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We are now in a Pisces time of year,
where our souls want to surf the mutable waters of changing tides

Time to venture deeper and higher into spiritual authenticity . . .

A New Moon and round two of February eclipses are arriving
Death of Winter, past lives, and an old age is becoming more real

Turtle is here to remind us to take shelter from the storm
Paradoxically, letting go of control awakens new beginnings in relationship

Now is the time to nurture and honor relationship with Higher Self
Love is patient and kind . . .

Turtles have been around longer than dinosaurs
They are survivors, with ancient wisdom

Turtle guides us into a Higher vibration of Love
In this dimension, we understand love is about letting go of what we fear of losing

Love is not about trying to control, change or fix someone else
Love is beyond an intellectual concept that resides in the ego’s illusion

Love is beyond tit for tat, manipulation or using your snake oil to
enchant someone else to bend their will to your bidding

A majority of people out there either think they love or hate Donald Trump
But those base emotions just feed his ego, and energize his narcissism

Not to mention drain your own energy field and gives away your power
That isn’t going to help us co-create a New World

President Trump is a metaphor . . .

His presence here is a sign of the times – a key dynamic to
becoming the change we want to see in the world

At the end of the day, any con artist with the King Midas touch is conning himself
by believing that everything he touches will turn to gold

A Phoenix doesn’t rise until it has burned in the ashes first
This is symbolic of where we are at on the clock of Father Time

Empathy in action realizes that President Trump is part of us, like a grain
of salt or star-dust in the cosmos – none better nor worse than another

Spring is arriving, and pretty soon light and dark will be in alignment again
on Spring Equinox in later March . . .

Energies are intensifying, and it becomes a time ripe for action
as we move further into the masculine energies of yang’s light

Remember, we are all One, albeit diverse expressions of Great Spirit

See you further on up the trails,

Ari

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Now more than ever may we become quiet enough to heed Turtle’s wisdom
Remember that stillness speaks through the sound of silence

These are the days of diving into the depth of our inner seas
Because we are all globally swimming in perceived divisive waters of polarity

But underground forces know there is oneness and unity

Turtle is a good reminder to be patient, gentle and kind to yourself
during this process of evolutionary growth that is not without its growing pains

Light and Dark energies will be on equal ground on Spring Equinox
Tis the season to heal polarity in the collective waters of consciousness

In this Chinese Year of the Monkey . . .

Might as well use the rising intensities to invigorate your committment
to relax your own chattering monkey mind

A hurry up offense is a popular way to live on Earth today . . .

Batter up, strike out and who’s on first?
The thoughts and emotional reactions to those thoughts can be incessant

The stories and monkey mind chatter can come on fast and furious
like a perfect storm even

Envisioning a light-hearted, playful and even childlike sense of humor of Self
enhances the ability to see the interplay
between wisdom and folly as comedic theater

Are you hating that person with political beliefs divergent from yours?
It’s just a reflection of leaving behind old shores,
while moving into new lands of thought

Please consider heeding the experiential wisdom of Ram Das
to just learn to love everybody and everything

The wind and the rain have a way of washing things out
Cleaning up with consistent exercise and eating energetically grounding foods
moves things around with the good stink of healthy fertilizer for those in our wake

Mother Earth’s ancient wisdom is to stay low like the depths of the ocean

Is it time to retreat into a protective bubble and shield yourself
from the worries of the world of 10,000 things?

Or do you need to come out of your shell and socialize more frequently?

The tides of climate change are shifting and gaining momentum . . .

Like the transition from Winter to Spring

The weather underground is budding with new growth
As your buried ideas surface from their dark Winter’s slumber

They are waking up and wanting to spring into action
In the sunlight of Spring Eclipse season

Keep your wits by recognizing that order and chaos are dancing together
Just as light and dark forces moving with one another

We are here to sit with tension of opposites
and make friends with the conflict of duality

Do what ever you can to slow down and observe the moments as they spring up
Try to do this without judgment and learn to be with what is

Meditation on Turtle will help you cultivate energy gradually like the power of water

A Full Worm Moon arrives on Hump Day after Spring Equinox
Symbolic of a new season and the early bird getting the worm

See you further on up the trails,

Ari

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When we remember Turtle . . .
We are becoming Mother Earth.
There is no separation in Unity.
But we celebrate our diversity.

Her ancient shell is soulful protection –
for weathering Climate Change.

While embodying reciprocity in our harmonic communion with our Mother –
We are giving back our shared blessings to Her as She gives it up to us.
(In our New Earth, this is what a true free market exchange looks like.)

Do you need to retreat into your shell to honor your feelings for a spell?
Do you need to give a warning snap to those that have stoked your embers?

