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Good day everyone!  What a beautiful day, not because of the sunshine, but because it is a brand new day. Another adventure to look forward to, more challenges to unravel and explore. Each and everyone of us is unique, we think and feel things in different ways. To live in harmony with  another, we have to first be at peace ourselves.

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To the artist when creating, we strive for balance in our presentation. We often bring inanimate objects together to present a pleasing visual to the eye. In dealing with another human being, we are working with another person with feelings, and thoughts of their own.  Immersed in our own thoughts and ideas, we often neglect to consider that the person we are working or sharing time with can also be lost in thought.  Because we all have our own unique personality and lifestyle, the response or view  of our partner,friend can be completely different from our own.  Practice acceptance of differences, learn and grow together. It is through communication, and respect that bonds grow stronger.

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When we choose to walk along a path with another, it is amazing how differently each takes in the landscape, both see different vistas even though walking side by side. What a blessing it is to share a horizon with another. There cannot be one without the other, if the head of the coin was not there, neither would the tail.  Positive/negative =1 (One)

Namaste   –  Oyashikiri

 

 

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Dank u, goedendag, good day!

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Recall the expression, “different strokes for different folks” isn’t this adorable,  It’s a little build in Holland, The Veenpark,Banger-Compascuum*

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We are all unique, in our own personal way, that is what is so wonderful about meeting and getting to know another person. I grew up in an age when we were encouraged to have pen pals. With the electronic age, snail mail seems to have gone the way of the 10 cent phone call.

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Yet, the internet now provides us with opportunities that would have been unheard of in days gone by.  The meetings can be more frequent, and more direct if not face to face, they are still person to person. Respect becomes key, we may appear to be different, we may dress, walk, talk in a different manner, but we are still connected,  We all feel, we all have needs and wants, even though our experiences/challenges differ, we came to “be” in the same way.

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Intriguing build  isn’t it.  So are the people around us.  Each person in your life, is a whole new landscape waiting to be discovered.  Accept and respect differences, strive for harmonious relationships.

Namaste      –    Oyashikiri

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** Zaanse Schans, Holland (full of traditional crafts and architecture) found on goamsterdam.about.com

*** Reflections in Alesund,Norway by waynekorea on Flickr

**** Predjame castle Norway http://www.photopix.co.nz

 

 

Good Morning Monday, lunes es gratis

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Is a day off really a day off.  When we go on vacation, flying to another destination, or for that matter, going to the cottage.  Is it really “free time”.  Always there is the preparations,the planning, the packing.  What is “free time”  what does that mean, what does it imply.  Does everything you do have to have a purpose?  If you have a back yard, as an adult how often do you, yourself use it?  I know gardeners garden, and children play but who tends the yards, cuts the grass, weeds the beds.  There is always something to do.  If it is a cottage, you have to open up the cottage, and while there,the same chores that are often performed at home in the city, or often repeated only now you are in a country setting.  Life can be busy can’t it.  Do you ever ask yourself what you are getting out of all this “busy”.  There is no easy answer, no simple solution, because we are all so unique in our thinking and how we live our lives.  This is what makes the world such a wonderful place.  Like nature, we are an assortment of trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, minerals,rocks and living organisms, etc. etc. even the weather has its moods. It can dazzle, delight,scare and frighten us, we accept that is what it is, Why is it so difficult for us to accept the differences in others.

 

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Freedom is a state of mind.  Happiness is a state of mind. Our minds belong to each and everyone of us alone.  No one can read our minds,  nor can they change our minds.  We own our thoughts, and our actions.  We can share, but we cannot change anyone but ourselves.  What is peace and tranquility to one, may not be to another. Challenges are a constant in our lives, when we see them as opportunities for growth, we are working at attaining peace in our own lives.  Peace begins within.

Prayer of Protection

The light of God surrounds us

The love of God enfold us

The power of God protects us

The presence of God watches over us

Wherever we are God is, and all is well.

