did you know there are moments that come and go… and tho’ you don’t really recall doing something the reminder of that forgotten moment is still around.
there are times, when you just don’t know what happened, how a situation came to be. but… there it is…. and you know there is nothing that you will do to change it.
You have seen this before, but here it is again, hope springs eternal, some days, the mind functions with great effectiveness, other times, there are times, a mind that is quiet .. is best.
If you’ve read this far, I’m headed back to Japan in July, to the searing heat of a Japanese summer. Looking forward to seeing what pictures I will be able to gather, when I’m not attending a lectures,class or in prayer.
Namaste – Oyashikiri
sculpture is mine, done for the garden, way back when
last picture taken in Japan on campus
Perfect Liberty Peace Tower
Non sectarian monument built at the PL Holy Land In Japan. It is dedicated to all those from the beginning of time who have lost their lives as a result of war
PL Precept # 11 Always be with God
PL Precept #14 World Peace is Everything
picture Church archive
a woodpecker started last year to redo the head
this spring, another bird came along
did a reno inside, , to make,his/her bed
a nest, a place to rest
we don’t mind
it is the best kind
of neighbour to have.
namaste – oyashikiri
There is such beauty and grace
when a horse and rider
take flight and together
mount the challenge
and conquer the moment
the moment didn’t just happen
the rider and the horse
trained and trained
both were ready for the challenge
they both faced
and when the time came
they flew as one
that moment shared
that bond, that connection
is like the nature that surrounds us
it will flow and ebb
but it will never end
when one believes
always open up
begin each day with faith
that all your experiences in life
will carry you through
whatever comes your way
Namaste – Oyashikiri
Pl Precept # 18 Each Moment is a Turning Point
location, Perth Ontario
2 good cafe’s to try Fieldhouse Bakery
Crossroads Tea Room
A creative mind was at work here
using the natural elements found (driftwood)
the artist created a masterpiece of beauty.
Using elements of what was (past)’
The reality of “today” is a work of realism
texture, and depth, the artist
drew on yesterday’s experiences
to create a now that is
Namaste – Oyashikiri
heart-felt blessings to each and every one of you.
picture is from a driftwood sculpture photo gallery on Yahoo News.
text -Q (Qyhat Harbour)
Frozen in Time – sculpted out of wire,apoxie sculpt and fabric this garden fairy likes her crystals, she carries them with her so that the sun and day light will catch and reflect prisms of colour all around her. The stump she stands on was part of a tree she used to love for the shade it provided on the hot summer days. She came inside one year, to grace the mantel, to this day she is still there. There is a window there, and during the bright winter days, when the sun comes shining through … her garland dances sending a rainbow of colour through the room.
Do we stand still in life, or do we constantly want to be on the move? Lately I’ve been forced to spend more time.. standing still… LOL or should I say, having a lie down =^_^=
Like the garden fairy with her crystals, when the dust gathers on her beads, the rainbow of colours is less dazzling. When she was outside, Mother Nature, bathed her in spring, summer and fall with showers, pelting rains and blew soft whispers of breeze through her strand of crystals.
When we stop and allow the world around us to “really be seen” It is surprising what we “see” and realize about where we are in life, and how we are coping with the realities.
Have the courage to really look at where you are, have you been standing still? Is dust gathering on “your crystals”
Prayer is our garland of light, the Universe speaks to us everyday, and in many ways. It is in mindfulness that we
hear and see the Divine connection.
Blessings everyone, may the light of life shine brightly on you today.and always.
From another era, she walks through the garden, silently adjusting her steps to better manouver the changing landscapes from season to season. This maiden was built using chicken wire for the frame (I built out the skirt so that it would give her better balance. Her outfit is made out of material that has been soaked in Paverpol, I was not using Powertex at the time.of her “birthday” both of these products have websites that will give you the full description of their properties. Her face and under body is from Apoxie Sculpt, this is a product from a company called Aves. It is permanent, self hardening and waterproof.
Paverpol and Powertex are liquid hardeners, environmentally friendly, water based alternatives to polyester. The Silent Maiden has been outside in the garden for many years now and she still looks good. Some of her “friends” have not weathered as well. Same is true in life. Some of us weather better than others. =^_^=
May I? this is from the book The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery 1900 – 1944
“Speaking to the Little Prince about love and life, the Fox says: And now here is my secret, a very simple secret, it is only with the heart that one can see rightly: What is essential is invisible to the eye. “
From the teachings of Buddha..
What is the meaning of the saying ” A cupful of water is more than the water of an ocean?” This is the answer “A cupful of water given in a pure and compassionate spirit to one’s parents or to a sick person has an eternal merit, but the water of an ocean will some day come to an end.
The Universe LOVES YOU…..
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