Cry of the Restless Youth


“But you, children of space, you restless in rest, you shall not be trapped nor tamed.”
― Kahlil Gibran


Let’s move
Let’s Go
Invoke the Spirits
Use the force
We’ll invent the purpose
we just need to…
we just have to move
Pursued from the inside out
we roam free
as we run to stay free
Avoiding traps
including of the self…
we chase our tales
and we tell our tails
to stay behind
Chaos is our natural state
yet we resist even that
We are the wild ones
we are the young
and we will prevail
as long as we keep moving
— G A Rosenberg


Blessings, G


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In the Cave's Dim LightIn the Cave’s Dim Light by G A Rosenberg


Patterned ExistancePatterned Existence by G A Rosenberg


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
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
— 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


Balance of Joy and Sorrow


“Some of you say, “Joy is greater than sorrow,” and others say, “Nay, sorrow is the greater.”
But I say unto you, they are inseparable.
Together they come, and when one sits alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.”
― Kahlil Gibran


Perhaps the perfect time to talk about sadness is when I’m not feeling particularly sad yet feeling attuned to the sadness of others. There does seem to be more than enough to go around. Yet joy and sorrow do have one of those weird conservation of energy relationships. They can’t be created or destroyed but they can be converted one to the other. I do know that the people I have met who feel sorrow the deepest are the ones who seem to have the greatest capacity for joy and vice versa. Yet when feeling joy, how much is sorrow in our minds and when feeling deep sorrow, that 2 Am grey ashes in the soul feeling, joy feels out of the question, something almost unattainable.Oddly enough about the only way to heal another’s sorrow seems to be a willingness to listen and shoulder some of it if only as a witness. By drawing off some of the sorrow, then perhaps joy can slowly reawaken.
Blessings, G


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Eyes of the StormEyes of the Storm by G A Rosenberg


Hounding My DreamsHounding My Dreams by G A Rosenberg


You Understand…


“I have found both freedom and safety in my madness; the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us.”
― Khalil Gibran, The Madman


You understood my secret self
and took away my refuge.
No longer could I hide
behind the unknowable
I had to step out
and claim sanity’s burden
within your knowing smile.
There are those who revel
in being unknown
while they clamour
at fools’ innocence
Not knowing you cannot have it both ways
Your have made a window in my airless room
and my heart forgives you.


Blessings, G


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No Rescue RequiredNo Rescue Required by G A Rosenberg


A Tree Remains in the ForestA Tree Remains in the Forest by G A Rosenberg


Pain’s Gifts… A Consciousness Stream


“Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding… And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy”
― Kahlil Gibran


Pain has given me many gifts.
Empathy has come from memories of pain shared.
Body awareness has come from Pain’s messages.
Perspective has come when I see those
who’s suffering has cause to be much deeper
yet carried so much lighter.
Also what hurt so deeply long ago
that I thought it unbearable
now has faded to a mere itch
if remembered at all.
(A gift of memory and time as well)
I find little of nobility in my own pain
and dislike the common game of comparing scars.
Yet still for the gifts of pain I feel grateful
and no doubt will unwrap many more.
Blessings, G


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Magician (Alt)Magician (Alt) by G A Rosenberg


Butterfly Colours obscuring an Idyllic LandscapeButterfly Colours Obscuring an Idyllic Landscape by G A Rosenberg


Retreading Potpouri


A bit of a mixture of old and new tonight as I am determined to get back on track with the tarot book. Tomorrow: All-New Material.
Tonight — A bit of old and a bit of new…


“I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.”
― Hermann Hesse


Inate lemons into lemonade.. tires into tirades… we seek meaning and find it in the strangest ways in the strangest places..turn around and see it in some strangers’ faces. At times cut off we feel so empty…need a fill, need a thrill… all too often, we may want a pill, find a cure… want to be sure…what lies within..find a new spin… meditate, not medicate and find the how…the reason that brings value to how we ended up here in the first place…