 

 

 

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This photo sparked a lot of comments and not always pleasant back and forth between persons with various backgrounds arguing  about evolution, theory, science etc.  The picture itself was found on flavorchemist.livejournal.com.  LOL I did read a good many of the comments, and have to applaud each and everyone of the readers because they were really into it. EAchd held strong views, no one wanted to back down, and each was determined to make his/her point.  One picture, one issue, one statement  can illicit so many different reactions.  Applaud the differences, praise TAO  that you are blessed with a mind to focus on what is right for you, appreciate the blessings you have in your life, /Evolve spiritually on a daily basis.

Do we always have to have just one right-wrong.  In Tao, there cannot be one without the other.  There is not only one side to a coin.  We can only look OUT from with IN.

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Meditation

As long as one has 3 square feet of space

one can take a trip to paradise

You need only close your eyes

and follow your breathing to inner peace.

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Smiles and wishes you all a very  happy day!

Oyashikiri

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Express your appreciation!

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Be a Peacemaker who honour the diversity of all life.

Harmony does not require that we are all the same.

A single note played simultaneously through several different instruments does not take advantage of the beautiful music that emerges when different chords are played.

Appreciate and acknowledge the differences in others, as distinct as we may seem to be, we all share the spiritual  link of being  One with the Universe.

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Today is the 21st.  Thanksgiving , every month (in PL) one day is set aside for special service (7pm)   Say thank you out loud, express your appreciation to those around you. the act of saying thank you will make someone else feel good and you  will too =^_^=   Good Morning Everyone!

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Romans 12:18    “If it is possible,so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all”                              Blessings    …           Oyashikiri

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Nature’s natural beauty

prehnite, a stone that heals the healer, indues deep meditation,useful in visualization, and is powerful in contracting the higher selfHave you ever been enraptured by a crystal.  Mesmerized by the dancing light that is caught and redirected by the facets natural or man made.  This is a picture of Prehnite.  It is said that this mineral, heals the healer enhances precognition and inner knowing while aiding in accessing higher spiritual beings.  It has also been said that it induces deep meditation and is useful in visualization.  This mineral is on my “to see”  list next time we are visiting the museum not far from here. (note to self… mark calendar now for the Rock and Mineral show in Bancroft this summer!)

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Somewhere in your home, jewelry box, desk drawer, do you have a stone or personal amulet.  We all have different ways of thinking and feeling, some of us will readily admit to having a slight leaning towards the magic of crystals and symbols, while others will deny any interest, yet they carry around a special coin or button a souvenir or memory from another time.  For awhile I had so many boxes, drawers and displays of the many minerals I’d collected either for display or wearing it was silly.  I really had too many, yes too many, how can I say that, or why do I say that? Simple, once you have so much of something that you no longer see all the wonderful treasures you collected, and barely remember then till you actually lay eyes on them again, then in my book, you’ve passed into the realm of a collector or hoarder.  If that mineral, gemstone or object that you once desired is now just sitting gathering dust, or in  a box packed away from the light and air that it grew in, why are you still holding on to it.

Labradorite, powerful protector in the mineral kingdom, protects against negativity

Did you know that Labradorite is the most powerful protector of the mineral kingdom, creating a shielding force throughout the aura.  It strengthens natural energies from within and protects against   negativity.  If you are going to explore alternate levels of consciousness, this is the mineral to have at hand.  Have you noticed, that I am tying in the natural wonder of the earths gifts to states of mind that we seek in our daily lives or patterns that we replay over the many “cycles” we live here on earth.  I stand guilty before you of such behaviour.  It was another of my personal lessons on letting go. LOL it wasn’t easy, it started years ago, and I am still in the process today… my “collections” were so many and varied.  Each time I did “let go” and either give away to friends/family or simply pass along, I felt an amazing sense of release, and believe it or not, if I was there to see the “objects” being admired and enjoyed, I’d swear that I saw the object glow in the light of being appreciated again.  There I’ve said it.  I may have owned it, but I no longer appreciated it.  I’m talking of objects here, but dear reader, stop and think…… this is behaviour, we often without thinking,  comes out when we are dealing with family and friends.  It is not intentional, it just happens.

