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The Only Way Out is Through

 

“You must be the person you have never had the courage to be. Gradually, you will discover that you are that person, but until you can see this clearly, you must pretend and invent.”
— Paulo Coelho

 

Fear
of not measuring up
of not keeping up
of not being enough
of being too much
of not being right
at the right time
in the right place
when needed or not needed
Feeling the fears fed
by predators
of heart and bed
both outside and inside my head.
Screams
in the night
of delight?
well insight
in spite of the fear
or because of it
Seeking comfort in strange gods
and new headspace
for a way out
or a way in
or a way through
Stripping myself
of tears
and fears
and years
exposing myself
naked vulnerable
and pushing it all away
I am more than this
and I never lost my strength
Letting it all go
and letting it all flow.
— G A Rosenberg

 

Blessings, G

 

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ManifestationManifestation by G A Rosenberg

 

Her Awareness and MalachiteHer Awareness and Malachite by G A Rosenberg

 

Letting the Feelings Flow Through

 

“Nature is playful and terrible. Some see the playful side and dally with it and let it sparkle. Others see the horror and cover their heads and are more dead than alive. The way does not lead between both, but embraces both. It is both cheerful play and cold horror.”
— Carl Jung

 

Resist not your feelings
Your nature is wild and strong
The times that you are raging
you’re only withstanding the storm
Don’t hide your head neath the covers
feel them with all of your might
the storm that’s intense will pass by you
leaving behind peaceful night

 

Emotions are just like our weather
clear skies and cloudy mixed in
No use whining or complaining
by the time we’re done, a change has come in.

 

I once was an uptight bastard
bottling up all my rage
I felt like some wild creature
was trapped in my steel-headed cage
I finally got bored with my anger
my sorrow and feeling alone
I now let the feelings flow through me
not a one am I required to own.
— G A Rosenberg

 

A bit of doggerel on an evening where I have been awake too many hours with too little sleep. Tho feeling it a bit as a song. Jung’s quote talks about coexisting with nature rather than hiding from it. I have long seen my emotions as being similar to weather patterns. If I acknowledge the negative emotions that come up and let them pass through, it can be liberating. It’s when I try to clamp down on anger or hurt or sorrow that I start to feel trapped. Eventually I end up clamping down so far that I get a case of mental constipation, the shit has no way of coming out.
That doesn’t mean I have to lash out at anyone or punch walls, it just means that I have to acknowledge my anger or frustration. I witness it, witness how it manifests and then go on to other things. With practice, it becomes easier. Since I have started doing this, my stomach hurts less and I get way less stress and sinus headaches. I feel more clear-headed and can better handle whatever has caused the stress in the first place. Of course having my art as an outlet doesn’t hurt either.
Blessings, G

 

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Will Rise in FlamesWill Rise in Flames by G A Rosenberg

 

Holding It All TogetherHolding It All Together by G A Rosenberg

 

Every Day A Pilgrimage

 

“A pilgrimage is not a conquest, it is a surrender. It is a way of getting yourself out of the way.”
–Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

 

Getting out of my way…Not second-guessing or build up rationalizations for the emotions I’m feeling but just letting it flow. Giving up worries and rationalizations and concerns about how others are seeing me. Surrendering to myself and listening to what my spirit is saying. Stepping back. Too often when I try that I tend to trip over my feet. How can I make each day a pilgrimage of understanding; of growth? It means surrendering my world or at least my world view. So difficult yet so so necessary. What new vistas can open up in our understanding and awareness if we could only live in flow.
Blessings, G

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Bathing in the CurrentsBathing in the Currents by G A Rosenberg

 

Midnight FlowerMidnight Flower by G A Rosenberg

 

Witnessing Thoughts

 

“I’m simply saying that there is a way to be sane. I’m saying that you can
get rid of all this insanity created by the past in you. Just by being a simple
witness of your thought processes.

It is simply sitting silently, witnessing the thoughts, passing before you.
Just witnessing, not interfering not even judging, because the moment you
judge you have lost the pure witness. The moment you say “this is good, this
is bad,” you have already jumped onto the thought process.

It takes a little time to create a gap between the witness and the mind. Once
the gap is there, you are in for a great suprise, that you are not the mind, that
you are the witness, A watcher.

And this process of watching is the very alchemy of real religion. Because as
you become more and more deeply rooted in witnessing, thoughts start
disappearing. You are, but the mind is utterly empty.

That’s the moment of enlightenment. That is the moment that you become for
the first time an unconditioned, sane, really free human being.”
― Osho

 

Letting thoughts go by, watching them without judgement and if I judge then letting that go too. Otherwise we get into a loop of judgement – no evaluation just watching the flow, the go, the know…Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law, the hole down which we spill, chill, will, not the want will but a call to the true self, and always love, prem, cosmic crazy glue that sticks us together with everything else, yet is there anything else? yes on this level we differentiate tho we’re all part of something greater, like the U2 song one but we’re not the same, sane i’ve given up worrying about that long ago, very few worries these daze, letters flow, mind flow watching my thoughts, words on the screen of mind, no mind never mind…
Blessings, G

 

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OcclusionOcclusion by G A Rosenberg

 

ShieldShield by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – October 11 2012

“Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.”
― Toni Morrison

Roped into the life I lead
occupied but never freed I ask myself
where and why I let the door go
I don’t know
Gave away its view for security
needed to have that surety
yet it never reached within, my sin
was never to believe in my worth
and what’s worse now that I do
to much to see through
commitments
re-fitments
and so the chains tighten
and that door never yields
— G A Rosenberg

It seems tho that even when we can finally claim our freedom, it takes quite awhile longer before we can claim its authorship, a true mark of responsibility.

Blessings, G

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Finding the Exit by G A Rosenberg (2009)

 

Wild Tyger in the Day by G A Rosenberg

Love’s Path and Random Flow (redux)

memory of talent yearning, burning, churning
learning still yet not stilled
agitate cogitate meditate not medicate
translate the meaning don’t let lessons be tossed
lost, seeking to find
needing to rewind and grind
never mind all that
my years gone into arrears
so many of them flown
chances blown
new ones arrive
count on it
no obit waiting for me
no end to forsee
i keep going
spiralling out
new iterations
new complications
tempestuous temptations
hesitations?
sometimes
yet still
through use of will
I find the chill
Love?
always and all ways
–GAR

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Love’s Path by G A Rosenberg