I remember walking out of school the other day, while joining in with some co-workers gazing at a bald eagle soaring the heavens over a near-by stream. I couldn’t help but snatch the friendly reminder to pay close attention to our spirited encounters with our animal friends and open up to their cadence to walk with one foot in the material realm, while also stepping into the realm of Infinity. In much the same way as an eagle flying over a valley, our ripple was feathered to pause to reflect on its teaching that we need to remember to see the big picture in the Book of Life and see all directions. Moreover, eagle has strong talons that remind us to keep our feet on the ground, so that our spirits don’t soar too high. In this way, we maintain perspective and balance when bringing back wisdom from the Dreamtime, for effective integration into our Earth Walkabout. But with this great power, comes great responsibility. Some moments later, blue jay sent an assertive and positive tweet to remember to stay true to ourselves. Somewhere in time thereafter, a dead racoon reminded me that Fall is leaving us behind and the veils are thinning at this junction in Nature’s Cycle. Raccoon helps us remember that it is a good time to wear masks while exploring primal knowing and accessing wisdom from Unknown realms. Raccoon medicine helps us become true master martial artists in the sense that we cleverly know what mask to wear to tap into our inner power. Further, raccoon helps us balance our intellect and intuition to effectively sort through this process and relax and allow what we are looking for to appear organically.
Does anyone else out there in the participatory audience wonder why these free offerings aren’t all over the mass media to assist us in an effectively transition into a New Age and Paradigm? I know some of the top dawgs at the top 1% experience a high concentration of Nervous Woodland Creature energy when considering this possibility. From a position of empathy, some folks might wonder where they fit in, when barking up a more colorful tree with deeper roots. And I know many folks that pass for white privilege in America feel that they are losing their country. Some folks remember their working class parents having good jobs, more leisure time and nice vacations away at camps with access to waterways and outdoor fun. But when we open up to the realm of Infinity, we know that abundance is there for all of us here in our nation, the Americas, planet and Universe throughout. Although I believe in a philosophically free-market, based on bartering and sharing of resources–a simple shift in taxation with representation means less money for weapons of mass destruction and equal access to eco-friendly resources with special emphasis on the human factor. We need to remember that what is good for the goose is good for the gander, ma chucka. What would happen if humanity were to embrace the amazing power within us and send love to everything? I have been practicing this skill when observing how polarizing politics have become, especially here in the USA. In fact, many of my liberal and progressive friends out there became enraged when some Republican candidates said that pregnancies resulting from rape are part of God’s intention. And of course folks on the religious right argue that God would never allow a woman to choose to abort her child. With all this bickering, what gets lost is that free access to quality health care co-creates less rapes and less unwanted births. However, the Hidden Hand wants the prize-fight to continue, while distracting us from the truth that there are devilishly dominant forces that wants to remain unexamined–the Great Deceiver, if you will. Some of my closest friends sarcastically laughed me out of a room when I accurately pointed out that President Obama, when it comes to policy, is really a moderate Republican, business candidate of Wall Street. Mitt Romney, the other pop candidate is right-wing white guy that speaks in a paternalistic tone and sprays himself to look darker to appeal to folks of color. What a chameleon. Really, master illusionist Carl Rove and company don’t scale back to buy our vote! Can’t you hear the thunderous W.C. Fields energy commenting, what a catastrophe.
So what can we do about this mess? Checking in with our inner voice and voting with our conscience is typically good medicine. With open hearts, we send love everywhere. We are pre-wired by Great Spirit to let our inner light shine and illuminate the shadows within our inner space and without our orbit. Like Jim Belushi’s character in Animal House once said, “it don’t cost nothin’.” If you find yourself disillusioned during this election year, with the ways of the world, or more importantly what is going on within yourself, just send love to it. Take an honest look at your thoughts, how you are feelings right now in this moment and simply send love to whatever arrives in your field of vision. Yes, feeling shame and guilt are important to own so that we may move forward in our journey. After taking an authentic look at why we feel shame and guilt, we become ready to send love to the shame and guilt, so that it can be released for healthy compost. Then notice what happens. I welcome your experiences with that. Also, please enjoy powerful energies of the Full Moon without getting a fever or too nervous and try to stay calm in the pocket during the hurricane.