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Living in Many Worlds in Many Times

 

I feel more and more every day, as my imagination strengthens, that I do not live in this world alone but in a thousand worlds.
— John Keats

 

I sit at the computer and work in this world. Tho in daily routine I go wandering. Sometimes its into the lives of the people I read about and try to know. I am on a highway travelling to a new town. I talk to the driver and we share dreams. I am a refugee searching desperately for a home. I have been refused by so many and walk on. I am teaching young people about being open to new ideas and new people. I make love to men and women as man and woman. Countless lives and worlds I live with countless points of view all while sitting here.
In other dreams, I return to crossroads in my life and take different turns. I live in Europe. I am a successful businessman. I am a musician. I had more kids or I had none. I made different choices. These alternate mes chorus each from their own realm and each with their own triumphs and tragedies.
Then there are the wilder imaginings where I travel to places and planes that exist elsewhere. My mind works differently as does my being yet somehow the spirit remains similar. It is possible to exist in all these worlds yet still this one calls me home.
Blessings, G

 
 

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Typhonian RageTyphonian Rage by G A Rosenberg

 

A Guide Through DreamingA Guide Through Dreaming by G A Rosenberg

 

Walk Beneath the Secret Moon

 

“The moon likes secrets. And secret things. She lets mysteries bleed into her shadows and leaves us to ask whether they originated from otherworlds, or from our own imaginations.”
— Charles de Lint

 

The moon is waning now but still close to full. The clouds tonight held it shrouded, mysterious with its light spilling out from the bottom giving just enough illumination so that I could see the road while walking my dog. The shadows held sway and I wondered at the secrets that they held. Sounds and smells hold sway when you cannot trust your eyes and the imagination fills in the rest. I love walking beneath the shadowed moonlight for there within illusions I can recreate the world and make of it what I will. Come walk with me beneath the pale light and together we shall have an adventure.
Blessings, G

 

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Vision of a Crystal KingdomVision of a Crystal Kingdom by G A Rosenberg

 

Strange DepthsStrange Depths by G A Rosenberg

 

From Conception to a Changed Reality

 

“A thought, even a possibility, can shatter and transform us.”
— Friedrich Nietzsche

 

If we can conceive of something, it exists if only in our imagination. If we can imagine something then we can interact with it and learn what makes it tick. If we can interact with something and know what makes it tick then we can create it and make it real and transform our lives. This is true of everything from the concept of freedom for someone who finds himself confined to the idea of food for those who are hungry. Now I’m not not saying that people who are starving can think themselves fed or that someone serving three lifetime sentences in jail can easily free themselves just that the very idea of these concepts can change their lives. Knowing that such things as freedom or a full belly exist and are possible can change one’s existence. This is one of the main principles not only behind magick but behind every movement or revolution that the world has seen.
Blessings, G

 

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Volcanic ViewVolcanic View by G A Rosenberg

 

Altered PerspectiveAltered Perspective by G A Rosenberg

 

World Creation

 

“Don’t wait for it,’ I said. ‘Create a world, your world. Alone. Stand alone. Create. And then the love will come to you, then it comes to you. It was only when I wrote my first book that the world I wanted to live in opened up to me.’”
— Anais Nin

 

Create a world for you and me
use all the tools at your command
Sing us a vision of the land
and draw us in with crayon
I’ll dramatize our situation
and we’ll share each scene
sharing the best lines
as we walk beneath the stars
We’ll dance a ballad
that only lovers may interpret
a pas de deux awakening feelings
leading to passion
We’ll create this dream together
using all of our arts
and then live there
in the universe we made
— G A Rosenberg

 

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A VisitorA Visitor by G A Rosenberg

 

DecarabiaDecarabia (#69 in Goetia Series) by G A Rosenberg

 

Existing Imagination

 

“The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.”
— William Blake

 

In imagination I go
where on Land I cannot
sailing through skies and beings
unfamiliar yet known to me
I can handle the paradox
and fold time in two
and lay it out
as a blanket
on which we will drink Saturn’s tea.
We may forget this sojourn
for I always dip in Lethe fore I go
so each timeless time is new
Still I long for the day
when I shall remain
when the real imagines itself
— G A Rosenberg

 

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Dancing at Time's EndDancing at Time’s End by G A Rosenberg

 

OriaxOriax by G A Rosenberg

 

Imaginary Exercise

“Imagination is the real and eternal world of which this vegetable universe is but a faint shadow.”
— William Blake

Close your eyes and rest. See the door and walk towards it. There is writing on the door. What does it say? What kind of handle does the door have and what happens when you open it? That’s it. Open the door. What do you see? What colours are there? What sounds? What smells? Are you indoors or are you outside? What does the sky look like? What is the song that you hear in the background? Take a few steps and explore. What do you see? Have you been here before? Who or what is that coming towards you? Take all the time you need to explore and realize this world may be as real as the one you left from. You can return to this one any time you like or go to another. They are countless.
Blessings, G

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With Thoughts of SoaringWith Thoughts of Soaring (Vapula) by G A Rosenberg
Opening UpOpening Up by G A Rosenberg

How We See It

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the Eyes of others only a Green thing that stands in the way. Some see Nature all Ridicule and Deformity, and by these I shall not regulate my proportions; and some scarce see Nature at all. But to the Eyes of the Man of Imagination, Nature is Imagination itself. As a man is, So he Sees. As the Eye is formed, such are its Powers.”
— William Blake

To some, the universe is a pretty harsh place and life is a difficult process where one is constantly beaten down. To others it is wondrous. Each tree and each street light is magical. There are challenges yes but adventure too and one can easily become the other. Both viewpoints can come from people living in remarkably similar situations. Yet each thing that happens to them will further confirm their viewpoint. To one who sees themselves as the victim of their story, an argument with a friend will be seen as a betrayal. To the other it will be a gift of insight into how people think and act. A loss of a job can be seen as just another example of the world being against them or an opportunity to find something better or have some time off. It’s amazing how the same world can appear through two different lenses. Of course these are only two perspectives out of countless others. Each one an example of the many hues, the prism of experience can break into. Changing perspectives can be a challenge but being able to hold onto as many different ways of looking at things as possible can be endlessly rewarding.
Blessings, G

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Questing on Bear BackQuesting on Bear Back (Puson) by G A Rosenberg
Calm at the Centre of a Randomizing PatternCalm at the Centre of a Randomizing Pattern by G A Rosenberg