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“I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive.” — Henry Miller Tropic of Cancer

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” — Jim Rohn

“Welcome to the world—I’ve been waiting for you!” — John Bradshaw

“Happy Birthday!”

“I CELEBRATE myself,
And what I assume you shall assume, for every atom belonging to me
as good belongs to you.” — Walt Whitman

“When I was five years old my mother told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” – John Lennon

“Life is a beautiful magnificent thing, even to a jellyfish.” ~Charles Chaplin

“STAY IN SHAPE! SOMETIMES A MUSICIAN WAITS FOR A GIG, & WHEN IT COMES, HE’S OUT OF SHAPE & CAN’T MAKE IT.” – Thelonious Monk

“You begin saving the world by saving one man at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics.” ― Charles Bukowski, Women

“Hard times require furious dancing. Each of us is proof.” ~ Alice Walker

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First Chakra Say . . .

I went dancing tonight. Feeling rhythm, shaking my ass, feeling my feet on the ground – that’s first chakra stuff (that leads to second chakra, etc.) Sometimes dancing is what you need to survive – to wanna keep on going . . . Chakra 1: Muladhara ~ Root • Survival • Tribal Power • The […]

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2nd Chakra Say . . .

“Female sexual pleasure, rightly understood, is not just about sexuality, or just about pleasure. it serves also, as a medium of female self-knowledge and hopefulness; female creativity and courage; female focus and initiative; female bliss and transcendence; and as a medium of sensibility, that feels very much like freedom. To understand the vagina properly is to realize that it is not only coextensive with the female brain, but it is also, essentially, part of the female soul.” – Naomi Wolf Vagina: A New Biography

“ALWAYS LEAVE THEM WANTING MORE.” – Thelonious Monk

“Sex is kicking death in the ass while singing.”
― Charles Bukowski

“I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naïve or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.” ― Anaïs Nin

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3rd Chakra Say . . .

“YOU’VE GOT IT! IF YOU DON’T WANT TO PLAY, TELL A JOKE OR DANCE, BUT IN ANY CASE, YOU GOT IT! (TO A DRUMMER WHO DIDN’T WANT TO SOLO).” – Thelonious Monk

“What a weary time those years were — to have the desire and the need to live but not the ability.” ― Charles Bukowski, Ham on Rye

“Death will claim no man until his time has come, and nothing will save a man who is fated to die. Therefore be bold: to die in fear is the worst death of all.” – Elizabeth Hand, Available Dark

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4th Chakra Say . . .

Chakra 4: Anahata ~ Love • Peace • The Pure Sound of Creation • The Right to Love • Air

The 4th chakra is the core of our entire energy system, the fulcrum between the material world and the spiritual world. Its element is air; its principle is balance. In order to live, we need to breathe. When we take the time to pay attention to our breath, we invite our bodies to relax and our spirits to gently be known.

The heart is where we discover our emotional nature in relation to ourselves alone. (It is here where we also realize that Self, really is the whole world. As I inhale and exhale, I exchange the air with everything that inhales and exhales—you, animals, plants, etc.) In the big picture, nature is always balancing itself Bringing it back down to ourselves (knowing that we are connected), we must at some point ask ourselves, “How do I achieve balance in my life?”

The heart takes the passion of the first three chakras and moves it to a place of compassion. It takes raw energy and refines it, softens it, gives it an anchor.

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7th Chakra Say . . .

The efflux of the soul is happiness – here is happiness;
I think it pervades the open air, waiting at all times;
Now it flows into us – we are
rightly charged. — Walt Whitman

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