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Sea Gulls symbolize subtleties in communication . . .

Part of mindfulness is noticing body language,
and other non-verbal ways of communicating with each other

But paying too much attention to the depth of subtext,
Might make superficial conversations a challenge

It is easy for folks following a spiritual path to forget how to enjoy themselves
and take the wicked ways of the world too seriously

But if you are not feeling joyful,
what can you do to awaken that experience in yourself?

By examining your inner world in this way, perhaps you might be able to let go of
seeing yourself as a helpless bystander

When you choose to not take the happenings around us personally,
you end up feeling more empowered and less swayed by the ways of the world

Spring Equinox arrives this Monday . . .
Masculine and feminine energies are in equal alignment with one another

In the Northern Hemisphere, darkness is waning, while lighter days intensify
Til the sunlight peaks on the Summer Solstice in June

In the Southern Hemisphere, it will be their Autumn Equinox
Their days will become darker until their darkest day on their Winter Solstice

Beneath life’s herrings, Nature reveals to us opposites are everywhere . . .

Yes, we have lived in a patriarchical dominated world for a long time

But there was a time when matriarchal societies abused their power too
Can you see how a fear of feminine power turned into oppression of women?

Magic, mystery and darkness do not need to be suppressed or repressed
Besides, we tend to fear what we don’t understand

So it stands to reason that we can work on building empathy, curiosity,
and understanding toward others first, before we are understood

Sometimes, silence is a higher spiritual form of communication

Next time you find yourself waiting to speak your mind,
try keeping spirit in for a moment by relaxing your mind, and holding your tongue

Something to chew on,

Ari

A Full Worm Moon arrives today along with Daylight Savings Time
Spring Equinox signals the official first day of Spring on March 20th

But seasons don’t come and go in concrete steps in Nature
Her feminine power isn’t always cut and dry like that

Last week, we swam into deeper spiritual waters with Dolphin
Their energies lighten up our energy fields by breathing in
fresh air of play and curiosity in this reality

Imagine being as joyful about seeing humans hanging around
as you might be about living creatures like dolphins or otters

We can learn to connect in our hearts like they do,
yet without sacrificing our intellect

Otter, like Dolphins know how to be playful,
even when minding their daily business affairs

Seriously, you are not a dopey dwarf for whistling while you work
or laughing at yourself with compassionate light-heartedness

The gravitational pull of our world is heavy and serious enough . . .
But don’t let that take away your right to experience enjoyment

Otter can facilitate a sweet sense of surrender,
and relax control issues

Paradoxically, there is security and empowerment in
realizing that no man is an island . . .

Your spirits will feel less tangled up in the blues when you calm
the need to control, and micro-manage every move

The energy of Otter can help you swim into
feminine waters and soften your edges

Through cooperation, we can build new forms of competition that awaken
new co-creative ways toward spiritual balance in our world

See you further on up the trails,

Ari

Dolphin Tales

Dolphin guides us into creative yin waters,
Swimming into feminine depths, a masculine dominated world-view relaxes

There are intrinsic caverns inside your soul
that warrants soft, watery attention

A Full Worm Moon and Spring Equinox energies are arriving . . .
In spite of Winter’s frozen grounds, waning dark nights, and cold weather . . .

The forthcoming Full Moon remembers the wisdom that
the early bird gets the worm

But not at the expense of living in the present moment
or abandoning the wonders of Nature

The winds of change are blowing out and about . . .
How do you choose to ride out the storm front?

Divine Law reveals masculine and Feminine energies dance
in affirmatively active equal dance-steps

Nature celebrates equal light and dark alignment on Spring Equinox . . .

Let this energetic push for economic equality between the
sexes level the playing field!

May this encourage humanity, and all sentient beings to live in win-win realities!

See you further on up the trails,

Ari

Whale guides us into the realm of our soul’s purpose
When we honor the depth of our inner waters, we awaken the magic of joy

We are living in dangerous times, and the appeal to nationalism is rising
The Military-Industrial Complex fattens itself with protectionist alliances

Authentic purity is about aligning with the Universal pillars of Love and Truth
Tapping into our soul potential awakens deeper seas of freedom and empowerment

We are social creatures that should care about our entire pod
But not at the expense of getting caught up in the undertow of a herd mentality

Waking up to Karmic responsibility does relax a sense security and comfort
There is always a price to appeasement and keeping the peace

But inner peace will reflect in our outer world with greater cumulative power than
the control of Big Business governing and micro-managing our free-spirited Nature

The same rings true in personal relationships

The ghosts of Winter and yesteryear are here to remind us of
where we were and where we are heading

Picture a Whale to dive into the living memory of Mother Earth
Swim into new leagues of empathy

Spring is arriving, and its accompanying Equinox rolls in the later tides of March
Energetic equality dances again where light and dark are in alignment

But before that, a Full Worm Moon arrives with Daylight Savings Time
on Sunday, March 12

See you further on up the trails,

Ari

We are now in a Pisces time of year,
where our souls want to surf the mutable waters of changing tides

Time to venture deeper and higher into spiritual authenticity . . .

