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Ever wonder what to do with some of the mail you get. I have decided to use my MC statement to work on a mixed media piece. On the right is the first go round, the left is the second, now letting it dry. Will work on it more when I am back in the studio/office later today.

I have gone mostly electronic, however, this being a new account till I am happy with my use of the card, I will continue to monitor with hard copy. Meanwhile for those of us who dabble in mixed media, its perfect for ripping, and reusing.

After days on end of brilliant clear skies, it seems we are in for some rain, the humidity factor out there is HEAVY. Perfect day for indoor activity and getting errands done that don’t require being outdoors. Oh dear, the pot holder rack in the kitchen is sending me winks and smiles.

PL Precept #19 Begin one you perceive

PL Precept #18 Each moment is a turning point

Perfect Liberty 21 Precepts.

Whose idea was this anyway. This means, hot sudsy water, SOS pads, and some elbow grease. hmmm how does that song go… “rain rain, go away”

I will not have complaints about others, matters, nor the weather. Rather I will always be creative and will look for shortcomings in my own thinking and actions.

PL Principle #3 (there are 21 Principles)
the woman / girl in me will pick up the job wand and get to work…

It is going to be a great day! Enjoy everyone….

Oyashikiri

exposure

when nourishment is not to be had…
with all the best intentions, sometimes, circumstances beyond our control, simply set us in situations where we can’t thrive, we can only do our best. The daily struggle to survive, takes its toll…. There is no blame, no right, no wrong, just what is.

Do everything with a prayerful mind. Even if you have done your best, there are times when you wonder if it is enough. that is when your prayers become most important.

Perfect Liberty 2015.26
Goodwill on earth

Let’s express our joy to others. When you express your joy ot others, they joy will multiply and make others happy as well

Perfect Liberty 2017.26

I will live with a mind of appreciation towards others and things.

Perfect Liberty Principle # 3

Oyashikiri

neglect

…it is that brief moment which unfolds before the soul… the chronicles of time, and reveals to the eyes… the deeds of the night.

…and the works of conscience. It opens Eternity’s secret of the future.

The beauty of life.. Kahlil Gibran

I’ve used his text, from his book The Beauty of life… in a different context, but if you will reflect.. we take what once was perhaps not beautiful, but a functional, and attractive building … put up signs, then go away and just ignore it.

how is it, that we find this so easy to do

There is always a cause behind every result. Good things and bad things can all be traced back to the cause. Once you discover why things turned out a certain way, your outlook will change.

Perfect Liberty 2017,24

Good or Bad, It is your mirror. Sincere expressions invite good results, but insincere expressions can lead to unexpected trouble.

Perfect Liberty 2020.24
photo rev.Tiago de Medeiros Chagas

Let’s find the joy in everything. Are you looking for things to complain about? Let’s change our perspective and live a cheerful and joyful life.

Perfect Liberty 2020.25

Good morning everyone, bom dia a todos!

Oyashikiri

reminder

busy busy busy

We all lead “busy” lives.. or least we often feel like we are always dealing with hustle and bustle in some form or another.

A friend wrote and reminded me that on the 24th of July, it is Self Care Day! Yes, who knew, I certainly didn’t. she sent me a link to a Zoomer page. It was written by Vivian Vassos, July 21st, 2020 https://www.everythingzoomer.com/health/2020/07/21/self-care-7-ways-to-take-care-of-mind-and-body/

I think I take good care of myself. But do I really? have a look at the information in the link and see how you fare.

photo by Derrick Knight

When I saw this picture that Derrick took some time back, I found it so interesting that I spent a lot of time just gazing at it, and allowing my imagination to wander down a multitude of avenues. This for me was relaxation, it was inspiring too. That to me was a moment of positive relaxation.

Knowing now that there is a day set aside for reviewing and making time to enjoy some quality time with yourself.. Will you actually do something different, will you make time to break out of your every day routine? Just wondering.. =^_^=

You will find Joy when you immerse yourself in a your task. When you face your task with a can do attitude, you will be filled with enthusiasm and inspiration.

Perfect Liberty 2020.22

Oyashikiri

baked,broiled,+dry

you can run, but the heat follows
engulfed in the constant unrelenting heat
you search for the open skies and the welcoming spray of the ocean waves
finally you find a place where the gentle breeze is playfully caressing the trees, a woodpecker is feeding on the tree, the floral scents are wafting over your senses
think carefully of what you will do and say each day, be grateful, appreciate the many splendours of what this world has to offer. We see a lot, hear a lot, there is no denying that there is a bombardment of endless uncomfortable atmospheric mass of unpleasant and uncomfortable energy that is at times out of control.
WE must find the peace, the quiet, the natural nurturing environment of clear skies, fresh growth, and take the path(s) that lead out of the negativity and back into the light of love, peace, and gratitude.
photo -Chris Okeefe

It is important to say “Thank You” Everything that appears in front of you is all material for you to improve yourself, whether its food, people, or things. Learn to accept everything whether it is something you like or not.

Perfect Liberty 2020.9

In PL we learn that everything happens for a reason. It is how we accept what happens, our attitude, and the steps we take to deal with the opportunities offered, . Change begins within ourselves.

Oyashikiri

storytelling photos taken in SL, my thanks to all the artists (creators) who put together the builds. pixel photos (digital photographs) by Q

SL > Second Life is a virtual platform out of California, Linden Labs.

