By Ari Joshua Bouse
Images Created by Aunt Barbara Merlotti
October begins and ends with a Full Moon this year.
An arriving Full Harvest Moon on Thursday, October 1st, is followed by a Blue Moon at the end of the month on the Samhain, aka Halloween.
The harvest is in, the hunters are out, and bats are flying about.
The Samhain marks the approximate mid-point between the Autumn Equinox, and Winter Solstice.
Dark energies are making their ascension toward their peak on the Winter Solstice, the darkest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.
After that, we can look forward to coaxing back the light, as our days slowly start getting longer again.
Our anscestors noticed the thinning of the veils around the Samhain, where the curtain between the physical/spirit realms pulls back, while blurring the fine between the coexisting material/spiritual realms.
What masks are you wearing these days?
Are there ghostly attachments of your old self wanting to be released?
Are there any hidden selves within you that want to awaken from the dreamtime?
For better and for worse, 2020 will be a year to remember when the old ways changed, and a new normal could not be denied.
If anything, the Virus has helped the general public to wake up to the plight of black people, indiginious people, and people of color.
But we can transform our spiritual DNA/lineage/geneology, and become change agents in humanity by celebrating our diversity within unity.
We are becoming the better angels of our Galactic Heritage.
Along the Thunderoad of a burned out American Dream, meditate on the ground that you are standing on is more than likely sacred tribal land, of indiginious people that belong to the land, not the other way around.
We are the Universe!
Here on planet earth, the spotlight has shined on the tenuous relationship between the police, and the communities they serve.
We need to focus on building trusting relationships with each other, especially between authority figures, people of privilege, those that are oppressed, and underserved.
The Me Too movement, along with Justice Ginsberg’s recent death is ringing a bell of mindfulness of a dying patriarchy, and echoing the call for racial, gender equality, and women’s rights.
Women’s suffrage in modern America is a 100 years and runnin’!
If there is any time to walk with one foot in spirit, and one foot in ground, the time is now because things are getting more intense on the planet, and will continue to do so.
Being in this space helps keep us from getting seduced from veering too far off from the middle of the road.
A New Moon in the middle of the month takes place on the 16th.
New Moons always reflect new beginnings.
Peak foliage will be waning by then, as darker days are rising in the still of the nights.
Bats reflect the power of seeing in the dark, through echolocation, an acute form hearing that is like seeing through sound vibrations.
In this way, their spiritual superpowers reflect clairaudience, or the powers of hearing spirit.
Where did that ancestral voice come from?
What spirits are calling out to you?
These are experiences that we tend to have more around this time of year.
Halloween is associated with costumes and masks.
Wearing masks in particular can help us awaken parts of our selves, and also letting go of the typecast of past attachments.
When you play with masks as spiritual practice, you can venture into portals of your old selves.
This can be a powerful ceremonial form of releasing the old ghosts that are no longer serving you.
Wearing masks unconsciously can create problems, shadow building, and feed false selves.
Think about the old children’s story about the Emperor’s New Clothes.
All his followers played into the emperor’s charade.
But everyone knows that the naked truth is that the emperor is exposed in his birthday suit for everyone to see.
Doesn’t this old story sound familiar today, in much the same way as President Trump’s eminence front as a successful businessman, coupled with his recently reported tax delinquency?
But then again, seeing his true colors, and his full monty for what it is, should not really be a suprise to anyone.
Predictibly, the Trumpites will probably continue to follow the party line.
When you find the courage to question the status quo, including your own worldview, what you once clung to as truths start to disappear, and collapse onto themselves.
It’s a put on folks.
Maximum economic profit, rampant greed, and economic strangulation is suffocating the air we breathe.
Some people lose their minds, go bizerk or even kill themselves or others when the the devil they know takes off its mask, and reveals its brilliant disguise.
We can predict that if Trump does get reelected, then the left wing movements will get louder, as the cultural divide will get wider, more chaotic, further backlash into a police state, and a drive toward more criminalization to establish order.
If Biden wins, which I think he will, there will be more intense backlash from the right wing, more bible thumping, louder calls for more religious fundamentalism, and zeolotry. MAGA will be up in arms.