A New Moon and round two of February eclipses are arriving
Death of Winter, past lives, and an old age is becoming more real

Turtle is here to remind us to take shelter from the storm
Paradoxically, letting go of control awakens new beginnings in relationship

Now is the time to nurture and honor relationship with Higher Self
Love is patient and kind . . .

Turtles have been around longer than dinosaurs
They are survivors, with ancient wisdom

Turtle guides us into a Higher vibration of Love
In this dimension, we understand love is about letting go of what we fear of losing

Love is not about trying to control, change or fix someone else
Love is beyond an intellectual concept that resides in the ego’s illusion

Love is beyond tit for tat, manipulation or using your snake oil to
enchant someone else to bend their will to your bidding

A majority of people out there either think they love or hate Donald Trump
But those base emotions just feed his ego, and energize his narcissism

Not to mention drain your own energy field and gives away your power
That isn’t going to help us co-create a New World

President Trump is a metaphor . . .

His presence here is a sign of the times – a key dynamic to
becoming the change we want to see in the world

At the end of the day, any con artist with the King Midas touch is conning himself
by believing that everything he touches will turn to gold

A Phoenix doesn’t rise until it has burned in the ashes first
This is symbolic of where we are at on the clock of Father Time

Empathy in action realizes that President Trump is part of us, like a grain
of salt or star-dust in the cosmos – none better nor worse than another

Spring is arriving, and pretty soon light and dark will be in alignment again
on Spring Equinox in later March . . .

Energies are intensifying, and it becomes a time ripe for action
as we move further into the masculine energies of yang’s light

Remember, we are all One, albeit diverse expressions of Great Spirit

See you further on up the trails,

Ari

The psychic powers of Owl peer into the
mysterious darkness of a waning Full Snow Moon

May your spirits ride the thermals of the
wintry winds of February astrological eclipses

Like an owl secretly swooping into a crow’s nest in the night
Nature takes Her course, in spite of the desires of a humancentric New World Order

The Age of Aquarius is gaining full steam ahead
Even if Climate Change feels anything but a Golden Age in current events

In spite of worldly darkness, and snow blanketing the landscape . . .
The light of spring is stirring in the weather underground

Like changing seasons, the law of impermanence reminds us
that it won’t always be like this because the one constant is change

Like all systems, humans naturally resist change . . .
Might as well move with the river of life instead of push against it

Part of making magic is letting go of the Midas Touch
Sometimes live rust is as good as it gets

The Powers That Be do not have the grace of a swan
Nationalistic tendencies want to bring security and order to chaos

It is hard not to be seduced by the power of the dark side . . .

Fear is a seductive hook that lures the fishes of a dying old Pisces Age
into comfortably old familiar nets

Picture an Owl to help you see through the manipulation and control
issues that spring up in your daily life

May you soul awaken to the Universal Love and Truth that wants to set you free!

See you further on up the trails,

Ari

Loon kicks off a deep plunge into dark, mysterious waters of a Full Cold Moon
May Yang’s rising light warm you, beneath your blanketed Dreamtime covers

Last week, the energy of Groundhog tunneled through mid-field,
digging further into Spring Equinox, where light and dark are equal again

And then sunlight will peak on Summer Solstice in June
Picture a summer of love, and let cruelty relax our field of vision

May Loon help you scuba dive into the creative waters of transformation . . .
Reawaken old dreams, while envisioning novelty within everyday doings

Time to let go of old stories, and deeply engrained behavioral patterns
that no longer serve –

What pearls from the oysters can you retrieve from your scuba dives?

Yes, it’s a wild world out there . . .
But it is also a beautiful world!

Remember the mystic swims in the waters that crackpots drown in
Be mindful of your thoughts, and examine them through a gentle deer’ gaze

Loon signals a mysterious horn that lifts the fog if you let it
Be guided through the shady grey areas so they become clearer in your mind’s eye

At the end of the day, alternative energy starts with you!

See you further up the trails,

Ari