Meditation on Turtle’s medicinal energy lays eggs of grounding creativity . . .
In working with elemental forces of Water and Earth –
We are harmonizing with our environment.

The Empire has programmed us to push the river and swim upstream . . .
Turtle inspires us to gently pass on forceful enticements with care.
Do you remember the story of the Tortoise and the Hare?

Patiently pacing ourselves in alignment with Nature’s cyclical patterns –
Following Her changing tides with a waning Full Moon.
Subtle hints of an Autumnal Equinox . . .
Eclipsing us on a not-so-distant horizon.

While manifesting our goals –
Why not consider powerfully arriving rather than forcefully striving?

Bury your thoughts in the sand and allow the sunlight to do its business.
With Turtle, we welcome abundance into our lives.

See you further on down the trails,

Ari

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Here is one possible Shamanic journey that I would like to share with you.  In a watered down sense, the journey process is about shifting our consciousness–merely a perceptual shift, potentially leading us into a transformational experience with reality.  We journey to become more conscious and awake during our travels in our material realm, giving us more power and freedom in our lives.  Journeying and meditation aid us in becoming the change we want to see in the world.  For example, during a journey meditation this week, I encountered a huge whale while swimming as a sea turtle in the ocean.  Although the sight of the whale was overwhelming, I allowed myself to hold a position of curiosity and empathy, while simultaneously realizing that the whale meant me no harm.  Remembering to be conscious of our breathing helps us calm our anxieties and remain in the present moment as it unfolds, but intentionally without projecting spin onto whatever front comes our way.
  • Light incense/candle
  • Start by drumming or rattling to a consistent beat in your sacred space.
  • Picture a turtle in your imagination.
  • Feel and perceive turtle energy in your consciousness.
  • Ask turtle for guidance, let go and then follow turtle wherever it takes you during your journey.  Be sure to thank turtle for its gift to you.
  • Before returning to this reality, it is important to change your beat to a call back for an effective transition.  For example, after 10-20 minutes of drumming, I open my eyes and then hit the drum 8 times for 3 repetitions, then 3 times for 3 repetitions and then 7 times for 3 repetitions to signal the end of my journey.  But your call back can be in the form of a word, a thought or a mantra that works for you.
  • Record what arrives to you from your journey.

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When we remember to integrate Turtle’s energy into our consciousness, we welcome a conscious intention to retreat back into our shell from the chaos around us for a spell.  In this place, we are more connected to our Mother Earth and to the darkness of feminine-yin energy.  In much the same way as our oceans, we learn to stay low and kneel before our bounty, rather than constantly striving and trying to make things happen through force.  Instead of trying to “push the river”, we gently allow Turtle’s spirited traits of wisdom, longevity, patience and perseverance to flow into our awareness, take root and connect to our primal essence.  Turtle is the oldest symbol of Mother Earth in Native American teachings.  In this light, we are encouraged by Her teachings to give back to our Mother, as she has given so much to us.  It will not be long before Spring arrives and Life abounds.  We all win when we sow the seeds of Love and reap the fruits of Truth.  This music to Great Spirit’s eardrums.

Here on our dying old planet, there is a New Earth blossoming.  But during the stormy weather of Climate Change, chaos is in our midst.  Living authentically recognizes that we are given permission to grieve, to shed our tears and raise our fists to the developmentally delayed world that our souls have incarnated into right now.  We have so much help available to us from the spirit realm, but with much resistance and unconsciousness that serve as roadblocks.  The toxic systemic programming we have in place in the modern world no longer serves us.  Although I deeply empathize with the desire to avoid or escape from looking at these alarming messages being revealed to us, we need to remember not to shoot the messenger and only kill with kindness.  We are right to powerfully assert to our bullying friends in Congress and leaders of First World nations to stop the insanity.  We need to develop equal access to resources so that we have a viable safety net to catch our global citizenry.  Moreover, we need to treat one another with dignity and respect.  Sleepwalking through life, while armed with blocked and negative energy kills in a subtler than the increased probability of killing another by packing heat with a concealed weapon might.  When we walk around trigger happy, while plugged in to the voice of the trauma, we are more likely to perceive things as a threat and shoot from the hip.  We assert that all souls are entitled to a safe and healthy childhood.  Our souls naturally desire to embody happiness as a way of life and follow its bliss.  Isn’t it is good news that meditation as a way of life has the potential to free you from bondage?  In our business run society, there is almost always a fee for service, a price to pay and a debt to incur.  In this madness, isn’t it attractive to know that meditation is free and now more accessible in a variety of forms to explore.  By shifting our focus on our breath, we return to the present moment without projecting onto or attaching stories to the past, future or situation at hand.  Staying calm in the pocket is helpful to both yourself and everyone else.  Accepting what is and even having the courage to embrace whatever arrives on our path, is ultimately much more pleasant than resisting what is.  This concrete awareness is our call to nurture one another, while moving forward.  It is paradoxically both a challenge and an opportunity to understand that this process feels too slow, while at the same time everything feels too fast.  There is much polarity to heal so within as without.  Perceiving ourselves as interconnected to one another helps us celebrate our diversity within our unity, while increasing our empathy.  In this light, we can become the change we want to see. 

