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Quote of the Day – December 15 2012

“Everyone does magic all the time in different ways. “Life” plus “significance” = magic.”
― Grant Morrison

 

Empowerment. To invest with power? That seems silly. Aren’t we all pretty powerful? Sometimes we need to be reminded of it, tis all. Like the song says “Oz didn’t give nothing to the tin man, that he didn’t already have”. In the Hindu Ramayana the deity Hanuman has many abilities but he can only use them when others believe he can. Ultimately we all have amazing abilities and powers. Most of us tell ourselves we are powerless. We even come up with elaborate stories to explain why we are powerless and who it is to blame for our lack of power.
That isn’t to say that we’re not capable of doing pretty horrible things to each other. Unfortunately many of us know what its like to be scarred by another. Of course, many of us also know what its like to scar in return.
Empowering tho is different. Somewhere inside of us we realize what we’re capable of and it scares us witless. If we have these abilities, isn’t it our responsibility to use them to help each other? Responsibility can be a pretty frightening thing, can’t it. So we put our fingers in our ears and sing “la la la” very loudly whenever someone dare tells us what we are capable of.
What would it be like if we all took things in our hands, woke up from our complacency and started using our powers to help and heal each other? That would be pretty significant in itself, wouldn’t it?
Blessings, G

 

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KIng of Wands

Tarot – King of Wands by G A Rosenberg

 

purple sojournPurple Sojourn by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – Dec 8 2012

“You have to take risks, he said. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen. Every day, God gives us the sun–and also one moment in which we have the ability to change everything that makes us unhappy. Every day, we try to pretend that we haven’t perceived that moment, that it doesn’t exist–that today is the same as yesterday and will be the same as tomorrow. But if people really pay attention to their everyday lives, they will discover that magic moment. It may arrive in the instant when we are doing something mundane, like putting our front-door key in the lock; it may lie hidden in the quiet that follows the lunch hour or in the thousand and one things that all seem the same to us. But that moment exists–a moment when all the power of the stars becomes a part of us and enables us to perform miracles.”
― Paulo Coelho

What was the magic moment of your day? How can you nurture that moment, sustain it and cause it to grow into a magical time… I think that the method that Paulo Coelho suggests to discover the moment in the first place. Paying attention. Tere are times when our attention, our focus is the most legitimate coin that we have, perhaps most of the time.
Blessings, G

 

 

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The Chamber

The Chamber by G A Rosenberg

Looped

Looped by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – December 4 2012

“Creativity is contagious, pass it on”
– Albert Einstein

Do you believe that magic exists? that spells may be woven, that things may be changed through sheer will? Well of course you do. We’ve all read of parents able to lift cars off endangered children and speed records being broken. We do the unusual every day and sometimes the miraculous just takes longer. Just think, every day, every minute we create our reality and see others creating theirs. This doesn’t mean that there is not an underlying objective reality after all the elephant exists no matter how many different parts of it we grab. But the perspective we have at any given moment and how that changes, that is miraculous. We can go from villain of the story to hero or backwards, we can become mighty or week, our mates can be the most amazing people we know or the most horrible. We create every moment we can’t help ourselves and yes it is contagious. You’re it. May I never be cured.
Blessings, G

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Building the Mystery

Building A Mystery by G A Rosenberg

The Empress

Tarot Trump III – The Empress by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – July 14 2012

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”
― William Butler Yeats

Another night walking the dogs. The skies are hazy due to fires in Washington and the moon down to her last quarter so the night with its first cool breeze kind of wraps around us as we walk. I hold the question in my mind about what subject should I use for tonight’s blog and the answer comes back “Wonder” and for several minutes the inner light flashes on. I reach out for a tree and I feel it still filled with life not only its own but that of the moss and bugs that call it home. A plane flies overhead and I get struck by the lives of all the passengers, some of them reading and sleeping. Others waiting to land with the accompanying little thrill of anticipation that strike so many of us at take offs and landings.

