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Sunday shadows

Reality check…these days it is easy to be overwhelmed, by workload, political issues, every day there is more dissatisfaction being expressed, we are constantly being bombarded by “negativity/or challenging” input.

Time to step back, find a quiet place and allow your reality to be with God. Close your eyes, and feel waves of divine assurance flow over you, rest and relax in the comforting presence of God.

God’s spirit within you is healing and renewing.

PL Precept. # 11 Always be with God.

or

your light shall break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall spring up quickly

Isaiah 58.8

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blushing

the tender touch of frost kisses on the leaves

Strive to overcome obstacles by changing your mind-frame. Things don’t always go as planned. When that happens, try changing how you look at the situation or how you are doing things. the outcome is in your hands.

Perfect Liberty 2020.17

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treasures

Good Morning! It is after seven and it is dark outside. Groan. The shorter days have arrived. My internal clock still wants to wake up and get up and going much earlier. Thankfully my sleeping buddies are content to snuggle down and stay where it is nice and warm.

This picture is out of focus. I’m still getting used to my new camera… but what I was trying for.. you can see, are the drops.

will work on the macro -^_^=

The Virgo in me .. said… “you can’t use that, its out of focus” but the “lunar” part of me.. said “go for it” its the precious water droplets you want to show.. do it!” =^_^= the day was bright, the temperature was getting warmer, et voila… water droplets on some of the berries. The moment was perfect.. lol my shot wasn’t.

Lesson. Just because you want to do something, doesn’t mean you get to do it, or that if you do, it will come out the way you would like it to. That said, I had fun trying out my new camera, enjoyed the sun on my face, the slight breeze that rustled the leaves… AND… bonus, all kinds of birds, singing and dancing overhead as they explored from one branch to another.

I also met a fellow walker and her dog Scout. She also told me of the activities of the coyotes in the woods. A reminder that if there with the dogs, I will have to be vigilant and watchful.

A cheerful smile and expression makes everyone around you happy. When you do everything with a smile, not only you but the people around you will feel good. Always remember to put on a happy face.

Perfect Liberty 2014.15

It is important to be assertive, but maintaining harmony is just as important. Say what is on your mind clearly, but don’t be overly attached to your views. Respect the points of view of others and always seek to find a happy medium.

Perfect Liberty 2020.15

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Catch and release

The joy of fishing, is not only the communication that happens between man and the treasured catch, it is the preparation for the day’s outing, the planning, the location, the endless time spent adrift on the water… and the time spent in the outdoors (Nature)

My son prefers to fish with his kayak, Dan the young man in these pictures is a Musky guide, he and his brother Emmanuel (Manny) have logged many hours on the water, it is their passion and in their blood. Remember yesterday in PL we held special ceremony thanking and being grateful for the gifts passed down from our ancestors, and other wisdoms we’ve learned from our “elders”

Dan had just posted one of the above pictures, he has a natural love of the outdoors. He grew up with the outdoors being very much a part of his “learning experience”.. Having spent time on a reserve in the summer with grandparents and extended family, his love and respect for the natural environment shines through now in his adult years. Both he and Manny are licensed guides, and as you can see from the pictures, year after year, put smiles on peoples faces by introducing them to the world of the Musky.

Fishing is about patience, and an ability to be in the present, to live and totally be at peace with your surroundings…. I know my son when he catches that worthy opponent ( fish) that gave him a good “fight”\, he thanks the fish for joining him, then gently releases him/her back into their environment.

There is so much that happens in the world around us, sometimes we forget that it (the world) is not all “greed” “corruption” and self centered, narcissistic and self indulgent “people/news” While there is a lot of negativity in the world, there is also a lot of POSITIVE, LOVING and, HEALING, ENERGY …. it is up to us as individuals to seek out the path that will lead to WORLD PEACE.

Each and everyone of us, has the power within US, to be good, to do good. We are not born with a natural desire to inflict pain, and be disruptive, we are born free of prejudice and bias.

On my bucket list, is to spend quality time drifting along a shoreline on a quiet day, with clear skies and an uninhabited countryside (of people) where only the sounds of Nature abound.

Diamonds, emeralds, rubies, they are not treasures to me, they are minerals taken from the ground and repurposed by man… they may sparkle and glitter, but they are cold. but I digress….. it is a beautiful day… open the door and welcome the brisk autumn day. If you are able to enjoy the fall colour of the hardwood trees, enjoy… soon… it will be a whole new season.

Live with gratitude in your heart. Spend as much time in and around Nature as you can. It is revitalizing.

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Anyone wanting more information about Dan Jospeh (Musky Guide) can contact me and I will provide you with contact information.

Kindness

muted colours

We need to foster and nurture, basic human qualities, warmth, compassion and kindness. These were the thoughts that ran through my tired brain last night. The world is becoming cold, difficult and frightening, anxiety is everywhere. In PL, we strive to practice kindness in our every day lives.

This morning while driving to church, I stopped to capture a bit of the fading fall colours at one of the “green spaces”, I did find colour, but it was this field of muted vegetation that caught my attention, alone they are just a plant whose growing season is coming to an end. Together, they looked like a Monet, they gave me a sense of calm, and serenity … they all blended and harmonized under the sunlight that was building in the sky.

“I believe that if we stop and think, it is clear that our very survival, even today, depends upon the acts and kindness of so many people.” His holiness the Dalai Lama

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

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waiting

endless rows
pumpkins waiting to be discovered

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.

Perfect Liberty 2020.30

Let’s find the good in others and praise them. All people have good qualities and bad qualities. Focus on the good in others and applaud them every chance you get.

Percept Liberty 2020.28

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often when we wait, we miss an opportunity, Q

the Fence

The fence stood for years, aging with time,

taken for granted it stood outside, rain or shine

Finally someone took notice and made the time

To clean away the years grime and give it back

its sense of pride The fence is faithful in its duty

No one can come on the grounds without being greeted

and guided along the church grounds.

it does have a purpose, it wasn’t built just to be pretty.

Showing appreciation, is not a waste of time

our fence is now once more standing proud

always on guard, ready to serve for years to come

Please notice next time you come around

the church fence will bid you welcome and adieau.

the wood is smiling, it really is.. =^_^=

Q

Use things for what they are meant for. Everything has a purpose. Let’s use things to their fullest potential.

Perfect Liberty 2020.26

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A shout out to Rev. Eugene, it was a lot of work!

Peek-a-boo

fall is here!
The shades of red are getting stronger and more vivid

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gratitude

Be thankful at the beginning and end of each day. Each and everyone of your actions can inspire peace within your family, your community and the world around you. This peace will eventually help lead to world peace.

Perfect Liberty 2020.21

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Thanksgiving service is at 7 PM. this evening 21st. If unable to attend, please take a moment at that time, to say “thank you” for all the blessings in your life.

Give it your best

If you’re going to do it, give it your best effort. your actions will be dulled if you worry too much about the outcome. Once you decide on a course of action, don’t hesitate to complete your task.

Perfect Liberty 2016.15

A cheerful smile and expression makes everyone around you happy. When you do everything with a smile, not only you but the people around you will feel good. Always remember to put on a happy face.

Perfect Liberty 2014.15

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