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time was

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Time was when we met people face to face, spent time engaging in conversation, and learning about one and another. We exchanged information, experimented with little bits of information here and there, that gave us an idea of how similar or how different we were from one another.

Some acquaintances became fast friends, and others, drifted in and out, never really rooting in a place close by. Like a carefully planned out garden, we build friendships on personalities that compliment our own. Some bolster our insecurities, others are  comfortable, and nurturing, time spent with them is rewarding no matter what you decide to do.

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Other times, we miss out on a new opportunity because we have only focused on the familiar and not ben receptive to a new encounter.  With the age of social media, the internet has changed how we gather and tend to our friends.  Some friends, we have never met in person, we may share time with them, and exchange views and ideas, but we have never looked into their eyes, or known their touch.

2014-05-03 2014-05-03 001 015I admired this trunk when I came upon it on a walk.  How many little critters worked to create this fascinating design, I’ll never know.  But it was through their collective energies, likely at different times, and stages in the tree’s life..   I was enchanted by a piece of history.

When I think of what is happening in the world today, I wonder how someone somewhere in time and space, will look at how we (human race) spent our time while on this earth. Will we have squandered the wonderful possibilities we have had placed before us. Will we build on our intelligence and creativity, or allow negative forces to stunt and cripple the beauty and transformation of love and friendship.

Now more than ever, we should all be united, in a common goal….World Peace.

PL Precept # 11  Always be with God

PL Precept 7   Everything Exists in Relativity

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voici le moment

au fond de moi, j’en suis certaine

at this moment

I am certain

from deep within

my spirits stirs

I feel the warmth

of recognition

the comfort of knowing

a new day has begun

somewhere near

the sun is bright

even tho’

I am here in the night

God is everywhere

day and night

we are ONE

Oyashikiri

so it was, past & present

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So it was, there before me, in its majestic glory, the ocean.  It was later in the day than we expected to arrive, but here we were.  Other cars were parked along the road, people with their camera poised for that perfect picture.  For me, it was the moment itself that was perfect.  Taking in a deep breath, the rest of the world around me disappeared.  In a second one can live and relive a lifetime.  No  matter how often such moments occur in my life, I am always amazed that such serenity and peace can wash over me, filling me with a gratitude and appreciation that no words can fully express, the blessing is to live that moment to the fullest.

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The camera can capture the landscape, and perhaps a “mood”… but that moment of connection to the “Universe” is very personal and unique to each person who was there on that highway, we all experienced our own individual “blessing”

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Some of us travel on the water, some of us are grounded on land, but no matter where we are in life, when we experience that intimate connection with the Divine force of Nature, we are captivated, enthralled and in that moment, we are ONE totally engaged in the transcending power of LOVE.

PL Precept # 11    Always be with GOD

PL Precept # 21       Live in Perfect Liberty

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gaze on my face

see the heavens

far off in space

somewhere in the debris

is a story of days gone by

my soul is free

with God I am ONE

what you see

before you

is physical evidence

of a past

when we live

in the present

we are alive and free

to BE

for our home is carried

in our heart

I am….. now

forever…. and….. always

PL Precept # 2   To live is to express One’s Self

Chop Suey Tuesday 12th.

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Although I would like to say that life is rolling along, at its usual pace, it hasn’t.  Since my decision to follow through and go to Japan for Kyososai * it has been a merry ride of excitement and new discoveries.  Who knew, that one seemingly every day decision to return to Japan, could spur such initiative, and possibilities!  Not I.  But in PL, it isn’t unusual, and I should be used to it by now, but, I’m not, I ever cease to be amazed at how far-reaching goodwill, friendships, and kindness can reach.  What is coming home to me is that miles do not separate kindred spirits, true connections are universal and heartfelt.

PL Precepts # 11   Always be with God

The teachings of Perfect Liberty unite us where-ever we are.