Can you hear the callback to the old Woodie Guthrie tune, “this land is your land, this land is my land?”
The reality is, that here in America, we are all standing on indiginious land that existed before the arrival of Columbus.
The people already living here were sovereign, had their own cultural identity before their land was taken from them, and then were relocated against their will.
Violence, terrorism, and genocide were real experience for First Nation peoples.
The same thing happened to the indigineous people of Africa, who were taken from their land against their will, and then forced to work on command as free labor that made this country the weathy superpower that it is today.
Also, there were white slaves, who were once looked upon as standing on equal subserviant footing as the rest of the societal underclass.
And then the minority of the opulent saw that this could be exploited, by convincing the poor white man that he was a little better than blacks, browns, and indians.
We all know what the Natzis thought about Jews, and the LGTBQ crowd.
The Hidden Hand has been manipulating depressed whites to identify with the power and control of the upper classed white men, who held positions of power, many of whom abused that power.
This is basic psychology, in its darker, more manipulative, and egocentric forms.
Power to the people, and unity consciousness of we the people is more in alignment with the New Aquarian Earth Age that is awakening on the planet today.
But then again, it’s just an old school respect for the Golden Rule.
Till we tweet again peeps,
Images Created by Aunt Barbara Merlotti
A Full Corn Moon reveals its harvest in the skies on September 2nd, 2020, followed by a New Moon in its wake on Thursday, September 17th, and the Autumn Equinox on Tuesday, September 22nd.
Daylight is waning in the Northern hemisphere these days, as is brighter hints of fall in the air, and as seen on the leaves.
Can you hear the acorns dropping from the trees, and popping onto the ground?
Do you appreciate the beautiful rainbow spectrum of foilage on the trees, and the colorful shades of hues that decorate our human family?
Light and dark will be equal again on the Autumn Equinox, and then the dark will rise till its climax on the Winter Solstice, the darkest day of the year after the election and eclipse season are over at the tail end of December.
What new suprises are awaiting us between Tao and Zen?
When I think about squirrels, I am inspired about what they do with their nervous energy. I like the way the channel their chi in ways that find balance between work and play.
Squirrels have an intelligence about them that just knows what to do right now so that they have enough supplies gathered for food security for leaner times ahead.
They seem to know how to have fun in spite of how busy they are right now.
If only we humans can remember that during this season of transition, in our back to school, back to business mentality in schools, and other workplaces.
And even thought they often forget where they bury their acorns, they trust their sense of smell to guide them to dig into the earth to shed light on the mystery of their forgotten fruit.
How they don’t lose their minds, and go nuts in the process is beyond my human comprehension.
Seems to me that our world could stand to learn from our fellow spirited woodland creature friends.
Squirrels show us that they have their own rainbow of diversity. Red squirrels are smaller, but more brazen, vocal, and animated in their approach. Gray squirrles aren’t particularly quiet either, they don’t like strange squirrels, and they aren’t afraid to speak up on that.
But there is an old world respect of the rules that they play by that we humans can stand to adopt, nurture in our own doings, and coregulation with one another.
Black Lives Matter and Me Too are merely accentuating the power of that sentiment, just like a black panther captures the magic and mystery of the primal forces that awaken within the depths of the unknown.
It is a tragic and sad day when another black person dies at the hand of an unfair and unjust playing field that leaves all lives strangulated whether realized or not. It is a suffocating feeling, people are tired, and have had enough. The looting and rioting are chaotic manifestations from that anger.
Preschoolers notice differences but do not judge those differences as better or worse. We are taught to do that, and you begin to see prejudicial thought forms developing by Kindergarten.
Move beyond your judgments and see historical context for what it is. We have all been deceived to buy into a segregated system of us and them.
You may have had the good fortune to have been taught that you can grow up, overcome any obstacle, and be whoever or whatever you want. Perhaps the shade of your skin was not really a factor in that belief because you were raised by well intentioned parents to be colorblind.
But the reality is, that for black people, indiginious people, and people of color, particularly in America, that has not been their experience, from the eyes of the dominant majority or mainstream cultural norms.
Yeah, we’ve made progress, but we are still carrying the luggage passed down to us from our ancestors. The cycle of poverty and mental health issues are also part of that baggage that needs to be released and let go of.
