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Owl’s night vision zeros in on shadowy
darkness shrouding our World today . . .

There are so many secrets and closeted dysfunctions
whispering along the tree lines

Termites and mouse hoardings are exposing themselves now . . .
Once lurking underground, underneath the topsoil

Grandmother Moon softens inward darker emotions
They don’t need to charge hateful bites that burden your soul

Let the internal flames of Truth and Power of Love
reflect in your outer world experience

In spite of wintry winds and cold weather to come
Remember to nurture your inner torch with love, light and laughter!

Some of our ancestors have called owls cats with wings
Because they are stealthy predators who see in the dark effectively

When racing thoughts take flight, making relaxation difficult at night . . .
Picture an Owl and send a message of sunlight to loosen your stiff neck

Old ghosts and energies are here to reawaken novel opportunities
to remember and make amends with our ancestors who have passed on

Arriving New Moon beginnings are here to help us proceed through
our daily routine with feminine softness as we turn our clocks yinward

Sometimes emotional pain might be asking us to attend to the details of
giving up hoardings of excess baggage that weighs down our collective soul

It’s OK to love yourself in a quiet way by getting some rest and
take refuge from the storms

See you further on up the trails,

Ari

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Duck awakens archetypal energies associated with emotional comfort and protection
It’s medicinal power is arriving right now in Spring and will flow into Summer

Summer Solstice sits on the horizon in later June where sunlight reaches its peak –
A fleeting tick only about a month away in clock time
A New World is revealing itself right before our eyes on Planet Earth

Water symbolizes strong feminine power, the astral plane and emotional states
May we drink in the waters of Life
So that we Nurture our Nature

Learn to recognize all stuff as small stuff without sweating it
Just let it roll off your back like a duck

Speak your emotional truth . . . then let go of it
Because getting stuck in the muck of anger can cause a flood of health problems
Or we can transform our anger into positive and constructive action . . .

Do you need to pay more attention to your emotions
and close personal relationships?

Dive beneath your anger . . .
What other emotions are submerged underneath and simmering cautiously?

If you find yourself shackled and drawn in the
gang banging prison of repetitive mental tapes then
marinate on Duck to help you relax and dissolve your attachment
to any fixed perspective you might be stewing on

Letting go and releasing old wounds is a process . . .

It is easier for us to become identified with our creature comforts
and get sucked in to their accompanying dramas while here on Earth

Imagine Duck paddling through the changing emotional tides of
Civil and Human Rights and levying the waters of our
GLBTQ crew of our human family

Do you feel the ripple effect of the sea of change in the air?

Folks are waking up everywhere . . .

Duck’s energies help us remember that
sometimes we need to land on familiar ground
that is safe and familiar to us – like enjoying a favorite pastime or
revisiting old places in our consciousness
This is good medicine to be on the ball during Mercury in Retrograde

Duck symbolizes balance during our journey into
the elemental forces on Earth, Water and air

Do you need to bring more balance into your life?

Picture a Duck guiding you into breathing in a fresh air of passion
into your work and play

Otherwise, that energy has nowhere else to go
but through the turbulent waters of anxiety

Trying to “figure it all out”, get that perfect job, new car,
wait for the perfect moment or family member to be who you want them to be
will leave a foul air in your wake
And you will probably look forward to
inhaling a chronic air of disappointment

Duck inspires our own adaptability –
Try to make the most of the situations you are in
where you might feel uncomfortable

Do you need to become more adaptable?

If only we could accept that there are no guarantees . . .
Meditation on that helps “seal the deal” of an
internal experience of comfort and protection

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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Action-oriented Antelope is an ancestral embodiment –
Beyond a modern world Nike commercial . . .
Revealing a deep spiritual message to Just Do It.

Symbolic of mental speed and adaptability of mind.
Awakening to a Higher Purpose –
linked in to Third Eye and Crown Chakra communication channels.

While clearly keeping our wits about us.

Inner knowing facilitates adaptability –
when sailing the seas of Climate Change.

Do you need to insulate yourself or come out of hiding?

What is rising to the surface in your life?

Increased psychic vision for prediction – clairvoyance.
Forethought is useful for psychically sniffing out situations.

Nurturing organic new opportunities –
quenching thirst with minimal resources at our disposal.

Our time on planet earth is sacred but limited.
Becoming aware of our own mortality need not be a death sentence.

You are the power of now.

Remember we shall overcome when set-backs and roadblocks get in our way!

