Archive for March, 2014

Surviving

 

“Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I’m not going to make it, but you laugh inside — remembering all the times you’ve felt that way.”
― Charles Bukowski

 

Time after Time I have found myself in the muck of life having to deal with situations that in one way or another I set myself up. Call it lessons or call it carelessness or lack of mindfulness or perhaps at times just circumstance. I find myself neck deep in it and treading water. I sometimes wonder how will I get through this. I meditate and I pray and agonize. Tho time and time again, the answer that comes back tends to be the same. In my life I have survived many such lessons. If I survived that than I can get through this. Sure enough I get through it.
We are by nature survivors. If you don’t believe that this is true than ask yourself this? If you’re not a survivor, how did you ever make it this far? This should quiet those particular shadow voices long enough to do what you have to do. We are all infinitely strong if only we let ourselves be. We have all made it to this point in our lives no matter what we have had to live through. We all have roadblocks but rarely are there insurmountable obstacles.
Blessings, G

 

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Forest at Night

Forest At Night by G A Rosenberg

 

Expansion2Expansion 2 by G A Rosenberg

The Sky Is Filled With Wonder (Redux)

 

We run towards wonder
The light show is heralding
a new awakening

 

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The Sky Is filled with Wonder (R)The Sky is Filled With Wonder (R) by G A Rosenberg

 

Opening to the Universe

 

“Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

 

Courage takes many forms. For some it may mean doing something for the first time. For others it may be attempting something that they don’t believe they can be successful at. Courage can also be daring to step outside the truths that they have always accepted and daring to see the world in a new way even if that somehow invalidates what they have always believed. For my money though, the bravest act is when we open ourselves up to another person. This often involves pain for when we do this, we become vulnerable. We expose the armour of constructed self and let the other inside where all our wounds lie open to examination. They see us in our truest form. Would that we could lose that armour altogether and open ourselves up in love to the universe in that way, ever present, ever vulnerable. In our vulnerability we may become more than we have ever been before.
Blessings, G

 

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Reaching OutReaching Out by G A Rosenberg

 

Window on Blue FireWindow on Blue Fire by G A Rosenberg

No Time to be Bored

 

“Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry.”
— Jack Kerouac

 

Have you imagined everything you could ever imagine?
Have you seen everything of beauty there is to see even in your own backyard?
Have you learned everything about yourself there is to learn?
Do you truly know your lover / brothers / sisters / friends / spouse as well as you could?
Have you read every book that can interest you?
Surfed every site you could?
Traveled to every place you could get to?
Have you healed yourself of all wounds both psychic and physical?
Have you sung every song in you to sung?
Have you created everything there is to create?
Have you explored the totality of your relationship to the universe?
There’s so much to experience in life,
how can any of us find time to be bored?
Blessings, G

 

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Mulitcoloured Mountain DwellingMulti-Coloured Mountain Dwelling

 

Admiring the Life MaskAdoring the Life Mask by G A Rosenberg

Midnight

 

“We sense that ‘normal’ isn’t coming back, that we are being born into a new normal: a new kind of society, a new relationship to the earth, a new experience of being human.”
― Charles Eisenstein

 

Midnight
and something new waits to be born
Growing below the surface
beyond understanding
yet palpable in its being
The night continues
its darkness touching my heart
or perhaps it reflects my heart’s darkness
that shadow being with whom I contest
fighting to accept it’s reality
as I fight to accept my own
Still we midwife and parent
the new beginning to come
and through uneasy partnership
comes a growing acceptance
as new life pushes through
— G A Rosenberg

 

Blessings, G

 

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KepheraKephera by G A Rosenberg

 

Coral AwakeningCoral Awakening by G A Rosenberg

 

Stepping Off

 

“We always know which is the best road to follow, but we follow only the road that we have become accustomed to.”
― Paulo Coelho

 

There is something in our nature that is prone to follow the path of least resistance. I know of many people who exist in lives that they don’t enjoy and may even hate only because it is what they are used to. They may even realize that they have to make changes in order to have a more fulfilled happier lives and yet they stick to the same routines no matter how self-injurious they may be. About the only way for them to get off that merry-go-round is to shock them out of their complacency in some way. Eventually the universe, our sub-conscious or our spiritual selves (depending on your paradigm) will set events in motion to snap us out of it. Either we meet just the right teacher or our lives fall apart in just the right way to effect an awakening that this is not how our lives have to be. When this happens we have a choice. We can either try to reassemble our lives in the pattern that we’ve been following or we can step off of that road and find another one. One that may be truer to what our inner voice tells us is a better life. All too often we chose the former out of a fear of the unknown. However, if we can grasp the vision, our lives can be so much better if we just step off.
Blessings, G

 

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Star ReachStar Reach by G A Rosenberg

 

IndigoGreenIndigo Green by G A Rosenberg

Meditation From the Centre (Redux)

 

Finding my Center
feels so easy in this hall
I radiate peace.

 

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Meditation From the Centre (R)Meditation From the Centre by G A Rosenberg