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Ra Ma Kaur is a teacher in Asheville NC who awakens, activates and alchemizes with the modalities of Kundalini Yoga, Meditation, Gong Resound Healing, Visionary Art, Plant and Stone Medicine.

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Ra Ma Kaur calls on her passionate study of Kundalini Yoga, Elemental Medicine which includes the ancient Daoist lineage of Stone, Soundscapes, Ancestral Healing and Astrology to inspire and inform each offering she makes to her community. Current offerings include weekly classes, workshops, private mentorship, women's lunar gatherings, and ceremonies in the Asheville, North Carolina area.  She works with women locally and virtually within the collective the Adi Shakti Coven.  Annually she offers a global pilgrimage in honor the Divine Feminine and an awakening of Earth stewardship. Ra Ma also makes handcrafted stone and plant medicines, flower essences and tonics, which are available in her apothecary. Offerings often emphasize the sacred sound science of mantra and gong bath healing. Ra Ma even chants mantra while making botanical and stone medicines in her kitchen. She is dedicated to midwifing cosmic evolution through the weaving of spaces of sovereign sanctuary where we may fall in love with our Earth.


Gyan Chakra Kriya

Ra Ma

As of November 7, 2018 Jupiter is transiting its home sign of Sagittarius. As a gift for all the opportunities that are ripe to pour forth, I invite you to join me on a special sadhana with a meditation called Gyan Chakra Kriya. This meditation is known as the most sacred kriya of the yogis.  I have created two videos to assist you in this journey.  The first is an introduction to explain in depth why this meditation will assist you and the second is the practice. 

This meditation will brighten your halo and build your aura to an effortless state of prosperity, while also strengthening the heart, joints and intuitive abilities.  As Yogi Bhajan, the Kundalini master who brought this technology to the West stated, “This will get for you all what you need in the planet and what your longitude and latitude. You will have altitude and attitude of prosperity. Height. It will give you height. And you will see better, you can see bigger, you can think bigger, you can think best. All will come to you.”

I began this meditation in the early Spring of 2015 and committed to the practice for 16 months. As we are culminating this powerful year of an 11 which nudging each one of us to fully embody our mastery, I am inspired to pick this meditation back up. I began with the Scorpio New Moon on Lunar and Solar Samhain and am committing to 1000 days. We are taught in Kundalini technology that when one practices for 1000 days straight you master the the consciousness of the kriya and it is always available to serve you when needed. Perhaps you’ll join me? I encourage you to commit to 40 days. Then perhaps you will wish to continue on for another 40? Feel free to let me know if you are in, and email satnam@ramakaur.com if you would like the write up, the music or any other support!

Infinite blessings,

Ra Ma

 

a Jupiter expansion gift for you 🏹

Ra Ma

Welcome to another weekly offering of the Venusian Love Notes.  We entered a deep portal of death and letting go this Wednesday and from what I am observing, it seems as if we are all feeling it.  I am currently in my local tea shop writing as my internet went out at home this morning.  I can hear conversations of overwhelm and intensity all around me,, and everyone is speaking of their feelings.  We are in the watery abyss of Scorpio season and it is the time of year for reflection and revelation from the swamp within.  

Wednesday was both Lunar and Solar Samhain when we welcomed the Scorpio lunation which will impact us all for the remaining 26 days of this cycle.  In the Northern Hemisphere we are in the season of Fall.  Energetically this is a major time of letting go, shedding and endings.  Healthy endings are essential for new beginnings.  That is the true beauty of this time of year.  

This time of year is associated with the dark goddess, whom became demonized in the Middle Ages.  Hag was once known as a holy woman, a wise woman, a healer, a shamanic traveler of time and space, a shapeshifter.  Darkness is the place of true fertility, of the primordial waters, the beginning of creation and life.  Womb and tomb are the way of life.  

Within this depth portal, where are you dying?  Where do the edges of your shadows meet the light?  What are you sacrificing?  Where are you lying in rest, in stillness?

