I’ve never met a crow/raven that I have not fallen in love with. Today, I was in the right place at the right time, I saw one, and then another, it was kismet. For me they symbolize intelligence, flexibility and destiny.
Ebony feathered wonders. The are very vocal, usually having a lot to say. I saw them in the parking lot of a McDonalds… Yes I was picking up my black iced coffee, no cream, no sugar. (for those of you who know my need for cold coffee when driving) Then at Dewberry Trail, the sky was full of crows, they were in the tree branches .. my first time, in all my visits there to actually see them there.
Throughout history, these birds have been portrayed as spirits and divine messengers. I would like to think, they are letting me know// something good is going to happen! Crows are not afraid of dealing with something new (unknown). Entering into this new year, we can all take a page from their chapter on optimism.
It’s Okay, God is watching over you. Things turn out for the best. Don’t be captured by momentary troubles but continue doing everything with sincerity.
The smart little beggars realized I didn’t have my camera. I had a cancelation this morning, so decided to take the opportunity handed me to drive out and top up the feeders. It was quiet there were only a few cars in the lot, no photographers around, it was blissful. I took my pruners to cut back the dead branches that were in the way, then brought out the black sunflower seeds.. there were actually few birds around, its amazing as soon as the black seeds landed in the feeders, I was swarmed. Where they all came from.. I have no idea. But suddenly I was surrounded, even by the gross beaks who boldly sat and dined with a very relaxed air.
Ah ha.. the sound I was waiting for, the Blue Jays.. yes.. there they were, 5 of them.. swooping down, gathering seeds taking time to dance and flap for me. By then I had the gotten the peanuts and was distributing them in the flat feeders. They were happy, I’d say even chatty. Taking their time to look over at me as they casually pecked up the seeds and peanuts. If I didn’t know better, I’d think they could see that my camera was missing from around my neck.
They actually seemed to be in top form, flaunting their beauty and gracefully flying from branch to branch, within very close range to me. When I’m there with my camera they fly up to the highest of branches, but not today.. no.. uh uh.. a few times. I could have sworn they would land within arms reach from me, and then pop off with a happy little caw. almost like a “gotcha!”
All this to say, I saw many Blue Jays today, and was entertained by them. It was fun, but I have not one picture to show you. nadda. Even the Gross Beaks as I say, were friendly, but now that I think of it, I didn’t see the bigger woodpeckers…. hmmmmm.
Start by thinking “this is interesting! ” Even when you are dealing with a difficult situation, it is important to find something interesting about it.. From there, you will be blessed with wisdom and something new will come out of it.
Perfect Liberty 2019.5
an early avatar dating back to maybe 2013 SL Second life
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.
When I first saw this picture, I felt a calm, a quiet.. this is a lazy day in the Ottawa area…. today in the woods there was snow and it was cool, ok cold. Smiles. That is why I enjoy looking back at the memories collected either by myself or others. A moment captured can give so much to the viewer, every picture tells a story.
Feel the contrast of emotion, the moment shifts, it changes when you visit the trees covered with snow. Life is full of such moments, one minute we are sailing on high energy, and the next, we can be coasting over rocky ground. either way, we are alive to the changes. In each of these pictures there is a whole world of “wild life” that we are not seeing. I was in smack dab in the middle of the trees in the above picture, what you don’t hear is the chatter of the birds all around me. I had just put out seeds and peanuts, the Blue Jays were cawing and calling, the smaller birds were chirping, woodpeckers were pecking… it was busy.
Life is wonderful isn’t it. We are so blessed that in this world we live in, we are surrounded with light and love. I know sometimes it doesn’t feel so, especially if you are constantly being bombarded with news media. Put it aside, allow the natural wonders of the Universe to be present in your life. Allow all your sense to explore and delight in the discoveries that you will find, when you take the time to “stop” and be “present”.
In PL we practice being present, we want to radiate love of life, and show our appreciation for all that is part of the world we live in. Live each moment, it will never reoccur.
Listen carefully and speak clearly. A good relationship starts from truly understanding each other.
Perfect Liberty 2021.5
I really love the contrast of these two pictures. Each one, tells me a completely different story, and has a different feeling to it. (yin/yang)
Have a great day today, remember to smile… reach out and show appreciation =^_^=
Energy Springs from your Smile. A smile makes you and others cheerful and energetic.
Perfect Liberty 2021.4
I spent a good part of yesterday looking for something. I really looked everywhere, walked around outside to see if it had fallen from my pocket. Checked my coat pockets many times, emptied my purse, I was determined. No dog muzzle. So after another search this morning, I gave in and ordered another one for curb side pick up. I wanted to take something out to the car, so had to grab my purse which I had emptied twice, to find my keys.. …. … guess what was hanging from the purse strap. Like Duh! SMILE everyone.. today we SMILE, and SMILE some more. =^_^=
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.
Prefect Liberty 2020.28
I have gone many times to Merrickville, but it was only on my last visit there that I came across this giraffe. I stood for some time looking at it, before I walked down the street to get a better look. Years ago I had attempted to do some sculptures with chicken wire, I know the effort and time I had to put in to accomplish what results I did get.
This tall imposing giraffe was a marvel to me. There were not that many people about that day, so I was able to stand and enjoy him/her for some time. The posture, the face, the use of the stones all came together so beautifully. I’m sorry now that I did not attempt to find the owner and perhaps the creator…. (note to self.. a revisit soon or when weather permits and the season is right.)
Begin each day with a renewed sense of appreciation. Always remember that you are here today thanks to God, and thanks to the many people around you. Let’s make each day meaningful by starting out with a feeling of gratitude.
Oophs.. click, click, really! in my efficiency I deleted and cleared out mail that I had in my IN folder, then I manually cleared out the deleted file. Like DUH. What did I have for supper.?? I read the incoming, but some I had left to return to, I wanted to reply, or comment. Sorry… I had good intentions however, my efficiency manager, took a wrong turn in the gray matter.
Flexibly adapt to changes. the world around you changes, and so do you. enjoy the transformations and deal with them flexibly.
Perfect Liberty 2015.31
Live radiantly as the sun. Strive to always be bright and cheerful so you can enliven those around you.
TAOIST Life is Art (Perfect Liberty precept #1)
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--- there are two energies, Yin and Yang = ONE
---to have balance we must live each moment
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.