Tag Archives: grace

Observing the Wonders

 

“Observe the wonders as they occur around you.
Don’t claim them. Feel the artistry moving through and be silent.”
― Kahlil Gibran

 

The air still moves
without my words
The stars and moon
shine above me
with kittens playing
in the moonbeams
There are flowers
and people feeling
everything.
I might feel sorrow
or anger yet
before the thousand
wonders of any moment
my feelings
are silenced.
Would that I could hold the awe
and hold the moment
and hold my feelings
yet in the next moment
things will resume
until the next time
the moment catches me
unaware..
— G A Rosenberg

 

Blessings, G

 

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Echo ChamberEcho Chamber by G A Rosenberg

 

The Flame Still BurnsThe Spirit Still Burns by G A Rosenberg

 

Fallen and Raised – Some doggerel

 

I don’t like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and it isn’t of much value. Life hasn’t revealed its beauty to them. ”
― Boris Pasternak

 

I’ve seen the gutter from within
Walked empty streets a night or two
Broke and deserted and somehow deserved it
Yet somehow I pulled through

 

The bag with my past is ragged and worn
My mistakes and screw-ups were many
I threw hearts to the fire, rode out on the wire
Spent the trust of others like pennies.

 

Yet somewhere in there, I found my heart
and a soul though tarnished was there
I learned that I could start again
recreating anew from thin air

 

I know some who read this may snicker and scoff
and roll their eyes and make fun
All the storms I’ve made it through
have helped me find the sun

 

I comprehend how hard the road
and can help others to tread it
I face my life with hope and thanks
Not a moment would I edit

 

Thanks, G

 

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Tears of a ChildTears of A Child by G A Rosenberg

 

OnrushOnrush by G A Rosenberg

 

Quote of the Day – June 28 2012

“Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?”
–Ludwig Von Beethoven

I seem to be spending this evening reflecting on the goddess force and how she has manifested in my life.
Through my mother who didn’t always approve of how I lived my life and was never shy about saying exactly how and why she didn’t approve yet always told me she believed I could accomplish whatever I wanted in my life. She made it a rule that no matter how wild her wayward son got, she would never let my antics throw her. I miss her but feel her presence often
Through my stepmother who has tried as hard as she can to civilize me and what good manners I have I owe mainly to her. She has endured the most from me but somehow manages to remain supportive.
Through my older sister, who saw me as a wild free spirit (her words). I always wondered if I was a free spirit what that made the rest of my family but love held my tongue there
Likewise with the Goddess I feel the female force of the universe willing to set me in line yet always loving and healing and always showing me more grace than I probably deserve.
Blessings, G

 

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Goddess of Many Moods by G A Rosenberg

More Moods Explored by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – January 22 2012

“We must be able to let things happen in the psyche. For us, this becomes a real art… Consciousness is forever interfering, helping, correcting, and negating, never leaving the single growth of the psychic processes in peace. ”
–Carl Jung

I would like to just be with my thoughts and feelings. Do I mean be like the eye in the hurricane,calmly fixed in the centre while all my thoughts and feelings dance around me. Who knows what magic might spring up? I can journey with my wildest imaginings without worry that judgement could curtail it. I could be wrathful, lustful, beatific, blissful without opposition sometimes all at once. Ah that I may have the grace to find myself perceiving from the view of the witness, just on occasion, to not live from my past or for my future but present, fully present in the now. Namaste, G

A word on tonight’s pictures: Both of these came from dancing with a series of 3-4 brush strokes and seeing what I could make of them-complicated simplicity as it were,

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Primitive Owl by G A Rosenberg

Glow Play by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – January 13 2012

“Come, come, whoever you are.
Wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving — it doesn’t matter,
Ours is not a caravan of despair.
Come, even if you have broken your vow a hundred times,
Come, come again, come.”
–Rumi