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In the sarcophagus of the Queen's Pyramid, Khafre, Giza

Yesterday Jupiter shifted from the 29th degree of completion in Scorpio to the beginning of Sagittarius.  This is a major shift for all of us in our personal and collective lives.  The Venus retrograde we are still experiencing is clearing out space for each one of us to receive that which is truly meaningful for our paths at this time. 

The largest planet in our solar system has entered his home sign of Sagittarius.  Jupiter offers the wisdom of how the soul may ascend beyond the material plane.  This planet of spirituality assists one to grow beyond their perceived limitations, teaching that as we expand, we bring in success, wealth, higher concepts and greater creativity.  Jupiter in Sagittarius wishes to grow the realms of teaching, higher learning, beliefs, foreign travel and languages.  And the way to do all of this is through the Highest Truth.  

As a gift for this next year ahead, I invite you to join me on a special sadhana with a meditation called Gyan Chakra Kriya, also known as the most sacred kriya of the yogis.  I have created two videos to assist you in this journey.  One is an introduction to explain in depth why this meditation will assist you and you may find the link here.  Dive right into the practice at this link

This meditation will brighten your halo and build your aura to an effortless state of prosperity, while also strengthening the heart, joints and intuitive abilities.  As Yogi Bhajan stated, “This will get for you all what you need in the planet and what your longitude and latitude. You will have altitude and attitude of prosperity. Height. It will give you height. And you will see better, you can see bigger, you can think bigger, you can think best. All will come to you.”

On this first full day of Jupiter in Sagittarius, I drew Joan of Arc in divination. I believe that she steps forward to remind each one of us to always speak our highest Truth. To live our lives with our authentic pulse.   The cosmos are aligning with Jupiter in Sagittarius to empower each one of us to fully embody this sovereign energy.  Mother Earth needs you to. Your lineage needs you to. We need you to too.

In the beauty way,
Ra Ma

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Pulling back the veils of the Otherworld

Ra Ma

  Pulling back the veils of the Otherworld ::: a Call to you from the Queen's Chamber of Khufu, the Great Pyramid

Pulling back the veils of the Otherworld ::: a Call to you from the Queen's Chamber of Khufu, the Great Pyramid

The Festival of Remembrance is fully upon us.  We have pulled back the veils of the Otherworld as we are in the midst of a most potent Samhain portal, which is actually exact next Wednesday, November 7th when we welcome both Solar and Lunar Samhain, an epic marriage of great shedding and completion.  In addition to a most potent New Moon next Wednesday we have epic astrology happening next week.  Uranus also slides back into Aries, Jupiter leaps into Sagittarius and the Nodes of Fate shift from the Leo-Aquarius axis to the Cancer-Capricorn axis.  These are absolutely massive changes to our collective consciousnesses and personal lives.  

This time of the year is the Dark of the Moon, Hallow's Eve, All Soul's Night, the Festival of Remembrance, and also known as Samhain. This is the Ending and the Beginning of the Celtic Wheel of the Year.

This is ancestor time. Our lineage is yearning for us to call to them, as they are the bridge between Spirit and Matter. This time of magick and mystery is when the veil between the seen and the unseen realms becomes so thin, that our ability to travel beyond time and space is much more available.

The Dark has been demonized as a means of control to keep us from accessing our power. When we shut off these abilities we actually shut off our ability to know our true light. We can find many facets of the Dark Goddess in various traditions including Hecate, Sekhmet, Blodeuwedd, Cerridwen, Kali, the Erinyes, Sedna, Nephthys, the Black Madonna and many, many more. Fear not these dark Mothers, as they assist us with traveling deep into the abyss of Self and Psyche. All of Creation is born from the Dark. The Dark is fertility and purity of consciousness.

As a woman with Black Moon Lilith conjunct my ascendant and Pluto in my first house I know in my bones and blood much about what it means to carry the Dark Goddess with you wherever you go. Until the 36th year of my life I deeply struggled with what it meant to carry the Dark Goddess with you when you are in essence so bright and Light. It was a heavy, heavy burden. The powers of the Dark have such a high resonance of bullshit detector that it makes it hard to be in relation with others because you know every. single. time. one. lies. You feel the purity or lack of purity in others intentions. However, as I have made peace with the Dark Goddess and surrendered into her, I have found that my strength is with her. No one will ever take that away.

