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Noticing (Mental Snapshots)

“It doesn’t really matter who said it – it’s so obviously true. Bevore you can write anything, you have to notice something.”
― John Irving

 

If I were to write about what I noticed, I would write about the cat, one princess by name and disposition, uncharacteristically quiet (she likes to call out both her needs and my inattention from the doorway) in my office looking for the right shadow to jump at. I notice my friends online joking, laughing, complaining, healing and hurting each in turn and cycle, all teaching me so much. I could write about the easy feeling I have from a rather wonderful evening of good food and conversation with some amazing friends from which my three notes to myself read
1) Right Use of Language
2) Game Theory and Schools
3) The Ivory Tower Force
each of which could lead to a short written piece.
I could contemplate the tarot reading I did today for friends. I tried something I don’t do very often. Rather than lay the cards out in any kind of tableau, I did a synchronicity reading, letting cards come as they would. I find this type of thing works well when I am doing an online reading where the person being read for can not shuffle the cards themselves. In this case the cards came out pertinent to the situation. I don’t do readings very often anymore, preferring to use the cards for purposes of meditation and contemplation. When I do a reading for someone I are giving them access to information that they have chosen not to give themselves in another way. The information is filtered through my consciousness which makes me responsible for what the person does with the information. But some people I don’t say no to and as I said this was one I feel relatively good about.
Blessings, G

 

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KnotsKnots by G A Rosenberg

 

HolographicHolographic by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – September 5 2012

“People only ask questions when they’re ready to hear the answers.”
― John Irving

If we accept that we only question the things that we’re ready to learn than perhaps it is time to ask. Why do so many cause themselves needless heartache and how can I help make it better? Why do some people believe that they are chosen by God and so are more deserving ? How do we cure them of their madness and heal the damage they have caused? How can I lose judgement but keep love? How can I overcome my own blindness? What is the next step and how can I find the courage to take it? What is utopia and how can I help build it?
I feel ready for these answers and so many more….
Blessings, G

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Bowed but Not Beaten by G A Rosenberg

Mandala in a Storm  by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – June 5 2012

“Your memory is a monster; you forget – it doesn’t. It simply files things away. It keeps things for you, or hides things from you – and summons them to your recall with will of its own. You think you have a memory; but it has you!”
― John Irving

“What do you remember?”
“I remember walking down the hill helping Sadie with her crutch. Several of us were on a hike. It was a beautiful day. I had begun questioning what I was doing there at the farm and in California with the group.”
Once I started it seemed I couldn’t stop. After all this was one of my best memories.
“All of a sudden I felt covered in sunshine. I could feel myself, Sadie, all the others. Not only feel them from the outside but from the inside. I felt totally connected with my surroundings and with my life, part of everything. I could have died at that moment and it would have been perfect. It was also perfect that I continued. In a way I think every moment I’ve spent since has been to try to get that back.”
“And have you…”
“Once or twice yes.”, I smiled.
Blessings, G

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Gazing into Blue Starfields by G A Rosenberg

Monkeying Around by G A Rosenberg