Category Archives: Stream of Consciousness

To Dream of the Sky

 

“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
― Leonardo da Vinci

 

There are all kinds of things that after you do them once, you do everything possible for the chance to do it again. Flying for me was one of those. I love being in the air no matter the mode of transportation. Certain drug experiences have been like that too. Having once tasted them you look forward to experience that taste of reality being more fluid than you heretofore believed (or so I’ve been told.) Mystical experiences have been much like that to me as well. Not that I have had many but each time I want to feel that way again. So we strive for the taste of the sky and when we land, we try to keep our new understandings within as we look up, ever up.
Blessings, G

 

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Two Queens and a ThroneTwo Queens and a Throne by G A Rosenberg

 

RecoilRecoil by G A Rosenberg

 

Gate Gate Paragate (Beyond)

 

“Your head’s like mine, like all our heads; big enough to contain every god and devil there ever was. Big enough to hold the weight of oceans and the turning stars. Whole universes fit in there! But what do we choose to keep in this miraculous cabinet? Little broken things, sad trinkets that we play with over and over. The world turns our key and we play the same little tune again and again and we think that tune’s all we are.”
― Grant Morrison

 

Beyond Key and Lock
Beyond Thing and Thing
Beyond Rocks and Hard Places
Beyond our narrow narrow spaces
Beyond Party or Creed
Beyond our Little Needs
Beyond wants and desire
Past where we aspire
Beyond what we conceive
Beyond what we believe
Beyond Cosmos and world
We exist in endless possibility
We can decide and recreate ourselves daily
Blessings, G

 

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Goddess IdylGoddess Idyl by G A Rosenberg

 

Within the Cave of BeingWithin My Cave of Being by G A Rosenberg

 

Streaming Full-Time Looking For Answers

 

“You were not there for the Beginning. You will not be there for the End… Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superficial and relative”
— William S. Burroughs

 

Relative time, Relative vision, Revision of time, Revision of memory changing the past to ensure a different tomorrow. Changing our future’s longing… our goals shifting towards the pleasure principle. We eat the fruit offered and leave the garden in search of new pleasures. She told us, he sold us and we felt the ecstasy. Turn left they said while other voices choir turn right so we travel in zig zags rolling our way towards our destiny.
Blessings, G

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EvocativeEvocation by G A Rosenberg

 

Inward CompassInner Compass by G A Rosenberg

 

A Pass Through Mountains

 

“Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.”
― Barry Finlay

 

Mountains know and Trees believe
Mountains have certainty and trees ambition
Both are of earth but where trees have air and water,
Mountains have fire
Mountains stand tall but resist change
yet fall prey to erosion
Trees bend with the wind yet are
much more vulnerable
The River is the carefree agent of change
It cares not for knowledge, belief or ambition
Its only interest is in the stories it collects
along his carefree path

 

Blessings, G

 

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Alberta Rockies
 

The Consciousness of SpaceThe Consciousness of Space by G A Rosenberg

 

RingedRinged by G A Rosenberg

 

Consciousness Stream of Fear

 

“I know how you feel,“ I said. “You run into something you totally don’t get, and it’s scary as hell. But once you learn something about it, it gets easier to handle. Knowledge counters fear. It always has.”
— Jim Butcher

 

Fear
A footstep in the dark
A whisper when you are home alone
A job interview
Meeting a perspective date or friend or employer
Going home with someone
First steps into unknown places
yet fear is a portent
It signals a lesson to come
knowledge to be won
a test of the soul
becoming more whole
yet it also signals a death
an end to the person you were
before the fear was faced
and a new life for the making.
— G A Rosenberg
 

Blessings, G

 

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Envenomed WisdomEnvenomed Wisdom by G A Rosenberg

 

Fire Pit ChallengeFire Pit Challenge by G A Rosenberg

 

Playing Chess Fellini’s Way – A Consciousness Stream

 

“Today, however, we are having a hard time living because we are so bent on outwitting death.”
– Simone de Beauvoir

 

I asked a friend to give me a quote to blog about and she replied with the Simone de Beavoir one above. It brings to mind both Emily Dickinson and Fellini’s chess playing grim reaper. Playing a final game to give us a bit more time in our form. Yet isn’t that an analogy for life from beginning to end for some. Yet quality is more important than quantity and I would rather live well than live long if given a choice tho ultimately both would be my preference. Castaneda talks about using death as an advisor–holding on to the awareness that one day we will die adds significance to each action and reaction we have. If we do everything as if it was the last time we had the chance to do it, then we will live richer much more intense lives tho it would play havoc on long term planning. I spent most of my twenties and thirties doubting that I would live much beyond forty and now I am more than ten years past that. I have discovered much to live for and now would just as soon stick around longer. Yet still Death sits and moves his pieces around the board and I follow suit. One day I will topple my King in acknowledgement and the act will be over and the stage cleared. Until then there are songs to be sung, sunrises to be enjoyed and good friends to enjoy them with.
Blessings, G

 

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Memories of Annabel LeeMemories of Annabel Lee by G A Rosenberg

 

Complex EquationsComplex Equations by G A Rosenberg

 

Bean Stalks and Rabbit Holes – A Consciousness Stream

 

“You just don’t want to push people into doing things that they really don’t want to do. I don’t think it’s going to produce much.”
— William Scott

 

I refuse to fear the unknown. I may ponder the unanswerable questions from different angles but I refuse to jump to paranoia. Too often I have found that basic human ignorance (I do not say stupidity because I have found too many ways in which I am stupid or at least ignorant. What is stupidity after all but ignorance we cling to unnecessarily?) accounts for much more of the problems that plague us than any kind of evil intent. I don’t mind confusion and I enjoy mystery and paradox but fear is way too itchy and I never seem to be able to wear it well. Certainty is another style that I can’t seem to pull off but then that could be seen as indulging in uncertainty which perhaps I do. I am a master at second guessing as there always seem to be more angles to look at and yes I have fun looking at them all. It might not make for fast decisions yet I have always enjoyed the kaleidoscopic crossroads view. Then again if little is certain than that makes for very many unknowns. Caves of reality that cry out to be explored. But then there are always bean stalks to climb and rabbit holes to jump down.
Ever notice something about those old fairy tale devices the bean stalk and the rabbit hole? They are lovely sexual metaphors. They are the yin and the yang and the one and the 0. Jack climbs his stalk and discovers giants while Alice falls down her hole and fights evil queens alongside Mad Hatters and Rabbits. Dorothy’s cyclone and the closet to Narnia have similar Freudian aspects to them. Says a lot for the power of sexual energy and the ways in which we explore both fantasy and existence.
So I will continue to explore and look at things my own peculiar way and through poetry art and rambles like this share my explorations with you.
Blessings, G

 

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Spin OutSpin Out by G A Rosenberg

 

Balanced in the StormBalanced in the Storm by G A Rosenberg