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oh no!

Oh No she cried.. Go away, – Come again another day…the sun isn’t up yet – Let me stay in bed – Only for a little while longer – But – the dragon’s voice grew stronger – you have things to do – You can’t just lie in bed – Why ?? Why? Why?? – She tried pulling the covers over her head – the dragon pulled back his head and blew a gentle nudge her way – There are things to do and you will be late – now be a good girl and get out of bed – She knew he was right – the dragon was always right – But dragon wasn’t finished – Close your eyes for 30 seconds… go on… do as I say… with a sigh she closed her eyes…. She felt a gentle kiss on her forehead and smiled…. – Now you can get up his quiet calming voice spoke, she felt his love and knew he would be there with her to face the day – With a smile on her face and in her heart she rose to meet the day.

Begin each day with love…

That is the dragon way….

Praying before taking action changes the outcome. Have clear wishes and do your best. Then something new will open up for you.

Perfect Liberty 2022.27
Oyashikiri

Today-Monday

Sometimes there is just no where to go

Make today a memorable day. Let’s try to put our whole heart into whatever we say or do, as our unique signature.

Perfect Liberty 2022.26
Oyashikiri

2022.09.22.

Whoa… what a “ride” the last 24 hours plus have been. However, the fog has lifted. I’m feeling human again. Sometimes we have no choice but to let the body deal with the intrusion in its own way. Certainly if it was lacking in rest, it got a lot of that in. Thank goodness for over the counter meds, i.e. Gravol and cold/flu tablets.

As you saw, I did manage to get in to cover a festival that is happening “inworld” however, I was so brain fogged, that I wrote it up on this blog instead of the virtual blog… oh well. C’est la vie… it was done.. It is one of those times when the little voice whispers.. “get over it” “move on”.

How are you doing? I finally got around to reading my e-mails and messages, thank YOU to each and everyone of you who reached out.. I appreciated your words and support.

Today I am going to try and see if I can find the turkeys and get a picture. The other day the little brats were lazing about in the P 21 parking lot.. it would have been a beautiful picture, but as soon as my car came to a stop at the end of the lot… they got off their various perches and sauntered off into the tall grasses and out of sight. No amount of sweet talk influenced them. In fact my arrival threw the raven who was visiting with them into a real temper tantrum and he began to verbally hurl his thoughts about my arrival at me. What a voice, loud and guttural, there was no missing his message or his annoyance.

Your smile can create an instant connection. A warm smile brightens everyone around you and has the power to break down barriers between people.

Perfect Liberty 2017.13

My smile has no effect on crows, ravens, or turkeys. just saying!

Oyashikiri

what!

You ever wonder – how did I get here?

YOU are the result of your daily efforts. Put your whole heart into everything you do in your daily life. your true self will shine through.

Perfect Liberty 2022.20

Maybe, you need to simplify your routine. The past couple of years have seen a lot of “changes”.. working from home, wearing face masks, your daily routines have been in some cases drastically changed, your social and work lives have been affected.. Some changes were so gradual, you didn’t notice till you ran into an “ah hah moment” Or, you made a decision that at the time seemed the right one, but now, months later, you are questioning… “why did I do that?”

Yesterday it poured, not just gentle showers, no… the sky would suddenly get dark and the rain fell “in buckets”… then yes it would drizzle, then taper off … since I was in the woods depending on where I was, there was some cover, but mostly I got wet.. Which was OK, I was dressed for it. Did I ask myself “what on earth are you doing?” No, because I saw it was a good old fashioned downpour before I left home. I can be a bit of a cracked nut.. I like the rain, even better when it is steady rain, not an angry rain, just a steady rain that falls with a rhythm that is soothing.

My rain gear was long enough that I could sit on a bench and look out over the bog… it was beautiful to hear the different sounds the rain made depending on how or where it landed. Because the vista before me was multi layered with a variety of different vegetation and I was above the bog, I looked down over trees and the bog plants. It was magical. Have you ever heard the sound of rain as it trickles down from the top of a tree with open outstretched limbs laden with leaves?

It is easy to get lost in our thoughts .. and not always look around and take in the “whole” picture, or get caught up in one aspect of a situation. When we take mini ME breaks in the day, we are able to ground or center ourselves in a positive way that will enhance our total “being”

YOU are the results of your daily efforts.

Makoto – sincerity

photo -Chris O’Keefe (N.H)

The days are getting shorter, the leaves have begun to change into their fall wardrobe. In this picture Chris caught just the perfect moment of sun/shadow… with the background architecture a perfect foil for the artistry of nature. Christopher O’Keefe is a photographer from the States who over the years has shared with us some amazing captures.

Today’s calendar speaks of sincerity, putting our hearts into our words. What struck me the most about Chris’s work is that he often captured “makoto” in his pictures.. ie. this picture for me evokes.. “sincerity”. You can almost feel the sun as the shadows shift bringing the building’s walls and windows to life.

