Birthday Doggerel


“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.”
― T.S. Eliot


Another cycle of the sun has spun
another lesser feast begun
another soldier on the ground
Chronos buys another round


New Paths appearing, Others gone
I stand at the crossroads looking on
Hermes and Thoth will help me decide
Loki and Eshu the paths will make wide


So onto a new one I disembark
this one just may be a lark
a year to relax, a year to breath free
a year without challenges for me


Not a chance, I crave the test
the chance to be shown at my best
or worst, yet that way’s tests
does bring my spirt’s growth bequests


Whatever comes I stand here ready
my hand is on the tiller steady
with eyes bright and without fear
I leap into the arriving year
— G A Rosenberg


Blessings, G


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Burning Mind FieldBurning Mind Field by G A Rosenberg


Past Yields to Present(r)Past Yields to Present (R) by G A Rosenberg


Playing With a Full Deck


“The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.”
― Madeleine L’Engle


Another trip around the sun has passed. Funny, how the one thing that seems to be happening with each year is that it becomes easier to choose happiness. It may seem cliché yet it becomes more and more obvious that bad moments don’t last so then it becomes a matter of how long we want to dwell in them and that particular flavour of masochism lost its appeal a long time ago. I get my kicks more in calm to enjoyment end of the spectrum now. The trick this past year is balancing that awareness with the knowledge that there are people suffering and work to be done to make life on this planet better for everyone. I have given up feeling that I must suffer to feel compassion for the suffering of another. Yes it hurts to see someone hurting yet I would rather help to relieve what pain I can and feel that joy. In the long run anything that adds to mankind’s total happiness cannot be a bad thing. Of course I still have much to learn but now at 52 I have a deck of years to shuffle.
Blessings, G


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PavillionPavilion by G A Rosenberg


Taking Myself For a SpinTaking Myself For a Spin by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – October 18 2012

“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late … to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.”
― Eric Roth

This one was a hard learned one for me or perhaps it was a hard earned one. In a way it empowers more than anything else and also shows where the responsibility and the accountability lie. We make the choices…and more often than not, we can choose joy, its always there on the menu…bliss as well.
The numbers on my personal odometer have spun around again as the calendar keeps apace… This past year brought so much bittersweetness, such amazing joy and bliss spiced by moments of gloom or sadness, to all of which I responded as I would. May this year bring deeper meditations, more amazing ways to show gratitude to the universe as well as those around me. May we all feel even more bliss, may more justice happen between nations and between people. May the suffering of all be relieved . May freedom and joy reign and may you all be blessed,

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Past Yields to Present by G A Rosenberg


Prodding the Centre by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – October 19 2011

“I was so much older then
I’m younger than that now”
–Bob Dylan

..and so I am. This past year I feel like I’ve de-aged, perhaps unlearned some things that might have helped me live one kind of life but not the kind I want to live now. I have been inspired, ignited and taught constantly, as much by myself as by others but so much from others and perhaps I’m finally gaining a sense of priorities. We’ll see where it leads..
A few goals for this next year:
1) I wish to delve into more how I relate to different archetypes. What does it mean to be a warrior? a teacher? a healer? How do I develop further, evoke those sides of myself.
2) Find more ways, preferably through my art and writings to bring more money in financially. Tho computer training is always good.
3) Meditate every day (for longer and longer periods of time)
4) Work on the difference between down time and wasting time.
5) More study time every day would be good also. Hmmm I may have to cut down on my FB time =)

                    –ga rosenberg

“and if i claim to be a wise man
it surely means that I don’t know”

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Shades of Infinity by G A Rosenberg