Spiritual Swimming with Otter in the Week Ahead

Otter can facilitate a sweet sense of surrender,
and relax control issues between tension of energetic opposites . . .

A Full Worm Moon arrives on Thursday
Daylight Savings Time is coming soon down the pike

Spring Equinox is also arriving in the coming Pisces tides of March

Masculine and Feminine energies will dance together in equanimity . . .
Shouldn’t that be a good role model enacted by humanity?

Freeing our minds from our likes and dislikes helps heal our
natural human tendency to move away from what we
don’t want versus moving toward what we want more of

Just empathize for a moment that the gaining popularity of
the GLBTQ modern label is nothing new from the perspective of our
collective consciousness, sentient being history!

It’s just outside the box from a cookie cutter, Americancentric perspective

Consider meeting both opposite sides of the same coin with
an aware/soft mind, let it be, and let it go . . .

Cultivating sound mental health is a process of letting go of our
preferred/non-preferred experiences, yet responding to awareness instead of
reacting to our reality-based judgements

If only we meet our challenges with an aware opportunity of a soft mind,
a puncture-proof spirit of letting go, and be open to whatever
it is we are experiencing with love, and compassionate kindness . . .

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

The universal Law of Impermanence merely reflects Nature’s Way
that the only constant is change

An old meditative mantra of let it be and this too shall pass is good medicine
to remember always, but especially during energetic seasonal transitions

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

Our pleasures, aches, pains and injuries
will die just like we will someday . . .

May we all do the best that we can

Otters reflect relaxation as a balanced approach to work and play
Are you able to whistle while you work?

We suffer because we tend to forget living in harmony with the
changing seasons of life, which often results in fights . . .

But Otter reminds us it’s about how we flow with the fluid sensational waters of life

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

Goliath is a metaphor in our old testament consciousness that is
even more proliferated and pronounced in our world today

Just look at the NRA as part of the big business strangulation
of our sovereignty by the miserly ways of the Powers that Be

Mental illness is about doing the same thing over and over,
and expecting different results

But genuflection to the better devil you know mind-set is comforting,
even if toxic and against your own self-interest . . .

At the end of the day, nobody really benefits from a maximum economic
profit off of sickness, and death,
albeit under the guise of protection and security . . .

Is American ready to become an embodiment of showing a moral responsibility
to provide equal pay/livable wages, universal health care, and
a built-in emphasises on vacation/leisure/free choice time
to create your own self-determined experiences?

Or is that perspective only reserved for those that work hard within the
entitled, privileged inner circles of the minority of the opulent?

Till the next trailhead,

Ari

In this Chinese New Year, May Dog Show Secure Tracks

In this waning New Moon and Chinese-Lunar Year . . .

May we allow Dog to guide us with faithful loyalty . . .
Serving as protection us in this 2018 year ahead

Winter is here, but Spring’s beauty is just around the corner

What is real, and what is normal?

Is normality a manic stock market, bloated military-industrail complex,
coupled with a profiling notion that there is winner/losers,
and you get what you deserve?

Does that kind of status quo, business as usual mind-set sound nuts to you?

Can you imagine what our planet would look like without big monied peddled
corporate products, and weaponry that are intellectually
designed with the intent to kill capacity crowds of Earth’s creatures at large?

Talk about wrestling our planetary consciousness into
a body slam that puts global politics in a systemic sleeper hold!

That being said, I can appreciate Dog’s unconditional
patient, and kind understanding of human shortcomings . . .

Regardless of past abuses, dogs don’t stop coming back or
quit teaching us about meditation on trust

It almost makes you think we are descendants of their kind,
and that we have their traits encoded in our DNA

Are we barking up similar trees?

May the energies of an early Spring astrological eclipse season
help you move into the change you want to see in the world!

Won’t be long before masculine/feminine/yin/yang/light/dark
energies are equal again in both hemispheres . . .

Our friends in the South understand Autumn energies are kicking in –
where they will be moving further into the dark

But in the North, we’ll be moving toward the light,
where an action-oriented catalyst provides incentive for crocuses to spring up!

