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There Be Dragons

 

“People who deny the existence of dragons are often eaten by dragons. From within.”
— Ursula K. Le Guin

 

“I deny my anger. It is a negative emotion and I can’t have those. Oh these? The doctor told me to take these for my stomach. The pain gets bad sometimes. Anyway, as I was saying I am way too advanced to let myself give into hate or anger or jealousy. It lowers my vibration when I give into negativity like that. You should know. Look at what happens when you get pissed off. Good thing I’ve gotten over all that. It really eases my mind. Excuse me, I need to go lie down. I get these cluster headaches sometimes and rest in a dark room is about the only thing that helps.”

 

Dragons come in many forms

 

Blessings, G

 

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57-OseOse (#57 in Goetia Series) by G A Rosenberg

 

An In-Between PlaceAn In-Between Place by G A Rosenberg

 

Night in the Dark Forest

 

“We scarcely know how much of our pleasure and interest in life comes to us through our eyes until we have to do without them; and part of that pleasure is that the eyes can choose where to look. But the ears can’t choose where to listen.”
― Ursula K. Le Guin

 

In my dreams I enter
the dark forest where I walk at night
Shadowed beings greet me
At first fearsome
I realize that the treasure they guard
are parts of myself hidden away.
Treated kindly beneath the trees
they reveal their gifts
The trick is to show no fear
or admit it if they do.
Honesty frees them of their burdens.
There are some paths
yet too dark to face tho
Someday I will accept their gifts as well.
Light beings live in the forest as well.
Their gifts of song and insight
I accept gladly
For each one protects me
Some in ways I have yet to understand
At first light I leave
I thanks all I’ve met
and prepare to sleep to waken
— G A Rosenberg

 

Blessings, G

 

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Dark Forest Where I Walk At NightDark Forest by G A Rosenberg

 

Flame GuardianFlame Guardian by G A Rosenberg

 

Artistic Road Trip

“Great artists make the roads; good teachers and good companions can point them out. But there ain’t no free rides, baby. No hitchhiking. And if you want to strike out in any new direction — you go alone. With a machete in your hand”
― Ursula K. Le Guin

 

There’s a difference between being lonely and being alone and its a key one. As much as I enjoy company and genuinely enjoy speaking with others, at times especially while creating, thinking or meditating I crave solitude. Those are the times that even if I have gone where others have I am still blazing my own trail. The territories of the mind, heart, spirit and imagination are infinite and while there is a lot of cross-overs each passageway is unique. We can admire the path that someone else has made but we cannot take it as our own, they’ve paid for it with their experiences and those are unique to each.
After we have journeyed for awhile, it is fun to call a friend in to show them what we have found on the passageway as it is to see what they have found. Since we create our trail as we go, we can never know when we will use something given to us by another. Each item whether internal or external is sacred. Eventually the trails will converge with lifetimes of experiences shared by all.
Blessings, G

 

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Killing Time at the CrossroadsKilling Time at the Crossroads by G A Rosenberg

 

Emmitting Light From the CentreEmitting Light From the Centre by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – May 27 2012

“To see that your life is a story while you’re in the middle of living it may be a help to living it well.”
― Ursula K. Le Guin, Gifts

When it comes down to it we all live stories. Whenever things get confusing or depressing or nuts, it always helps me to stop and think, “Who’s writing this anyway?”.   Chances are if we’re not writing our life story consciously than our subconscious is writing it playing out the the aspects of ourselves most needed to clear whatever blockages we may have.

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Star Fire Mandala by G A Rosenberg

Star Fractal by G A Rosenberg