I pass houses and people sleep, read, watch television, read email, each ones with lives at least as vital as my own. Grass and other plants sleep for the night but still have the imperative to grow and thrive. I have been experiencing first hand that Dan Millman quote from his Peaceful Warrior books that there is ‘never nothing happening” and its amazing. I feel gratitude for the gift of insight.
Blessings, G

 

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Night Journey by G A Rosenberg

 

Atomic Teal Mandala by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – June 23 2012

“When you’re touched by magic, nothing’s ever quite the same again. What really makes me sad is all those people who never have the chance to know that touch. They’re too busy, or they just don’t hold with make-believe, so they shut the door without really knowing it was there to be opened in the first place.”
― Charles de Lint

People who have opened themselves to magic stand out by a mile. They tend to see the magic in everything and many of them are able to touch it and harmonize with it. Today I watched a friend of mine start toning with the whining sound of a bus driving by. He matched and harmonized and I can imagine him doing much the same with the babble of a brook or the whirring of mosquitos. For that moment tho he was touching magic. Funny how it comes from both within and without.

Touching magic isn’t difficult. It’s a matter of paying attention and noticing what’s around you and honouring it in grass and field, tree and street light, anywhere and most important understanding that the same force flows within all of us.

Blessings, G

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Honouring the Tree by G A Rosenberg
Missile Mandala by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – May 31 2012

“Please consider yourself, now and henceforth, and no matter what anyone else ever asks of you, free to do any damned thing you want that doesn’t hurt someone else unnecessarily”
–Lady Sally McGee (Spider Robinson)

Another one of those quotes that not much has to be said about it. In some ways to me it is our self-evident right, in others it is more freedom than most of us ever feel we have.
I’d like to think its how I lived my life. I left home when I wanted to explore, I went where and how I wanted to. I got myself into tricky situations and extricated myself, often without help.
I freed myself from people who wanted me to believe what they believed and people who wanted me to be their idea of me rather than who I was. I might not be sure of who I was but each time I learned a bit more about who I wasn’t.
Of course it is always that last part, the part about not hurting others unnecessarily that tends to be the tricky part. It takes awhile to gain that discernment over the unnecessarily part and even longer to realize that someone else can include myself as well. Still gradually I learned it and found out as I’ve gone along that each part of the statement gets tested. I guess that’s true of us all.
Blessings, G

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Magickal Child by G A Rosenberg

Vision Play Mandala by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – April 27 2011

“Every time we fix something that broken, whether it’s a car engine or a broken heart, that an act of magic. And what makes it magic is that we choose to create or help, just as we can choose to harm.”
― Charles de Lint

There’s so much out there that needs fixing. So much inside of us as well. At the same time, I’ve been noticing something more and more of late. So much of finding our way to health has to do with forgiving ourselves for being hurt in the first place. We forget that we’ve placed those lessons in our path because they were what we most needed to become the people we are. How could we comfort someone who’s life is hurting if we never felt hurt ourselves? How could we relate to lost love, lost chances and lost hope and help others to heal themselves through it if we had no basis to relate? Each of my scars mental or physical throughout this life and all others have been tickets to empathy and compassion so I am grateful for them.
Blessings G

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Watching the Fractal Sunset by G A Rosenberg

Abstract B by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – January 20 2012

“When you’re touched by magic, nothing’s ever quite the same again. What really makes me sad is all those people who never have the chance to know that touch. They’re too busy, or they just don’t hold with make-believe, so they shut the door without really knowing it was there to be opened in the first place.”
— Charles de Lint

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The View From the Window in My Mind by G A Rosenberg

Infinity by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – September 3 2011

People live for the dream in their hearts. And I have yet to know anyone who has not some secret dream, some hope, however dim, some storied wall to look at in the some painted window leading to the soul.

–Zane Grey

Any act of creation whether it be creation of communication, or of art, music, drama is an act of magic. We evoke feelings and emotions and exalt them…We communicate them to others and thus affect them. We can also summon up and banish inner demons that cannot long survive the open air….

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Seaside Dusk by G A Rosenberg