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When I think of June,
I reflect on the energies of Butterfly,
and the powerful transformation they symbolize.

A Full Strawberry Moon arrives on Friday, June 5th.

It is also a Lunar Eclipse, marking the beginning of an
atypical three eclipses during an astrological eclipse season.

A Solar Eclipse adds heat to the normally rising intensities of
peak sunlight light during Summer Solstice on June 20th,
while the Winter Solstice comes about in the Southern hemisphere.

As such, it will be the longest day of light or night,
depending on where you are on Planet Earth.

The day after that, a New Moon reflects new beginnings of a new season.

And then the last Lunar Eclipse arrives on July 4,
Independence Day in the United States, followed by
a Full Buck Moon on July 5th.

Remember that Deer is symbollic of gentle allurment
into new adventures in consciousness.

Everything is changing so rapidly in the Universe today.

It is more important than ever to be gentle, and kind
on ourselves, and with our one human family.

But that can be challenging when examining institutionalized oppression,
like awakening to the reality of white privilege, white supremacy,
and resentments that run deep from those power imbalances.

What is underneath the protests, and rioting going on right now?

The truth is, nobody wins from abuses of power,
not even those on top of the pyramid.

A system that is set up to divide, and conquer winners versus losers
is unjust, and immoral – regardless of what line in the sand you stand.

Notice how the growing cost of these disparities invite more chaos
to level the playing field.

And then watch how chaos fuels increased security controls,
like the militarization of the police as people take to the streets.

But now more than ever, with the virus affecting our planet, and
the down-bound economic train affecting the human plight –

It appears more self-evident to me that the movement of labor pains are
intensifying as an old world dies, and a new one is being born.

We have been discussing this theme for many years now in this blog.

This is analgous to the way many people choose to have another child,
after their first experience with childbirth –
often do so because they often forget how painful giving birth is,
and how much work the labor of love is during the early stages of child rearing.

Some people say that about forgetting the reason we might choose
to incarnate as a soul on the Earth, or make the agreement to become mortal.

The miracle of childbirth is akin to any rebirth,
as well as the birth of a New Earth.

And within the blessing of these miracles,
there are also courses in curses.

Going back to the familiarity of an old world,
and an old paradigm is akin to the better the devil you know mentality.

Back when Lincoln was President, a lot of people didn’t want
to end slavery or deal with the consequences of systemic change.

Same thing with the 60s, when old roles, and ways of doing
things were changing, as is always the case during
cultural wars, like we are in right now.

There are those who say they just want things to go back to normal.

And yet, the normal we all knew was really a nightmare that was
merely the better devil otherwise known as a security blanket in consciousness.

Some people call the Age of Aquarias a great awakening of
our superhuman powers, a new human, or Homo Luminosity.

When we focus on the positive, and look for the silver lining, it doesn’t
mean that we don’t notice the dark, and stormy.

That would be like an ostrich burying its head in the sand,
or a toddler plugging its ears, and making noise to tune out
the unwanted perceptual experience.

What it does mean is that we can focus on our breath or a mantra to
help us be in the present moment, and realize that we can’t control
everything that happens to us.

Instead of paying attention to the 10,000 things that are waiting to
distract us from the truth of who we really are, we are training our selves
to pay purposeful attention to waking up to self-actualization, or our soul purpose.

But, to a much larger degree, we can control how we respond or
react to what comes our way.

Yeah, it does take work to adjust to the changes that accompany
movement from a grub to a caterpillar to a butterfly.

It is unrealistic to spiritually bypass one form over the other.

Before you can fly in the heavens,
you have to learn how to move along on the ground.

May we recognize the butterfly effect of our actions.

What are you building in the shadow areas?

What will they look like if they were to come out into the sunlight?

Through the polorizing rise in nationalism, and globalism, we can relax this
barrier by stepping into a unified field of awareness.

Just imagine the possibilities of sustainable green energy jobs, access to
energetically clean resources, like quality education, health care, meaningful
work for our human family, and all sentient beings.

Many people were very skeptical when the New Deal came about during
The Great Depression era in the United States.

But when the private sector dried up, and people were without jobs, there was no
more hiding behind the veil of band-aids, and skeleton life support systems.

Humanity does have a tendency to be at our best, when we are at our worst.
And humans do have a strong survival instinct, and are socially driven creatures.

We are creatively cognitive creatures craving meaning with deep feelings.
You can try to quell those with a garden variety of distractions.

But at the end of the day, it would be like
trying to convince a grub to not turn into a caterpillar,
or trying to con a caterpillar not to transform into a butterfly.

