I’m usually easy going, I do have an opinion, when asked, I have always done my best to be honest with my reply, if I disagree, I tend to soften my stand, unless it is something that really is important.
Today I was asked about whether or not our church should open for Thanksgiving service on the 21st. Contrary to what was said by someone who does not come to the church at all, I feel it should be open for those who would like to attend, observing of course, social distancing, and the wearing of a face mask. Because our members are scattered all across Canada, the actual numbers who can or would physically attend has always been low in number.
Those of us who find comfort in being in the church, some have been with the church since it was built. (the new one).. It is our home, our sanctuary . PL has always been unique in how it offers personal guidance responding to problems of our every day lives.
It is through consultations given by PL ministers, the personal guidance tailored to the individual character and situation that makes PL such a bonding experience.
That the question even needed to be asked.. (.. WOW..) Needless to say, I disagreed with the statement that we stay closed, … and I spoke out. These past weeks have made me realize, that too often, doors are closed, and the support that should be available is withdrawn.
Ministers are front line care givers. Not only the physical body needs to be addressed, now more then ever, we need to feed, heal and nurture our spirits.
Ok.. so it is not easy to see, and the screen and window don’t help. But outside my window out back is deep in snow.. and I would not have gotten the same look. We’ve had over 24 hours of continuous snow fall guys! Big white fluffy stuff. In the backyard for me, it fell over at least 4 – 6 inches of water that had pooled due to our spring weather of the last few weeks.
You have to know it was very wet and heavy snow. Beautiful as it is, it is not easy to remove, or move out of the way. So I was rewarded by the snow dragon coming this morning to say hello. She has had a great time, frolicking in the snow.. All too soon for her, the season will change here… I won’t get to see her till next year.. Mighty thoughtful of her, right =^_^=
My nephew posted a wonderful picture, he calls pin hole photography. New to me, thought I’d share .. this will balance out.. my screen shot…haahaha. love my funny. Goodness me. I am giddy.. guess it’s the thought that I might get out of the house today.
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.
Riding free into the Universe, a fantasy so near, yet so far. The horse so elegant, graceful and unerring in its dance as it races across the lands, passing the many landscapes, gaining speed, till its hooves travel on air into the stratosphere.
I have driven by this sculpture many times. I’ve seen it, but never stopped to really gaze and wonder at its beauty. Why in life do we hurry to and fro, missing so much along the way. How is it that we are blind to the beauty that sits waiting for us to realize, “ITs Presence.
Today,. I saw, today I explored, and now, I know, the creativity and love that went into forging and working the metal into the majestic piece of art that now, I will never forget.
The shortcut to progress is to listen with a humble mind. If you are stuck in your own ways, you will eventually become bogged down. let’s remember to be humble, learning what we can from the knowledge, advice and suggestion of others.
Perfect Liberty 2016,24
My thanks to my EA and fellow explorer, for driving today, so i could search the landscape for “treasures”
My gratitude and thanks to all of my wonderful companions on this journey it pleases me, I really appreciate, each and every one of you. I feel blessed that I have been given this opportunity to interact with you.
i would not be, if not for YOU. YOU are part of my happy!
Good morning everyone… the season is on us. Songs on the radio, a special channel devoted to the music of the season. On the telly we have the Hallmark channel already showing their “feel good” movies. What about us, you and me, the marketing departments, the promotions, adverts, they are all prepared. In the States I guess it will happen real quick like once their Thanksgiving is over. No I don’t usually speak this way, (real quick like) but I liked the sound. The keys flowed with a rhythm.
It is early, but the snow machines are out, I can hear them rolling down the sidewalk. In some way, form or another, we have started to think of how we will portion ourselves up to be with friends, family and loved ones. On a personal level, we are not companies that can delegate and assign different tasks to various departments to reach a goal, we have to do it for ourselves.
In a conversation recently it was suggest that I be the adult and this meant in the situation we were discussing, that I should be more responsible myself. and take action accordingly. Had me wondering just what it means to be an adult. We (as parents) were the ones rushing around getting gifts, hiding them all to make “others” (we hoped) happy an surprised on Xmas day. But……………………. what about us, the individual, what is it about being an adult that sets us apart, from the ones who have dreams and wishes. Why are we responsible for making others happy.
In PL we believe that each and everyone of us, is responsible for US. If I cannot make myself happy, how can I expect someone else to make me happy. Be true to one’s SELF. We live a moment and we move on. Also we want others to be happy and we do our best to open our hearts to them. That is why we pray for the guidance to enable us to be a “good person” and to do our best for others and society. Adult or otherwise*, these are the teachings of PL.
PL Principle 1 (of of 21) I will live paying careful attention, putting Makoto (sincerity) into all I say and do.
When you are not having fun, could it be because you re being lazy? Sometimes you feel blue or can’t seem to find the joy in doing anything. At times like this, just get up and move your body or work your mind to the fullest extent.
If sadness and lack of hope knock I your heart – try to do something positive for someone else.
Example isn’t another way to teach it is the only way to teach – Albert Einstein
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Live with firm determination, that “this will turn out for the best” Everything in this world progresses and develops. Always be positive, knowing that everything will turn out for the best
Someone once asked me did I ever get tired of being a “Pollyanna” for those of you unfamiliar with that expression, it usually was used to describe someone who was always cheerful and looking for positives. I like being happy, and I work towards that goal. I sometimes miss the mark by a long mile and another times it takes only a smile to bring my happy back.
That does not mean that I don’t feel disappointment, and at times, totally sad and have no choice but to live through my emotion of that moment. It passes, meanwhile, my body, my mind needed that cleansing. PL Precept #5 One’s self is lost by being emotional Live the moment and move on.
PL Precept #1 Life is Art
PL Precept #7 Everything exists in relativity
PL Principle #2 I will not have complaints about others, matters nor the weather. Rather I will always be creative and will look for shortcomings in my own thinking and actions.
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.