Find the Adventure that Frees

 

“Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape. ”
― William S. Burroughs

 

Jump down the rabbit hole.
Climb the beanstalk.
Get blown by the storm.
Enter the wardrobe and follow it through.
Leave home and family as Lovers do.
Empty your bucket.
Free your mind.
Kill all Sacred Khaos.
Set off on the road that has no end with nothing in your pocket.
Open the secret door.
Follow the strange man into the old police box.
Climb aboard the midnight bus.
Enter the Chapel Perilous.
Rescue the Princess.
Take the Chance.
Find the adventure that frees. Don’t give it a second thought. Your life will be wonderful. Your life will be danger filled and frightening. It may even be horrendous at times. Tho the growth opportunities are worth it.
Blessings, G

 

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Vanitas with Fiery Horned SkullVanitas with Fiery Horned Skull by G A Rosenberg

 

A Pattern That Just Wants a HugA Pattern That Just Wants a Hug by G A Rosenberg

 

Alien Sage (Redux)

 

“Surrender your doubt”
the visitor once intoned
“None of this is real”

 

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Alien Mage (Redux)Alien Sage (Redux) by G A Rosenberg

 

Our Unforeseen Paths

 

“If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That’s why it’s your path.”
― Joseph Campbell

 

Coming from a background of someone who has worked with and at divination with tarot cards and with other methods such as the I Ching, Bibliomancy, Tea Leaves and Runes, I have a rather strange relationship with the future. If I thought that what I was being shown was the definitive future by any of these methods I don’t know that I would continue using them. Oh I get a lot of insight for sure and most times I can tell what the most probable outcome of the situation will be. However there is always the chance that the person getting the reading will alter their trajectory, change their routines, learn from advice given and the outcome will change. Our paths are up to us to find and to make and to create each step of the way. Is some of it foreseeable? Yes for sure but we can always hit that unexpected moment and create something new. We do it all the time.
Blessings, G

 

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A Satyr's DreamA Satyr’s Dream by G A Rosenberg

 

Green Midnight At the OasisGreen Midnight at the Oasis by G A Rosenberg

 

Our Guiding Passions

 

“Passion. It lies in all of us. Sleeping… waiting… and though unwanted, unbidden, it will stir… open its jaws and howl. It speaks to us… guides us. Passion rules us all. And we obey. What other choice do we have? Passion is the source of our finest moments. The joy of love… the clarity of hatred… the ecstasy of grief. It hurts sometimes more than we can bear. If we could live without passion, maybe we’d know some kind of peace. But we would be hollow. Empty rooms, shuttered and dank. Without passion, we’d be truly dead.”
— Joss Whedon

 

Where is your passion? Where is your bliss? What is it that makes you come alive? Focus on that beyond all the distractions and beyond the fields of good and evil, right & wrong and watch how your life changes for the better. Our passions drive us in the direction of our will and place in the universe. They are the pipers of that interior music that only we can hear and communicate through our art. The more we follow what we feel passionate about, the more we develop in the directions we were meant to go.
Blessings, G

 

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Apep in thee FieldApep in the Field by G A Rosenberg

 

Weaving a New RealityWeaving a New Reality by G A Rosenberg
 

A Dream Within…

 

“All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together.”
― Jack Kerouac

 

After years of little to no dream recall, I have started remembering and recording my dreams. So many of them in the past few weeks have been about resolving my past with people and places I have not seen in decades. This has provided healing in quite an amazing way. Perhaps the healing has only been one way and yet I believe that we do share connections and if I have been able to find this sense of closure hopefully the current is set so that they may as well.
I love the act of dreaming. I love finding myself doing something or being with people and then waking up and finding myself back in my bed with two loved ones snoring softly besides me. My dreams have provided me answers and occasionally glimpses of future situations that I may find myself in. There is even a tell when that is happening. I will have a conversation that will happen in the future and then things will get absurdly surreal. Not that that doesn’t happen in life itself tho this is more in a Dalian sense of the terms.
I wish good dreaming and good rests to all who read this and a recommendation to keep a notepad and pen or an iPad next to your bed and capture your dreams upon waking.
Blessings, G

 

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Time's Melting Shadow on MandalaTime’s Melting Shadow over Mandala by G A Rosenberg

 

Chalice2Chalice by G A Rosenberg

 

SallosDucal Vision (Sallos) by G A Rosenberg

 

One of My Pet Notions (Redux)

 

He silently watches
ready to heal or aid me
in my endeavours

 

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One of my Pet Notions (R)One of My Pet Notions (R) by G A Rosenberg

Surrendering The Old For the New

 

“Anytime you’re gonna grow, you’re gonna lose something. You’re losing what you’re hanging onto to keep safe. You’re losing habits that you’re comfortable with, you’re losing familiarity.”
— James Hillman

 

What’s that? In order to become someone new, I have to let go of who I am now? I have to surrender things like self-pity and victimization and start taking responsibility for my own choices? You’re telling me that in the long run I’ll be happier but that at first it may be rough? Then you tell me that I will have to give up worrying about what everyone else may be doing wrong and focus on my own shadow? Hmmm this may be tough. Tho in the long run, growing up happens eventually and it feels like it might be about time. Perhaps, past it.
Blessings, G

 
 

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Generator2Generator by G A Rosenberg

 

In TriumphIn Triumph by G A Rosenberg

 

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