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Soul’s Grey Evening

 

“I overcame myself, the sufferer;
I carried my own ashes to the mountains;
I invented a brighter flame for myself.
And behold, then this ghost fled from me.”
— Friedrich Nietzsche

 

There are days when little of what we do seems worthwhile. Days where it feels like all our efforts whether for self-development or for love or for understanding has left us either back where we started or perhaps even further down than that. Our faults scream at us from our own heads, perhaps echoed by those around us and we despair. Oh it sounds poetic but feeling it is hellful and even if it doesn’t blossom into the soul’s dark night it can make for a pretty grey stormy evening that repeated too often leaves one with ashes in their mouth. It is in those times when we most need to keep humour and perspective even if they feel far away. Share our burdens with friends or even with the night sky and our personal deities and begin that climb again. It may be the labours of Sisyphus yet little seems more worthwhile than the journey. Eventually those grey ghosts leave and our spirits are lifted once more.
Blessings, G

 

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Ritual SpaceRitual Space by G A Rosenberg

 

Spider Gateway Through Reality StormSpider Gateway Through Reality Storm by G A Rosenberg

 

Quote of the Day – October 15 2011

“The man who fights too long against dragons becomes a dragon himself”

       –Friedrich Nietsche

Tonight I saw a documentary about a band from the Congo called Staff Benda Bilili which both inspired me and gave me some much needed perspective. Tomorrow I go to protest and to occupy because of among other things – the gross economic disparity that has become part of present day society and the level of corporate and privilege greed that has reached epic proportions. I participate, hoping that the share number of people standing up to be counted will provide a reality cheque and possibly help wake people up to the need for change. Still watching this video about people who sleep and live on cardboard in the streets who daily don’t know if they will eat or not does wake me up to what relative poverty may be as opposed to actual poverty. I believe that there are the resources on this planet to end hunger and need on that level. Whether or not we will all wake up enough consciously to realize that very little difference exists between one other being starving to death and a beloved member of our family doing the same. I pray for universal empathy  — G A Rosenberg

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Love Growing Between Dragon and Gargoyle by G A Rosenberg

Expansion by G A Rosenberg