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Intuition & Appreciation

Intuition & Appreciation

Over the many years of my existence I’ve learned to follow my intuition, if a thought pops up into my head, I do my best to act on it. Usually I discover, that there was a reason for my actions.
I had planned today to be out with a friend, however, it didn’t happen, so I found myself with “free” time. We have been away for several days, days that were busy, fun and full of activity. Ah HA! time to regroup and just chill.
Having decided that was what I was going to do and feeling very content with that decision, I was rather surprised to hear myself suggest to hubby that I go along with him to the extreme west end of the city.
Believe me when I offered to tag along, I had not idea why I wanted to get back in the car to drive and shop some more, There are two shops in that end of town that I have gift certificates for, but I was not pumped to shop.  My attitude was one of “I’ll just explore”
At the first shop, I found the perfect gift for friends that I will be seeing in a couple of weeks. Wow, I thought, this is great, must be why I wanted to be here.  The next shop just blew me out of the water. The bookshelves were full of books on one of my favourite topics. Philosophy and Theology. My head was spinning as I tried to select only a few of the books and not gather them all and dump them in my basket.  I found two wonderful dictionaries, Pocket Oxford Chinese dictionary, so new I could still smell the pages, it will go with my Oxford Advanced Learner’s English-Chinese dictionary, and the Oxford School French Dictionary, both mint.
ahhh heaven!
Oh, and a brand new copy of The Tao of Willie (A guide to Happiness in your heart, by Willie Nelson). There are many more, but I will share them with you over time, this is a blog after all and not a novel.
Since I’m recently back from Japan, I may start with Religion and Social Crisis in Japan (Understanding Japanese Society through the Aum Affair).. hmmm not light reading.  BUT, I allowed my intuition to guide me in my choices. When I look at the variety in my choices I’m happy happy happy..

When you pray on a regular basis,you become more and more comfortable with you “intuition”, in prayer we learn to realize that as humans we do not live solely by our own power, We “are” thanks to the “grace of God”

For this I give thanks, and have a true appreciation for things as they are. I accept what comes my way, with ‘age” I am learning that accepting isn’t always a walk in the park.. and if I don’t know at the time, I will eventually know, what the Universe has intended for me.

When you let go and listen to  your intuition -you will be blessed, treasure the fleeting “connection with a higher power”,  your inner smile deepens to and fills you with Joy.  multiple BLESSINGS are being sent your way filled with love and appreciation, 

photo-a virtual scene from SL -by Q

nonsense you say

All day my mind has been chattering – Buddha, Lao Tzu, Confucius, over and over like a mantra in my head. ” Confucianism, a system of philosophical and ethical teachings founded by the Chinese philosopher Confucius.” (concise Oxford Dictionary) hmmm is this what I should be reading or thinking of in the wee hours when in fact I should be going to bed.  Of course I realize that other “writers” who muse or spend hours in their  “inside chambers” have to contend with such mind babble, but why does it always have to be when one is trying to sleep.  Obviously says little inner  voice, “if you were paying attention, mind wouldn’t need to keep rambling”..

Maybe a toasted tomato sandwich on multi-grain bread is the answer, a search of the kitchen counter shows me that there is no bread, only pita, not quiet the same to the taste buds.  Trust me. Pita and humus, pita and cheese,  pita and taboule but not to replace a toasted tomato sandwich, not tonight anyway.  Even the dog has given up and gone back to bed.

In taking down the dictionary, I came across a little hard cover book on Kuan Yin by Daniela Schenker  accessing the Power of the Divine Feminine , I found this book in one of my wanderings in a book store. It has lovely watercolor images of Kuan Yin accompanied by inspirational contemplations.  I am a Taoist who lives with Perfect Liberty (the teachings of) every day, and had not realized that there was a book about living with Kuan Yin (she is my spiritual guide)  Yet, this book has been here now for some time (maybe years) and I have not really looked at it much, I’ve enjoyed the pictures though.  Would I part with the book – NO – I like having it near, I find that I can pick it up at anytime, read a few lines and feel a connection.

As a student of life, especially Asian traditions, I look back at history, and want to help the practice of  “worship” regain a foothold in modern life.  So often we take for granted the wonders of this world,  Our focus seems to be on the negatives that are happening around us.  Yes it rained off and on all day, but do you see the joy in the fresh young shoots of green that are lifting their little faces to drink in the nourishment falling from the skies.   Do you recall the splashing of little feet in the puddles when you were younger, and the fun of trying to catch the rain drops?

I’ll be going to Japan soon.  My first time ever to leave the North American continent.  I will go for Rensei training.  PL’s spiritual training in the Holy Land Japan.  In 2014  the training will be in the Brazil.  Sensei will be there this year to lead the North American delegates, so I will go to Japan.  I speak neither Japanese or Portuguese so no matter, it will be a totally awesome experience.   hmmm maybe that is why my mind is chattering, I’m excited. ahhhh another light bulb moment.  sigh, now I can turn it off and perhaps get some sleep =^_^=

PL teaching for this day ( 9th)  It’s Interesting Because we all See Things Differently.    Everyone has a different point of view.  Let’s enjoy and appreciate the personalities and the differences we all have.

Thanks for spending some time with me. =^_^=

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