Paddling Through the Currents of Events with the Grace of a Swan

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,

Ari

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A Full Bellied Buddha Flowering Moon

Has anyone else out there been feeling the powerful effects of
the current events of this Full Moon cycle?

Have you noticed your dreams have been alive, and symbolically reflective
of where you have been, and where you are going?

Yesterday’s Full Moon is considered the most powerful
Full Moon of the year, spiritually speaking.

Our ancestors and contemporaries call it
Wesak, Scorpio, Flower, and many other names.

Of course, they all captured the sentiment of the rising tide of our
collective consciouniousness, as Hall of Fame
psychologist Carl Jung speaks to us from the Dreamtime.

But with these powerful energies, I like to remember
the wisdom to be a defensive driver in life, and not
throw caution to the wind.

I saw a Racoon the other day, and the encounter reminded me of
how the internal martial arts uses leverage in life to
show us the way.

What matters is how we respond to the energies that come our way,
and how we respond to them with love or hate.

It is said that the Buddha returns to Mother Earth
to spread the light of compassion on our Planet.

Meditate on that when you gaze at your himalayan salt lamp,
cook with this spice, or bathe in pink himalayan saltwater.

The Christ, along with many other spiritual light team members
accompany this new spiritual year with the power of love.

Might as well bask in love as much as possible, and not get sucked
into you own fears, and the fear mongering of the corporate media.

It is a good time to revisit and release any past spiritual contracts,
and then meditate on you soul purpose you want to focus on
in the year ahead.

But you don’t have to label yourself as a
Christian or Buddhist to do that.

In fact, these energies affect all of us.

And we can use a healthy dose of their love and light –
now more than ever!

Are you functioning robotically in your doings –
dreaming your life away, and lulled to sleep by your gadgets and playlists?

Might as well take the invitation to
wake up to the present moment, and
be here, right now.

Many of you see beyond the shadowy veil of the
bullying, narcisstic and sociopathic gangsters peddling violence, and other
pyramids of segregation and hate in our world today.

We are all sons and daughters of God, and it makes sense to me that we should
be celebrating our diverse expressions, and yet also shared oneness.

Look at a straight-laced conservative as a part of you,
if you identify yourself as otherwise.

Or if you see yourself as a new edition to the liberal left,
LGBTQ, etc. mind-set – understand that we are all
equal rainbow children, regardless of our identifications.

Anarchy and security/order and chaos
have a natural impetus to learn a new dance together,
like the yin and the yang are always seeking balance.

As the Moon darkens, the Sun Rises
As such, your inner cubs want to
come out and manifest their potential.

Keep in mind the masculine energies of the light of yang
reach their peak on the Summer Solstice in later June.

You don’t need to necessarily be having sex to
express yourself sexually.

Nor do you need to identify with any label
that you feel pulled to identify with.

At the end of the day, we are meant to go beyond
our identifications so that we can transform into
a place of authentic identity in the better
angels of our Divine, soulful expressions of this lifetime.

It is the deeply sensuous place of inner peace
that connects you to your Higher Self.

Till we tweet again,

Ari

May The Snow Scowls Of Today Bring Pink Hues To Your Spirts On The Next Full Moon

April is here, and it appeared that we were in full spring ahead here in Maine.

But that might be easy to forget with some new snow on the ground today –
only days after a fiery New Aries Moon a few days ago.

And yet, in the 45 years I’ve been on the Planet,
living in places like the Midwest and New England, I know the transition from
Winter to Spring doesn’t typically happen overnight.

Nor is it easy to welcome the less desirable, and dirtier weather of Spring.

Also, it’s common for people to forget that we’re not out of the woods,
and it can be hard on folks to not get bogged down or stuck in the mud.

Even if you don’t like Winter, or have had enough of a dying season that’s
fading into the backdrop, grieving feelings do naturally
rise to the surface – sometimes unexpectedly.

But like the classic Dead song, Box of Rain –
April has a cleansing effect on our souls,
and is a good time of year for purging, and purification.

They weren’t my preferred band to follow. But I respect how the politics
of their music delved into the ambiguity of life.

Let’s face facts . . . Like the seasons, life is transitory, and not
without its unexpected tragic moments.

In one breath, you have a healthy pet or a loved one who has been your rock.
And then, seemingly out of nowhere, the lord of death takes them away.

The feelings that come up in those dark edges are not easy to sit with.

Do you remember the old saying about April showers bring May flowers?
This also true for us on the inside, energetically speaking.

We might as well say yes to Nature’s way of reflecting that back to us.
Of course resisting the weather only brings in more suffering.

