Sometimes I just have to share with you some of my finds.
Sometimes I find a photograph that leaves me without words to express what I am thinking, or the wonder that fills my mind, Is it real, how did it happen or come to be… It was posted on Pinterest by a Nathan Eames. (Poole,UK)
Every day I have such moments in my life. Moments where I am simply overcome with an emotion that carries me away. It could be something as simple as walking outside with one of the dogs and seeing a squirrel run across the hydro or telephone line as easily as I walk along a sidewalk. The other day I noticed a small purple violet peaking out from a small clump of freshly unfurled moss green leaves. There are crumbling pieces of broken concrete from a weather worn bird bath that somehow seem to give character to the sprawling juniper. If I look even harder I see the faces of long forgotten art dolls looking out at me wondering if I’ve forgotten them. I have. There is just so much to see, explore and experience right here at home, yet when I see the finds of others. like the picture above. I truly am amazed. Isn’t technology wonderful. How blessed we are to live in an age of “social media” where artists can share their works, visual and otherwise by simply posting it for others to see.
Value your time here, actually see the world around you, listen to the sounds of life that fill your day. Most of all, appreciate the true worth of those around you. Family, friends, tell someone you care, don’t assume they know. We all need to know we matter in someone else’s world.
No matter how big or small the part we play, we are all ONE under the moon/stars/sun. Blessings… Oyashikiri
bottom photo via Jane Abernathy Hahn -Pinterest
The tree is one of the most essential of traditional symbols. the oak was sacred to the Celts; the ash to the Scandinavians, the lime tree Germany, the fig tree India, etc. Trees express an selective correspondence, symbolism of the tree denotes the life of the cosmos, its consistence, growth, proliferation, generative and regenerative process. It stands for inexhaustible life. The tree with its roots in the ground and its branches reaching towards the sky, symbolizes and upward trend, which it relates to other symbolism as well.
The above picture for me reminded me so much of a passage written by Kahlil Gibran, that i went in search of it to share it with you today.
“Let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping. For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts. And stand together, yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.”
― Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
Read and take in his words today…. let it fill your meditation, find how it applies to your life/circumstances today. Respect and courtesy are reflections of how much we value others. ” Pay particular attention to the continuing development of your character, you have the Potential Energy for an enlightened insight that could change your life.” Tao.
“that which holds you back.. in fact can be helping in your growth” Q Oyashikiri
a fig tree strangling its host
Part of healing is being vulnerable. It is through life’s lessons that we learn, our imperfections are exposed. In sharing it is not so other’s can fix us or rescue us, but so we can love and accept ourselves. Sharing is a catalyst in healing and change. Our value and worth is not determined by how hard we struggle. Learn to let things happen easily and naturally. Allow the “Universe” to ease us into where we need to be. Be open to the circumstances in your life. The love and light of God/Tao surrounds us.
Put sincerity into everything you do.
My thank you to each and everyone of you for sharing this part of my life with me.
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE- the Chinese new year begins.. It is the year of the Horse (4712). much happiness, prosperity and good health, today, now and always. Oyashikiri
A single flower amid lush greenery – this picture always gives a moment of reflection and feel good feeling. I see the fragile petals against the more rigid leaves of the evergreen. The tinged pink blush along the petals gives the flower a delicate look and though it is a soft velvety smooth petal, the flower itself gives an overall message of strength. “Look at me, I’m here” “Come enjoy me, bend closer smell my fragrance” To the bees and insects it calls out, “join me, share in my life” Nature is a work of art, and it co-exists with the world around it. Why is it, that the human species finds it so difficult to achieve this same “Oneness” with the “Universe”
Acts of respect and courtesy are reflections on how we value others. Healing begins within our “selves” When we feel love and positive energy within, it is an energy that reflects out to the world around us. It is no secret, the energy of healing begins with us. Our willingness to change, may or may not benefit others, but we become healed. We become capable of love. Today I will work on a change of heart. I will let go of negative thoughts and replace them with the healing energy of love
photography by mk