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Bearbrook, trails off

At first I was disappointed, my first stop was where the big hill is for tobogganing. (winter activity).. when I explored the possibilities along the trails close to the hill, I found them more suitable to “bikers”.. not the first time I’ve considered the idea of a trail bike, the kind with the big tires. ….. don’t worry the thought came, and went.. =^_^=

some sections today were very steep, I needed to craft a walking stick to help me balance when I started the upward climb.
found a carpet of dandelions – the bees love them

The sun stayed out for me .. it was a beautiful day, got my exercise, now I get to sit back and just relax.

If I can exercise every day, so can you !!

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

Perfect Liberty

water

some steps are easier to take then others

Changing your way of thinking will make a difference on how you perceive the world. With one thought, “the world” will change.

Perfect Liberty 2021.24

succulent you say!

photo Shirley Keen, NZ

Succulents, I remember when they were a passion and I scoured every nursery around for miles to acquire another variety for my indoor garden. Where I live in Canada, they were an indoor plant, could be put out in the summer months but for sure had to come back in come fall and winter. Eventually I moved on, but I still stop and admire them when I see them being offered in the plant section of a shop I’m in.

Interests, hobbies, change over the years, at least for me they have. I always said, I don’t have time for hobbies, but I am sure that friends who have been around me for years, will rolls their eyes and simply give a snort, should I be heard giving voice to such a statement now. Of course I don’t see all my creative interests as a “hobby” I see them as simply a part of my every day .. a way of expressing a thought, expression or to make “statement”. Words, can be so ambiguous. Mean one thing to one person, and something else entirely to someone else.

I think I am a visual person, I like to create with my “tools” for the visual results. Yet someone will argue, you are a writer, you love words and use words to create and tell “stories”. hmmmm that is true, I do that. Still I think I lean more towards being a visual person. Any thoughts on this? Are words not visual?

Today is Sunday, we have service at 10 a.m. with LIMITED capacity. I know Rev. Eugene sent out a notice earlier in the week, for those of you who will not be attending physically due to the limited physical seating, please join us in prayers this morning, from the comfort of your homes. If you are able to connect to the service in Brazil, use the link provided by the church Hokyoshi and enjoy!

Do everything willingly and joyfully. Your upbeat attitude will make things more cheerful and enjoyable.

Prefect Liberty 2021.18

normal

endless hours of work

What is “normal” is different for each individual. Everyone has a different way of thinking and doing. It’s important to understand others feelings.

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acrylic doodle
a fun card from the past
must be Friday..

Wonderful Wednesday

I spied two old tree gents having a chin wag…

Nothing wrong with my imagination. Wandering the back roads and nature trails, is fodder for my story telling, my imagination goes into a different gear, all on its own. I see the forest people the community going about its business, and I catch friends having a mid day chat. Come another couple of weeks and they will be harder to spot.

I know they think if they stand really still, no one will see.. But those of us who seek are always rewarded, especially if the sun/shadows work in our favour.

Have a “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

The Universe is continually in motion/movement. So are we, we don’t realize that even standing still, we are, or parts of us are moving. We are beautifully built. =^_^=. The weather forecast says tomorrow should be much like today, and today was basically clear if not always sunny, and it was mild. Means . I might try and do another “walk”. Come the very hot summer weather that Ottawa is famous for.. I will be not wanting to venture out, I will be a gal who keeps her central air company.

I found one of my marketing brochures the other day. On the cover it says “Rediscover the inner peace and quiet, of the mind, body and spirit. Oneness..” it goes on to says my sessions were “a self directed method of getting in touch with your inner calm” It is amazing that now, many years later ( this brochure is at least 20 some years old) I am still very much into believing and living my life, as I describe in in my brochure.

“Life is a dance, every step you take follows the rhythm of your “chi/energy”. It is your link to the Universe.”

Still today, I work at finding my inner calm, and for sure I try to cultivate a way of life that will unclutter my mind.

We are mid week dear friends.. “Let’s do it” One step at a time, let’s work towards “world peace” we begin with our Selves. Peace within, radiates a calm for everyone to enjoy.

12th.