The soul power of these movements represent shifts toward equanimity within our human family, and reflect the universal pillars of Love and Truth.
Especially now at the tailend of one age, while coming out of the birth canal into a new one.
The Virus has been a catalyst to challenge our modern day human paradigm in ways that reveal how isolated and disconnected we can feel from one another, and the world around us.
But then again, that is something we have needed to come to reconcile inside of ourselves.
Because the truth is, led by the power of love in our hearts, is the wisdom to know that we are never really alone.
The feeling of separation is part of our suffering. The way out of this suffering is to find the courage to step into our fears, and trust that we are all connected in unity, regardless of our diversity.
Empathy, sensitivity, and an appreciation for our different ways of seeing the world are good for us to work on, and play with in our consciousnessness.
That doesn’t happen if you aren’t willing to self-reflect about your judgments or take inventory of your thoughts and emotions.
It doesn’t happen if you don’t dig beneath the surface of your anger, or look beyond someone’s behavior to see the whole person that might have been hidden from your initial, cursory glance.
An American election is coming that faces a divided nation.
A radical political action that I take is to see the inner nobility of someone that I am struggling with inside of myself.
And then, I focus on gratitude for the presense of whomever I am targeting as the focus of inner nobility of that person.
President Trump is a good example for many of us on the planet to focus on our suffering that way.
As challenging as it might be for you, see his inner nobility, and focus on gratitude for his presense in your life.
This is easier to do with someone you like, and you know cares about you.
There are a lot of seductive conspiracy theories out there that are part of the fake news that flood the corporate media.
I heard a real humdinger recently, the one about The Donald being a light worker in disguise.
As ridiculous as that sounds, the point of namaste is to see the light in another person that also resides in you.
You don’t just do that with people you like or agree with politically.
The real challenge is to love everybody.
Like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
We should heed his wisdom, and bring back the spirit of his teachings in our everyday affairs.
Till we tweet again peeps,
A Full Sturgeon Moon is happening on Monday, August 3rd, followed by a New Moon in its wake on Tuesday, August 18th, 2020.
Sturgeons are tough fish that can outlive centurian humans by many years, can grow to 20 feet, and tip the scales at nearly a ton. They are the largest freshwater fish, and have especially thrived in the American Great Lakes.
Their peak catch is traditionally in early August, which is in alignment with the harvest of plentiful seasonal crops that are on their way. As such, their energies reflect abundance that want to yield to your bounty.
For these reasons, meditation on the energy of sturgeon can help you build resilience in challenging times, particuliarly in preparation for darker days ahead, and also while diving into the deeper waters of Climate Change.
Remember that we will be experiencing another intense astrological eclipse season in November/December, along with the Winter Solstice, the darknest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.
The old world that is fading into a black hole, like your old self, is dying. As such, they are undergoing a funeral pyre. At the same time, a New Earth is rebirthing, as is your new self that, at a soul level, wants to align with this transformation during this rebirth.
Movement with these shifts, paying purposeful attention to the signs and synchronicities, taking note of the writing on the wall, will reflect powerful personal spiritual growth in your life.
Truth will be recogognized over harmony in your minds, but not without the balance of love in your hearts. They need to dance together in your soul, like the yin and yang, light and dark, masculine and feminine.
The Age of Aquarius is upon us, and the light of a New Age and Paridigm is impossible to ignore and resist now.
Some people fight tooth and nail to keep the blinders on, which of course reflects hellish nightmares of suffering. These are attachments that need to be released, and let go of. They need to be released and let go of on a personal and collective level.
Black people, women, LGBTQ, Indiginious people, and anyone else that has been oppressed have had enough. No more band aids to quell their desire for liberty, justice, and equality. Gone with the wind are the times where some people are entitled preferential treatment over others, and expected to stay in the lines.
The problem with the exclusive club of deep pocketed people who have access to material power and control systems, like Donald Trump, and Congress, are that they profit off of the ignorance of their supporters. And that isn’t right.
But you can’t point out the Emperor’s new clothes to the people who are enchanted by his seductive spell. And if you come at those that parrot the party line with hate, you only energize the charades they play into.
