Quote of the Day – May 31 2012

“Please consider yourself, now and henceforth, and no matter what anyone else ever asks of you, free to do any damned thing you want that doesn’t hurt someone else unnecessarily”
–Lady Sally McGee (Spider Robinson)

Another one of those quotes that not much has to be said about it. In some ways to me it is our self-evident right, in others it is more freedom than most of us ever feel we have.
I’d like to think its how I lived my life. I left home when I wanted to explore, I went where and how I wanted to. I got myself into tricky situations and extricated myself, often without help.
I freed myself from people who wanted me to believe what they believed and people who wanted me to be their idea of me rather than who I was. I might not be sure of who I was but each time I learned a bit more about who I wasn’t.
Of course it is always that last part, the part about not hurting others unnecessarily that tends to be the tricky part. It takes awhile to gain that discernment over the unnecessarily part and even longer to realize that someone else can include myself as well. Still gradually I learned it and found out as I’ve gone along that each part of the statement gets tested. I guess that’s true of us all.
Blessings, G

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Magickal Child by G A Rosenberg

Vision Play Mandala by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – May 30 2012

“Wake up first. Wake up, and then you can double back and perhaps be of some use to others if you still have the urge. Wake up first, with pure and unapologetic selfishness, or you’re just another shipwreck victim floundering in the ocean and all the compassion in the world is of absolutely no use to the other victims floundering around you.     — Jed McKenna

As I was looking for a quote for this evening, I held a question in my mind. How could I balance spiritual development with getting involved politically and compassion for those made to suffer by others. For me one of the largest elements of a spiritual path is to develop empathy and compassion for all. What good does it do one to mediate for weeks and achieve deepest satori if it means that we can’t hear the cry of a hungry child? OK extreme example yet pertinent.
I can find merit in what Jed McKenna is saying here tho I don’t know that I agree with him. Surely on my path to travel I can find a way combines spiritual practice with political awareness. It will be found.
Blessings, G


& nbsp;

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Sun Shining Down by G A Rosenberg

Coiled by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – May 29 2012

“Many people need desperately to receive this message: ‘I feel and think much as you do, care about many of the things you care about, although most people do not care about them. You are not alone.'”
–Kurt Vonnegut


Reaching out
with words with feelings as long as it is with heart
If the intention is to understand
than the reception becomes unimportant or at least secondary


I reach out to you
and listen as your being speaks to mine
I need to hear your song,
the one unique to you


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Generation by G A Rosenberg

Viewport by G A Rosenberg

Tarot Card – The Moon

I heard her calling me last night
Her voice the whisper of
the waning moon
casting shadows with her secrets
raising doubts from seeds left buried
all so long ago

She lured me with her promises
Secret knowledge offered
Illusions granted
Calling me through castle doors
Strange creatures howling point the way
I beguiled go

She showed me things that couldn’t be
Demented Nightmare’s gift
monstrous awakening
She took from me my secret fear
replacing shadows in its stead
I trembling go

and yet to reach the morn
through Hecate’s night reborn
–G A Rosenberg

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The Moon by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – May 28 2012

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
-Maya Angelou

Silent child stares
unable to speak what he sees
nighttime terror grows


Smile my angel
Your eyes speak the many tales
that never pass lips


Held tight within me
Magical stories hidden
Take my offered key


Just for a second imagine being locked away from your creativity. Unable to express the pain or joy that we each store up in a lifetime by word or deed.  It’s there to be expressed yet for some reason it cannot be.  How can we help another find their voice?

Blessings, G

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Mitosis by G A Rosenberg

Flame Abstract by G A Rosenberg

Tarot Card – Eight of Cups (Two Versions)

Long have I stayed here
drinking deeply of the pleasures offered
Now my soul longs for more
Cups lie empty strewn around me.
Surely there must be more!
I look out and feel a yearning
a calling- some message
telling me…what?
that I can be more than this mundane creature
with neither needs nor ambition
that there is purpose and meaning
once I give it such.
I know I will be changed
by what lies ahead
Do I have a choice?
Stay here and become not
bur remain that which I’ve been
or follow the pull
on mind heart and being
no choice at all
I reach out and
I’m gone

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Eight of Cups by G A Rosenberg

(side note: After seeing this depiction, a friend of mine who knows quite a bit about the tarot and things esoteric suggested that traditionally the cards are stacked… Looking at given meanings for the card, I could see his point. Sometimes before finally given up, we make a show of trying to put the chaos in our lives into order.  I did a second version of the card to reflect this (and leave a neater beach):

Eight of Cups (Version 2) by G A Rosenberg