Wolves + Wild Women Take to the High Road (My 100th post!)

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NYC: Last night in the black and white of dusk, sipping rose at Bar Pleiades’ sidewalk cafe, a smoking hot, elder Frenchman came snapping around the corner in a blinding light like a comet, his loud, phantasmagoric red sneakers blaring first

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He suddenly commanded all he surveyed, made everyone at the cafe heat up with inner hormones howling, before whippin’ his kicks into the dark, cool, hip depths of The Surrey Hotel.
Ah, yes, another easy, sexy summer begins!”
So we all thought.
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Dear Friends,
In contrast to that confident and cool Frenchman seen earlier this summer, a steady parade of loud, fearful human egos, trials to justice, and horrific tragedies has followed, marking the summer of 2016, very hot, only in part due to climate change.

Rocked our foundations.  While we usually spot trends on this blog, this month we are choosing to explore those that elicit pleasure, champion healing, sweetness, teasing silliness, and humanity.
Which are really the only trends worth spotting!
xo Jade

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In the throes of the worst of times, love, peace and healing may seem a distant, glittering memory, and yet it is so true that wounds beget healing.

We ask ourselves how to mine the riches of the underground, stand up again, affirm love, individual identity, beautiful diversity in ourselves and give back to the world the love and healing it is aching for right now?
We are at the center of a crossroads.  Astronomy’s summer discovery of an ‘X’ at the exact middle of our Milky Way galaxy echoes that steadfast soulful choice we all must make.

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 “The opposite of love is not hate – it’s indifference.
And the opposite of life is not death – it’s indifference.”

Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize winner,
Holocaust survivor and author
of Night, passed this July.

If like me, all the violent events of the early summer have you spinning around wondering where to step next, how to make a difference, how to heal…follow me to the high and the wild road…where we care deeply for the beauty of ourselves, others and this finite planet.

Once upon a summer morning, on the way to the beach, I chanced upon this little house:

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See that book on the bottom left?  Women Who Run With The Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype, by Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph.D. is an old favorite, my kind of classic beach read.  Delighted and thankful, I took the book.

The book reminded me of humanity’s balance of beauty and beast; caring for life via womanly…and yes wolf-like…ancient, healing medicine, a perfect balm for these times.  Am I surprised that Kanye’s Wolves video just launched at the same time plus Bill Maher’s cheer for Hillary Clinton as “a wolf with bits of Grandma in her teeth?”
Nope. Never surprised by being in sync.

Myth-inspired, wise quote balloons from Clarissa Pinkola Estés are sprinkled within, plus wisdom of “the wolves” quotes…perhaps not Kanye style, but a salve for events of late.

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Dancing in red shoes and flower garlands affirm love and healing, so trip with me from summer’s Beachy Tidal Pools to Tidal Streaming; to Jade’s Get Happy Summer Playlist; from Get to Know Yer Wild Flowers that I’ve seen popping up in fields, streams, and city streets; to following my tried and true healing path, an ancient |modern | timeless fractal trail map called Tracing The 9 Stars, as a system to link our 9 chakras of innate sense, with spaces and places underfoot and beyond.

Note to Self: Heal Thyself Hints are also scattered within, because there are still SO MANY MORE places where LOVE reigns, where people choose to dance, to love, to offer kindness, to work hard…let’s go there.

xoxoxo

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“Stay in your sneakers!” said the beautiful mother of my beautiful friend Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin.  Perfect advice to belong to that club where you are most authentically YOU.  That is your gift to the world.

This summer that sneaker to stay and stand in seems to be red.

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Red foundations empower passion and life.  Red sneakers are Everywhere rooting, affirming basic stands, re-rooting first chakra ideas.  From that French gent I drew earlier commanding NYC with his red kicks to #BlackLivesMatter activist Deray McKesson documenting the front lines in red Nikes.  We all get that its time to be WOKE.  The fairy tale of the red shoes tells what happens to a soul when their original creationing becomes attractive to conditioning…and the original passion gets buttoned up or goes to sleep.  The fire builds, finds other streams of expression.

