Good morning everyone, my thoughts are still lingering on the country roads. What is your feeling when you have wonderful opportunities to enjoy land that isn’t really cultivated and reconfigured by developers. We are denied access for our own safety,which in most cases, intellectually I understand.
I know that to many a well manicured lot is their goal. They work and slave to get it just right, to have each blade of equal height, and even cut in the same direction. Myself I am drawn to the wild grass, full of colourful leaves and textures from odd ball ” weeds”
Even today the age-old controversy on weeds and their benefits to society continues. Many cultures use plants that we call weeds, either in their culinary dishes, or as herbal remedies .. and and and. Still we spend millions of dollars on synthetic medicine, a lot of it that fails and is not successful. (we don’t get to hear about that too much) While what nature supplies us with, we question, and bicker over. In all life there is purpose. We need only look, or seek to see.
As humans, we seem to think that we are equal or better than Nature, Nature provided us with clean pure air, and what have we done to it over time.
I am rambling, it is October, I have gotten out my broom, and will start to polish the handle, it is well worn, but still useable. I certainly don’t sweep with it. Good heavens! brooms are for riding!!!
I obviously want to trespass, where for my own safety, I am to stay out. Norm, Cindy, Alex, someone please lend me a telephoto lense. Just kidding, I’ll be good, I know come Hallows Eve, I can wander, unseen, through the night %^&* wrings knarled hands long pointed nails painted inky black, with gleeful dielight, and with a devilish gint in her slanted eyes she hits – post- chuckling all the way…….
Happy Wednesday everyone…. I was driving through a McDonald’s drive through for my ice coffee when I found myself beside a flowering hydrangea. Now I’ve gone past it often, but that day, it was changing into it’s fall colours. The summer white was giving way to the burnt peach/rust that will follow.
To remind you, this is what they look like in bloom early summer. This picture is from the bush on my front lawn. Hydrangea’s remind me of my Mother, she passed away last March, she was fond of the changing seasons, with each passing year of her time here on earth, she allowed nature to take its course, she would blossom in so many ways, it seemed to just happen. Whatever, whenever, she never lost her youthful glow, that came from within. Strength, determination, she held her ground.
This bush has been there for years, I always notice it, whether it is just its sculptured form during winter months, its fresh mint leaves come spring, or the first blossoms of another year.
My Mother is no longer here, but her presence is… When love is unconditional, no matter what… life/love combine, intertwine, harmonize.. like God it is everywhere, in everything we see and do. The sky is always there, weather can change, but the sky is always there.
Blessings my friends… may your world shine, love is everywhere…
Cancer can turn your life around
it can throw what you have known as reality
into a different dimension.
” What kind of cancer “, someone will ask..
personally, even though we have been told, it doesn’t matter
What matters is it has to e dealt with..
Here is a little tidbit from today’s adventure,
Yesterday I had to do a small laundry, and decided to do it by hand,
hang it outside to dry, we’ve had a couple of beautiful days .. perfect
for laundry. I anticipated that fresh smell one gets from clothes hung out to dry,
I got half my wish, one article, the one that I was waiting for, was dry, but a bird had flown over and left its signature on it. All that came to mind when I saw it, was that “Nature” had a sense of humour, but I wasn’t laughing.
What else to do .. but… come in and wash it all over again. The other item which I had washed .. just because, was linen fresh, and daisy clean.
I think dealing with cancer will be pretty much the same… It happens, it’s ours, now we have to simply deal with it. It will be a new adventure for both of us. My husband has had a wonderful attitude, positive and bright. Together we will see it through.
Again, thank you all for being so wonderfully supportive. We ARE, all ONE.
PL Precept # 12 Everything has a way according to its Name.
PL Precept #15 All is a Mirror
Cancer can bring people closer together, in PL we say Kamuwaza (God’s Act) … is part of life.
What can bring out the best in people, cancer can.
love, light, laughter, appreciation, faith, and gratitude make them part of your day, everyday, no matter what….
Pictures taken on the grounds of the Montfort Hospital, Ontario.Canada
Good morning, this is our whippet trying to sleep last night, doesn’t matter its summer, and hot, he likes to be covered. Usually his head is snuggled into his chest or he is on his back, but for some reason last night, he was sleeping with his head on the arm of the chair. For those of us with a whippet or grey *Greyhound” even though we see their often, odd way of sprawling out, it never ceases to amuse or endear them Their ability to contort their length into weird upside down and twisted posses, and then fall asleep that way, is really amazing.
They can in a split second, wake and jump up from the most awkward of positions to a graceful and show-stopping pose. Why, because he can, he doesn’t think about it, he just does it.
Furniture has to be covered, he owns every chair in the place. Almost .. Canaille (our PWD) has hers, but that doesn’t stop him from trying to horn in. Extra loads of laundry are done, sheets, towels, and his blankies. Oh dear, does he sound spoiled…. yes…. I guess they both are.
All this to say, dogs, cats, pets of any kind, are usually accepted for who they are, we can justify almost anything they do, or get up to, and we deal with it. Accidents happen, we deal with it. As they age, we learn to live with an aging pet, who after years of unconditional love (on their part) and ours, we adjust and walk the path with them. We do all this without questioning why, they don’t interact with us like another human would, so our compassion, and love seems to just happen. Another human has a voice and thoughts, that will come out and create a different “reaction” from us.
Throw a penny into a quiet pond, it will sink or skip depending on how you do it, then it will fall into the pond and become one with the pond. We see gentle ripples, or if we threw the penny, it might make a small splash. If we throw a rock, we will get a different effect. Either way, once we “action” into, or at the pond, the “reaction” happens, then the pond returns to the state it was in prior to our interaction with it.
When we live in Perfect Liberty, we are like the pond, we hum with activity of our own, life flows. When something/someone interacts with us, how they interact, will dictate what our response will be. We acknowledge the activity, let it go, and return to our
centre” our “core”PW
Living in a state of unconditional love.. is a work in progress, that we must always strive to achieve, if we are to achieve “World Peace”
Life happens. The roses are in bloom now, tomorrow or another day, they will relinquish their time in the spotlight, to allow the nourishment to feed the roots, so they can return again. Life is a series of cycles. Acknowledge and appreciate every day. Life is good.
There is Joy in simplicity!
PL Precept #11 Always be with God
PL Precept #10 Love yourself and Others
PWD = Portuguese Water Dog
It’s too hot, let me be
Yeah the humidity is a killer..
we have no energy..
and here I was
thinking it was only me!