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China, Guangxi

What a week-end, I feel like I’ve not stopped since Thursday. Used to having my own time, and travelling at my own speed, having to be somewhere 3x in one day, is really a learning experience. Each of the 3 places were in different parts of the city,one was even across the border in another Province.  That was one day, the next day was more of the same.  I like to think that I’m flexible and adaptable, but….. no….. it got done, but on both evenings I crashed early and slept 13 hours one night, and 11 the next.

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Like the jaguar sleeping in the tree high above ground in the Amazon (Brazil) I was out for the count.  I had no trouble falling asleep, or staying asleep.  Both days were full, total focus was required on the events we attended.  We could have been anywhere, somewhere, we simply were.  When we are totally involved in the interactions we are focused on, the body, mind and spirit all come together, work together, and come time to shut down, take a break, its like a switch is flicked, and we are in dreamland.  “out for the count”

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I’m everywhere, anywhere, somewhere, and nowhere… all at the same time…. It is time to chill and zone out…..

See you soon, I’ll think of you

maybe I’ll even see you

where ever that some where will be

I’ll be loving you.

namaste     –     oyashikiri

Changes

d9931e0e6e451b9573ebf462182c50b9Changes, every day we encounter a change in our lives.  It is no different with a church. the church of PL is headquartered in Japan as you all know.  In Japan the fiscal year is from April 1 – till March 31st of the following year.   Thus when changes occur, they are announced at the end of the year with the changes taking place immediately (almost).  Ministers are transferred to new communities, and this includes the churches in North American, South  America etc.

Change will occur in our church, Rev. Tiago has been transferred to the church in Los Angeles.  Rev. Atsushi Tsuji  a young minister from Japan will be coming to Canada.  What wonderful adventures for these two young men.  Rev. Tiago and his young family are not long in Canada having come here from Brazil.   He has learned to live in the extreme cold of a Canadian winter, and now will head for the dry heat of Los Angeles, California.

Rev. Tsuji will not only experience a change from his Native Japan, but he will be coming to his first assignment here in Canada,  And no, dear readers, he does not speak English, never mind French.  Fortunately he will arrive during the spring season, and will grow into his new home with the delights of a Canadian spring with the multitude of early spring flowers, tulips, crocus and the like..  In Canada, especially here in Ottawa, we have a bond with Holland, that is expressed with a magnificent show of Tulips in parks and in private gardens.

Picture below were  taken during the Ottawa tulip festival, where the tulips are planted to offer up the photographer, tourists and visitors a chance to admire and enjoy their beauty.  smiles, and of course to showcase our beautiful city.

So it is, we wish these two young men much success and adventure on this new journey in life that they are embarking on..Changes although at times a challenge, with packing, paperwork, and organizing in such a short period of time, we work through it, step by step, and when tackled with enthusiasm and sincerity (makoto) the rewards are a million fold.

For those of us who are not leaving, there will be a gap, a new personality will enter the community, and we will all have to adjust.  Again, it is how we will meet this new opportunity that will determine our temporary disruption to “daily living” God/Universe is always going to ensure that we grow in spirit28601a77418f0fdc87a3750dc7a02245changes are what make us better people.

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Namaste     –     Oyashikiri

Church of Perfect Liberty is a non denominational Church that welcomes everyone in community, our goal is World Peace

PL Precept #1      Life is Art

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Plodding along on a hiking trail in Ireland, and …. hello……… The Valley of Love in Ireland, ….almost a mile long and over a half a mile high, it is said to be 3000 years older than the Pyramids. I will have to do more research on this, but it sure would stop me in my tracks.  I’m filled with questions, on how it was built, and why?  especially thousands of years ago, when there wasn’t the technology that is around today.  How did the craftsman, or men, work and maintain perspective.  I wondered if it was  even real, then I found it posted on a site that featured, all the world’s best wonders… allworldbest.blogspot.com   wonders 2

In today’s world, with information made available to us from all quarters of the world, what we hear about and see on the telly,news stations and print media, is usually about all the negatives that humans seem to delight on inflicting on others..  Is this what we want to be remembered for.

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These ruins, remnants of a past civilization, are beautiful and certainly a testament to what a human is capable of.  What happened to the people? where did they go? and why did they go?. Scholars have been studying and writing papers and books about this for years.wonders 4 - Brazil

Brazil a city with passion and a lot of problems, will this also one day be a monument of wonder surrounded by ruins and a vacated city? With human minds wondering what went wrong, and why did the people leave.  No longer can one sit in front of a television set to be entertained with music and song, theatre and art, now we are asked to pay and pay again, for viewing that is more to our taste.  What we are given for basic television, is the news coverage of all the horrors in the world, the crime, the shooting, the drama of cheating husbands and wives, agents that kill and spy on us, we have made room in our homes for the savage nature in the human mind.wonders 5

Our rivers are being polluted, majestic tress are being cut, whole sections of century old forest are being laid bare, many species of animals are becoming extinct, weather changes are severe, and still we heed not the warnings.  We seem obsessed with material wealth, superficial wants, and sordid passions that leave a soul empty and bleeding.

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Most of  us know this wonder, the statue of Liberty in the United States, besides a tourist attraction, do you know what she stands for…..  ????  The greatest wonder of all, is that Universe we live in, yet we disrespect it from morning to night. The Universe we live in is not aside from us, it is part of us, we are part of the Universe…. no more… no less…

Cherish the being in YOU, love the world and all that it is… only you can help with changing what the world is today, it is we, you and I as a unit that will give strength to living in a world of peace.

