When I gaze out onto the sea of love . . .
I can picture dolphins, whales, and other creatures of the deep
coming about, and swimming peacefully . . .
My pineal gland’s third eye releases righteous DMT!
Within the depths of my own
oceanic consciousness . . .
In these changing tides, may we
scuba dive into mysterious whirlpools of femininity.
Rocky coastal edges of old school masculinity are washing
away by softening chi of feminine tidal waves.
Intrinsic soulful caverns
awaken their soft, yin-ward watery dimensions.
But not at the expense of breathing in the present moment by exploring
the wondrous watery caverns of under-explored darkness.
The winds of Climate Change are raining a dirge
onto crashing waves of shadowy human-centric doubts.
Walk with Spider in the center of the Web of Life
with your head and your heart scripting a balanced dance-step.
May communication with Dolphin bring lighthouses of curiosity and empathy
into the gales of our inner tapestry.
Let us give birth to a New Earth,
and let the dead ways of the old one go with forgiveness.
Like moths, and seasons,
the one constant in life is change!
May we gently, gradually, and gracefully allow the
bountiful ocean to clear away all salty toxicity on these hard lands.
In the meantime, may a whale of a heartbeat spring forth empathic
connections to your own soul power
that aligns with the mystical vibrations of Universal Consciousness
Ari is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, ReikiMaster, Published Author, and Educator. He has over 20 years of social work experience, and has been working in Public Schools in Gardiner, Maine, for over 14 years. More importantly, he has been a husband for decades, and is a dad, and animal lover too. Ari is also the MSAD 11 School District Wellness Committee Chair, Facilitator of the Mental Health Awareness Team (MHAT), and Middle School Civil Rights Team Co-Advisor. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in the Pittsburgh area of Pennsylvania, and Master of Social Work degree in Miami Florida. Ari’s office is located at the Gardiner Regional Middle School, where he spends most of his school days. Ari also works at the High School, and visits the Elementary Schools periodically. He was born in Alaska, grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan during his formative years, graduated from High School in the Hartford area of Connecticut, and lived in Australia while studying abroad in College. Ari has hiked in the Andean mountain range in Venezuela, and also all of the 48/4000 footers in the old White Mountains of New Hampshire. Ari’s name means lion in Hebrew, he was born in the Chinese year of the tiger, has lineage connections to a band of gypsies that fled Spain to Italy during the Inquisition, Judy Garland, the mighty Cherokee, and more. Also, he’s been meditating consistently for over 20 years, has been in a lot of therapy himself, and still goes regularly to unpack his backpack. Here is his new school website: https://abouse22.weebly.com/