Stars Fall and Rise

 

“Whatever causes night in our souls may leave stars.”
— Victor Hugo

 

Watching stars fall
burning through the sky
extinguished dreams and hope
burned out years before
yet the sky remains undiminished
Infinite light amidst the darkness
for as stars fall in their cycle
they rise as well
in new arrangement.
My star self may someday burn
extinguished in its spot
through darkness tho a new light shines
life’s flame continuing.
— G A Rosenberg

 

Yesterday the first proof deck of the Waking Spirals. To hold the deck in my hands was and is an amazing experience. Oh there were corrections to be made but the simple material existence of something that I have created and only yet seen on screen is amazing!!! Pretty soon I will be able to announce the availability of the deck (and book) for sale. Keep watching :)
Blessings, G

 

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Watching in SpaceWatching in Space by G A Rosenberg

 

Within an Electric WebWithin An Electric Web by G A Rosenberg

 

Reflections on Eternity…

 

“Life is an eternal instant.
Chronological time does not exist.”
-Samael Aun Weor

 

In the endless now
a thought may be eternal
another may be fleeting
as its birth, death and short existence
all play out at once
and what is any life
but a mere thought
for the gods we truly are?
Everything the I Not I
has been am and will be
all but a whim
to my being, a masquerade
a toy to put away
a lesson, a timeless moment
Now where did I put my shoe?
— G A Rosenberg

 

Blessings, G

 

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He Will AnswerAnswers Will Come by G A Rosenberg

 

Sitting In AbstractionSitting in Abstraction by G A Rosenberg

 

Bowed But Not Beaten (Redux)

 

I have hit the wall.
Still, tho yet unaccomplished
Know I shall prevail.

 

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Bowed but not Beaten (Redux)Bowed but Not Beaten by G A Rosenberg

 

Quotes, More Quotes and a Few Stray Thoughts

 

Tonight some rapid fire quotes and comments just to mix things up a bit:

 

“You are precisely as big as what you love and precisely as small as what you allow to annoy you.”
Robert Anton Wilson

 

So many reasons for working on our shadow selves and this is one of the best.. What good is it to love the universe (love universally) if you become irritated at little things that parts of it do and say? The cognitive dissonance that this can bring up alone makes it a good idea to deal with those raw parts of ourself.

 

“It is a thousand times better to make every kind of mistake than to slide into the habit of hesitation, of uncertainty, of indecision.”
— Aleister Crowley, Magick Without Tears

 

Uncertainty and Hesitation tend to be parts of my own shadow. When choices seem equal and they almost always do, it becomes difficult to choose. Still gradually I am learning to lead with my chin and choosing rather than leaving it to others or to the universe. It is my own learning to take responsibility.

 

It’s done by hurling yourself into the abyss, and discovering that it’s a feather bed.
There’s no other way to do it.”
— Terence McKenna

 

In combination with the quote above, it is sometimes better to take that leap towards self-knowledge and empowerment and be willing to risk the changes that it may bring rather than to stall out at the edge. It might be a featherbed or I might end up like a Loony Toons character running on air and falling but I will make those leaps and if I fall I will rise again.

 

Blessings, G

 

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In Search of Lost TreasureIn Search of Lost Treasure by G A Rosenberg

 

Abstracted Vision 62Abstracted Vision 62 by G A Rosenberg

 

Outrageous!!

 

“I have Dalinian thought: the one thing the world will never have enough of is the outrageous.”
— Salvador Dali

 

Many people find the outrageous offensive. It goes against their grain to see people defying social conventions and upsetting the apple cart. That is precisely why the outrageous is so necessary. Outrageousness takes us out of our comfort zone both as individuals and as groups. If we see someone eating something we consider vile or acting in a way that upsets us such as two men kissing or a woman breastfeeding her baby in a restaurant, especially if we have never seen the actions before, it expands our idea of what is possible. What other beautiful acts can happen in a world where normally narcissistic people can pull together and help each other out in a crisis. If we see acts of love performed in front of us, what other expressions of love are possible? Each act of outrageousness expands our world and perhaps the reason why people protest against outrageous acts is because of the fear of having that expansion happen in their world.
Blessings, G

 

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Nice Night for a Moonlit Ride (Corrected)Nice Evening For a Moonlit Ride by G A Rosenberg

 

Another Gateway HomeAnother Gateway Home by G A Rosenberg

 

Abstract Lovers (Redux)

 

When Opposites meet
Far reaching echoes are felt
echoing outward

 

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Abstract Lovers (Redux)Abstract Lovers (Redux) by G A Rosenberg

Representing Our Species

 

“You are an explorer, and you represent our species, and the greatest good you can do is to bring back a new idea, because our world is endangered by the absence of good ideas. Our world is in crisis because of the absence of consciousness.”
― Terence McKenna

 

When is the last time you explored your world? By that I mean when is the last time you woke up and looked at your every day existence as a stranger, someone who had never seen it before and questioned what you saw and experienced? Does it all make sense? What wonders did you see that you might have missed experiencing it in the same old way? What new insights did the stranger in your life reveal to you and what were you able to do with it? We live so much of our lives accepting that what we experience is normal and forgetting that there is no such thing. How good a representative of our species are we? Isn’t that a great question to ask ourselves perhaps each day?
Blessings, G

 

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Seeing Into A Dark WorldSeeing Into A Dark World by G A Rosenberg

 

Rough PassageRough Passage by G A Rosenberg
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