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Tuesday 19th.

It’s OK! God is watching over you. Things turn out for the best. Don’t be captured by momentary troubles but continue doing everything with sincerity.

Perfect Liberty 2021.19

First I want to thank everyone for their prayers and good wishes.. I certainly appreciated hearing from you knowing my well being was being assisted by your prayers .. I can’t promise that I won’t try to take down another dead tree on my own… but I will exercise more awareness when I hear my knee snap and my leg give a whimper to PAY ATTENTION… and not try to “finish up what I started”

This will be a quickie since I can’t sit for any length of time.. the affected muscles etc. run up into my buttock.. I’ve been provided with a set of crutches which I need to even get off the bed. And friends are coming by to ensure that I “behave”, eat, etc. the dogs are being wonderful.. carefully staying out of the way when I try to manoeuvre from the bedroom to the bathroom. I’m afraid I might have to spent more time reclining with the leg up.. for another 24 hours. (sigh I’m a terrible patient, I want to find a way to get back into the woods to finish what I started!) (Ducks as Awen readies to whop me with a fish)

OK OK I promise I’ll be good (for this morning anyway ) All the medication yesterday is still making its way through my system. Later I’ll catch up on your adventures and drink in the wonderful visual presentations.

Take care everyone! Enjoy the crisp fall weather..

btw. anyone else, have WP change the font etc. on them?

Oyashikiri

coming…

When its time to eat, the clan/family gathers. There is a time of gathering, each makes his/her way to the “table”. We were not part of the dinner party, but we did get to watch as they arrived. I had stopped the car, there was such a feeling of quiet and tranquility, no city sounds, just the calling of the birds, a dog barking his/her welcome, and the ambience of the day. A perfect day in the country.

Every time we take a “day vacation” it energizes and helps put perspective on the current “state of affairs”

Have a “let’s do it” attitude. Even if a task is difficult, keep in mind it is given by God and accomplish it.

Perfect Liberty 2021.14

Keep your balance. A life that ignores balance will eventually lead to a deadlock. whatever you do, look at people, the environment, the state of the economy, the trend of the times , and try to express yourself properly after balancing yourself with them.

Japan, PL 2021.10/14
Oyashikiri

Tuesday -smile

Let’s begin today with a smile. Let’s start the day with a positive outlook, looking forward to what we can discover.

Perfect Liberty 2021.12

In PL we learn that it is through living with appreciation for all the blessings we receive in life, positive & or challenging… we will continue to be blessed… the practice of prayer on a daily basis helps us maintain a balance in our lives.

fyi. for all of you who commented on the upside cars in last Thursday’s blog, it was an art installation that is held each year in Quebec City… the 3 cars were put there by artists who filled them with earth and made gardens for the viewers to enjoy. It was one of many displays along selected streets in part of the city.

May your day/week be filled with much happiness and positive productive moments.

Oyashikiri

chop suey Thursday

Though we travel. . . to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If one advances confidently in the direction of one’s dreams, and endeavors to live the life which one has imagined, one will meet with success unexpected in common hours

Henry David Thoreau

Let’s cherish the milestones of life… There are various milestones in our lives. The entrance ceremony, graduation ceremony, wedding … these important life milestones are great opportunities to change your mind, and like bamboo, people grow up at milestones.

Perfect Liberty, translated in Japan to English. 2021.10.6.
Till soon

1st of October

the blush of change

Depending on where you are in the city and surrounding areas, the colours are beginning to deepen .. In some areas, there is a rainbow of colour, yet you drive out west of the downtown core and the greens are still dominant. Change is on its way, you can feel it in the air, smell it on the breeze that brings a chill and hovers before drifting off. The Robins are being social, coming out and being more present around us when we are on the trails. Every day I hear the sound of the crows as they inspect and search out their winter “resorts”… yesterday another photographer was patiently waiting for a “big” as she called it, wood pecker that had been frequenting the feeder area.

PL Precept 7 Everything exists in relativity….

PL Precept # 16 All things progress and develop.

Today being the 1st, in PL it is when the PL ceremony for Peace is performed – today at 10 a.m. if you can’t make it to church, please take a moment to pray for world peace. Remember to show appreciation and give thanks for yesterday, and NOW.