PL Precept # 10 Love yourself and Others

In PL, we learn to appreciate and be thankful for all that happens in our lives.  There are no failures, there are opportunities to grow and learn.  If one path is not open to us, it is because, we have to redirect our energy and find another way to reach our objective.  In TAO, we say, …… the only constant in life is change …….

When a company,church, group or individual, refuses to look at and accept that changes are sometimes necessary to progress and unite, there is disharmony,  Life can become stagnant.  When we open our hearts and embrace and appreciate the world arround us, we recognize that the unique differences  or really sometimes our own perceptions.

PL Principle # 3   I will live with a mind of appreciation towards others and things.

  • Kyososai: is a special celebration . It is celebrated annually on August 1 with a ceremony at all churches in the world.  Kyososai (PL Founders’ Day) in Japan, is HUGE, people come in the 1000s for the celebrations there, it is very famous for “the Art of Fireworks”
  • Musubi – Oneness, togetherness with Others.

 

the funny was sent to me by a friend, I found the picture adorable, and my oddball sense of humour, laughed at the caption. =^_^=

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lost in time (a morning prayer)

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another day goes by

and still I wait

under the clear blue skies

I watch one cloud slowly make its way

to another cumulus cloud

as they merge into one another

my thoughts return to another time

when I was young

in my prime

life was different then

so many fun encounters

young and old

spent time with me

now each new day brings 

the trees reach out to give me shade

and the long tall grass

whispers to me softly

as they lean into me

I don’t see as well

with the passing years

my eyes have clouded over

but I know you are always 

with me God

that makes every moment 

worthwhile

I  sit and enjoy 

my fading years

another stranger will pass by

and capture me in lens

for whatever state I’m in

the glory of my life with you

will shine through

for

I am one with you

Q

PL Precept # 11   Always be with God

 

 

 

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1 sky 2 worlds

When the Lakota leader Sitting Bull was asked by a white reporter why his people loved and respected him, Sitting Bull replied by asking if it was not true that among white people a man is respected because he has many horses, many houses? When the reporter replied that was indeed true, Sitting Bull then said that his people respected him because he kept nothing for himself.” –Joseph Bruchac – Photograph: Orlando Scott GoffGoodSitting Bull, Lakota leader

Good morning everyone, I found this in my research today.  It was posted 4 years ago on the Parabola (The Search for Meaning) site on tumblr.

How well said, and so simply .. it brings us back once more to the individuality of each of us, and how our cultures shape our thinking.

However that said, we are not back living in a time when the differences were not known, researched, studied, and documented.  This is 2016 an electronic age, we can sit in our homes and watch documented reports of what is going on around us.  There are thousands of published reports, books, magazines, videos and spoken story books.  There is no reason for us to not know about our neighbours.

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“Before our white brothers arrived to make us civilized men, we didn’t have any kind of prison.
Because of this, we had no delinquents.
Without a prison, there can be no delinquents.
We had no locks nor keys and therefore among us there were no thieves.
When someone was so poor that he couldn’t afford a horse, a tent or a blanket, he would, in that case, receive it all as a gift.
We were too uncivilized to give great importance to private property.
We didn’t know any kind of money and consequently, the value of a human being was not determined by his wealth.
We had no written laws laid down, no lawyers, no politicians, therefore we were not able to cheat and swindle one another.
We were really in bad shape before the white men arrived and I don’t know how to explain how we were able to manage without these fundamental things that (so they tell us) are so necessary for a civilized society.”

John (Fire) Lame Deer.

This also was found on tumblr,in a post, Desert Dreamer, from Cape Town, South Africa

Just some food for thought to go along with your coffee.  I find it extremely interesting and thought provoking that no matter who we are, or what our backgrounds are, we ALL strive for peace  and want it in our lives.

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Everyone we meet, lives with us, under the same sky, reach out with an act of kindness today.  A smiles goes a long way…….

Namaste     –      Oyashikiri

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