Picture a tree to center yourself –
Rooted in earth . . . Conduit to cosmos.
Staying grounded and high-minded with confidence and security.

Full Moon nudges us to relax our moods and emotions,
while getting down to business.
We can become smooth sailing and whistling while we’re working.

Adaptability is necessary when facing variable fronts . . .
Perhaps viewing yourself unfolding during a social situation
by mentally hitting rewind, fast forward or hitting the
pause button while galloping gracefully through the game of life.

Meditation on Antelope brings in energetic footprints
In alignment with shifting our mind-sets to open up to
Divergent ways of looking on our horizon.

Merely a few more strides down yonder . . .
Autumn Equinox breathes in balanced footsteps of light and dark.
And then masculine wanes, while feminine power gains momentum.

See you further on up the trails,

Ari

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Do you remember Duck’s medicinal power?
Feathering our memory . . .

We are all travelers here.
Waking up to an understanding that we are
Living in a deeply sacred and mysterious Universe.

Journeying through symbolic and archetypal energies
Streaming through our individual beings
binding us together as One.

Duck’s presence loosens up our resistance to untangling from
internal emotional webs during our changing tides.
Opening up our Hearts to systemic equilibrium.

Are you in balance?

“Oh Captain My Captain”
Duck paddles through Life’s muddy waters . . .

Mindfully exploring our surface and depth.
Singing the blues amidst flat energy _
Learning musical high note security by staying afloat with grace and comfort.

Returning to innocence –
Somewhere in time . . .
To a familiar place where we feel safe and comfortable.

Conversations with Duck remind us that
“Birds of a feather, flock together”
In like mind and spirit.

Do you need to be more adaptable?

Nurture you emotions as you would water other areas of life.
We are emotional beings!

Do you need to pay more attention to your emotions and close relationships?

Dig in to grounding New Beginnings with New Moon in Virgo.

Movement toward Autumn Equinox means waning light
bringing us closer to fine with balance of light and dark.

See you further on down the trails,

Ari

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Legend tells us that Otter symbolizes female medicinal power . . .
Mindful awareness reveals that every man has a feminine side –
Just like a woman’s masculinity flows within her being.

In their femininity, Otters embody
an adventurous, joyful and friendly lifestyle . . .
Do you know the power of love without jealousy?
Have you experienced the joy of loving other people’s kids
and their accomplishments as much as your own?

Meditate on Mother Earth and Her oceans for a moment . . .
See how they receive our rivers, lakes and streams flowing into Her bounty.
Earth and Water are powerfully natural feminine elemental forces.
Good food and drink for the soul are they!

Like meditative internal martial arts –
Water gradually building momentum . . .
Flooding us with waves of Sacred Feminine tides into our energetic seas.

Do you need to become more playful like a child and simply allow things
to unfold in your life? Is it time to stop your addiction to worrying
about things that are out of your control? Are you clinging to material
things or fixed ideas that are weighing you down?

Otter reminds us to merrily row gently down life’s stream
and float in alignment with its universal waters.

We need more empathic unity in our planetary consciousness today.
Are you feeling misunderstood?
Try to see from the position of another
rather than clinging to your own perspective.
Perhaps you will notice waterfalls of compassion inundate your Being.

To accept the present moment as it is does not mean we condone what is.

Most of us stop at the target of our judgments and get fired up accordingly.
But being touched on our hot spots is an opportunity for radical self-reflection.

Instead of melting the ice . . .

Empower yourself to stand in your own personal authority.
You are here to be in the driver’s seat of your own life –
Rather than a passenger under the command control
of society, your friends and relations.

Remember to dive deeply beneath the surface of anger and
great barrier reefs of emotional negativity –
Scuba diving into inner calm peacefully.

Are your day-to-day operations akin to a rescuer model –
in a constant state of crisis and out of touch with tending your own garden?
In a results driven world, we need to let go of outcome.

With Mercury in Retrograde, logical-left brain
calculations do not appear to compute.
Better suited to let go of the shores and go with
a vulnerable, intuitive heart-centered flow.

Are we honoring the Sacred Feminine in our world?
In taking off the Emperor’s New Clothes . . .
When Love and Truth are our politics of living
A more safe and respectful community is –
organically mulched into our soul development.

See you further down the trails,

Ari

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Keeping up with the Joneses is a well-trained mantra
in our modern externally directed world.
But this kind of living is finite and unsustainable.

