It is not fun to be stuck in One Place. Instead of being captured by what’s in front of you, strive to broaden your horizons.
Prefect Liberty 2022.28
Yesterday coming out of the Mer Bleue along the road that brings me out to the highway from the conservation area… the wild turkeys were doing their usual foraging enjoying the early morning quiet when a car came barreling down the road. This is a no exit road, it ends at the bog. The turkeys were making their way across the road, had to be over a dozen of them… I was slowed to a stop on my side of the road, when I saw the car. I waved to caution the driver.. but she didn’t stop, she did slow somewhat, but not really, the turkeys fortunately cleared a path for her. I guess they have had experience with uncaring humans.
I had to ask myself, what or why would someone be coming into a conservation area where people come to enjoy the quiet and solitude, to share with the animals in the beauty and bounty of nature – and have such a disregard for the critters that call this home. Of course, I had just left the parking area a few minutes past, and knew that there was a group gathering there of “seniors” who were going to be touring the bog. Several cars had already arrived for the 9 o’clock meeting time, and stragglers had been arriving the last 10, 15 minutes before I left. My guess is the rude driver was late .. and was bent on getting to the parking lot before the others took off. Not impressed.
No, the turkeys were wild turkeys and not the turkey vulture you see above.. Dirk took that picture a few years back and had graciously given me permission to use it. Isn’t he /she a beauty. When I went looking for a picture of the actual wild turkey, I spied this one and had to share.. I don’t understand myself how I’ve come to be so fascinated by the turkey type birds… but… there you have it… they aren’t even cuddly. Life is what it is… we don’t pick who or what we fall in love with.
There is that word.. L O V E …. let’s spread it around today… sprinkle it in all our actions..
When love becomes a habit and part of our every thought and action… life becomes a JOY that enriches all our moments.
This is where I spend a few minutes each day weeding… pulling out the growth in that one area .. slowly the small birds, the nuthatch, chickadees .. are coming to see if some offerings have been put down, The Doves love cleaning up the “floor”… the blue jays are back watching for me to arrive… have even caught sight of black birds .. the wild turkeys are of course still around, they had several months of little to no traffic.. now the cars and humans are returning.
Let’s have a humble mind. Once you think, “that’s good enough,” you become blind to the opportunities to be more creative.
This picture was taken by a friend who wanders upper NY States taking pictures – in particular at one time he was very interested in covered bridges. He would get up VERY~ early and take off on his search, a by product would be scenes he would capture along the way. This one I found to be cheerful. with its sunny flowers -Ottawa right nowis dealing with some very unpleasant “happenings”.. our weather has been up and down, cloudy skies, overcast, I went hunting for some “HAPPY”
This sign is hanging on one of my walls … I thought to share it with you today.
You are the result of your daily efforts. Put your whole heart into everything you do in your daily life. Your true self will shine through.
Perfect Liberty 2022.20
Our choices are not always easy, and sometimes we have to really meditate and work at changing our mind set. Anything worth having is worth waiting for – patience … Yes.. that goes into the recipe. Prayer/meditation, patience, faith and ability to believe in ourSelves. No one can make us happy, we are the makers of our own happiness. I choose to have “HAPPY” in my life.
Friends, friends are important in our lives. Good friends, friends who can listen, and simply be there to hold your hand when it needs holding. No one can solve or make “things” better… that journey is ours and ours alone. but you can bet your sweet booty, a true friend is worth their weight in precious metals.
Tomorrow is the PL day of Appreciation (Thanksgiving) service will be at 7 pm.
In the cold gray of the morning light, I got myself ready to find the elusive wild turkeys… Nope, not a one did I see, but I did get some good shots in before the pending rain would start. I used the time to try different settings on this new camera of mine, and to get used to holding it, its big and I have small hands. I like “doing” .. used to enjoy getting up everyday to go to work too. Yup I’m “one of those” It is not “work” when you love what you do ..
What is “normal” is different for each individual. Everyone has a different way of thinking and doing. It’s important to understand others’ feelings.
We all got the same e-mail last night.. I did late last night.. Read and re read the message, yes, there will be a service this Thursday on the 21st. We know it is last minute, and that most of us are simply unable to attend. Here is where we put into practice what we did the other night, when I held an evening service. If you are unable to attend, please join us at 7 pm EST. while Rev. E. performs the special service. It is called service of Appreciation.
Cast your mind to the church, find your seat, and sit quietly while others gather in their homes to join us. Service will start at 7, begin with your salutation, move on to reading your PL prayer, then sit in quiet reflection while Rev E performs the Appreciation ceremony. spending time with us, in quiet prayer is all we can ask for at this time.. The positive and healing energy of the group will surround you even if you are miles away from the physical church. God is with us everywhere, God is in the air we breathe and in all that we see, feel and do. Be mindful.
But we are here together, and we will support one an other. THERE IS ALWAYS A WAY!
Use any results, good or bad, as a stepping stone. All outcomes, whether positive or negative are important experiences. Let’s use them wisely for our our future progress.
Perfect Liberty 2012.10
PLEASE, we ask that you call the church prior to any action, should you consider coming physically to the church, we are on Covid-19 stay at home orders. Physical attendance at this time is very restricted.
Stay safe, be well, share a smile and a virtual hug with someone special today!
In life we are often faced with having to make a decision, take the turn to the left, follow the road straight ahead or turn right. When faced with such a decision, do you ponder what road to take, or let your instincts guide you? In the wooded area that I was in this morning, when I saw people heading out on their adventure, I noticed that many of them seemed to know just where they wanted to go, what direction to head out on.
Myself, I didn’t venture past where I was tending the feeders. I was intent on waiting for and watching for the blue jays. During my time there, I noticed that when there was little to no activity in the parking lot, the birds would somehow know that there would be no “traffic” and they would dive down, swooping in from the tall tree tops. To experience this I had to practice, standing still. Each time I go, and the more times I practice being still, the easier it is getting for me.
Right now, in many of the churches we can only visit by appointment to ensure social distancing can be maintained. Standing still in the middle of a woodland “space”… is much like the quiet stillness that can envelope you when you are in church. Something magical happens. our sense are fine tuned.
Improve yourself to have a kinder heart. Do what you can to be caring and considerate to make others happy.
TAOIST Life is Art (Perfect Liberty precept #1)
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of our lives.. with Makoto (sincerity)
The only constant in life is change. I am grounded in the reality of Living.
This is true, in all worlds. RL or virtual. I am me and only me.