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7.7.22 Tanabata

Think “now is the time” Instead of “it’s no use now” Don’t give up by thinking it’s too late. Tell yourself that there is more that can be done.

Perfect Liberty 2022.7

Thursday Doors taken by good friend Nick Vrtis who was travelling in Germany recently, Grey door is the Cathedral in St. Ola, and the brow doorway is Kirkwall. Thank you Nick…! For more doors, please visit the Thursday Doors posts on Dan’s site. No Facilities https://nofacilities.com/2022/07/07/june-leftovers/

Tanabata is based on the legendary meeting of two stars, Hikoboshi and Orihime, which are represented by Altair and Vega, respectively. After his marriage to Orihime, Hikoboshi idled away and didn’t work. An angry god split Hikoboshi and Orihime apart from the two banks of the Milky Way. However the god permitted Hikoboshi and Orihime to reunite once a year on July 7. So Tanabata is held on that day every year, and it is said to be the day lovers can reunite. (translated from Japanese to English in Japan)

The romantic in me loves that there is a day set aside for “lost love/s/ers” There is always a place in my heart for someone who has brought me pleasure, shown me kindness, taken time to get to know me, spend time with me. In today’s “throw away” society/culture, we often forget that each moment we live/experience life… that moment is etched in our “being”. To know sadness, we have had to have experienced happiness. Love is in every breath we take, it is like the air we breathe. Unseen but ever present.

Always and Forever

29=11=2

2013 Japan

I was in Japan, studying .. it was an experience of a lifetime. Teachers like this one, spoke only Japanese, for International students like myself, we had a translator, English for those of us from North America, Spanish for those from the countries that needed Spanish, and Portuguese for members from Brazil and Portugal. Here it is 2022.. and I am still assimilating and processing the experience and the lessons,

Yes, I was back again, and yes, the experiences were always a total immersion in the culture and the philosophy. Nothing was familiar, similar but different…

Now many years later, I look back and reflect on the journey that led me to today, I woke with a sense that I had somehow been away and have just come home again. Looking at the clock I see it is barely after 4 a.m. and I am awake with a mind full of questions and … and what…

PL Precept # 19 Begin once you Perceive.

I seem to have something I want to do, think I should be doing, but… it is not gelling… not clear what it is my subconscious is trying to make me aware of. I have been doing a lot of clearing out, cleaning up, could this be a by-product of the new spaces opening up around me?

PL Precept # 15 All is a mirror

What am I seeing? The 21 PL Precepts reveal the true path of life for all humankind. Beginning with Precept #1 Life is Art.

Today I will try to Grasp what is most essential Precept # 17

Each Precept is written in simple and clear language, but the truth revealed in their words applies universally to all humankind. To be mindful today, I will do my best to continue to observe and try my best to declutter more of my “inner” thoughts so that I can progress in a meaningful manner, and do my best to live today with “good intentions”

PL Precept # 7 Everything exists in relativity.

It was years ago, and I am sill there today – the sight/sounds became part of me
Life is

Understanding

Thought for the day! Life is a constant rebirth – at all times there is a miracle unfolding.

Pensamento para um bom dia hoje

A vida é um constante renascer em todo momento há um milagre desabrochando.

Express yourself clearly so others can understand you – When you can’t communicate clearly, it leads to problems. Always express yourself carefully to avoid any misunderstanding,

Perfect Liberty 2022.9
Till soon – Oyashikiri

a wreath

You can freely express yourself within the rules. Consider rules as a canvas on which to express your speciality artistically

Perfect Liberty 2021.09

2021/12/09 [True joy] You won’t be able to enjoy real joy (the joy of the soul) if you try to get pleasure by taking it easy, such as “Is there anything good? The joy of being able to solve difficulties and difficult problems, and the joy of being able to do something that pleases others, are the real joy that no one can take away. -translated in Japan .. PL lesson for the 9th.

Oyashikiri

*wreath HT

Saturday

Does light filter through an unwashed window… yes it does… With the days shorter, and the nights longer, on sunny days when the sunlight streams through the sunroom windows, the room takes on a dazzling delight of coloured rays that give the room a festive quality – yes that is one the delights of the winter months in my home. From the moment I walked into the house those many years ago, the sunroom with all its windows was a “magical” room. Each home should have such a room, We never utilized the room as a functional room, I always decorated and used it as a “canvas” or “feeling” room.

I never wavered from this delight I have in the room. I often will just sit at the fining room chair and just look out the window (this one chair faces the sunroom and its many windows) Its a view I get when emerging from the area of the house where the bedroom and my studio are located, I marvel just catching a glimpse as I walk from one area of the house to another.

Do you have a special nook or area of your home that holds a special meaning to you and you alone? No reason or rhyme, just because…..

It’s okay to think “this is where it starts” There is always a turning point. It’s important what you do from now.