Are we surprised that the red warrior planet, Mars, was retrograde with its aspects (power, action, anger, war, aggression) in review, from April 18 to June 29 this year?  Our inner warriors are orbiting direct now, and we integrate all that has opened our wounds for healing.

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Grab yer red shoe, grab your pleasure, …

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Heal Thyself Hints:  We are loving more red, passionate statements: outre red sparkle socks with black maribou slipper heels, both so bad, but together soooo good!designer, Grace Lant’s luxury take on good ole’ boys athletic wear below, giving gals a soft, safe cocoon of soft greys with sporty red ambitionher collab with Underground, the authentic British sub-culture inspired shoemakers will give you some classic kick-a__.

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Get to Know Yer Wild Flower, Why Dance? We Came to Dance! is a brilliant video by DJ, Tasha Blank here below to inspire THAT kind of free dance healing.  Show up at one of her Get Down dances this summer! Jade’s Get Happy Summer Playlist 1 is a 90’s revisit, Sneaker Pimps, Underground, of course.

“Wolves never look so funny than when they have lost the scent and scrabble to find it again…they look as if they’ve lost their wits. But they are really doing is picking up all the clues they can find.”

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DREAM. STAY WOKE IN 2ND CHAKRA BLISS, SLEEP WITH THE BEST.

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Walk in their shoes, sleep in their bed.  This summer I slumbered in the same savvy, Savoir Beds from the Savoy Hotel in London as do/does/did Queen Elizabeth; Sir Winston Churchill; Marilyn Monroe; Chelsea Handler and ex-boyfriend Andre Balaz; plus Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, (owners-of and rompers-in 6 Savoir beds!) 

In fairy tales, royal mythical beings preferred hand-made beds lest they lose sleep over a tiny irritating pea felt under a thin mattress.  You can see from this picture that Savoir Beds do not spare the sustainably-harvested horse hair from South America, just one layer among many.  Their one factory looks more like an artist’s lair oh-so-carefully crafting mattresses for 100 years. PS: they have a heavenly scent, stoking the desires and comforting the contrasting fears of the second chakra.  PPS: Dream on perfection.

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Appropriately evoking heaven,“Away in the Manger” was sung as a bedtime lullaby by my friend Rio Hamilton as I laid my bones on the famous trellis-ticking covered with little leather rosette beds in Savoir’s Soho showroom.  The sensation was immediate!  It was as though the bed rose up to meet and greet my body, hold me up vs. the heavy sink. Clearly this is the way to spend half of one’s life!

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The Savoy’s distinction of installing the first elevators in a hotel, along with the first electric lights, begot the world’s first luxury suites, all penthouse-like at upper levels due to the ability to elevate discreetly, versus climb stairs like the common folk had to do.  Upstairs, Downstairs.

How to go high when others go low as Michelle Obama said?  Appropriate to the times, sexy 2nd chakra frolics in bed, and our gender-blends, follow this “tidal tale” of the C. Fornicata shell I discovered this summer on the beach…

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the tides bring in slipper shell aka C. Fornicata, in shades from white to pink to browns, wave by wave…

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Slippers of late are considered an invasive species, not really because they fornicate and replicate a lot, which they do, (and there are attempts to harvest and market the snail as a culinary pleasure in France, so expect to see these on your plate one day)…actually the “fornicate” name tag stems from their “sexing” in the ocean where they stack up like spiraling fractals.

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Science says: “individuals are often found heaped up and fastened together, with the larger, older females below and the smaller, younger males on top.  As a heap grows, the males turn into females (making them sequential hermaphrodites).”

I like to think this wild behavior is symbolic for the wisdom of elder, wise women that are at the core of our humanity.  The voices of mothers are ancient, existing in every woman and man.  We’d be so lucky to rise, to ascend to their grace, composure and activism of the heart…They Walk the High Road.

