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listening

How many ways are there to listen. Visiting with a friend the other day, we were talking of the pandemic and how in today’s world so many children are growing up seeing their grand parents only at a distance, My friend in particular has grandchildren that during this past year, she has had the pleasure of seeing only a few times in comparison to prior to the pandemic, the closures, shut downs, lock downs.. restrictions.

Got me to thinking. When I’ve been out I’ve watched the people around me, in the shopping areas, the parks, most of the time .. distance is being maintained. I have heard that in some areas that has not always been the case, but I’ve been lucky … places I’ve been … people are careful… they do their best to maintain a “social” distance.

As I visited with another friend through social media what came up was how the interaction between couples has also changed. This caught my attention because another friend and I had talked about just such a subject not that long ago. I am a digital photographer in a virtual world as those of you who follow me know, I am fortunate to have friends who will help me out when I want to express a visual feeling/emotion that presently in day to day life I cannot do. My friend agreed to sit with me for a moment in a pose that shows affection between a young couple. It was to be for another post (for me) on listening. His input was valuable to me… he said.. it is someone listening when his/her partner has come home from work, stressed, tired, and she/ he is attentive and not only listening but connecting with a warm embrace.

Living alone since my husband died, I of course had forgotten such a time. I learned from my friend about something I myself had forgotten. The intimate personal moments between a couple, that are about showing kindness, caring, and that special moment when one can BE together, in a moment of sharing. A moment that can erase and make a big difference in how the rest of the day will proceed.

My friend was gracious in giving of his time so I could capture a photo to share with you (my wonderful readers) I was fulfilling a task on my “get it done” list. But in those few moments, he opened my eyes to something that was dormant and gone from my life. That is what listening is all about, being present, so that each and every moment we live it is an experience.

We are living with restrictions, and we are being asked to maintain a distance, but I ask you all to not forgot the importance of touch, the meaning of a soft embrace, the holding of hands. Every where, we are being told keep away, stay away, don’t see people. But as a human being, we do need to experience and know love.. when you can and when its right, let someone you love, know.. you care. Find a way.

Today’s calendar -THE PAST LEADS TO NOW AND NOW LEADS TO THE FURTURE. LIFE IS AN ACCUMULATION OF MOMENTS, CHERISH EACH ONE.

BE SAFE..

crow/raven

watchful, sharp powerful foresight- change, transformation, prophecy and good luck

I’ve never met a crow/raven that I have not fallen in love with. Today, I was in the right place at the right time, I saw one, and then another, it was kismet. For me they symbolize intelligence, flexibility and destiny.

Ebony feathered wonders. The are very vocal, usually having a lot to say. I saw them in the parking lot of a McDonalds… Yes I was picking up my black iced coffee, no cream, no sugar. (for those of you who know my need for cold coffee when driving) Then at Dewberry Trail, the sky was full of crows, they were in the tree branches .. my first time, in all my visits there to actually see them there.

Throughout history, these birds have been portrayed as spirits and divine messengers. I would like to think, they are letting me know// something good is going to happen! Crows are not afraid of dealing with something new (unknown). Entering into this new year, we can all take a page from their chapter on optimism.

It’s Okay, God is watching over you. Things turn out for the best. Don’t be captured by momentary troubles but continue doing everything with sincerity.

Perfect Liberty 2021.19

Your smile

photographer Chris O’Keefe (USA)

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

Perfect Liberty 2021.4

I spent a good part of yesterday looking for something. I really looked everywhere, walked around outside to see if it had fallen from my pocket. Checked my coat pockets many times, emptied my purse, I was determined. No dog muzzle. So after another search this morning, I gave in and ordered another one for curb side pick up. I wanted to take something out to the car, so had to grab my purse which I had emptied twice, to find my keys.. …. … guess what was hanging from the purse strap. Like Duh! SMILE everyone.. today we SMILE, and SMILE some more. =^_^=

As Pooh would say.. “have some honey” =^_^=

Oyashikiri

not all trees are adorned

This is a season where emotions run from high to low.

We are blessed with the gift of life. This month is ripe for emotions to be fragile, we have endured a year with a lot of uncertainty. Some of us have a lot of family we haven’t seen or been able to visit with, and now the season that usually brings us together, is here, and we are being asked to – refrain, or cut back on any celebration we may have been counting on.

Music is a wonderful way to share and enjoy time with friends.

look for and find your “happy” and share it. Sharing a happy moment with a friend is very worthwhile. A smile, and/or a kind word, go a long way in making someone else’s day. We may never know the pain, longing and/or suffering another person goes through.

In one of the groups I share time with listening to music, there is one person who is not into “country” and will voice her thoughts if anyone plays a song that could be considered “country”.. … In my world music is music, no matter the genre, it is the message and the feeling that it inspires. We are never all going to be on the same page at the same time. When we refuse to listen or allow others to express themselves .. we miss out on a lot.

