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A New Solar Eclipse Moon In Sagittarius, A Full Cold Moon and Coaxing Back The Light After Winter Solstice In A Long December
Spiritually, the energies of the Sagittarius New Moon on December 4th are inspirational for expanding our horizons and challenging our old beliefs systems. Sag’s free spirited and fiery personality characteristics, magnified by a solar eclipse has the potential to ignite radical changes in our perspectives, and chart new pathways of thought. It will be harder to stay stagnant, as movement towards breaking out of our comfort zones will feel natural and needed. It is as if the Universe is asking us to come to terms with our inner truth and take some risks for the sake of personal and collective growth. As bitter as this pandemic is to the taste, can you see how the virus has been pushing humanity further into the uncertainties and unknowns of a New Aquarian Age and Paradigm?
A Full Cold Moon sits on the horizon on December 18, 2021, followed by the Winter Solstice a few days later on the 21st. Like all full moons, this one goes by many names but this name traces its roots to Mohawk Indigenous Peoples. Here in Maine, the Indigenous Western Abenaki name is Winter Maker Moon. As many of you already know, the Winter Solstice is the darkest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. Our ancestors noticed this phenomenon, and observed that Nature signaled a green light to begin coaxing back the light. It is a good time to venture yinward, go into deeper meditation, introspection, contemplation, rest, sleep and go into your cave for inner exploration and self discovery. In the Southern Hemisphere, it is the opposite. It is their Summer Solstice, where the light reaches its zenith, and the amount of light in a day starts slowly waning thereafter. Conversely, this is a time to be more of a social butterfly, festive and outwardly expansive.
Artwork by Barbara Merlotti
Mountain Lion guides us toward a Full Cold Moon
with subtle leadership through gradual softness.
These are the coldest, darkest and longest nights of the year.
It is time to coax back the light, and look forward to brighter days,
as we climb the mountain toward energetic alignment again.
Our spirits can get cold after a long December . . .
But we can climb down into our souls, and connect in our hearts together
Picture a Mountain Lion to come down from the
mountain to live with the peeps in the valley.
Be a unique cat, and lead by example
Do you look to others to tell you about who you are?
Or are you finding out about what makes you your own person?
In a world full of loud leaders pounding their chests to be seen and heard . . .
Mountain Lion embodies a gentle roar quietly leading by example
But in authentic feline fashion, your leadership will probably go unnoticed by many
Know that your personal power makes you a cool cat commanding the call of respect
A Full Cold Moon signifies the coldest, darkest and longest nights of the year –
Especially on the Winter Solstice, where the dark night of
feminine-yin energy reaches her energetic peak
Following that, we start coaxing back the light as the days slowly become longer
as the sunlight of masculine-yang energy gains momentum
On the opposite side of the same coin –
our friends in the Southern Hemisphere experience peak light as
masculine-yang reaching its zenith on the Summer Solstice
Now their days will slowly become shorter as movement into the dark grows in power
True power builds gradually like water
But the attached price-tag of responsibility need not make you hiss
Mountain Lion is king of playing situational football at its finest –
Know in your personal authority that you have the ability to effectively
adjust your game plan at any given moment and respond accordingly
Do you remember the power of our tribal African shamanic brothers and sisters?
Fly away and meditate on the elemental forces of water and darkness for a spell . . .
How many times have we feared our own primal, dark and feminine nature?
The power of the internal martial arts is cultivated gradually
A cumulative effect of simmering softness of feminine energy has risen again
Cats are curious creatures, and will take their time observing, watching, and exhibit stealth before they pounce onto a scene. Jurisprudence and the ability to delay gratification are dying traits that are critical to remember as we move forward in our personal and collective evolution.
In our modern world, we often think of power as a position of leadership that basks in the limelight. We often look for those in positions of leadership to the answers and solve our problems. Yes, we do need movers and shakers to share access to resources and do their part with the right intention. But we all have a natural humble leader on the inside. Like an ocean bowing to the rivers that flow into it, the energy of Mountain Lion is quiet, yet powerful spirit guide to tap into. In terms of a popular leader, the Dali Llama symbolizes this kind of power. He represents the wave of the future when it comes to an embodiment of egoless power and a good role model. This is the kind of power, though radical humility, that you can relax into by just knowing that it is there for you and society to share. But don’t go looking for awards, accolades or special recognition. Because this kind of cat is working in hidden shadowy caverns and crevasses more than out in broad daylight.
