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Wordless Wednesday -almost=^_^=

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Happiness is when a group of people come together to combine their talents to bring smiles to the audience, young and old.

The Perfect Liberty Kappa-Za work tirelessly, and diligently to bring the “Way” of Perfect Liberty to everyone.

Let us also put “Makoto” (sincerity) into everything we do.  Make every second count.

Oyashikiri

finding Monday

4efef7f7e3503cced3dad81b5a0c3e65In quiet reflection today, I wanted to transport myself back to the Holy Land (Japan, headquarters)  if only one could simply snap one’s fingers and voila.. we would be standing where we wanted to be.

Wanting, wishing, does not make it so.  I am where I am, thousands of miles away, different continent, time zone and season.

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On my mind this morning, is Rev. Toyomi Hirayama, he was the minister who did the translations for me when I met with Rev. Mitsuo Michishita.  Sometimes when we are living a moment we don’t realize just how much that space in time will actually impact our everyday until months later.

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Rev. Ise Kouji who I only met during my last visit there, was so kind so thoughtful, always a big smile.Unable to speak English, he still conveyed happiness at sharing and exchanging time with the English visitor.

The minister there from Argentina, Sensi Arthuro Higashigata, it was the same, so friendly and outgoing.  We came from all over to attend the celebrations and lectures.  The actual physical time was short .. but the learning, and discovery of self, is ongoing.

sunshine and flowersFaith will shine through, even the darkest of times, Nature will go on with her infinite art forms, and in quiet meditation, I can be “home”

Pl Precept # 11  Always be with God

PL Precept #3  God appears through One’s Self.

Thank you for sharing this quiet time with me, love is pure and unconditional, when we LIVE IN PERFECT LIBERTY   PL Precept #21

Oyashikiri

 

Chop suey Friday, 9.2.16

Mika Azuchi at her shop in Japan

a Japanese pastry shop in Japan where one can always count on a tasty treat

Wa Cofffee in Osaka, Japan (see below)

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another look at the side of the building I posted yesterday…

there was a house behind it, picture will be next

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as a writer I would love to interview the house

have it tell me of its previous lives

of course it can’t be done, but the writer’s imagination

hankers for a story, a peak into the past

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today, I’m resting my eye,

one cataract gone, the other one in October

I slept off and on all day yesterday

up to eat and have my drops

otherwise, my mind was drifting

lazily through the fertile fields

of my endless dream states

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see, disco dancing @ Pacifique

Eclair in the lead

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asleep or awake

life is good.

have a good one dear friends

I think I should be able to get another 24 hours of pampering

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Wa Coffee 3-30-17 Higashikohama Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka Ccity,Osaka Japan

buillding and water scene taken in NY State

Pacifique is a private club in SL (Second Life)

Eclair is the owner and creative builder of the site

Wordless Wednesday – Japan Founder’s Day celebration

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Celebration of life in the night time sky

 

 

photographer -Kelly Nakano

PL Japan 2016

forever is now

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as I walk past you today

I hear only the cicada chirping away in the branches

the black bird has flown out o sight

but I can feel him watching

you see ALL

you have changed so much

over the years,

yet you still look as majestic

as you did three years ago

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I told you then I’d be back

it took three years, but here I am

I am changed as well

I feel like I will live with you forever

I know in my heart

that we are ONE

that forever is NOW

that tomorrow will really never come

cuz when I wake

it will be today

so just like now

this moment,

here and now

we are forever bound

PL Precept # 11  Always be with GOD

Oyashikiri

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Chop Suey Friday – Japan

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These were the doors that we went through every day.  To classes, lectures, meals, and these are the same doors that we came through for our refuge. Our time out, our time away from “activity.  We were 12 ladies in this room. yet, it is amazing that when in the room, in your own space, if you wanted to  just lie and be quiet, tend to your whatever… you had that space.  Even though many of us were in some way strangers, we co-existed with a sense of harmony that was “extra-ordinary”.  Somehow, we knew when to communicate, exchange and when to simply “be”  That is an “art” in itself.

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Every morning, many woke early to make the journey to this sacred place to pray.  Some would do it several times during the day. When we had the torch ceremony, many marched  there from the residence carrying a torch.  This was a sight to see as darkness fell, and all one could see was the torches walking in unison towards the First Founder’s Tomb (Okutsuki)  Usually I would be in the procession, this year, due to my jet lag  condition, I got there by bus, so for the first time, I saw the flames coming towards us, it was awesome to see.  The feeling of being part of such a devout ceremony was moving.

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There are no words that can fully describe the journey I was on.  Yes, my body did not like the jet lag, and had me lying low at times, but the energy and the positive interaction of everyone around me made the experience one I will never forget.  There were times where my thoughts drifted in and out of a tired overworked mind.  I did some of my most brilliant thinking during some of those “out of body” moments, too bad, the memory cells were on vacation.

PL Precept # 18  Each Moment is a Turning Point

Pl Precept # 7  Everything exists in Relativity

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my heart is filled with gratitude

for the experience

and the new friends made while in Japan

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Gratitude and Prayers

Rev. Eisuke Inagaki, a friend who looked out for me every step of the way

Rev. Mamaru Itagaki -another friend who made sure I was alright, and for his wonderful Shikiri before I left

Rev. Atsushi Tsuji – I would have been sad to have missed the time with you

Rev. Fukito Kimura – how wonderful it was to meet you once again

Rev. Ichinen Furuichi – a new friend, with a Hawaiian background, I look forward to more discoveries

Rev. Misuo Michishita who I was honored to meet with for a consultation

Rev. Toyomi Hirayama who translated for us

Rev. Maruyama Noboru and his wife Akiko – what a happy moment to discover he spoke fluent French (Paris)

Rev. Ise Kouji whose generosity will always be remembered =^_^=

Rev. Higashigata, Arturo  if only I could speak more Spanish =^_^=

-My apologies that I can not name all the wonderful people who made this visit so special – You aer all in my thoughts and prayers with much GRATITUDE

oops can’t forget Rev. Eugene who made sure I had all my meals booked.. =^_^= and recruited “sitters” to look out for me.

jet lag- Japan-Canada

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Jet lag- stuck in two realities, your body is physically in one place, but the mind,spirit and other sundries are the void somewhere between the two.  In Japan I was up in the wee hours because back home it was daytime.  Now I’m back home and I’m up in the wee hours because in Japan it is daytime.  PL Precept # 15 All is a Mirror

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I travelled miles, spent hours in the airports, wandered what seems  days from one terminal to another.  I was in a constant state of “now” yet days later, after finally touching ground and being back on familiar ground, my “now” is still in Japan.  PL Precept # 7  Everything exists in Relativity.

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Is this the answer at 2:26 in the morning, spaghetti with anchovies, garlic and olive oil. NO.  One thing that was made clear to me in Japan, was that I needed to cultivate a healthier way of eating, for me that is portion control.

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hmmm, I think its time for me to try to go back to bed and find the door to slumber land.  Or I could stay here and be silly with you.  For sanity all around, I will go try to catch some zzzzz’s.  Although my mind is turning over with thoughts on how jet lag is so much like a state of being in another world, one that is parallel to the one we are in.  If only it could be as simple as walking from one room to another, the two worlds are so similar, yet so different. they really are worlds apart.  NOW I’m embraced by both, and physically I can only be in one place at a time.

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Namaste        –         Oyashikiri

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