Quote of the Day – November 21 2012

“Poets do not go mad; but chess-players do. Mathematicians go mad, and cashiers; but creative artists very seldom. I am not, as will be seen, in any sense attacking logic: I only say that this danger does lie in logic, not in imagination.”
― G.K. Chesterton

Many of us like to have an ordered existence. Logic and practicality inform our day and take us from thing to thing, Not that I am against order and organization, tho my life (and office) seem resistant to it, but I have found that the more I rely on systems, the more I tend to feel helpless when the system breaks down. I believe that I am not alone in this.  I can handle almost anything that happens as long as I acknowledged that  potential. It is only when my life becomes over-scheduled that something unexpected can tip the apple cart. I’d rather have time and white space for chaotic endeavours to happen. After all who knows when that white rabbit with the pocket watch may run by or something equally unlikely and compelling.
Blessings, G


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Tarot – Knight of Wands by G A Rosenberg


Tangible Mandala by G A Rosenberg


Quote of the Day – November 20, 2012

“Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.”
― Rumi

For any one of us does life improve or is it just our understanding and awareness of it that does? As we grow older are we able to handle the sad points easier because we have had more experience and we know that the pendulum always keeps swinging or do we just become resigned. Entropy or cyclic growth, which outlook do we have and which seems more in synch with nature? More quests to go on.
Blessings, G



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Tarot – Knight of Cups by G A Rosenberg


Copper Lightning Mandala by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – November 19 2012

“Funny how “question” contains the word “quest” inside it, as though any small question asked is a journey through briars.”
― Catherynne M. Valente, Under in the Mere


I can see the quest that comes from asking who I am? What I want or what my dream is can lead to amazing transformational journeys that bring new quests in their answering. Yet what about the so called simple questions? What am I hungry for? What is 2+ 2? Did I remember to feed the dog? What journey can these questions embark us on if we are open to them. More and more I find myself open to adventure. More and more I fin just how much there is out there just by being open to life.
Blessings, G


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A Quiet Moment by G A Rosenberg


Building Stars by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – November 18, 2012

“The man who comes back through the Door in the Wall will never be quite the same as the man who went out. He will be wiser but less sure, happier but less self-satisfied, humbler in acknowledging his ignorance yet better equipped to understand the relationship of words to things, of systematic reasoning to the unfathomable mystery which it tries, forever vainly, to comprehend”
― Aldous Huxley

How many people wish to learn to grow, to advance or at least be different than they are now. Tho it would benefit us to realize that such a transformation would require and bequest change and growth by its very nature. Still if we are open to the universe and let everything flow through us we can find wonders, doorways either through experience or other people that will bring us to the next step in our journey.
Blessings, G



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Gateway Mandala by G A Rosenberg

Eyeer by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – November 17 2012

“Moderation? It’s mediocrity, fear, and confusion in disguise. It’s the devil’s dilemma. It’s neither doing nor not doing. It’s the wobbling compromise that makes no one happy. Moderation is for the bland, the apologetic, for the fence-sitters of the world afraid to take a stand. It’s for those afraid to laugh or cry, for those afraid to live or die. Moderation…is lukewarm tea, the devil’s own brew.”
― Dan Millman


I admit it. I go to extremes. I’ve never been very good at doing something part way. I have to throw myself into any belief system, lifestyle or adventure I find myself in. I guess in the context of our conversation yesterday, I am a gourmand rather than a gourmet, I can’t just sample something, I have to become it. Eventually it will occur to me how extreme whatever I have been doing is and I will incorporate the parts that worked and let go of the ones that didn’t . This process sometimes takes awhile and requires lots of self-checking. Eventually tho I integrate that experience and go on to the next one.
I don’t believe I’m alone in this process. I have seen many people do this with relationships. They find the one man or woman who can show them most what they need to learn, experience the relationship, usually get hurt in just the way they need to and then go on. Hopefully they can see that that person was brought into their lives to teach them those things and not hold on to anger and resentment for the lesson.  Learning the lesson without becoming bitter at the instructor can be a difficult dance. It helps to remember that we are the ones who have drawn that person, that particular lesson into our lives if only by our need to learn it. Accepting the responsibility precludes indulging in victimization.
Blessings, G


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Ten of Cups by G A Rosenberg


Ten of Swords by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – November 16 2012

“Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.”
― Paulo Coelho, Brida

A gourmet tastes sparingly of everything. A gourmand takes life with gusto taking large bites. In what ways are we like gourmets and which ways gourmands. So often when meeting new people and new ideas I find myself rushing in full force, trying to drink it all in at once and immerse myself. Occasionally this has landed me pretty deeply into situations that then took quite awhile to extricate myself. . Should I have been more hesitant in those situations. Creeping in sparingly and getting the lay of the land first. Perhaps, but more often than not, I knew that the unknown depths contained dragons and I accepted the fact, wanting a ride on scaly wings maybe. I was hungry for experience. I still am. Nothing can hook me faster than when I find myself presented with a totally new outlook on life even when I see the dragon’s eyes looking back at me..
Blessings, G

