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Mess of blues

Forgive me, I have had this song on my mind for days.. DJ Phoenix from Nova Scotia played it during his set, and it stuck.

If Blues isn’t your thing I understand if you pass this post on by. =^_^= I am indulging my need to “feel” the music that “speaks” to me.

All this because I got to hear Mess O’ Blues again tonight, in fact twice.  It was like going back for that second piece of fresh baked pumpkin pie with lots of whipped cream.

Tomorrow it could be country blues, or no music at all.  the beauty of enjoying every minute of the day, is that tomorrow will be brand new.  I will wake up eager to see what the Universe will introduce my way.

Music can unlock the doors into chambers of yesterday, or through portals into a totally new dimension of thought.

We move off the treadmill into energies and adventures that will expand our horizons.

Oyashikiri

DJ Phoenix ( Phoenix Enigma) can be found InworldZ

http://www.inworldz.com      @ club local colors  http://places.inworldz.com/RedNeck%20Riviera/187/150/22

unseen doorways

I remember showing you these pictures some time ago.  They are vehicles to open spiritual doorways to our inner consciousness.  Each one has it’s very own tone, and sound vibration.

You can visit this location to hear some of the songs that a singing bowl or lid will make.

Tibetan singing bowl meditation

Usually on Thursdays, I join in, on Thursday Doors, today, I wanted to introduce you to another doorway, and encourage you, should the interest be there, to explore the possibilities offered by this wonderful world of sound.

PL Precept #12   Everything has a way according to its name

PL Precept # 7   Everything exists in Relativity

Sometimes in life, we have to stop.. close our eyes and listen.  Words can mean so many things, and how they are read, and who reads them, makes a world of difference.

When we close our eyes and listen only to the sounds… our breathing slows down, our mind begins to follow the sound,  we travel to a place deep within, a place that connects to GOD.

Oyashikiri

video clips, YouTube

you are invited to join me

 

 

I am having a special party, and YOU are invited..I will be off on my broom

on the actual day of the new moon

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I’ve been planning the menu for weeks

ohhhh it will be a special feast

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long forgotten friends have been sought out

so you will not need to fret

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help will be on hand

to welcome you  in

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walk up to the front door

don’t be shy, come right on in

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I did do my best to get to all the rooms

but, perhaps, you shouldn’t wander too far

from the main rooms

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yes on second thought

youy may want to refrain from opening closed doors

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feel free to use the spa

should you need a quick fix

oct-26_005dinner will be served around six

I’ll do my best to sit with you

although it could get complex

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I might need some time to dress

oct-26_013ignore the baby should he scream

after all, this is only a dream

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see you on my return…. have fun, enjoy everyday!

virtual photos, SL 2013 taken by Q

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

golden-chalice-flower-5sGreetings to you on this lovely sunny day.  The weather has turned a little cooler than it was last week, but I love the hint of zest, that little tang or crispness that has filtered in pinging our hardwood trees with a flirtatious  kiss that starts the leaves blushing and in some case, turning crimson red.

Driving down the highway towards Orleans (Ontario) I was totally smitten by the wide sweeping colours that waved to me as I passed by.  The sun was beaming down and all around me… there was pure happiness in the air.

orange-firecracker-vine-flower-1sThe flowers here are Oli’s from Australia, they too are enjoying this time of year.  No matter where we are on this planet.. what is that old expression… it is always after 5 pm somewhere, if not where we are.  The sun works its magic wherever it is.

So do we….. PL Precept #8, live as the sun.

Music is a venue that brings friends together.  tonight I will celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness at a party, the DJ always plans his events to challenge us in our knowledge of music from the past many years. His eclectic style and library of tunes, means he is “really does ‘ challenge us.. who can name this tune, what date did this come out..etc. (DJ Nick from Michigan)   He will be followed by a DJ from Oklahoma  (Bluelou McGrady) who with his brand of Blues will have us moving and groovin’ unable to sit still for longer than a minute, no matter our best intentions.

When we share our talents, and give freely of our time to inspire and great good times for others, happiness and friendships blossom and bloom.

The venues for these events, the first one is at Pacifique owned by the lovely Eclair Martinek, and the second event is at a down home southern bar/club  Rocking the Blues complete with swamps and alligators owned by Miss Kira Wyldfire, please note, all names have been changed to protect the innocent. =^_^=

These ladies practice living their lives, walking the path of true friendships and welcoming hearts, this is reflected in the people that work with them and the audiences they attract.

pink-begonia-flowers-1sWe all come from different backgrounds, worlds,  places, our histories are different,  our lifestyles could be miles apart, but what we all have in common, is the desire to be happy, and to live peaceful and joy filled lives.  We love our friends, and we cherish those who have stood by our side through thick and thin.

This is Canadian Thanksgiving, the American one is in late November, and the Church of Perfect Liberty, we celebrate Thanksgiving every month, on the 21st.  We focus on gratitude, appreciation and give thanks, for all that we are, and will be and for those we love and appreciate, past and present.

PL Precept # 10   Love yourself and Others

PL Precept #20   Live Maintaining Equilibrium between mind and matter

Love is forever, it really is…

Share a smile today…

Oyashikiri

photos, Oli in Australia

Clubs, Pacifique ,SL,Second Life , Rocking the Blues, Inworldz and the Blues Loft, Inworldz

and then….

