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looking up

snow magic

when walking through my dream

it seems, that all I did was walk

I searched, had no idea  what I was searching for

but on, and on I went

down corridors, and carpeted halls

even ran up broad marbled stairs

this is not my first time in the maze

sometimes it feels like I’m lost for days

it’s the past, it’s the present

yes I talk to people

I ask for directions,

I’m realizing now as I recount

this tale, no one ever says good day

not me, or anyone else I meet

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we are all so busy, busy,busy

how can I be lost

I’m surrounded by people

yet I  am on this endless search

I can’t find my “room” my private space

everything looks the same, each corridor

I find, has numbered doors,

1st, 2nd, 21st. floor it doesn’t matter

no door is mine, besides, I seem to have lost the key

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what web have I created with my nattering mind

and multi tasked habits

oh please, why do I insist on constantly searching

when if only I would stop, just stop

and look up instead of rushing

from one place to another

looking up

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I will see the sky, the Universe

and in the vastness of the Universe

my spirit will find peace

from the chattering of my mind

of daily matters that blind me

to the inner voice with me

that tells me, I need not search

I need not worry that I can’t get home

I am always home

God/Tao/Universe is always with me

 I am never alone

I need only stop

and look up.

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Namaste      –      Oyashikiri

PL Precept # 17  Grasp what is most essential

PL Precept # 11   Always be with God

PL Precept #15   All is  a mirror

PL# 17    Grasp what is most Essential

thank you – merci- obrigado

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crumbling

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We haves a similar ruin in the Gatineau Parks, not all that far from the city.  During the spring, summer and fall, people, locals, and tourists flock to the Gatineau Hills to enjoy a respite from the busy city and concrete.  Our winters can be brutally cold, and our summers extremely hot and humid.  We are blessed in living in an area that experiences each season in all of its glory. Whenever the season changes, the ruins take on a different look “feeling”.  In winter I wanted to snowshoe up to see them, but never did, You know the old expression, “could have, should have, didn’t”

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This picture reminded me of when we used to visit on of my Mother’s aunts in the Muskoka area.  A city girl, it was something of a wonder for me when I first saw the little store, with the pumps outside to service the passing cars going into Algonquin Park. Canada is full of huge park lands and places where civilization hasn’t been able to clamour to and destroy wildlife and vegetation.  I had to be dragged kicking and sulking to go up there in the summer, once there, I would delight in the new discoveries I would find.  Jumping into water as crystal clear as one could find, while distant cousins jumped from the wooden bridge into deeper water.  The track we took to get to the stream was packed earth sand,we sat on rocks, and picked wild berries along the trails as we explored.  There was no other sounds except our childish banter, the birds, and what little traffic could be heard from the few passing cars in the distance.  There were  no radios we brought along, no cellphones,  just us and the outdoors.

nature and water

Yes of course, I’m older now, and seldom do I reminisce, yet there are times, like today, when a picture will pull a memory from my gray cells and I will relive an experience or moment, that happened a long time ago.  With the internet we all connect now in a very different way, and I am always pleased when I find that someone else has been experiencing similar flashbacks, and is sharing their story or visual memory in a photograph that in some way closely resembles  mine. then from ruins come rebirth, and I am refreshed.  Much like the walk in the forest along quiet trails when the world was not as busy.

Life events might crumble, buildings can be torn down or abandoned, but what is constant and always with us no matter what time of day or night, is the Universe.. No matter where we are, we will find Nature to view, to feel, to experience, Always, Nature is present, The Universe is open and available 24/7, we need only accept with an open and sincere heart what is before us.

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Love, true love, never dies, nor does it crumble away and fade to dust.  True caring, is the sharing of one’s heart and soul forever.

There are no restrictions, no demands, and no judgements ……….. it simply IS, no more…no less.

cloud and sky

Yin – Yang  (Tao)

There cannot be one without the other.

Namaste      –     Oyashikiri

PL Precept #2    To Live is to Express One’s Self

Canadien eh!

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Good morning dear reader, when traveling we often hear about our money system here in Canada.  I found this picture that shows you are coinage, however please note, we no longer use the penny.  It was a real change for us when they said, no more printing of dollar bills, and we had to adapt to the loonie.  But, we did and the thought of having one more coin to drag down our wallets passed.  Then they (government) announced no more two dollar bills, we were going to be using another coin, which in Canada we have nicknamed the toonie.  Again the grumbling, what a pain, we’d need change purses the size of makeup bags!