Have you heard the peepers singing in the wetlands?
Frogs are good medicine for meditation at this time of year.

Our ancestors told stories about how Frog sang songs that called on the rains
to wash away the dirty energies that leave us feeling stagnant in life.

It is also a good time to be mindful of boundaries in relationship.

You can picture a frog to help you assert yourself,
and stand in your own personal authority,
or even just telling those ribbeting racing thoughts to stop!

April, movement into a New Aquarian age, and in walking
a spiritual path in life isn’t all about sunshine and rainbows.

We need to remember that dark skies, and thunderclouds roll in before
the colorful prisms of light that bring up the more sunny side up feelings.

And sometimes, it feels yucky to see the shadows that you forgot were there,
but are now springing to the surface of your consciousness.

It’s like when you feel lost and alone in the dark, and then you remember to
find a silver lining, and see brighter spirits as being on their way.

Till we tweet again peeps,

Ari

Springing Spirits and Grounded Footprints

I foresee a day
when humanity passes
our technology
But we live in a time of
performance enhancers and

nano/biotech
boomtown lab rats dominate
the human factor

Perhaps robots and
cyborgs might lead us back to
A time when we take
back the days of our lives and
the dreams of our night visions

You can take a red
pill or a white capsule to
unplug from or stay

connected to the
hypnotic trance like state of
the matrix boxes
or you can awaken from
slumbering eyes wide shut now

It is your sovereign
right to choose the pillars of
love and truth to light

your way through the dark
night of the soul that you may
face during your life
quest. The duality of
freewill is a blessing and

a curse. Energy
is energy. It’s what you
do with it that counts.

Here is a newish documentary on the cultural/historical context of UFO phenomena since the Roswell incident in 1947.

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Till we tweet again,

Ari

Leaving Behind Winter, and Making Budding Friends with Spring

Chickadee sings songs
of Spring arriving right now
Vernal Equinox
and a Full Worm Moon unearths
Takes root on Wednesday March 20

Crows show their magic
chasing away hawks from nests
to protect their young

Male and Feminine
Energies are dancing in
transgender fashion
Father Sky and Mother Earth
commingle in alignment

May truth speak to you
with an approach that is soft
and a gentle voice

Nature reflects light
and darkness in equal ways
Sunlight grows stronger
till climaxing on Summer
Solstice after long Winter

We feel drunk from sun-
beams that awaken magic
of the moment, and
give pause for the arrival
of transitory sweetness

And then let them go
with a playful, light-hearted
sense of detachment

Do you hear the birds
chirping gleefully on days
some more than others
Grieving wintry remnants
Welcoming warmer weather?

Sunshine and rainbows
feels inebriating to the
soul’s sun tao and zen

Till next week peeps,

Ari

Pecking Along At a Rhythmic Drumbeat

A Full Snow Moon wanes in the skies
She was a good reminder to be gentle on ourselves

I remember when Grandfather Sun spoke
of marriage and getting older as not being “for wimps.”

One of the good ancestral mantras of the old days sometimes
worth drinking in is to, “suck it up buttercup”

As spiritual beings having human experiences, we
have our gardens to tend to

And while this means looking after our higher selves,
it also means paying attention to our other relationships

This can spring forth tensions
between which relationships we prioritize

Might as well go with the flow during
this Pisces time of year

Meditation on the calm depths of the ocean
are good medicine for your sea of consciousness right now

Maybe it’s a marriage, a coworker, a family member, or an old friend
Sometimes, our emotional selves come on like a Tsunami

It is good to be in your heart, but you don’t want to forget your head
Of course the tides otherwise are also true

Moving further into a New Age means the old ways
are further away in the rearview mirror

And yet there are labor pains

with new normals whose seeds cannot be suppressed

Here are a couple of new poems I have included in this entry . . .

Haiku Poem:

Mother Nature is
Good medicine for the soul
A sound prescription

Tanka Poem:

Nature is healthy
Energetic food for the
Soul, mind, body and
Spirit vessel that travel
Multidimensional realms

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Till we meet again,

Ari

An Ugly Duckling of an Old World Transforms into a Beautiful New World Swan

When I think of the Nature’s imperfection, and the current human plight . . .
I remember metaphorical stories of ugly ducklings becoming swans

Living among the tragic times of today can ignite
darker temptations to become victims of circumstance . . .

The muddy waters of life can be hard not to get stuck in . . .

