Frog Hops into the Spring Mix

Frog is a natural spring cleaning, in yin feng shui fashion . . .
Time to clear away residual cobwebs from the ghost town of winter’s dirge

Do you remember the voices of yesteryear?
What do those peeps tweet to you about today’s relationships?

May the rains come to purify our souls . . .
Let old, stuck energies go with the flow
to a place where deep roots grow

Frog is an internal martial artist that releases
any energies that might be causing you emotional negativity

What needs to be released from your psyche?
Frog facilitates the development of healthy boundaries

They are magical connections to elemental forces of water and land
The pouring rains are the touring bands

Lunar energies of abundance and fertility will peak,
on a Full Flower Moon in a couple of weeks

Change is in the air . . .

Bring the noise through water and sound
Creativity abounds!

Does stress got you feeling depleted?

Be mindful of your breath
Stop, hit the pause button and think twice before you act

See you up the trails,

Ari

I am looking forward to the forthcoming arrival of my first professionally published book, Something to Chew On: Digesting Healthy Spiritual Food for the Soul in the Calendar Year Ahead. I will keep you posted regarding when it will be released to the public. This book is a collaboration of my writing and my Aunt Barbara’s artwork. I have confident faith that it will be a helpful trail guide along the path of walking meditation.

Remembering Old Mother Goose

A powerful Aries New Moon shot through our skies last week
These energies can help us stay on target as we traverse through the
fiery energetic aftershocks of Spring Eclipse season

Here on the ground Goose signifies an opportune time for new beginnings
The impetus for breathing out the old grows with
breathing in the rising Light in the air

Time to breathe in fresh new approaches to
harmonize with each other and our environment

Use the energies of Goose to align with the spirit of a new season

Take a look back in the rearview mirror and imagine a road less traveled ahead

Geese reflect the possibilities of healthy egalitarian soul to soul connections
They are good role models for high fidelity in couple partnerships

Let go of codependent, tit for tat entanglements with form
As identification with ego-driven desires relax, spiritual power grows

Life is a spiritual quest . . .
Remember the ancestral wisdom that reminds us that a journey of a thousand miles
always started with a single step

Let Goose guide you into a legendary sense of adventure during your travels here

A healthy relationship to yourself first is based on a mutual and trusting
intermarriage between your Divine masculine and feminine selves

Goose awakens creative forces of purification, renewal and intimacy
as you co-author your Life story with your Higher authentic Self

What unchartered places in your consciousness want to awaken to self-discovery?

Geese serve as inspiration to explore a vegetarian diet
This is good food for healthy soulful digestion

Flying in a V formation utilizes maximum energy
where every bird takes its turn at egalitarian propulsion

A wise old adage of what is good for the goose is good for the gander is personified

A seductive vote for Donald Trump, behind the smokescreen,
simply reveals a greedy silver spoon rebel without a cause
Whilst in reality, a vote for him is a vote for more oppression by the Empire
vilifying the poor and oppressed is not being pro-American

A vote for Hillery Clinton is new on the surface,
in the sense that America would give birth to Her first woman as President,
an elderly minority of the opulent White woman of course . . .

And then there is Bernie Sanders running on the political playing field
Ever humble, modest and honest, though a minority candidate that comes
from lower middle class Jewish heritage
Did you know that back in the 90’s, powerful feminist
Gloria Steinem coined Sanders an “honorary woman”

There is a rising climate of consciousness on our Planet today that
wants to level the playing field through a motivation
for all of us to live, work and play together in a socially democratic fashion

But we are living in divisive times today . . .
Like Yin and Yang, order and chaos are mixing it up

Today’s violence reminds us of our need to step up to peace
Be part of the solution by loving yourself and one another

It is imperative to heal our illusion of us and them
May we let go of a dying old elitist world mentality that glamorize angels and demons

Remember that out of the ashes,
a Phoenix Rising is born anew

See your further on up the trails,

Ari

I am pleased to announced the forthcoming arrival of my first published book. I will
keep you posted when it is released to the public. It is a collaboration of
my writing and my Aunt Barbara’s artwork.

Into the Sea of Consciousness with Gull

Sea Gull guides us into new horizons with a New Moon this week . . .