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“Among wolves, when a wolf mother nurses her pups, she and they spend much time lazing about.  Everyone slumps over everyone else in a great puppy pile; the outer world and the world of challenges are far away.

However, when the wolf mother finally trains the pups to hunt and forage, she shows them her teeth more often than not, she snaps and demands they keep up, she shoves them down if they don’t do what she requires.”

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Heal Hints:  Slow Down Wolves. Gather Moss. More Nature Fun Just Discovered: Lichens exhibit next level, threesome symbiosis…Media mogul on-the-move, Ariana Huffington tucks us in to revolutionize our sleep, where we encounter the wild of our unconscious…I say: Get to Know Yer Wild Flower: Sleep and dream better with a sprig of Mugwort under the pillow.  She has silvery undersides, the best way to find her waving in the woods as the winds sail through!
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“Unlike humans, wolves do not deem the ups and downs of life, energy, power, food, opportunity as startling or punitive.  The peaks and valleys just are, and wolves ride them as efficiently, as fluidly, as possible.”

Jade’s Get Happy Summer Playlist 2: Lovebreak…All I wanna do is LOVE U…

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SMART MAP THE CENTER, MIX WELL IN THE GOLDEN 3rd CHAKRA.

Above is science’s latest map of our brain…golden and glowing.  As Cee-Lo sings in another 3-way symbiotica, “If I ever wanted to understand you, I’d have to ask somebody else.”

And ‘happiness isn’t all in our heads,’ as my friends, Dr. Vincent Pedre and Max Lugavere tell Yahoo!  To know ourselves deeper, it’s not our head’s pretty flower brain revealing how we are wired, it’s our ‘second brain,’ our gut’s microbiome, right at our golden, third chakra, energetic center…with more stars than the Milky Way pumping out more seratonin than the brain!  Like a steering wheel, navigating the two sides of our brains, our center 3rd chakra, via our gut feelings, is our call of the wild, valuing innate intuition.

Heal Thyself Hint + Summer Playlist 3: Click here for H.U.V.A. Network‘s Cobalt, a get-your-theta-state-on-song sowing a range of range between 4-7 HZ, to dance in sync with your universal mix master…and the latest Brainpickings, happily as usual in depth on Felt Time: The Psychology of How We Perceive Time, a book mapping the riddle and logical tick-tock of Time, placing it with perception, intuition and consciousness.  More steps towards the ownership of our lives.

This path to a TV show is so beautiful!

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To gather, re-weave, and to sow, is to replicate and map life’s processes.  To take a thread and create a cloth.  To puncture and arise to replicate a flower. To be lost in the trance rhythym of ins and outs and find a float in the brain’s theta state.

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Purrrr, so sew, so slow…the luxurious hot trend of making “fem-art.”

Peep the corner of Broome, between Mercer and Greene streets in NYC….pairs of women, singular men, mothers and daughters from Kansas, all make a fast beeline, dodging traffic, to get to their Mecca, Purl Soho, seemingly a tiny and meek needlecraft supply shop.  A kind of Creative Castle to Handcrafting, Purl Soho is where new brainmappers and digitalweavers can hunt and gather yarns, fabrics, threads, and notions for any imaginable quilting, patchwork, needlepoint, embroidery and weaving Wo-Manifesto.

Julia Roberts does the knitting or crochet contemplation, as do Cameron Diaz, Sarah Jessica Parker, Daryl Hannah, Hilary Swank, Julianna Margulies and many others.

Heal Thyself Hint:  Sew Something Slow.  Hand sewing for me has always been Peace.  From Barbie clothes to my alternative digital habit today.

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For Holiday 2016, I am launching my collection of Organically-Grown + Human-Sewn Couture Tease shirts with sounds of healing like Ahh!, OOO, and WOW appliqued upon the bod.  See here on my muse and bestie, little marvin, strolling in Monaco, read more about the collection here.

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The name of the collection is called Couture Tease and here is me teasing Paris.

