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Back Home … Putting it All in Context

 

“If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant, or weak, return to yourself, to who you are, here and now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong.”
― Masaru Emoto

 

I hoped to do some all out blogging today. I have been working on some new art, and still have posts about Venice and coming home to write about. Jet lag does tend to interfere a bit. So instead will spend some time returning to myself and tomorrow will start anew.
Thank you all for following the journey.
Blessings, G

 

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Aprroaching the Airport in VeniceApproaching the Airport in Venice (Via Water taxi)

 

Back in BC Flying Over MountainsBack in BC flying over Mountains

 

Turn and Return

“There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.”
― Nelson Mandela

 

Do we ever return to the same place twice? It seems whether its changes in mood, energy level, perception or perhaps something experiential, we are never quite the same person from day to day so even the ways we interact with our familiar environments change from day to day. It’s a great reason to take stock of things every day to see how they’ve changed, we’ve changed or both. I know that noticing these things especially how they relate to others in my environment is another of the reasons why boredom stopped being an issue for me long ago.Sometimes, especially after a day of difficult interactions or after a night of little or no sleep, these changes don’t always seem positive. Tho, in the long run, often it is exactly those times that show where real growth and realization is necessary. Sometimes I need to be pulled away from my center to know for sure where that center is. I doubt I am alone in this.
Blessings, G

 

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Shark and the World Dancer

 

Plasma RipplesPlasma Ripples by G A Rosenberg

Tarot Post – Four of Swords

 

Four of Swords (Truce)

 

Four of SwordsFour of Swords (Revised) by G A Rosenberg

 

Rest from raging storms

Your heart shelters those who need

Solace is given

 

The battle has been long

and nothing decided

my soul feels wearied

my burden heavy

I will leave the field of combat

for a time

withdraw from all

and find my true being

The battle will rejoin anew

and I shall be refreshed

for now only greater awareness may come

and with it growth

and renewed vigour

with which to address the fight…

 

The suit of swords represents thought, ideas, plans and conflicts. Fours express a stability and manifestation of the energy involved. There are times when our thoughts become too much for us and the inherent conflicts and battles that arise feel like a never-ending battle. We need to establish a truce, a withdrawal from conflict to meditate and be silent within ourselves, to gain further energy with which we will return and find resolution or synthesis of the ongoing struggle. The four of swords represents this time of withdrawal and meditation.

 

Astrological Correspondence-Jupiter in Libra- The Jupiter in Libra energy is impartial, fair and open-minded and willing to consider all sides. It seeks harmony and resolution but at times can become indecisive when there is not a clear solution that will benefit all.   Jupiter wishes to expand truthfully while the Libra energy tends to be diplomatic and wants everyone to be happy. These two energies can often bring one to a deadlock at which time it benefits one to meditate on the solution

 

I Ching Correspondence- 24) Fu – Return (The Turning Point)

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The trigram for earth is over the trigram for thunder. This hexagram represents the winter solstice when everything has reached its darkest point and the turn towards the light is ready to begin. Thunder represents the life force that has yet to emerge from the earth. Everything is at a point of rest and motion shall soon return again with renewed vigour.
 
When the Four of Swords occurs in a reading, a moment of rest has occurred in a conflict. This does not mean that the conflict has gone away as much as that it is time to take stock and look at possible outcomes and solutions before the battle starts up again. It is best not to fool oneself that things have resolved as this card does not mean peace but a brief pause for healing and reflection. Further effort will be necessary

 

When the Four of Swords  shows up reversed, it means that the truce is over and that it is time to return and resolve the conflicts at hand. If the inner work has been done during the truce time then resolution will be possible.

Quote of the Day – October 9 2011

“For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.”

     –Leonardo da Vinci

Here I was hoping for a quote that would say something about not being able to return again. Not wanting to use the cliche about being unable to go home again but its true. The home of our youth seems unattainable which I believe may be more positive than not. I realize each time I return to the states how much my life, my beliefs, my outlook and my very being has changed. Whether the change has been a qualitatively positive one I cannot judge. Oh I feel much happier in my skin (and being) than I have ever been before. Yet there seems a comfort has been lost in not falling into the same patterns. One day I believe there will be a greater return and even then I will not be the same being I was. Each lifetime’s experiences mark our souls in inestimable ways. — G A Rosenberg

Two takes on the same picture

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Indigo Return by G A Rosenberg

Thanks to Michael K for title assist

Redemption by G A Rosenberg