Slavery has arguably been with us since we humans were created. But there is nothing more degrading than working on command and living a life that you were not authentically meant to live. I think about our primal human nature, when our ancestors sat around fires, playing music, and spitting lyrical poetic prose to the beat of universal drums. This is part of our creative nature.
We live in a world that has programed us into buying into a membership has its privileges mentality, that the squeaky wheel gets the grease, etc. But a different kind of power does exist. In a New Aquarian Age Earth, we are awakening to a vibration and dimension that rises up from the kill or be kill, dog eat dog, social darwinism survival of the fittest cannibalism of the oppressive old world. Leadership doesn’t have to be a bullying top down, hierarchical system. Cats have a natural Tao-centered way of living. Yeah, cats are predators, and are capable of killing indiscriminately, often apparently just for the pleasure of toying with their prey. But when they are left alone, and allowed to be who they are, cats tend to take the path of least resistance, and are incredibly affectionate creatures with amazing psychic abilities, and a penchant for being present and still with their surroundings. Human beings are evolving into less like sheep, and more like cats. Might as well learn to understand what you might have once feared. Cats embody mystery, which merely reflects our deeply mysterious Universe. That isn’t so scary when you start embracing your dark, feminine, yin part of your nature. Paradoxically, there is lightening up of your energy field the more you relax your resistance to that truth.
Take care of yourselves everyone,
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Transformation Within During The Process Of Letting Go Without Revisited – Classroom Mothership Earth
Swimming With The Grace Of Swan, and A Full Flower Moon.
May the animal spirited grace of Swan inspire you to paddle with the current instead of fighting against the rapids of everyday life. Notice the flow of grand moments, and the intersection between the extraordinary in the ordinary, as well as the perfection within the imperfection. If only we can gently allow ourselves to let it go instead of trying to grasp onto it, whatever it is.
Sometimes, all you can do is sprawl out and surrender to the will of the Universe, and trust that its winds will guide you to where you need to go. We all know the curse of this pandemic, particularly on humanity’s plight. But the blessing is also the gift of surrender among our human kinfolk.
A Full Flower aka Sagittarius Moon arrives on May 26th 2021. Not coincidentally, it gets its name from an abundance of flowers that spring forth across North America. When I think of Sag, meditations of fiery energy, mixed with new philosophical ways of intuitive knowing resonates in my soul. Also, this Full Moon is the second consecutive supermoon, and biggest and brightest moon of the year. It is also a Total Lunar Eclipse, meaning that it is fully obscured by Earth’s shadow, giving the Moon a reddish hue, which is where the term blood moon comes from.
Moreover, please consider the following Sacred Geometrical Arcturian Wisdom, via the Third Wave Positive Self Talk Mantra: “The energy of the Third Wave makes you aware of your choice to be here on Earth. Accept who you are on this Earth, and your strength will increase.”
Artwork by Aunt Barbara Merlotti
I remember when Grandmother talked about being called “white trash”, during her formative years in St. Louis, growing up in abject poverty during The Depression. In fact, she never saw a dentist until she was 18 years old, when she walked in off the street with bleeding gums, and the kind folks at the dental office followed their “hippocratic oath” and did the right thing. In this day and age, it’s mind boggling that our current healthcare system, in the wealthiest nation of the world, can still be viewed by the Establishment as a privilege rather than an entitlement. In the American political scene, we can at least directly trace this old world attitude to the England’s Elizabethan Poor Law of the 1600s. If you would like to delve further, check out this link:
During her childhood and premarital adolescence, Grandmother was a member of what sociologist and Harvard professor William Julius Wilson many years later referred to as “the underclass”, in his book The Truly Disadvantaged: The Inner City, the Underclass, and Public Policy. When I read his book in college, I learned also by experience that he accurately noted that this underclass was a growing epidemic in our world, as well as in the US. Grandmother being spoken to in a derogatory way was the kind of racial epithet that is analogous to prejoriative language to characterize someone who is LGBTQ or BIPOC. Negative self-talk is typically not regarded as helpful, but it is less so when it is spoken aloud, with an underlying edge especially. What is with the attitude about the poor and oppressed, that they are deserving of their suffering, should be controlled, and punished accordingly?