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Get to Know Yer Wild Flower: Meet Queen Anne’s Lace. We hail this fairy feminine flower here, aka the wild carrot.  Echo’ing the spider that taught us all how to sow + weave;-)

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TRIP THE LIGHT OF AN EXPANDED HEART, ROCK YER 4TH CHAKRA.

Before we go forth into fourth chakra territory, related to travel and helpful people in Feng Shui Land, let’s learn how to find and use some feminism in our homes hilariously in this video, “How To Be a Woman!” with Caitlyn Moran, UK author (OMG, this Esquire UK piece!) and star of Raised by Wolves, just coming to the States this month.

Strap-in now…from the local bus stop to the Pokémon place where digital meets the road, the earth’s sacred sites to space travel, here we go!

Next, meet my new friend, Celine Semaan Vernon, creator of Slow Factory, whose scarves go massive via NASA space travel and personal with her own Middle Eastern family’s history as refugees, a light on the current Syrian refugees seeking home.

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Look up for Slow Factory’s scarves!  One gianter transport step beyond a man on the moon, was this solar trip this summer…

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History made! The world’s first round-the-world flight powered solely by the sun’s energy completed its year-long, 25,000-mile journey around the globe with no fuel this July.

Maybe your life is simpler, and you are just delivering plums to the next village via a bus.  While this strawberry is a kitschy-cave, we think even bus stops can inspire a heart trip…

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…by being ‘part-garden!’  Here are some designs my partners and I submitted to San Francisco, I’ve yet to see this fun idea.  Any takers?

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While we city-folk endeavor to integrate with our fellow earth-dwellers, others thankfully hug the planet’s sacred spaces, while giving a “talk to the hand” to developers, fuel-diggers, frackers, and other f___ers.

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4-quote-hug-the-world-Clarissa-Pinkola-Estes“Wolves are highly social, with alpha males and females mate for life, in a variety of habitats, including forests, tundra, mountains, swamps and deserts.  Their sense of smell is 100,000 times greater than humans.”

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Are you sensing what I’m sensing? That a wolf is smelling you right now?!! Egads! We are like Pokémons for the wolves!

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Heal Thyself Hints: Ease that stress and Get to Know Yer Wild Flower, Purple Cone Flower or Echinacea, wild and cultivated to power up your immune system…Much more slow pokey than Pokémon spottings, happily even The New York Times extolled the healing effects of naming plants in its #IntentionalSummer series by KJ Dell’Antonia…and on Jade’s Get Happy Summer Playlist 4 is a core song along my journey, start yours here vastly inspired: Gnarls Barkley’s Going On.

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COME TO MAMA, THE 5TH CHAKRA IS TO CREATE + COMMUNE.

The 5th gate/chakra in Tracing the 9 Stars represents the mother in traditional Feng Shui.  Located at our throats, where our voice and creativity commune and create.  So much came to voice this summer in our culture and communities.  Like Thoreau and Monet, we stared silently and listened deeply at The World Contained As A Pond for wisdom, integration, sinking in, drinking in, and reflecting upon its little world of watery emotions.

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Back in the city, pond pads and bubbles to ponder deeply came in the form of Pat McGrath‘s masks for Givenchy 2014 RTW at the Cooper Hewitt Museum‘s Beauty show, which intrigued for mix of design disciplines and multiples of expressions.

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While Pat in the UK is painstakingly beading, the exhibition showed Finland’s artist Tuomas Markunpoika burning away structure, all at once communing to create new forms and blow the bubbles to make wishes on the temporality of it all.

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A #1 curiosity in my cabinet is this flower:

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Heal Thyself Hints:  Above, this Get to Know Yer Wildflower is a complete mystery, I see it every year in Carl Schurz Park on the East River in NYC.  A kiss to anyone who can identify it.  It looks like girlfriend, Bee Balm, here below, and native wild girl Honeysuckle had a love fest.