Put your heart into your words. Do you tend to speak in just matter of fact tone? It is important to put your heart into your words.

Perfect Liberty 2022.19
Oyashikiri

doors

The door

transparent – sometimes

Most hide and protect what is inside from prying eyes

only if you are allowed entry do you see what is inside

even then, some settings are deceiving

well thought out and concealing

private or commercial places – to enter –

we all must pass through a door

There isn’t one day/night that at one time or another

you have gone through a door/ either to enter or leave

Do remember how many doors you encountered today?

whether at work or play, coming or going away

I’m sure you met a door today.

To visit and enjoy a grand variety of doors, please visit Dan Antion’s site, No facilities , today is the feature, Thursday Doors.. https://nofacilities.com/2022/09/01/more-from-clay-hill/

Till soon. I bid you adieu, I am opening the door to my room, its time for a nap =^_^=

thanks for sharing a “silly” with me.

Wordless Wednesday

Have a prayerful mind to love yourself and others. Open up your heart fully when praying to God. It will help you sort out your feelings

Perfect Liberty 2022.31
Always and Forever

being still

When you get stuck – take a step back. when you are able to see things objectively, your viewpoint will change and you will receive new wisdom

Perfect Liberty 2022.23

Watching the birds. Yesterday as usual I spent time in the woodlands, just being there, listening to the birds, and taking in the silence. In the countryside, you catch a glimpse of the birds, but you don’t get to see them, just being themselves. A glimpse here and there, they might fly past or be perched on a wire or branch in a tree – but they are not up close and personal.

Since I installed a bird feeder station outside my living room window.. I have seen the birds daily and often. I get to see the mother bird feeding her youngster.. while it perches on a branch beside her, she dips into the feeder, than leans over and feeds it ..its mouth open waiting.. wings fluttering to balance. She is teaching it where to get the seed and how to balance on the feeder. I watched fascinated because behind on other branches patiently waiting for her to tend to her young, two adolescent starlings were waiting to be not at the feeder she was at but on the one the little one was balancing on. Not far from them was a couple more mature Starlings … they too waited for the mother to finish feeding and leave before they beelined it to the feeder they wanted, pushing and being aggressive.

The bigger birds push each other, shove and peck when they want something … yet when Mother bird was feeding her young one, they waited. The mother and baby were sparrows, so different and certainly not of the size of the Starlings.

I’ve noticed Blue Jays now come calling, as well as woodpeckers, cardinals and even pigeons. Yes, the squirrels come calling too. It will be most interesting to see, as the weather changes, who the visitors will be. As time goes on, I will also be able to see more of how the birds are in the community that has begun to take shape in my front yard. the Saskatoon Berry , the Cherry Tree and evergreens are always resting places for the birds.

Have a great day everyone!

circumstances

Today I want to be that stump! Simply BE.

Wondering why on earth I want to be that stump… cuz…. just because… some days life is full of challenges, that was yesterday for me… so today, its my start of the day “wish”…. Quiet please. no problem to resolve, no challenge, just the opportunity for quiet and good company.

Don’t let circumstances sway your decision. It does not help to overthink things. Sometimes we just need to make up our minds and move forward.

Perfect Liberty 2022.6
Oyashikiri

30th

An evening of music, of quiet, of no rushing around, just chilling. I had a full day catching up on “to do” activities, it had been too hot/humid to be outside. I did go out and prune back overly aggressive vines, ground cover, I lasted less than an hour. In clearing up “stuff”, in the electronic age, we have so much “trash” accumulated on hard drives, our phones etc. I came across the above “captured moment” in a folder dated 2015… wow.. couldn’t even remember who, where, when, what… obviously I had fun writing and creating the piece… but … such is life… another reason for really enjoying and living the moments .. because… every day is a new day..

No I didn’t delete it, I’ll come across it again someday, maybe… and when I do.. who knows.. I might recall who, what, where, when, and what inspired that moment, .. but if I don’t.. it is OK too.. why, cuz … wow .. how I see it, is if I knew such happiness then… such moments do exist, and nothing is impossible.

Let’s have a humble mind. Once you think, “that’s good enough,” you become blind to the opportunities to me more creative.

Perfect Liberty 2022.30

I have always tried to live each moment with “Makoto” (Sincerity) – in this way … I seldom have regrets.. from a very early age it was instilled in me to always be focused on now .. and do my best. My Dad used to tell me .. if I pay attention NOW, I wouldn’t have to study and cram to remember for exams, I’d know because I paid attention at the time.. Plus when you are in the moment, you see and hear exactly what is being said and happening…. trying to recall something days, months years later… well, we all know… it is not the same.

REMiNDER – service on the 1st is at 7 pm not in the morning.

it’s ok to love and to care – Always

digital/pixel photo taken in SL (Second Life) by Q.

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