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Quote of the Day – January 20 2013

“You become powerful when you find the infinty at the centre of your Self. Then, and only then can you extract and wield Excalibur.”
–Malcolm Cook

 

Lately I have become friends with several people who wish to use some form of magic to control either their circumstances or even to effect change on a country or planetary level. They play all kinds of games seeking to bring themselves power. I can understand that. We all want things to go our way and especially when younger we want what we want when we want it.
However when it comes down to it, we are all ultimately powerful, we have this infinite core from which all manner of things can come. If we feel brought down by loneliness, by working on ourselves and our perception, we can see how connected we are to everything around us. In realizing this the way we act in relationship to this realization ends up attracting others and Boom the problem of loneliness is solved.
In much the same way we can attract money and fulfilment. It all comes down to being willing to as one friend says “do your f*cking yoga”– if we put half as much time in on self-knowledge, self-control and self-work that we do on trying to control our circumstances and the world than things would fall into place much faster.  The funny thing is that working on one’s self is to acknowledge our own responsibility in the equation. So often people want to be able to place the ‘blame’ on external causes when they fail to look at themselves. Of course self-work often means giving up the buzz of the quick fix. I’d rather go for joy than pleasure any day

Blessings, G

 

A quick postscript. Please do not interpret the above as meaning that I see no value in the practice of magic. Indeed, I believe that ritual can be a powerful tool in self-development. The great work that most magicians speak of is related to the realization of one’s own highest being and will.

 

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Complex Violet equations

Complex Purple Equations by G A Rosenberg

 
Mandala in the eye of the Hawk

Mandala within the Eye of the Hawk by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day December 12 2012

 

“The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now”
― Zig Ziglar

 

The quick fix.  We all know it. I can’t meditate my show is on. I can’t put money into my savings account the new iPhone5 came out. I want it all and I want it now. Discipline is for those other people. I’ve fallen into that trap so many times. It seems that it is part of our nature to go for the pleasure that something of the moment brings rather than the joy that comes from staying the path and building our dream. In the long view of course joy beats pleasure hands down and perhaps there can be found a balance between the two.
Blessings, G

 

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Queen of Cups copy

Tarot – Queen of Cups by G A Rosenberg

 

Meditation - Indigo NightMeditation – Indigo Night by G A Rosenberg