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The Light Within the Darkness


“People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.”
— Carl Jung


Too long have I been blinded
by sleight of hand candles
held by charismatic fools.
I was a moth diving in
losing myself in their flames
Badly singed I turned away from all
within my darkness I found the true light
calling from within
empowering, enabling
I discovered self pride and self will
and a light brighter than any candle could be
Pulled within I could find myself outside the well.
— G A Rosenberg


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walking-through-the-fire-reduxWalking Through the Fire (Redux) by G A Rosenberg


elemental-shamanElemental Shaman by G A Rosenberg


Losing Our Boundaries in Darkness


“Darkness is your candle.
Your boundaries are your quest”
— Rumi


In daylight boundaries are easy to spot. We see signs or post markings that divide what is our territory and what is our neighbours. They also mark clearly areas which are known which for many of us translates to safe versus what is unknown. At night in the darkness it is never quite clear. Signs easily read in the light are missed and lines crossed without realizing. It is easy to lose our way tho that is not necessarily a bad thing.
This extends well beyond the physical. When we are satisfied and walking in sunlight, it is easier to stick with what is familiar and avoid that which is not. Oh we may dip our toes over the line but that is a far cry from immersing ourselves into the unknown. It is when we leave our safe well-lit areas behind us and turn off the blinding light of preconceptions that we can allow ourselves to wander into areas that are not ours and not necessarily safe. However they are the most likely to bring knowledge and awareness that is greater than that which we’ve known before.
Blessings, G


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Cave CommunicationCave Communication by G A Rosenberg


The Coming StormThe Coming Storm by G A Rosenberg


Dancing In and Out of the Abyss


“The process of delving into the black abyss is to me the keenest form of fascination.”
— H.P. Lovecraft


Dancing from light into dark and dark into light
seeing how far the pendulum swings
Becoming your shadow to see how it feels
revelling to see how deep they go
when perceptions can’t be trusted
and then reversing it
jumping from the darkness into the day
feeling the sun and the surface
enjoying the senses and the joy
and that rising feeling
and then reversing it
the push and the pull
the false and the real
the depths and the shallows
the flow and the ebb tide
as you’re washed to the sea
and crushed beneath the waves
and then rise up surfing the next crest
only to sink again
making the dance a conscious one
bringing wisdom in its sway
— G A Rosenberg


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Tearing Through the Reality WallTearing Through the Reality Wall by G A Rosenberg


Welcoming VisitorsWelcoming Visitors by G A Rosenberg


Seeing From Darkness and From Light


“How clear everything becomes when you look from the darkness of a dungeon.”
― Umberto Eco, Foucault’s Pendulum


Perceiving from darkness
almost everything shines bright
Memories of happy times
and traveled places
now back safely enveloped
in my night shroud
Dissolving in the visions of what once was
and unlimited potential for what may be


Perceiving from the light
in full manifest
all seems dim aglow
I have reached the pinnacle
and I know I must return
but then nothing new emerges
Erupting in beingness
and waiting for the shadows
that will return me home.
— G A Rosenberg


Blessings, G


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Synaptic ViewingSynaptic Viewing by G A Rosenberg


Furry MeditationsFurry Meditation 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


Quote of the Day – November 20 2011

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you. ”

Many popular psychologists say that everyone on the planet exist as “walking wounded” to one extent or another. If that statement contains truth than this quote of Rumi’s becomes an amazingly hopeful one. We all have places where the light enters us. That resonates for me. Rumi’s statement also suggests where we can find the entrance of light place inside of us as well. I have long suspected that the areas in our life where we mess up the most tend to be the ones in which we can have our most intense successes. The place of our greatest wounds can also be the area of our lives in which we have the greatest chance  of healing others. Namaste

 — GAR


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Pyramid Sunrise by G A Rosenberg

Patterns by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – November 13 2011

“When you have come to the edge of all the light you have
And step into the darkness of the unknown
Believe that one of the two will happen to you
Either you’ll find something solid to stand on
Or you’ll be taught how to fly!”
–Richard Bach


Here’s to the growth that can only come when we leave our comfort zone. When we end up with unfamiliar territories where experience doesn’t help and we have to rely on instinct and inner guidance. Namaste.



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Grasping the Time by G A Rosenberg

Element Tile 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 – September 7 2011 (Shadows and Dawn)

“Anthems to glory
and Anthems to love
and hymns filled with earthly delight
like the songs that the darkness composes
to worship the light ”
–Dan Fogleberg (Netherlands)

Sometimes my brightest most hopeful thoughts come in the middle of the night. Walking underneath the moon and the stars, feeling the evening breeze around me I make connections and insights and feel most in touch and in alignment with the highest parts of my being. Most of my creativity happens at night. I can see her as Nuit, the eternal night mother from which springs all and which will sweep back all that comes from her…

Likewise Dawn can bring a wistfulness as much as a celebration…After all you cannot have a shadow without a light to cast it…

Acknowledging all sides of ourselves, the lift, the drag and the thrust do we rise.



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Night Shadow by G A Rosenberg

Aurora by G A Rosenberg