Being a city girl, I would never have thought of playing in a corn field, yet I now know that many a youngster has spent many hours discovering a wonderful play haven in the tall passage ways found in the corn fields. When I saw this picture the writer in me wanted to weave a story of the little fairies and trolls who made summer homes under the plants, enjoying the shade the leaves and husks provided. That would have been fun, but a distraction from the task at hand.
We are told in PL that life will take on a greater dimension when we are able to perceive our surroundings with more ” sensitivity”. So as I start my day with my visit with you, I ponder, on whether or not I meander down the road for a while, or focus on my “list” of “things I should do” today.
OH.. hello a new face, a new possibility, well what a nice surprise. What can I learn from you, would you like to come closer, wow a face to face with a cow, Now that brings a smile, a new experience I wasn’t expecting. what fun.
Look for new ways to learn and add knowledge/experiences…. the seasons come and go before we know it, another year has gone by. Make each day count. Cultivate new possibilities with a positive outlook.
Namaste – Oyashikiri
v- harvest moon, greglefever.blogspot.ca
Musubi – Oneness, togetherness with others ( PL, Perfect Liberty) Look at these roots, look at how entwined and thick they are. One can look at this path and think, oh what a rough go this will be, or, see the roots as steps leading to what is around the bed. The ground is blanketed with these roots that have formed and grown over the many years they have been spreading. What was once a single root, soon merged and traveled with another, sometimes from the same tree, and often with a sister or brother tree. That dear readers is how life is for us, only we are so involved in our journey we don’t see the spiritual web as it unfolds.
When we share our joy with others, our spiritual roots develop and grow stronger.
Ravages of Time OR Determination and life in progress
Good Morning everyone! May the Spirit be with YOU.
Namaste – Oyashikiri
Turn right, turn left
and you are there
take time to enjoy
for now you have arrived
yes, you have arrived, nice
but wait, once there, you
need once more
to take to the road
cuz home you must go
home is where we begin
and where we end
when will the journey end
no one really knows
we are here to explore
test our convictions
learn and grow
one day ends
PL (Perfect Liberty) lesson of the day >Willingly Take on Tasks That are Behind the Scenes < Be the one who is able to proactively take on the troublesome tasks that no one likes and for which they are not recognized. by doing so you will be filled with a genuine feeling of accomplishment.
Yesterday I was on a road trip with a dear friend, we took to the highway with a simple goal, a day away. We were blessed with wonderful weather, the bluest of skies and good roads. Crossing over into the States was quick, no long line ups, and we easily found the way to the places we had more or less decided to explore. The for sure destination was the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort for the noon hour buffet special.
Yes, those are big honking coconut breaded shrimps you see on top, and Yes i did take a picture of the dessert plate, and NO, I’m now showing you. Suffice to say it was very good, and totally enjoyed. For those wondering where all the greens were, they were in the car, we munched on raw sugar snap peas and other veggies as we drove along. No chips or junk food for us.
The whole day was one moment of living after another, we enjoyed the sights along the way, the company, the experience, we meandered , rested, and traveled again. Home at a reasonable hour, tired but happy…. that is what I call.. a holiday, =^_^=
*posted on Pinterest by Guillermon Perez via Tio Jesus TioChucho muydelgada.com
** Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort is in upper NY State, east of Massena
The living bridge by http://www.amoschapple.com The description given was by Jessica Peavy
Ingenuity. man and Nature.
How ingenious the idea boggles my mind. Who was the first to begin this chain of action that created this marvel. There is not only this bridge, there are others, you will find them if you do a search on Google or…… In life we grow by overcoming obstacles and challenges that land in our everyday lives. They can appear like weeds in the cracks of sidewalks, or a stubborn stain on a favourite shirt. LOL we know what to do with these, and if we don’t, usually there is someone we can ask or a place to go to find a solution. What about the problems that come along that aren’t so easily solved. Do you view your problems as opportunities for growth? do you make the best of the situation you find yourself in, or dealing with? I wonder how long it takes for the roots of the rubber tree to grow, does anyone know?
I am reminded how everlasting Nature is, and how even with the slings and arrows we (humans) bombard her with, the sun comes up each morning, and the moon comes out at night. Soon I will be able to look out my back door and see the new growth in the trees and shrubs. When the sun is higher in the sky, I’ll feel the warmth on my skin, and smell the earth soaking in the energy of life, to feed the winter weary roots that are waking after a long cold winter. The sun and moon bridge our days and nights.
History captured by ptitesmith 12 and posted on Flickr. Here is a road that most have been build rock by rock (Pompei, Italy) See how smooth the years have made them. Each one of us, like these rocks, or the roots above, are being guided, we are only a piece/particle in a very large cosmos. Will there be a reminder of our having been here, when we are gone, returned to dust/ashes. I would be like a gentle autumn breeze rustling the multi coloured leaves till they fall, creating a patchwork of different shapes and shades against fields of yellow, gold and green. Sometimes felt, remembered but not seen.
Today,tomorrow & always …Oyashikiri
Portugal,forest path,Madeira >Pinterest
Remember the song, Rock and Roll is here to stay, or when we were all hearing about the “British invasion”? Of course not, some of you do, and others have no idea of what I’m talking about. Never -the-less … both are part of “history”, contributed to the world today. Not all that long ago, I was doing research for a virtual blog* I write, when I came across these characters in a haunted house. I had the opportunity to meet and talk with the builder of this particular setting and others just as much fun and creative, Being an artist myself, I am often humbled by the ability of others to recreate such fun and authentic looking scenes. The designer, BambiTwice Nitely has given the virtual world of SL a playground for explorers that is unbelievable in the range of destinations she has provided. i.e Medieval Fantasy, Star Wars, Aquatic-Marine and Tropical fish, the list goes on, oh and I must not forget a museum of amazing Illusions, these are just a few. all this to say, because in our limited worlds, we often resist stepping outside the box. Going or doing something that we have never done before, will always bring something new into our lives. Give us a new perspective. Challenge us to revisit some of our thinking?
