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today 9.21.15

08c01b70b0bb8068c6d484af260a33b8In the shade they sat, comfortable in the silence of a long valued friendship.  The years had been kind, neither had much to say that the other didn’t already know,  nothing of importance anyway.  Love of life, and shared adventures had provided each with  memories that  settled happily in their hearts.

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The same sky holds different hues on a tropical isle, where someone else sits silently alone in thought, Time has no place here, for in their heart, they share a love that transcends mortal boundaries, a love that fills the heart with gladness and joy that is beyond explanation or spoken word.

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Autumn the season of colour, cultivation,anticipation and harvest… what better time to walk with God and spend the time needed to rejuvenate and rediscover the meaning and power of unconditional love. We cannot redo the past, nor can we bear responsiblity for the next one, but we can take responsibility for now, and for how we live each coming minute of the day.  No two people are alike, yet we are ONE…. there is an invisible connection that when activated, it is a forever always moment, and everlasting.

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When our lives are deeply rooted in God/Tao, we are spiritually rich regardless of circumstances.

“I didn’t know I was waiting/lost .. till I was found.”

namaste      –      oyashikiri

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1st sign

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First sign of fall slipping into the area, and the sign of imperfection on  sun filled days,  as cataracts take form, or aging eyes begin to see less clearly.  Give thanks each day for the blessings you have had, still have and will have if you live with love in your heart, and faith at its core.

All too soon the years fade away, and friends we haven’t seen in a long time,  have found their way to  another place in time.It doesnt matter the age, it seems that today, the world around us has changed, unfortunately in some areas,it is not for the better.

The major key to understanding and acting harmoniously lies in living a life centered in makoto (sincerity)  Sincerity of mind,body and soul.  Actions can speak louder than words. It is not in what we say, but what we do, and how we do it.  Silence can speak volumes to the one who listens.

namaste     –     oyashikiri

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how many times have you said you would do something, and you haven’t………

Feelings -Thanksgiving

What comes to  mind when you think of Thanksgiving……….

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A meal shared with friends and family………..

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Is it the joy you take in gathering supplies to make colorful decorations that will please the the eye and delight the senses?  Small gifts for friends, or just to brighten your home.

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 As the color titillates our awakening senses, we are open to new adventures   Where ever we are when the leaves start to change, we feel it in the air.  Our appreciation of life is aroused and we find ourselves more open to changes, in fact, our creative juices start to bubble with ideas that want expression.

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This picture evokes the desire to explore, to walk down this sun filled path, to smell the autumn leaves as they progress through their cycle of change.  You know that the photographer who took this picture, felt the sun and heard the birds and wildlife that surround her/him. They managed to capture the moment beautifully.  If you listen closely you’ll hear the rustle of the leaves as a gentle breeze makes its way through the spectrum of fall colored foliage.

Life is to be enjoyed,  Thanksgiving is a time to express and give thanks for the bounty we receive in life, In Perfect Liberty, (PL) we give thanks each month for the many blessings in our lives.  We do so on the 21 st . of each month.  

Faith grows not only through intellectual understanding but also through actively participating in life, the PL WAY.

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PL Precept 20.

Live Maintaining Equilibrium Between Mind and matter

PL Precept 21

Live in Perfect Liberty

Namaste            –            Oyashikiri

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Bom dia, hello everyone

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Fall is in the air, the perky nip of cooler weather is there to greet me in the morning when I let the dog out. 16 degrees C, ( 45 F).  The fall has to be my favourite season of all.. I enjoy each  one of our very different seasons, but fall weather  has a special place in my heart.  Every year  around this time the leaves start to work their magic on the landscapes.  The lazy hazy days of summer disappear, there is a quicker and snappier mood to our walk.  The fall clothes come out, the warm sweaters, closed in shoes, and wonderful combinations of casual fashion.

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It is true, in the fall you are more likely able to draw me out into nature, the bugs and insects are not around, and where I would love a night in this cabin, I really feel the we would have problems taking the dogs out at night.  The next picture is of a “pond” in a secluded area of Nova Scotia, Canada where someone camps.  We have been to such locations in our travels, believe me, the exhilaration of such moments is beyond words.