Subtleties of communication teach us to read between the lines
Between land and sea, we hear the mystical vibrations of shorelines

Seagulls remind us that reality has both surface and depth

In their natural habitat, Herrings personify these transitional tides –
Symbolic of land and air within multidimensional realities

The reason the conflict of duality exists –
Is that there is tension of opposites . . .

When seen through our lower chakras –
We see a dirty view of doom and gloom

And there is a reality to that perception

But when perceived through the eyes of the upper chakras –
We see a Oneness and cosmic connection to All That Is

May we collectively see one another, our planet
and beyond from that vantage point . . .

Standing in the space of inner peace we can experience
Expanded consciousness in the Universe throughout

Just say fairly well to a dying old world
Grease your gears by fluidly shifting into the birth of a New Earth

“Let go and let God” . . .

Now is the time to embrace the living moment

Open your hearts and minds to the budding magic, mystery and synchronicity
They want to express themselves to you in the form of unfolding Divinity

Body language is the psychology of communication

May Herring Medicine inspire consuming an ecologically healthy diet
Because we are what we eat

Leaning into our feelings is an intimate soulful dance-step
Yielding to a most sweet and satisfying surrender of vulnerability

See you up the trails,

Ari

Dolphin Trails

Dolphin guides our souls into the watery wake of a waning Snow Moon
The time is Now to cultivate an agile mind and balance our heads and hearts

Shortly arriving Spring Eclipse season sings mystical melodies to our souls
in the primal key of sound frequencies attuned to our emotional feeling-states

Meditation on Dolphin can help you communicate effectively

Look at those words that want to jump out of your mouth . . .

Take a deep breath and be mindful of how you speak

Dolphin swims in the deep feminine waters of creation, passion and sexuality
In much the same way of the peaceful warrior . . .

Dolphin builds power gradually and is released through softness

Just be mindful of deep belly breathing –
Trust your gut . . . and let it relax

Sonar is subatomic hearing through our heart-mind

What is your Self saying to yourself?

Surf the curious, intellectual and intuitive waves with Dolphin’s guidance

Know your uniqueness within Oneness

We are one human family and collective consciousness . . .

Our imperfections and eccentricities are what make us unique

Breath out yesterdays old ghosts and wounded demons
that have haunted the better devil you know

Take back any outward projections and release their energies

Breath in the sunlit clouds of mutability into your Being . . .

Altered states and New Dimensions are accessed through deep belly breathing

Become carefully mindful of your submerged thoughts
The shadow-building of unconsciousness is polluting our world

But isn’t that obvious?

Becoming the change you want to see in the world is a good mantra to live by

Masculine and feminine energies will flow together
in tides of synchronized oceanic swimming

On Spring Equinox in later March . . .

Regardless of where you are at on the spectrum of consciousness . . .

Just learn to Love everything and become the revolutionary change
that swims in through fluid empathic hate-free zones

Till the next trailhead,

Ari

A Whale of a Tide Rolling In

Whale guides us into deeper seas of our shared collective consciousness
May we be hip to the presence of the multidimensional wavelengths of Mother Earth

Their sonar is an empathic connection to Her planetary heartbeat

Exhale dead air and breathe in a sailor’s delight

Whales give good pod casts on healthy family matters
We are redefining family and learning to pool our resources together . . .

Through Whale medicine, we hear inside ourselves with deeper insights
Our sensitivities are powering up in the Tao of now

Spring astrological Eclipse storms are brewing
the winds of change are blowing in the air

The jet streams of nouveaux energies
want to light the torches of chi that surrounds and binds us

As luminous beings, may we awaken our “liminal” experiences
that were perhaps previously submerged underwater

A Full Snow Moon appears in the skies
As Nature’s sunlight is rising

Do you feel the underground weather heating up?

On Spring Equinox . . .
Light and dark forces will be in transient balance

Picture Whale cresting near a shoreline
beneath the bounty of a mountain range

Take in this Divine Love into your hearts

Whale blows steam into the waters of an egalitarian New Earth
May our medicine shields release and let-go of
dualities and relax tendencies to demonize ill-perceived enemies

Imagine floating cities flowing with free and clean energy
with equal access to resources . . .