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Or else its just a Gigantoraptor-Trans version.  Here, the Honeysuckle babe sticks out her tongue to taunt me:  (Please also tell me I am not the only one in NYC obsessed like this!)

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I taunt back: Yo, ya’ll reached my voice mail, Honeysuckles.  I’m out rompin’ with the wolves, leave me a message.”  Give this silly song a spin to inspire a romp: Jade’s Get Happy Summer Playlist 5: Voicemail from Green Velvet & Patrick Topping.

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WISE QUEENDOM, WISE KINGDOM. 6TH CHAKRA.
WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE.

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I surprised a longtime friend the other day talking about my two-year studies with an Iroquois teacher many moons ago.  I was young and annoyed the second year that the rituals were exactly the same as the first year, repeated. “I already did this!”

You must be laughing, smarter than me, knowing that in the book of life and The Book of Elders, The Life Stories & Wisdom of Great American Indians, everything is on cyclical repeat.  So no surprise when a book by the same author, The Brazilian Healer with the Kitchen Knife by Sandy Johnson, was given to me this summer.  Travels to visit mystics and shamans who heal, it was another reminder of the mystical sources of healing within us.

The Wild, Healing things are behind what we can see with our two eyes.  We are learning to trust our third eye, our sixth chakra where wisdom lives.

Hunter gatherers of wild things are all over Netflix’s Chef’s Table.  Here’s one you may not know, I happily just discovered The Druid of Paris this summer…

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The Druid of Paris, aka The Dude named Stephane Meyer, wildcrafts plants to make his absinthe bearing the name of the Celtic clans of every mountain where he travels.  See waaaay more with the green fairy, the wild flower, wormwood!

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Heal Thyself Hints:  Drinkwise, Absinthe has a green fairy-tale history, and smart readers will note the similar leaves to Mugwort, described above for enhanced dreams. Wise to identify your plants before making moonshine: Get to Know Yer Wild Flower, Wormwood, both are in the Artemisia family, along with Tarragon…respecting the power of talking with herbs and women-folk reminds me of these song lyrics from Jade’s Get Happy Summer Playlist 6: Boss, Disclosure on Moog for Love:

Yeah she’s the boss and I’m an old romantic doing favors, don’t look good on paper. But when she looks behind these eyes girl I can see the psychic, and baby I like it”

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​FAME RESTS ON SELF-CONFIDENCE + THE 7TH CHAKRA PORTAL FOR TRANSCENDENCE.

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FAME is like LOVE, all rests on placement and context.

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For instance:
Exhibit A: Bright verdant seaweed swaying in a tidal pool can be the softest, most beautiful, most famous thing, very like the slow-mo fabric waves around a prancing runway model…except when a loud child or adult gets frantic stepping on it in the ocean screaming a repeated “Eeeww!” breaking the reverie like the Village Idiot.

Exhibit B: Take a few famous people, undress them, bed them together, and float them on Tidal sounds like a real sexy party-game, as seen in Kanye‘s latest video, Famous, except I’m absolutely sure that sliding against large ego, waxy, sweaty people on poly-satin sheets is as fun as the Village Idiot. “Eeewww!”

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The controversial new video for his song, Famous, is inspired by artist Vincent Desiderio‘s painting Sleep, and it woke up some ire.  Waxy celebrities snooze in bed with West and Wifey, Kim Kardashian, including Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Chris Brown, George W. Bush, Caitlyn Jenner, Donald Trump, and Bill Crosby. 

It’s a toss-up as to which drama, the US election, celebrity sex scandals, or this snooze-fest video most exemplifies the famous fairy tale, The Emperor Has No Clothes.

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I was more taken with the trippy pre-show live-feed, a visual voyeuristic opera for Famous mesmerizing with buzzing, trance music, film-drones sweeping high and low, while an audience of the un-famous and famed ones filtered in at the Forum, sat and did simple, silly and very human-sweet things.  For me, this said more about FAME than the silent middle of the video, waxy people breathing, waxy bodies, waxy music.