Do what you can to flit about like a water bug when feeling
like you are a sinking stone in the quicksands of right now

Perhaps perfect practice makes perfect . . .
But an error is only a mistake if you refuse to make corrections accordingly

Meditation of letting go of the disease to please might mean that
happiness as a way of life means building tolerance for being unliked,
and the uncomfortable feelings that accompany that natural experience

The month of May is in the air . . .
Time to spread the floral seeds of love along the fruited plains

Picture our world swimming with the grace of Swan
gently flowing down our collective stream of consciousness . . .

In the dying old world, there is a rebirth springing up . . .
But this stinking mulch merely smells like the spirited winds of change

Might as well approach misunderstandings with
positions of empathic curiosity . . .

Gaining forward progress this time of year means increasing sunlight
illuminating the shadowy remembrances of dark cold fronts . . .

Look beyond those perceptual shifts of us and them judgements,
and realize that we are all here to love each other with clean care . . .

Remember to breathe in one breath, one step, one moment at a time

Till next time up the trails,

Ari

Regal Seats with Kingfisher

When Kingfisher dives from the treetops into the water – in their catching fish,
these birds show us reflections of new paths, prosperity, and peace

These energies are amplified by the compassionate brightness of
Buddha’s sweet breath of a fragrant Full Pink Moon

This dying old world focuses on a rigid systemic mantra of maximum economic
profit that capitalizes on winners and losers . . .

This segregated matrix proliferates feelings of
rejection, alienation, abandonment, and isolation . . .

But Kingfisher is a healthy radical reminder that abundance is everywhere!

Life has its share of pain, trials, tribulations, and suffering
Mental illness and addiction are taking lives that matter

But Mother Earth’s children can learn from Kingfisher’s energy
that life can be harmoniously enjoyable, and prosperous as well …

New experiences and pathways of inner discovery are waiting to come untapped
Water is a source of creativity, and novel ways of thinking

When leaning into our feelings, and opening up to fluid, free thinking,
We can see down waterways toward sunlight on the horizon . . .

May we awaken our mental and spiritual faculties so that
we can cultivate intuition, and psychic perception . . .

Planted feet on the ground is a centered place for standing meditation . . .

Preface and timing are essential ingredients to luring in opportunities
But letting go of outcome is good medicine to “quit taking it personally”

Dreams and visions can help us traverse
thunderous roads of rocky mountain feelings

Meditation on forgiveness recognizes that
letting go of emotional baggage is a healthy release . . .

Here’s to wishing everyone a sensitive, and high-minded perch
that balances equality between masculine and feminine energies!

See you up the trails,

Ari

Getting Real with Blue Jay

Blue Jay commingle with energies of pretending, wearing masks
and true to the self mastership

But Blue Jay doesn’t care which path you choose –
that is between you, Great Spirit, Earth and the Heavens . . .

As part of the Crow family, these spirited birds remind us
of the primal creative element of life

With Mercury coming out of Retrograde,
the fog begins to lift . . .

Rising sunlight torches any shadowy areas with the
heart and fire of compassion!

May the energies of next Sunday’s Wesak Full Moon spring forth clarity and
compassion to purify any dark areas that need to walk into the light

It is good to revisit old aspects of ourselves, so that we can move
forward into a new chapter . . .

As we shift into new dimensions, the Earth evolves into new vibrations . . .

The more of us that become the change we want to see in the world,
the greater reflection of that playing out in our everyday experiences!

May Blue Jay can guide you into co-authoring a new script of a
new you being an agent of change in alignment with a New Earth . . .

See you up the trails,

Ari

Frogs Hop In

It has been said that Frog hears thunderclouds,
and call in the rains to give our souls a spring cleaning

And here we are living in times of purification

Giving ourselves permission to grieve and experience sadness
is part of learning how to be an authentic human being

The light may be rising, but the whispering
dark nights of Winter have left their mark

Attachments to our friends, relations, and peers is part of being human

And yet it is good medicine to meditate on
letting go, releasing, and relaxing these attachments

When racing thoughts, and the anxieties of the chattering monkey mind
are weighing you down . . .

Picture a Frog with a mantra to “stop it!”

Remember when we are feeling lost and alone,
we should honor those feelings with gentle examination

At the same time, we can trust that the sunshine and rainbows are on their way

Like the Phoenix Rising, it is always darkest before dawn

Try not to get sucked into the murky quick sand of societal’s swamp

Keep your wits about you, and remember to explore
the playground of your inner tapestry with empathy and curiosity

Even if someone gives you a superficial compliment about the way you look,
just say “thank you.”

Meditation on gratitude is always an attitude adjustment
in allowing your heart to take in the love that you deserve

It’s harder to have an icy heart, when you shine the light of compassion on it

May the arriving Wesak Full Moon in later April
shower the Buddha’s light onto your soul!

See you up the trails,

Ari