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In my personal journey to become a better person, I enjoy my time away as much as my time in the city.  Life is wherever I am.  It is when we stop moving forward in our lives that we grow stagnant.   One one  personal card I had printed, read, Discover a new you…. explore active meditation…. Step outside the box.   What is active meditation, active meditation is when you live each moment of your day with Makoto (sincerity) with a focus on being a better person in all you say and do.  Like the world we live in (nature)  our moods and self expression changes. When we accept that the only constant in life is change, then we are well on our path to living with a peaceful heart.

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May your day be blessed with an abundance of happiness and joy!

Namste    – Oyashikiri

 

 

 

 

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**** fs.usda.gov  Lake Conasauga,North Georgia camping area.

 

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Internal Clock

Internal Clock

Meet the Tin Man, he is one of the garden personalities that hang round to talk and chat with visitors to our “outdoor living space” He has been around for years, if you are willing to listen, he will regale you of many of his life changing experiences.

My personal internal clock tells me it is time for Mr. Tin Man and his other seasonal friends to come in for awhile. Days are getting shorter, nights longer, Taste buds are asking for more “warm comforting, nesting” nourishment. I don’t crave the rich energizing broth of ox tail soup till my body starts to feel the daytime chill in the air.
Then it is time for a visit to the market for freshly pulled carrots,I love the new darker ones that when you slice them open there is a bright orange center to them. YUM, the sharpness of the northern home grown garlic, the many varieties of onions, and of course the multitude of different squashes are now ripe for the taking.
The roasting pan has been getting used, I’ve had it out several times this week. Where the last many months, we’ve seldom had meaty meals, I’ve now added small pieces of either pork, chicken ( dark meat), or beef not only for the flavour but for the nutrition they offer.
Yes dear reader, the internal clock has kicked in, nesting is occurring.
I’m wanting the smell of baked bread, home made soup simmering on the stove, and my constant glass of water, has gone from iced, to hot from the tap.
Sandals are being put away, the winter footwear is being examined (no I didn’t do it when spring arrived, I was too busy and excited about the baby buds, and beckoning skies) There are two more bags of clothing/shoes etc. to be recycled. Ever notice that what you liked and felt good in last fall, just doesn’t cut it this year. =^_^= LOL its all part of that darn “internal clock”
The shift in colours and materials being used for my artist expressions have also changed. The changes don’t happen overnight, they just happen. When you realize that your “internal clock” has been activated and acted on.. then you “know” you’ve entered the “new” season.

Our “Internal clock” and “inner voice” work together as ONE to GUIDE us on a DAILY basis, often we simply don’t hear or get the total drift of what is being said until we are well into the “new phase” of or life

In the rearranging, storing and sorting, I have rediscovered another “teacher”…  delighted to have reconnected, I will be bringing “Woody” in to church to meet you, one Sunday in November.  Woody is looking forward to sharing with you.

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Once you are in sync with your “internal clock” and you make up your mind and accept that it’s a new season… be enthusiastic, jump on board “with the program”, after all, veux,veux pas,  (want or not want), soon it will be winter.  Have your winter coat ready, your woolies (if you wear them) make sure your boots will keep you dry and warm………………………….and SMILE…

Embrace winter, you can’t change it, and it has a lot to offer.  Stay tuned.

Toasty warm Blessings, now and always.

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Yup, Fall is here

Yup, Yup,, Fall is coming

leaves are falling some trees will soon be bare
it is cooler outside, but still the sun shines bright.
I love being outside, anytime,  any where.
as long as I have you dear friend in sight.

have I told you lately, how I love having you in my life
gosh, I should tell you every day
why, because not a day goes by
not one single day, where I’m not touched by your love
and enthusiastic acceptance of me, in your life.
Human that I am, self absorbed I get.
patiently you wait, you sit, lie or just rest
always by my side, I feel you there, and know
I always know, with you in my life. I’m never alone.

>>Only goodness and kindness follow me all the days of my life…I will not fear, for you are always close beside me……
my strength renewed, you guide me along the right path….
Like a tree, I stand strong and proud, arms reaching up into the heavens….alleluia, alleluia

The Joy of Expression is in the Process!

Blessings .. always and forever…

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