Ah this quote I may leave alone. Somethings get diminished by discussion or interpretation, Still I will say this, no matter how badly we may have messed up, still while we live, we continue on rather than give into despair. I feel a bit overwhelmed by grace and deeply thankful for my existence. Namaste, G

CONTEST

Today I put up the pictures from December 2011 into the 2011 Art-gallery/. Look through it and let me know in a comment which picture was your favourite from last month and you’ll be eligible to win a print of it. Saturday Jan 14 I will be picking the winner

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Fire Dancers in the Desert by G A Rosenberg

Azure Shadow by G A Rosenberg

 

Quote of the Day – December 22 2011

“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

For the second night in a row, I went looking for a quote about faith only to be distracted by something a bit more attractive to me at the moment. I was going to say more meaningful but what can be more meaningful than something one believes with no empirical evidence to back it up? Such as given millions of people a cause to live, fight and die for.
Yet grace, which I discussed a bit last night carries one in a way that faith at least for me couldn’t. When it comes to beliefs, i tend to be fickle. You see, to me everyone has truth and so I tend to wish to be true to them and at the same time every one has dogma and nonsense that leads me to taking them less than seriously. Still I rotate a belief this way and that until I can see where, for now, it fits the greater puzzle. What part of the elephant is this? Hmmm, it could be an ear or an eye or the sky, ah than that is where i will leave it…For now anyway, what is that piece over there? I try on the faith, talk to its adherents, practice its rituals and believe….well not wholeheartedly, when one has been exposed to so many systems of faith and thought, it becomes more and more difficult to say “I have found the right one. This is it!!!” Instead, hmmm, this one answers that question in an interesting fashion and wow the people are positive. Where are the contradictions.. Yet Grace keeps me from losing heart. Drawing the map, to me may be lonely work but it keeps me going.
Namaste and Joyous Solstice,
G

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It’s All About the Light by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – December 21 2011

“I do not at all understand the mystery of grace – only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us.”
–Anne Lamott

When I started the quote of the day to accompany my art, I tried to find quotes that reflected something about the picture (or pictures) I was displaying. More and more often I have been finding quotes that reflect instead my mood or where my head is at, which may or may not have to do with my art.
Tonight I have been thinking about faith and grace. It’s amazing how often the two get confused. I used to believe it was faith and curiosity as far as what could happen next that kept me going. When in reality, it was grace.
I’ve travelled down some strange roads in my life and done many things that many (including myself) have found foolhardy and come through them all and learned from most of them. I have so much gratitude for the grace that I have been and continue to be shown.
Namaste,G

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Always With Us by G A Rosenberg

Colour Splash by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – November 21 2011

“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.

–Herman Hesse

 

Some people see the world as a balancing act. They warn each other and themselves about karma and how it will catch up to them. I see it, at least today, at this moment as being a zero-sum equation, everywhere every when existing outside of time in perfect balance, not so much crime and punishment as all the dualities on all the scales on an even keel. Always has been, always will be and indeed has been and will  be have lost their meanings as well. Every sin has been redeemed, every sorrow matched with joy, good deeds and bad deeds and even their perspectives have come to be seen part of an eternity. By that, I am not stating the oneness that so many people into (sorry I can’t call it the New Age movement because for something who’s adherents talk about oneness there sure are a diversity of beliefs in there), at the most fundamental levels I believe it exists, we are all part of this multiversal eternity yet individual parts, imperfect in our moments, yet perfect in the parts that we occupy / are playing. That’s the way things tend to look to me at this here/now anyway.  Namaste –GAR

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Outpouring by G A Rosenberg

 

Quote of the Day – October 17 2011

“The thing with pretending you’re in a good mood is that sometimes you can. “

       –Charles deLint

a realization of how something might have cut
a small tear in the soul
now with grace, it starts to knit..
The tower falls, the light of day comes
then we get to see what comes next
— G A Rosenberg

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Ragnarok’s Due  by G A Rosenberg

Thoughts About to Crystalize by G A Rosenberg