See you further along the trails,

Ari

Sealing The Deal in a New Year Ahead

Take the plunge with Seal into the darker depths of the ocean . . .
Welcome a vortex of primal creative waters pouring into our souls

A New Moon arrives on January 16th –
Let these energies be a catalyst for the waves of new year energies in Nature

A Chinese-Lunar New Year of the Dog rolls in about a month after that . . .
Time to build empathy in our heads and hearts for human shortcomings

Rising above the surface of a world of madness,
breathes in fresh air into suffocating old life support systems

Something new and different is waiting to be born into our collective consciousness

Analysis paralysis is like Groundhog Day revisited –
you get what you are, albeit aggravated by
recurring disappointments and let downs

Sometimes, you just got to flip the script and let the chips fall where they may
Tomorrow never knows where the winds of change might blow

So, if global markets tank, and sure thing predictions
were to fade away into dark nights . . .

What good would it do for you to stress out and worry about it?

We have been programmed to fear the unknown and what is uncertain
We have all been subject to systemic propagandizing
about the better the devil you know kind of memes . . .

Is that so?

Letting go of control issues is good for personal empowerment!
Surrendering to the will of the Universe reawaken a renewed sense of choice

What creative new envisioning to you have in your mirror of your mind?

See you further up the trails,

Ari

Reflecting Back and Looking Ahead

A Western New Year approaches, as does a
Full Wolf Moon at the beginning of January . . .

Let us heed the echoes of Wolf’s heartbeat!
Tracking into February, comes the arrival of the Chinese/Lunar New Year of the Dog

Meditate on the spiritual energy of Dog to walk into new energies –
that awakens pathways into a deeper compassion for all of humanity,
in spite of our human shortcomings that bubble up in our wake . . .

Consider taking your repeated exposure to your:

hate-oriented images of Donald Trump, a miserly Wall Street,
reptilian minded friends in Congress
(that metaphorically represent an obsessive, manipulative, controlling, and
down right abusive dying old world power structure that pits us against one another)

And replacing them instead:

With new pictures of Love and Light!
At the end of the day, that’s how we disarm the Beast as within, so without

Let us heed the call to scale back the toxicity of a dog eat dog mentality,
and seductive militaristic fantasies of a global fascist state

Not Israel, nor any other single nation-state should be designated as an
offshore base or be given preferential capital for global supremacy!

We should all be getting the message of oneness,
and equal opportunity in a multi-polar new world!

Everyone’s intrinsic talents should be
cultivated and developed to their fullest potential

But not at the expense of stepping on someone else who falls through the cracks!

Violence, and security systems that build walls that prohibit freedom of speech,
Should be examined with a reflective, and heartfelt intellectual examination . . .

Our world, and one’s personal spiritual evolution depends on
self-reflection, and forward free-thinking!

May this New Year bring you much wellness, inner joy, following your bliss,
a relaxation on ego-driven emotional reactions, and a forgiving attitude
to inspire our planet, and universal consciousness!

See you further up the trails,

Ari

Mountain Lion Closes In On The Darkest Day Of The Year

Mountain Lion is a powerful silent leader
Her strong feminine energy guides us into the darker caverns of our souls

Winter Solstice sheds its light on our world by reflecting
the darkest day of the year in the North

Our friends in the South will celebrate peak light
on their Summer Solstice

Darker emotions are front and center right now
as are dark edges of an old world, and yesterday’s ghosts

But even in our darkest hour, there is a beacon of light
Use it as a torch to examine your self with mindful/heartfelt love

Heaven, like Hell is a state of consciousness
It is your choice whichever inner/outer world you choose to focus on

And whichever dimension you focus on, will be what reflects back to you
to reinforce the mind-set that you keep

Cats reflect mystery, much like the ways of our Universe
Mediation on Mountain Lion can help us see in the dark without fear

Learning to be human is not easy
But if we relax our fears, and follow their tracks toward love

Our experience here becomes more joyous, and light-hearted
This is a good time of year to come down into your souls

The dinosaurs of an old world feel entitled to keep their way of life
There are winners and losers, and you get what you deserve

But there is a Golden Age New World of Aquarius
that sees through we consciousness eyes of oneness and unity

Diversity is respected and appreciated here in this vibration

Those in Hell will reach out their hands to bring you down
They are not reaching out to you for a leg up

Picture them in love and light and let them go
Focus on gratitude for everything – even tragic circumstances

Doing so will facilitate releasing old demons into the fire
and blaze new angelic trails toward healing

See you up the trails,

Ari

Raccoon Reveals a Defensive Driving Approach to Handling Life

Last week’s Full Beaver Moon fades into darkening skies . . .
Our clocks turned back yinward

Days are getting shorter in the Northern Hemisphere,
while temperatures are dropping dramatically

Veils are thinning . . .
Making it more challenging to distinguish between physical/spiritual reality

We passed the Samhain – the approximate mid-point
between Autumn Equinox, and Winter Solstice

Now we are moving away from Autumn,
in the direction of Winter . . .