The old world, and the status quo of its power structures are being dismantled, white privilege and white supremacy notwithstanding. In fact, a growing number of white people, including white men are part of this shift in equanimity in consciousness that is of mutual aid to the goose and the gander. We are living in a time when there is too much information, and it does seem to be harder to discover the truth. It is as if we are being asked by the Universe to discover the truth on our own individual basis, which is part of honoring our diversity. The unity piece comes in where we can know a collective truth. To do this, it requires that we are open to relaxing our attachments to the mental boxes that we have bought into.
Race and class in America are nothing new. But even in this day and age, we still experience cultural denial that we have institutional structures in place that are barriers to personal freedom and liberty. For example, some of our “friends in Congress” are trapped in a “fake news” denial that we have a system in place that is rooted in class consciousness. Dr. King and others fully recognized that we have both intentional and unintentional consequences of discriminatory oppression of certain populations – both vis a vis legal laws and unwritten rules that are perceived as “that’s just the way it is”. It was never easy to move up the socioeconomic ladder. But Grandmother admitted to me that her movement into the Middle Class during the 50s was made easier for her to assimilate into because of the complexion of her skin tone, and white anglo Saxon protestant lineage, in spite of the culture of poverty that she was born into, and converting to Catholicism. If anyone could have chosen to stay in denial about her racial privilege as a coat of armor to hide behind, it would have been Grandmother. But she never forgot about where she came from, did what she could to help others like her get a leg up, and be a good role model for overcoming obstacles. Besides, demonizing the oppressor, whatever he or she looks like, is not the solution. Overthrowing the government or powers that be will only replace the same tyranny and corruption that you seek to dismantle. This is a cold hard fact of life that must be understood. The looting and rioting, militarization of the police, the education to prison pipeline, and bloated military that protects the stock exchange under the guise of puppet dictatorships of dirty energy is a recipe for a widening gap between the haves and have nots.
For example, I remember the cultural context of African American culture in America, during the time period called the Great Migration, when black folks sought personal freedom by risking their lives to escape from the oppressive Jim Crow South. Part of staying alive, and reinventing themselves into a new chapter in life, many secrets were kept to hide from the collective trauma of their shared experiences. A historical debate sprung up about where to focus on the advancement of black people. In the Booker T. Washington camp, blue collar jobs were seen as a way out of poverty and socioeconomic empowerment. Basically, the belief was that black people could get a leg up if they had access to blue collar jobs in the trade industry, production, manual labor, etc. Sadly, but understandably, the decimation of the manufacturing base and labor movement have reinforced the truth of this point to appreciate. Proponents of Dubois bought into the idea of the “talented tenth”, which posited that the focus for black progress would come from the upper echelon of African American society via assimilation into the college educated, white collar world. For those of you that recall the 70s TV show The Jeffersons or the 80s The Cosby Show, you can see comedic caricatures of these nuances play out in sitcom format. Today, the rise of the black middle class reinforces both perspectives, as both camps are true, on some level. The real division was in a segregated either/or mindset that mirrors how divided our country is today. So even in black culture, as in other BIPOC cultures, there are hierarchical structures in place of who is perceived as entitled to privilege, and who is not.
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In fact, people that identify as BIPOC and LGBTQ and know their history understand the experience of “passing.” For example, you might see yourself as black, but you could pass as white. Or if you are gay, you could pass as being straight by pretending to be, or a trans person could front as being “cisgender” or in gender alignment with the sex they were ascribed at birth. But at some point in the game, waking up to who you are, and being allowed to express yourself in your true colors is suffocating if you cannot pass as yourself. Meditation on this perspective can help build empathy for another who might walk in different shoes than you do. On the other side of the coin, there is peer pressure to identify as LGBTQ, even if you are not because it is becoming the hip or chic thing to do. In early adolescence particularly, this can be a form of attention seeking, and over reliance on peers for identity development.
