11th of the month, Ancestor Day
We are who we are. No amount of cosmetic surgery, make up or fashion styles we make will change who we are, or where we came from. What does change is the way we use the skills and God given talents we have (understanding of life). This is an old Japanese print that I found, and thought it was a very appropriate visual for today’s greeting.
The clever and subtle messages of the artist are wonderful. I see so many possibilities of interpretation. He/she has captured the happiness of the cat being worked on, the little claws are out as it kneads its contentment into the carpet. How one feels when enjoying a wonderful relaxing massage. =^_^= the look of face on the “giver” is focused and mindful of what it is doing. The signer stamp of the artist is an artistic sign of the TAO.. Yin/Yang. Male/Female, Active/Passive and this is what the picture is a balance . Harmony of two energies. TAO – complete ONEness in the moment.
You are here today, thanks to your ancestors. Their actions, lives were instrumental in your being here at this very moment. On the 11th of every month, through ceremony, we express our gratitude for the love and virtues of our ancestors and ask for their protection and guidance so we can continue to live the PL WAY. (Perfect Liberty) Service is at 10 a.m. today.. Life is Art ( PL Precept #1 )
Happy Tuesday to you all………. May the sun shine its warmth on you today &, bless your night with the happy twinkling of the brilliant stars that dress the moonlit night. Oyashikiri