“The Reality Of The Other Person Lies Not In What He Reveals To You, But What He Cannot Reveal To You.
Therefore, If You Would Understand Him, Listen Not To What He Says, But Rather To What He Does Not Say.”
–Kahlil Gibran


I find magic in being able to be comfortably with another person in silence. Far too often it seems, when we share an environment where conversation does not reign , we start making assumptions out of fear. “Why doesn’t he / she say something? Are they angry? Did I do something to offend them?” We try to fill up their silence with words of our own devising. The more comfortable I feel with myself, the more I can quiet the chatter of the model of the other I have created in my head and I can actually be open to both them and myself.
Blessings, G </h4?

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Playing Behind the ScenesPlaying Behind the Scenes by G A Rosenberg


Twilight trickstersTwilight Tricksters by G A Rosenberg



“In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans; in one aspect of You are found all the aspects of existence.”
― Kahlil Gibran


Things have gotten hectic lately with what feels like too many things coming in to sort through. As is often the case this manifested in the physical when I jumped up to answer the door and my foot caught in the chord connecting my external hard drive, the one containing all my art, to the computer. It crashed to the floor and then internally crashed. Luckily last month I backed up everything I had done up to then so relatively was lost. Still, it will take time to grab everything and restore them off of the backups which means that there will be loss. But then that’s often the problem when we have too many plates spinning at once, eventually something will crash. This is not necessarily a bad thing. It gives perspective on what’s important, what’s necessary and where the priorities lie. Most of us have too much ‘data’ and too many ‘files open’ at once and need a purge every now and then.
Blessings, G


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Valley of FlamesValley of Flames by G A Rosenberg


BurstBurst by G A Rosenberg

You Shall Be Free

“You shall be free indeed when your days are not without a care, nor your nights without a want and a grief, but rather when these things girdle your life and yet you rise above them naked and unbound.”
― Kahlil Gibran


Can you picture a life free from care, free from want never with anything to grieve over? Can you imagine no challenges that come up, no arguments or trouble? Wow, then what would it take to encourage growth? How would I see where my blind spots were? I can’t imagine that a life like that would be anything but stagnant. I want to have challenges that I learn from. I want to know grief and sometimes anger and hurt. I want to know them for what they are and find the joy and lesson that comes from dealing with each one. I will dare the thorn for the gift of the rose’s beauty always.
Blessings, G


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New GatewayNew Gateway by G A Rosenberg


The Eye of the StoneEye of the Stone by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – January 30 2013

“No human relation gives one possession in another—every two souls are absolutely different. In friendship or in love, the two side by side raise hands together to find what one cannot reach alone.”
― Kahlil Gibran

We all reflect the universe in different ways and so become teachers and students to each other. Each one of us can help any other to travel further along their path. Not only in harmony, some people teach us most by being a combination of qualities and opinions we just can’t stand and from experience I know what a good teacher that can be.
Not only do we learn from other people but from anything we encounter. A friend of mine said to me today that “There is nothing that is not GU-RU” and he defined the term GURU as “dispeller of darkness”. I rather like that. We light the way for each other.
Blessings, G

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When He Has An Opening He'll See You
When There is an Opening He Will See You by G A Rosenberg

That's a Moire

That’s a Moire by G A Rosenberg

Weekend Mandalas.

“Your children are not your children.
They are sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you.
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For thir souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the make upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness.
For even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He also loves the bow that is stable.”
― Kahlil Gibran


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Flourite Carnelian  Journey


Parenting can be a tough gig some times. As my son (now 13) gets older, I start realizing  some of the ordeals, choices and discussions I put my parents through and I am appreciative for the grace and support they were able to show me. Even more perhaps the amount that they were able to show each other.


“No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I’m not talking about the kids. Their behavior is always normal.”
― Bill Cosby


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Still I don’t think I’d trade the gig for anything. My family as I have said before has both grounded me and given me amazing wings. I hope that in the long run that that is what we are providing for our son.
Blessings, G


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