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Long Time friendships are a two way mirror, a gift … a blessing in our lives.  In the maturing process, I’ve realized just how precious a good friendship is.   Friends come in many shapes and sizes, at the core of a lasting friendship, is a bond of trust and love that endures the test of time.  Let’s enjoy and appreciate the personalities and differences we all have.

Life is Art   –    Oyashikiri

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Konnichiwa – Good day everyone!

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Optical illusion ,movement when there is none, solid materials given a feeling of  activity….the photographer’s composition was such that my first thought was not that they were stairs at all, but of the spiraling movement towards a destination.  A spine, a vertebra, a vortex.  What do you see?  each and everyone of us, will react to this presentation in a different way, that is what is so unique about being a human being. In our maturing process we have different experiences, the input from family, friends, co-workers all shape how we “see” the world how we react, and what we do about the challenges presented to us.

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After my initial..wow.. and I’d enjoyed the picture for the “art” that it is… my mind began to wonder what it must be like to walk up or down those stairs.  Let me tell you, my first thought… for me… would be instant vertigo.  It is one thing for me to admire the beauty of the captured moment, it is another for me to imagine being on those stairs.  That said, if I was looking at those steps from a different angle .. seeing them from my own perspective, it is very likely that I would race you up the stairs and laugh with joy when I reached the top claiming the prize of achievement!  Who can resist a bright cheerful red staircase that leads to a new adventure or sight that will boggle the mind.

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Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder …………………………Life is what we make it……………….Oyashikiri

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Love

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Love does not discriminate
Outward appearances can be different
At heart, we are ONE…
Accept and Appreciate things as they are…
… God is Love…..
Blessings – Oyashikiri

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Monday morning sunshine

Sometimes I need to  listen to something different. Why? because I want to enjoy and appreciate the vocal styling, the emotions of the singer(s) and the music that haunts and weaves a musical thread through my dreams.

We all have our own preferences when it comes to music, when I need to refresh my “tuner” I use music that soothes and takes me out of my day to day..  -photo- needle felted bear sits in your hand – made by Q

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Like music, we all have different ways of thinking and seeing the world. People have different thoughts and opinions,what ever differences you encounter today, I hope you will listen and take advantage of seeing /hearing a different perspective.

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ditch the commercial, the clip is good, did you see the movie?  It puts a smile on your face.  Happy Day everyone!

It’s Interesting Because We all See Things Differently

Everyone has a different point of view.  Let’s enjoy and appreciate the personalities and differences we all have. > PL teaching day 9

It’s interesting Because We all See Things Differently.

 Meet the door.  We have an old wooden door leading into the house, my husband has been talking of changing this door for some time now. About 2 month ago, I was painting a gourd and had left over paint.  Inspiration hit and I applied it to the door.  There wasn’t all that much, but it left this dark blob of paint on the door.  Basically I cleaned my brushes by using the door as a blank canvas, or cleaning pad.  My dear husband came in and out numerous times, never said a word.  Over the next days and weeks, I kept adding to the door, color on color, and white washing it, the more I played with the door, the more I began to like the distressed look it was getting.  Still not a word from hubby.  This is the door we use daily, it is our main mode of access in and out of the house.  He is not someone who misses anything.  So I knew he had seen the door.  Sometimes silence speaks volumes.

2013-01-18 July 8 misc 002 When I finally asked  how come he hadn’t said anything about the door, part of his reply was that he was just glad I wasn’t painting the garage door.  (Our back door is not seen from the outside, one has to enter onto the back veranda first.) =^_^=

Here is a good example of  PL teaching #9     appreciation of “differences”.  He took into consideration, my need to create and express….  The door can be repainted at any time.

I appreciate him all the  more for his understanding. The man is a gem, I am truly blessed.

Life is Art!

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