See these possibilities crest on our horizon –
Revealing a New World of healthy Galactic interdependence

We are polarized right now on Planet Earth
The American political stage is no exception . . .

Art imitates reality with Trump and Sanders playing on opposite sides of the
political football field, while the other players cluster somewhere in the middle

One wants to rigidly build more divisive boarders and the other wants to facilitate
safe passage and increased traffic flow through egalitarian causeways

The Military-Industrial Complex and its group psychology of mass manipulation
Takes an authentic look at itself and realizes

Now is the time to relax the rigid and
compartmentalized grip on the public mind

Do you have the faith to allow the universal pillars of Love and Truth set you free?

Nurturing program development of a spiritually reflective lens of Self
Facilitates movement into the creative waters of an actualized soul potential

See that our suffering is largely a product of “the ghettos of the mind”

Till we meet again at the trail head,

Ari

Otter’s Business is Her Pleasure

Otters are outgoing, playful and devoted to their families
Organized, constructive and skillful managers are they

You could say their business is pleasure
as they seem to make this attitude work in their favor

Feminine energy is both grounding like the Earth and powerful like Water

On this Valentine’s Day and everyday
Love the woman in you and embrace her nurturing on your soul

Redefine masculinity by tapping into creative mothering energetics
with soft imaginative faculties

Though a Full Snow Moon arrives later this month
The subtleties of Spring are stirring now

Hard to believe alignment of masculine and feminine energies are coming together
on Spring Equinox barely over a month away

Given this frigid cold right Tao in Northern New England
paradoxically, the intensities of Light heat up everyday

Like changing seasons, shifting tides require us to
ride the waves of cleansing and purification

The time is now to heal our polarity . . .

It is natural to fear the unknown of that which is mysterious

Why do you think so many women were accused of being
witches and burned at the stake?

At what cost do we “make America great again?”
Sounds like the justification for genocide is getting louder on the airwaves folks

But on the flip side of the coin . . .
There’s a polar shift drifting toward activist love that’s got people feeling saintly
or at least perhaps moving toward our better angels in humanity . . .

Do you need to have more fun?
Do you need to let your worries roll off you back?

May Otter reawaken your sense of wonder and an opening up to new experiences
So that you can go with the natural flow of life and let your inner child shine on
instead of pushing against the river and fighting the current

See the good in yourself and everyone else without preconceptions or suspicions
Use mental martial arts to create an envy, jealousy and a catty free zone . . .

What we are talking about is cultivating soul sisterhood with each other –
It’s hard to demonize or have enemies in this space

Come from a place of authenticity and trust in your everyday business
Meditate on letting go of attachments to material world things

Remember that clinging to the pleasures of the physical senses
is a recipe for feeling a grave sense of recycled disappointed!

See you up the trails,

Ari

Groundhog Day Resurrected

Groundhog Day comes out of hiding this week
May we be inspired to face our shadow sides while tunneling through
dark nights of our souls during Winter’s wake

Isn’t the labyrinth of our inner tapestry an expansive and deeply mysterious place?

But with the ascent of yang rising toward alignment with darkness
Spring Equinox arrives in March . . .

Bringing energetic balance to the Force

But before that, a Chinese Year of the Monkey
swings in next week to signify a new Lunar calendar year ahead
and remind us of the power of community

We are digging further into a New Age of Aquarian unity
Reawakening us to the reality that we are all in this together . . .

Regardless of our superficial differences to the naked eye
or cursory glance of illusionary divisions

You are not alone

A beacon of light is becoming harder to ignore

Groundhog’s seasonal sleep –
reflects death without dying

If only we allow the light to illuminate the shadows

Remember Winter’s death breathes life into Spring’s rebirth . . .

Purposeful underground digging allows for seeds of our
subconscious minds to walk in the sunlight

If you peer into Nature, you will see examples of life and death everywhere
But we do not have to physically die to experience rebirth

Consider a game plan for this lifetime that gives you an opportunity to
play every down like it’s your last

Make sure it is you that commands the call for the
boundaries on the playing field that you want respected

Remember to maintain your own integrity in your daily business transactions

Take a deep breath of fresh air in every living moment . . .
And then exhale its death and let go of it . . .

