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Longing for the Endless Immensity…

“if you want to build a ship, dont drum up the people to collect wood and dont assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

 

It seems to be out of fashion to love life on this planet. Everywhere we turn, we can discover new reasons why life is difficult and injustice abounds everywhere. There is definitely a lot of selfishness and shallowness and exploitation of others everywhere we look and that can all too easily take the joy out of life. Yet… this world is beautiful and life holds the potential for magick. If we choose to focus on this beauty and the love and see that than we can find ourselves living the old native blessing, “Walk in Beauty” This does not mean that we forget the ugliness or that we fail to move beyond it not only within ourselves but within the world as well. It is a matter of finding that balance and never forget to long for the immensity of existence in all its qualities.
Blessings, G

 

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Memories of Those that Went BeforeNighttime Memories of Those Who Have Gone Before Us by G A Rosenberg

 

Spider Monkey?Monkey Spider? by G A Rosenberg

Beyond Opposites

 

“Our mind is capable of passing beyond the dividing line we have drawn for it. Beyond the pairs of opposites of which the world consists, other, new insights begin.”
― Hermann Hesse

 

Where are your lines? Where are your boundaries? Where is it that you demarcate between what is something you believe in and what is not? What defines you? Have you ever blurred the line, even for a moment and pretended you believed something else, that you are someone else as so many of us define ourselves by what we believe.

I enjoy stretching myself. I talk to someone new and I try to imagine what its like to see the universe as they see it. I ask questions and learn and I find myself falling into their reality. Oh quite often I’ll find it to be a garment that doesn’t quite fit but the wearing of it has given me something precious and I can now remember what it was like. It has made a permanent impression on how I will see things from now on and when I talk to my friend from that point on (and when you have shared something as intimate as a reality, how can you not be friends?) it will be with a greater understanding of where they are coming from. Of course they may be evolving also so perhaps once again I’ll dive in and learn.
Blessings, G

 

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That Was Just A DreamThat Was Just a Dream by G A Rosenberg

 

Ra Hoor KhuitRa Hoor Khuit by G A Rosenberg

No Surrender

“What is the significance of the statement ‘No one can get enlightenment’? This is the very root of the teaching. It means that it’s stupid for any so-called master to ask anyone to do anything to achieve or get enlightenment. The core of this simple statement means, according to my concept, that enlightenment is the annihilation of the “one” who “wants” enlightenment. If there is enlightenment – which can only happen because it is the will of God – then it means the “one” who had earlier wanted enlightenment has been annihilated. So no “one” can achieve enlightenment and therefore no “one” can enjoy enlightenment.”
“The joke is even the surrendering is not in your control. Why? Because so long as there is an individual who says “I surrender” there is a surrenderer, an individual ego… What I’m saying is that even the surrendering is not in [your] hands.”
–Ramesh Balsekar

 

Is true surrender then surrender of the universe to itself? It may be something akin to Odin sacrificing himself to himself on the world tree to gain understanding. I love the concepts inherent in the Advaita (Non-Duality) school of Hinduism. I have found that contemplating all of reality as one perfect whole has lifted veils for me. Too often when we talk, words get in the way of our understanding so taking it outside of words helps.
Blessings, G

 

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Presence 2Fractal Presence by G A Rosenberg

 

Forces From the CentreForces from the Centre by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – May 3 2012

“The world is not imperfect or slowly evolving along a path to perfection. No, it is perfect at every moment, every sin already carries grace in it.”
― Hermann Hesse

So many of the writers who have meant a lot to me have a myriad of fantastic quotes to explore and choosing between them can be difficult. Hermann Hesse and his books inspired me and helped me get through my high school and young adult years and his words still speak to me. Perhaps I should go back and reread Demian and see whether it still resonates as strongly. But then I may have to read Narcissus and Goldmund and The Glass Bead Game as well. That’s how my reading list grows so long.
Somewhere beyond our concepts of space and time is the universe already complete and perfect all layers and all dimensions? If that is so and these days i lean towards that in my thinking than everything that is to happen has already done so (or is doing so now in a very dynamic way). Everything has balanced out and is complete. Which means that everything we do, every way we react in moments or in lifetimes is part of that completion. We sin (my definition of that these days is that we go against our true being) and through that sin we expose who we really are or who we will become. Each sin we have been involved in is but a snapshot of a moment in our soul’s becoming. If nothing else, it teaches us compassion and forgiveness for the sins of others.
Blessings, G

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Heart Centred by G A Rosenberg

Serpentine by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – November 4 2011

“be a falcon in your rapture
be a lion in your majesty
find the treasure of the contented soul
walk fast
get to the place where neither fast nor slow exist
ascend to the height where there is no high or low”
-Rumi

Another day with so much to contemplate tho have found that meditating with a group can be a powerful thing…meditating on love within a group even more so. =)
Can silence be the ultimate form of communication and that least misunderstood? I know that silence can be gleefully misinterpreted and often seems to be and yet…at least when I stay silent, I seldom feel as if I have said the wrong thing or said the right thing the wrong way. Namaste
–G A Rosenberg

 

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Early Atlantean Design by G A Rosenberg

Introspection by G A Rosenberg