See you further along the trails,

Ari

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Penguin leaps out of the water and takes flight into the air
In this space, we are propelled out of our bodies . . . .

Meditation on Penguin awakens powers of dreaming lucidly
We are given access to multidimensional exploration . . .

Our souls leave behind our temples to venture deeper into
alternate states of the astral plane

Gently connect with the tides of this Full Wolf Moon to
psychically stream into your dream-team

May our spiritual wings power our vessels further
into oceanic depths of the Dreamtime

Meditation offers us safe passages for traveling inward
into the vast galaxies of our inner skies with
a safe haven anchored back in this Earth

But facing physical death is an unknown transition . . .

Losing our loved ones to death can be rough on the living
Unexpected deaths can especially leave us feeling angry,
confused, depressed and with deep sadness

Sometimes we just want to hide away from the rest of the world

We survivors are reminded of our own mortality
and feel survivor’s guilt as well as struggle with the lack of control
that we truly have for what happens to us

But we can control how we respond to these tragedies
Painful as it is to taste this bitter aspect of life –
We might as well do the best we can to lean into our feelings and be vulnerable

We are here to learn how to cope with life’s stress in the living moment
while we are still breathing

Make peace with yourself and with your loved ones who have passed on
You can help them ascend through the power of surrender and forgiveness

Get out alone in Nature and sit in the elements for a spell
If you are uncomfortable or having a hard time sitting with what is . . .

Free yourself to get down with the elements and just “let it be” . . .
This is a healthy way to loosen our entanglements with form

Doesn’t the cold chill in your bones from the wind
remind you that you are still alive?

And then isn’t the forecast of a scalding hot shower, saltwater bath or fire
something to look forward to?

Let go of that thought for a moment and just be mindful
of your surroundings and let yourself quiet down

Pretty soon, the animals will speak up and do their thing
What messages does Nature have for you to receive?

Let your inner child remember the surprise birthday party of every moment
Expectations are forgotten as exploration and discovery is your experience

May we be empowered to flex our co-creative dreaming muscles consciously –
so that we can weave them into our waking reality

We have explored how the Empire prefers to remain hidden by going unexamined
As such, we have been told a patriarchical story that
glamorize a dominant script of masculine power

But the Emperor Penguin is a good role model for redefining masculinity . . .
Showing us that Father Sun nurtures Mother Earth with loving warmth

Historically, a nurturing role has typically been ascribed to women and femininity
Penguin alters our traditional ideas of gender roles into a

New dream for humanity where we sew creative feminine threads
Woven together into a new masculine tapestry with energetic equanimity

Hope to see onward up the trails,

Ari

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Hawk and a New Moon flew past us at the tail end of last week
Loon now chimes into our Dreamtime . . .

Mercury is in Retrograde again –

Offering a deepening appreciation for increased
communication breakdowns in logical and left-brain systems

Swimming with Loon guides us into intuitive streams of thought and
powerful currents of feminine waters, creative contemplations and meditations

Powers of lucid dreaming are stronger now

Groundhog Day and a Chinese New Year of the Monkey
Arrive in early February

By then, underground seeds of spring will begin subtly stirring

But for now, Loon guides us further into the waters of our souls
Singing resurface songs to free our submerged selves

Reawakening old wishes and dreams hoping to come up for air
Perhaps their energies have been caught up in underwater stagnation

Imaginative Dreamtime wants to illuminate their slumbering darkness

The old ways of the status quo are outdated roadmaps for new business

Death is in the air this time of year in the Northern hemisphere . . .

But death without dying through lucid dreaming is a real possibility
So there is no need to be spooked by the resurrection of old ghosts

Yes, our bodies will expire . . .
But they are vessels that require nurturing for safe travels
Might as well balance work, play, rest and diet is spiritual health for our souls

The death of Winter evokes a soul facing its ultimate mortality
Part of our work here is to soften our human attachments

May we relax our fear of aging, loss and dying!

See you onward up the trails,

Ari

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Groundhogs radically lower their body temperature, respiration and heartbeat
Securing a protected slumber to keep safe and sound while frozen in time
During this week’s Full Snow Moon

Do you ever feel like you are sleepwalking through life in a hypnotic trance?
Every day is the same
Like Bill Murray’s character in the iconic film Groundhog Day
Even when killing himself, he cannot escape his suffering

But there is a way out of our suffering by leaning into our pain

A Groundhog’s Winter hibernation
Symbolizes death and rebirth while we are breathing
Waking-Up the embers of underground unconsciousness
Unearthing mysteries of death without dying

Pregnant with dreamy seeds of who we want to become
When Spring Eclipse season buds into our consciousness
While slumbering in dark tunnels of our soul

Lucid dreaming sheds light on our underground digging and tunneling
Do you feel your subconscious mind waking-up?