 

 

 

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share a smile and hug today…

let the love in your heart shine through

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Monday’s discovery

Early mornings find me quietly enjoying the creativity and thoughts of my fellow bloggers. anticipating my first cuppa ice-cold coffee, when Marga Demmers’ blog opens up..   The Photographer Smiled   It was a fun read, and got me thinking about where I put my singing lids.  You have all heard of singing bowls, yes?

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Singing bowls (also known as Tibetan Singing Bowls, rin gongs, Himalayan bowls or suzu gongs) are a type of bell, specifically classified as a standing bell. Rather than hanging inverted or attached to a handle, singing bowls sit with the bottom surface resting, and the rim vibrates to produce sound characterized by a fundamental frequency (first harmonic) and usually two audible harmonic overtones (second and third harmonic).[citation needed]

Singing bowls are used worldwide for meditation, music, relaxation, and personal well-being. Singing bowls were historically made throughout Asia, especially Nepal, China and Japan. They are closely related to decorative bells made along the Silk Road from the Near East to Western Asia. Today they are made in Nepal, India, Japan, China and Korea.   – source Wikipedia

You can read more about the bowls on Wikipedia, I have a small collection, I love the sound produced in the older, (antique) bowls, they produce a harmonic overtone that resonates with me.  The complex harmonic frequencies simply “speak” volumes to me.  Each voice is unique. The hand-made bowls are my preference.

Modern bowls today, are manufactured.  However, if you search you can still find newer ones that have been made in the traditional way.  I admit to being a bit of a snob when it came to the bowls.. I went out of my way to search out and find just the “right” ones (for me and my uses)

I used them in my personal meditation and prayers, and with students and “clients”  To this day, the sound of a bowl will ring out in the day or night-time atmosphere, as I allow myself to drift with the vibration and sound.  The longer the bowl sings, the deeper the journey.

The bowls will sing if you run your wooden instrument along its sides, caressing it with a gently rhythm, or you can gently tap it with the leather or covered end of your mallet.. (personal preferences are many)

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Rin gong at Kiyomizu-dera Kyoto

work by Michael Maggs click for more info

Those of us who enjoy and use the singing bowls, are passionate about them, and many will often give performances or demonstrations of just how melodic and  mind satisfying the voices are.  I play only for my own enjoyment and purposes.. however, many practice and use the bowl to play for large audiences.

Having a fondness for the bowls, you know that as I travelled and made my way around “treasure” shops, I looked for bowls that had been cast off, or simply given away, the previous owner thinking them merely decorative. while on such a hunt I happened to be in the aisle where they had on display pots, pans, lids and other household items.  We had a pot that needed a cover.. so I was idly picking up different lids when I was jarred to attention, when this one lid sang to me.  What… it was ugly, heavy and battered looking.. to be sure, I found myself a wooden stirring stick, and tentatively gave it a tap… WOW….  zing went the strings of my heart.

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Love can happen when you least expect it to.  It is just something that happens, we can go out and search all we like, but it is when we are ready, and open to the experience that we become naturally receptive to the  calling, “voice” of another.

LOL all this to say…   thanks to Marga, I dug out my lids ( I later found the one on the right, at home, waiting for me to see it just wasn’t a lid)

Love beckons from strange places, and when you least expect it.  Isn’t Love Grand!!!!

HAPPY MONDAY EVERYONE

Namaste     –      Oyashikiri

Texas, the Narrows

Austing,Texas the Narrows

There is something about this picture that draws my eye I want to be there

True I’m not a swimmer I don’t usually seek out water, but there is something here

that makes me want to be sitting there in the sunlight, basking in the sun

minus the people there, I think I would like to be there one my  own

I imagine that there would be a quiet, and a serenity, with perhaps the sounds of wild life

coming in from above.  Maybe people off in the distance, but not right there.

It is not always easy these days to find places that exude quiet, tranquility.

You’ve hard or read that David Bowie passed away, after a somewhat lengthy battle with cancer.

One of his songs that made the biggest impression on me was Space Oddity, it came out in the late 60’s but I didn’t really know it till much later.  When I did hear it, it stuck with me.

David’s Space Oddity  I hope you are able to click on this link and hear the song.   the other song  he did was China Girl, which he wrote in France.  David sings China Girl  I was young enough to day dream about what the song meant to him in his life.

I’ve never been to Texas.  After seeing this picture of the Narrows,  near or in Austin area, I think I’d like to explore more. That is what life is all about isn’t it.  Travelling through life, enjoying the different adventures and challenges that come our way.

At a function this evening I met up with a friend who told me she was going to call it quits, “really!” I exclaimed, “you just partnered!!” ” after a silence, she replied “yes but I have only seen him for about half an hour in so many days.” “but, isn’t it about the quality of your time?” “No, if I’m going to be on my own, I can do that by myself”

Sound familiar?   I don’t see life that way, I feel that when we have friends, we enjoy them to the fullest whether they are with us or not.  It is not for their physical presence that we care about them, it is for the person they are.  Each and every person in your life is a gift. I myself am responsible for my happiness.  If I am not happy it is my choice, it is not someone else’s fault, it is my own.

What do you think?

 

PL Precept # 6   Efface your self-conceptions

Pl Precept # 7 Everything exists in Relativity

When you meet someone who truly touches your heart,there is never any question or doubt that the love is forever. Your paths can part, you can be miles apart, but that person will always be in your heart. True love is unconditional and it is forever.

Namaste       –       Oyashikiri

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When we love

when we are happy

there is nothing

that is impossible

Q

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