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This is a New Year

 

Neil Gaiman’s New Year Message for 2015:
“”Be kind to yourself in the year ahead.

Remember to forgive yourself, and to forgive others. It’s too easy to be outraged these days, so much harder to change things, to reach out, to understand.

Try to make your time matter: minutes and hours and days and weeks can blow away like dead leaves, with nothing to show but time you spent not quite ever doing things, or time you spent waiting to begin.

Meet new people and talk to them. Make new things and show them to people who might enjoy them.

Hug too much. Smile too much. And, when you can, love.”
–Neil Gaiman

 

It’s here. Well, for most of the world as of this typing anyway. Another chance, another moment, a brand spanking New Year. In it I will try to accomplish a bit more, be a bit happier and a bit kinder. I will learn that much more from mistakes I will make and at the end of it perhaps understand a bit more. I wish you all the same.
Blessings, G

 

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Turning Her Back on Death and LifeTurning Her Back on Death And Life by G A Rosenberg

 

Wistful Dreams of a New YearWistful Dreams of a New Year by G A Rosenberg

 

Best of 2013 (Part 2)

 

“May the New Year bring you courage to break your resolutions early! My own plan is to swear off every kind of virtue, so that I triumph even when I fall!”
― Aleister Crowley

 

My wish for all here– I have not found anyone or anything who has stated it better:

 

Neil Gaiman on New Year’s:

 

“A decade ago, I wrote:

May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.

And almost half a decade ago I said,

…I hope you will have a wonderful year, that you’ll dream dangerously and outrageously, that you’ll make something that didn’t exist before you made it, that you will be loved and that you will be liked, and that you will have people to love and to like in return. And, most importantly (because I think there should be more kindness and more wisdom in the world right now), that you will, when you need to be, be wise, and that you will always be kind.

And for this year, my wish for each of us is small and very simple.

And it’s this.

I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.

So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it.

Make your mistakes, next year and forever.”
— Neil Gaiman
Blessings and Wishes for a year that delights and challenges, G

 

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Night ShadingNight Shading by G A Rosenberg

 

Auric ShadowAuric Shadow by G A Rosenberg

 

Biting ThroughBiting Through by G A Rosenberg

 

Manifesting the Rainbow MomentManifesting the Rainbow Moment by G A Rosenberg

Ashes and Rising

 

“How could you rise anew if you have not first become ashes?”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

 

I can taste the ashes of 2013 as the last moon of the year gets swallowed up and will be born anew on the New Year. It is a time of endings and contemplation of New Beginnings. A New Year is like an ultimate blank page (or screen as I keep saying). I have some ideas of what 2014 will bring yet there is still a few pages left in the volume we currently hold. Do we leave them blank or do we finish up with a nice summary? I am about ready to light the torch paper on this one. I will use the next few days to reflect a bit on what has passed and what may rise anew.
Blessings, G

 

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Last Man StandingLast Man Standing by G A Rosenberg

 

Multidimensional CrossroadsMultidimensional Crossroads by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – January 1 2013

“Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.”
— F. Scott Fitzgerald

Happy 2013. May all the things that no longer serve, have ended with 2012, all the things that we wish to persist continue and all things we wish to have, enter into our lives in this new year. May we love and know abundance along with challenges that awareness of this world and our own shadow nature bring. May we look forward to what is to come with little disappointment in what has come before but rather an acknowledgement that that was what we needed then and what we need now to be a little more complex.
Blessings, G

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Cosmic Birth

Crowned and Conquering Child by G A Rosenberg

Motion in Space

Motion in Space by G A Rosenberg