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Quote of the Day – March 19 2013

“Never discourage anyone…who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.”
― Plato

 

I wonder if the above quote is semantically the same as never discourage anyone, after all aren’t we all making continual progress albeit in some it is almost imperceptible . In my experience, when we stand still recalcitrant to any lessons, ie continuously act like a jerk, life continues to rub our nose in it until we at least begin to get the message.
No matter how much they may have owned materially or no matter how many trappings of a ‘good’ life they had, I have met very few jerks who have had happy lives. But then again, people who have made the decision to be happy, to accept their lives as  a challenge rather than as something done to or for them seldom tend to be jerks. Perhaps that is one of the earliest lessons…
Blessings, G

 

 

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Focus
Focus by G A Rosenberg

 

Rooted DesignRooted Design by G A Rosenberg

Tarot Post – Six of Cups

Six of Cups (Pleasure / Happiness)

 

G`Six of Cups (Revised by G A Rosenberg

 

A beautiful moment

Memories that colour all

the future brightens

 

Natural Pleasures

Hold my hand and
Let me taste of your willingness
as we eagerly  explore inner and outer beings
The music starts
We take the first steps moving in rhythm to a dance
older than our souls,
a dance not performed with limbs
or tongue or organs but with our very beings,
Masculine and Feminine energies
combining within ourselves and each other
a love letter written from eternity
to that which always was.
– G A Rosenberg

 

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The light reflects on the water
as our bodies reflect on each other
a coming together of elements
yearning for something new to come of it…
We may have met this way before
on this beach or another
in another time or existence
but every moment is NOW
and every beach this one
Fall into my body
as my spirit touches yours…..

 
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Cups deal with our emotional nature including love, both that as in a relationship between two (and rarely more) people and that of friends and companions.Sixes represent balance and harmony. Mix balance and harmony with love and you end up with one of those magic moments. You know, the kind that you want to remember and take out and replay in your mind because you know it will help keep you going through the rough times. Love is and you are and the universe is right and good and nothing can take these moments away. Memories of them can heal you during the rough times. Knowing that they are possible can keep us going until the next one.

 

Astrological Correspondence – Sun in Scorpio – This energy involves powerful sensual feeling and transcendence, One of its symbols is the phoenix rising from its own ashes. The energy is passionate, sexual and consuming. Few things are as memorable as making passionate love with someone who has entered your heart. The Sun in Scorpio energy involves depth of experience and depth of learning and knowledge.

 
h4>I Ching Correspondence – 20) Kwan – Contemplating –

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The Trigram of the Sun is over that of the Earth. It means both contemplative and being seen . The image is of a Vast Tower on a Mountain with a view of the countryside around It. From the Tower the ruler can be aware of both Heaven above and the people below and set an example for the people.
The time period that this hexagram is linked to is September-October where the dark is on the rise once more and the light subsides…
A couple of other images associated with this hexagram
The time in a ceremony in between when the ablution, ritual cleaning has been done, yet before the sacrifice has been made….(in a sexual context, the sexual act before climax (the rising and uniting of energies))
When the wind blows across the earth, the grass and trees etc, must give way before it…and it blows everywhere
When the owner or ruler pays a visit, everything is set in order to make the best impression possible.
 

When the Six of Cups turns up in a reading, it usually signifies an unusually happy time. The happiness of this period usually stems from a feeling of loving and being loved. This may have to do with past memories being rekindled tho it can also be a time for making new lasting memories depending on where the card falls in the reading and the other cards involved. This is a time that will be remembered for its feeling of peace and balance no matter how long it may last.

 

When the Six of Cups is reversed in a reading, it is possible that for various possible reasons, tho it is a happy period in our lives, we are unable to see it. It can refer to someone who is so focused on the future, that they forget to enjoy the present moment. The reversed Six of Cups may also refer to unpleasant associations from the past

Quote of the Day – December 18 2012

“The best revenge is not to be like your enemy.”
― Marcus Aurelius

 

One of the easiest things to do when someone has hurt us is to want to pay them back in kind. To do unto them as they do unto us, an eye for an eye and all the rest of the Old Testament reactions. Even sadder, far too often in the cases of abuse,the one abused becomes an abuser in kind expanding the cycle of pain and victimhood.  There seems to be a lot of pain out there and healing takes time.

