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Owl peers into dark nights with the light of empathic vision . . .

What mysteries will Owl shed light on as we move toward
the darkest day on Earth upon the arrival of the Winter Solstice in December?

Death of old selves, and old ways are waning like nature’s light

It’s hard to say good-bye to those aspects of ourselves, or
our loved ones that have passed, along with the ghosts of yesteryear

When the rains are pouring, and you feel lost and alone . . .
Remember a rainbow’s arrival reflects color back onto your soul

On the global-political front, what secrets will be revealed
about historically buried information regarding JFK’s assassination?

Does any of this news sound foreign, alien or out of this world?
But then again, aren’t we trying on new masks during new normal shape-shifting?

Like in a family affected by mental illness and addiction . . .
The metaphorical Elephant in the Room is partially exposed by President Trump

Does he really want to relax the secretive governance
of the Military-Industrial Complex?

Or are his motivations to expose Establishment suppressions
merely a platform to inflate his already bloated narcissism?

What does in the name of National Security really mean?

Is not the spirit of America’s political roots of We The People
a challenge to protecting the status quo of the minority of the opulent?

Just because you’ve made it to the top, doesn’t mean you forget
who helped bring you to the perch of your solid goal position!

Equal access information is perceived as a threat by the powers that be
that deliver informational food for mass consumption

A seductive mind-set that believes people are inherently bad,
and need to be controlled could stand to remember approaching situations
with openness, trust and an authentically heartfelt solution-focused perspectives!

In this space, apocalyptic, doomsday self-fulfilling prophecies
are easily target marketed into becoming accurate predictions

Till next time along the trails,

Ari

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2017 the number!
Sound the trumpet of the Bald Eagle in thunder . . .

Tragic events like Hurricane Harvey,
and unexpected deaths of loved ones are hitting us hard

But the winds of Climate Change still ride the lightning and strike on rising waters

We all have to work together, and do our part in order to
Trump the Towers that Be . . .

From neurons to neighborhoods,
we are moving into a new frontier of we consciousness

Here in this hard land,
we must move forward by enduring painful tragedies of life . . .

A dirge moves toward the Autumn Equinox, while
songs of waning life, death and dying are blowing in the wind . . .

Survivors guilt always circles around our hearts,
and crops up in our souls . . .

Might as well give ourselves permission to grieve
by leaning into any uncomfortable feelings . . .

May we be guided into illuminating our better angels of compassion and empathy,
given any unwanted emotions we might be experiencing intensely right now

It is harder to hide now from facing the sobering uncertainties of life,
that are magnified by the lack of control that can level our conscious minds . . .

Grandfather Sun is always with us,
even as dark nights move closer in from a shady horizon

It takes a leap of faith to walk into the uncertainty of Infinity . . .
Spirit has a Divine Plan that we might as well surrender to

Picture an eagle’s talons to strengthen your personal authority so that you can
balance earth’s gravitational pull with your free-spirited creative energy

Release any feelings of having clipped wings that hold you back
and welcome your feet anchored in the ground!

Till the next trailhead,

Ari

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Blue Heron symbolizes sound soulful guidance in the area
of cultivating a wise personal security council

Folks in the coaching, mental and spiritual health arena
might call this balancing our rational-emotional minds
with our wise minds . . .

It’s so easy to fall in and out of love with the ways of the world . . .
Anything and everything can be romanticized

Entanglements with form abound, and distract our
pleasures and pains with conveniently inconvenient truths

Where did the poetic pop culture expression
“word to your mother” come from?

Shouldn’t everyday be a combination of Mother/Father/Earth day?
Every moment awakens a new breath of new life into our Beings

That’s a good saying to self to remember in the fog
of seasonal allergies, head colds and other maladies
serving as barriers to knowing inner peace . . .

Singing the blues, ramped up mania and the downward
spiral of melancholy have a way of streaming into people’s lives

For some, clinical depression and its manic opposite side
of the same coin are normal realities!

Full Moons tend to feature a rise and fall of these opposites
Does that drive you nuts?

But now that a new lunar cycle is waking up again
remember that madness is the choice to keep doing the same thing
over and over again, while expecting the same results

Taking responsibility for that choice, blazes new pathways that lead
souls out of the darkness of blaming-oriented,
problem-focused, victim consciousness

There is security in knowing that there is always a third and different
way of doing things that can reveal a solution focused perspective

May the spirit of that light your way!

See you up the trails,

Ari

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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

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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

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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

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With Turkey Vulture, we are guided into a new world of purification and rebirth
We are moving into darker days, as reflected in our inner and outer worlds

Spread your wings like an angel to lift your energy field
to see above the treeline and see a silver lining

Let your fiery passions be quenched by the waters of compassionate patience

Many folks are grieving Turtle’s pace of social change,
while feeling that they are swimming against
a current that feels against progress

We want a better world than the hellish nightmare we hold in
our minds and hearts

A New World where our colorful diversity is celebrated
in the love and light of unity

It is true we did not start the fire
But as Rome burns, let us tune in to the key of inner peace

Our living planet needs to access more inner peace today

Let our population lighten up to the possibility of terrestrial,
foreign-born, alien brothers and sisters coexisting in harmony

But you can become part of the solution by relaxing your worries,
and replacing them with positive self talk

Now you might demonize various targets that you
perceive areĀ surrounded by minions

Perhaps you might view darker forces that you view as the cause of
the malaise of our modern world

But empathy in action sees the pain beneath the veil of furrowed brows
Just as wise indigenous shamans saw beyond the smokescreen of
justified colonialism

Conservative forces naturally want to anchor,
and reign in our world’s changing tides

Try to remember that the overwhelming majority is working toward a common
goal of co-creating a better world for our planet and all sentient beings

People are working hard enough in the day-to-day grind

Just shift the way you look at the world around you
through a perspective of self-love

See you further on up the trails,

Ari

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