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Loosen the Chains

 

“The known is accidental, the unknown is the home of the real. To live in the known is bondage, to live in the unknown is liberation.”
— Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

 

In our human experience there is a limit to what we can know. Oh I’m not talking about peak or mystical experiences where the whole picture for brief instances lie open before us but the rest of our lives, the parts where we chop wood and carry water. Yet so many seem happy with these limits, they learn a brief bit and believe they know it all. They cement this with conviction, certainty and faith and use these weapons to take on all comers.
In any fight between what I know and what is possible to learn I will cede the battle always. I want to know more and to understand more and if that means sacrificing what I know now for something better than so be it. Have to at my convictions. Throttle my faith and stamp on my certainty. I will always thank you for it. If you can loosen my chains and expose me to the infinite of the unknown, you will have my eternal gratitude.
Blessings, G

 

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DescendingDescent by G A Rosenberg

 

Electric Skull MandalaElectric Skull Mandala by G A Rosenberg

 

Stretching Boundaries — A Thought Stream

 

“Everything has boundaries. The same holds true with thought. You shouldn’t fear boundaries, but you should not be afraid of destroying them. That’s what is most important if you want to be free: respect for and exasperation with boundaries.”
― Haruki Murakami

 

Pushing at boundaries, every day picking an area in my life where I can go further than I have before. I walk the dog a bit further and get more exercise. I spend a few more moments cleaning up. I start a new form of ritual or meditation or meditate a bit longer. I say hello to one more person or have a conversation with a stranger. I do something I have never done before. I read more pages or post a bit more. Perhaps I find a new way of being more honest with myself and others…I still have boundaries but I’ve expanded my capacity for life. The more we can do that the more we can do and be in both an inward and an outward sense…Oh we still have boundaries…yet to be free is to be boundless so the more those boundaries are stretched the freer we are…
Blessings, G

 

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Invitation to RenewalInvitation to a Fiery Renewal by G A Rosenberg

 

Inside Very Complex MoleculesInside Very Complex Molecules by G A Rosenberg

Breaking the Past

 

“Man is ignorant of the nature of his own being and powers. Even his idea of his limitations is based on experience of the past, and every step in his progress extends his empire. There is, therefore, no reason to assign theoretical limits to what he may be, or to what he may do.”
— Aleister Crowley

 

Are we our past mistakes or our past limits? Because in the past we were unable to accomplish something does that mean we are unable to do it now or is it possible that we can use past defeats and learn from them and accomplish more than we ever dreamed possible? Each day we recreate ourselves anew and that means another chance to do something that we have never done before. Oh I don’t mean that we repeat past attempts in the same way. It is a truism that doing the same thing in exactly the same way and expecting different results is the definition of insanity. Using the past as a teacher, looking within to see where things went wrong even if it was with our resolve can spur us on to achieving new heights and ever expand our awareness. I can’t imagine anything more hopeful than that.
Blessings, G

 

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Guardian ExplorerGuardian Explorer by G A Rosenberg

 

Flame FlowerFlame Flower by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – December 31 2012

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”
― T.S. Eliot

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How do we find our way outside our comfort zone? To me, the idea of a zone presupposes a border, a barrier of sorts. In this case, the barrier might be made up of our definitions of ourself, how far if you will that we will go in any given direction given the circumstance. To grow and to evolve we need to push this, need to risk going too far even if it might mean breaking the person we are in order to become someone new.

Self definition by its nature seems limiting especially if it is a static rather than a dynamic definition. How far are you willing to go to expand your sense of self.? When is the last time you attempted to find out?

Blessings, G

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Indigo Flames

Indigo Flames by G A Rosenberg
Expansion of LifeLife Expansion  by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – November 1 2011

“If words are not things, or maps are not the actual territory, then, obviously, the only possible link between the objective world and the linguistic world is found in structure, and structure alone.”
–Alfred Korzybski

If I was to take Dr Korzybski at his word in this, then I would see that we can never say what something is or describe it fully. The most we can do would be to describe what it looks like or how it feels. That means that everything when described by words becomes reduced to metaphor. That explains so much. After all as I continue to find more and more, that something may be as it has been described to me but almost always it contains so much more. This applies in so many ways particularly when it comes to people. Whenever someone’s characteristics have been described to me, I always find myself saying, “yes but they contain so much more than that.” It becomes to easy to limit others with a few words of choice description. As a matter of fact quite often politicians rely on this fact.
— G A Rosenberg

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Bouquet by G A Rosenberg

Random Ducked by G A Rosenberg

Thoughts on the Journey

It is always in progress

It is not a race. Our spirits all move towards actualization (full self-realization through lifetimes) at their own pace and we move towards knowledge of our spirit at our own pace. There is no prize for getting there first.

We do accelerate tho when we slow down to help out another. Indeed realizing that we’re all in this together seems to be a main realization point along the road…
By all means train if that is your inclination.. Training (meditation, energy manipulation, energy charging etc) is fun and useful. When it becomes something you have to do rather than something done in joy that doesn’t seem like training and can set you back…

There is no one path to get there. If anything, every aspect of spirit (each of us) has their own road. For moments or for lifetimes ( a less brief moment in eternity) our road may converge with other’s. Our higher selves (or inner master or Spirit guides, whatever guidance system you use or all of them) will tell us for how long or how far..

There is not one being whom we draw into our path whom we cannot learn something from. Likewise there is no being who cannot learn from us.. Be open to the lesson or lessons. Be open to when they’re over.

We are limitless… Any limits we feel are those we needed at some point in able to help us along…Don’t be afraid to exceed your self-imposed limitations.

Any words we use to describe ourselves, any definitions are by their nature limiting. We may be this for a time but we are so much more…

The journey never ends

Everything on this list may be wrong =)