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making friends

As I pondered my life this morning, my Mother in the hospital, cherished friends in far distant lands, others busy with their lives I reflected on the current project I’m working on.


This is another of the books I collected out of the throw away box.  It was published under the direction of the Baptist Union of Great Britain and Ireland, The church of England, The church of Scotland,  the  list goes on.  It has maps and plans inside, along with the text of course.  The cover was rather battered, especially I don’t know how long it had been exposed to the elements or where it had been prior to being thrown away.

I’ve used masking tape to protect the center of the cover and I’m working at giving the rest of the cover some strength and I hope character back.

Our lives are lived pretty much like this book.  We are conceived, given birth to, presented to the world, and then……………  who knows where we will go or end up.  Each one of us  has our own  path, destination/goal, and how we achieve or get there.. is our own personal journey.

Facing the possibilities of my Mother’s journey, gives me plenty of time to reflect on my own journey.  Which brings me back to friendships.  Some friends you have known, have carved a place in your heart that will last forever, yet you may never see them again, for their paths have gone in different directions.  Or… the value of the friendship was not balanced, that happens too.

The one person, that is the most important person of all, is yourself.    When I’m working doing art projects, or creating, I’m allowing my self-expression to be seen or heard.  I may be the only one who sees it, but the act of BEING is…. in fact.. making friends with mySELF.

PL Precept #11  Always be with God.

PL Precept # 15   All is a Mirror

GOD is the constant in our lives.  When we are quiet, silent, STILL, we feel and hear from within, not the external machines and noises around us.

PL Precept 20  Live Maintaining Equilibrium between mind and matter

(Vivez en harmonie materielle et spirituelle)    this is so important for us to work towards achieving.

PL Precept #1   Life is ART


Thanksgiving Service tonight at 7 pm.  See you then =^_^=

Sycophatic fig

fig tree house

Old testament – Micah 4:4     Every man will sit under his own vine and under his own fig tree

An expression not heard too often these days..”I don’t give a fig”. What happens to these expressions that were once very common, and now not heard at all. A sycophant was usually an informer.  The word derived from the Greek word. sukophantes, this word was formed from sukon = fig, and phainein =to show.  At one time it was illegal to export figs from ancient Anthens.

Now, we can walk into almost any grocery store and find figs.

New testament – 1 John 4:7   Dear friends, let us love one another for love comes from God

Today’s service instead or our usual Sunday service, we will be celebrating June 1. Day of Peace.  In PL (Perfect Liberty) we perform this ceremony for World Peace on the first day of each month..We rededicate ourselves to live as peaceful human beings. We pray for not only those around us, but for the happiness and peace of the entire world.

Spread your love today,  love is such a precious gift.        Have a great Sunday everyone!          Namaste  …    Oyashikiri


1st picture is a Brazilian Treehouse by Casa Na Arvore this Brazilian firm has been building spaces in trees since 2003. Found on treehugger.com


feelings 1


Bonjour! Hey, how you doing today?  So happy to share this moment with you.

Feelings what a topic to meditate on. What a range , what a gamut of feelings to explore. smiles and send you love…..  Feelings are unique to each and everyone of us.  The depth, the breadth of our emotions belong to us. We need to learn to own them.  So easy to say, so hard sometimes to do.  AND, dear friend not only do we have to own our own feelings, we have to accept differences and respect the feelings of others.  We all have different ways of thinking and feeling.

Proverbs of Solomon  25 : 11  A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.

Sayings of the wise  24 : 26  an honest answer is like a kiss on the lips

China, Fuqing TempleWhen I was  younger, this place or one like it was  in my dreams, this is where I wanted to study and be, (China, Fuqing temple). I never got there physically, but today I found this photograph and my feelings of yesterday, came rushing back.  Value your ability to feel, feelings are part of who you are.  Own them, allow them to flourish and grow, even feelings that hurt or are painful, bring a lesson and their own rewards.  Trust and believe in the blessings of the Universe.  May you feel the love that surrounds you, today and always.   Amen.  Oyashikiri

photos from Pinterest                                            smilePencil

Prayer of Protection

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Good Morning everyone!  How are you doing today?  In my world the skies are overcast and the predictions of more freezing rain,snow and then more freezing rain is making for very unhappy holiday travelers.  News reports tell of accidents, and cancelled flights, the worry and the frustrations out there have to be numerous.  The Unity Church  has a prayer that I love, I have kept it with me since I first came to know of it some 20 years ago.  I’d like to share it with you today. (Unity offers a 24 hour prayer line,(Silent Unity) and has a huge campus in the States. if you are unaware of Unity, please Google it.) With the electronic age, I don’t know if they still publish the booklet “Daily Word”  if they do, sample a copy, you won’t be sorry. I will give you the coordinates I have at the end of the post, i hope it is still current.Christianity

Prayer of Protection

The Light of God surrounds us,

The Love of God enfolds us

The Power of God protects us,

The presence of God watches over us

Wherever we are God is and all is well.

To a negative, there is always a positive, where the snow can give us a wonderland of white and crystals, it can be a very dangerous obstacle if we are trying to drive somewhere, or manouver through it to get somewhere.  Please travel safe, be aware, and mindful in all you do. Even if you stay in, eventually you have to go out, shoveling is an activity many of us will be facing.  In some areas, there may be power outages, be prepared.

Every day holds a new blessing……

Be open to divine inspirations….

“Strive for the greater gifts.  And I will show you a still more excellent way”  – 1 Corinthians 12:31


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