Now is the time to build more self-care into your daily routine. Casting out this line of intention, and reeling its committment will assist you in lean times.
For those of you who have watched the dazzling movements of dragonflies, don’t they remind you of the seemingly impossible ariel flight patterns of UFOs? Hummingbirds do that too.
Yeah, there is a lot of fake news out there. Evidence of creatures from other planets visiting us in no exception. But more evidence of the truth of extraterrestrials, and their advanced technologies, including those technologies that we have coopted is on its way, and will become harder to dismiss or ignore.
We are sitting on that technology that can leapfrog us out of the dirty energy mess that pushes us toward more war, and exacerbates Climate Change.
Instead of weaponizing, and profiteering those technologies, they can be used for clean energy that can help heal our planet, and level the playing field.
Consider inner peace as a state of consciousness. It’s easier to go with the flow when things are going your way, as following your bliss feels more natural.
But when you feel triggered by someone or something, it is so much easier to be ejected from the seat of inner peace, and become seduced by anger, other unwanted negative emotions like disappointment, and a botched sense of expectation.
And then comes the slippery slope of getting into past scripts, feeding an attitude about someone or something, and building resentments.
Now is a great time to focus on the spirit of Dragonfly to guide you into the magic of emotional regulation with yourself, and coregulation with someone else that you are having a disagreement with, instead of going to war with them.
If you are willing to look beyond the smokescreen, and peer beyond the veil by having an open head and heart, then you will see things as the really are. And that will set you free.
You can lighten up your energy field with the medicinal properties of Dragonfly, as well as color your vibrations with truth in your minds, and love in your heart.
Till we tweet again folks,
The Eclipse season passes our orbit on this Full Buck Moon on July 5th, 2020. The third, and final eclipse gleans the skies with a Full Lunar Eclipse.
The next Eclipse season will be at the end of November, and mid-December, about a week before the Winter Solstice.
Movement into a New Age and Paradigm continues to accelerate at a more rapid rabbit-like pace.
A respected professional astrologer I know predicts a major doorway for souls to access opening into the Age of Aquarius at that time.
Some people ask that if reincarnation exists, then why do most of us forget our past lives?
Without the gift of forgetting, we wouldn’t be blessed with an awakening to the mystery of life, and choices we are given to make along the roadmap of discovery.
But nobody said becoming mortal, and growing up on Planet Earth would be easy.
And yet it is deeply empowering to take responsibility for the personal choice to find meaning during this lifetime.
Sometimes, finding meaning can be difficult, and require digging deeply into the dark bark mulch of the soul.
Yeah, past lives matter, and future selves are important.
But the gift of the present moment is where the true mystical divinity lives.
Right here, right now.
Is a male deer conscious that his new antlers are going to grow into larger, more powerful ones, or preoccupied with how many points he will end up having on his new rack?
Is he going to get stuck in a rut of analysis paralysis over it?
In much the same way as a deer’s budding antlers, coupled with the New Moon coming on July 20th – the old tracks are fading into the backdrop.
And so it is with the old tracks of a dying old world.
As the past ways fade into yesterday’s rearview mirrors, the birth of a New Earth is growing out of the rubble.
The unknowing facing humanity can be looked at as an opportunity for gentleness on the self, with compassionate allurement into new adventures.
When I think about the masterful predictive algorithms of the stock market, consumerism, and the weather, I am amazed at the mind boggling level of intellectual progress in human manifestation.
But the thing is, everything is changing, and up in the air.
What once served me, or functioned as dazzling spiritual tricks, no longer does.
There are new rules to learn, and respect.
In this process, there will be a new normal. We will need to acclimate, and become wise to it, while saying fairly well to the old normal.
Every soul is here to experience its evolutionary path. This expansion tends to happen by way of a catalyst of adversity.
Sometimes, that evolution looks like taking one step up, and two steps back, or the feeling of being caught up in a holding tank of conservation.
Other times, with the spirited winds at our backs, the opportunity for growth is exponential.
If we are willing to follow through with the commitment, the growth organically attriculates, and shines onto all areas of Being.
Experience teaches that by surrendering to the will of the Universe, I can trust that my boat will be carried to wherever I need to go.