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Even telling the time, what seemed to be the way to tell time, when traveling I found out that not everyone knew what I was talking about, and yes we were in an English-speaking country.  In French, we also use the above when speaking of or indicating time. (Canada is bilingual, English/French)

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True, we no longer can say, “A Penny for your thoughts?”  we could, but the younger generation, may not know what a penny is since it is no longer used.  At the moment there are still some in piggy banks I’m sure, but the day will come…… In my research this morning I found a whole page of  “canadian-problem”  #’d fun sayings.  If you are so inclined you can check them out. For my purposes, #318 will do

In PL, the PL Principle #2 is.. I will not have complaint about others, matters,nor the weather,  Rather I will always be creative and will look for shortcomings in my own thinking and actions.

Let me tell you, when the changes with the money came along, I did my share of grumbling.  Then during recent trips to the States, when I had to pay for things, I found myself longing for my loonies and toonies.  How much simpler it is using coins, and not having to deal with pennies.   I found myself appreciating the changes that were made, that I had wasted so much time being negative about them.. was a “light bulb” an “ah ha!” moment.

PL Precept #4 – Being annoyed limits your expression,   and  it does.  Sometimes there is distance between the lesson being offered, and our realization of same.

Examples used were Canadian “eh”…. but the lesson universal

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no longer can I send a penny and say

a penny for your thoughts, remember I love you

somehow

a nickel for your thoughts just doesn’t have the same sentiment

it took 5 pennies to make 1 nickel

the one in the penny symbolized that  you and I are ONE

Sorry but a nickel

sounds fickle

but, all said and done

I do .. love you…

You are the only ONE…

namaste  –   oyashikiri

 

 

 

 

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Expressions

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This is a vintage print that appeared in a mailing I received, I wish I could credit the artist, but I can’t.   Art is very subjective, what appeals to me, may not be your cup of tea.  For me the moment I saw this print, I was mesmerized.  The colours, the position of the model, the bird cage, the total image evoked a sense of longing in me. Certainly not in a negative way, just a feeling, a passion that set me to wanting to create prose, or write a poem.  I’m sure that at one time or another, such moments have happened to you.   What do we do with these inspirations, these “ah Ha” light bulb moments.. do we act on them, or does the moment pass and we move on.

PL Precept # 3 – God appears through one’s self……..

In PL (Perfect Liberty) we believe that the Universe is always guiding and directing us,  It is we who fail to listen or hear…when something happens out of the blue, or suddenly we find ourselves faced with a challenge we are not prepared for.  In Pl we see that as an act or happening created by the Universe to get our attention. We are taught to take stock, pay attention, open our minds to possibilities, to focus and seek resolution.

PL Precept # 7 – Everything exists in Relativity….

When I saw the above print, it started a thought process, that began with the emotions I felt when I saw the print, and then the various stages of evolution the initial thought produced in my mind’s data base.  More than 12 hours later I still wanted to share the print with you.  Perhaps it will inspire a thought process in you?

For me… it had me looking for a gaudy ring full of bling…….  go figure……..hey…………….. what is… is, I  share with you all of me, imperfections included.!

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The PL 21 Precepts reveal the true path of life for all humankind.  Beginning with Precept #1, Life is Art…. as the foundation.  There are 20 more precepts that stem from it and are closely interrelated with one another.  Each Precept is written in simple and clear language, but the truth revealed in their words applies Universally to ALL….

Thank you to all of you who read and follow me on my journey.  You are my inspiration.

Namaste    –   Oyashikiri

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zondag, good morning everyone!

57ed2a5249d2b0588d80a07a9249228bFeelings,  emotions, they are so much a part of our every day lives.  Is there really a moment in the day when we are not experiencing a feeling of some kind.  Is there a moment in your day when you are void of a feeling? I first saw this quote weeks ago.  Aside from thinking …wow.. Johnny Depp said this, and thinking, “did he really?  Not that I know Johnny personally, but when my mind captured the picture and the thought, it also automatically ran through the files in my memory banks to see if what I remembered of Johnny fit with the wisdom of the words…Funny how the mind processes information coming in.  When I think of Mr. Depp. I think of a visit to California and some pirate themed ride at a park I was at with my sister.  I smile because it brings back happy memories of being with her and our sudden desire to collect Disney pins.

The image of us wandering the grounds looking for pins to buy, our delight at each new find to add to our now growing collection.  LOL this was not all that long ago, we were grown women delighting in the activity of “search and find”  it was fun to look through the multitude of colourful pins and decide which characters appealed to us.  What we wanted to collect, and share with friends and family.  We had fun.  We immersed ourselves in the activity and today, I’m not even sure I know where the pins our, but that memory brings back feelings that are happy and joyful.