Awaken to the metaphor of reincarnation …
Transform the Law of Cause and Effect –

Realize that you are a creation of your thoughts
Become conscious of them and transform your thoughts
so they are in alignment with the Golden Rule

See this reflect in your everyday outer reality as our collective Higher Truth . . .

Let us live in the here and now while revisiting and redefining Groundhog Day

Hope to see you onward up the trail,

Ari

Becoming a Full Wolf Moon

Picture a Wolf as you tune in to the energies of a Full Moon arriving on Saturday . . .

May we remember our mystical connections to the Moon –
Awakening perceptual hidden knowledge and wisdom

Beaming in the light of consciousness in our everyday realities . . .

Let Wolf invoke your own wise teacher within
to help you find your own path to follow

Wolf’s tracks reveal wise spiritual guidance counsel along the trails
Encouraging us to allow our diverse hearts to beat together in oneness

Bring back balance to our energetic pack connection to one another . . .
May we harmonize with our diversity in unity

Mercury in Retrograde spins yesteryear recordings of a time
when hungry wolf packs howled outside old tribal villages

How do your past experiences play out in your present reality?
What do you have to learn about yourself from past relationships and experiences?

Sometimes we are revisited by meaningful connections in our consciousness
through dreams, visions or even physical contact

Winter is a natural time of year to open-up our hearts to feel sadness
It is healthy for us to grieve the passing
of our loved ones who are no longer physically with us in our lives

Perhaps a past relationship or a change in your identity has resurfaced for you

It is good to process these feelings about past relationships
that have faded away in time and space

May we resurrect their imprint that lives on inside our souls . . .

Training ourselves to let go of our fear of loss and shed old scar tissue
Reveals the depth and power of love

As humans, we will always have attachments
Because we are entangled with form

But as spiritual beings having human experiences
We can soften our attachments by relaxing the ties that bind

Call on your guides, like Archangel Michael to help you with this process
Or get some good therapy to help you along

Gone are the days of being a lone wolf

Contemplate your politics of anger for a moment . . .

Donald Trump personifies hiding behind the surface of this primal emotion
Just observe how he feels justified in building a Berlin Wall around his heart
and greedily buys into a segregationist us and them mentality –
Capturing those sentiments shared by the Fear Factor in others

But Bernie Sanders strikes a chord of an Aquarian we consciousness that resonates
with the collective will of the people in much the same way
as Civil Rights activists transformed their anger into positive and constructive action
Like him, many of us understands that we are all in this together

A more fair and just society belongs to all of us . . .
Equality means that the voices of black folks, GLBTQ people
and others that are marginalized
are just as important for us to hear as humans that sit in privilege

Economic strangulation suffocates all of us, whether realized or not

Are you feeding your inner wise wolf or the angry wolf?

Hope to see you onward up the trails,

Ari

Dream a Lucid Dream with Loon

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

Hawk Circling Around Here Again

The magical energy of a New Year and New Moon swoop in this week –
In the wake of the visionary air of Hawk

Hawk’s energetic connections to Mercury are good reminders to not take
Retrograde Twilight Zone mind tricks too seriously

Remember the Oz like smokescreen screenplay we are all enticed to buy into
is an illusion with a reality to that perception . . .

Yes, the corporate media serves up more bad news for us to gobble up
and try to keep us afraid of our own dark sides and shades of grey

There is so much tragedy for our eyes to see

But a New hope for this Chinese year of the Monkey is a healthy opportunity
to rise to the challenge of tuning down the internalized background noises of
surround sound chatter and underlying anxieties

Or just the freedom to not pick up the incessant and repetitive mental tapes
that dominate internal voice mail systems

Hawk helps us become aware of the obvious signs and synchronicities
that might have been hiding in the shadows

Meditation on Temperance reveals
Hawk’s assertion to pay attention!

See with the wide open angle gaze of Hawk
Look at the big picture without getting lost in the details

Take responsibility instead of blaming others

Be with the Grandfatherly sunlight of heartfelt connections . . .
Without forgetting the gravitational pull of our Mother Earth

See you onward up the trails,

Ari