If I can let go of the shores, avoid trying to push the tides, and make myself small, then I can trust, and allow my boat to carry me to my new destination, so that my inner light can shine on the world.
Like when a snake sheds its old skin, the alchemic rebirth of transformation takes place with a new vision, and a renewed sense of choice.
We can all do this.
Till we meet again,
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,
Please feel free to check out my recent you tube video with my coworker friend Nick Bucci, and featured guest Paul Knoll:
Some of our ancestors called this Full Moon a Full Flower Moon
because many spring flowers are blooming around this time.
A New Moon arrives on May 22nd.
For various reasons, this Full Moon on May 7th is also being called a Supermoon –
the third consecutive one of its kind in 2020.
This threepeat makes for an appetizing prequel to this
Summer’s polyenergetic Astrological Eclipse Season.
They will be arriving on the Summer Solstice in later June.
Energies intensify more than usual around these times.
But this Full Moon is also called the Wesak Full Moon.
This is symbolic of the Buddha’s Light of Compassion that shines brightly
on the consciousness of our planet at this time.
It’s always good to have a compassionate approach.
But especially good medicine when spirits spring out, and up.
Do whatever you can to ground yourself, so that
your feet stay anchored into the Earth.
In the Northern Hemisphere of the Americas,
many of us remember learning the mantra:
April showers bring May flowers
Today, it’s especially hard to be a student or work at a school
when school isn’t in session.
Many people are out of work, or being told to stay home.
But how do I make a living? What do I do with myself?
Beyond a shadow of a doubt, we are experiencing great adversity –
humans especially, know calamity on the planet right now.
But there are positive signs regarding the environmental impact
of staying home, and consuming less fossil fuels on our ecosystems.
I’m hearing students, and coworkers say that they miss being at school.
This is coming from people that you don’t typically hear express those sentiments.
And I’ve heard stories about areas in the Himalaya’s
that you couldn’t see a month ago.
Reportedly, skies are clearing to show their beautiful vistas
to the world again in that location.
As if we needed any proof that fossil fuels
don’t adversely affect humans, and all Earthlings!
They certainly aren’t good for the multidimensional Universe either.
What you can do with this adversity right now,
is allow yourself to awaken to the present moment,
and sit with what is.
You can become mindful of the energy of your thoughts,
and the emotions that connect to those thoughts.
You can become mindful of your breath, replace your fears,
and quiet your chattering monkey mind with peaceful, calming thoughts.
Do this one step, one breath, and one moment at a time.
On the horizontal level, you can play with the forms, including your own.
Get plenty of rest, practice self-care, follow a routine,
nurture your creativity by writing, making art, music
take photojournalistic pictures, drink plenty of water, and eat healthy foods.
On a vertical level, unplug from the gadgets,
travel inside your body into your formless dimension,
and notice what awakens within you in the quiet darkness.
What comes up for you in this empty space?
Can you come down into your soul into this unknowing,
and unmanifested area of you that might want to become conscious?
This is a place beyond ingrained thinking, and robotic habits.
It is a space beyond linear, clock time, and schedules.
Yet paradoxically, you can access this space within the
mundane tasks of your daily routine.
This is where the magic wakes up by allowing your
consciousness to see the light of day.
This is the place where the
darkness of night walks out in the sunlight.
It is a commingling partnership with our masculine, and feminine beingness –
inside of ourselves, and outward bound with each other.
Till we tweet again peeps,
A Full Pink Moon rises in our skies on Tuesday, April 7th.
But as many of you know, you can feel the effects of a hungry, and
digesting moon cycle a few days prior to, and after the actual Full Moon.
As this current pandemic event spreads,
so does early spring vegetation across the fruit plains of the Americas.
It can be hard not to resist the not so grand waters
of these rapidly shifting tides of life.
Navigating mixes messages can be like that.
There are many who just want life to go back to normal again.
Some of these people are the same people who
have been waiting on the world to change.
But without an inner directed focus, and spiritually
driven internal shifts, it will be harder to experience any
transformation of becoming the change you want to see in the world.
Staying put, and remaining at home seems like
an easy enough mantra to follow.
