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Listen carefully and speak clearly. A good relationship starts from truly understanding each other.

Perfect Liberty 2021.5

It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else will affect its successful outcome.

William James

I was beyond happy at sighting this bird.. I so didn’t expect it. I had stopped to check a small area of water off a road, saw lots of geese, and was turning to go back to my car, when I saw a spot of white in what looked like a run off, that ran under the road. Its times like this I think I need a better camera.. thankfully the moment passed.

these were only some of the geese in this location, it obviously was a happy place for them

poetry in water

If only the music had been playing, these two gave me a wonderful performance, they showed off their graceful maneuvers with their synchronized ballet, it was such fun to watch them enjoying themselves. I wished there had been more of an audience.. alas it was me, myself and I…

See how clear the water is in this last picture, then scroll back up to the one above, the murky water is due to the geese dive bombing the bottom and stirring up the mud when they are searching for food. They stick their little faces right down into the mucky bottom. They focus, and are very intent on getting sustenance. I’m sure these are the same two that had a chin wag with me the other day.

With one thought, “the world” will change. Changing your way of thinking will make a difference on how you perceive the world.

Perfect Liberty 2021.24

Be easy going and live your life cheerfully and flexibly. Strong emotions can be the cause of various troubles. Always strive to have a cheerful and calm state of mind.

Perfect Liberty 2015.24
always and forever

Wednesday

there is something about a bird in flight – that sense of freedom it represents.
there are black birds everywhere these days. ( 2 bird photos Num Ottawa)

Today in PL we celebrate (21st of each month) A day of Appreciation – It is an important service, we give thanks and express our appreciation for the many blessings in our lives. We members humbly express our appreciation to God for all the blessings of the past month and sincerely ask to be guided and protected in the coming months, We renew our determination to follow and practice the PL teachings.

Due to Covid restrictions, tonight’s ceremony will be performed by Rev. Eugene at 7 pm. but the church itself will not be open. Instead we ask you to pray with us from home. If you wish to visit the church personally during the day, you may do so, please call ahead first.

Sunday service will take place like it did last week, please check in with us, we will have limited capacity. Sunday service will be at 10 a.m.

A thankful heart leads to happiness. When we really pay attention, we are surrounded by many things we can be thankful for; society we live in, the kindness shown to us by others. You will be able to find true happiness when you can see and appreciate these things.

Perfect Liberty 2015.21

Express your appreciation with enthusiasm. Appreciation is the driving force for progress and development/

Perfect Liberty 2021.21

OYASHIKIRI

Petrie Island .1.

this is where I wanted to be

There is nothing as enjoyable as a quiet walk along the water’s edge. Early morning before the hustle and bustle of the day begins in earnest.

Express your appreciation with enthusiasm. Appreciation is the driving force for progress and development.

Perfect Liberty 2021.21

Feel joy in doing things for others. We all live helping one another in our daily lives. Let’s find joy in helping others first.

Perfect Liberty 2011.10

Oyashikiri

Petrie Island

Sometimes, my mind is not always present. This was my first visit to Petrie Island in a long time. I parked and walked across to the inlet, and was startled by a black bird who few right up to me and landed just a heart beat away. He puffed up his chest opened his wings and I was delighted at his welcome, managed to grab a picture, and then took a few more of the water behind him and the activity in the bay. Guess who had not put her memory card back in her camera.

I grabbed for my cell phone but of course, by the time I did all that the bird and his partner were long gone. I continued on the trail chastising myself.. mutter mutter… I did get some pictures with the cell, but the cell is not my Nikon or the Canon .. The two ducks I came across were no interested in me, they basically ignored my presence. I am not standing all that far a way from them when I was taking their pictures.

I will go back. I went out today because the forecast calls for a nice temperature today, and sun, the rest of the week till Friday, is overcast with rain, and in the low 40’s. This was the first time I’ve ever not returned my memory card to the camera when done with the transfer of pictures from the card to my PC. Hopefully it will be my last.

In the summer, this location is full of people enjoying the island and the waters around it. Today it was quiet, there were people but not too many. It was ideal for a relaxing wander … I could hear all kinds of birds over head, but I lack the zoom lenses that my wildlife photographer friends have, so .. I just took my time walking the trail and listened.

meet the robin that walked along with me for part of my journey.

Oyashikiri

PL Precept #1 Life is Art

Beaver Trail

I went to Beaver trail, just for a peek..

Since my shadow is very plain to see.. I can’t very well deny having done so. I did behave I only wandered in so far, I kept my car in sight Took a few pictures and headed back out. I was on my way to church, OK, yes it was a bit of a detour, somewhat past the church, but … =^_^= it was in the west end.