The Otherworld is calling for us to claim our sovereignty during these times. We are shaken awake as humanity to face the reality that these times we live in are far too important to slumber. Build your ancestor altars today. Call to your allies from the Otherworld. Cast your protection circles. Pray for your descendants. Give gratitude to Mother Earth.

For extra support during these times, I urge you to join me and a fabulous group of heart centered of all who identify as women (womxn) next Tuesday in my temple living room from 5:30-8:30 pm on the Dark Moon of the Dark Moon of the year!  We are calling forth the rich tapestry of the Underworld weavings into our lives as we sit in sacred space with one another in preparation for Solar and Lunar Samhain.  This is not to be missed!  You may secure your space here.  

And please come out with a warm Appalachian welcome to celebrate life and sing along with the creative, brilliant and joyful songstress Jai Jagdeesh on Monday, November 5th at 7:30 pm.  You may scoop up your ticket here.  We are going to have so much fun!  Also, I am always available for private sessions.  You may learn more about my offerings here.

Calling Upon the Ancients

Ra Ma

  the Temple of Philea, Aswan, Egypt

the Temple of Philea, Aswan, Egypt

Calling upon the Ancients
a prayer by Ra Ma

Oh great ancient Ones
We call to you!
Hear the voices of your descendants traversing through time and space.
We humbly ask for your support, your wise medicine ways, and your genius solutions during these times.

We, the humanity of Mother Earth are in crisis in these times. We are shedding old, outworn dominator paradigms while calling in fresh, loving and holistic ways to live in harmony with our planet, with all of nature, with the elements, and with our sisters and brothers.

The truth is, we need your help. We need the assistance of our Ancestors. We cannot do this alone. As the veil to the Otherworld is thin, we know you hear our Call.

We humbly bow as we stand upon your shoulders, and we ask that in the name of this beautiful Earth and the human spirit that together, we may make manifest a new consciousness that is one of service, integrity, devotion, creativity, kindness, justice, respect, intelligence, honor, praise, play, authenticity, diversity, health, wealth, and plenty for all.

Together may we weave this world with the guidance of your primordial wisdom. And so it is. Aho. Ase. Amen. Blessed be.

Venus's Rebirth

Ra Ma

Venusian Day blessings from ancestor land. I’m deep in ritual in honor of my lineage, and hope that perhaps this may be inspiration for you to find ways to honor your lineage. We are officially in ancestor season and the veil to the Otherworld is thin, offering insights and inspiration from our beloved departed ones. 

Today is particularly special as Venus and the Sun conjunct. As you most likely know by now, Venus is retrograde, which began 3 Fridays ago.  Her retrograde lasts about 40 days and 40 nights. During the exact retrograde station I was with 8 other powerful womxn in the Middle pyramid in the Land of Kemet.  This activation continues to live through me. During that time so many of us both consciously and unconsciously let things die that no longer serve. 

Today Venus is reborn. She is renewed. She begins a new 8 year cycle in her retrograde station in the sign of Scorpio. You too are rebirthed and you may look to the place in your chart where 2-3 degrees Scorpio lies to gain deeper insights. You may also journey back to 8 years ago to see what you began then.  For me, 8 years ago I was entering my third trimester of pregnancy.  Now, I am birthing a whole new identity and relation to self.  This is powerful and there is great clarity available. 

Today’s alignment offers us an opportunity to put to use the intense work of clearing and stripping away that so many of us have been doing since May of this year. The old, outworn paradigms that you were given in your childhood may be buried and composted in the dirt.  Like the phoenix, your consciousness may rise from the ashes.

I invite those of you who are local to join me in welcoming the amazing songstress Jai Jagdeesh to our Appalachian community Monday, November 5.  If you scroll to the bottom of this love note you’ll see the link to sign up. And all who identify as womxn are welcome to gather in my temple living room on the Dark Moon in honor of the Scorpio New Moon, Tuesday November you may sign up below. 

May this Venus retrograde bestow infinite blessings upon you and yours.  May your journey through the Underworld be filled with good medicine for you and your lineage. 