Unless it is not.
We are invited to turn inward, and reexamine everything.
Polluted canals in Venice are clearing up,
and dolphins are swimming into inlets that hadn’t been.
With less cars on the roads, and jets in the air,
the planet can rest, and take a deep breath.
If this isn’t a time of a planetary, and universal deep
energetic spring cleaning, then I don’t know what is.
Like an agitated swan, maybe the current waters of life
are enough to make you hiss.
But upon a deeper reflection, may Swan awaken an embracement of
staying afloat through grace under fire during an Aries time of year.
A New Moon on the 22nd, brings new beginnings, along with the
current spirit of the season right now.
Like the Corona virus, Spring is a season of transition
that is not without its mixed messages.
There are rememberances of the ghosts of winter in the air,
of old ways of doing things, that might conjure up nostalgia.
And there are the winds of change in the air, like other times
in human history where massive changes have taken place.
It’s easy to forget that when we have been conditioned to
buy into the business as usual mantra.
Like the Hopi elders say, we are the ones we have been waiting for.
Consider that, another name for corona is crown.
The crown chakra is what connects us to our universal connection to Spirit.
We are living in a time of our crown chakras waking up on Planet Earth.
While being quarantined isn’t the preferred outcome,
we are being given an incentive to awaken this prophecy.
Further movement into Spring’s outgrowth of energies,
reflects the rising light, peaking on the Summer Solstice in later June.
As light starts moving downhill after that, will we see
the darkness of this current pandemic clear up?
How will we all continue to respond to its aftershocks,
readjustment, realignment to a new normal way of being?
With the winds of Climate Change picking up, we do have the opportunity
to come down into our souls, and be in our hearts with each other.
We are being prompted to let go of our attachments to our
deeply engrained habitual distractions that have kept us
sufficiently medicated on life supports.
The present moment contains all that is.
You can heal the past, and create a new future trajectory.
This is authentic power, and you can step into your
power at any given moment.
One step, one moment, one breath at a time.
This can become your new reality, and your new habit
of sacred ritual.
Mindful walking, breathing, and way of doing things
shifts your experience with reality, as does the
reality around you changes.
Till we tweet again peeps,
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I remember when Hawk flew-over
the trails on the last New Moon.
This reminded me about them being symbolic of new beginnings,
and sacred connections with New Moons, Hawk and Mercury.
Mercury in Retrograde springs forth relationships from our past
that often circle back to the present.
Sometimes, these reunions revisit us in a variety of forms of phone calls,
post cards, letters, emails, or other virtual social media platforms.
Or they might come in the form of dreams, visions, or memories of
someone you might not have known back in the day, or even in the flesh.
The point is we are given opportunities to revisit, and rework old
patterns so that we can release old ways, and rewrite new scripts.
But pretty soon, a Full Worm Moon will be in effect on
Monday, March 9th, and then Mercury goes Direct again.
On the day before that, Daylight Saving Time begins,
signals the call to the light.
As the fog lifts, and the skies clear,
may red breasted robins remind us that the early bird gets the worm.
Can you feel the winds of change whistling to you in the air?
Our days are getting longer, which tends to
spring forth an outgrowth in spirits, and budding energies.
And then, Yin and Yang will be equal again on
the Vernal Equinox on the first day of Spring on March 19th.
This is a time when Nature shows us equality
between masculine and feminine energies.
The Yin and Yang are always in flux,
as the one constant in Life is change.
We are in a Pisces time of year, which is a good
time to meditate on the water element,
and the fishes of the sea.
Have you ever noticed that fighting against the current leaves
you feeling more submerged underwater, than going with the flow?
Meditation on Whale is good medicine to tap into
the heartbeat of the planet, remember our history,
and know where we are going.
These great creatures have a living memory, and crystalized wisdom
that we might as well heed, and respect.
Like it or not, we are swimming into the waters of different pods,
and new ways of defining family constellations.
Do you ever wonder why an elderly, Jewish, card carrying Socialist that
hasn’t forgotten about the Civil Rights movement of the 60s,
continues to be written off as an “electable candidate” by
the corporate media, and even liberally-minded voters?
