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what was, now is

Sometimes we open a door, and we are hit with an unexpected view.  One we had no control over, but we’re now faced with the “What the ?!?!?!”

The camera of course was the first thought, take pictures, details, catch it before it is touched or anyone comes.   Then talk to the workers, who are pretending not to be aware of your actions.

Keep calm, ask for an explanation.  PL Precept #4 Being annoyed limits your expression.

Listen with intent.  Pay careful attention to what is said.  Appreciate, and remember to say Thank YOU.

Then return to your office, make notes, and then  # 1. call the city,   #2 call the owner of the property who the workers are working with.  Being polite, and asking for answers and suggestions to the problem will usually inspire others to be helpful.

PL Precept #5  One’s self is lost by being emotional

Sincerity, faith and trust … are important ingredients to a life that is “balanced”

I’m not saying it is always easy, but they become part of your daily responses to opportunities when they are practiced on a regular basis.

Blessings of the day to each and everyone of you.  May much happiness shine on you day from morning to night.

Oyashikiri

be thankful

remember there are always two sides

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Did you have to look twice.  Photographer Seth Casteel is the photographer that captured these wonderful pctures of dogs underwater.  In combination with the under water currents, mixed with his skills using his high speed camera, he was able to transform our darling little love cuddles, into aquatic  fur hounds.

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There is something mesmerizing about the pictures.. I look at them and see the happy smiles.. of the dogs in action, their anticipation of the catch.  Dogs do love having fun, and many of them love the fetch and catch played with their owners.  What we don’t see is the owners, their human getting them revved up and then  tossing the ball into the water so they’ll dive in to retrieve it.  Our first Porti was like that.. she loved the water and she loved to fetch.. she would egg you on all day, there was no tiring her out if there was water nearby, or a ball.

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The photographer, Seth Casteel is on Facebook .. the article I found on his work was back in 2012.. so I can’t be sure if it is still up, nor was I able to get a web addy.  But my hat is off to this artist… his creativity and patience to go underwater and get these pictures.. well… I say… bravo and thank you.

In life, we have to grab the moment, seize the day so to speak…. we only go around once, we only get to live the day once… and no two days are ever alike.. the endless possibilities.. are beyond categorizing. A friend I met up with, was very upset and angry at himself.. he had let someone else ruin his “day”  As humans we think too much, we want to dissect and rethink everything.  Eventually he got past it.. it wasn’t a mistake, because he learned from his experience.

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I learned something too.  I learned that guys hurt just as much as we do when they are wronged,  It is not that I didn’t know that.. but.. it wasn’t top of mind.  it is not only guys who can be the person doing wrong, so can the woman  Being a woman, I hear all about  how so and so, was this and that…. or how the marriage ended because…. and usually for me it was always the man’s fault.

There is no such thing as someone else’s fault.  WE make our choices, and we are responsible for our own actions and decisions.  No matter what the story is.. there is always another version.  Somewhere in between lies the truth.. and even then.. it depends on the telling.

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When our dog pals, are with us.. they are happy just sharing time with us.. when we want to play they are over joyed..  “come on, Fetch” and the sight of a ball whizzing past them is irresistable, they are off and running.  they don’t cogitate on what does he want me to do.. they see the ball, hear the words and they are gone.. propelled by the moment, and the thrill of sharing that moment with their “human/partner”

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Sharing time with another person,can be so rewarding, it all begins with respecting the other person’s unique individuality, and sincerely wanting to be with them.  If honesty of intention is not at the core of the friendship, then it is doomed from the start.

Love is life.

Let love touch your heart today.

Namaste     –     Oyashikiri

http://www.sethcasteel.com/#!/home

he has books, calendars and is working on another book to be out in 2016

Transformation –

As an artist I really believe in expression, self-expression, and how it affects our lives, in what we do and say. This clip from youtube.com arrived in my mail this morning, and I really thought …. wow… I’d like to share this.  The artist Glen Keane explains how his Christian beliefs influenced his animation of the Beast’s transformation in the movie, Beauty and the Beast.

There isn’t a day that goes by where we don’t evolve and change. Sometimes the changes are subtle, and other times they are over powering and we feel the experience down to the tips of our toes. For me I long for quiet, caring love that is beautiful and serene. Gentle expressions to and from friends and actually anyone that I meet or come across in my day.  Honesty,and purity of heart.

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Sometimes, I feel like I’m on the inside looking out… and other times, I’m walking in the rain, or through the sunshine, with the love of God all around me, rushing through my blood stream, I’m alive with the wonder of it all. Powerful.

Then there are the days when I can barely motivate myself to get washed up and changed into -hello world- clothes.  The sun can be shining, and God with me still, but, I know I have to chill… I personally have to take a day off.. to do whatever comes my way, but not having to decide one way or another.

This is all part and parcel of everyday living, moving from one day to another. We all every single one of us, has these moments.

The journey of spiritual transformation is man-made, yup.. choices we make, chart our journey, step by step, minute by minute.