It is is in appreciating the unique differences in one another that we learn more about ourselves. Love is universal, a smile works magic. A friendly greeting, from a total stranger, can turn a gray day into one of sunshine.

It is only natural that you are different from others. Each of us has our own way of thinking and our own individual lifestyle. that’s what makes life interesting.

Perfect Liberty 2020.20

Thank you for allowing me to share a little of this and a little of that.. =^_^= I call this a chop suey post!

Oyashikiri

prehistoric – lion/dragon

https://youtu.be/Vqk270sqZn0

I had to stop and grab the moment. Of course there were no other cars, till I was out of mine and in the middle of the road taking this picture. I was sure that it was a dragon, but the song in my head was about a lion, so … you decide. I just knew I wanted a picture of him before he disappears. Do you see him?

Turn your intuitions into actions. Appreciate each intuition you receive and take action right away. By doing so you will invite good fortune.

Perfect Liberty 2017.5

Oyashikiri

Day of Peace -Dec.1

even in the cool, the earthy fragrance of wood was present

Today in PL, we celebrate (the 1st of every month) with a special ceremony with a Day of Peace ceremony. Through the world peace ceremony, we pray for World Peace and dedicate ourselves to live as peaceful human beings in our own worlds, which include our home, school, work and community.

Service is at 10 a.m. for those unable to join us at the church, please say a silent prayer wherever you are focused on peace for all.

World peace starts from Peace at Home. Your life is a part of the bigger world beyond you. Start with your surroundings and spread peace in the world around you.

Perfect Liberty 2012.1

Tomorrow, December 2nd, there will be an evening ceremony as we joyfully celebrate Oshieoya-sama’s birthday. 7 PM.

Oyashikiri

one moment in time

Harmony brings us peace. Let’s strive to always maintain good relationships at home, at work and in the in the community we live in.

Perfect Liberty 2020.1

Oyashikiri

obstacles

once useful, now scattered and left askew, doing nothing useful, just taking up space
this wonderful derelict I couldn’t ignore, I so hope someday, someone will adore it by restoring it.

Life presents us with challenges/opportunities every day. Sometimes we hear the call, when we do, we can take it on, or do our best to ignore it. However, the top photo is what happens to the clutter in our minds, when we try to push aside, or put off, something that needs our attention.

What are we back to….. choices.. yup.. somethings won’t go away on their own, WE have to take a hard look, and put an action plan in place. Or it will become overwhelming.


Strive to overcome obstacles by changing your mind-frame. Things don’t always go as planned. When that happens, try changing how you look at the situation or how you are doing things. The outcome is in your hands.

Perfect Liberty 2020.17

Oyashikiri

conversation

Met these lovelies the other day. We showed an interest in each other, so I advanced carefully to have a visit. Although I did my best to chat, except for the one on the right, I was met with indifference. Although the one on the far end, seemed to be listening, when I drew closer, the reaction showed me clearly, I had misread the interest.

sigh, we have all at some time I’m sure had the reaction of simple indifference to our prattle.

I had thought that I was being friendly, but my communication skills were not appreciated by this little group.

I did get a second glance by this little group of grazers, but again, no takers when I tried for a more up close and personal visit. In fact the saddle brown (on the left) which appealed to me, turned and purposely walked away. They likely knew I was simply too “city” for them.

In these instances I found it easy to say “thank you” and move on, I tried to interact, but they simply were not interested. There are other times tho’ when we try communicating with a friend, and the reaction is not positive, in fact it gets hostile and aggressive. That is harder to smile and say thank you too.* In PL, we try, we look at what we could have done, or how we could have perhaps approached the subject differently.

I see and hear all around me these days, what seems to be an environment of hostility, negative aggressive thinking and behaviour. I can understand why so many are having difficulty finding “peace” in their lives. We forget, that WE contribute to the environment we live in.

It is important to say “thank you” … Everything that appears in front of you is all material for you to improve yourself whether its food, people or things. Learn to accept everything, whether it is something you like or not.

Perfect Liberty 2020.9

PL precept #7 Everything exists in relativity

PL Precept #14 World Peace is Everything

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

“How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of the messenger who announces peace”

Isaiah 52.7

“You are precious in my sight, and honoured, I love you.”

Isaiah 43.4

Oyashikiri

*we are not responsible for the action of others, we are responsible for are own behaviour , only we can make changes within ourselves. Change begins with us.

complexity of water

it can rage, it can be turbulent, always it is fluid

Always express your true self with honesty and integrity. We feel a deep sense of joy when we are able to express our true selves. Always focus on your true feelings and express yourself honestly.

Perfect Liberty 2014.3

If you are cheerful, it will make everyone around you cheerful. Cheerful nd happy people naturally attract others. Always smile and have a pleasant attitude.

Perfect Liberty 2015.3

The everyday things you do will show when it really counts!

Perfect Liberty 2020.3

PL Precept #11 Always be with God.

PL Precept #14 World Peace is Everything

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

Oyashikiri

Photos Nick Vrtis

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