Psychologically, Albert Bandura was a behaviorist and father of the social learning theory, as the primary medium of personality development in children. In short, role modeling, or monkey see, monkey do is how we humans learn. Abraham Maslow, on the other hand was known for his pyramid called Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, with basic survival needs at the bottom and self-actualization at the top, and some other areas of personal growth in the middle. If you don’t have equal access to basic resources, or feel safe or a sense of community connection or belonging, then it’s hard to move into the area of self actualization. It can be done, but you have to work a lot harder. A more fair and just society is created when incentives are in place for “these truths to be self evident.” Of course a child that is raised in a loving home where they feel wanted and loved reinforces this natural belief to a soul that its inner light can awaken and shine through its form. We are all born into this world with a unique blueprint that is designed to love. Yes, we have different temperaments, and our personalities evolve during our life cycle. What matters is how we work with our core temperaments, and evolving personality characteristics. You can be born with an anxious-avoidant temperament, an insecure attachment with your primary caregiver, and without an athletic bone in your body. But you can still learn to relax, feel safe inside yourself, and take up athletic exercise for your own wellbeing. Who cares if you’re bursting with nervous woodland creature energy like a squirrel or never become a famous Olympian. Squirrels learn by imitating, like we humans do, and you can always go to your inner Olympian for building your athletic confidence.
An old friend sent me the article below that reinforces the figure above:
Additionally, many of you know that Ghandi, who gave up his privilege, stood up to the British Empire, and India’s Caste System at the time. Also, Siddhartha Gautama aka the Buddha, left his father’s empire that was set up to protect him from suffering, and then he subsequently gave up his privilege to awaken his inner light and know his Higher Self. There are risks inherent in living a life with purposeful attention that is in alignment with the living moment. To trade that for fame, fortune, and complacent personal contentment is a choice wrought with victimhood. That’s why the oppressor suffers just as much, if not more than the oppressed. It’s a heavy cross to carry when you defend the status quo of an oppressive regime. At the end of the day, it’s a lose-lose situation, even though the illusion shows winners and losers, and justification for that paradigm.
Furthermore, in the film The Trotsky, the main character plays the role of a High School Student who believes he is the reincarnation of Leon Trotsky, the late Russian revolutionary. In the film, this Canadian youth inspires his school peers in a way that moves beyond their boredom and apathy into the self evident truth that “school doesn’t have to suck”, and that student empowerment is a real possibility. In a nutshell, the students in the film move from being “sheeple” to empowered youth, in a prosocial power through legitimate means. You know, the only kind of power that is sustainable, vis a vis an externally inspired prompting but internally directed fruition.
Interestingly, some cultures have a common language and shared stories about reincarnation. Basically, the idea is that our souls are real and are recycled as part of its evolutionary process. While this process can be accelerated in a single lifetime, because of the way the established paradigm is right now, the precedent has been set up to take many lifetimes for a soul’s personal growth and transformation to take place. But the flowering of consciousness taking root on the planet right now is flipping the script on all that. Perhaps you lived as a member of a different gender or race in another lifetime. This could leave you feeling more empathic to the plight of the people who remind you of your old self, or it could paradoxically leave you feeling entitled today. Past Lives Matter. Do you have memories of your soul having experiences in another form(s)?
More importantly, a spiritual perspective that aligns with the human potential movement, and a generalist social work perspective understands that basic needs or equal access to concrete resources supports other areas of psychological growth and self-actualization. If human beings are encouraged to harness our strengths, recognize our blind spots, explore what we are passionate about, and what builds their resiliency, then before long they want to be an ally to support others in having this quality of life. Is this social engineering? Yeah, but only in a more mindful, meditative, positive self talk kind of light. Just imagine the possibilities without Berlin Walls, Glass Ceilings, Ethnic Cleansing, Weapons of Mass Destruction or fixed ideas that inhibit connections between new neuronal pathways. When we rework our DNA with “plasticity of the mind”, we open up to new ways of doing things, a relaxation of attachments to conventional boxes in cognition, and emotional reactions to our engrained repetitions. In this space, we observe a calming down of thought forms manifesting as verbal and physical escalations and behavioral traps respectively.
