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Autumn Beauty in the Garden

…on the way to hang out the laundry…

It’s Up to Us

"For me, the definition that The Revelation of Arès gives of man: flesh, spirit and soul (RA 7/17) is synonymous with: mass, gravity, weightlessness. Flesh is matter and its weight or heaviness, the spirit is weightless but clings to earthly reason as air clings to the Earth, the soul is weightlessness, upward force, the motor that brings us back to Eternal Life from which we came.

There is only one way to a changed world (RA 28/7), it is penitence and the soul results from penitence. [...] 

Penitence […}: Love all humans, forgive all offenses, make peace with everyone, try as much as possible to think with spiritual intelligence as well as with intellectual intelligence, make yourself free from all prejudices. This effort can only come from yourself. As it is, in short, all or nothing, there is no real method to achieve it, so the advice of others does little to give you the strength of this effort."

Excerpts from replies to comments at
https://michelpotayblog.net/233.html/233VeriteetVrai-comments-french.html

Translated by google and djd

Fear and Freedom

A thought provoking article, especially the part about spontaneity, joy, creativity and fear. Artists may be dangerous people, ha, ha, as we take risks every time we put a mark on paper or canvas, we have to overcome our fear of messing up, we conquer that in order to have the joy of creativity. We become trained in independent thinking and expression.

I was noticing recently that spontaneity seems to be a thing of the past, one can rarely just decide to go somewhere, do something, such as eat in a restaurant—the spaces have been reserved in advance.

I do hope we will continue to be human beings, that we will develop even further, awaken, these aspects of our being, those which make us human, and not merely thinking animals. Love, Speech, Creativity, Individuality, Freedom.

I have a copy of the article, in case it disappears.

Recent art work in acrylic, plein air, 40x30cm.

#couleursdebretagne

Health and Freedom

“Health is a good like knowledge, wealth, muscular strength, intelligence, etc. We have it or we do not have it in this world of sin, therefore of inevitable inequality. So-called “health” measures made in such a way that they suggest that fighting the coronavirus is the supreme good is pure and simple madness. We are all frail and mortal and the vast majority of men will die of something, but not of covid-19. Besides, there have been epidemics of plague, cholera, typhus, etc., but that has not prevented the world from being strong today with some seven and a half billion inhabitants. Freedom is something else: a value and a capacity that affects everyone without exception: sick and healthy, rich and poor, young and old, etc. and which goes beyond the framework of material, biological, immediate life. It is a value which is among others the freedom to exchange, communicate, teach, love, forgive, and of course the freedom to kill, to imprison, to torment, because a value, like everything that is supreme, necessarily supposes a counter-value as Good supposes Evil, and that is the extraordinary price of freedom. To erect the health pass as the supreme value of life – this is the impression that official propaganda gives in any case – is the most stupid or pathetic government decision that I, for one, have ever seen.

In this sinful world freedom is never completely satisfied, never, I grant you. In any case it has, and not the least, an immense human value, which health does not have, which is only a materialistic good, which is of much less importance since, anyway, we are all mortal afterwards, a few decades of bodily life, which is ridiculous in time. Health as an absolute is an illusion and I say over and over again that presenting the covidian (or covidic?) flu as an absolute is a sham. To rid health of the illusions of duration and even more so of eternity is even a necessary thing. It is suffering that must be relieved, erased, but there is no point in making believe that health is possibly perpetual. Yesterday on television, on BFMTv I believe, or CNews, we were shown a man lying on his stomach in hospital suffering from great pain from covid-19 and complaining as if it were torture similar to none in this world … My wife, Sister Christiane, who is arthritic, sometimes suffers martyrdom at night, and I am not aware that television has ever come to ask her to complain in front of its cameras. Lots of people suffer from this and that, day and night. It is our lot of fragile, painful and mortal beings. Covid19 is just one of countless cases of pain. Why focus on this? It is necessary to reestablish in this world that by changing for good the human being can also in the long run change his physical nature. Spiritual Good goes far beyond the always temporary good that is health. “

Excerpt from Réponse : 07aou21 232C59

With help from google translate – I only needed to make a few corrections.

I am reminded of the customary New Year wishes where people often say “and above all, good health”. My wish and hope is that more and more of us will find the will and the courage to change so that the human race changes for Good.

Bowl of Berries

Life may not always be a bowl of cherries but sometimes if you rummage around in the garden amongst the brambles and nettles, you may find some wild strawberries, a gift from our Creator.

“Along My Paths toward My Heights bees work hard for all men.

Why senselessly manufacture honey and wax in workshops?

At their foot My almond trees spread their fruit; the partridge does not require payment for its meat, neither does the goat for its milk.

I make oil gush for (making) fire, I spread the earth’s surface with lead and copper for all men in return for effort to collect and dress them.

Do I not give the tile from clay in return for the effort to bake it?”

The Revelation of Arès 28/26

I hear people saying “the law allows us …”, the law forbids…” Whatever happened to our conscience? Is the law our god now? Yet we can see that no lawmaker can cover every situation, take into consideration all the possibilities. There will therefore necessarily be injustice if we count on the law to regulate our affairs. By listening to others and loving them, we can do a much better job of creating happiness for all.

Happy May Day 2021

This year the lily of the valley is right on time. 🙂

An Extravaganza

The D’s busted out, they let themselves go. They got on their bicycles and rode up into the village. They bought two take-out dinners which they enjoyed at the picnic table in the parking lot. It was premeditated, they had ordered the night before. A very large truck arrived and did not turn off its motor. Why was he parking right there ? Oh, he was emptying the recycling bins for bottles. How practical to have the glass recycling bin close to the table. All was well, they were in the sunshine, the dish was delicious, albeit not quite the fine dining experience to which they are accustomed in France. Then they got back on their bicycles and, inspired by the Wise Men, went home by another way, doing 12.4km all together. What freedom ! What a country, where one can easily buy what is necessary to get drunk, but not to change one’s underwear. And yet, the Creator spoke here, He has hope that we will make the effort to change the world for Good by changing ourselves.

At the front door

The Pickled Cabbage

It spoke to me last night. It said taste me, I’m ready. So I did, as my husband watched dubiously.

It is delicious! It tastes just like sauerkraut.

For the first two days, it was dry, so I added some water, just to cover. After that, I noticed the bubbles of fermentation.

Today I spooned it into jars and put in in the refrigerator.

Do we now have a dedicated pickled red cabbage towel or will it all come out in the wash ?