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Famous inspired our gal, Lena Dunham, usually a fan of Kimye, to take a stand (very 7th chakra) and very vocal on the inclusion of wax nude female celebrities.  This summer we needed this power of scrappy, unruly wolf girls like Lena and Remy Holwick, the model, photographer, and feminist activist who began a Girl Cult to collectively write letters to unseat the judge that let the Sanford rapist go free.  I swooned when Remy and I connected on Instagram and I hail to these dirty healing gals, existing in all of us as described by Clarissa Pinkola Estés:

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Of course, then came Kanye’s Wolves video.  Not surprised.

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It followed Famous, awakening more sleeping people, Balmain-clad, who then paraded and shed tears.  The potentially blinding glare of fame, seen thru the eye of Kimye, it let us peep a more poetic, less waxy-navel-ego contemplation of Fame.

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Meanwhile, also less waxy-weird, Get To Know Yer Wild Flower with some saponin-rich White Campion, often found bobbing and jostling like paparazzi at the top border of beach and field, peeping as the sunbathers take their seats.  Described in nature guidebooks as having a “beautifully veined swollen calyx sac.” HMM…better public nudity.

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Heal Thyself Hints:  And, as seen below, we recommend Madame Tussards for famed wax figure viewing…and for the eternal pull to bed down with biggies…something timeless along the lines of Stonehenge: Manhattanhenge, a new, modern, urban summer ritual.

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We’ll cruise out of FAME with Jade’s Get Happy Summer Playlist 6:…Generationwhy by Zhu…cos, yes “all the kids are waking up and naked when the beat drops.”

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DESTINY IS 8TH CHAKRA…THE LOOP OF INFINITY.

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Destiny is the white bird on our shoulders, whispering.  When we listen, a kind of ‘elevator-up’ foundation rises to the High Road,  distinctly remembered. Wave after wave over the years, left foot, right foot, looping forward, looping backwards we seek to move further into the ocean of our feelings and live out our destinies.
( The above wild, ocean girl from my pal artist Florian Heinke)

Water is the sacred possession of the wolf clan in the Native American Winnebago tribe mythology, as it is part of the Waterspirit Clan, and “the Wolf Clan performed social welfare roles, administering public health and safety.”

How to clear the river of our thoughts, how to feel safe among our neighbor humans and beasts, and how to heal our vast planet’s increasingly toxic ocean, symbolic of our wayward veers off the path?

Here are some Heal Thyself Hints:

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Long ago, I took a dance class inviting us to feel from our sides, peripherally, non-linearly, which is how whales and dolphins communicate and swim together side-by-side communicating vs face-to-face.  To address the ocean’s vastness and restoration, get inspired with your fellow surfers at this model, Parley TV.  Parley is formulating exactly that side-by-side, with talks, collaborations, and a collaborative project.

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While the heat rises this summer and on the planet, I’m drawn to touch and loop down the earth where coolness reigns, with white, guru-ish, space shoes, like these from Underground, with a sole representing oscillating sound waves.  The above is a collab design, inspired by Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures album cover, was in turn, inspired by a visualization of the first pulsar —a star that emits electromagnetic waves, thanks to the graphic genius of Peter Saville.

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Unless one treads mindfully, one foot in front of the next is a drudgery vs. a journey.  In my Feng Shui, I name “destiny” for what is often called the “career” area of a space.  In a larger sense our careers are the “carriers” or even the “clans” we select as waves to ride.

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Thom Browne, the fashion designer most known for  transforming the suited look of nearly every career kid within the “Creative” clan, got shiny for his exhibition, Reflecting on Uniformity, at the Cooper Hewitt until October.  Among many messages, it  speaks of the Sisyphus nature of corporate life.  Brilliantly, more and more of us know in our bones, the wisdom of creating our own journeys.

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Precursor to Sisyphus, scarab beetles endlessly rolling balls of dirt were symbol of infinity, eternity, rebirth, regeneration and destiny for the Egyptians.  Thus my summer art below with a found, intact beetle and two halves of a large seed pod for his parachute…playing in the wild as always!

