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I heard someone say recently that the holidays are whatever you make of them.
Isn’t that true about everyday life?

In America, we are moving further into the season know as the holidays.
This time of year serves up mixed feelings for our culture,
which reflects the sign of the tumultuous times
we are living in on the planet at large.

And there are is a deeper and higher multidimensional Universe at play,
a vibration we have always been a part of – a reality more of us are waking up to.

More people are opening their eyes to the sacred ways of Nature,
yet others are walking around with eyes wide shut.
Still, others are losing their minds, checking out,
killing themselves or killing others.

In the pain and suffering, there is great tragedy

We in the modern Western world have been conditioned to destroy.
Just look at the medical model, and the Military-Industrial Complex.

But awakening to our “better angels”,
allows us to use our shadow sides as spirit guides to move through the darkness
so that we can move through the gateways of transformation.

This is a guiding light

You might think to yourself that “getting older sucks”,
and be seduced by the temptation to glorify youth culture,
and look on the good old days through the lens of nostalgia.

We are like the seasons, and we go through changes accordingly.
As such, Old Man Winter has shown himself by bringing us snow.

We have officially crossed the mid-point between the Autumn equinox,
and are moving closer to the darkest day of the year on the Winter solstice.

But that gives us an opportunity to look forward to our days getting a little longer,
and filling our hearts with a little more light everyday until the Vernal equinox in March,
when light and dark energies will be equal again.

Or maybe you’re hard on yourself about your transgressions,
or about how you’ve hurt others. With the holidays coming,
a Full Moon on its way, and Mercury in retrograde, the temptation to focus
on getting depressed about the past or anxious about the future grows.

But if you consciously meditate on the spiritual energy of Turkey,
then you can awaken your spiritual eyes to see abundance all around you,
and stuff yourself with an attitude of gratitude in your heart for the shared blessings that exist today,
and everyday really. And if you find your energy field depleted or consumed
by the energy of others, you can picture a turkey to help you ward of those negative energies.

Stay grounded, and connect to the roots of the Earth.
Drink lots of water, eat whole foots, and exercise in a way that you “don’t sweat the small stuff.”
Be gentle on yourself, look for the silver lining, and make positive interpretations.
Leave it to a Full Beaver Moon to give you the industry you need to design
new internal structures inside yourself to give you the
spiritual power you need to rise up to the challenges that you face.

Beaver can help you find alternative pathways that you might not have even known were there.
Then, if you notice a new way of doing something, give that more of your attention.
Novelty is good, but repetition can be a good thing too.

Old habits may die-hard.

But new ways of doing things are ready to spring forth!

Till we tweet again peeps,

Ari

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Herring soars into soulful skies again –
echoing Sea Gull sounds of symbolic subtleties in communication . . .

A Pisces New Moon breathes in
incoming energies of Mercury in Retrograde, and Spring Equinox

In a few days, light/dark/masculine/feminine/yin/yang energies
will be together again in natural equality . . .

Yet it also feels like an endless
Winter replay during this seasonal transition

Hard to believe spring fever will be in the air again,
whilst fragrant flowers are blossoming as we speak . . .

Old networks of friendships and other relationships are coming back to visit

Part of mindfulness is noticing body language,
and other non-verbal ways of communicating with each other

Inner peace and happiness are not without remembering
the depth of deep soul wounds that bring back hurt feelings

Forgiveness starts with your own healing . . .
It doesn’t have anything to do with someone else really

But anger is a natural emotion offering
opportunities for deeper examination

When you choose to not take the happenings around us personally,
you end up feeling more empowered and less swayed by the ways of the world

Beneath life’s herrings, Nature reveals to us opposites are everywhere . . .

Sometimes, silence is a higher spiritual form of communication
But paradoxically, so is speaking your truth, and standing up for what is right

Meditation on opening our mouths to releasing spirit,
while closing our mouths to holding spirit in . . .

This is a conversational exchange between order and chaos!

See you up the trails,

Ari

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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

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Coyote appears along the trails this week
The tides of a Full Sturgeon Moon roll in to soulful shorelines

We are about to enter into another powerful astrological eclipse season,
and Mercury in retrograde will rise again in our collective consciousness

What past selves, or old relationship issues are revisiting your consciousness?
And our greater global community?

Have you noticed recurrent themes hiding behind any internal blockages –
maybe from shortcuts or bypass lanes you might have created
to protect against new growth opportunities?

Hard to believe summer is waning in a downhill gait
Subtle evidence of Fall is whispering in the air

Squirrels are dropping acorns with greater industry
as tree limbs are shaking in preparation for cold nights ahead . . .

