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day after

hello! HELLO! pinches self.. yup.. still here… Not what I expected, I got to have wonderful long uninterrupted conversation with my sister-in-law who lives away, and a friend who has been playing telephone tag with me for months. It was great!

Yesterday in my travels as you already know I ventured down an unknown path, tried some video software .. it was a day of exploring.. Today, well… being retired… guess I’ll get out to check the feeders and replace one that needs repair. Are you taking advantage of this wonderful late summer, early fall weather. The picture above is an area I will often photograph depending on the sun/shadows.. I like the possibilities, and I always wonder.. what stories this location could tell.

This location I visited yesterday is one where it is not a big area compared to others nearby, but it has a certain feel, it holds enchantment, and places that I can easily envision little wee ones “holding community”… I keep telling myself, to bring a notebook, and flesh out a storyline… but I don’t do it.. Guess the idea is still forming.. or… I want to keep it a secret. =^_^=

Do everything willingly and joyfully. Your upbeat attitude will make things more cheerful and enjoyable.

Perfect Liberty 2021.18

Thank you to my very talented friends who left me fun greetings on my cell. I won’t name you, but the singing was something else!!!! I loved it! we’re all nuts, but two of you are “cracked”..

Have a great day everyone!

Oyashikiri

THANK YOU flowers arrived (from down under)… beautiful!

Celebrate the day and the new year

Today is a special time for those who are celebrating the start of a new year. We have so much to be thankful for .. it is time to give thanks to our ancestors and to our parents, all the special people in our lives who make our personal lives complete.

We exist today thanks to our ancestors and parents. Express appreciation by devoting yourself for the sake of others and society.

Perfect Liberty 2015.11

Applaud the Makoto of others. when you encounter good faith or kindness in others, make sure that you acknowledge it fully. This will make both you and them happy. (Makoto: One’s utmost sincerity)

Perfect Liberty 2016.23

No one can take away the joy you get from putting your whole heart into something. The joy you feel when you’ve put your all into something is yours and yours alone. Nobody can take that away from you.

Perfect Liberty 2020.29
till soon

Aug.20.21

where am I, who am I, what am I doing here ?

Ever find yourself wondering … why you are walking down a certain street, at a certain time? Looking into a storefront window, find yourself contemplating what it all means?

So many stories can be woven when we stop to really look at where we are, and what we are seeing, The following is something I’ve copied for you, it was translated from Japanese, so please take that into consideration when you are reading it.. (the translator speaks little English)

[Lack of expression] If you don’t express what you notice and leave it as it is, you will end up becoming a person who doesn’t notice. “Things that bother you a little, things that you wonder about, things that you wonder about” are expressed simply as you notice when you notice them.

I will think on this quote today, yesterday I had plenty of time to notice things as la belle Bon and I explored the little waterfront town we had driven to .. there was a lot that interested me, many places sent my imagination into over drive. It is a tourist area, there is a lot to take in and see. The last year and a half has been difficult on the shop owners, slowly with the lifting of restrictions, there is a hum happening, I hope that we have one of our wonderful Ontario falls, so that more people will visit.

my view from the table where we lunched.

Today’s quote from the PL calendar.

Change your mind, thinking “it will be alright”. Do the best you can without being overly attached.

Perfect Liberty 2021.20
Till soon

The Cove Restaurant and Inn, Westport, Ontario. Canada

different scenery

a Trans Alpine Trip by train from Christchurch NZ to Greymouth. – Photos Shirley Keen

Everything here is soooo green, lush and over grown, when I saw Shirley’s photos from her trip she was just on, I asked to share a few with you. Isn’t the world a wonderful place, the geography is so different .. depending on where you are on the “globe”

Life is what we make it.

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

Perfect Liberty 2021.31

I had wonderful “ladies day” outing, we had lunch at a cafe/restaurant on the canal, ate out by the water. I didn’t intend for it to happen but I have a golden glow that wasn’t there earlier. The sun was out, there was a breeze, company was exceptional, food was good.. hey.. Life is Good!

Oyashikiri

Kyososai PL Founders Day

Kyososai, the PL founders Day ceremony falls on August 1st. It is a ceremony where we express our most sincere appreciation to Oshieoya and the first and second founders. Our Oshieoya passed away this past year, so this event is even more important this year for we will be remembering with appreciation and gratitude, the work that has been done to date, for the rapid realization of true World Peace.

