Waxing Gratitude Following a Waning Fragrant Full Flower Moon

Thank you to all of you who have supported the energy of this blog.

It has been a process, and I could not have done it without
your encouragement and co-creation.

In fact, this forum has inspired the recent publication of my first book,
accompanied by my Aunt Barbara’s beautiful animal pictures.

And I would like to thank my wife Kristen, for her Earth. I deeply appreciate her grounding force in my life!

For more information on the arrival of my book, Something to Chew On . . . , here are the links to access a copy if you feel so moved:

http://bookstore.iuniverse.com/Products/SKU-001055991/Something-to-Chew-On.aspx

As such, I have chosen to take a break from this week’s posting to
allow us to sit with and celebrate the arrival of this walking meditation.

In the meantime, I look forward to seeing you up the trail head next week with new material,

Ari

Colorful Vision Rises with Turkey Vulture

Turkey Vulture flies in the skies this week,
in concert with a blossoming Full Pink Moon on Friday . . .

Spring is here in the Northern Hemisphere
and a colorful world is blossoming before our eyes

Psychically hang glide with Mother Earth’s thermals with minimal effort . . .

This signals an opportune time for a general
Spring Cleaning through the Moon’s last quarter

Purification, death-rebirth, new vision and connections to a
marital relationship with Heaven and Earth is awakening

Take in a living breath of oneness . . .
Exhale the dead air of segregationist thinking

Outward expansion of Yang’s expressiveness
Gives rise to powerful intuitive feminine song bird vocals

The resourceful ways of Turkey Vultures reflects
renewable energy and a natural conservation of our environment

May the political and business interests reflect the wisdom of Turkey Vulture!

Their medicine of disease prevention is best practice

Meditate on levitating above the physical laws of the material realm
So that we can release old ways that no longer serve

Walk in alignment with your own roots sinking into Mother Earth
Let any negative energies flow down into Her for renewable compost

Connect with ancestors whom have passed on . . .

May their spirits guide us into a unified playing field
reflecting a Heaven and Earth connection that we can see
with individual and collective eyes

A flooding of emotional memories from when they were living comes on like waves
Picture surfing them to gain a deeper appreciation for the living moment

Till next week takes flight,

Ari

A Self Protective Shell with Turtle Provides Safe Haven as a Spirit Guide

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

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

Roaring with the Courage of a Lion

Lion guides us into a deeply personal encounter with courage
We all need more of that in our world today –
Especially in our relationship with self and with others

The courage to see the right path at the fork in the road ahead . . .
To look in the mirror and let go of our old selves
And see who we want to become more clearly

But with a lion’s pride, you’ve got to feel it in your heart
As well as see it in your mind

It’s an intrinsic interstellar connection inside all of us
A shared energetic congregation in Unity Consciousness

Or we can become seduced by a dark train of thought that identifies with
believing in separation, justified greed and survival of the fittest

Time to let the cat out of the bag and bring out your own inner lion
And shine your sun onto the darker shadowy corners of this world

How do we do that?

Meditation on creativity, intuition and imagination
Will help light your way

Are you too prideful to ask for what you really want?

Lion’s energetic footprint awakens pursuit of our¬†desires
in stealthy feline-like fashion by avoiding danger and confrontation

Where the wind blows and intensity of the fall storms in . . .

Picture a Lion to help you stand strong in your own personal authority

We breathe in an air of balance on the Autumn Equinox in September

As Light and Dark dance together again as One

See you further on up the trails,

Ari

Powered By Blue Heron, We Wade Through Life’s Waters With Rugged Individualism

A Strawberry Full Moon descends on our fields early on in the week ahead
A.K.A. Rose Moon on traditional European shores

Heron lands with firm conservative footing
Anchored in an energetic footprint of
aggressive self-determination and self-reliance

Imagine planetary movers, shakers and followers of authentic conservatism
Becoming positive role models of these ideals in their day-to-day operations
Then Heron’s Higher truths would become self-evident

Heron’s long legs cue us to connect with our Mother Earth
Animal Spirits are helpful guides to venture into the Dreamtime
Bringing back wisdom for powerful living when docking back in our waters here

We are multidimensional beings . . .
Our Universe has no place for weapons of mass destruction
It is time to let them go with clean love and clean care

Now is the time to release ego-centered, aristocratic-oligarchical intentions
And move on up into win-win, power to the people global relations

Are you hip to a growing movement of folks traveling into alternate realities –
while leaving their bodies behind?

But meditation on Heron brings us back to the Earth and into our form
Reminding us to nurture our roots growing into the Motherland
We are at home here on Earth and in our bodies
Do you feel Her heartbeat and your own in alignment as One?

Picture the living energy housed in your body
Draining downward from the soles of your feet
Feeling your flowing energy sinking into the ground

Remembering tolerance for others who have not arrived at this
Inner state of consciousness or are less wired this way in their orientations
Builds a foundation of empathy in all of us

In order to successfully wade through the murky waters of a
Dying old world into a blossoming New Earth . . .
We need to quiet our mind into the mindful world of meditative self-examination

It is good medicine to hear when to be sharp
Understand when to stick your neck out and snatch an opportunity and
Know how to stand on your own two legs

Even on the surface –
Nature reflects its depth
We are all mirrors of progressive evolution

Mercury in Retrograde resurrects the ghosts of yesteryear
A death of an old self and revisiting past relationships
Reveals information about the kind of person we want to become today

We need “jack of all trade” generalists in our modern world of specialization –
Opening our eyes to see the “big picture”
There is security in knowing that there are many roads to get to your destination

Heron awakens the ability to readjust our perspective

Flying away from marshes of a “that’s just the way we’ve always done it” mentality
Soaring fluidly into the shores of infinite solution-focused possibilities

The energy of Heron reflects Nature’s changing tides –
Awakening Unity in our collective consciousness
Riding along with respect for our unique diversity

“Imagine there are no countries . . . it’s easy if you try”

Trans-gender bending is part of a transition into a New Age and Paradigm
As is sitting comfortably in your own skin . . .

