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spread your wings

photo by Shirley Keen NZ

Overwhelmed – exhausted – Irritable – oh dear… sound familiar if I look back over the last couple of days, I’d say that those adjectives resonate with me. I have had a feeling that nags at me, what is it you may ask, but I cannot put A word to it. It just lingers, asked if it is negativity … I’d say no.

Happen to you? Know the feeling? I decided it was time to turn roadblocks into resources. It is OK to be tired, especially if you are on the go for hours at a time… it is OK to get annoyed, BUT it is not ok if you start wearing this irritability day in and day out.

Today’s lesson…

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

Perfect Liberty 2022.9

Hello! this applies not only to how we are with others, but how we communicate and listen to ourselves! Yes, be aware of YOU. I was often darn right “ugly” in my interactions with a few people the last couple of days.. Having the car banged up, upset me, having to go through all the admin stuff, calling the insurance, arranging for an estimate etc. I let my unproductive negativity affect me. Time for me to give myself a “time out”… LOL no I didn’t go sit in the corner to sit staring at a blank wall.. altho’ the people that had to deal with me and my bad mood, and terrible behaviour.. probably would have loved to shut the door on me or slam down the phone.

It was time to put the struggling behind, admit to being less than a joy to be around, and do some serious “meditation/reflection” – I was starting to see every curve ball as a crisis… a challenge instead of an opportunity.

Today’s lesson for me, is to understand my own behavior, to listen and pay attention to my own inner grumblings and do something about it. LOL yes.. that is why I went looking for wings.. time to soar into space. allow the negative debris to fall away. Clear my mind .. enjoy the vastness of the myriad possibilities today will bring.

Oyashikiri

But…

Female spent all this past fall and winter on her own with other birds but no other Grosbeaks.

female evening grosbeak being shy

Think of the timing before you say.. “but… ” When stating your opinion, make sure you are being respectful of others’ opinions. Be mindful of this when you speak.

Perfect Liberty 2022.14

How do we know .. myself and another “birder” went every day to where she was.. waited for her to come out of hiding.. and watched until she ate. Then went on our way. We hoped another Grosbeak would come along, spend time with her.. but none came.. I did hear that there was a sighting of a large gathering of Grosbeaks over on the Quebec side across the river from where we were.. but none ventured away from the group.

With the warmer weather, I am wondering if she will eventually move along – so far, she is staying put.. she has done well, still healthy looking and spends her time eating with other “ground” feeders. all smaller birds.. but she seems at ease with them.. Interesting how she has won our hearts – simply by being “herself”… She has become a “little star” for the photographers who are lucky to catch a glimpse of her.

Oyashikiri

Change(s)

light/shadows

“As a living person you interact with the people and things around you in order to express your feelings. Your life is shaped by the way you express your feelings, each and every day. “your artistic expressions are what make your life a work of art….” If you are ignoring these truths and just living half heartedly going through your daily life not paying careful attention to your repeated actions you will not be able to lead a full life. Life is an accumulation of small moments.” (members guide)

You can only change yourself. Before you start telling people how they should do things, think of how you can be more flexible.

Perfect Liberty 2022. 13

Daily Savings time change… yes… it is an hour ahead… service is at 10: a.m.

Oyashikiri

a silent prayer

Good morning, to see Dan’s photo without the black tab, please visit his Instagram where you can enjoy his many captures of wildlife.. and his beautiful shots of nature. https://www.instagram.com/dancadphotography/

This female Grosbeak is the only one I have personally seen this winter. Last winter we had so many of her “family /relatives” it was an amazing winter to spend time with them and watch their antics. This year she has been on her own. Thank you Daniel for this wonderful picture of her. Your patience was rewarded, and I’m delighted to be able to show her off to our readers.

