Magical Places


“Magical places are always beautiful and deserve to be contemplated … Always stay on the bridge between the invisible and the visible.”
— Paulo Coelho


Close your eyes and take my hand
I want to take you to my special place
through the forest beneath coloured skies
to the beach beneath the moonlight
The waves lap and flow inward
and the breeze sweeps us
Crickets and merriment are the sounds we hear
and the taste of the salt on our tongues
There is no need for words here
just enjoy this with me
and imagine what’s beyond the sea
beyond the beach
beyond our hearts and being
and feel it touch us here
under the night sky.
— G A Rosenberg


Blessings, G


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Seeking FreedomSeeking Freedom by G A Rosenberg


Embedded Lynx in a ChainEmbedded Lynx in a Chain by G A Rosenberg


The Only Way Out is Through


“You must be the person you have never had the courage to be. Gradually, you will discover that you are that person, but until you can see this clearly, you must pretend and invent.”
— Paulo Coelho


of not measuring up
of not keeping up
of not being enough
of being too much
of not being right
at the right time
in the right place
when needed or not needed
Feeling the fears fed
by predators
of heart and bed
both outside and inside my head.
in the night
of delight?
well insight
in spite of the fear
or because of it
Seeking comfort in strange gods
and new headspace
for a way out
or a way in
or a way through
Stripping myself
of tears
and fears
and years
exposing myself
naked vulnerable
and pushing it all away
I am more than this
and I never lost my strength
Letting it all go
and letting it all flow.
— G A Rosenberg


Blessings, G


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ManifestationManifestation by G A Rosenberg


Her Awareness and MalachiteHer Awareness and Malachite by G A Rosenberg


Reality Chilling


“At every moment of our lives, we all have one foot in a fairy tale and the other in the abyss.”
— Paulo Coelho


Caught up in the fantasy of my everyday life
I follow through with no follow through
as the hours pass on
It’s a tightrope and I balance
with no net
between my wants and what has to get done.
There’s a chasm underneath me
and I ignore so much
missing out what other people tell me
One day I may fall
but I’ll catch myself again
I love the risk involved
in reaching for my dreams
yet there’s a nightmare circling my head.
— G A Rosenberg


Blessings, G


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Calling on Thought and MemoryCalling on Thought and Memory by G A Rosenberg


Moving Through Green FlamesMoving Through the Green Flames by G A Rosenberg


Better to Try Than Fear


Everything tells me that I am about to make a wrong decision, but making mistakes is just part of life. What does the world want of me? Does it want me to take no risks, to go back to where I came from because I didn’t have the courage to say “yes” to life?”
― Paulo Coelho


I want to make mistakes. I want to have messes to clean up and things to make right. I want to know that I have taken chances in my life and tried new things. A life free from mistakes is a life that is stagnant. For how can one learn to do something correctly without first making an error or two along the way. Luckily for me this has never been much of an issue. I just take responsibility for it and move on. It’s usually just that simple. I would rather make a thousand errors than avoid trying something new out of fear. How about you?
Blessings, G


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Maelstrom SpiritMaelstrom Spirit by G A Rosenberg


Orchestrating the Sunset (Abstract)Orchestrating the Sunset by G A Rosenberg



“Why is patience so important?”
“Because it makes us pay attention.”
― Paulo Coelho


Patience streams
through ebb and flow
I float in my inner tube
with no place to be
and no ready destination in site
Sometimes I build up speed
as the current takes me
other times i get caught up too close too shore
and come to a standstill
until I find a way to push off again
Still I am conscious
of the tube, of the water and of the sun streaming
as it takes me at an unhurried pace
towards its end…
— G A Rosenberg


Blessings, G


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Outside ViewOutside View by G A Rosenberg


Spinning Off the EdgeSpinning Off the Edge by G A Rosenberg

Fortunate First Steps


“Fortunate are those who take the first steps.”
― Paulo Coelho


To change and grow takes courage. All too often we believe that we will change instantly just by wishing it to be so. That is an important step to be sure. Tho it is only the starting step. Next comes the actual doing of the change, the steps needed to make it work.
Say for instance, we want to change our habit of procrastination. We make goals for ourselves that we will see a few projects through to the end. We then have to work towards achieving the goals. Perhaps we decide that for 15 minutes a day we will do something that we have been putting off for awhile. Call and make the appointments we’ve been putting off. Research or write the next page or poem. Meditate. Baby steps are ok. If we can do just that one thing each day that brings us closer to achieving what we want and get into that habit,we will quickly find ourselves progressing. It’s those continual fortunate first steps that build the momentum to bring us success.
Blessings, G


