“Maybe the only thing each of us can see is our own shadow.
Carl Jung called this his shadow work. He said we never see others. Instead we see only aspects of ourselves that fall over them. Shadows. Projections. Our associations.
The same way old painters would sit in a tiny dark room and trace the image of what stood outside a tiny window, in the bright sunlight.
The camera obscura.
Not the exact image, but everything reversed or upside down.”
― Chuck Palahniuk
To see ourselves as others see us? How about to see ourselves as we are and to see others as they truly are with the shadows stripped away? What would it be like to be so clear in ourselves that we can look at another in full joy and awareness of them rather than as the distorted reflection of things we need to work out in ourselves? That self-clarity is what I work towards every day and what I try to invoke in myself for what is ritual for but developing self-knowledge of each aspect of our existence so that we can work it out without having to use another person as a guinea pig? My big push in this next year will be to gain as much of that clarity as I can both with myself and others and to cast the most minimal shade possible.
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At Peace Among Strange Omens by G A Rosenberg
Shared Vision by G A Rosenberg
“I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day. ”
~Vincent Van Gogh
Mother Night folds me to her breast
caresses my being in shades of sleep
The day has drained me
and in her dark being
I will find myself replenished.
Shadows walking through my soul
Shadows caressing me in my bed
whisper lullabies in my ears
and bring me dreaming home
–Gary A Rosenberg
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Clouds at Night by G A Rosenberg
“The higher the sun ariseth, the less shadow doth he cast; even so the greater is the goodness, the less doth it covet praise; yet cannot avoid its rewards in honours.”
Wow an entry that definitely doesn’t write itself. Feeling the sun energy or perhaps the need for it of late…Definitely a bit of Obscureness…The clouds are in the way. Not that I don’t have an underlying sense of the rightness of it all. Things unfold as they will yet knowing that and feeling it are two different things. Still meditate more and fret less or as a friend of mine says “Shut up and do your fucking yoga”. Almost always good advice I find…
Fractal clouds glowing
set on fire by spirit sun
the shapes i see
subject of my lens perception
showing me the symbols I need
to carry on…
— G A Rosenberg
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Tarot Trump XIX -The Sun by G A Rosenberg
Black Star Mandala by G A Rosenberg
”A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.”
– Bruce Lee
A couple of pictures that sprang from the rainbow tonight
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Rainbow Shadows by G A Rosenberg
Rainbow Lust by G A Rosenberg