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Day 9 PL Calendar

It is interesting because it is different

Even if someone totally disagrees with you or does things differently, you may learn something from them.  Avoid getting trapped in a mindset.  “This is the way, it has to be” and free your mind to consider other possibilities.

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Oyashikiri

 

fly into the sunshine

glide on the smallest of breeze

know the ease of flight

through air and matter,

when you believe

with all your might

that the Universe and you are ONE

in the blink of an eye

time is redefined

Q

 

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this and that

 

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PL Calendar day 6 (2019)

Past, present or future, always remember to be sincere and honest

At any time, the place where you are standing at that moment is the stage upon which you must express yourself in relation to your position or status.


In any form of expression, there are often many components that come together to get a desired effect, or to form the base for which you are about to elaborate on.  Even then, the presentation can take so many forms depending on the direction you are going at that point in time.

That is what makes life so darn interesting.  That is what makes getting up each morning so fun, yes fun.  Means everyday brings new experiences, new endings, beginnings, with each step we take, we mature, we grow. Our ability to navigate the world around us gets that much experiences.

Hey yesterday, I actually went through a car wash on my own,  I know. Most of you have done it a zillion times.  It was new for me.  I was so chuffed. =^_^=

Have a good day everyone, bom dia a todos.

Oyashikiri

 

still don’t have your 2019 calendar?  want one? pick one up at the church or contact me.

 

Thursday Doors -2.9.17

Interesting door, the little house was nestled on the main street of a small town in Ontario. It begged notice.  I was intrigued with the half seen figure  that could be seen from the road.  A charmer on an otherwise ordinary street.

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

Oyashikiri

Wear a smile today, share happiness and laughter with friends.

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making friends

As I pondered my life this morning, my Mother in the hospital, cherished friends in far distant lands, others busy with their lives I reflected on the current project I’m working on.

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This is another of the books I collected out of the throw away box.  It was published under the direction of the Baptist Union of Great Britain and Ireland, The church of England, The church of Scotland,  the  list goes on.  It has maps and plans inside, along with the text of course.  The cover was rather battered, especially I don’t know how long it had been exposed to the elements or where it had been prior to being thrown away.

I’ve used masking tape to protect the center of the cover and I’m working at giving the rest of the cover some strength and I hope character back.

Our lives are lived pretty much like this book.  We are conceived, given birth to, presented to the world, and then……………  who knows where we will go or end up.  Each one of us  has our own  path, destination/goal, and how we achieve or get there.. is our own personal journey.

Facing the possibilities of my Mother’s journey, gives me plenty of time to reflect on my own journey.  Which brings me back to friendships.  Some friends you have known, have carved a place in your heart that will last forever, yet you may never see them again, for their paths have gone in different directions.  Or… the value of the friendship was not balanced, that happens too.

The one person, that is the most important person of all, is yourself.    When I’m working doing art projects, or creating, I’m allowing my self-expression to be seen or heard.  I may be the only one who sees it, but the act of BEING is…. in fact.. making friends with mySELF.

PL Precept #11  Always be with God.

PL Precept # 15   All is a Mirror

GOD is the constant in our lives.  When we are quiet, silent, STILL, we feel and hear from within, not the external machines and noises around us.

PL Precept 20  Live Maintaining Equilibrium between mind and matter

(Vivez en harmonie materielle et spirituelle)    this is so important for us to work towards achieving.

PL Precept #1   Life is ART

Oyashikiri

Thanksgiving Service tonight at 7 pm.  See you then =^_^=

Xmas in May

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That’s right, Xmas, snow, jingle bells, and all that glitters, that is my world the last few days as I start to prepare for the making of holiday cards for seniors and shut ins .  My sister is a long time contributor to various charities and organizations, this year she was able to get my attention, for the cause, and I accepted.  Yes, it is not till later in the year, but as all of you who are card artists and crafters will know, to be done, with access to supplies etc. we start now.

With shops busy with current events, such as weddings, graduations, vacations, winter is far away, and many have their Xmas/winter embellishments and card/paper stock on sale.

In some ways it is easier for me to be creative about a season that is on its way, in months to come, because I get to work in a sun filled studio with the temperature a nice seasonal 60 – 70 something degrees.

With no pressure to get something done, now….. because someone else needs it to do their part.  ie. know what inventory they have so they can know how best to serve their clients.  I can create and play just “chilling”

The picture of the “tree” was taken a few years back when my other sister was up from California, and we toured a “green” area not far from where we were at t he time.

These are the other hikers we met  along the trail.

 

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This is a beautiful time of the year, so much is happening in the woodlands and gardens that are waking after a long winter’s sleep.  We are so fortunate for our abundance.  Today’s lesson on the calendar #23 is  Applaud the Makoto of others (Makoto=sincerity)  When you encounter good faith or kindness in others, make sure that you acknowledge it fully.  

Brinde aplausos al Makoto de las personas.  Cuando recibe cordialidad y amabilidad de los otros, admirelos sin escatimar. 

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Namaste         –         Oyashikiri

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PL Principle #1   I will live paying careful attention, putting Makoto into all I say and do

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Life is good

Happy, sunshine and joyful day to you all

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Creativity begins with an idea, then someone sets out to put the design to paper, from there, they “play” at making it work, how many times, and what number of templates were done before they got the finished product they wanted.  We see the final product, and go… WOW….  Our lives are constantly being blessed because someone came up with an idea, and by themselves or with collaboration,  they developed the idea into a product, idea, or service.

Please visit the blog site Next to Nicx web site for details on how to do this, and more

In PL (Perfect Liberty) the first Precept.   PL Precept #1  Life is Art, is really the foundation of the philosophy we teach and practice.  Begin today and everyday, with a brand new canvas, it will make your daily choices so much more interesting.

This is a YouTube clip that will keep you inspired 

There was a time when we would say “everything worthwhile in life is FREE”   By this we meant, LOVE, Happiness, Sharing, Giving,Caring, a Hug, and so on.  Time spent with a friend was such a blessing and a special time…  It was being with that person, and giving a personal, hand-made gift meant time thinking of your friend, while you made up or wrote them a letter or a note card. There was personal interaction, and exchanges.

Life does get busy, but that special connection, a personal word or visit, goes a long way in making for a stronger bond, or sense of awareness in the other person’s world.  When we reach out and share with a friend, even a stranger, we are rewarded 100 fold.

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Yes, I love a beautiful object, and I admire the work, the skill of the crafts person who did it.  I appreciate its beauty, and sometimes I even want to acquire that object.  But the greatest gift of all for me is the sincerity, and genuine love that shines in my life.  Life is LOVE.  Love abounds all around us.  BE ONE with GOD,  share your love, reach out and bring light and joy to someone today!

Namaste       –       Oyashikiri

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