I started the day with the thought that I would go on a door expedition. However that thought was swept away by the constant shifting of the winds and drifting snow/rain. We see a lot of door exteriors, this is the interior view of a lonely door. It doesn’t get used much except to hold left over “this and that” from my creative moments.
This morning the crows dined on freshly baked, chicken hearts, giblets and liver. My babies (whippets) got to have the nutritious gravy with their kibble. During these times of restraints and “forced” isolation, I find that being in and with nature is very calming.
Express your appreciation with enthusiasm. Appreciation is the driving force for progress and development.
Perfect Liberty 2021.21
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.
PL Principle # 3 I will live with a mind of appreciation towards others and things.
PL 21 Principles.
I am reminded every day of how blessed I am to have the wonderful friends that I have around me, and how when I meet strangers while in nature, they smile, and always have a sunny greeting to call out. Not only do the birds sing, and call out to each other, but there is children’s laughter, and the joy of people who have come to commune with nature. Everyone stays respectfully distant, and except for the odd person, all wear masks if they are going to be coming by or past you. It’s a new year. and a new way of BEING.
We all got the same e-mail last night.. I did late last night.. Read and re read the message, yes, there will be a service this Thursday on the 21st. We know it is last minute, and that most of us are simply unable to attend. Here is where we put into practice what we did the other night, when I held an evening service. If you are unable to attend, please join us at 7 pm EST. while Rev. E. performs the special service. It is called service of Appreciation.
Cast your mind to the church, find your seat, and sit quietly while others gather in their homes to join us. Service will start at 7, begin with your salutation, move on to reading your PL prayer, then sit in quiet reflection while Rev E performs the Appreciation ceremony. spending time with us, in quiet prayer is all we can ask for at this time.. The positive and healing energy of the group will surround you even if you are miles away from the physical church. God is with us everywhere, God is in the air we breathe and in all that we see, feel and do. Be mindful.
But we are here together, and we will support one an other. THERE IS ALWAYS A WAY!
Use any results, good or bad, as a stepping stone. All outcomes, whether positive or negative are important experiences. Let’s use them wisely for our our future progress.
Perfect Liberty 2012.10
PLEASE, we ask that you call the church prior to any action, should you consider coming physically to the church, we are on Covid-19 stay at home orders. Physical attendance at this time is very restricted.
Stay safe, be well, share a smile and a virtual hug with someone special today!
I have Kevin Baldelli to thank for patiently standing in the cold for hours today to get this picture. He is a gem! I first saw this bird the other day, I was told that she was a hoary red poll by a birder who was at the site when I caught a glimpse of this bird. She was alone, and stood out from the other birds at the feeders. Kevin is very efficient, he got this picture and a few others, this is the one I am using today I just was so pleased when I saw it. He also looked the bird up and after careful perusal of the information determined it was a common red poll. I don’t really care about her name (I don’t even know if she is a she, but I am so taken with her, it doesn’t matter. My many thanks to Kevin for this picture and the others he has taken, which I will share with you later. =^_^=
To see more of Kevin’s work , you can check out his Instagram …
Change your mind, thinking “it will be alright” do the best you can without being overly attached.
Perfect Liberty 2021.20
I am finding that it is therapeutic to spend time outdoors watching and listening to the birds. How about you? Have you taken up any new interests over the past weeks/months.??
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.
Everyone has a good side. Make effort to see everyone’s good side. You will become more open minded and your ability to see the good in others will increase.
Perfect Liberty 2012.26
Be in harmony with those who are closest to you. Work to cultivate positive and strong relationships with your family and with the people you work with. Getting along with t hose who are closest to yo is the key to happiness.
Prefect Liberty 2015.8
Have a grand day everyone. The sky has finally started to get brighter.. (still a dull gray, but I can now see a better definition of the trees outside the window). Yes, I am one who likes longer daylight hours. =^_^=
Look at it.. its already got the rust on it.. its perfect for my collection… OK… I left it there, it was too big to haul away anyway =^_^= Couldn’t help but think the driver couldn’t have been too happy …
Do everything willingly and joyfully. Your upbeat attitude will make things more cheerful and enjoyable.
Perfect Liberty 2021.18
Tomorrow, Monday 18th. we start a new week! Make it a good one!
Who knew. Not me, I’m a novice on what happens in the woods during a snow storm. I found out today, the heavy snow had blanketed most of the feeders. The cold, wet, thaw, freeze of the last 48 hours, also brought down weak limbs. To this end I found several of the feeders on the ground, one very damaged, and the other not so bad, but in need of attention.
I sent myself to clearing off the snow, and putting out fresh seed so that the now hovering birds could eat, while I righted the refilled the feeders that had suffered during the storm.
At the Mer Bleue site, I was thrilled to see a bird that till that moment I had not seen, a Hoary red poll. When I get a picture I will share it with you.
Now that the birds have been fed. It is my turn, home made beef bone soup with fresh veggies and dried Chinese mushrooms. Yum
My sincere thank you to all who joined in last evening for 7 pm Evening Service. I admit that as I prepared, I asked myself, “why”… but … the moment passed and at 7, I began the service. I sat for some time after, allowing my emotions and thoughts to empty. I guess the events of the past many months has taken more of a toll on me, than I had imaged. The service and the prayer, were a balm .. I slept last night, with ease. I really do believe in the power of prayer. When this is shared, it is even more “powerful”
Ok so maybe I didn’t sleep quite as relaxed as Velcro, but I did sleep, it was a sound and restful sleep. First in a long while.
Make today a different day. Instead of doing the same old thing, be creative and do things to improve your day.
Perfect Liberty 2021.17
Always live with a kind and generous heart. Show love and embrace others good points, be willing to overlook their faults. One who has a generous heart can live a fulfilled life.
Good morning everyone. After reading my incoming this morning, and taking a few calls .. I have decided that this evening I will do special prayers at 7:pm EST. I will begin with the PL Prayer, and then do a short prayer, giving thanks and appreciation for all that we have experienced since the start of the new year. For the friends in the community that are dealing with extra “stress” challenges/opportunities, I will ask that the spirit of calm, and gentle goodness surround us while we pray for our loved ones and our concerns.
PL Precept # 11 Always be with God.
Please set aside a good twenty minutes. Find a place where you can sit comfortably , those of you with your own Omitama or Aramitama can do your usual salutation. Then sit quitely and gather your thoughts. We will begin with the PL Prayer, and then after a few seconds of quiet reflection, I will begin the special prayer … Before standing and returning to your normal activities, please take the time, to say “thank you” and to send your love/caring thoughts to those who have joined in our prayers.
Thank you everyone for sharing in this special evening of prayer.
PL Precept # 10 Love yourself and others.
PL Precept # 15 All is a mirror
Hospitals are crowded, people we know and don’t know are stressed and anxious. Let us join together in positive action. Let us Pray.
If you are reading this and can translate it for me in Portuguese for our members in Brazil, it will be much appreciated.
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.