We are living in an expert society . . .
Where temptations abound to give up our power to another –
Like we do when reacting violently or putting a guru on a pedestal.

But with Heron, we are snatching aggressive self-determination, self-reliance
and heeding the call of our own innate wisdom to know what path we must follow.
We need to remember to temper our raw emotions
by channeling our energy into positive and constructive action.

The only sustainable way to co-create change in our world is from the inside out.
Revolutionary zeal – without the hate.

Overcoming our fear of the unknown means leaning into our feelings.
Gut wrenching as they might be –
We are here to learn lessons.
And while gentle growth is a real possibility –
Try not to demonize getting uncomfortable . . .
By swooping in with protective sanitation tactics.

Meditate on children for a moment . . .
Are they not conduits into a deeper understanding
of the mystery of the present moment?
Are you going with the flow of these changing tides –
While moving through transitions as gracefully as possible?

If you are focused on life’s cosmetic imperfections . . .
Beyond a cursory glance –
Take a closer look at what is stimulating your soul from a deeper place.
Sitting with that might buy you time and save you money . . .
from surgically adding more scar tissue.

Heron reflects to us that our legs are conduits to our roots into the earth.
In a balanced way, we are all here to learn to stand on our own two feet.
Connecting with water element gives us an opportunity to
Wade through life’s multi-dimensional realities.

Even in chaos, there is order . . .
Got unpredictable?
There is predictability and security within that.
Trust in the infinite field of solutions and let go of it.
Resolution is on its way – perhaps when you are no longer looking.

Full Moon on Friday the 13th – a bloody good time to honor Sacred Feminine
energies and weave them into our daily walk.

Coming soon, Summer Solstice brings light of masculine yang to its peak.
A good time for manifestation of spirited energies to break out.

As we move further into the Aquarian New Age.
Flock with birds of like-minded feathers
O’er mountain-tops, in the heart of a community or other natural
power centers for New World congregation.

Access and acquire Heron’s medicine
to capitalize on free-flowing energies that are frequently missed opportunities.

See you further on down the trails,

Ari

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We are Building a foundation of intimacy
by speaking frankly in the language of love unconditionally

Pisces is water under the bridge between
Winter and Spring transition
Permission to grieve yin’s dirge
While awakening to new beginnings
Darkness fades as light rises in intensity . . .

Sister chaos flows into brother order
Leveling the playing field
Holding peaceful prayers and meditations
for graceful transitional equanimity

A sense of freedom arises in
the sweet surrender to the illusion of control

Let your soul power shine on
by coming out of the closet of psychologically defended modesty

When feeling uncomfortably bugged . . .
Try heeding the ear-worm – Love is all you need
Might that unearth a private and victorious conversational metamorphosis within?

Noticing judgments without judging them
and then letting them go without clinging on to fixed ideas

Sitting with what is empowers us to focus on self

Is it the other person that should change
or could you adjust your own internal dialogue?

When abuses arrive – empower yourself by taking refuge

Imagine if we all dive into a killing with kindness mantra?
With recognition and appreciation of divergent perspectives
Energetically clearing space for welcoming like-minded birds of a feather

Whistleblowers are akin to canaries in coal mines . . .
Please heed their call!
Their messages manifest sustainable Life!
Born out of the Dreamtime . . .

A balanced Life diet of resting, eating well and physically exercising
moves emotions around –
Nourishing harmony in our daily walking meditative footsteps
With a minimally processed Carbon Footprint

Got boredom?
Remember to hold an eagle-eye vision of the valley ahead
Setting goals, while paradoxically letting go of outcome
Cleansing inner pollution by holding a clean vision for Mother Earth
The Golden Age is an unfolding process of possibilities . . .

Venturing out in Nature affords a doorstep into a portal of
open-hearted receptive listening . . .
Stoking the embers of sensuous and magical feelings by honoring our
mysterious and primal orientation

See you further down the trails,

Ari

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Sometimes saying no is saying yes
(and)
Less is more . . .

