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

 

Birthday Doggerel

 

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.”
― T.S. Eliot

 

Another cycle of the sun has spun
another lesser feast begun
another soldier on the ground
Chronos buys another round

 

New Paths appearing, Others gone
I stand at the crossroads looking on
Hermes and Thoth will help me decide
Loki and Eshu the paths will make wide

 

So onto a new one I disembark
this one just may be a lark
a year to relax, a year to breath free
a year without challenges for me

 

Not a chance, I crave the test
the chance to be shown at my best
or worst, yet that way’s tests
does bring my spirt’s growth bequests

 

Whatever comes I stand here ready
my hand is on the tiller steady
with eyes bright and without fear
I leap into the arriving year
— G A Rosenberg

 

Blessings, G

 

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Burning Mind FieldBurning Mind Field by G A Rosenberg

 

Past Yields to Present(r)Past Yields to Present (R) by G A Rosenberg

 

Crystal Scrying (Redux)

 

Look into the gem.
Following fiery paths
reveals new visions.

 

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Crystal Scrying (R)Crystal Scrying (R) by G A Rosenberg

 

Puzzled on the Journey

 

“The journey is what brings us happiness not the destination.”
― Dan Millman

 

As the King in the King and I would say, “It is a puzzlement to me.”I believe that what Don Millman says in the above quote about the journey being more enjoyable than the destination is true. I have heard enough similar things stated that I believe many at least pay lip service to this. Yet so many people seem dedicated to convincing others that they have arrived, that they have climbed the mountain and reached the pinnacle of wisdom. What’s even more astonishing to me is that this is true of many on a spiritual path, which is one that to me is never-ending. There is always more ways to grow and develop that I don’t see a destination point in sight, nor do I wish one. The journey may be difficult at times but as hard as it may be it is also joyous and rather fun.
So why then the need to convince others or ourselves that we have reached understanding, that we have become Masters of the Temple or enlightened or any of the thousands of other ways that people describe it. I hope that I will always find myself to be mainly ignorant to have as Robert Anton Wilson said “no certainties but some suspicions” about the true nature of things and there are far worse last words than Aleister Crowley’s “I am perplexed.” As I said a puzzlement. Then, my journey has barely begun.
Blessings, G

 

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Serpentine LoveSerpentine Love by G A Rosenberg

 

Dragon's RetreatDragon’s Retreat by G A Rosenberg

 

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