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


Magenta Spin


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


Worlds Kaleidescope

Quote of the Day – October 22 2012

“A traveller am I and a navigator, and every day I discover a new region within my soul”
–Kahlil Gibran, Sand and Foam

Of course, some of these regions are easier to integrate into the map of my soul that I carry within me easier than others. At times I get both dismayed at the depths I still carry within me and elated at the heights that I can reach. Still that’s the challenge innit? To be able to know how low we are capable of sinking, how bright we can shine and all of the flavours in between and surrounding those extremes and see each one as its own challenge. So often, on the mundane level we become use to responding to each new thing, whether it be a flavour of ice cream, a surprise, entertainment or even another person with either a “yikes” or a “goodie”. I keep thinking how cool it would be to start channeling my warrior aspect more and more to the extent that there are no yikes, no goodies just challenges and new aspects to be understood (Grocked)_ and cherished….

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Healing the Land by G A Rosenberg


Rainbow-Hued by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – October 1 2012

“If you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”
–Atticus Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird)


What is it you can’t stand? Who do you despise? Do you have problems with the heads of any particular governments? Can you just not abide at all the people who run the banks? Your boss? People on welfare? Bigots? Rapists? Child Molesters? When was the last time you tried to truly empathize with them? Could you walk a mile in Mitt Romney’s shoes and understand him? I don’t say agree but truly understand his viewpoint and where he’s coming from. To me this is the true epitome of empathy and if you can’t do that then there well, you still haven’t gotten it.

How can we consider ourselves compassionate if we only empathize with the people who we like and agree with. If nothing else, understanding may bring solution where not understanding  just exacerbates. Yes its difficult.  I’ve worked at this most of my life and it saddens me that more don’t do the same.  Very few people are villains in their own mind and understanding may actually make it easier to  change these viewpoints.

Blessings, G

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Creation Mandala by G A Rosenberg


Journey Mandala by G A Rosenberg

Monday Mandalas

“The ‘squaring of the circle’ is one of the many archetypal motifs which form the basic patterns of our dreams and fantasies. But it is distinguished by the fact that it is one of the most important of them from the functional point of view. Indeed, it could even be called the archetype of wholeness.”
— Carl Jung

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Textured Mandala by G A Rosenberg

Gold Wave Mandala by G A Rosenberg

Cosmic Spiral by G A Rosenberg