July 6

possibilities

Don’t give up! Stick with it, as many time as it takes. Sometimes you want to just throw in the towel and say, “I give uu”, but that is the time for you to dig deep and ush through, Your sincere effort will invite a good outcome.

Perfect Liberty 2020. 6

Oyashikiri

Study Nature, love nature, stay close to nature, It will never ail you.

Frank Lloyd Wright.

Time is a dressmaker specializing in alternations.

Faith Baldwin

photo by Shirley Keene NZ

Friday 3rd.

NZ.. by Shirley Keene

The everyday things you do will show when it really counts. If you have a tendency to be careless about everyday matters, you cannot expect to perform well at crucial times.

Perfect Liberty 2020.3

I missed Canada Day because I was “under the weather” putting it mildly. Could it have been different, yes and no. In PL we believe things happen for a reason. I had a long day to reflect on how I got myself into such a state. The love and caring of friends, helped me to get through the “moment”… We don’t think we are being careless… “because, we always do something, or have “….

A wise Yoda ..” Change is constant, and change we must. We must be open to the observations and loving concern of others. “We” don’t always know best. ” One doesn’t always see the forest for the trees” ” Ok Yoda may not have said things in the same way. But you get my drift.

I have made a conscious decision, to be more aware, and to make changes.

One can only do one’s best!!

Oyashikiri

I disagreed

hello there.. =^_^=

I’m usually easy going, I do have an opinion, when asked, I have always done my best to be honest with my reply, if I disagree, I tend to soften my stand, unless it is something that really is important.

Today I was asked about whether or not our church should open for Thanksgiving service on the 21st. Contrary to what was said by someone who does not come to the church at all, I feel it should be open for those who would like to attend, observing of course, social distancing, and the wearing of a face mask. Because our members are scattered all across Canada, the actual numbers who can or would physically attend has always been low in number.

Those of us who find comfort in being in the church, some have been with the church since it was built. (the new one).. It is our home, our sanctuary . PL has always been unique in how it offers personal guidance responding to problems of our every day lives.

It is through consultations given by PL ministers, the personal guidance tailored to the individual character and situation that makes PL such a bonding experience.

That the question even needed to be asked.. (.. WOW..) Needless to say, I disagreed with the statement that we stay closed, … and I spoke out. These past weeks have made me realize, that too often, doors are closed, and the support that should be available is withdrawn.

Ministers are front line care givers. Not only the physical body needs to be addressed, now more then ever, we need to feed, heal and nurture our spirits.

day 46 Dave Renz

Oyashikiri

happy yummy

fresh baked tea biscuit, smothered in butter, and raw honey

That sounds soooo good. The doctor is not worried about my cough, or cracked and at times absent voice. Fixing the diabetic numbers is more important. The fact that for the last many years, every time I am under the weather or allergies hit.. my voice goes wonky (pointed out by my son this morning)…. leaves me wanting a hot steaming fresh out of the oven tea biscuit. lathered with butter and creamy honey… A good cuppa ice water (told to drink lots of water during the day) I’m sure that is to make sure that my new diuretic pill has something to work with…. a fresh brisk walk around Costco.. (a couple of times to make even more steps for my exercise log) makes for a full day.

For supper .. fresh roasted yellow spuds.. tossed in a bit of vinegar and Japanese salt. Steamed green beans… again the Japanese salt and black peppercorns… served as side dishes for the fresh tender trout fillets I got when at Costco.

If you get the idea that I’m hungry and anxiously waiting for my food to be ready… You are so right. Sometimes we just have to give in to the urge to treat our tummies.

How was your day.??

I thank the Universe for the blessings I have received so far today, and for the delicious meal that will be on my plate. (hhmmmm soon!!)

It is important to say “thank you”… Everything that appears in front of you is all material for you to improve yourself, whether it is food, people or things. Learn to accept everything, whether it is something you like or not.

Perfect Liberty 2020.9

Oyashikiri

a bit of history

from the past

Why this review of the past… I have felt so strongly in recent times, that some of what we all need to remember, is that the wonderful wonders we take for granted , were not always in our lives. We fought long and hard, and dealt with a lot of fighting to achieve the world we live in today.

picture and text taken from Pinterest

WE are currently living in a modern form of war, the landscapes of our lives are showing us challenging times. Many of us, are dealing with an inner war, freedom vs. captivity. Countries are drawing lines and taking sides. Not all news is biased, not all reporting is factual. There are times when omission is just as much a lie as what is said.

In PL. (Perfect Liberty) we strive to live Precept 21, Live in Perfect Liberty.

Not everyone is interested in planes… except if you are boarding one to go on holiday, or to attend a business meeting.. It is a mode of transportation. The above video, will show you a side of the airplane and what a whole mass of people who lived, or live a totally different life than you do.

WE (humanity) are all ONE, we are born, live and die… and each one of us will have our own unique “story” PL Precept #10 Love yourself and others.

PL Precept # 14 World Peace is Everything. Learn from the past, honor the lives lost from all countries. Peace begins at home, in our hearts, in how we live our lives, how we interact with others. Start with what you can control, and that is your own behaviour.

PL Precept #6 Efface your self conceptions. Dare to listen to everything you hear and see with an open mind. Before jumping in.. think.. will my action(s) create peace and goodwill, if not.. please take a moment to reflect.

PL Precept #18 Each moment is a turning point.

A man can get discourage many times, but he is not a failure until he begins to blame somebody else and stop trying.

John Burroughs

Choosing change – Things do not change, we change.

Henry David Thoreau

Oyashikiri

WE are all ONE

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