The creativity of man with Nature

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I don’t think I’ll ever tire of sharing with you the ingenuity of the people in India  who worked with nature to solve a problem they were having.  Transformation ..  following text was taken from Pinterest by techeblog.com

In the wettest place on Earth, the village of Mawsynram in Meghalaya, India are some of the most fascinating bridges you’ll ever see. These “living bridges” are formed by locals who have trained the roots of rubber trees to grow into natural bridges. They are sturdy enough to far outlast man-made wooden structure bridges. Because of the relentless rain in Meghalaya’s jungles, wooden structures would rot away. These root bridges are self-strengthening, becoming more sturdy

Namaste     –     Oyashikiri

Happy Thursday Everyone!

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Welcome another day!  I overheard a conversation the other day, noooo  I was not eavesdropping I was happily shopping but aware of my surroundings, two women were in conversation right  next to me, hard not to hear.  One woman was complaining of the heat (it was hot, in the 90’s) the other one listened, but as soon as the first stopped talking, went right into what a mess her life was in.  This was a conversation that they both have had before because the other woman then jumped right in with her list of complaints too. Both agreeing that nothing ever changes..  I tried moving away to another rack, but they were also shopping and seemed to moved near me again, still with the same dialogue.

These women were strangers to me, and I’m sure that it was great to be able to have a friend to unload to, however, they were sad and disappointed with their current situations when the conversation began, and it seemed that it would go on being so …. I briefly closed my eyes and offered up a thank you to the heavens for the blessings in my life.  I love life with all the joys and challenges it brings. That’s me, being who I am, I wish everyone  was as happy as I am, in PL (Perfect Liberty)  we strive to live ….. Precept #1 – Life is Art  in all we do.  Precept #10 – Love YOURSELF and  OTHERS.

itstained glass windowsThe  PL lesson of yesterday was  to set higher goals and work to improve ourselves.   Today’s lesson, is to always express our true selves with honesty and integrity.

Why start the day with a meditation, thought, prayer ………………….because it helps set the tone for the day, YOUR day.  Life is not always a ball of laughs, and we are not always happy with the cards we were dealt.  However,  reality is…… perception…… and only YOU have the ability to change that perception.  No one else can do it for you.

Focus on your true feelings, and express yourself with makoto (sincerity) and honesty.  Then listen to what you’ve said, and to what you are feeling.

Once you’e made up your mind, move forward without hesitation.  Believe in your”SELF”.

Namaste      –    Oyashikiri

lunes – Good morning everyone!!!

21991b3fd2120cb830e4954adb4acfe9Are you ready for the start of another week?    My wonderful friend Mollie ( co-minister at the Baptist church in a community near here), has been  happily posting in a shared file we have .. I’ve been so “busy” researching and “working” away at my desk, that I see she is being busy, I get a notice that she has posted, but I don’t often get to see what she has been adding.     Hmmm sound familiar.  Reminds me of the expression, about being so close to the trees, that often we don’t see the forest itself.  Or .. is it the other way around, we are so far in the forest we  no longer see the forest,or is it the trees.  OH my, maybe I’m not  fully awake yet……. smiles. …. Thanks Mollie for the above saying, with the cute picture.

Today’s PL lesson is about being making time to express our true selves.  To express ourselves with honesty and integrity  If we ask for help, we do so with sincerity in both words and actions.  The #1 Principle in PL is – I will live paying careful attention, putting Makoto (sincerity) into all I say and do.

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Trust that you will receive all you need to get through today, then believe it will be the same for tomorrow.  Focus on your feelings, express them honestly, there is an inner joy when we express ourselves with makoto (sincerity)  The surest way to be blessed is to appreciate all the blessings  in our lives, and to give thanks for them.  Appreciate life, renew your connection with God/Tao every day, share your smile with others today.  Your day will be blessed.    … Smile…..    Oyashikiri

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Nederlands, over the north sea

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Peace on Earth

6130ac647fb27744634b1f2f5ef73485Simplicity………. the serenity and calm the photographer of this picture was able to capture , look at how the composition leads us over the water, into a covered  shelter, then out again up into the pristine mountains. This morning I imagined the freshness of the air, the cool cleansing water on my feet as I start into the water.  Look how clear the water is, it is so pristine.  As the light and shadows play across the face of the water, the patterns change and create the sensation of motion and movement over the stillness. Light and shadows have been used to add depth and character to the “still” picture.

Love is like this moment, as humans we often see only the surface, and not the total complete and complex intricacies/features that come together to bring the emotion of love into our lives.  Love is about opening our eyes and hearts to the uniqueness in all around us, not just wanting what we know.

Today’s world is overflowing with problems, troubles, strife, and unrest.  let’s pray for more understanding of differences, and for the happiness and health of others whether we know them or not.  Love is such a powerful emotion/feeling.  Pure love does not discriminate, it initiates.  Love is not about the flesh it is about the state of being human, and very spiritual.

7c765a71b222d384dd91ba11079b38e6Believe – walk in faith – you are never on your own 

Love is about trust – trust is rooted in honesty – honesty  grows from Love.  allow love to show in your world today, share a  smile, extend a hand, reach out……  bear hugs you can’t go wrong when you share a HUG …. have a good day everyone!    Oyashikiri

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