Working in rest into daily routine paradoxically
creates more space for productivity . . . Smarter not harder

The Tao does nothing and yet does nothing undone

Soulful authenticity opens doors for heartfelt mutual exchanges
When branching out with birds from a different flock
Let go of fear-based rejections that blocks authentic connections

In hardship, buried treasures are waiting to be unearthed when digging on
dormant lying old wounds woken up
But pain is an informer (lick them with a patient tongue)

Rushing? What’s the hurry to kill the living moment?
Sitting with what is – a walking meditation
Indulging in awakened doing oriented rituals with sacred meaning
rather than automated drone-like roboticism

Remembering to choose trust relaxes the Doubting Thomas
Faith in folks blazes a trail that boomerangs positive responses
Ripple effects Cosmic Karma

GMO labels and no drilling in Alaskan Chukchi Sea puts the safety button on the
Global Warming trigger . . .
May we weather Climate Change more gracefully

Listen to the Wise Sage within to smoke out avoiding our problems
serving super-sizes meals of conveniently inconvenient distractions from our pain
Running away instead of weaving into a walking meditation

Speaking your truth, while honoring your feelings without being invested
(and)
Letting go of it is the antidote to co-dependency in couple relationships

Thank You to woman’s circles that inspire us to bring in an energetic perspective that asserts,
“the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”
Integration of the feminine reaffirms and therefore increases the power of redefining masculinity.

Contemplation of the weight of the world is a heavy-hearted mind-set.
But we should not let that block pathways toward opening our minds to . . .
“grand and wonderful possibilities.”

See you further on down the trails,

Ari

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Today, we get into alignment with the Winter Solstice – the darkest day of the year. Tomorrow, we gain a little bit of light every day. In the darkness, we have an opportunity to receive the information from our lower Chakras, or a “land down under”, so to speak. Although frequently unwanted and uncomfortable to look at, we are equipped with these Chakras to help us shed light on and live in harmonic relationship with the Earth, our sexuality, base emotions, personal will and self-esteem. It is easily conveniently inconvenient to resist this information, change the channel and exit or avoid with denial or aggression. However, we have the opportunity to dig a little deeper by taking an authentic glimpse into our bodily portals of consciousness. As such, we might allow ourselves to see what information Spirit has to reveal to us in our unfolding story. In this process, we may develop acceptance and even make friends with what is. One way to do this is be part of a fire ritual in community and share what you are grateful for and what you would like to let-go of this year.

When I notice those unwanted internal news broadcasts, I remember the old Beavis and Butt-Head episodes. Do you remember watching those two character idiots watching MTV videos together – making comments like, “this sucks” and “change it”? Don’t those characters merely embody theatrical resistance to the inner space of our lower Chakras? After all, life really is like “a box of chocolates” because “you never really know what you’re gonna get.” And remembering a sense of humor is good medicine. We cannot always control, script and choreograph our life-like a reality show. Sometimes, the “best in show” is simply remembering the full-bellied laughter of the Buddha when the funeral parade comes knocking on our door. Our modern world is chock full of distractions that give us easy permission to change the channel, rather than being present on Channel Now. Being present doesn’t mean getting sucked into old dramas, mental tapes or the “voice in the head”- like feeding off an endless IV drip of sympathy. Rather, it does mean being in the moment with what is and breathing in and breathing out the living present, one step, one breath and one moment at a time. If “every thought is a judgment”, then just return to your breath and see what happens.

Many souls choose to leave the material realm this time of year. This is part of why this time of year is such a mixed bag for folks. We feel conflicted about getting into the spirit of the season, the emphasis on consumerism and pressure to buy gifts for each other that we hope will be well-received. We feel pressure to be “up”, instead of “coming down into our souls”. But we need to remember that this junction is really about gratitude and letting-go. Christ’s Light embodied the Sun that is a beacon of light that serves as shelter from the storm. His consciousness was meant to inspire us that the Kingdom of Heaven is an internal experience. When humanity evolves into this place with regularity, we see its unfolding reflected in our outer world. In this way, we become the change we want to see in the world.

Do you remember the character Holden Caufield in the classic book The Catcher in the Rye? Holden Caufield is the epitome of our dying Pisces age and represents the letting-go of our savior complex. The character can’t let-go of trying to catch lost souls jumping off the edge of the cliff, where he waits to save them from their doom. This lose-lose scenario leaves him feeling lonely so that he looks to fill his empty cup with alcohol to medicate his spirits. But we don’t need to carry the heavy burden of trying to save anybody. However, we can become an embodiment of inner peace. When we do this, our souls light up. When we don’t, our souls dim. Those of you who know material bounty and perhaps the “white picket fence”, have probably realized by now that “living the dream” of the leafy suburban lifestyle does not feed your soul alone. Meditation is a healthy spiritual diet that will nourish you soul and help you feel pleasantly full.

Sending much inner peace your way,

Ari

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