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After my grandfather left this Earth recently, I’ve been thinking about my mother,
and grandmothers, whose souls departed our planet many moons ago.

Speaking frankly, my primary caretakers are gone with the wind . . .

And yet they will always be with me,
just as yours that have passed on are with you.

This is a sobering experience,
and not without feelings of grief, sadness, and loss.

Mercury in retrograde is a good time to revisit and reflect on past relationships.

You can also work with the intensities of summer eclipses that
bring back past experiences to the surface.

It can be hard not to wanderlust into an internal widespread panic,
with regards to your past fears or regrets . . .

But their spirits keep on streaming into our world . . .

They want to connect with us in spirit together,
and help us co-create Heaven on Earth.

Can you hear them wanting to help us lighten our load, and feel peace in our hearts?

What baggage are you ready to give back to them that was passed on to you?

Releasing what has weighed you down in this lifetime is a good karmic clearing.

We have all been handed down landfills
that need to be composted, mulched, and cleared.

Yeah, entanglement with form is natural for spirit,
till it leaves its mind-body connection . . .

It is also natural for it to feel free when it let’s go of the ties that bind.

Many of the children that I have worked with have lost their parents to
sudden deaths, such as drug overdoses, homelessness, incarceration, and are now
being raised by aging grandparents, extended family, or the foster care system.

We all need to keep working on love – by being in our hearts with one another,
even when tough love is called upon, do it with compassion.

It can be challenging to know how other people are going to feel
much later in life when their parents leave them behind.

It can bring up unexpected feelings of abandonment.

Regardless of your chronological age, it really doesn’t matter how old you are,
as the feelings you deal with are the same, like with our animal friend pets, etc.

We might process them differently, and we all grieve in our own ways.
But these feelings are universal, and they need to be supported, and processed.

I remember a High School teacher once sharing some wisdom that children
become adults when they wake up to the reality that their parents aren’t gods . . .

Rather they are human beings.

That bell of mindfulness resonated with me back zen,
and it rings true even more with me right tao.

I understand that many people get stuck in a vibration that looks like:

Clinging to a belief that you should hold tight to your loved ones, and
that your children should lean on you.

There is a voice that says that you deserve to suffer, and be driven by
guilt, shame, a generalized sense of duty, and sacrifice, feeling unworthy of
receiving from others, and being afraid of the mystery and adventure of life.

There is a hard-edged, nose to the grindstone security in that mind-set.
You might even feel empowered by trying to control everything in your life.

But it is a recipe for perpetual disappointment, let down, and unhappiness.
And it is difficult to Let Go and Let God in that vibration.

Consider shifting your mind-set into a receiving perspective,
of welcoming your goals and objectives as arriving, but without getting hung up
on the outcomes you desire or prefer . . .

Be open to receiving the abundant possibilities
that you might not have planned for!

Take in your experiences, whatever they are, and observe them as a
spiritual watcher of whatever events come up in your field of vision in real-time.

Till our next walking meditation,

Ari

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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

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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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Black Panther guides us into a spirited realm where black matter lives beautifully

In this darkness, our souls embark on an adventure of heroic proportions
A resurrection of heartfelt looks at our relationships
Is awaiting planetary discovery

Tune in to a darker space of depth – where we raise our fists
To heed a powerful soulful call to light up the world

And ladies and gentlemen . . .
This mad world really needs to lighten up with love, light and laughter

We know in our heart of hearts –
The Empire is making our world sick with its dirty energies
While continuing to vote to allow more and more folks to fall through the cracks
People are falling down everywhere during these hard times

It is time for a cease-fire on genocide once and for all
Visualize an end to institutionalized discrimination

Or whatever real idea that you have about yourself that feels
a sense of persecution and victimization

Just let it go and free yourself from the bondage

Abundance is a real possibility for our world

It is true that membership has its privileges
But all we are asserting is a fair shot at equal access
Otherwise, we are all faced with arrested development

But how do we get to the light without traversing the dark?

A key dynamic to living in a New Earth is having the courage
To face our dark sides . . .

Black Panther awakens fiery feminine powers of passionate sensuality
How do you feel when you touch the energy field of another?

Sometimes, a closer look at the holding onto of a particular thought –
Reveals a deeper insight into your emotional and behavioral reality

Meditation on Black Panther allows us to flex our holistic muscles at will –
Pouncing on, catching and releasing any old boxed in mind-sets we want to retire

See you further on up the trails,

Ari

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Still the dark night walks in sunlight

I see a past life connection in your eyes
And yet here we are standing right Tao
I see a past life connection in your eyes
Now is all we have right now
When your rat scurries from the comfortable woodpile in the darkness of twilight
The spider in me gets out her pen to write
The thunder sounds and the lightning strikes
And still the dark night walks in sunlight

Well I had a whale of a time docking in your shores
And yet I stayed anchored in with my first mate
Well I had a whale of a time docking in your shores
My urges are tidal and my waters a perfect storm
Now here I sit while gazing on the lake
Wondering if you’re if you’re thinking of me while lying awake
The clouds roll in and the lightning strikes
And still the dark night walks in sunlight

There’s an echo in a hidden crevasse
Calling out from the Great Void I’ve heard before
There’s an echo in a hidden crevasse
A rapturous choir I’ll sing some more
I’ve been hiking these trails with one foot in spirit, one foot in ground
Gazing o’er summits once lost and found
The wind cries out and the butterflies take flight
And still the dark night walks in sunlight

Now I’m making my way down from the mountaintop
A message from Mother Nature I’ll share with you all
Sending peace out tweets to my peeps in the woods
Mother Nature’s direction I can’t foretell
The past is gone and the future’s undone
But here we stand in Unity as One
The sun will rise and the moon shines
And still the dark night walks in sunlight

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