Not a far cry from women having the choice to work outside the home,
racial equality or men growing their hair long as a
political statement challenging The Rising Tide of Conformity

Rather than robotically doing what the
programmed voices inside our heads and hearts say
we should or shouldn’t do

Heron’s message to us is to listen to the wise sage within

See you further on up the trails,

Ari

Tasting the Sweetness of Hummingbird’s Medicine and Spreading the Love

Hummingbird guides us into the realm of joy
Lighten-up and follow your bliss
by breathing in the magical fragrance of Life’s floral arrangements –
This is the essence of Hummingbird’s message to us

The power of Love strikes a chord with an open-heart
Conjured up in the sweet nectar of Nature’s way

But in order to taste sweetness . . .
We are given a choice to –
Drink in what was, is and will be
Sometimes in the uncomfortable company of vulnerability . . .

Yes, it can be a wild world out there

But what a colorful and fragrant Mother Earth She is . . .
The Kingdom of Heaven is waiting to be seen and heard
When our “doors of perception are cleansed”

Are we able to harmonize with the Celestial music within?

Humming brings you into a mystical vibration . . .
Where you can swim in the waters that madness drowns in

Use the power of a New Moon on Monday
to sail with the winds of change blowing into your consciousness
Look to Nature to show you that everything is fleeting and transient
But magical and sacred nonetheless

Try not to resist what is because it will then probably persist more if you do

Humming is a powerful mantra with Mercury now in Retrograde
As we flit away from logical and rational systems of thought

Into more intuitive and non-localized realities
Let go of trying to “figure it all out”

Although you are likely to miss out on Hummingbird’s magical powers
if you forget to stop and smell the roses

Or if you are distracted by repetitive mental thoughts,
emotional reactions to those thoughts –
and unconsciously acting out anxiety driven, deeply engrained behavioral patterns

Hummingbird leads our Great Awakening to
“solve the riddle of the contradiction of duality.”

Life throws us curve balls so that we keep our eye on the ball
Perhaps the home run transformed into a foul ball
But the strike-out ended up being fair play

Learn to fly in all directions

Hit the pause button from your judgments for a spell . . .

Relax!

Our material world can be seriously heavy brothers and sisters

Bottom line the point is that

Breathing in Spring air sometimes makes us sneeze and hits the nail on the head

Hover over changing weather patterns

Trust in the process of seasonal adaptability with internal mutability

You are never alone . . .
We are all connected . . .

“there are people who hurt you” but you can learn to trust and love again

How or why is your heart crossed?

Have you done something callous to another,
causing them to shut off their love they once felt for you?

May every one of us feel an authentic sense of belonging –
A deep knowing that a network of Spirit Guides
are always available to us if only we ask

Intrinsic equality will reflect in our outer world
when we look upon our Planet through a lens that values Diversity in Unity

Lean into the grounding gravitational pull of your pain

and begin to see your sorrow as your joy on the opposite side of the same coin

See you further on up the trails,

Ari

A Pelican State of Being

Pelican flies into our daily meditations
Offering deeper glimpses into our soul power

Their energy inspires us to release judgments to the Universe

Picture sending them out into far out black hole vortexes
Where they are transmuted into healing rays of light

Perhaps you have judgments about grieving the death of Winter
Given that you have been anxiously awaiting the arrival Spring
Are you feeling depressed about these changes –
Or not allowing organic feelings mulch as they may?

But season’s change and so do we
Nature shows us that everything is transitory, fleeting and ephemeral

Sometimes, what seems like a curse is merely a hidden blessing
in a brilliant disguise

Holding on to our judgments, like emotions
leads to blockages in our bodies – like stagnant water

Clearing stuck energy sows seeds of Love
Blazing new pathways that want to grow into our spirits, minds . . .
eventually taking root in our bodies

So it is important to listen to our bodies
Because it leads us through the theatrical chatter of our minds

To the realm of spirit . . .
Where there is so much help available to us, if only we ask

Remember that Love is patient and kind
But if you don’t believe that
then so it shall be done unto you

Our pain is real
But suffering is a choice

May your pain lead you toward a letting go and a surrendering
to the will of the Universe

Secure your footing in your own personal authority
The time is now to take back our projections

Returning to an intrinsic heart-space of Love
Here we enter into a light-hearted portal of inner peace
Soothing yourself without bringing in the Calvary

Pelicans reveal balancing competition and cooperation when catching fish
Leaving behind a fixed idea that competition must equal maximum economic profit
or that cooperation means socialism, communism
or any other dirty fixed ideas that have locked us up in toxicity and stagnation

Meditation on forgiveness
is really about understanding that you win on the inside
when you choose to forgive
There is levitation in the release of judgements

You can let your judgements go
and your spiritual power will grow

Consider examining your own judgments . . .
Are you willing to scuba dive beneath
the surface of your anger and emotional negativity?
And whatever stories you attach to those vibrations?

Our old world is falling through the cracks
Its crevices are splitting with judgments that some
people are oriented in ways that are superior or inferior to others

Is the top socioeconomic 1% entitled to greater welfare than the rest of us?
Do we value masculinity more than femininity?
Or the opposite side of the same coin?
Should we be protecting dirty policies that trash our planet?

This is not to say that we should not celebrate pride in our diversity
But a New Age needs a strong foundation of Oneness and Unity
Where we can breathe in fresh air of planetary equanimity

See you further on up the trails,

Ari