Perfect Liberty 2021.27

PL Japan – You have to memorize it with your body to learn the content – If you want to study each path, you can deepen the content according to your efforts. If you continue to try to reflect on your mental habits and correct them, you will learn some harmonious expressions (listen, see, say, think).

translated in Japan 2021.11.27
Oyashikiri

Body language

It’s a new season.. The Xmas trees are in the tree lots, people have started to look for their special tree. Our model is no exception, she is dressed today in a toasty outfit from Black Angel retail store in SL or in Marketplace. This outfit is Carlia it is a new release http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Alyssum%20Island/224/79/22

There is something about the tranquility of Nature, that I find very appealing. I step out of my vehicle and immediately feel the presence of an energy that is endless, the depth of which is beyond my comprehension, yet it feels like “home”.

With my model I am able to express my joy at being outdoors, she is happy, she is playful and most of all she is with “friends” playing in the snow. Something as adults we don’t do enough of. The location of this photo shoot was Winter solstice I will give you the LM (taxi) to the location, please be aware that not all of the area is open to the public, there are residence there be mindful of their privacy. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Real/218/157/21

Be very careful bout doing things you really like. Do everything in moderation. When you overdo, you will lose your balance.

Perfect Liberty 2021.26

Getting along with others. (translated from Japanese in Japan to English.) When people are truly united, infinite power is exerted. The first step in closing is to understand each other and get along with each other To understand the other person, acknowledge his/her strengths and never blame him/her.

Perfect Liberty 2021.11.26
Till soon

this and a little of that

You can freely express yourself within the rules. Consider rules as a canvas on which to express your specialty artistically

Perfect Liberty 2021.9
Oyashikiri

Good Morning!!

Letting you pick your own “theme” for the morning reflection. I liked the lesson I received in the early hours, will share it with you now.

{Let’s ask the guide} If you learn everything from a professional in that field, you will discover new things and improve your human power.

Don’t just ignore what you don’t understand even if you look it up yourself, but ask someone or an expert you understand.

PL lesson -original text Japanese 2021.09.26

PL Precept # 20 Live maintaining equilibrium between mind and matter.

Perfect Liberty Precept.

Life is Art – vida e Arte – Vida es Arte

Oyashikiri

Wednesday 8

Forecast said rain – it’s raining

Tell yourself “things Happen” Even if something is inconvenient, once you accept it you’ll be able to move onto the next step

Perfect Liberty 2021.8

Don’t give up! Keep at it until you accomplish What you’ve started. The key to achieving something is to stick to it. If you are able to continue something from start to finish you will be sure to accomplish it no matter how difficult the task is.

Perfect Liberty 2014.5
Till soon

Kyososai PL Founders Day

Kyososai, the PL founders Day ceremony falls on August 1st. It is a ceremony where we express our most sincere appreciation to Oshieoya and the first and second founders. Our Oshieoya passed away this past year, so this event is even more important this year for we will be remembering with appreciation and gratitude, the work that has been done to date, for the rapid realization of true World Peace.

Past years I have been in Japan for this celebration and ceremony, on this day tens of thousands of PL members from the local churches in Japan and all distant parts of the world, would gather at the PL Hoy Land, the home of our spirits, to show appreciation and pray. It is a very special occassion. This year due to the passing of Oshieoya, travel restrictions, and other factors that must be dealt with due to the world wide pandemic, there has had to be adjustments .. still the day is one that we must acknowledge and celebrate each in our own way.

When our first founder passed, he asked the teachings/philosophy be spread all over the world. “Do not grieve or mourn over my death. Rather, celebrate together with fireworks” this has been a long standing tradition. To this end the Second Founder wanting to fulfill his father’s wish, created “the Art of PL fireworks.” Every year the pilgrimage is made, the grounds fill up and after the PL Kyososai ceremony, it is followed by fireworks that have been enjoyed for years.

Wherever you are, on August 1, please join in with us in prayer and meditation, give thanks and appreciation for the significance of this day, its purpose and what it symbolizes. We more than ever need to work towards World Peace.

Also on Founders’ Day August 1. there is a ceremony held in the Peace Tower (PL Headquarters in Tondabayashi, Osaka, Japan) Where we honour the spirits of all those who lost their lives in wars, regardless of race, religion or Nationality they are memorialized at the altar of the Peace Tower. We pray for everlasting peace of humankind.

Mark your calendars, August 1. Kyososai. We all, everyone of us, want World Peace. Please check with your local church, find out what is being done, and attend if you can. If you need help or a consultation, please contact the minister in your area, or a hokyoshi. we are here for YOU. If you don’t know who to contact, get in touch with me.

Peace Tower in Japan in PL headquarters – designed and built by our 2nd Founder.

Today’s calendar for the 27th.

It’s okay to think “this is where it starts” There is always a turning point. It’s important what you do from now on.

Perfect Liberty 2021.27
Oyashikiri

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