needing to be explained, unconditional love is what we all strive for, to give and to receive. We often ask ourselves how we can achieve, being, living and giving unconditional love, at times we don’t find it so easy to be or do. Practice giving kindness from your heart daily and see the beauty in the soul in front of you, they came from love just as you did. Maybe it’s a tough day for the person that you are having a challenge with and they too, are finding it difficult to be love. The Creator of All is ultimate love and we are a spark of that Divine Light, but, why is it that we see faults instead of beauty even within our own souls? The time is now to rise to a new level, all we have is now and the relationships that have come into our lives, for a purpose and a reason. To raise the frequency in our own environment itself, is reaching the goal of creating more love, higher energy and therefore to feel more connection and more peace, we all have this need for human connection, without it we are starving for love. God showed the world unconditional love by accepting everyone and as we grow spiritually,

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we too must show our neighbor honor and love, the biggest lesson that we have to learn while we are here is to accept and love, as humans, we strive to build better relationships and have more fulfillment in life and love is the answer to all peace and happiness. So why do we struggle so much with this? we play at the game of life feeling like we are constantly in the game of winning and losing but is it really that or is it just an experience that maybe showed up to teach us a better way? I believe that there are no mistakes in life, only experiences, life has a way of teaching us the lessons that we should learn or at least pay attention to, but without love humanity would not grow and you and I would not be here and the beauty that we are co-creating would not happen without good thoughts, love, beauty, trust. Therefore we must trust to love and also trust that we can receive love and give love unconditionally not only to those whom are easy to love but even those that we wonder if we can reach out to, with the same attitude. Do you have an attitude of Love? Love is kind, love is patient, love is consistent and persistent and love never gives up. We now need to send love to the world, more than ever before and gather together in groups to become a powerful instrument of love. This is a year of mending relationships and moving forward in love, letting go of anything that is of a lower frequency, our words and actions have FEBRUARY 2018

frequency. How high or low is your frequency? Ask yourself is there a higher vibration word or action that I should be using at this moment. Stop, breathe and listen, the answer will come. It’s already within you. We are powerful beings, perfectly equipped and therefore, know that you hold all the answers. We must understand that Love is the highest of frequencies the main reason for existing. Babies that don’t receive love become sad or unhealthy and later on broken, often needing therapy as adults. They find themselves struggling in relationships. It is easier to nourish a child with love than to fix a broken adult. The world needs more love and the time is now. Love is the glue that binds us together, with love we can survive anything. “Whether humanity will consciously follow the law of love, I do not know. But that need not to disturb me. The law will work just as the law of gravitation works whether we accept it or not”. Mahatma Gandhi Blessings to all and much love from my heart to yours. Terri holds a Master degree in Spiritual Studies as well as a Bachelor’s in Healing Arts. She is a Certified Life and Business Coach, Certified Spiritual Teacher and Law of Attraction Practitioner. She specializes in personal and business development, purpose driven life, spiritual growth, mind, body and soul balance. She guides you towards a more fulfilling and purpose driven life with real and practical steps. Terri believes that “All You Need Is Already Within You”. You just have to awaken to your true self and create new paradigm shifts. Contact Terri - Phone 727-804-8174 Tampa Bay Wellness


MIND - Meta Cognition

Don’t fear failure. Don’t pursue failure. Don’t accept failure. Expect failure.

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you are trying to achieve. Approaching events with a pessimistic attitude adds additional stress to an already intense situation. So how about approaching situations expecting failure? How about establishing a plan to proactively move forward with failure? Doing this will provide a safety net, a cushion, with an objective plan for when you fail. Now, this doesn’t mean that you will fail, but it does mean you are prepared for if you do. Having this reassurance can not only help you feel more comfortable and confident with what you are trying to achieve, but it can also make you realize that, actually, this task or pressure, wasn’t so stressful after all. We are a couple of weeks into the new year and approaching the most depressing day of the year. Chances are New Year’s Resolutions are wavering, and, despite best intentions, the ‘new year, new you’ hasn’t really materialized. You may be feeling stressed. You haven’t been to the gym like you said you would. You haven’t avoided the Christmas chocolates, (despite moving them into a high cupboard!) You haven’t even opened the book you were determined to be midway through by now. If, however, you made these New Year’s Resolutions with the intention to fail, you probably would have contingency plans set in place, ready for said failure. It isn’t too late! (It’s never too late!) Now you have come to the realization that you are expecting failure, you can make a plan to proactively bounce back. Don’t accept that you have failed. By doing that you are making no progress, either in terms of achieving your goal or in terms of altering your mind set. Sedate those gut reactions, improve your emotional intelligence, expect to fail...and watch yourself succeed. NIA KAYE is a 28 year old British expat living in Tampa, Florida. she is a fitness fanatic, loves lifting weights; cooking (and eating) good food and listening to fitness and nutrition podcasts. She has competed in two bodybuilding competitions and has her first powerlifting competition in February 2018. She fully believes in ’embracing the grey’ and that fitness, life and everything else is never simply black and white. benchpressingbaubles.wordpress. com

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Astrology

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By Imsara ARIES March 21st – April 19th

Daring is a word that is useful to you over this month. Practice being foot-loose and fancy free. Measure goals and pay attention to more of the conceptual framework, filling in the details as you go along. Keep in mind that an air of contentment is as important as anything else and something you may need more of.