Each person’s peace leads to world peace. First of all, you have to be happy. That happiness will spread and be the foundation of World Peace.

Perfect Liberty 2021.1

You have the opportunity every day to start a new canvas..

I appreciate YOU.

live with and in nature

Standing still in one place, looking around… simply taking in what was around me. I do this often, usually I am in another area of the Mer Bleue Conservation forest/bog land. The other day I drove down to a dead end road where I went last year with one of my dogs, the brush and growth had completely hidden the entrance to a seldom used trail. There was no way to even know that the trail was there. I had the morning to myself, it was quiet, and I was inspired to “take action”.. I got out my pruners, put on gloves and headed into the brush. I returned yesterday to get a picture .. wish I had taken one before I began this “meditation”.. but hindsight is … you know the saying.. =^_^=.

I worked my way down the trail for about the length of half a city block. Cutting and tossing the brush to one side. There is something very satisfying about doing such a physical task. There was a light rain when I returned yesterday with my camera.. so I didn’t venture down into the bush, the leaves were still heavy with rain drops. But… I will be returning.

tended gardens are beautiful, but so are the natural community of plants that grow wild in our woodlands.

There will always be a way. If you persist and be creative without giving up, you will find solutions that you had not considered before.

Perfect Liberty 2020.28

Always pray to become a better person. If you are content with the status quo, your progress will stop. Always seek for ways to improve yourself and continue to move forward one step at a time.

Perfect Liberty 2014.12.

Yesterday when I went back to the “forgotten” trail, there was an area that was blocked with huge cement blocks.. there was a place for me to walk thru so I did.. that is where I found the torn up vegetation you see above. It was a place where it looked like something had been started, a clean up of sorts and then abandoned??

Till soon

changes

Everywhere one looks today, you can visually see that the seasons are changing. Summer has begun its departure, the colours of fall are slowly taking over. The air is fresher and cooler especially in the mornings and evenings.

Let’s respond clearly. Giving a proper response shows consideration towards others.

Perfect Liberty 2021.27
Oyashikiri

thinking-doing-and…

Be very careful about doing things you really like .. Do everything in moderation. When you overdo, you will lose your balance.

Perfect Liberty 2021.26

“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
Oyashikiri

Wednesday’s teaching

Easy is the seed of ease . It is often said that “raku” is the seed of pain and bitterness is the seed of ease,” but when you thank “raku” and wish for the happiness of others, “raku is the seed of ease,” even more happiness comes around.

If you illusion that you have gained comfort as if it were your own power and forget to appreciate it, you will be a source of pain.

PL teaching from Japan as received 9.22.21

I will ask my “teacher” what she means, the translation or definition I found for raku is

History and Etymology for raku Japanese, literally, pleasure; from the use of the character for this word on a seal given to the family of the potter who introduced the style.

I will reflect on this passage.. I see it as a reminder that we are to be appreciative and grateful, not take things for granted.. not think only of ourselves but importantantly think of the happiness of others.

Your thoughts?

Oyashikiri

Pouring but going to check feeders anyway. Have a good day everyone!!

and then…

Walking the trail this morning, I found a lot of interesting “pieces” it took me forever to walk any great distance. I did get to the row of what I call the “giant” trees. Enough leaves have fallen, and brush cleared that we can now see the trees, soon we will be able to get a much better view. I will do my best to practice patience.

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

Perfect Liberty 2021.21

Q – do you create an image for yourself,? This procedure presumes a difference between public image and who we really are. Outwardly we project an image, but it is not who we really are…. What lies behind the image? what is the substance.. I don’t want to know the answer, it is one I ask you to think about, and answer for yourself.

I was recently on a road trip with a friend, and as we always do, we chatted and got caught up on what had been happening in our lives. During the trip I met with family that I don’t often get to see.. I found myself in a social situation that was “different” from my daily day to day .. ie when I go about my activities when I’m home… I felt different, I saw myself differently. It has given me pause. I found myself reflecting on how different it was for me, and how seeing myself in a different “circumstance/environment” also gave me different perspective on other aspects of my life.

PL Precept #7 Everything exists in relativity

PL Precept #15 All is a mirror.

PL Precept # 18 each moment is a turning point.

Everything happens for a reason. Certainly a time for reflection.

Till soon

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