Past years I have been in Japan for this celebration and ceremony, on this day tens of thousands of PL members from the local churches in Japan and all distant parts of the world, would gather at the PL Hoy Land, the home of our spirits, to show appreciation and pray. It is a very special occassion. This year due to the passing of Oshieoya, travel restrictions, and other factors that must be dealt with due to the world wide pandemic, there has had to be adjustments .. still the day is one that we must acknowledge and celebrate each in our own way.

When our first founder passed, he asked the teachings/philosophy be spread all over the world. “Do not grieve or mourn over my death. Rather, celebrate together with fireworks” this has been a long standing tradition. To this end the Second Founder wanting to fulfill his father’s wish, created “the Art of PL fireworks.” Every year the pilgrimage is made, the grounds fill up and after the PL Kyososai ceremony, it is followed by fireworks that have been enjoyed for years.

Wherever you are, on August 1, please join in with us in prayer and meditation, give thanks and appreciation for the significance of this day, its purpose and what it symbolizes. We more than ever need to work towards World Peace.

Also on Founders’ Day August 1. there is a ceremony held in the Peace Tower (PL Headquarters in Tondabayashi, Osaka, Japan) Where we honour the spirits of all those who lost their lives in wars, regardless of race, religion or Nationality they are memorialized at the altar of the Peace Tower. We pray for everlasting peace of humankind.

Mark your calendars, August 1. Kyososai. We all, everyone of us, want World Peace. Please check with your local church, find out what is being done, and attend if you can. If you need help or a consultation, please contact the minister in your area, or a hokyoshi. we are here for YOU. If you don’t know who to contact, get in touch with me.

Peace Tower in Japan in PL headquarters – designed and built by our 2nd Founder.

Today’s calendar for the 27th.

It’s okay to think “this is where it starts” There is always a turning point. It’s important what you do from now on.

Perfect Liberty 2021.27
Oyashikiri

Black Rapids -Parks Canada

What a treat. I last visited here, a LONG time ago, I remember my Dad bringing me here so he could take pictures. Back then it was a whole day’s journey to get out to this location. People came with picnic baskets and to fish. while they watched leisure boats come through the locks. Now from downtown, 15 minutes maybe.

When I heard that today was going to be a scorcher with a very high humidity factor, going into the woods was not going to be an option I was going to consider. Along the water I thought would be my best location for pictures and my walk. I’ve reached my next level of accomplishment on my health tracker app. =^_^= so far today I’ve done 1.5 miles. it’s just after the noon hour.

Energy springs from your smile. A smile makes you and others cheerful and energetic.

Perfect Liberty 2021.4

Note. Parking is not free, it is $1.00 and hour, maximum $4.00

What I saw was a lot of cleared area for picnics and family gatherings.. Tables are spaced well apart. There must be good fishing, several guests arrived after I arrived for fishing. The people I saw, had picnic hampers with them, and folding chairs, they were there for a good spot of leisure fishing.

Easy to find, drive out Prince of Wales, keep going, past Hunt Club, and before Fallowfield. It is on the left, you will see the sign near the road.

From the highway looking down the laneway you take, you will see the old gate keepers house. Staff are friendly and there are facilities there for when and if they are needed.

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drifting

I went in search of wood that I can try carving. I first went back to Petrie Island to see if I could find a small block of bass wood on the ground in the mulch, under the dead vegetation. I was on a mission. Found lots of water logged, wet, or burnt pieces of wood, a lot of it was decaying, some in worst stages than others. Wanted something the size of a brick. Found lots of twigs, dead branches, often with huge splits or splinters. As a form of exercise I did pick up a log about 3, 5 pounds, that I carried while I walked. Kept changing from my right to the left arm. Had to find something that wasn’t too round, my hands are on the small side.

Again the bird that I kept coming across was the robin. I did have two chickadees that came around looking for food, but I had none with me. Saw several little chippies too, they are small, takes awhile to recognize them as they silently slip in and around the underbrush going about their business. I saw some kind of water “rat” it was plumb maybe the size of a football, not pretty or cute at all. It dove into the water when I approached and didn’t resurface. (that I saw)

I also found a new trail to explore, Flood Line Kiln Trail in the west end. Not far from Jack Pine Trail. I walked to the end to see the ruins of the old buildings. (the trails did continue, leading out to another part of the west end) I returned the way I came, back to my car.

It is amazing that I have driven by this location many many times, just never knew it was a green space open for the public to enjoy, The parking sign is there and once you know where to look, it is obvious, but it has gone unnoticed by me for years, I knew of the other three sites further down the road, but not the Flood Line Kiln. The ground was still wet and muddy in places, there were even patches of snow on the ground, will go back in a month or so.. should be very interesting.