In the beauty way,
Ra Ma

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Venus’s descent 🐍✨

Ra Ma

Venusian Day blessings from the plateau of Giza. I am on pilgrimage with a special group of women and this journey is potent.  There are so many layers of experience and timelines happening here. 

As I am traveling, I am thinking of my family, my community, our humanity and our Earth right now.  It is clear this is an intense time to be human.  The keep up spirit is what is needed now more than ever.  And our authentic expression to life is also needed.  We are deep in the midst of Sekhmet territory, and I personally am learning how important our fierce emotions, healthy rage and boundaries are.  Humanity needs to hear your voice, thoughts, feelings now more than ever. 

Venus has officially descended into the Underworld, where she will dance her sacred union with the dark for about 40 days and 40 nights. She is currently at 10 degrees Scorpio and stationed retrograde at 7:04 pm GMT.  As I shared last week, all relationships and partnerships are currently up for review. The most pressing inquiry is our relationship to Self, our self care, our self worth, our self knowledge. 

As we heal within, so we heal beyond. We are a microcosm of the macrocosm.  Venus turns direct November 16th at 10:51 am GMT 25 degrees Libra.  May each one of us shed that which no longer serves during her Underworld journey. 

We spent this Venus retrograde station in private ceremony in the Middle pyramid in private ceremony, linked up to the cosmos in stellar harmony. Our prayer was a prayer for humanity. May it be a blessing for you and yours. May you die a thousand deaths, to be reborn, again and again.

In the beauty way,
Ra Ma


Venus on my mind. . .

Ra Ma

Venusian Day blessings beauties!  This week has been intense.  Deep within the belly of the beast of patriarchy, there is a fierce call that WE will no longer accept the status quo.  As we have witnessed Dr. Ford stand up to a boardroom of dying dinosaurs, we have all felt an array of emotions for our sisters and selves as the age old traumas resurface.  

The #metoo campaign emerged with Jupiter entering Scorpio and now as Venus in Scorpio is in the shadow of her retrograde we are collectively witnessing the Truth that needs to be heard. 

As a community we are journeying through the eye of the needle.  The spaces where power and control have been abused, where whole genders (and those who defy gender), races, classes and religions of humanity have been traumatized are in a deep process of transformation.  Before the beauty and the magic may emerge, we must witness fully the rage and the ugliness of how others have suffered.  We must allow justice to be born through our courage to resist collapse within.  

I wish to be clear about something, although most of my readers are womxn, including all who identify as woman, these weekly love notes are truly for everyone.  She is We, and I, like so many of my sisters who call to the Divine Feminine hold a vision of a world where the feminine is truly honored, where all are welcomed to sit at the table of plenty.

I will be traveling for the first few weeks of October and have some stellar subs holding down my Kundalini Yoga classes.  This Sunday Daya Narayan will be teaching and she wishes to share this message with those who are called to join, 'Sunday afternoon is a time that calls us to travel inward as we prepare for another week.  Come together with other beautiful women for inner calm, healing, strength, and beauty as we do the Kriya to Make You Enchantingly Beautiful and Meditation for Healing.'

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Venus officially retrogrades October 5th at 7:04 pm GMT and will go direct November 16th at 10:51 am GMT.  All relationships, partnerships, including our relationship and value of self are up for review.  This Venus retrograde is asking us to deeply question our values on a personal and collective level.  What do we buy into with our time and energy?  What culture are we creating with this investment?  

The exact moment of the station of Venus retrograde, on October 5th a Friday, the day of Venus, I will be gathered with 8 other priestesses in private ceremony at the middle pyramid of Giza in Egypt.  There are so many mysteries spoken of the sacred lands of Egypt, however what is most clear is that Egypt is an energetic beacon for our Earth, for Gaia. 

Although I am going on a personal pilgrimage, meaning I am receiving while others hold the container, I do feel that part of my work is to be in service to my community from afar.  To be in the middle pyramid of Giza during such a powerful and important energetic portal of 2018 is an honor.  If you wish for my presence to be a channel for your prayers or healing requests during this Venus station, I offer to bring forth your intentions at the Middle Pyramid of Giza.  Please email me and I will hold the frequency for you and your lineage.  These messages will remain confidential.