Turtle’s shell represents protection and a friendly reminder to turn yinward, honor our feelings and pro-socially assert them when we are called to do so.  When we attune to the Mother-goddess within our Being and ask Her for help, we awaken to allowing abundance to flow into our lives.  Our reptilian friends are essentially living dinosaurs and embody amazing survival instincts.  They are omnivorous and opportunistic, so their medicine teaches us to slow down, pay attention and see the opportunities that fleetingly pass us by during our daily walkabout.  Our journey to Heaven is through the Earth.  When we step into the realm of Infinity, we know Oneness and see that we are all interconnected.  Isn’t that a drumbeat of empathy we can all rock on?

See you further on down the trails,

Ari

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While flying solo in the woods recently, I considered whether or not I’d bring my Aboriginal didgeridoo (bought in USA made in Indonesia) to blow in the wind. However, I shifted gears and opted for a standard low tech experience and ‘invested in loss’ by passing on carrying a big stick.  After finding a favorite hiding spot, I settled into a somewhat ‘Lotus’ meditation position and enjoyed significant encounters with Turtle and brother Frog and Frog (remember T.V. classic Newhart and characters Larry, Darryl and Darryl?).  Although Turtle was alive and well, I couldn’t detect any movement in the hour or so I watched Her–even with my Grandmother’s trusted field glasses.  In the spirit of the Art of Persuasion, I invite folks to bow to the wisdom of Turtle and Her knowledge of patience and longevity and Frog’s beat boxing of forthcoming changes in weather patterns.  Wood You Bee Leave that I heard many Ma’ Chuckin’ Nervous Woodland Creature (NWC) peeping their version of The Boss, “when I’m out in the trails, tweet, tweet, tweet . . . I stick where I want to stick.”

Coincidentally, my shared encounters with Frog and Turtle represent linkages to the Moon and Tides and portals into the Faerie Realm.  With my trusted faggot of Tibetan incense sticks to burn, I put a little Fairy Creme on my face to set the mood.  As I listened to Frog and Turtle, I heard the lyrics, “I miss the rains down in Africa . . . can’t you hear, can’t you hear the thunder, you better run, you better take cover . . .  rock me mama like the wind and the rain . . . (and) here comes the story of the hurricane.”  And while I may no longer be physically residing in Australia or Africa, I am protected by Mother’s shell, inspired to create life anew, welcoming the tears and rains as cleansing rituals to clear space for the shifting tides and changing seasons–hopefully without getting too washed out in the process, given tumultuous weather patterns (come on Irene) and a splitting Comet Elenin.  By calling on Frog, we invoke its medicine to breathe in new life, live joyfully and harmoniously . . . cleansing ourselves of “any person, place, or thing that does not contribute to your new state of serenity and replenishment.” Soaking in a bathtub with a little sea salt and perhaps a few drops of lavender has a relaxing, cleansing and detoxifying effect.  Got a frog in your throat?  Please consider gargling with warm sea salt water to open up the capillaries. Spraying liquid from your mouth into a fire in the spirit of manifestation and/or letting go and more importantly gratitude has a powerful Shamanic cleansing effect as well, a la ‘out with the old, in with the new’.

Finally, please consider Turtle’s patient and kind reminders for Us to stay slow and low in the tempo of life.  Given how nuts things can get in the transition from Summer to Fall, Turtle inspires Us to allow the river to flow to Us, rather than trying to levy its waters.  By staying grounded and honoring Our Mother, We co-creatively build the New Earth together. In this process, “Turtle medicine can teach new perceptions about time and our relationship with it.”  I’ve also seen that it stimulates clairvoyance and heard it amplifies clairaudience, as well as improving Our capacity to smell the scents of Life in more discriminate ways.  It’s as if Turtle and Frog are beckoning Us to stop and smell the roses–even if it means hoppily standing in the rain once in a while.  And while noticing the flowers in your garden, please remember to soak in the magical Full Moon on Monday into your sea of consciousness.  I’m glowing already merely envisioning it in my Third Eye!

I Hopi You are well,

Ari

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