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Cardinal appears in our world today
As Father Sun just revealed a peak light experience
on a waning Summer Solstice

A Full Buck Moon runs through the sky trails ahead

Do you need a strong moral compass or a
yoke tattooed around your neck to be true to yourself?

Yang heats up his fires during the summer months
It is a time for outer growth and an action-oriented lifestyle

And yet, we are heading downhill now until light and dark
are equal again on Fall Equinox in September . . .

Can you sense seismic shifts of
Climate Change across the fruited plain?

As the world turns, may we remember the softness of
yin’s hands calm the nerves of anxiety ridden war mongering

May meditation on Cardinal’s whistles blow in the winds of change
that resonate with crystalline clarity in Mother Earth’s heart beat

See you up the trails,

Ari

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Toad hops along the trails . . .

Their energies remind us to use what resources are available

Trust the signs and synchronicities to show you where to look

Last week’s Full Sturgeon Moon wanes in concert with sunlight

Paradoxically, Fall Eclipse Season is blowing in the wind

Picture Toad to relax any fears you might have about
the times that are changing before your eyes

At the end of the day, there is security in the knowledge
that the only constant is change

There is no need to push the river or hang on to the shores

Toad is good medicine for conflict resolution
It is possible to confront your fears without being too confrontational

Sometimes, you just have to lay your cards on the table and
let the chips fall where they may

Autumn Equinox is not far off on the horizon in the Northern Hemisphere

In later September, Light and Dark energies become equally aligned

Right Tao, we are preparing for moving Yinward

Pretty soon, feminine energies will gain momentum and then
climax on the Winter Solstice after a long December

See you along the trails,

Ari

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Mountain Lion hides in caverns, cracks and crevices
Their energies reflect silent leadership and strong feminine power

Yin is rising toward Autumn’s ascension

Feminine power is strongest when cultivated gradually
through a gentle and soft approach

A Full Sturgeon Moon floats
into our stream of consciousness on August 18th

Humans have been programmed to be afraid of the dark
Which is why it is tempting keep the blinders on and go back to sleep

But the light of consciousness wants to shine on
what we were once blinded by

That could be learning something new about yourself or someone you know
Perhaps that new information does not sit well with your preconceived notions

In that light, maybe the shades of your worldview has been forced to lift

But Nature reflects storms brewing that require us to pay attention
to the subtleties of the changing seasons

Cats remind us of the magic, mystery and synchronicity
that lurk behind shadows and dark areas

What self-evident truths want to leap out into the waning sunlight?

The Autumn Equinox is coming soon in later September
Between Tao and Zen we will experience an astrological eclipse season

At that time, light and dark energies will be fleetingly equal again
Masculine and feminine energies will be in alignment with one another

What winds of change are brewing in the air up there?

When I think of how maddening it is to hold onto the shores,
I remember the wisdom of letting go and letting God

Because what we resist will persist

It does feel less crazy to float with the current
and trust the process without throwing caution to the wind

See you further on up the trails,

Ari

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Chickadees are fearless peaceful warriors . . .

They are effective spirit guides to have during
the waning intensities of last week’s Full Moon
and offer a more cheerful passage through a passing Spring Eclipse Season

When crows and vultures descend . . .
These tiny birds stand undaunted in their own personal power

Chickadees are small in physical stature
But they are symbolic of our own boundless power of spirit

We all should have the right to express our voice without oppression . . .
Learned helplessness is harder to internalize in a more
socially just and fair global community

We are spiritual beings having human experiences
More of us are waking up to this reality
and there is power in our growing numbers and flowering consciousness . . .

Chickadees sing cheerful songs of Truth . . .
May their energy elevate a personal resurrection burning brighter light in our souls
through passionate expression of Christ Consciousness within and without

Their black caps symbolizes intellect and higher level thinking . . .

We are a diversified and unified portfolio here on Earth
Let us welcome abundance to the possibility of equal access to resources
Divergent expressions of Great Spirit is who we really are

Remember the conflict of duality is healed through
the lens of our upper chakras

When we look through a lens of equality
We honor and respect each other’s diversity in unity

Donald Trump is a reflection of a dirty rear view mirror
that our lower chakras reveal to us as informants

Don’t buy into marketed commercial that sells
the jingle that projects a white privileged-centric
“we’re going make America great again”

That’s just code for demonizing Muslims, Arabs, Immigrants, the poor, oppressed
and other outsiders that don’t fit the mold of the opulent minority

This Aquarian land was made for you and me!

On the surface, energies are intensifying . . .
Suicide bombs have gone off and innocent people are dying
There is tragedy in the air!

Time for the Billionaire class to pay their fair share
Instead of greedily concentrating more wealth
to those that already have more than enough

But on a deeper level, we are moving into blossoming new beginnings . . .

Nature is leveling the playing field

Violence is waking us up

Bernie Sanders is part of a movement in alignment with a
forthcoming Aquarian Age

Contrary to what the corporate media wants you to believe,
he is an electable candidate . . .

We can stop the violence of voting for the lesser of two evils
and against our own best interests . . .

Remember that change, like the seasons is a process . . .
It is more about an unfolding transition than a fixed time and space

May Chickadee elevate our spirits to rise above and get off the couch
Let us free ourselves from the mental slavery of business as usual politics

The time is now for new economies built on a foundations of authenticity and trust
Clean love and clean care is renewable energy for all to share

Please envision with me as smooth of a transition as possible into new times . . .