The vision of the Adi Shakti Coven came forth in the Spring of 2017 as a way a rock solid community of womxn, free of hierarchy, where we could come together in honor of our ancestors, the medicine of the Earth, the seasons, the lunar and solar patterns, the cosmic starry wisdom and the pantheon of goddesses who represent the Divine Feminine.  I was terrified to launch this offering.  No matter how much self healing one may have committed to, we may all go through the internal dialog of 'not enough'.  However, I knew in my womb and heart that this had to be birthed by the end of 2017.  And so it was. 

Our first spiral was immensely powerful and this community has taken a life of it's own.  Our second spiral begins Monday, October 1st and we invite you to join us if the Call is pulling you.  You may learn more here.  Applications are due no later than September 30th.  

I leave you with a new podcast on Unbroken Chain hosted by Maura McNamara.  We had a beautiful discussion and I hope you find nourishment and inspiration in our exchange. 

In the beauty way,

Ra Ma

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Mabon

Ra Ma

During Mabon day and night are equal length as the Sun enters Libra. This is a time of the Harvest Festival, a time to honor restored balance and offer space for integration. In Judaism we welcome the harvest holy day of Sukkot with the Aries Full Moon, a festival holiday where a temporary dwelling is created outdoors to eat and enjoy time with loved ones under the starry sky. This a time of celebration, of giving thanks for all that the Earth provides for us in our lives.

Autumn Equinox opens the doorway to winter. Now Summer is complete and we welcome a new phase, as the days become shorter and cooler. Equinox is a time of balancing, of reconciling opposites and clearing up debris physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.  

Dragon Days are celebrated on the Spring and Fall Equinox in many cultures. With Fall Equinox, the Dragon is venturing back underground, carrying the Fire energy to the inner realms. We too go deeper within as we welcome the root energy.

As Mabon is the direction of the West, the element of Water is invoked as well as sunset and twilight. This is a time of letting go, shedding, and in Chinese Medicine the time of the lung, metal and grief.

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We are blessed to host one of my favorite mantra artists Jai Jagdeesh to our blue ridge mountains in November. This has been in motion for over two years now and I am so grateful she is coming!  Her music is so powerful and will rock you to your core.  She will come to the area November 5th and tickets are on sale now. Let's give her a warm Appalachian welcome! You may learn more about her here or buy your tickets here.

There is one more week to submit an application for the Adi Shakti Coven. What can I say about this special group of people? We are committed and dedicated to holding sacred space with and for one another. We go deep. We meet virtually for New Moons and live in honor of the Solar Gates.  We honor the Feminine and all of her forms including the archetypes of the Goddess. Send me a message if you are feeling the Call and wish to know more.

Monday's Aries Full Moon and transition into the Sun sign of Libra will illumine our connection to Chiron, the wounded healer as the moon opposes Mercury, Ceres and the Sun in Libra. Ceres is the Earth Mother and we have an opportunity to explore where our wounds lie, or where the stories of our wounds hold us back from moving forward. Perhaps with this transition into Fall, we are truly ready to let go of the old paradigms? The Moon's square to Vesta and Saturn in Capricorn test our devotion and offer us another opportunity to expand our consciousness and experience another variation of self mastery.

The end of September is ushering us into the reflection of Venus retrograde. As I shared in an instagram post earlier this week, each one of us has passed through the divine fire of the crucible of transformation of 2018 and we are ready to step forward as sovereign, creative, kind, noble leaders with royal courage. Now let's go make some magick happen.

In the beauty way,
Ra Ma

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☬ Adi Shakti, Namo, Namo ☬

Ra Ma

Perhaps you are feeling our approach to Mabon, the Fall Equinox?  This is one of the two times of the year where we have equal day and night.  As we begin a deep dive into the Earth Mysteries we may consider the Earth Mother and her myriad of manifestations.  This is a beautiful time to be out in Nature, barefoot hiking, or lying directly on the ground and breathing deep.  Late summer swims are a delicious and beautiful way to purify.  And of course, meditating with your favorite tree is always a powerful way to anchor the static of our technological pace.