LEO July 23 – August 22

Oh what a tangled web we weave when we first practice to deceive. Self-honesty is at the forefront. Communication can serve you well and help to smooth any bumps that may occur in relationships. Messages can come from all around you now. Like it or not… the inner house needs a good dusting.

TAURUS

GEMINI

April 20th – May 20th

May 21st– June 20th

Oh..if willingness could only be sold in a bottle—so much could be gained. Take action on whispers or nudges relative to moving forward. Let go of the past. Open up to some new ideas and explorations. Also fine tune your health pro-gram. Healthy is as healthy does.

Creativity is the leader in your parade right now. Intrinsic value is what keeps the heart happy and nourished. Make the effort to give more value of everything you do. Take note that problems can often come by being obedient to the social forms around. Look within. Take stock of the three main areas that are of top priority to you this year. Then look up.

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VIRGO

Sept. 23rd – Oct. 22nd

August 23 to September 22

Thoroughness is a gift that you can take to a greater level. Pay attention to details without losing sight of the bigger picture. Look to understand first before being understood. Examine where you need to tighten up the ship in order to better utilize your resources. Take stock and follow through.

Contentment, openness, creativity and play are keywords to keep in mind over the coming months. Beauty uplifts you. Balance is something you will always be learning this lifetime. Key to understanding this is that every new situation calls for a recalibration of viewpoint. Transformation is eternal…ask nature.

CANCER June 21st – July 22nd

Vision and purpose need to become your two best friends this year. Step aside in your own life and move forward. Let go of those in your life who are there because they are under the delusion they need you-or you need them. Make sure issues are valid and worthy of the effort you put out. Dance with flexibility but keep your integrity rock solid.

SCORPIO October 23 to November 21

The potential of a greater you is calling you now. Take some classes, and have some fun in new and untried ways. It is a year which you can accrue gifts and wisdom. This can enrich you life beyond measure and help you to express new aspects of yourself. There is also the opportunity throughout the year to travel and expand your awareness.

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Dec. 22nd – Jan. 19th

Jan. 20th – Feb. 18th

Feb. 19th – March 20th

Honesty is the best policy. Be forthright and open to others, Speak what is on your mind and listen to what others may say in response. Make a commitment to your own true self over 2018. Change up the scenery in a way that gives you space and time to enjoy it.

Aw… Shucks. If you are feeling heavier part of the remedy is a shift in perspective. Invite the cosmos to do the heavy lifting as you move on some ideas that can benefit those within your sphere of influence. Make sure to blend steadfastness with a dose of flexibility.

All we are asked to do is learn from our mistakes. The mistakes are given freely for the purpose of evolving more into a greater experience of ourselves. Compassion is something that is to be given freely without judgment. Strive to deepen your humanitarian tendencies with an understanding that even though all are born equal, we stumble into a world that is full of inequalities.

Stability—can be such an elusive word yet what is needed is getting re-grounded. Focus on practical yet inspiring pursuits. This will be true for some time to come. Take opportunities as they arrive as well as make new choices in familiar situations. Spontaneity is key to the flow, love is the answer and obedience to the inner voice is the strategy. How much fun it that?