Where does that voice come from that says we can’t afford to
subsidize quality health care, or free college education
for those who want to access higher learning?
Or why the two major political parties
are so against Rank Choice Voting?
Consider that Donald Trump, and his friends in the Billionaire Class
that control the resources want nothing to do with a civically
engaged public because it seemingly threatens their way of life.
This way of life says that your ability to make money makes you better
than those that are not, and it is predicated on property rights, and privilege.
But really, it’s just that they want to control where the
“general welfare” goes, and who benefits from it.
Everything about that kind of thinking is wrong, because what we
are talking about is what is good for the goose is good for the gander.
It is impressive how in the dark people are about where
the money comes from, and where it goes.
That’s why the bulk of the money in the Military-Industrial (Economic) Complex
hides in shadowy “black hole” accounts.
By and large, the Billionaire Class prefers to go unexamined,
and wants to keep it that way.
Like when the white slaves, and black slaves were manipulated
by the slavemaster to believe one was more of an underclass
than the other, and therefore inferior.
Today, the ego of the habituated mind is addicted to
segregated, us and them kind of thinking.
There are those that are entitled to preferential treatment,
and those that are not, says the voice in the head.
But where does that come from?
Perhaps it’s about time that the age old social democratic values that
have been muzzled in this country come out into the sunlight.
Opening up to abundance means that there is enough, and everyone can win.
And if you are sick of getting sucked into March Madness,
and election year politics . . .
Think about the frogs and salamadars finding their way
to vernal pools on Big Night. See them arriving to their breedings grounds,
safe and sound so that we can all carry on our merry way in peaceful coexistence.
Till we tweet again peeps,
In today’s fast paced, high octane, and trigger happy world,
doesn’t it feel like a politically radical challenge to hit
the pause button, and remember to hit the BAR?
Just pull up a chair, and Breathe And Relax!
May this be a mantra to live for on this Full Snow Moon.
I was talking with a coworker recently, and he admitted
that he worries about having panic attacks, and gets
nervous about focusing on his breath.
He’s probably in the normal majority of people in that way.
But what if only we take a moment to picture a turtle to slow down,
and accept the sublime invitation into the present moment?
Who would I be if I tuned into the sacredness of the
life force that lives in my body?
The showtime of the living now is all there ever really is.
And when you awaken to right now, you start to recognize
that you might as well say yes to it.
Think about how a turtle just knows the futility of
trying to push the river.
It’s kind of like the self defeating absurdity of trying to
kill your ego or make it an enemy to demonize.
Or the quackery of giving the Heisman pose to your Higher Self.
What are you afraid of saying yes to by accessing your personal divinity?
From a developmental psychology framework, we know that
the first stage of human development is trust versus mistrust.
Human beings are prewired to trust.
But of course that doesn’t happen when we don’t feel safe or
that we don’t belong to a greater community.
Of course, it is incumbent on all of us to learn how to work
with that on the inside.
And we all have to do our part to both manage ourselves,
and create a better world for all of us to coexist peacefully in.
Yeah, it may feel daunting at times, and we have a long way to go.
But if you think about a turtle dreaming about waking up, while
they are sleeping under a white, wintry blanket –
perhaps it will inspire you to ponder . . .
Do I need to come out of my shell and be more social?
Or do I need to turn inward, and be compassionately curious
about slowing down, and retreating from the world’s hurried pace?
Speaking of a slow, and low tempo, we can look forward to Big Night,
arriving sometime between the Spring Equinox in late March,
and early April.
That’s when the Frogs, and Salamanders head
for Vernal pools, and make their way across dangerous
crossroads of pavement where cars, and trucks traverse, in New England at least.
In our hustle, and bustle, we could stand to take stock
in Nature’s way, and follow a long term game plan
of Mother Nature’s creatures that have been here longer than we have.
Besides, an outgrowth of energy, and a faster pace will be budding
once we make our way to the equality of yang and yin energies
by Spring, and then increasing activity levels into the Summer Solstice in June.
They do have an innate wisdom about them, and we could stand to
pay more purposeful attention to their intelligence.
Celebrating our diversity within unity is something all
creatures can win by way of profiting off of mutual aid.
Till we tweet again peeps,