How has your day been so far, where you on the stairway through the day, are your steps leading up or coming down? Either way, you will find a new vista(s) to explore. We should try to start each day with a renewed sense of appreciation. Smiles through the screen at you. Life is so full of treasures some long forgotten that need to be rediscovered and others that are brand spanking new. Remember LIFE IS ART
For those of you who travel in Second Life, this is your link to the boat that will take you along the Nile to the land of the Pharaohs, Pyramids etc. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Enchantment%20Island/190/97/23
Where do you want to be today? Choose to feel the range of your emotions rather than become numb or indifferent. Make your choice the one that will have you being present in all you do, to be mindful of what the day has in store – reach out and share your mega watt smile with the world. Trust you will be empowered. Blessings, Oyashikiri
interested in the virtual blog? visit http://virtuallunablogspot.ca/
When we have been in upper NY State, we often will see a lone Amish buggy making its way down the side of the highway towards its destination. Cars are whizzing by, driver and horse are not oblivious to the automobiles, their noise and fumes, they simply just keep heading to where they are going appearing to be in their own space and time. I never can pass without thinking of how in many ways it would be nice to be sitting along side the driver on a dirt road with nothing but natural woodlands and meadows on either side. Instead of concrete,, the horses were making their way over well trod earth. Day dreaming and reality. What a pair. We need a daily dose of both.
Life is a balance of negatives and positives, often we find ourselves experiencing the emotions of life on one side of the coin or the other. When you turn the coin on its side, you can see that the side is slim and though you see the rim of the coin, you cannot see both side of the coin at the same time. When I found the following quote this morning, I knew it was to be shared. Is love and being in love different? Are they different states of BEING?
Look for the beauty around us, appreciate the good qualities in others. We all have our moments of “ops did I really do/say that” The ongoing challenge is to see happiness and positives in our daily lives. We have to begin with being honest with our inner self… loving who we are, and where we are in life. We are alive.. this is vrijdag, Friday… we have another day to be creative.. Life is ART. And best of all.. YOU are LOVED LOVED LOVED, we are ALL ONE in this glorious UNIVERSE… reach out and touch someone today… let your smile shine!
PL Precept 15 – ALL is a Mirror
With so many places in the world experiencing “weather drama”, in the UK many are dealing with rain & flooding, in the States its snow,blizzards and freezing rain & Canada is getting its share of “stormy weather” I delved into the picture files and found a highway in New Zealand with clear blue skies and sunshine. It is Tuesday a brand new day, there isn’t another car in sight at the moment, I can put the top down and enjoy the warm balmy weather. The exhilaration of being on the open road, heading into unknown territory, new discoveries, I love, love, love it. I love that moment of seeing what is around the bend. The delight in savouring the moment and then !! the joy at seeing another bend up ahead. WOW….The bend up ahead will eventually come, but….. NOW is where we are today.
Sometimes we are so intent on looking ahead, we drive by too quickly, we miss road stops along the way that hold wonders and opportunities that will enrich our lives as we travel towards our future. Look, see, feel, smell,and if you can touch.connect . It is through experimenting, trial and error that we develop and grow.Never deny love in your life. Love is a precious gift the more you love, the more it grows. The more you share, the more comes back to you. Yes, it can be scary at first, but each step forward brings you closer and closer to living a life filled with an eternal love that will embrace and hold you forever.
True love cannot be measured, bought or sold. True love is unconditional and will stand the test of time, and transcend all mortal boundaries.
I pray for each and every one of you today, may your day be blessed with an inner calm and quiet that refreshes and soothes. May your frown be replaced with a smile….. Know the warm glow of the “Divine” glows and grows within you. Blessings….Oyashikiri
photographs – Pinterest
Being aware. involved, each day, almost every moment of our waking hours when we are mindful, we have pathways that open up and we are faced with what path we will follow.
Good Morning everyone =^_^= I have enjoyed researching how I would present this today, thank you for this opportunity and for the moment we are now sharing.
Calm, peaceful, less journeyed, pristine, the photographer captured the silence of the moment, even though it shows that a vehicle can travel this road, it doesn’t capture that, the picture draws us in, so that if we are very quiet,we will hear the birds and the rustle of leaves as the forest animals go about their business.It is very inviting.
This amazing shot was posted by visitjapan.com it is of Yuki-no-Otani snow canyon road in Japan. The walls of snow are approximately 5 stories high. Whew I see a car driving along there, hmmm do I want to be in it? Actually if you really look there are many other cars so it is a well traveled road, still as beautiful as it is I might like to travel the road in a different season.
LOL now this picture, taken in New Zealand, where it seems there are many such roads to entice the adventurous soul, is approx. 22 km of winding treacherous road with no guard rails (Skippers Canyon near Queenstown) Look at the country side, I would love to be there, however I don’t think in that particular vehicle pulling a load.
Being mindful, means choices, participating in the decisions/challenges the Universe provides us with. Nature gives us the landscapes/tools, God provides! What path will you take today?