See you up the trails,

Ari

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Coming down from last week’s Full Beaver Moon and industrious productivity –
Perhaps leaves a feeling of energetic loss right about now

So many changes on our planet today
As one world dies another is being born

Might as well let the energy of Deer gently guide us through
these transformative transitions to feel safe in this unknown darkness

Look back at the time of Buddha for a moment . . .

Did he beat up on himself for any mistakes he might have made
after his legendary first teaching among deer in a park?

Meditation on Deer heightens sensitivity to the key of inner peace
Nature inspires us to unplug from emotional entanglements with life’s circumstances

Turn off the seductive technological buzz of what’s wrong in the world for a spell
And get outside and play and connect with the natural environment around you

Breathe in a deer’s gentle gaze after taking a cool drink from a crystalline stream
Then breathe out any negative energies that need to leave your being

Remember when our ancestors ventured out on spiritual hunts into the wild
where they followed Deer and were lured to mysterious adventures

Back then, there was an ancient wisdom in the power in letting go

What are you thankful for and what do you need to release and let go of?

Time to hear the crackle of conversational boundaries with others
and sit with that in discernment from your own inner thoughts and perceptions

After all, other people’s opinions really are not my business
and if I listen to their attached emotions then I will likely feel less lonely –
because I will realize that I am a part of a domestic partnership of shared humanity

Imagine all of us building a New Earth together by pouring a
practical foundation of empathy, gentleness or compassion for one another

Onward up the trails,

Ari

 

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Raccoon cleverly guides us into a powerful enterprise of spiritual understanding –
All the necessary resources are available to us

A fragrant Flower Full Moon
Awakens our senses to the Buddha’s blossoming light of compassion
Shining onto our collective consciousness

“Fair isn’t that everyone gets what they want . . .
Fair is that everyone gets what they need.”

Do you believe in Divine Will –
that the Universe will provide us with everything we need?

In a more equitable, fair and just rebirthing New Earth . . .

This truth of abundance will become more self-evident!

There is no need to greedily concentrate global resources into the top 1%
Or by wearing a concealed criminal mask underneath a white or blue-collar –
Behind closed doors or out on the street

“Don’t believe the hype!”

Is Raccoon prompting you to get organized or mask your objectives?

Like humans, raccoons are highly adaptable creatures –
We need to access this inner resource during our transition into a New Age

Raccoon’s mask is symbolic of the magic of transformation . . .
Leaving behind who you once were,
while branching out into a budding new identity –
Spring forth and cross over into new dimensions

Faith, trust and a meditative heart
Will open you up to an infinite field of solutions –
Know that the resources you need are on their way

There is no need to hoard or plunder our home planet Earth’s resources anymore
We all win when we treat Her and one another with dignity and respect

Raccoons are natural martial artists
“Be a defensive driver in Life.”
Breathe in the calm in the eye of the storm . . .

Are you able to harmonize with your conflict?
Do you hear the attached emotions within your self or
from that pesky other person that is triggering you?

Are you being agile enough to make friends with inner peace –
Instead of externally demonizing another person, place or thing?

Try not to become seduced by making up sensational stories
about how you have been wronged or persecuted by others
Or by playing the blame game or beating up on yourself or someone else

Raccoon can guide you into finding a peaceful way
toward greater empathy, compassion and understanding
for yourself and your relationships

Given that we are all connected –
Try to see yourself in all that you encounter . . .
Especially when hiding behind their more distressing disguises

What aspect of yourself is masked behind darkness –
Just waiting to walk out of the shadows and jump into the sunlight?

See you further on up the trails,

Ari

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Right Tao, A Wesak Full Moon will rise on Wednesday, May 14. Back zen, Buddha’s arrival into our Earth plane helped signal a dawn of a new age at that time. Today, that old world is now fading into darkness, along with it hierarchical imperial ways. But we can’t get to the light without navigating the dark and letting go of indoctrinated systemic programming. A new light of consciousness is streaming in our planet right now and continues its acceleration and ascension process. May Buddha’s compassionate heart-centered light illuminate the shadows of our collective souls. May we allow the energies of this Full Moon leaving us feeling a spring in our step, as yang continues to lift our spirits with an impetus of outward expansion.

May the force be with you with Wolf as your master teacher –
keen senses recognizing what lies beneath the conscious surface . . .
Inspirational well-versed novel ideas, loyalty, family and strong individuality.

Wolf government is an embodiment of neither
pure dictatorship or exclusive democracy.
Bringing a sense of balance into our world.
Humanity, like Wolf are social creatures with both
competitive and cooperative drives for mutual aid.

Bringing in our unique ideas from Dreamtime.
Becoming the Moon integrates psychic energy –
Holding unconscious knowledge and wisdom.

Wolf nudges us to come out of our den –
Sharing everywhere teachings with everyday people.

Spirit lives and wants to rise like sun and shine like moon.
Without forgetting our need for Solitude . . .

When tracking Wolf, we remember a distant Dog Star Sirius constellation –
Connection to our African roots of Dogon tribe –
Digging deep, into dark continental forces . . .
Kinship with lineage from far, far away.

See you further on down the trails,

Ari

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