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To Enter the GardenTo Enter the Garden by G A Rosenberg


Red StarRed Star by G A Rosenberg

Stepping Off


“We always know which is the best road to follow, but we follow only the road that we have become accustomed to.”
― Paulo Coelho


There is something in our nature that is prone to follow the path of least resistance. I know of many people who exist in lives that they don’t enjoy and may even hate only because it is what they are used to. They may even realize that they have to make changes in order to have a more fulfilled happier lives and yet they stick to the same routines no matter how self-injurious they may be. About the only way for them to get off that merry-go-round is to shock them out of their complacency in some way. Eventually the universe, our sub-conscious or our spiritual selves (depending on your paradigm) will set events in motion to snap us out of it. Either we meet just the right teacher or our lives fall apart in just the right way to effect an awakening that this is not how our lives have to be. When this happens we have a choice. We can either try to reassemble our lives in the pattern that we’ve been following or we can step off of that road and find another one. One that may be truer to what our inner voice tells us is a better life. All too often we chose the former out of a fear of the unknown. However, if we can grasp the vision, our lives can be so much better if we just step off.
Blessings, G


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Star ReachStar Reach by G A Rosenberg


IndigoGreenIndigo Green by G A Rosenberg

For Us All


“When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”
― Paulo Coelho


For you
I will become better
My words chosen with more care
My actions will flow with my words
I will be kinder more meditative
and strive to love the other
in everyone I see.
For myself
I will become fulfilled
I will find my purpose
and seek my will
My being will flow with the all
I will be truer more honest
and strive to live the truth
that I have yet to learn,
For the All
I will become integral
I will find the patterns
and seek the divine
in everything I see.
I will be compassionate more hopeful
and strive to teach the heart
that beats in each of us
— G A Rosenberg


blessings, G

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Black Lotus in the StormBlack Lotus in the Storm by G A Rosenberg


Wired StarsWired Stars by G A Rosenberg

What We Deserve…


“We deserve all the good things that happen to us. Don’t feel guilty. Accept the blessings”
— Paulo Coelho


When I first read the above quote, I was struck by how many different levels there can be in a simple eloquent statement. On the one hand I asked myself, is he saying that we deserve and are deserving of whatever comes to us either good or bad? Does that mean that people who suffer deserve their suffering? It occurred to me that that is a stretch for Mr. Coelho does not talk about the bad things but the good.
I have know several people who were so convinced that all they deserved was hardship and pain that when their lives actually improved, they sabotaged them because they did not feel they deserved it. In many cases, the people who did this were kids which made it even rougher to experience along with them. If only they could see that the full experience of life was available to them, the joy and delight as well as the sorrow. Indeed this full gamut seems to come part and parcel with the spirit and the DNA. If only we could accept it.
Likewise, if we only see the good, then our experience is also limited. Many times it is through adversity that we receive our greatest gifts. We become able to see just how strong we are and we develop compassion for others in whatever difficulties that they are experiencing. Indeed, often the parts of our lives that seem the most difficult are the ones we look back and treasure.
I hope to maintain equilibrium and continue to know both joy and pain, compassion and appreciation.
Blessings, G


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Volcanic EveningVolcanic Evening by G A Rosenberg


Alternating CurrentsAlternating Currents by G A Rosenberg

Going the ‘Wrong’ Way


“Many times the ‘wrong’ train took me to the right place”
— Paulo Coelho


From the age of seventeen until well into my thirties my life choices could easily be judged as off. I did everything from leaving high school and home for half a year and joining a religious cult to hitchhiking across country to coming out to exploring as many different head spaces and points of view as possible. Oh for most of it, I was employed gainfully tho even then they were either jobs that involved travelling from city to city or sales jobs that I was vastly unsuited for. I also had a few minimum wage jobs and a few stints where I read cards professionally. Those, my family would look somewhat askew at tho they dismissed it as me being a ‘free spirit’ (as opposed to one chained? I would often wonder.) Still all of this wandering and exploring has helped shape me in pretty great ways. I have had direct experiences of the universe. I have met fascinating people from all walks of life and am probably more accepting and less judging of the choices of others than most of the people I know. If not for all of the adventuring I never would have fallen in love, gotten married and been raising children. I would never have had the courage to create and sell art or the willingness to explore my life and my spirit in so many ways. I have been blessed by all of the wrong trains I have taken and would not have chosen any other way.
Blessings, G


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Lord of the WoodsHern, Lord of the Wood by G A Rosenberg


InterspatialInterspatial by G A Rosenberg