Tag Archives: Spirals

Up the Spiral

 

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”
― Terry Pratchett

 

Whether it be in our memories, our imaginations or in the physical we always return to our beginnings and yet we don’t. We have had many experiences along the way and had many journeys. We are hardly the same people we were when we were eighteen or even the same as we were yesterday. If we are alive than there has been growth and we can view our earlier environment with new insight. Even in the cases where we have become more calcified and less open to learning and growth a return to our beginnings when we were younger and more idealistic can inspire us to do better. In reality there is never a time when we come full circle back to our beginnings because in actuality it is a spiral and we look upon our starting point from a higher octave.
Blessings, G

 

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Night's WorkingNight’s Working by G A Rosenberg

 

Back to the Start

 

“Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”
― Terry Pratchett

 

Last summer my partner and I went on a cruise that ended in Venice, Italy. Venice, with its mazes, canals and catacombs and sense of history quickly became one of my favourite places in the world. While there we went with friends on a search for a restaurant that was recommended to us by the concierge of the hotel we were staying at. We wandered for a good hour and a half passing restaurant after restaurant in search of the correct one. After a while one of my friends complained that we were going in circles and I said “No, actually we’re going in spirals. Each time we come back we know another way not to go.”
Quite often in life it seems like we are spinning our wheels, putting forth great effort without getting anywhere. In reality, anything we do good, bad or otherwise has the opportunity to teach us if we are willing to learn. I have put a great effort in my life in learning what roads do not work for me and each unintended turn gives me more knowledge of what works for me. Some parts of my life might not be as fun to explore even getting it wrong as Venice was yet it’s much better than never turning at all.
Blessings, G

 

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The Shattered TowerThe Shattered Tower by G A Rosenberg

 

RenewalRenewal by G A Rosenberg

 

Spirals Watched and Waking… A Consciousness Stream

 

“We are not going in circles, we are going upwards. The path is a spiral; we have already climbed many steps.”
― Hermann Hesse

 

I’ve done this before…trusted too much…didn’t try hard enough…lost my nerve and now the cycle repeats. Yet I am not back at the beginning. In truth none goes backwards. I have this cycle of experiences added to my wheelhouse and that may be enough to change how things turn out. No perfect circles exist in life, the spiral moves ever outwards. I too move with the spiral growing, changing, learning. I look down at where I was and I realize it anew. I look out at what is possible and I rise with hope, inspired.
Blessings, G

 

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BreakThroughBreakthrough by G A Rosenberg

 

Her Fury AwokenHer Fury Awoken by G A Rosenberg