What is more, brain science reveals a false dichotomy” about trying to differentiate between the brain/body, in much the same way as we try to do between mental health and health. You can see this misunderstanding happen in the compartmentalized culture here in the US. The reason that meditation is good medicine is that it literally rewires the brain toward equilibrium so that we can respond to our emotions effectively. Daily practice is a general workout that exercises our social skills because the rehearsal pays off. Self awareness is knowing our triggers ahead of time. When we lean into our pain, and then shift our focus toward peaceful, calming thoughts and mindful breathing, we are putting the spotlight on our emotional centers in a positive way. Can you become more connected, in a way where you could tune into sensing a feeling a sense of ease or unease? For example, might you ask yourself some reflective questions like, am I needing to rest, take care of myself in a way that I haven’t, or am I congruent with my values at this moment? Personally, I like to think of the children’s story The Little Engine That Could for an inspirational friendly reminder. It helps me stay on track and not run out of steam, if you’ll pardon the pun.
Many of my students (and coworkers) have good “bullshit detectors.” As such, they know the difference between those that fake self confidence (we’ve all done it) versus those who have developed a “realistic self confidence.” And given that we humans have the ability for pretending, we can all learn to “fake it till we make it.” Along the way, we can see ourselves standing in our own personal authority by growing roots in the living moment.
But beyond a sense of entitlement, is a value attached to taking ownership for awakening our personal and collective power. This can happen through currency or any energetic exchange, like bartering. Reciprocity isn’t about the old egoic state of “I’ll scratch your back, you scratch mine” mentality. Rather, it is an evolutionary step into and coming from our Higher Selves that embodies win-win situations.
Be kind to your mind when recognizing that there have been abusive matriarchies in place in human history, where men were subjugated. Where do you think the fear of feminine, yin energy or woman’s power came from? Whether realized or not, men have been programmed, as we all have, to have a fear of feminine power, albeit the connection to this fear is often unrecognized and can play out in silly “facebook wars”, cyberbullying experiences, and in person interactions. Of course this also can occur in trans-racial and cross-cultural communication too. So it stands to reason that if suddenly, magically overnight the LGBTQ and BIPOC identified groups were to be in the majority and in control of the hierarchical power structure, we would not be living in a utopian shangri la. Keep in mind that was Hugh Heffner’s vision of the Playboy Mansion. You can see how sustainable that vision worked out, if you can appreciate the sarcasm.
Finally, in our Civil Rights Teamwork, our students often freely initiate conversations organically. Because we established guidelines early on, they rarely need to be redirected to follow “the rules” of maintaining communication that embodies dignity and respect. For example, in a recent meeting, they initiated a healthy conversation about their respective astrological signs. During that conversation, we had an animated discussion about how you can take 10 people from the same race, ethnicity, ancestry or cultural background, who all might look similar on the surface, but could all have different astrological signs, meaning diverse orientations intrinsically. Like personality characteristics that are unique to the individual, a person’s astrological sign reflects their uniqueness and diversity, on a deeper level. Yet we all share the common tapestry of our humanity. Diversity in Unity. Remember that we are all mostly water in form. But on a deeper level, we are formless, yet luminous, energetic beings. Recognition of this does not discount our diverse expressions of form. If anything, we should honor those differences, as well as highlight our unity.
Take care of yourselves everyone,
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Transformation Within During The Process Of Letting Go Without Revisited – Classroom Mothership Earth
Swimming With The Grace Of Swan, And A Full Flower Moon.
Slithering Out of Our Ruts During This Full Buck Moon
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,
May This Full Flower Moon Awaken the Fragrance of our Collective Air
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,
The Tides of March, and A Full Worm Moon
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,
Springing Forth On The Wings Of Robin
Robins remind us that Spring is in the air –
Meditate on the perspective of an early bird getting the worm . . .
Early days of Spring are budding ahead . . .
