Bom dia… happy Tuesday…
please take a moment and share a smile with me.. Luc Langevin mystifies Ricardo
Like magic, life is art.
We are in de Efteling, Nederlands, following the whimsical adventure of the little elf in me who wants simply to stroll and play under the mushrooms on this snowy day.
Oh Mr Dragon, how are you?
what is that you say
Oh, you want a sunny day,
your roar I know, will make it so
if only I could roar like you
may I come in to play
I’m looking for a valentine
would you be mine?
I’ll close my eyes and make a wish
I wish, I wish, with all my might
that I’ll find my valentine
oh my , Mr. dragon has come to call
maybe you are my valentine
To all my wonderful friends who share this space with me
enjoy this hearts and flowers day
I am truly blessed in every way
When I see you’ve come to visit and stay
you give me joy and bring synchronicity
you really are MY valentine
namaste – Oyashikiri
De Efteling Theme park … http://www.efteling.com
The Anton Pieck Museum, the Achterstraat, Hattem,Nederlands http://www.antonpieckmus
Sprookjes van de Effteling/Fairy Tales of the Efteling 2008 PB ed.
Good Morning everyone... how are you doing on this wonderful Thursday in April, here we are April the 10th. Just the other day we were celebrating the 1st of the month, the Day of peace, and tomorrow is Ancestor’s Day the 11th. It is said, when time goes by quickly, we are enjoying life. Oui,yes, life is good. there is a lot going on and everyday brings new challenges, new beginnings. Soon, very soon, outside I will see the first buds begin to sprout on the cherry tree.
We understand that we will have to wait for the sun to work its magic and for the tree to find its own time and cycle for it to blossom and bring forth the beauty of its spring foliage. Why is it that we show such impatience in how other areas of our lives develop? How often have I heard someone say,” I understand” when I’ve tried to explain something I’m feeling. And, I can tell, from their actions, that really, my explanation was not understood at all. Vice verso, when I have said, “I understand” and I think I did, but did I really. Emotions are hard to pin down, they are often very abstract. We can’t predict, we can’t say at 6 pm this evening it will rain on Montcalm Street in Hull down through the village of Cantley ending at the bridge. We have forecasts that give us predictions, we listen, take it in, and then move on. Not so easy to do with our every day comings and goings! We try…. some succeed better than others .Often it has to be wondered if we even apply the same reasoning.(thought process)
Today I ask blessings of everyone in times of trouble. Comfort for those who are facing a loss. Calm for those passing their days without work during times of financial stress, Healing for those who are suffering pain and illness. Encouragement for those who are finding it difficult to believe in the future. Uphold those who are being tempted in any way today to turn their backs on life. In all these ways and more, I ask your Blessings, for we are ONE with Nature and the Universe, now forever and always………………… Oyashikiri
Ancestor’s Day service is at 10 a.m. (PL Church)
btw. Just in reading the above prayer, you have added and given strength to the Blessing… thank you. =^_^=
pictures >Pinterest, bottom one is by Kenji2006 and was originally on Flickr
But…… When you suddenly have an Ahhh moment, when your gut feeling is so loud you can’t ignore it,( it is always a surprise that so many of us do just that). We push the thought, or emotion back into the safe area of our ‘brain”. Trying hard to wish it away. If we have lived long enough to build walls around our “hearts” we go into protective mode.
This picture I use as an example ….. the moment can be beautiful, fresh and alive, but we see only the stairs that we will have to climb to truly enjoy the moment/view. Past memories float to the frontal section of our brain. We flounder, we hesitate, and lose our way. The lessons that happen in life, usually keep recurring, there is a reason for that. Each time the Universe puts the challenge on our path, we make wrong choices. If the challenge appears, it is because there is still something to be learned. We still have yet to really learn the lesson.
Our lives our shaped by the way we express ourselves each and everyday. If we go through life not paying attention, living half heartedly, ignoring our intuition, we cloud our vision with illusions. We are missing opportunities to live to our fullest potential. It is important to find one’s own happiness, but it is also wrong to live selfishly so only you are happy. Looking beyond our “selves” towards our friend/partner’s happiness, builds a stronger and healthier relationship. It is a very difficult lesson. One we need to master to achieve world peace.
…. God, help me choose the path that is right for me… Help me understand there is no wrong or right. Help me learn to detach with love . I will surrender to the good of the moment, and get through the discomfort. One step at a time. I will practice acceptance, and believe and trust the magic that acceptance will bring into my life. Oyashikiri
picture is Butchart Gardens in Victoria, BC. Canada