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in the moment

It all begins with your determination. Things begin to happen the moment you decide “let’s do it” It all has to do with your attitude.

Perfect Liberty 2017.6

The beauty of NOW.

Oyashikiri

Thanksgiving

Time to reflect on all that has been happening in our lives. How far we have come since the year began. In PL, we give special thanks for all of life’s lessons, each moment is a new experience and a new awareness.

We, members, humbly express our appreciation to God and to Oshieoya-sama for the blessings of the past month and sincerely ask to be guided and protected by the grace of Oyashikiri in the coming month. We renew our determination to follow and practice our individual Miosie (Divine instructions) and to wholeheartedly share our faith with others.

Perfect Liberty -Thanksgiving service 21st each month.
we all live under the same skies/planet

Oyashikiri

Kejimkujik National Park, NS

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Kejimkujik National Park, Nova Scotia, a very large and lovely area, with many hiking trails, rivers and falls.  Included are areas sacred to the indigenous MiKmaw people of Nova Scotia.  (photo M. Lewis)

I saw the picture on social media, and was totally blown away, especially after I found the face that was looking out from behind the trees.  I just loved the picture… so was taking a closer look, and et voila, beautiful isn’t it.  The photographer, often has breath-taking photos… this one, begged a second look.  I am so thankful, that my request to use the picture was greeted with an affirmative answer.  Another reason for considering visiting Nova Scotia again.  It has been too long since my last visit.

PL Calendar, day 12   Be cheerful and Carefree

Without putting on airs or trying to be someone you aren’t just be yourself.  This will give people a good impression of you and things will move forward in the right direction.

This world is filled with wonders still to be discovered.   Let’s go forward into 2019, with peace in our hearts, and the desire to  be in, and share more of the natural wonders in this great land of ours.

Oyashikiri

 

 

trees

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Trees reaching towards the sky, as far as the eye can see,

lost in the bush, no not me, but lost in the moment, yes

I travel the distance to visit the open skies and the wild abandon of the tall-growing trees

In any direction I head, I know that just around the bend, I will find a crop of trees

Yesterday with the azure skies and dazzling sunshine, it was anyone’s guess just where my day would lead, without a care, I let my spirit roam.  I soon found myself on a highway headed south-west.  Crossing the 416 I knew I would stop for food in Kemptville.  Taking myself out is always a surprise.  A&W and fries, and lots of cold water. yum.

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Happy is different for everyone.  Find yours today.  Every day is a new opportunity to find and express, appreciation, and gratitude for the “happy” in our lives.

Did I spot something in the field?  No, I caught the moment.  For me it was joyful.

PL Calendar, day 16   Don’t hold anything back; give it your all

Always approach things with full enthusiasm and energy. Then, things will develop in a new direction.

I love my life, and all the goodness that surrounds me.  You are a part of this goodness, when you share with me, I appreciate the time you took to visit my blog, and thrilled to bits when you drop in and say hi, or express your views.  Life is good when we appreciate those around us.  Life is good when we love unconditionally.

Oyashikiri

 

off route 43

sometimes

IMG_6641Sometimes, we just sit around,

we don’t make a sound

except perhaps a burp now and then

really the day stretches on

we don’t know where the time has gone

It takes years of trial and error to develop this useful skill.  We live in a world of go, go, go.

IMG_9110Sitting with only the gentle stirrings of the world around you.

Can be a difficult task indeed.

Try bundling up and doing it in the dead of winter.

It is an amazing release of unwanted “baggage”.

Sometimes, the road that beckons isn’t the road you are on.

IMG_7574You will find that stepping into a different space, will also bring you to another place and maybe even time.

Live each moment with the interest you give a new book that has caught your fancy, where each page is riveting and you drink in each word, fingers poised to turn the page.

Our lives are just as interesting, when we sit in the silence of the moment, The reality of BEING is rejuvenating.

Sometimes, it simply is… no more..no less…

Bom dia everyone, have a good day dear friends.. I carry you in my heart always..

PL Precept #1  Life is Art

Oyashikiri

 

photos  hT9

 

 

inner travels

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I lay watching the slow rotation of the ceiling fan, a very lazy start to the day indeed. Keeper (female whippet) lay sprawled out beside me.  She was showing her nurturing side, concerned that today might be a repeat of yesterday.

IMG_1358She gets very concerned when I cry and wail.  Velcro (male whippet) her older brother, takes it in stride, he saw and lived through my display of raw emotion, when my husband was in his final days, and Keeper got out and ran away.  Yesterday he simply got up from his favourite chair in another part of the house, to come  lie beside me, to lend me his support and quietly wait it out.

IMG_1360My son the other day, looked at me, and said, ” Mom, its OK to cry”  and of course it is, but for me, I can’t just cry, I have to be  totally shaken and depleted, the body has to over-ride my happiness and stubborn mind that tells me, that there is just so much to be thankful for.  And of course there always is, I am so blessed.

However sometimes, the sadness, and discontent of others is too much for me to bear. I feel their pain, frustrations and disillusion.  And I have learned that I cannot be happy for someone else.  You can not lift the happiness from your life, like a shawl and put it around someone else. You can be kind, listen, share in their “present state” and lend what-ever support you can.

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In the end, the choice belongs to them.  Yesterday I cried, all the sadness, the disappointments that I have listened to for the last many days and months, welled up and demanded to be released. I wanted escape, and freedom from the continuous onslaught of negative news, the vicious nature that is surfacing in the world around us.  The curiosity we seem to have for the gossip tabloids, that thrive by reporting or should I say offering up gossip about cheating, lying and fornication.  Where we lust instead of love.

IMG_1365Time for some time out.  Quality time without a cell phone,  computer, laptop, or tablet. There is a reason, dogs (pets) are the best of friends.  They offer unconditional love. Nothing more, nothing less.

Cherish your family and friends, offer kindness and understanding to those around you, when there is unkindness, or dishonesty aimed in your direction. Deflect it, or let it pass you by.  Life is too short.

PL Calendar, day 26        Maintain a Positive Attitude and Wisdom will                                                   come to you.

Oyashikiri

 

mural is in Carleton Place, Ontario,CA

Wordless Wednesday que mais?

Pansy Patch Park

It is a protected environment, and very special in a way that  stands out in today’s world.  The grounds are a real lawn, not artificial looking,( perfectly green, no weeds), it is a pleasure to walk on such a lovely patch of yesterday where it is left to nature and the squirrels and plant that live there.  The mature trees around the grounds, allow only so much sunlight. A treasure for sure, a turn off a street, down a country lane, et voila!!!

 

Life is to be enjoyed, appreciate the beauty of the world, and the creative works of others who have spent lifetimes giving back to the world around them.  LIFE IS ART. PL Precept #1   Life is Art

Oyashikiri

When we open our eyes and hearts to the art around us, only then can we truly  share the abundance of love in our hearts  Q

 

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