I was intrigued by this huge slab of rock, people have used it to put seed down to attract the birds, I will examine it more at another time, I had limited time today, and I had set a time limit and distance to what I could and could not do during this outing. I am still supposed to be home recuperating. Sigh.. I didn’t acquire the nick name “hard head” for nothing.

I have to admit to being very very tired by the time I was ready to head back home. I left the above location and found my way to the church, after service I didn’t dawdle for too long, my body was giving me warning signs.. it was tired and wanted to be home. I will go back… I also found Pinhey Forest today, now that I know where it is, and how to access it, that is another of my “to explore” locations.

I should have perhaps not done as much on my first outing .. but.. I came home feeling like I had accomplished something, and with the desire to go back .. it was exciting to have found new places to explore and discover. I heard birds, but I didn’t see any, oh that is not quite true, I did see birds with the squirrel when I arrived, they flew away tho’ as soon as I started on the path towards them. (black birds )

PL Precept .. #1 Life is Art – Vida es Arte. – Vida e Arte.

Does that rock give you any ideas? What if anything does it remind you of?

Oyashikiri

Canada Geese

What can I say, I went out without a camera, the Nikon and the Canon were left hanging on their hooks… never even entered my mind to have them with me. Then I found myself alone in the sun with two Canada Geese who were happy to spend time with me preening and dining. I got to see the underside of the bird as it dived down to forage from the lake bed. No camera and none of my photographer friends in sight. Thankfully I had my cell (Samsung) so I did manage a couple of pictures, and I took a couple of videos.. however, I have no idea how to transfer them from the phone to my PC… eventually.. I’ll get there. =^_^=

An hour on my own with them before other humans came along, and they took flight. There is something to be said about experiencing the “wild” and the natural “harmonies” that abound in nature with out the jarring sounds that humans and their “toys” make.

You’re happy. I’m happy. Have the mindset of “good for you, good for me” Express yourself in a way that makes others happy.

Perfect Liberty 2021.7

Wednesday

a glimpse within

a deep sadness welled up inside as I listened to the raw pain of a soul in need

how is it that we are asked to bare such pain

what is it that propels our minds into such unyielding hurt

memories that sear, that scar, memories of such overwhelming emotion

we are left in a state of utter chaos … our pain, sadness and grief

consuming us …. catching in our breath …. not allowing us one moment of peace

it takes but a second, to fall into the abyss of turmoil that threatens to take away any sense of sanity

yet… a part of me knows, there is a need to feel the pain so that it can be released

Don’t think overly about people. Instead of being excessively concerned about others, focus on what you should do.

Perfect Liberty 2021.31

Let us pray today for those who ae on a journey that is clouded with such grief,

the clouds will lift, and the sun will shine…

For today, they need our prayers to help them heal.

Join me in a silent prayer… I will ask the birds to take wing and fly the heavy burden(s) away,

in flight, the burden will lighten… the purity of the air will cleanse and bring renewal

the soft gentle rain, will cleanse and purify what pain remains.

The memory of our love will never diminish, but the wounds will heal

Love is a powerful energy, it has no bounds, and is not defined by earthly sentiments

Unconditional love is the very air we breathe – it is what binds us all together

For in this Universe, we really are all ONE… when one of us feels pain, it reverberates and permeates the air around us

Those of us who are strong today, let us pray for those who need our understanding and compassion.

God is Love, Love is God.

today, now

“I’ll do it later. No, I’ll do it now” – To make progress do anything while it is still fresh.

Perfect Liberty 2021.25

When fresh snow falls, it lies clean and crisp. As the day progresses, it no longer has the same quality or look, its been walked on, trod on, run across, dropped on…. that initial moment of newness disappears with the passage of time.

No baile das nuvens no ceu

Na lue a clarear, vejo no raio e trovao, na estrela a briilhar

In the warn morning sunm in the newly fallen snow, in the thunder and lightening

and in a sudden rainbow.

verse taken from PL song book Deus Natureza (God and Nature)

PL Precept #11 Always be with God Confie todo a Dios

Monaco Bay-NZ- photo Shirley Keen

melancholy

some days one just wants to stay home

NO, not because one is sad, or out of sorts, nor is it a bad day. It just isn’t a sparkling moment. That warm comfortable zone when you lie half asleep, semi awake….. your precious friend is nestled beside you… breathing softly still in dreamland. when you move, she shifts ever so slightly to maintain that contact.. you can see the sliver of light coming in between the gap in the curtains… It is time to get up. another day is calling.

There is always a solution. Always believe that there is a solution to any problem that comes your way, and work with conviction to solve it.

Perfect Liberty 2016.20

Take care of things as they come to your attention. When something comes to mind, it is a sign from God. Take care of whatever comes to mind right away.

Perfect Liberty 2016.8

The crows and birds await my attendance… Have a grand day everyone… Let’s all make today a success, we will start the week off with a super fab. productive and HAPPY day!

Smile and the world will smile with you!

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