Memory or Dream


“Memory and dream are intermixed in this mad universe.”
— Jack Kerouac


I remember
a time when we walked in the moonlight
and talked to the trees and drank in
each other’s eyes
I remember
a mystical connection that none could sever
I remember nights of nothing but love
and mornings when the loving would continue
No, wait that was all a dream.
I dreamed
of bitterness and suspicion
of fights that started for no reason at all
and frustration underlined each word
I dreamed
that each word led to further misunderstanding
and kids used as weapons
in an endless tug of war.
No wait, those are memories
Yet tonight I dreamed of your visit
and the wish to be together again
We talked the way I wished once we could
and our souls connected.
I remember waking next to you
and I reach out with a smile
— G A Rosenberg


Blessings, G


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Mountain EntranceMountain Entrance by G A Rosenberg


Totemic ApeTotemic Ape (Ape of Thoth) by G A Rosenberg


Allowing Fantasy


“If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform a million realities.”
― Maya Angelou


Hoping where hope is not possible
can change everything
knowing a better way can exist
even in the darkest hour
can make living tolerable
A dream of freedom
when one’s life is chains
can make one fly
to many lands
pushing joyfully against
the binds
knowing that it can happen
Knowing that love exists
when stuck among loathing
can keep the dream alive
yearning for the day
when one’s heart is answered
Knowledge in the face of ignorance
that something imagined can be real
can build the dreams
and break the chains
and open the heart
to new being.
— G A Rosenberg


Blessings, G


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Spirit DanceSpirit Dance by G A Rosenberg


Tending the FiresTending the Fires by G A Rosenberg


Dreams and Shadows


“Nights through dreams tell the myths forgotten by the day.”
― C.G. Jung


In our dreams we see wonders. Some of them give us positive feelings. We dream of loved ones or walk in fantasy realms. Others are more unsettling. Our own personal symbols of darkness come and threaten us in some way. Our fears play out and we wake up haunted. Yet what one person finds deeply unsettling another might find entertaining. Is it because some of us have darker shadows than others and a greater list of what we are unwilling to face? WIf we can look at our fears in the light of day than our dreams may become lighter. Perhaps tho its easier to externalize our shadows in dreams and work them out there. I guess it all depends on what we’re willing to face.
Blessings, G


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I Dreamt a Skewed LandscapeI Dreamt a Skewed Landscape by G A Rosenberg


Guardian of Dark DreamsGuardian of Dark Dreams by G A Rosenberg

Freeing the Trapped Worlds


“A writer is a world trapped in a person.”
— Victor Hugo


What do you do to free the worlds trapped within you? How do you expose those inhabited spheres of light and darkness that never see the light of day? Too many of us live the lives we think we need to, going through the motions, feeling more and more numb inside. There is a teacher who loves to dance and yet few have seen her ever move a foot out of place. There is a stock investor who dreams of playing jazz guitar on the street busking. There is a young woman scraping to get by as a waitress who has the most beautiful paintings tucked away in a closet. These aren’t even the saddest stories. Even those of us lucky enough to express artistically keep the greatest part of ourselves trapped inside. Perhaps its out of fear of ridicule. Perhaps its because we are too busy trying to earn a living. Perhaps its because we feel our expressions to be too strange or not good enough.
Imagine what it would be like to free these worlds. Sometimes its just a matter of showing one other person one of yours. One other person can open the gateway to freedom for all the myriad trapped worlds. Let’s do it!! Pick a friend or if its easier a complete stranger and let them see your dream. Who knows perhaps that one person is all it takes to keep that dream alive.
It’s an easy thing to pay forward also. How many people can you get to reveal their dreams to you? How can you encourage them to keep their heart fire alive? To me this is a truly worthwhile endeavour.
Blessings, G


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Strange TotemStrange Totems by G A Rosenberg


Cosmic Air HockeyCosmic Air Hockey by G A Rosenberg

Dream Lovers


“He was part of my dream, of course — but then I was part of his dream, too.”
― Lewis Carroll


Somehow we had wandered
into one another’s dream
and sparked each other’s memories
and saw behind the seams


We never could agree
on who was dreaming who
Was I your slumber fantasy
had I created you?


Yet each night I longed to sleep
and dream our sacred tryst
we fantasies united
we dared to take the risk


Always careful not to wake you
lest I might disappear
each night our love united
created from thin air


we fought our nightmare creatures
your shadows and mine
to stand undefeated
and enjoy our lover’s shrine


Then one night we solved it
you woke up with a roar
My being dissolved in love of you
and yet I was no….


— G A Rosenberg


Blessings, G


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She Wields the StormShe Wields the Storm by G A Rosenberg


Indigo DiamondsIndigo Diamonds by G A Rosenberg

Inner Population


“This I learned in the Mysterium: to take seriously every unknown wanderer who personally inhabits the inner world, since they are real because they are effectual.”
— C. G. Jung, The Red Book


In my mind live many beings. They populate my dreams and my imagination. Many have found their way into my art. When I am alone, I speak with them. Coyote tricks me into realizing how often I fight my own reflection. The Hanged Man tells me of reflection also and insight. The Creature in my Closet turns to mist to show me how insubstantial my fear is. Mother Cloud holds me to her breasts and calms my anxiety. Even the fox has his say for no one knows better than he how to escape tight spots.
The skeletal hand beckons and the Angel sings and then there is those tempting spirits. So many other make their appearance. Each one imparts their lessons, each one made necessary by the fact that they appear. The wisdom, comfort and occasional torment they offer all help me to become. While it appears to be a playful disassociation in reality it is anything but that. I realize that they are parts of me and that I contain them.
Blessings, G


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Lifting the VeilLifting the Veil by G A Rosenberg


Violet PeaceThe Heart of the Crystal by G A Rosenberg

Manifesting the Dream


“If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform a million realities.”
― Maya Angelou


I reflect often how lucky I am. I have seen so many dreams come true and know so many people who can make it happen. One group of people I know have taken great strides in helping people with disabilities determine their own lives, working at jobs that are worthwhile and adding to their communities. I know more who are doing their bits to make life just a little bit more healthier and safer in third-world nations. Others who every day by realizing their dreams, which started as a fantasy in one person’s mind make life better for so many others.
This lifts me when I am feeling down and believe that a) I don’t make a difference and b) the things that I hope for are hopeless and c) that I don’t have the power to affect others. More and more I realize I do and can and what a gift it is. Even in minor ways, when someone tells me that something I wrote impacted on them in even a minor way it feels so empowering. What is art but dreams created?
In one of my favourite plays “Sunday in the Park with George” by Stephen Sondheim, Georges Seraut the artist sings about being lost in his work, and how people misunderstand what he is doing. In the end, he says “Look I made a hat where there never was a hat.” It’s all about seeing what isn’t there, working to put it there and thus transforming reality. Nothing is more powerful than our dreams when we are willing to work to manifest them.
Blessings, G


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Buffetted by Changing TimesBuffeted by Life by G A Rosenberg


Molten Gold Inner GlowMolten Gold Inner Glow by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – November 28 2012

“A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien

Without the dream, how would we know it was possible to change our reality? Without the fantasy how would we be able to shape our dreams? Imagination becomes a strong currency indeed as we stretch from what is to what can be and make it so.

Apologies for the brevity of the posting tonight. I am once again on the road travelling, this time to Long Beach California.
Blessings, G

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…And I Went Into A Dream by G A Rosenberg

Arachne Spins by G A Rosenberg