Life and death are deeply mysterious unknowns
But we do not have to physically die to live
with a healthy relationship with our mortality

Regardless of the weather forecast, unexpected changes happen
Order and chaos are in a fluctuating tango
Our boarders and edges soften with time

Are you sending clear signals for boundaries you want respected?

Mercury in retrograde resurrects relationships from our past
Use this period to release and let-go of stagnant energies
Like feeling abandoned, rejected, resentful or bitter
Gently allowing healing to take place instead of developing an attitude

Regarding past regrets . . .
Remember that you win when you choose forgiveness
Give yourself permission to grieve so that you can move forward

Are you handling the accompaniment of mixed and conflicting feelings
that are rising up to the surface without getting stuck in global overwhelm?

But rather than skillfully avoiding our pain and discomforts
Through sophisticated symptom relief . . .
If only we develop our tolerance threshold, accept and even embrace
our internal deaths and rebirths with grace

We breathe in the fresh air of every living moment . . .
And then exhale its death in the next moment of kin . . .

We can let go of our resentments and digest bitter
Relaxing the charge we have felt by our pain

If only we learn to live in the present as it happens
We gently allow a distant past of abuses or projected future fantasies
Pass with care

We awaken to the metaphor of reincarnation
Transcending the Law of Cause and Effect
Reworking and revisiting Groundhog Day
Into a magical mystery tour of
Right Now!

See you further on up the trails,

Ari

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Hawk swoops in this week
Circling our dreams
Visionaries of air
Are these spirited winged creatures

Akin to Mercury
Weaving creativity into our daily living
Awakening conversations with the Universe
Remembering magical songs like

We Shall Overcome

Even if this mantra feels like a Twilight Zone retrograde

Hawk medicine signals us to become observant of
Obvious signs lurking beneath shadowy surface realities
Shedding Light on synchronicity

Pay attention!

If only we can open-up to being clear channels right now
We can discern our intuitive hits
Amplifying our capacity for accurate reception of Universal truths
from illusionary realities

Imagine what a beautiful world we could live in
When the political will of intention
Reveals an abundant air of clear skies with clouds of shared resources
From neurons to neighborhoods

Supporting the rising tide of the overwhelming majority
Watering a critical mass of co-creativity
We work toward a common sense goal of mutual aid and respect

A heightened sense of awareness
Conjures up increased responsibility
to see the big picture
without getting lost in pesky details

Don’t get lost in ungraceful emotional reactivity and fixed ideas
Let those stories become introverted opportunities for self-reflections
Might as well allow for personal discovery of your judgments and positions
Be mindful of your feelings and keep them with self-control
rather than being a victim by giving away your power to someone else at close range

Like the light of Grandfather Sun
Seeing with a keen eye and bold heart
Hawk helps us know when to grab an opportunity
or hold discernment of hazards that counteract our freedom of flight
so that we remain grounded

Teaching temperance
Knowing harmony in moderation
We become strong and powerful
Through a soft and gentle way of being

See you further on up the trails,

Ari

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A waning Full Moon and Western New year passed us by last week
Later on next month we come into a Chinese-Lunar New Year
Streaming in undercurrent tides of Spring energetics

From dusk til dawn . . .
Loon guides us further into the oceanic depths of the Dreamtime
Calling out to us to reawaken hidden selves

Do your underwater dreams want to come up for air?

A cold winter blanket makes for warm self-reflection

Old hopes, wishes and dreams are wanting to express themselves right now
Submerged within the depths of our sea of consciousness

Are you allowing your imagination and dream life to work for you?

Venture across the outer waters of your soul’s terrain
Into mysterious dark places wanting to see the light of day

Do you need to get our of your box and
become more comfortable in different environments?

Silent lucidity changes the trajectory of our dreams
Shifting our gears into unexplored trails of our unfolding life maps

Are you having a hard time distinguishing fantasy from reality?

Cultivating a sacred space breathes stability into
our free-spirited fluctuations in feelings and imaginative possibilities

Home is where the Heart is
But not without minding your head

Do you ever feel like your life is a re-run of a reality show gone mad?

Take a step-back and become a spiritual watcher
noticing how our thoughts and feelings connect
the dots of our repetitive behavioral patterns

Are we allowing ourselves to grieve those close to us that have passed on recently?
Feeling the funeral procession and ring tone of feelings that
reverberate in ghostly acoustics

Facing our own mortality can be terrifying . . .
Begging questions regarding what happens to us when we die?

