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Honest Emotion

 

“I’m going to tell you something: thoughts are never honest. Emotions are. Do not go around asking for honesty in what people think; much of what they perceive as thinking is empty anyway because it’s thought out again and again and comes out refined and muddy. The ones who know how to feel might have to say to you a couple of interesting things or not and when they do that, you ought to know how to listen. So learn how to listen. You can’t make someone open up about their feelings in case they don’t want to. But you can remain open yourself through listening deeply and completely; they might want to talk about the weather and keep it simple — allow them to feel the simplicity…Emotion pours out directly or indirectly each time people engage themselves in the process of genuine interaction.”
— Albert Camus

 

I cannot reach you with my thoughts
you are so much more reasoned than I
and my tongue gets tied so easily
but my emotions are an endless well
and much more honest
so I’ll push my thoughts aside
and let you see my heart
pulsing with love
shared pain and a yearning
for a day that I have not yet seen
My hope is strong
and if you listen
that is what you will hear.
My need for realization
and my dreams of tomorrows yet to come
— G A Rosenberg

 

Blessings, G

 

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Elemental TransformationElemental Transformation by G A Rosenberg

 

Sinking Below the SurfaceSinking Below the Surface by G A Rosenberg

 

City EncompassedCity Encompassed by G A Rosenberg

 

Learning Critical Thought

 

“We live not only in a world of thoughts, but also in a world of things. Words without experience are meaningless.”
— Vladimir Nabokov

 

Don’t speak unless you know what you are talking about would seem to make a lot of sense. I know I’ve thought it enough times when my fifteen year old son who knows as only a fifteen year old can with total certainty what life’s about starts displaying loudly his opinions on things like marriage, jobs, relationships, politics etc. Yet if we don’t present our thoughts for inspection and dialectic than how can we test them? Is it not also experience to say what we’re thinking and have it challenged so that we can think critically about it? Critical thinking seems as I advance in years to be becoming more and more important and yet fewer and fewer people seem to practice it. Without critical thought about our experiences how do we put them into context. It is only by constantly challenging our own ideas by either discussion or experience that we can truly grow.
Blessings, G

 

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Setian EchoesSetian Echoes by G A Rosenberg

 

FireBrand (Aim)Firebrand (Aim) by G A Rosenberg
Exploding Into a New FrameExploding Into a New Frame by G A Rosenberg

 

Thought Ghosts

 

“Consciousness, unprovable by scientific standards, is forever, then, the impossible phantom in the predictable biologic machine, and your every thought a genuine supernatural event. Your every thought is a ghost, dancing.”
― Alan Moore

 

At night
lying in bet
the thought ghosts come out to play
some bear chains
concerns about the past
or worries about mundane matter
Others dance
an ongoing soundtrack to dreams
joyous, somber, calming and terrifying
in their turn
Some delight in their whimsy
and some filled with awe
as archetypes and deities visit
and alter the landscape as
only they can.
Once I saw a whimsy
making lyrics of my friends
another singing dirty rhymes
while eating ice cream
then there was the dragons
keeping their own council
but overwhelming with their presence
I love to live inside their heads
and they return the favour
One by one they fall silent
as I pass through their land on the way to sleep.
— G A Rosenberg

 

Blessings, G

 

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Star PlayStar Play by G A Rosenberg

 

Star CavernsStar Caverns by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – December 14 2012

“We are addicted to our thoughts. We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking.”
― Santosh Kalwar

 

I believe I like the converse of this statement even more. As we change our thoughts, we change our life. I don’t necessarily mean in a Law of Attraction type way that the book the Secret talks about. Oh in many cases that works as long as you keep in mind that there are other universal laws that figure into the mix, The Law of Karma etc. Still its amazing how much of our lives derive from our views. It may be as simple as do we see a beautiful flower growing in the sun or do we see a noxious weed cutting off our tomato plants? Is that woman over there a wrinkled old bag or a wise elder with a beauty highlighted by the lines of experience on her face? Is that guy over there weird or delightfully different. Even something as simple as does my life suck or am I a bit unhappy at the moment tho my life is great overall? All of the above examples were extremes where there is a wide spectrum of other possibilities within each of them. How many different viewpoint can you adopt at any given point of your day. Try shifting your viewpoint and see how your reality changes.. Out of such exercises comes a foundation of magic.
Blessings, G

 

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King of Swords
King of Swords by G A Rosenberg

 

Drifting Mandala
Drifting Mandala by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – November 14 2011

When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than any talent for abstract, positive thinking.”