The holiday season is arriving –
Signaling mixed feelings for many of us

It can be seductive to get caught up in
the perceptual reality of lack

Picture a raccoon to help you awaken abundance . . .

Can you see yourself receiving everything you need?

Nature gives us a good opportunity to nurture our relationship
with darker emotions now, if only we come down into our souls

But it is tempting to avoid this process through
chronic distractions and resistances . . .

Consider consciously putting on various masks and exploring
diverse, and hidden aspects of yourself

Sometimes emotional blackness carries venomous bites . . .

But allowing a feminine position of vulnerability
is part letting go of their energetic grip

Do what you can to relax your attachments to the bitter
digestion that can accompany traversing through murky emotional waters . . .

See you along the trails,

Ari

Scripting Spiritual Guidance with Spider

Grandmother Moon’s wisdom speaks to us through stories woven
into dream catchers scripted by Spidery energetic creations

Many moons ago, stories were spun saying Spider
inspired language development

And so goes the saying that
in the beginning there was the Word

Picture a figure 8 sign of Infinity opening up
floodgates of unconscious possibilities

The time is now for co-authoring novel stories of living on our planet
Civil disobedience is a time-tested tradition of sustainable change

Part of that is walking the line in the center of a circle of a spiritual path

We all need to do our part to change the script
One way to do that is to let go of the transgressions of others
and not take their actions personally, nor feed into hate

Building tolerance and acceptances does not mean you
condone someone else’s bad behavior

But seeing their Sun and their Moon as parts of a greater whole,
help support the overall web of life take in a breath of fresh air

Old ways of doing things have gotten us tangled up in the blues

But pathways into inner peace walk in the direction of letting go of old wounds
This lightens your load and relaxes barriers to personal growth

Watching human impetus fluctuate between order and chaos
reminds us that Nature shows us that finding balance is right

Beyond reactions, base emotions that are uncomfortable to examine
are merely informative scribes that prompt us to be impeccable with our word
and not take things personally!

Till next time up the trails,

Ari

Black Raven’s Matter

Out of the soulful black matter of creation
the magical powers of Raven are born . . .

Feminine powers of darkness are gaining momentum now
Pretty soon, we will turn our clocks back yinward

Light and dark energies will dance in alignment on
Autumn Equinox later on in September . . .

Do you feel the subtle changes in the air?
Temperatures are beginning to cool down

The increased nervous industry of squirrels and chipmunks right about now
Reminds us that it is time to get back to school, and back to business

You can mix business with pleasure
Raven sees the mystery with a keen spiritual eye

Spirit is everywhere . . .
Whistling in the wind, and sitting on mountaintops

All you need to do is ask for help
Be clear in your mind and your heart

And then allow yourself to receive . . .

Magic arrives when you remember to breathe, and empty your mind
The birth of relaxation can return to you in the death of another stressful moment

There is no utopia, as Rome wasn’t built in a day . . .

But the time is now to dig deep, and
unearth your own inner peace within . . .

You can do this by adjusting yourself on the inside
by taking the fight out of it, and letting go of outcome

There is magic in letting go of the ends justifying the means
stuck energies of fixed mind kind of thinking . . .

Try to remember this during Mercury in retrograde
during the spacing, and zoning out of rational/logical mental faculties

Instead of trying to figure it all out, or letting these breakdowns drive you nuts –
Just breathe, and go with flow . . .

Instead of challenging others by getting into power struggles . . .
Make meaningful connections!

This is how we co-create Heaven on Earth

Till the next trail head,

Ari

Grouse in the House

How do we abolish racial, and class inequalities?

Might as well say yes on the inside, while voting no on the outside
to the institutional reality of social injustice

But that takes an authentic look at your position of privilege
Sometimes, it’s hard to know what it’s like on the bottom,
when you’re sitting on top of the perch

Say it with me, and say it loud . . .