In the death of Winter, unexpected losses leave behind
dark and stormy mixed emotions
When faced authentically, they add to the complexities of living

And celebrate their time alive we will
While tuned in to a spirited living drumbeat in your soul today

Listening to our bodies reveals balancing work, play, rest and diet

Without meditation as a critical part of our daily routine
It will become harder to sit with what is now
and moving onward along the trails ahead
Distractions to following our soul path will become more challenging

A slow and low tempo heeds
Universal promptings that are designed to return our energy to ourselves

See you further on up the trails,

Ari

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Last week, we tracked with Wolf
This week, we remember our canine kin howling in hunger
Digesting psychic lunar connections on this
Sunday’s Full Wolf Moon

We’ll see you on the Dark Side of the Moon

Now a soaring Eagle in flight
Illuminates our Divine nature
While keeping our free-spirited feet
Deeply rooted in the Earth

Eagle inspires our human family to balance our spirited heavenly state
With our feet on common ground
In this space, we are good stewards to our Mother

A Gregorian New Year passes us by
Setting foot into 2015
Tis the season to look beyond instinctual preferences
To making practical choices that better serve our well-being in the long run

What places inside of yourself needs refinement?

Perhaps an eagle-eyed view will reveal Higher Self vistas
Flying beyond immediate weather fronts

Have you been walking in the footsteps of your shadow selves?

Loving both our light and dark sides
Illuminates the alchemy of Eagle’s powerful medicine

We The People and our Earth are in transition
Like Her, we are sentient beings
As Her children, we are also in process of ascending up the mountain
In the everywhere air where Great Spirit resides

We are all seeds that have been planted – do you feel them stirring?

Intimacy is a reciprocal exchange between open hearts beating together
with authentic soulful expression

What is lurking beneath those pesky emotionally triggered arguments?
Is there a deeper pain in your soul that wants to awaken and be heard?

Playing situational football in life
Signals mutable cadences and audible calls
But it is equally good to stick to the game plan
And stay on track without mental rigidity

We are a land of hopes and dreams
May we be clear about our intentions
Having faith and trust that our Dreamtime will come about
But not without releasing our attachments and letting go of preferred outcomes

What seeds do you want to water in the year ahead?

Will you be driven by your emotions or see what is behind them?
Fly like an eagle over co-creative win-win realities
To snatch up for our planet and beyond

See you further on up the trails,

Ari

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A Full Moon awakens our dreaming realities
with subtleties of perception . . .
Are you the dreamer or the dreamed?

Purity of thought means holding focus of a positive thought without distraction.
Isn’t this a mindful conversational feedback loop
you would powerfully like to dream into your daily walking meditation?

Or has being lulled into a hypnotic trance by a computer device caught your fancy?

And here we are gently allowing cumulative effect to take root . . .
With patient appreciation for subtle hints of changing seasons.

Bee flies by serving a friendly reminder that life is sweet like honey . . .

Before long, Autumn will descend with greater emphasis –
on getting organized and down to business.

Are you reacting with negative vibes to the weather underground?
Or are you examining what is going on down under with
a curious and empathic gaze?

See yourself as a strong person who is confidently willing
to express yourself and share your gifts with our world.

Tune into the realm of possibilities . . .
To preview what potential outcomes are mutually beneficial for everyone.
Remember to summon empathy and dance with grace under fiery emotions . . .

Energy cannot be created or destroyed.
But it can be transformed.
What role does energy play in your life?

When unexpected deviations from plans arrive –
Try to relax into that.

Inner Peace is making friends with all aspects of your Being.
This includes our shadow and ego entities – they are not enemies to be killed.
Does your shadow follow you around like an obedient dog –
Representing a tribe of your hopes, fears or whatever you are resisting?

Like our lower Chakras –
Merely informants on our quest are they.

See you further on down the trails,

Ari

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Imagine observing a great conversational exchange of
Great Spirit asserting to Dragonfly . . .
“Nothing is as it seems . . . nor is it the opposite.”

Do you ever get the feeling our dreams are more lucid than our waking reality?

Colorful rays of light help us breathe in fiery magical energy –
into mundane moments of ordinary life.

Remember when wise Coyote fooled
Dragon out of his illusionary King Midas Touch . . .
by tricking him into being entrapped
by his own charming spell and losing his power?

When tornadoes arrive, it is a good exercise
in letting go and allowing your soul to ride out the storm front.

When you’re lost and alone . . . that’s when the rainbow comes.