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Enki by G A Rosenberg


Electric Crossroads by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – November 15 2012

“As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.”
― Henry David Thoreau


So often we do the opposite. We repeat our negative thought patterns, our self-talk of defeats and might have beens and let those dig ruts into our psyches.. We perform this spiritual alchemy daily. With mindfulness, we can do magic, programming our realities into something much better than they are (I am not saying something perfect nor am I whole heartedly endorsing the Secret, It’s not that I don’t believe that the Law of Attraction works. I do. I believe that it is one of several laws that influence our being. Another is the law of karma. Which explains why a starving child in Africa may have difficulty attracting a hamburger dinner tho I do believe that positive self-talk can be reality changing).
As we think, we become. So we may as well work to see the positive accomplishments we do everyday and remind ourselves of those rather than ways we may not have made our goals. Try it for a week and see. Before going to sleep each night, pick one thing from your day that you accomplished or one moment of beauty that you appreciated and focus on that. i believe if we do that sincerely every night, it can be life changing.
Blessings, G



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Tarot Trump IX – The Hermit by G A Rosenberg


Infinitudes by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – November 14 2012

“There is no escape. You can’t be a vagabond and an artist and still be a solid citizen, a wholesome, upstanding man. You want to get drunk, so you have to accept the hangover. You say yes to the sunlight and pure fantasies, so you have to say yes to the filth and the nausea. Everything is within you, gold and mud, happiness and pain, the laughter of childhood and the apprehension of death. Say yes to everything, shirk nothing. Don’t try to lie to yourself. You are not a solid citizen. You are not a Greek. You are not harmonious, or the master of yourself. You are a bird in the storm. Let it storm! Let it drive you! How much have you lied! A thousand times, even in your poems and books, you have played the harmonious man, the wise man, the happy, the enlightened man. In the same way, men attacking in war have played heroes, while their bowels twitched. My God, what a poor ape, what a fencer in the mirror man is- particularly the artist- particularly myself!”
― Hermann Hesse


This quote casts me naked and vulnerable and I couldn’t be happier. So often i tire of being the wise, the talented when I know of my own idiocy and foolishness. I give advice and inwardly I mock myself in derision for am I not lost and sail in an almost constant sea of confusion? How can I be a one-eyed man when the dust has crusted my cyclopean shut? So yes i have doubts and confusion amidst the clarity and i shall never deny it. i can be largely an ignoramus tho sometimes I can tell a hacksaw from a hand grenade. But everything I see, the darkness which lies all too often in our human hearts and the occasional flashes of sunrise that light the heart from within, kindness, cruelty, and life in all its shades, I shall embrace.
Blessings, G



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Stellar Romance by G A Rosenberg


Phoenix Writhing by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – November 13 2012

“If only everyone could know and live with their inner craziness. Would the world be a worse place for it? No, people would be fairer and happier.”
― Paulo Coelho


We try so hard to keep our inner lunatic down and tame. We fear what people may think if they were privy to our innermost thoughts and selves. Yet what percentage of the people that you know do you consider nuts or at least slightly off? From what I have seen, many people feel that way at one time or another about at least half of the people they know and probably at least half of the people they know believe it about them. What would your life be like if you never had to worry about what anyone including yourself thought about your mental health. What leaps would be possible for you? What insights and heights of creativity would you rise to?
Blessings, G



Channeling by G A Rosenberg


Double Helix Confluence by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – November 12 2012

“Face your life, its pain, its pleasure, leave no path untaken.”
― Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book


How far do I travel when roads diverge?
How many possibilities can I hold
before the wave collapses
and my way becomes fixed? >


How much of life’s poison must I swallow?
How many blessings by grace receive?
How many loves to meet and hide from?
How many times must my soul bleed?


In my life I feel I have had more joy than sorrow. I’m not sure how much of this is due to my outlook. I have long ago given up holding on to most of the things that most people seem to. When something hurts, I feel the pain and do my best to make it stop hurting. Looking back at past pains, replaying them in my head seems silly to me for the most part. Tho I can understand the impulse. Still while i am willing to hear the pain and sorrow that helped shape friends old and new, i want to hear some of the happy stuff as well. What flower or sunset or light in a child’s eye filled one with joy and awe? What point was the happiest and most soul fulfilling in their lives. I’ll show you mine if you show me yours 🙂

Blessings, G

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Observer by G A Rosenberg


Red Ripples by G A Rosenberg