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Get to Know Yer Wild Flower: That’s my girl, Chicory above, a bright segue from destiny to the 9th chakra/gate “re-elate” as chicory can appear any color from white to pink to blue depending on the acid in the soil or the amount of ants underground…Heal Thyself  Hints: Feed one of your two inner wolves mindfully to balance your destiny here Jade’s Get Happy Summer Playlist 8: is Cats ‘n Dogz b’coz getting equal with the wild is our destiny, so ready to dance because let’s face it, booty comes first.

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RE-ELATE YOUR 9TH CHAKRA TO ELATION.

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In writing this post I found my collage, above, of me, my father, and a wolf.  Wolves are vigilant parents watching over all.  Maybe you noticed how the wolf shadowed me this summer from Kanye to even random sightings in a NYC park!

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Yes, indeed, that’s a woman shadowing herself from the sun with a wolf…and a fox. I love the “edge of the woods” feel of this photo which I took right in my backyard, Carl Schurz Park.  (Not surprised at the “wolf wink” to loop and remember that my photo with my Pop was taken in a place called “Parkview.”)

“A wolf shadows anyone or anything that passes through her territory.  It is her way of gathering information.  It is the equivalent of manifesting and then becoming like smoke, and manifesting again.”

What to make of these circular returns?

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Thankfully, these days, I am a smarter Indian, we all are, keen to repeating patterns in our lives calling our attention, waking us up.

Dream symbols appearing and repeating are keys to home…9 is the last single number, the 3 X 3 of the Magic Square and hashtag #, a crossroads radiating out and spin on the wheel of fortune aka the map of astrology.  Like kids in an amusement park, synching our dreams to the symbols the Earth offers means we are the leprechauns guarding our gold under rainbows.

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I love one Indian name for Wolf in particular, there are many! This is a way of being in one’s 9th chakra, elated  with knowledge, openness and awake to all.  The name is: Wanuniníga, translated to He from whom Nothing is Hidden.

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Labyrinth, mandala, globe.  Life throws less curve balls when we roll in sync with her seasons and natural loops.  Every day, dawn to dusk, a loop shadowing our breath and thoughts.
S’why a daily flower swoon is so necessary to note!

Get to Know Yer Wild Flowers: Morning Glories in the AM, drive-in windows open:

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…and in the PM, the Day Lilies close up, a finale of their one-day life, as if bowing in the lavender clouds of dawn and dusk.

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Curling in…

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Heal Thyself Hints:  As a Tease before my Organically-Grown-Human Sewn Couture Tease shirts arrive, I adapted one of my popular print designs as seen above, and launched this gorgeousness as organic T-shirts on my shop, The Jade Dress Shop, for women and men. Click here to feel the love, heal, and get this beaut on your bod!  

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and for the men-folk, click here as well.

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They are organic cotton, in a crisp white or a rich walnut color. If you want to Tease a desire, I recommend this T for your heart! (and yes, non-hetero versions are planned…this first is a general “love your brothers and sisters” statement!)

So good to melt into LOVE with this one, my friends, Jade’s Get Happy Summer Playlist 9: Nu Man o To, lyrics by Rumi, sung in the Persian language and translated below:

“You and me, sitting at the veranda, a moment of bliss. You and me, two forms, two bodies, one soul. You and me, far from the mingling lies, a careless joy. Neither you are nor I am, we are one with love, you and me.” 

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In closing, take the high road friends, enjoy the ride, and get wild so we all heal!

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Contribute to wolf knowledge and preservation here with the International Wolf Center.  Because you are a smart human who knows gathering for good is better than isolation via walls or targeting humans or species,  click here for Defenders of Wildlife, who are helping the distressed Mexican gray wolf population.

Thank you!

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Written by me, Jade Dressler.
Many photos also mine, photo of Little Marvin, by Timur Civan.
Photo credits for others gladly posted. LMK!

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