Bom dia… happy Tuesday…
please take a moment and share a smile with me.. Luc Langevin mystifies Ricardo
Like magic, life is art.
Black gesso is messy.
Black gesso really works, and using the brand that works for you, helps a lot.
When working with black gesso.. wear gloves, it really is black
practice, practice, practice…..
So far I’ve tried it on different papers, waiting for it to dry, then I’ll press the papers over night. I had tried using white gesso with a black paint, but the results were not the same.
Learning to work with a new product, and to get results that please you, for your own personal style of expression, takes patience and the willingness to experiment. Taking chances, it is through mistakes that we learn, what we want.
This philosophy applies to our experiences in life. Sometimes we have to try something a few times, in a number of different ways to get what we “think” we want at the time. Each new steps, leads us to further discoveries. We need only be open to “change”
Good Morning everyone =^_^=
Please join us today, as we gather today all over the world in PL churches for the ceremony we call Day of Peace. Through this ceremony we pray for world Peace and rededicate ourselves to live as peaceful human beings in our own worlds. this includes our home, school,work and community.
Take in the beauty of this moment, drink in the awesome power of “Nature” Feel the “Divine” energy of the “Universe”, drink it in. Close your eyes and let it infuse into all that you are. Then slowly open your eyes and smile out at the world, knowing that you are blessed with a love that knows no boundaries. Let us pray together for the happiness and peace of the entire world around us.
Put into practice the PL “Way” – Devotion = Misasage (literally means “to dedicate your self for the sake of others and society. The uniqueness of PL is to embody the teachings rather than to just understand them in your head. Misasage is the essence of living a PL life. Where ever you are, whatever you are doing, we are all striving for peace and harmony, share this moment with us. Blessings be……. O Y A S H I K I R I
(1) Big Five lakes – gavin-emmons,flickr.jpg
(2) via mahesh-motiani.jpg
(3) black orchid, patuie.laxini.jpg
(4) Sunflower,via spswestsunshine.jpg
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
This is the” voice” of a PL member in Spain, I have left her words her own, I hope it touches you as much as it touched me to read what she has to day. Today at church, I talked of appreciation, and now this evening I have her email, that reaffirms to me how valuable living in Perfect Liberty is.
I entered in PL the 24th of October of 2009, thanks to a fellow worker and great friend Maria del Carmen Larios, who had returned to Spain her country after 15 years in Argentina. I net Maria del Carmen because she gave me classes of how develop better my business in Madrid, every class I observed her the way she moves and talks and how she acts doing things very different from the others, with a full philosophy of attitude, with love, generosity, being useful to the others never waiting anything back from others.
That power, that big example called totally my attention, besides other leaders from our company never taught us so big and so splendid, they always expect something back from us. She always told us to be better to the society, taking a message of hope, harmony, well-being and she always taught us that everything is possible if it is done with “Art”.
I remember that many afternoons I asked her about her philosophy of life and talk about PL for hours, she said to me that it was thanks to the practice of a Japanese religion, call PL.
I astonished myself reading the prayers book and the newspapers she showed me those days. She started to share with me the PL lessons and principles. Thanks to PL I have been able to totally understand, experience the FAITH, because I come from a catholic religious education and even I always have faith I could not understand it the way I do it now.
After some months Maria del Carmen started to spread the PL religion with other colleagues and we all love it, she has done it so strongly and with so much affection that we all have began to have a better life practicing this religion. We meet once a week in our office to pray and to receive knowledge of PL. Maria del Carmen is a big example and she shares her art with us.
Thanks to PL I am much happier in life, I always love life but during the last 3 years I got divorced and it was hard to handle because my divorce has being traumatic, long process and painful. My 8 years old son is also a PL member and thanks to PL we are going through this process with love and hope. Both of us feel the Oshieoya-sama blessings every day.
I have being in Japan this summer for the Rensei and it has being the more extraordinary experience I have ever had in life. I have no words to explain the experience but definitively every member of PL should have the dream and bless of being once there. It has being the first time in PL history that a caravan of 6 Spanish people go to Seichi Japan. These has being possible thanks to Maria del Carmen´s and Sensei Mizunoe blessings and effort. Thank you to all members of PL for your prayers and well doing.
Thank you Ana for sharing your “heart” with us. Thank Maria and say hello to everyone in Spain for us. I hope to get to see you in the new year.