Peace in, and peace out to the complexities of the profiling ways of aggressive
military-industrial forces of maximum economic profit driven crowds

Whereas, in the acknowledgement, the healing begins with an open and
denial free approach to a shadowy world order of
modern slavery that blacks out the masses

As an earthling, of the overwhelming majority,
does it not make too much sense to promote meaningful work,
provide livable wages, with paid vacation, sick time,
and equal access to quality health care?

If we can make big expensive bombs, and satellite dishes,
then we can improve on our devolutionary systems in place,
move beyond life supports, and truly transform
into something beautiful by just all getting along, and spreading the love

No need to attach labels to this kind of free thinking
We are moving into a New Age of We Consciousness

Collaboration is ancient wisdom that tells stories that speak of
what is good for the Goose is good for the Gander

Harmony is being reintroduced as becoming a New Normal Mindset

Bottom line profit margins evolve into an ancient
taoist spiritual philosophy of investing in loss . . .

How do we make friends with divided Bear and Bull Markets?
Is there a Middle Way that transforms winners and losers?

At our core, we are formless, energetic beings of light that
become hip the vibe that we walk in the dark night of our souls

We should all be proud of the primal,
creative nature of our inner black soul power!

And in working with the darkness of feminine energy,
awaken to the potential to energize our bodies into luminous beings of light

Beneath the surface, we are all the color of water . . .

Meditate on the black and white synergy of the yin and the yang
Masculine and feminine energies work together with transformational equality

Access your personal power by walking in a figure 8 sign of infinity
to link-up connection with Heaven and Earth

Focus on positive interpretations by seeing blessings that are disguised by curses

Autumn Equinox is arriving in later September . . .

Eclipse season will be waning then
Light and Dark energies become equally balanced again

Race, like the yin and the yang, are always in flux and trying to find balance

Folks of mixed race, on physical appearance alone,
might invite a garden variety of reactions, including judgements by others

The god of opinion, thought police, and the voice in the head
perhaps wants you to believe you are what it says you are . . .

But you don’t need to carry that cross
Put it down, and let it go . . .

We shall overcome societal perspectives that divides into segregated boxes
that peddle folklore that we are either inferior or superior to one another

May we celebrate our diversity and unity in our consciousness

Notice any guilt and shame that might come up for you
and examine it with the light of heaven and the grounding matter of earth

The chattering monkey mind of anxiety
will drive you into madness if you let it

Remember to unplug, and take a step back from the world’s ills for a spell . . .

Connect with the synergy of good friends, and be outside together

Hear the wind blowing in the leaves, crickets singing, birds chirping

What do they have to say to you?

Till next time along the trails,

Ari

Opossum Gets Skunked

Opossum and Skunk are sensible reminders for mindfulness
in the areas of respecting personal boundaries

How many of us say we want to be seen and heard?
But when push comes to shove, that desire does take magical wizardry
In the sense of spiritual intention and commitment . . .

It’s easier to manipulate others and fool yourself into buying
into the smoke and mirrors of a manmade fun house

On the other hand, playing games without even realizing it
is just part of learning how to be human

Ignorance may be bliss, but we might as well
see the eminence front for the put-on as it is

The spiritual journey is a playground . . .

You have an opportunity to flirt with growing pains
but hopefully without choosing strategic diversions that bring on more suffering

Consider listening instead to internal sound waves encouraging
you to hear amplified acoustics of your personal growth

Do this without second guessing your intuitive knowing . . .

Cross over the fence to the love and truth
of your soul’s naturalistic development

Even in the gravely sobering realm of stoic seriousness
There is a court jester that plucks at your heartstrings

How do we make friends with that?

On this Father’s Day, may we know welcome the peak sunlight
of yang’s outward movement . . .

But let us remember the balance of the sun and the moon –
equality between masculine and feminine energies are always in flux

Picture Nature’s theatrical revelation of equal energetic alignment
on Spring and Fall Equinoxes

Sunlight hits its zenith this week on Summer Solstice . . .

And yet, dark days are simmering within inner cauldrons
Until reaching their summit on the forthcoming Winter Solstice in December

Till the next trailhead junction,

Ari