–Albert Einstein

I love walking with my dog on bright nights, looking at the clouds and reading their shapes.
Me: “That One looks like a face”
Rufus: “That one looks like a chew toy”
Me: “That one looks like a mask”
Rufus: “That one looks like a water dish”
Me: “That One looks like the I-Ching Hexagram Ta Kuo ‘Preponderance of the Great'”
Rufus: “Don’t you mean I – ‘Corners of the Mouth'”
Me: “Oh yeah…huh (glaring at the dog)
Rufus: Lifts his leg and pees and walks away wagging his tail
–GAR

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Idea Space by G A Rosenberg

Negative Idea Space by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – October 31 2011

“A Warrior never gives in to fear when he is searching for what he needs. Without love, he is nothing”
–Paulo Coelho

I’ve been contemplating what it means to be a warrior a bit lately. I present now some of the conclusions I’ve come to..
Does being a warrior mean knowing how to fight in a physical sense?
Only in the sense that part of a warrior means being prepared physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually for whatever may come.
Does it mean being warlike and aggressive?
It means standing up for yourself and whatever has become important whether it be ideals, archetypes or people.
Most importantly, it means standing up to fear, using it and rising above it. Even if what you fear lies within yourself…
–g a rosenberg

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Light Warrior by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – October 30 2011

“For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.”

    –Vincent Van Gough

 

Rambling Thoughts
Finding the Present as the Past’s Future and the Future’s Past yet living in the moment. Have I become that aware of time’s illusion or have I lost sight of the NOW.. I keep arriving only to find i’ve never left, a new consequence of the home within.
Glowing edges have given me the stars and the knight sky. I dream yet awake and I walk on. I become aware of new potentialities and perhaps they become aware of me.
–GAR

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We Are All Made of Stars by G A Rosenberg

Glowing Leopard by G A Rosenberg

 

Quote of the Day – October 22 2011

Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
–Anais Nin

and so the dance continues..No state can hold any of us forever. We can have the most profound mystical experience of our lives, achieve satori for one brief instance and yet eventually we find ourselves somewhere, if not back where we started (backwards never seems to work, one of my interpretations of “You can’t go home again”. You can rise and rise towards a higher state of being ,tho sometimes it seems we slide backwards, we never return to that state from which we started –G A Rosenberg

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Expressions by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – October 20 2011

‎”A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.”
–Antoine de Saint-Exupery

All it takes is a bit of vision. If each being was seen by someone with vision, we would all be known as the radiant beings that we are. In my life, I have met very few people whom I found ugly or unattractive, usually it takes perhaps just one quality to make each person shine… -g a rosenberg

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Calling Forth the Storm by G A Rosenberg

Visions from the Raw Shack by G A Rosenberg

Slipping through the Mental Slipstream

song, sound, echoes, energy flows,
sound waves crashing and breaking
peaceful sounds
echo, location
home more and more.
home is only as far as my self
and love is as close as my acceptance
which varies. much like those waves

Being mindful
aware, beware, weary at times….
feeling, listening and yet
that too comes in waves
tides of reality
gee my tides out,
can walk for miles
on mind sand
doesn’t make for good swimming in the reality stream
but the views incredible

waking and reawakening
still the clouds surround
yet the occasional clear patch
makes it all worthwhile
where is the cosmic matcha that will jolt me
facing my shadow
looking at it direct or sometimes
making shadow animals on the wall

If time and space are constructs by which we understand reality then how can we long for home?
Truly we carry home within us..

Thank you my goddess for inspiring me
I give myself in your service over and over

We chose which destiny is ours for each choice past present and future ripples out each reality complete…at times we get glimpses of what may come if we go down certain paths…

How many places do people take truth and lies

Scarcity is a lie that has caused many of humanities ills
panicked people horde more than they can ever use because they fear not having enough
sharing and helping out minimally (most often with full announcements so people know how generous they are) people who have little they assuage their conscious…