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here is a massive divide between how dogs in most American homes live versus how dogs in the nation’s thousands large-scale, commercial breeding facilities, known as puppy mills, live. Breeding dogs are treated like production machines, and can spend their entire lives in small, stacked, wire cages, often without veterinary care, exercise, socialization, or meaningful human interaction. Many of these inhumane facilities still meet the meager, bare minimum requirements outlined under the federal Animal Welfare Act regulations. In an effort to reduce the gap in that divide and offer much needed protections to our four-legged friends, U.S. Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., and Charlie Crist, D-Fla., recently introduced two important bipartisan bills and the lawmakers formally announced word of the bills. The Puppy Protection Act, H.R. 4693, would amend the Animal Welfare Act to mandate significant improvements to the standards of care for licensed dog breeders. Under current AWA regulations, breeding dogs can spend their entire lives in cramped, stacked wire cages. The regulations do not require licensees to ever let the breeding dogs outside of their cages for exercise, provide core vaccinations for each dog, or even give the animals water more than twice per day. No dog should live this way, and if this legislation is adopted, they won’t have to. The Puppy Protection Act would prohibit harmful practices such as cage stacking and wire flooring and require larger enclosures with spacious outdoor exercise runs. Dogs would be fed at least twice a day, have continual access to clean, unfrozen water, and would be protected from extreme sweltering or frigid temperatures. Hands-on annual veterinary exams and meaningful socialization with humans would also be required. The Puppy Protection Act is a response to the public concern over dogs suffering needlessly in puppy mills, and also to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s lack of movement on the issue. In September 2015, The HSUS, ASPCA, and the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association submitted a rulemaking petition to the USDA calling for significant upgrades to the weak standards of care for commercial dog breeders. More than two years later, the USDA has still not officially responded, other than to acknowledge that it received the petition. It’s time for Congress to step in. The basic standards of animal care set forth in the legislation are similar to those proposed in the rulemaking petition to the USDA and in a new ballot initiative launched in Ohio, the nation’s second largest puppy mill state—standards endorsed by veterinarians and pet industry groups. The second bill, the Welfare of Our Friends (WOOF) Act, H.R. 4691, addresses the fact that the USDA allows licensees with severe and multiple Animal Welfare Act violations to continue to be licensed year after year. It closes a loophole in the current law allowing problem dealers who have had www.tampabaywellness.com

their licenses suspended or revoked to simply obtain a new license under the name of a spouse or other family member while still owning the same animals on the same property. The WOOF Act would prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license to breeders whose previous license has been revoked or suspended, or to their immediate family members at the same address. This legislation would help stop puppy mill cruelty by ensuring that puppy dealers who have been shut down due to poor animal care remain closed, as the spirit of the Animal Welfare Act intended. While the Puppy Protection Act and the WOOF Act are important animal welfare measures, they are also consumer protection measures. If commercial breeders were required to adhere to humane standards of care, or lose their license if they don’t, fewer families would unknowingly support cruel puppy mills or be duped into buying sick and behaviorally challenged puppies. “It’s crucial we stand up for animals—both as individuals and as a society. That means strengthening important regulations under the Animal Welfare Act to meet this goal,” said Rep. Fitzpatrick. “As a member of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus, I’m committed to ensuring our government is doing its part to promote animal welfare.” “The Bible teaches us to care for all of God’s creatures, and that includes man’s best friend,” said Rep. Crist. “I’m proud to help introduce this bipartisan legislation that protects dogs from unprincipled dealers and breeders, providing a voice for the voiceless.” No dog should spend her entire life in a tiny cage, her paws never touching grass, outside and exposed to frigid temperatures and winds, and bred so relentlessly that her body eventually wears out. Some puppy mill operators game the system and register their mill under a different name after they are cited for animal welfare violations. These two bills will prevent that trickery and also strengthen the standards of care for hundreds of thousands of dogs on commercial breeding facilities. This nation has a puppy mill problem, and it’s time for the federal government to stop ignoring it. Please contact your members of Congress today and ask them to support and cosponsor the Puppy Protection Act and the WOOF Act to help crack down on puppy mills.

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THEME - Hide & Seek Love

Rewriting Your Love Story By Arielle Giordano

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s a child did you play hide and seek? In the game hide and see, players conceal themselves in a place to be found by the seekers. The one player tagged as “it” closes their eyes and counts to ten while the other players hide. The designated “it” runs and looks everywhere, seeking the other players. In the hide and seek game in life, you are it. You are the one you have been hiding from and seeking your whole life! The “it” is deeper than the self that you are used to. The “it” is a deeper level of you. Letting your heart be open and soft, means not having any insulation or protection from everything that affects you. You are present without any kind of story or separation of dislike. And, you are present in pressure and difficulty without converting that to pain. When difficulty is converted into personal pain in the midst of life, you become hidden in yourself. When you become hidden in yourself, the hiding is blocking what is deeper within. Stories are personal guards that keep all personal existence confined to the surface. When you live in your stories, you protect yourself from the truth of who you really are. Your identity becomes your story. You engage in life but through the lens of personal stories of dislike and pain. If you are not being insulated in yourself by forms and structures and polarized in yourself with like and dislike, then you are meeting life from what is deep

within all the way through the surface. And, in that you are available. Rewriting your love story means being present in your heart which allows you to discover the depths within. Being in your heart is you being you and with another person. Rewriting your love story means releasing past stories about relationships and being free to be in your heart and present to everything in your life. When you no longer draw on past conclusions without perceived safety of imported stories, you make yourself accessible to another. Your heart is open and accessible. Rewrite your love story in your heart, and begin to know and love you. This is a way of being that you are vulnerable and open and soft in your heart to everything present in your life. Let go of drawing past conclusions about relationships with people in your life. Enjoy and engage with them without the safety of stories and allow yourself to be open in your vulnerability. Then you are available to connect on deeper levels in your heart with others. Human beings are innately designed to be with people and be social. Your physical and emotional health is directly related to how social you are and the quality of your relationships. Enjoy loving connections to family and friends and bonding with others in healthy ways which contributes to a healthy you in 2018!

