Expanding As Far As the Eye Can See


“The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds.”
–William James


Today in our travels, we moved past the mountains and into big sky country. Where the mountain seems to contract its energy to better expand life on its surface, the prairies expand as far as the eye can see. The colours seem almost monochromatic at first and then you see amazing shading, detail and variety. My outlook on this trip also seems to contract and then expand, first withdrawing inward until needed and then forcing myself outward to talk to strangers in restaurants, to interact with my family and to enjoy everything external to me. If I have the internalized energy of the mountain, I need to balance it with my ever expanding prairie sense and realize that they are two facets of the same stone.
Blessings, G


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Three Wyrd SistersThree Wyrd Sisters by G A Rosenberg


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Breaking the Past


“Man is ignorant of the nature of his own being and powers. Even his idea of his limitations is based on experience of the past, and every step in his progress extends his empire. There is, therefore, no reason to assign theoretical limits to what he may be, or to what he may do.”
— Aleister Crowley


Are we our past mistakes or our past limits? Because in the past we were unable to accomplish something does that mean we are unable to do it now or is it possible that we can use past defeats and learn from them and accomplish more than we ever dreamed possible? Each day we recreate ourselves anew and that means another chance to do something that we have never done before. Oh I don’t mean that we repeat past attempts in the same way. It is a truism that doing the same thing in exactly the same way and expecting different results is the definition of insanity. Using the past as a teacher, looking within to see where things went wrong even if it was with our resolve can spur us on to achieving new heights and ever expand our awareness. I can’t imagine anything more hopeful than that.
Blessings, G


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Guardian ExplorerGuardian Explorer by G A Rosenberg


Flame FlowerFlame Flower by G A Rosenberg

Working Through the Subtle Perceptions

“If you want to shrink something,
You must first allow it to expand.
If you want to get rid of something,
You must first allow it to flourish.
If you want to take something,
You must first allow it to be given.
This is called the subtle perception
Of the way things are.”

~Tao Te Ching


It’s nigh impossible to get rid of a bad habit of which we are unaware. It is only by realizing that the habit exists, letting it manifest and then playing it out that we can truly transcend it. If we restrict or repress it, then it will find subtler ways of manifesting. This among other things is one of the problems with enforced political correctness.
If we are sad or angry, clamping down on our emotions will not help us get over them. If anything, it just builds up the problem for another day. It is only by letting ourselves feel the emotion in its fullness and doing it mindfully that we can get past it.
Blessings, G


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Call of the NightCall of the Night by G A Rosenberg


Ruby and Golden Fire MandalaRuby and Golden Fire Mandala by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – December 31 2012

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”
― T.S. Eliot


How do we find our way outside our comfort zone? To me, the idea of a zone presupposes a border, a barrier of sorts. In this case, the barrier might be made up of our definitions of ourself, how far if you will that we will go in any given direction given the circumstance. To grow and to evolve we need to push this, need to risk going too far even if it might mean breaking the person we are in order to become someone new.

Self definition by its nature seems limiting especially if it is a static rather than a dynamic definition. How far are you willing to go to expand your sense of self.? When is the last time you attempted to find out?

Blessings, G


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Indigo Flames

Indigo Flames by G A Rosenberg
Expansion of LifeLife Expansion  by G A Rosenberg