“You can’t close your heart to things you don’t want to feel” is what the saying above says.  PL Precept #12  Everything has a way according to its name.  We have choices in life, we can try to live void of emotion, feelings & LOVE…. but that is near impossible.  We are blessed with the gift of  LIFE, life is living and living is about being alive,  When an opportunity cones along with the potential of bringing you happy moments and new and positive experiences that delight and thrill your senses. you have a choice, you can say, no, I want to stay the way I am. OR…. you can embrace the new adventure and be rewarded by new and wonderful experiences that bring a heightened sense of personal awareness to your life.  When you embrace your decisions and life with enthusiasm and makoto (sincerity) there is that word again……..  there should be no lasting let down when that moment passes.  there can be sadness … perhaps the moment was fleeting… but the reality is.. you lived an incredible “moment in time” and now have this extraordinary memory that has added new beauty to your life.

]flower,anemone by Keartona on FlickrWe accept the temporary beauty and wonder of a flower.  We don’t look at the flower and say you are going to die, I’ll mourn you forever.  NO, we don’t do that, we accept and appreciate the beauty offered, capture the moment if we can, like this artist did, and move on.  Nothing in life is forever, only change is constant. TAO. 

Have a good day everyone, be joyful, enjoy what the world has designed for you today.  May the love of God surround and keep you safe.       Oyashikiri

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Buddhist garden in Japan

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la foret des soupirs

la foret des soupirs

Adult – very inviting landscaping. You know I’m always drawn to the little cottage off in the distance. =^_^=’ http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hot%20Bodies/199/243/22

The Xmas tree has been put out, but there is no snow yet, the water is clear and inviting, the mountain off in the distance speaks of worlds to conquer, yet here on the deck, the birds and crickets sings, all is peaceful.

nov.26_002In the background I hear the voice of Edith Piaff singing songs from a long ago time.  It is very tranquil here.  I may stay and visit awhile.  The outside world is so busy, everyone is in a hurry.  The radio must be on in that little chalet I saw,  it was, the room in the chalet is a little oasis of comfort and charm.  I left the SL(Second Life) to  attend to every day errands, when I returned this evening, there was a couple happily  enjoying the sharing possibilities  provided in the cabin.  I left =^_^=   3 is company.

nov.26_004When we venture down paths we’ve not traveled before, we are more likely to encounter new experiences, and new people. In this build I discovered a world that is very sensuous, the designer has applied her skills to recreating a place that is inviting.  Her woodlands, home and furnishings are brought together in a piece of virtual art that is pleasing to the senses.

I bring this approach to my adventures in life, Life is Art,(PL, Precept #1) how we interact with the tools and canvas provided will influence the outcome of our day and lives.  Choose to use words and gestures that are kind, polite and courteous.  In this way, we help shape our day in a very positive way.

PL Precept #15, All is a Mirror   to recreate an environment such as the one visited today, the builder has to have lived, or experienced the “virtual world” they wished to share with visitors.  The site is group owned, it was founded by Leesha Azara (Pearl.solano)

PL Precept #18   Each moment is a Turning Point  I love this Precept, it is so positive and gives such hope.  Think about it, it is NOW, EACH moment is a Turning Point.!

Living in Perfect Liberty is so amazing.  Blessings everyone

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October 1. Day of Peace

October 1. Day of Peace

Every 1st of the month, we in PL, celebrate Day of Peace.
Through this ceremony we pray for World Peace and dedicate ourselves to live as peaceful human beings in our own worlds which includes our home, school,work and community

Service is today at 10 a.m for those of you who can come to the church.

We have a special celebration on the 1st. but we try to live each and every day with World Peace in our hearts.
If we all, each and every one of us, sincerely prays for the peace we so much strive for. Our combined efforts can and will change the world.

Let us join hands and take a moment in prayer.

If you have access to a bible… James 1:22-25 it begins
Don’t I beg you, only hear the message, but put it into practice, otherwise you are merely deluding yourselves…..

PL Precept # 15 All is a Mirror
PL Precept # 21 Live in Perfect LIberty.

October is a month, rich with spiritual history…. drink it in.

Blessings everyone.

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Equal billing!

Equal billing!

Fair is Fair, a dog one day, a cat the next. News travels fast in the animal kingdom. LOL They have abilities we don’t.

Good Saturday to you!
A week-end, oh what to do.=^_^= I know what is on my agenda, Rev Eugene and his family have finally arrived! I hope you all have a great day. If you are well into your day, I hope that so far it has been a rousing success.

Remember that every moment of every day is a new possibility, make it count!

PL Precept #1    LIFE IS ART

Reminder – Tomorrow 21st.  PL teaches that the surest way to be blessed is to appreciate all the blessings we have received. Through our participation in the Thanksgiving Service every month, Oshieoya-sama gives us a practical way to perform this teaching.

Blessings everyone! Be Happy!

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