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FEBRUARY 8-14 Talking Between Worlds

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February 10 at 1 PM - 4 PM. Learn how to materialize your goals and wishes. This Workshop is given by Tina Tricoche. Cost $25. Held at Spiritual Guidance & Learning 11580 Oakhurst Rd. #1 Largo, Florida 33774. RSVP: Carla Beetar for seating (727) 460-7656 or email carla.beetar@ gmail.com.

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Thursday, February 15th 2018, Dr. Minkoff from LifeWorks Wellness Center, will discuss Heart Health. Free. Nature’s Food Patch, 1225 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Sign-up required. 727-443-6703 or at Customer Care.

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Talk in Tampa on Friday Mar 2 at 8:00PM “Finding Inner Peace Through Meditation” is a free public lecture and guided meditation to be held on Friday, March 2 from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The talk is part of a weekend-long event hosted by Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF), founded in 1920 by Paramahansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi and subject of the documentary AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda. Brother Nakulananda, a long-time SRF monk who presently serves at the SRF International Headquarters in Los Angeles, Calif., will present the lecture, which will be held at the Holiday Inn Tampa Westshore Airport, 700 N. Westshore Blvd. Tampa, Fla. The weekend-long event includes meditation technique classes for those who sign up for the SRF Lessons. For more information, please call 813-505-3601, email info@srftampabay.org or visit www.srftampabay.org

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THEME - LOVE

By Charles Zinner

Learning to let Love & Light in... Oh yeah, all right/Are you going to be in my dreams/ Tonight? And in the end /The love you take /Is equal to the love /You make ~Paul McCartney, John Lennon

and grow. With change comes a new energy, and with new energy comes a newer,

Love is and can be a many splendored thing. Do you really want love and happiness and are you willing to go for it, and to give the effort to attain it? The lyrics by the Beatles, contains the key to love and life. It is the energy, thoughts, beliefs that one internalizes, expresses, and gives to others. It is the way of being and becoming a love that lasts. A loving, warm, and healthy relationship, even in the best of times can be trying, yet wonderful in its fruition. There are always new lessons and opportunities for personal and spiritual growth; in short, a loving relationship is about change and application. Change, acceptance, and sharing are especially crucial aspects to coming together. It is the positive intention within the individuals who have come together to explore this wondrous thing called “love”. Truly and totally giving and forgiving, being there for the other person, working toward common goals, sharing hopes and dreams are some of these expressions and internalizations of love. To internalize and strive to become these kinds of emotions and actions, create an energy field. This energy field is part of the consciousness and awareness of lovers and those who love to express the Light of love. Love in relationships is not about being “perfect” as few of us are saints- we can only strive with our highest intention and desire to be the best that we can. Being this way is a constant work in progress but the more we exude a loving and compassionate life, the more we are perceived as such, and attract love into our life. The spiritual law states that we become that which we think. Our beliefs and emotions, when directed towards a goal, always attract the same identical energy. Our reality is our mirror. In fact, that which we attract, often comes to us in triplicate and more! In the Never Ending story, it is shown that very few of us wish to look into the mirror of self-reflection and internal truth to reveal who we are. While deep internal reflection is very helpful, we can always, at any moment, decide to be the best, most loving, compassionate person that we can and by concentrating on love, we change 30

higher and stronger consciousness- that of Divine love. When we lift ourselves, our consciousness and aware nesses upwards, this is a powerful component of the journey to Love because we change our view of ourselves. To love oneself is a powerful change for all of us. Our self-love erases all criticalities and non-compassion for our self. This in turn attracts more Love which in turn, attracts more love to our reality. In fact, the one commandment by the Christed One includes loving the Creator and others as oneself. In fact, love and the journey upward hinges on a trinity including Creator, others, and very importantly oneself. We simply cannot love others until we love ourself. Our journey is massively connected with learning to let Love and Light in, and then using our love to help and love others. One thing that those who have returned from the other side (near death experiencers), is that the main lesson derived from the experience is… “What did you learn about Love, and how did you use it?” While that experience (Near Death Experience) enters a realm of Unconditional Love and is difficult to describe for those who experienced it, it is clear that Divine Love permeates and exists all around us. It is up to us to realize that we are of that Divine Love. In other words, we are Divine Love, always have been and always will be. It is up to us to spread as much of this love while we are here in this Earth school….to become Love, feel love, and to express it. There is no Earthly power that can resist Love because Love can and does overcome all earthly energy. We certainly are not always perfect and unconditional in our love, but the effort to be and to give is the goal. And in the end, the love we make, is the love we take!

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