Does each branch tell a story, did someone come along and place another walking stick with the others. Questions that came to mind while I wandered the other day. I myself will pick up a branch to walk along with when I feel like I might wander a bit off the well worn paths. So many thoughts go through my mind when I am exploring a new path, sometimes it is one I’ve been on before .. but.. it is never the same… Where the sun is in the sky, or if a cloud passes by, all contribute to the shadows and shade that play on the textures of the trees, fauna and bark.

Hmmm should it rain or should it not – is that the question of the day? Sky was overcast, dull and gray.. yay that rhymes with day… let me see, not being very productive here. If it is not raining than I should go for my walk before I need to attend to “business”…

Reminder, today”s calendar..

Let’s begin today with a smile. Let’s start the day with a positive outlook, looking forward to what we can discover.

Perfect Liberty 2021.12

When we hesitate, it is only because we need to give ourselves a gentle push. – good morning to everyone who is just starting the day, such as myself, if you are already well into your day.. I hope it has been a wonderful day for you so far. Stay positive and stay safe.

Oyashikiri

This was my only walking pal with me yesterday when I walked.

morning walk

The day was so promising, sunny, mild, I got to the lake early enough there were only 3 cars in the parking lot. few people its a large outdoor space. There is something about walking into the woods hearing only the call of the birds, and the scurrying of the squirrels and other ground runners. Early enough in the day I could still smell the earth warming as the long reach of the sun made its way down into the ground teasing the moisture out of the soil

I’ve grown accustomed to the early morning visits with nature.. I like to wander along the paths and envision the hidden activities that I know are happening all around. I see a bird in the distance, a butterfly dances by, somewhere above there is the rat-a-tat of a woodpecker.

always I am rewarded with a new find… =^_^=

Live expressing your own unique self in your day to day life. We each are given our own duties and roles in life. Take the time to find what makes you unique, and you will be able to live your life expressing your own individual beauty.

Perfect Liberty 205.10
be safe, stay calm, enjoy each moment, be present.

I am strong

I have seen, I have grown, I live on

I am not one, but many, yet alone I would not be the picture of life that I am today.

Improve yourself to have a kinder heart. Do what you can to be caring and considerate to make others happy.

Perfect Liberty 2021.3

We welcome you today with joy. Bem-vindo seja que alegria

Happiness can be found in this world A felicidade pode estar nesse mundo

Always trust in God Sempre em Deus a confiar

PL Precept #21 Live in Perfect Liberty – Viva na verdadeira liberdade

21 Preceitos da PL
taking flight, straight into the blue – I carry prayers for you.

today, now

“I’ll do it later. No, I’ll do it now” – To make progress do anything while it is still fresh.

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When fresh snow falls, it lies clean and crisp. As the day progresses, it no longer has the same quality or look, its been walked on, trod on, run across, dropped on…. that initial moment of newness disappears with the passage of time.

No baile das nuvens no ceu

Na lue a clarear, vejo no raio e trovao, na estrela a briilhar

In the warn morning sunm in the newly fallen snow, in the thunder and lightening

and in a sudden rainbow.

verse taken from PL song book Deus Natureza (God and Nature)

PL Precept #11 Always be with God Confie todo a Dios

Monaco Bay-NZ- photo Shirley Keen

Monday Monday

photo -Shirley Keen, NZ

This was how I defined myself back in the 70’s and 80’s when I was marketing my “works” (expressions, via canvas and acrylics) My name in Chinese translates to Goddess of the Moon, I have used Moon or Dymoon in my work since forever.

A “Moon” for all seasons. (called my sculptures, canvas expressions, musings, Moon)

Travel thru fantasy and life – Capture the spirit of imagination – Ride the winds of time -enjoy an original “Moon”

Transcend illusions of today.

Realize the truth in reality – a subject, is object, only…… when perceived.

Focus but for a second

Tune in on the moment – Collide with tranquility – calm and serene – You’ve found cosmic peace.

I found one of my old business cards, the first part of the above was on the back of my card. I also used the Chinese writing of my name on the card. You can see I’m still going through the old binder I found with past writings and pictures of the “expressions”

How interesting to see, read and take in what was..

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