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We will welcome Mabon next Saturday and I will share in next week's Venusian Love Notes how you may mark this season.  For now, so many of us in the Southeast are watching the weather and praying that Florence shifts into soft, gentle rains.  We are clearly in a time where the drastic shifts in weather are asking us to live more simply and to practice non-attachment, fully embodying what it means to not know.

With the current astrological weather of Mars in Aquarius squaring Uranus in Taurus, the collective is literally being forced to face our connection (and lack of appreciation) to Mother Earth.  Venus in Scorpio is opposing Uranus in Taurus.  As she is in her shadow of retrograde our values and our relationship to Earth's sister, and therefore the Earth herself, will continue to be tested.

For these times of uncertainty, I love to craft community gatherings where we may witness and support one another during our true transformation.  The Adi Shakti Coven was birthed in 2018 as a wisdomkeeper's collective to assist each one of us to fall deeper in love with the Earth.  As we embark upon this journey we obtain self knowledge, ancestral wisdom and elemental insights.  The Adi Shakti Coven Second Spiral begins this October, welcoming all who identify as womxn, where we meet each New Moon virtually and come together in person about every 6 weeks to honor the Solar Gates and the Cross Quarter Holidays which include Samhain, Yule, Imbolc, Ostara, Beltane and Midsummer.  You may learn more about the Adi Shakti Coven here.  Please click the reply button if you have any questions about this community.

May you and yours be wrapped in the balm of love.

In the beauty way,
Ra Ma

virgo new moon

Ra Ma

This weekend we welcome the Virgo New Moon on Sunday September 9th at 2:02 pm EST.  This New Moon will take us down to our roots where we may nourish the heritage of who we are.  As we activate the healer within, we have the ability to go deep into our ancestral memories to honor and replenish our truest selves.  After a summer of intense astrology including many retrogrades and three eclipses, this lunation wish us to go deep and get divine with the insights we received.  Retrograde season surely shined a light on where you could make some shifts in your life and this Virgo New Moon is in support of that.

There is a grand earth trine in this chart which will help you anchor new habits as we begin to shift into the season of Fall.  Venus is in the shadow of her retrograde which goes into affect October 5th, so already, deep within the consciousness of self, we may be questioning where our values align in our lives.  Venus is always curious about that which we cultivate here on Earth.  What culture are we buying into with our energy, time and monetary bank?  And does this culture represent our highest belief system?

This time of year is so special as we open the gates of the High Holy Days.  On Sunday night we welcome Rosh Hoshanna, the Jewish New Year.  This is a time of assessing who we are and how we show up in the world.  It is a time to offer great gratitude for this gift of life and to celebrate.  We enjoy the harvests of the garden, eat apples dipped in local honey to ensure the sweetness of life as we greet our community who bears witness to our unique passage through time and space.

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I invite all who identify as woman to join a sisterhood in sovereign sanctuary on the night of the Dark Moon in honor of this Virgo New Moon.  We will meet tomorrow evening from 5:30-8:30 pm in my temple living room.  And for those who are wishing to go deeper, the call to join the second spiral of the Adi Shakti Coven is officially here.  

The Adi Shakti Coven was birthed in 2018 as a wisdomkeeper's collective to assist each one of us to fall deeper in love with the Earth.  As we embark upon this journey we obtain self knowledge, ancestral wisdom and elemental insights.  The Adi Shakti Coven Second Spiral begins this October, where we meet each New Moon virtually and come together in person about every 6 weeks to honor the Solar Gates and the Cross Quarter Holidays which include Samhain, Yule, Imbolc, Ostara, Beltane and Midsummer.  You may learn more about the Adi Shakti Coven here.  

May this Virgo New Moon and the portals that are seeded this weekend nourish you and your lineage in a deep and true way.  If you live in the Asheville area, please join me this Sunday 4-5:30 for a special Women's Kundalini Yoga and Meditation class at West Asheville Yoga in honor of the Virgo New Moon.

a great need

Ra Ma

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A Great Need
by Hafiz

Out
Of a great need
We are all holding hands
And climbing. 
Not loving is a letting go.

Listen,
The terrain around here
Is
Far too
Dangerous
For
That.