There is a time for activity and a time for rest. With the weather changes we’ve had I have succumbed to the dampness .. mild weather followed by deep chill, then back to spring temperatures has left me with a cranky body. My bones are protesting, my sinus is having hissy fits, overall, my assessment is that I need some bed rest. There comes a time when one needs to listen to the shrillness of the inner voice.
I did get a home visit this afternoon of puppy cuteness. My little furry niece who must be about 10 weeks old now came to visit her “cousins”. Talk about happy medicine. It was a short visit, enough to have me grinning from ear to ear.
I sat in the empty parking lot at one of the green spaces I go too. It is a trail for horseback riding, dogs on leashes and people on bikes or walking. It was quiet, a smaller area, not one frequented by the bird watchers and families with children. I just sat there, listening to the quiet, and gathering my thoughts. I know I’ve been pushing it.. I also know that it’s time to listen to my body and rest. Mother Nature will soon have the ground covered in a dense blanket of snow.. the vegetation will rest and regroup. The animals that do so, will hibernate. Why do “we” “humans” find it so difficult to slow down and REST.
My niece expressed surprise and concern when I said ” I’m enforcing “bed rest” “… No I’m not sick, nor do I want to get sick… so… knowing my body is tired, and I am mentally weary… (it happens) I am going to practice what I “preach”.. and R E S T. No one else can do this for me =^_^=
Your smile energizes the people around you. A smile has the ability to put others at ease and give them energy. Strive to be the first to offer a smile each day to those around you.
Perfect Liberty 2020.5
Be True to yourself… no matter how you try to make yourself appear differently, you can’t alter your self worth. Just be yourself, and freely express yourself without hesitation.
Perfect Liberty 2012.31
There is a message here, this is a time of the year that can be very “stressful” in/at the best of times. Don’t ignore the signs/symptoms .. don’t put off making time for YOU.
Today in PL, we celebrate (the 1st of every month) with a special ceremony with a Day of Peace ceremony. Through the world peace ceremony, we pray for World Peace and dedicate ourselves to live as peaceful human beings in our own worlds, which include our home, school, work and community.
Service is at 10 a.m. for those unable to join us at the church, please say a silent prayer wherever you are focused on peace for all.
World peace starts from Peace at Home. Your life is a part of the bigger world beyond you. Start with your surroundings and spread peace in the world around you.
Perfect Liberty 2012.1
Tomorrow, December 2nd, there will be an evening ceremony as we joyfully celebrate Oshieoya-sama’s birthday. 7 PM.
Imagine walking through the woods, hearing water, going to explore and discovering this site. Wow. A lot of beauty has been rediscovered this year with travel restricted to places closer to home, many are revisiting the greenspaces not far from their own “doorstep*”.
New encounters can help you change. Be up for anything even if its out of your comfort zone. This is a chance for you to improve yourself as a human being
we sometimes don’t realize just how “busy” we are… or how “noisy” our mind can be.
I awoke to the white sounds around me, gentle, steady, familiar, yet constant and comforting. Still, only in sleep do they disappear from my conscious awareness, to be replaced by the chatter of unknown voices, electronic media, and traffic during the day when I am away from home.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the word
The search for God is the riding around on an ox, hunting for the ox.
Today I will think about what is important in my life. Beginning with gratitude for now. YOU are part of my now, for this I am so blessed.
Deep within every forest is a hidden source of adventure. There are cavities in gnarled stumps, within rock walls, and under fallen trees. there is a world of woodland creatures both real and from the “underworld” of the “wee ones”. It takes years of practice and the strong desire to connect, but when we believe and persist, we are rewarded.
The earth’s connection to the regions of outer space can be found when we let our inner selves open to the vibrating energies that surround us when we walk softly amongst the trees. We must remain silent and vigilant, so that we can tune in to the frequency of “fantasy” that will naturally hook into our own force field.
No two human beings, share the same frequencies. There is an energy in every mineral, do you believe in the power of the precious and semi precious stones?
Today I was drawn to rhyolite, (a lava that can be found in volcanic areas, during the solidification process, gas bubbles are trapped inside and are filled by siliceous material such as quartz crystals, jaspers and other minerals. I found that interesting since recently I have been collecting Jasper which is the “green” form of Rhyolite and comes from Australia.
Rhyolite is an emotional balancer, it can clear away emotional wounds and scars from the past, nurtures love and stimulates clarity. Perfect for this season’s sharing. Yes… more to follow on this.
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 your and yours alone. Nobody can take that away from you.
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.
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.