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What I Owe My Fears

 

“Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage.”
— Rainer Maria Rilke

My fears have given me so much that I will feel forever in their debt. Without my fear I would never know bravery or at least bravado. They have taught me to face them because avoidance of my fears stopped working. They have taught me transformation. When I was able to face my fears, some transformed into smoke and vanished while others transformed into teachers and dancing partners. They have shown me strength by exposing my weakness and love by standing in its way. They have removed my doubts because my doubts have always belonged to them. Most of all they have taught me gratitude in their passing because my fears have always given me so much.
Blessings, G

 

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Gryphon HelmGryphon Helm by G A Rosenberg

 

Nucleus DividingNucleus Dividing by G A Rosenberg

 

Banishing Doubt

 

“What we need to do to allow magic to get hold of us is to
banish doubts from our minds. Once doubts are banished anything is
possible.”
― Carlos Castaneda

 

My doubt would have me believe
that I cannot do it
My doubt would have me believe
that if I do do it, I will not do it well
My doubt would have me believe
that it or I will not be well received
My doubt would have me believe
that I cannot believe.
I hear my doubt’s whispers
in the sinking of my heart
and then I say a resounding “F**K YOU!”
I will do it
I will do it well
It will be received as it will
and belief is not as important as doing
I send my doubt packing
at least for the moment
I do this as often as needed
for doubt don’t stay away long
Still, no reason to let them unpack anyway
they are the unwanted solicitors of my being
always trying to sell me something.

 
h4>Blessings, G

 

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StarfallStarfall by G A Rosenberg

 

Star Well MandalaStar Well Mandala by G A Rosenberg

 

Golden Web2Golden Web by G A Rosenberg

Attack of the Living – Dead Faith

“Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.”
~Andre Gide

 

“I Slept With Faith And Found A Corpse In My Arms Upon Awakening; I Drank And Danced All Night With Doubt And Found Her A Virgin In The Morning”
–Aleister Crowley

 

Is it easier to doubt or to believe? It seems that many people have a fear of doubting that manifests in them adopting either an early choice of belief that of their ancestors. Once they decide they believe something they will fight for it against any comers, doubters or those who hold different beliefs, they will honour their beliefs, raise statues and hold feasts to it and do everything but examine it. In my experience an unexamined belief or faith all too quickly becomes like Aleister Crowley says a corpse or worst yet, a zombie like thing that apes life while missing some vital spark.
Only by constantly examining our beliefs and trying them against new ideas in a cage match no holds barred vigorous debate can our concept of truth grow, change, evolve and remain alive, not through blind belief but through a hunger to seek what’s true, no matter how shaky our footing may be.
Blessings, G

 

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Tunnel Vision Compassionate EyesCompassionate eyes by G A Rosenberg

 

Tunnel VisionTunnel Vision by G A Rosenberg