The pathways are there, it is up to us to be present and aware, when the time is right, the opportunity will present itself. Only in extending ourselves, do we grow.

Multitasking reduces your joy by half. When doing something, give it your all. There is joy in everything.

Perfect Liberty 2021.23

Don’t rush or allow yourself to get flustered. When you rush, it limits your ability to pay attention to detail, and often leads to careless mistakes. With a prayerful mind, take a deep breath and act calmly.

Perfect Liberty 2016.22

Oyashikiri

forever – always

Friday

not just a rock.. is it a rock.. wow look at what I found

No… I did not bring it home.. I left it for someone else to enjoy, it was big enough and heavy from the look of it.. there were tree stumps and big branches that appealed to me too.. but I certainly didn’t entertain the idea of bringing anything home.. well…

ok .. there were fun pieces lying around all over the place..
see what I mean.. just have to go back don’t I..!! you betcha!

You can freely express yourself within the rules. Consider rules as a canvas on which to express your specialty artistically.

Perfect Liberty 2021.9
I love the natural wonder of it all.
and lots of love!

a crow! a crow!

I am so thrilled. Tickled pink if you will. Look everyone, Kevin took a picture of a crow for me.. we can actually see the details of his face and his lovely ebony feathers. Could the day get any better… Thanks YOU Kevin.

they all sit pretty for me, and chat away with me now.. however if I take out a camera they all squawk and fly away into the trees.

Perceiving equals doing. Each time you notice something, it is a gift from God. Don’t miss this opportunity to act.

Perfect Liberty 2021.15

I hope you all have had a wonderful week-end. If you are in Canada, specifically in the Province of Ontario, it is a long week-end, tomorrow is a holiday. We had lovely weather, albeit it snowed… it was sunny and milder.. great weather for the outdoor enthusiasts. However no matter the weather, it is important to get out and get fresh air. The weather forecasters have been saying that we (in this neck of the world) COULD have unseasonably milder weather for end of February and into March. I’m considering bringing out a deck chair so that I can sit and just enjoy the weather. Even if it snows.. why not? Unless it turns bitterly cold again.. I think this is going to be a serious consideration. What do you say? Join me?

Thru the mist

photo by Num (NumOttawa)

There are days when waking from a dream, we open our eyes to the reality of the day. Today was a day snuggling back under the duvet. It is lovely, mild but no sunshine, looks like it will be mostly overcast. when I saw this picture it drew me into another world, One of books, fantasy, wee folk, and magic. Picture the wee ones, going about their daily routines under the dense foliage. Oblivious to humans and their woes.

Some of you will have memories of hot summer days, when central air wasn’t the norm, Maybe your at the cottage, away from your landline, and certainly no cell phones. You hear the buzzing of the bees, and the birds flying over heard call out a greeting as they fly to their destination. Its a lazy day, you could be on holiday, or maybe you just prefer living where there is less “traffic and busy activity” ..just thinking of times when one could simple BE .. if you fish, that quiet on the lake in the early morning dawn. Take a moment to relive a memory that brings you back in touch with your inner quiet/calm. =^_^=

Today due to circumstances beyond our control, many of us are having to deal with “alone” time. We’ve been unceremoniously thrown back in time (on some levels) where we have to adjust to less outside intrusions on our thoughts. Getting lost in electronic devices/games, or watching endless television, does not soothe or alleviate the need for meaningful connections. Whether that be with others who share in this “situation” we find ourselves or with “nature/life” Our minds need to have time to heal from the constant borage of negativity that is or has been filling the “airwaves”

Change begins within. PL Precept #15 All is a Mirror.

PL Precept # 7. Everything exists in relativity.

PL Precept # 4 Being annoyed limits your expression

Today’s message was to Listen Carefully and Speak Clearly ... read Precept #7 again.

I would like to mention here, to the PL members in Brazil who have been coming together to share their thoughts and support each other on the PL pages started in Brazil. Bom Dia dear friends.. I love reading all your comments, and appreciate the love you share with me and everyone else on the site. This site is also followed by members in Australia, South America, Spain, Europe, North America and of course Japan, and all our other members scattered in various places around the world. PL Precept # 11.. Always be with God

Our faith and commitment to living the PL Way and striving towards PL Precept #14 World Peace is everything is more important than ever.

Stay strong and carry on! Oyashikiri

. I appreciate each and everyone of you.

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