PL Precept #21 Live In Perfect Liberty

PL Precept # 1   Life is Art

Namaste   –   Oyashikiri

 

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Sodalite

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If you are a believer in the power of gemstones, their healing properties, then you know of the Sodalite mineral.   Information gathered from folklore,other writing sources gives this mineral alleged powers.  Prior to being tumbled, they mineral looks something like the picture above.  After the rock is tumbled and polished it can look like this palm sized specimen shown below.

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Favourite for wearing or carrying it close to you, is of course  jewelry.  Because of the various claims, how you use it will depend on what you are wanting from the mineral’s energy force.  Below is a lovely piece set in sterling silver.  since Sodalite is associated with the thyroid, a pendant would be nice, worn on a necklace.  One source lists Sodalite as being helpful when a person is wanting to lose weight.  You can see it is believed to be a very versatile and powerful mineral.

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In books on gemstones, Sodalite is said to bring inner peace, if you keep it in your pocket so that it with you at all times and in rooms you spend a lot of time in, the peaceful properties will flow all around you.  A dark stone, it  is interspersed with white calcite.  Largest deposits are from Brazil.  It is said that Sodalite will harmonize the inner being or the conscious and sub conscious mind, promoting peace and harmony. =^_^=  fellow bloggers it is supposed to be extra lucky for writers.  For  those of you who are active in athletic endeavours such as sports that require endurance, Sodalite is the stone for you.

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A beautiful display of Sodalite rock in Namibia, also found in the lavas of Vesuvius, Italy.  although massive sodalite samples are opaque, crystals are usually transparent to translucent.  Above photo was taken by Charlie Waite, you can see his work on his web page, http://www.charliewaite.com.

sodalite in natural form

The above natural raw sodalite gemstones were found on etsy.com    Here I know that I can go down to the museum and purchase  another small specimen, that is if I can’t locate what I’ve done with my own pieces.  It was my desire to search out my piece that got me started on this particular blog. =^_^=.    When opportunity knocks open the door!

Namaste   –   Oyashikiri

 

Good morning everyone!

Brazil FIFA 2014

We are not all soccer fans, some of us don’t enjoy sports at all, however, I would like to say something this morning about the young men shown above.  This is the first year that I have really been watching any of the soccer games with a personal interest.    Many in our church are from Brazil, so it has been fun to watch the enthusiasm and camaraderie.  Especially since although I liked Brazil, I lean towards another team.

What I soon discovered is that this is a very high emotion game, the fans are very invested in the players and the results.  For the first time I was listening to the announcers, the talk before games, and the post match wrap ups.  When Brazil lost yesterday, I felt the emotion of the players hit like a bolt of lightning, the devastation of their situation could be felt across the miles and through the television.  My husband a veteran at all of this, merely shrugged and took it all in stride.

Several players on the field yesterday play for Chelsea (UK) the young man who scored for Brazil was one of these players.  His team mates were playing for Germany.  These young men are not robots, they train, train and train some more.  It is not about the money the make, or how they live their “personal” lives, they are paid professionals who dedicate themselves, mind, and bodies to the game of football (soccer).  They played hard and gave all they had to get to where they are today,  they played their best yesterday, even when the score was 5-0 for the longest time, they persevered, NO they didn’t win the game, but they have gained my respect for the sincerity (makoto) they put into what they were doing.

In a game, there is a winner and a loser (the person(s) who do not win,  BUT in the PL(Perfect Liberty) world we are all winners when we do our best, when what we experience and learn in our challenges, makes us a better person,   

Brazil still has a chance for Bronze…. lets give these young men the support they need to get back out there and shine, win or lose.. they keep us watching.

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Congratulations to Germany for a game well played!

Today – Nederlands plays Argentina at 4 p Eastern Time.

 

                                            Namaste    –    Oyashikiri

 

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Good Morning everyone….

Brazil,blossoming piuva in Corumba,Mato Grosso do Sul

 

Now is always the time to start something “new”  – That is what the PL lesson was for me t his morning..( ahhh  Just in time. =^_^= Taking a breather, we are going to drive down into the States to explore).  Everyone needs to open the door to a new beginning and start a new day. Clears the cobwebs away.

Use today as a starting point.  Move forward towards a path that will lead you to improvement and progress.  Negativity, in our live can drain us.  Rain or shine, we need to continue and persevere to make our wishes and goals come true.

Namaste    –    Oyashikiri

Nederlands- Dunes Kijkduin,denhaag,the Hague

Love is healing

*Brazil -blossoming Piuva,CorumbamMato Grosso Do Sul – Walfrido Tomas

** Nederlands,Dunes Kijkduin,Den Haag,The Haag (Sebastian Drost)

Bom Dia.. Good Morning everyone!

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Brazil on a foggy day *

My heart and prayers go out today to the readers who are presently suffering tragedy and sorrow, to the friends who are facing challenges that required a lot of inner strength.  Those of us who today have extra energy and love to share, please, let us put our hands together in prayer and silently send Oyashikiri to our brothers and sisters out there.

The Tao – Over and over, sages  have told us that the world is but a dream, and when one wakes on a foggy morning, with mists obscuring hills and valleys, we might even agree with them.  Reality can often be phantasmagoria.  The world is a dream from which there is no escaping.

Brazil,found on dailyscreebs,cin

Tough times never last, but tough people do – Robert H. Schuller

“take a chance, take charge, take control” Robert H. Schuller

Upon awakening, decide to do something – anything – that will improve the quality of life for someone. Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

I love each and everyone of you with all my heart.  I have been so blessed to be able to share this time with you.  If you have something to do today, do it with joy and enthusiasm.

    Namaste  –    Oyashikiri 

Brazil, Lencois, Bahia

Joie de vivre

* Found on Sakurako22.tumblr.com

** found on dailyscreens.com – Brazil, views at Christ the Redeemer,Rio de Janeiro

*** Flickr – Brazil, Lencois,Bahia (Angelo nero (angel preto) by Cigh!

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