Dragonfly now communicates enlightening elemental wisdom –
dazzling us with aerial feats inspired by spirited winds of change . . .
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Given experiences with massive climate changes – how do we make friends with
intergalactic and/or multidimensional relationships?
Will we gracefully expedite our maturation process effectively?
Beyond the security of and propagation by the Empire –
May Universal pillars of Love and Truth light our way!

When the fat lady sings and the trumpet sounds its call
Out of the ashes of the burning city we love . . .
Rises a Phoenix – becoming a new beacon of light.

Picture a dragonfly as a free-spirited vessel orbiting
within your infinite inner space . . .
Ask for directional guidance to see through illusionary smokescreens –
lighting the way toward new transformational pathways.

Is your weight in balance? Are you holding yourself back with beliefs that no longer serve you? Do you need a change in habit? Have you followed through with your action plan to make a change?

No need to prove your power to others . . . merely trust in becoming it.

Let us remember our ancestral earthbound connections . . .
From dust to dust, ashes to ashes.

May we remember our roots with our free-spirited
Nature mothers, brothers and sisters in the trees, shrubs and gardens.

Dig in and imagine energy sinking three feet or more
into the ground emptying through the soles of your feet.

With a New Moon on Wednesday . . .
pay intentional attention to portals for new beginnings.
Create, develop, cultivate and manifest co-creations with Mother Earth.

In humanities colorful foliage, we are all earthlings –
We all have a vested interest in connecting to Her heartbeat.
She is a living being that is our womb of life.
Hug a tree and even plant one if you feel so moved.
Antennas to the cosmos are they.

See you further on down the trails,

Ari

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A good old boy fraternal order cleverly breathes coal into the souls of its new initiates. As such, a chaotic choir sings a nightmarish karmic hypnotic trance-like opera of reward and punishment. In this refrain, it is hard not to get boxed into tick y-tacky packages of winners and losers, heroes and villains and angels and demons.

The old ways of maximum incentive for greed blinded by arrogance is way past crossing the line. Effectively playing the fox and the lion game of when to be assertive and when to be ingratiating has taken us to the edge of a cliff. Disillusionment abounds. Mister, there is a darkness on the edge of town.

We have a system that foments talk show pundits that profit off of the ignorance of their audience. Let us take for example the same talk show host that both criticizes Obamacare that he then parrots advertisements for accessing Obamacare in commercials that handsomely pay his salary. Without skipping a beat, this charlatan manipulation pulls the wool over the public at large – particularly the educated business class to unconsciously buy into polarizing arguments of us and them. Stop the insanity.

But with an infusion of spirituality into our humanity – we understand our survival is not a game. There are no enemies. We are One. The time is now for the paradigm to change. Powerful energies are moving in this Spring. Can you feel them budding?

It is easy to take a swing at the present moment . . . rat a tat tat . . . Russian toy soldier’s in the Ukraine . . . Now that’s gangsta.

Now is the time to shake-up and move on up into a co-creative system that is designed to nurture our natural luminosity. We can live in harmony with our Mother and all her sentient beings!

Imagine a conversation between Spider, Porcupine and Turkey . . .

Spider embodies a figure 8 shape that symbolizes our infinite and creative nature. We are empowered to clear Cosmic Karma by consciously weaving our dreams into our waking experience with reality. The more willing we are to choose to see the silver lining and make positive interpretations, the more potential we have to heal ourselves and our planet. What good is gold if our consciousness is weighed down by heavy metal?

Porcupine stimulates our chi by making the point that faith and trust in Great Spirit reveals that a Divine Plan that is unfolding in our lives. Through the wonder of childlike innocence, we are discovering Life’s mystery through portals of fantasy and imagination. Can you see these chimes of freedom flashing?

Turkey chimes in by leveling the playing field by reinforcing the wisdom that in the giving, there is receiving – illustrating a message board of shared blessings. Give it back . . . Take it back. It is time to ward off the evil spirits of pessimistic cynicism.

We have a need to feed our souls with an essential spiritual, physical and intellectual diet. Are you exhausted? How is your energy level? Manic, elevated, unhappy or low? Can you sit with loneliness? Are you afraid to get to know yourself on a deeper level? Why is that?

An internal Fountain of Youth springs eternal inside of each of us. However, it is useless if we do not tap into it.

Movement into a more equitable society requires a more buoyant, equilateral triangle. The movers and shakers are in positions of power to embody leadership by investing in equal access to resources. Their collective intention has been in the extreme opposite. Enough is enough!

An empire that is only interested in sustaining itself is not sustainable. Therefore, a vested interest in all of us winning, awakens an impetus to co-create Heaven on Earth instead of depleting Her resources to extinction.

Congratulations guys . . . maturation is kicking in.

See you further down the trails,

Ari

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