Can you appreciate how they channel their nervous woodland creature energy?

Coping with life anxieties is really about how you
approach these challenges as opportunities for letting go of coveted outcomes

Coyote’s wisdom is about learning how to chuckle at your follies
Balance comes through laughing at Life’s insanity
without going straight outta woodland

A feminine truth about natural and chaotic ways of unpredictable mystery,
reveals a fair and balanced security system in the magic of dark unknowing forces

So, we have con artists convincing their mirrors
that they are the gods we should follow

Just be wise to that old act, instead of fooled
into getting swept off your feet by the peddling of fear and hate

And here’s a coyote tricky truth . . .

You are as much of part of that apparent stranger on death row,
as you are part of Donald Trump

Or anyone else you either put on a pedestal or demonize

It can be hard to see yourself in the other person you criticize
or whatever they are doing that bugs you, or moves you emotionally

Behind every furrowed brow or sarcastic snicker
lives dark emotions, and a universal sadness that grieves

With potential for a deeper passage into the channels of empathy

See you down trail,

Ari

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Cheers to welcoming a New Year!
Enter in 2017 – on the Gregorian calendar at least

Seal breathes in fresh air into the dark chambers
of the cold, dark waters of our collective soul . . .

Lucid dreaming awakens primal creative elemental forces
symbolic of water and feminine, yin energies

A Full Wolf Moon is coming soon . . .
Before long, it will become the Chinese New Year of the Rooster . . .

What does your inner wolf and rooster need to make friends with right now?

Part of anxiety is blocked energy that wants to express itself through creativity
Another piece is letting go of judgments that charge the ego’s grip

But you can listen to the voices of anxiety with an open and passive attitude

The chattering monkey can become theater, and you can find humor in
the attack of the nervous woodland creature energies

In the Northern hemisphere, our days are getting a little brighter
until light and dark are equal again on Spring Equinox in March

And then light will peak on the Summer solstice in June . . .
Festivities are alive, and energies are expressed outward in community

At that point, masculine energies are dancing vibrantly again, while
falling back in equal rhythmic alignment with feminine on Autumn equinox in September . . .

Here in America, are we not still fighting and struggling to let go of
issues related to taxation with(out) representation?

This marks for a nation of millions peppered with blue states versus red states . . .

Such a Uzi scenario of marketed, mixed martial arts messages and
polarizing allegiances, merely reflecting opposite sides of the same coin

Inherent in colonial roots, slave-trade politics is unearthed . . .

A developmentally delayed electoral college swaddled in its
comfort zone is apparently secured

Does that formidable system not still seek to divide and conquer
the privileged few from the overwhelming majority?

Does the market not take stock in what supports the greater good?

How will our new president-elect
Donald Trump handle the challenges faced by the herd?

Tis the season for outside the box thinking to awaken creative,
new ways of working together

Mercury in Retrograde helps us revisit old connections . . .

Hopefully an opportunity for us to rework past tense dysfunctions
into healthy novel scripts

Use the energies of the New Year to let go of your projections . . .

May we allow ourselves to focus on our close encounters
with the many blessings flying around our energies fields!

Yes, Winter is in full swing . . .

But Groundhog Day is right around the corner with a friendly reminder that
the seeds underground will be starting to think about waking up then

See you further on up the trails,

Ari

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Can you hear the whistle of Cardinal’s spirit blowing in the wind?
Are you feeling eclipsed by their virtuous and powerful archetypal footprint?

Mercury in Retrograde resurrects perpetually dead, albeit real call backs . . .
Our minds move away from rational, logical and linear recordings

Try not to get identified with any fixed ideas or repetitively negative mental tapes
Just examine them with an open, passive attitude and gently let them pass

A Full Moon coming soon yields a hearty seasonal Harvest . . .
What tremors will be seen, heard and felt across the fruited plains?

Feeling safe, comfortable and regulated will be challenged
But there is an opportunity for letting go and relaxing into seismic changes

Feminine yin power intensifies during the approach of the
Autumn Equinox this September

Back to school, back to business and getting organized is in the air!
But don’t let that drive you nuts . . .

A revival of old religious traditions co-mingles paradoxically with
listening to the messages of your True self and Inner Voice that
remind vitality is always here for you to allow in any given moment!

Climate Change, dark sorcery and violence plague our streets . . .
Breathing in chaotic storm fronts are painful to watch and hard on the lungs . . .

But where are you on the map of seeing a
Silver Lining Playbook and making only positive interpretations?

The black truth is that it can be hard to find Nirvana
within the chaotically deafening traffic jam of life!

Might as well strum the heartstrings of Oneness and
tune in to the key of Inner Peace!

See you further on 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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