Movement into light energies are rising!
Red Robin’s breasts symbolize masculinity –
Red brightens spirits like a hot ray of sunlight!
Energetically, a new zodiacal year is reborn . . .
A new season turns the heat up into a budding New Aquarian Age
But retrograde in the cosmos summon ghosts of yesteryear
Time to heal comfortably numb catacombs,
and release the possessive attachments of those old wounds
Here in American, Bernie Sanders ramps up the call for expanding Medicare
so that everyone has access to quality health care
Who’s going to pay for that?
The same folks funneling billions of dollars to the mega rich,
so that the rest of us are kept from having equal access to that rightful resource
We make work cool again when people have good jobs that pay livable wages,
and ideally have good fortune to have meaningful work . . .
When you do what you love, and love what you do,
Inner peace feels like a sublime experience worth sharing . . .
May we co-create a world with purposeful and meaningful work
that feeds our planet, and in return nourishes all of us!
See you further on up the trails,
Owl Branches Out On The Elm Of A Budding New Millennium
The psychic powers of Owl peer into the
mysterious darkness of a waning Full Snow Moon
May your spirits ride the thermals of the
wintry winds of February astrological eclipses
Like an owl secretly swooping into a crow’s nest in the night
Nature takes Her course, in spite of the desires of a humancentric New World Order
The Age of Aquarius is gaining full steam ahead
Even if Climate Change feels anything but a Golden Age in current events
In spite of worldly darkness, and snow blanketing the landscape . . .
The light of spring is stirring in the weather underground
Like changing seasons, the law of impermanence reminds us
that it won’t always be like this because the one constant is change
Like all systems, humans naturally resist change . . .
Might as well move with the river of life instead of push against it
Part of making magic is letting go of the Midas Touch
Sometimes live rust is as good as it gets
The Powers That Be do not have the grace of a swan
Nationalistic tendencies want to bring security and order to chaos
It is hard not to be seduced by the power of the dark side . . .
Fear is a seductive hook that lures the fishes of a dying old Pisces Age
into comfortably old familiar nets
Picture an Owl to help you see through the manipulation and control
issues that spring up in your daily life
May you soul awaken to the Universal Love and Truth that wants to set you free!
See you further on up the trails,
The Cocks Have Come Home to Roost
At the tail end of this week,
Rooster swoops with enthusiasm into the Chinese-Lunar New Year . . .
Their energies awaken humor during dark times, and resurrect a
new sense of optimism in a world where we need that now more than ever
Do you remember when Malcolm X was demonized by the
Empire for his accurately reflected comments following JFK’s assassination?
Behind the scenes, the truth is that he was speaking
about reaping the poisonous seeds we have collectively been sewn . . .
Yes, there are mysterious forces at work on the dark side of the moon
But Rooster signals the light of day on this new year moon shine
Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration reflects an old world fading away
when we look back in our rear view mirrors . . .
What can we learn from, let go of, release and resurrect
with fruitful transformation in the year ahead?
Past lives matter, in the sense that we might take back the night and
march into the sunlight in the here and now in the light of day!
That doesn’t happen with violent insurgence, and warring tribes on social media
Nor does it happen by being hard on yourself by denying or
getting stuck in an adult-child vicious cycle of guilt and shame . . .
Sexuality is a co-creative process of intimate partnership . . .
A convergence of masculine and feminine energies dancing together
We have spoken of the interplay between order and chaos . . .
The Chattering Monkey rears its ugly head of fear, worry and anxiety
Security and control issues come up when other pathways are revealed,
sometimes through less graceful testing of limits set by authority figures
It can be challenging not to take rudeness, disrespect and a
youth-centric sense of entitlement personally . . .
Many of us from the old world learned a different quality of respect through
aggressively being put in our place by adult authority figures through manipulation
But Rooster asserts His sun onto dark energies and puts them in their place
The light of Consciousness illuminates the shadows
May Rooster call out your deepest and darkest experiences that are buried
deep within you subconscious so that can be looked upon with gentle authenticity
Do whatever you can to be mindful of your thoughts, through soft compassion
See you further on up the trails,