George Herbert said that “living well is the best revenge” and I find amazing truth in that. If someone intently wants to make you unhappy (usually as an extension of their unhappiness) the best way to thwart them is to have as happy a life as possible. Be the happy that they cannot. At worst, you will frustrate people who see you as their enemy. At best they may actually want to have what you’re having and learn how to get that happiness for themselves. Joy and good feeling can be as contagious as pain if we let it.

Blessings, G

 

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Ten of PentaclesTarot – Ten of Pentacles by G A Rosenberg

 
Spacial Orange Mandala

Radiating Citrus Mandala by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – August 27 2012

“Happiness consists in realizing it is all a great strange dream”
― Jack Kerouac

 

By great, of course, Kerouac was not speaking of a qualitative judgement but of size and importance, a dream filled with awe and sometimes mundanity but filled to the brim with faces, reflections of ourselves that sometimes appear strange, locations that change faster than we realize and sometimes faster than we feel we can adjust to and a sense of unreality that comes and goes with startling regularity. I don’t feel alone in perceiving it this way. Still when I decide I’m going to surf the waves that come my way, immerse myself in the dream while realizing that’s what it is… happiness and its wonderfully wise older sister joy can ensue… Feeling this and knowing this is a gift of the universe. Tho like most gifts it tends to come to those to whom it belonged to already… Tho I feel at the same time it is everyone’s birthright.
BLessings, G

 

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Faces in the Purple Fire by G A Rosenberg

Llama with beautiful Eyes

Quote of the Day – July 23 2012

“The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pendants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only pain is intellectual, only evil interesting. This is the treason of the artist: a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin

 

I’m blue-skying it tonight again, talking randomly around a topic with the hopes of fitting it together with something later tho I’m not really attached to it so much.  It seems like a lot of us are attached to evil. We try to look at who or what is behind the evil on our planet. We point it out so everyone can properly disapprove and be aware of it. I have many friends and acquaintances who consider themselves ‘truthers’ and who put a lot of work into making people aware of everything from ‘What really happened in NY on 9/11/01 and who was behind it’ to ‘Who is running and ruining the show today?’ to so much else.

These questions do have import and I am assuredly NOT advocating sticking out heads in the ground but it seems to me that it is becoming more and more of a tar baby situation in that the more we strike out at these truths and identifying these evils, the more attached we become to them. I find the prospect that the more we focus on these evils, the more power we give them in people’s minds if nothing else. Also, the more we focus on the negative, the more we lose sight of the good things, the things that keep us going and growing like love, joy and compassion.  They seem so simple compared to  descriptions of what greed, fear, bigotry and exceptionality are doing to this planet on a daily basis. Look at our social media for example. How many postings, blog entries and tweets do you read a day talking about either negative things happening politically or socially? How many do you read each day that illustrates something beautiful happening or showing how to give someone an amazing back rub or talking about a random act of kindness that someone did for a total stranger? Which would you rather find more interesting? Which would you rather attract in your life?
Blessings, G

 

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Guardians by G A Rosenberg

 

Wheeled Mandala by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – April 7 2012

“Whenever you are happy, the real source of happiness is within you. It bubbles up. It is just that you are looking for an external stimulus to make you happy.”
–Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

It would amaze me how often people find excuses to be unhappy except that I know that I have often done the same thing. It is almost as if we believe that our happiness has to be conserved because we fear running out. We attempt to hoard our happiness and seek it in strange places. Sometimes when we feel it eludes us we seek to take that of others. I had it backwards for so long.
Happiness is a fountain that is always available to us and one we cap off at our own peril. Only by giving it to others can we widen the flow. Well that and acknowledging it is there in the first place
Blessings, G

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Centre by G A Rosenberg

A Dream of Red by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – January 12 2012

““If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem.”
–Richard Bach

I need to remember this quote on any day I start obsessively checking my blog stats. Seriously the best art, the best writing, and the best living I have done have all come when I am doing it for myself and not playing to what i perceive people want or expect from me. An important lesson to be sure.
Each path is unique. As a friend of mine used to say “If we were exactly alike, one of us wouldn’t need to be here” Each viewpoint as well. We each need a slightly different mix of things to get us on our way. Namaste, G

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Skyward by G A Rosenberg

Wielding Energy by G A Rosenberg