His top picture was one I copied (with his permission) some time ago, I was having a difficult time with “grief” and a bit of “loneliness”.. This winter for some reason, even tho’ it will going on 4 years this spring, since my husband passed – I have had a few bouts of what I call “tortured anguish”. I found Dan’s picture (the top one) made me feel “peaceful” it helped me to touch deep within me.. I allowed my mind to focus on the softness and the gentle spirit that he captured when he took the photo.

I’ve seen him standing stock still in minus degree temperatures.. for long stretches at a time, he actually seems to become part of the landscape.. I’d come up to my feeders and not even realize that he was there, he would be so quiet and still. In meditation and prayer I have been known to sit in stillness lost in the moment of NOW. I’ve meditated/prayed in Grand Central Station, it is a quiet that takes time to master, but once we find that “state of Being” it is one we cherish. However we all know, it isn’t always easy to “BE” we can’t just flick a switch and we’re there.

You can be with God by having a prayerful mind. Let’s pray for World Peace. We are all one big family. Let’s start by praying for the happiness of those around us.

Perfect Liberty 2022.11
till soon.

Be with God

You can be with God by having a prayerful mind. Let’s pray for World Peace. We are all one big family. Let’s start by praying for the happiness of those around us.

Perfect Liberty 2022.11
Oyashikiri

When I knew what I was going to print I wanted a picture that would mirror the words. I found this print on Daniel Cadieux’s site.. I am going to give you his web addy, I know him from the woods .. he is a photographer, I know his wildlife pictures.. His landscapes are awesome! He actually offers up prints… what a talent. His site is called Daniel Cadieux Photography. https://www.dancadphotography.com/

think, now

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

Have you noticed that late fall, early winter, there is a quiet that falls over the woodlands as it adapts to its nakedness. Without the camouflage of foliage we see the true “bones” of the forest. Driving along the road if we drive slowly and look down between the rows and isles of the growth, we see “paths” and “possibilities” that we don’t get to enjoy in the spring, summer months. Every season has its “reason”

Oyashikiri

Thursday doors.

Energy springs from your smile. A smile makes you and others cheerful and energetic.

Perfect Liberty 2021.4

World Peace does not invite people just by praying… praying for peace is important, but let’s take concrete action. Efforts and sincere actions to create harmony, not only in the home but also in the workplace and community, will lead to world peace.

translated in Japan to English PL 2021/11/3

Good morning everyone, being Thursday, for all my fellow door buff, please visit Dan’s site No Facilities https://nofacilities.com/2021/11/04/st-scholastica-doors/

Till Soon

ambulance and red flashing lights

“Mirrrors o the soul” Kahlil Gibran ” One day Gibran asked, “suppose you were compelled to give up – to forget all the words you know except seven – what are the seven words t hat you would keep” Barbara replied ” I named only 5, God, life, love, beauty Earth, ” and then asked Gibran what other words he would select. His answer -“The most important words to keep are: You and I … without these two there would need to be no others.”

Taken from the book A third Treasury of Kahlil Gibran – Citadel press 1978

Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly may alight upon you.

Nathanial Hawthorne
always and forever

Let’s do it

Have “let’s do it attitude” Even if a task is difficult, keep in mind it is given by God and accomplish it

Perfect Liberty 2021.14
Oyashikiri

adventure near water

the dream of escape

With the water gently lapping against the ship, the moonlight dancing across your half naked body there is a lull in the passing of time. Nowhere to go, nowhere to be…, what reason is there for this moment, none… none at all.

Except with the daylight … comes reality The boat is still docked, the waves still nudge gently against her, we are not lying onboard, at least not in the state of undress

what is real and what is the dream both are realities for they exist in our heads .. our hearts Always we will see the world through our own personal lens

The beauty is… no one .. can take away our personal realities, so if I love you with all of my heart, all of me….. then nothing and no one can take that away from me.

I will always love you. no more, no less…. today is now … Now is, always and forever….

No more.. no less….

There are always choices in life. We are always faced with a bridge.. doesn’t matter what side of the bridge you are on.. there is always a middle, top and bottom. They all come together in US.

till soon

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