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Larry Makinson

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  • Little TOOT

    Good day to and on this wonderful and glorious day. A special thanks to a new found friend. Thank you kindly Brian, may peace be with you always.   The story of Little TOOT.  Nordica 20 HalmanLaunched into the waters of Lake Manitoba at Gimli, MB. 1984Passed to 2nd owner at unknown date ...
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  • To Be Nobody. 

    I do not define myself by the yardsticks man creates for measurement, how foolish this would be. A label I do not need.  I do not choose to divide myself from others, (by a label, a symbol or otherwise), why would I create a wall that would divide me from anything, and loose a part of my...
  • A Glorious Morning

    Yesterday morning while I was sitting and having coffee with family, Sushu kitty came in with a baby sparrow in her mouth.  She brought the baby sparrow to me, set the baby down, and told me she wanted me to check it over. I picked the baby up, checked it over and it was alive, with...
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  • The Shadow Walker

    There is not one of us who has not been taken in by a Shadow Walker. What is this thing that causes so much distress in our lives? A Shadow Walker is a person who wears many masks (we shall use the empirical "he" here; not to denote gender, but for simplicity). He is the person who oozes charm t...
  • Do not knock at a door of the "Dao"

    Do not knock at a door of the "Dao" looking for an answer and expect it to open. Come to the door with love, openness, and a willingness to share the wonder and glory of this life. Then there will be no need to knock, for the door will already be open. Some doors in life will not be opened to you...
  • Do Not Deceive Yourself

    A person once had a thought that he felt was very wise.  They presented this thought to many, only to find out that others did not think it was wise.  This person kept on searching for someone to agree that their thought was wise.  One day they met a person that agreed that their t...
  • A Beautiful Spirit Walk

    Yesterday I was in a nearby larger town with 2.5 hours of time and no vehicle. I went for a walk to where the original train station was, which is now a park. No one was there and I felt it wood be a great time for Qigong. While I was practicing, with my eyes closed, I could feel someone watchi...
  • statues

      This post is to add to this following comment I left on a previous post. "The concern with the statues is that they are a thorn in society causing emotional pain.  This emotional pain in society is causing a great deal of division amongst people and providing a source for Hate to mani...
  • Understanding Hate

    Hate is a nontangible existence that is able to manifest itself in unlimited ways and methods.   The true understanding of Hate can only be felt, for there are no words to define Hate correctly.   If we define Hate to certainty by adding further words, we will only cause our aware...
  • How Awareness Brings Peace

    We were traveling the other day and stopped for fuel at a small town service station/restaurant.   This place is not set up considering personal space at all.  It is setup as a pinch point at the entrance with the cash register so that they can see all from one location for security. &n...
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  • A finger pointing at the moon is not the moon itself

    The Tao described in words is not the real Tao. Words cannot describe it. -Lao Tzu. "A finger pointing at the moon is not the moon itself. Words cannot describe reality." -Buddha. Dighanakha asked the Buddha, “Gautama, what is your teaching? What are your doctrines? ...For my own part, I di...
  • To be hard headed.

    To be hardheaded.   You must be hardheaded before you open your mind or your head will go flat.   Definition of hardheaded2: concerned with or involving practical considerations : SOBER, REALISTIC   Definition of flat b: utterly ruined or destroyed   When we understan...
  • Names Names Names

    Names Names  Names Is our birth name not enough?  Must we add to our birth name?  What about our spiritual name?   Let us look at the creation of a name and part of what happens.1:  A name is something that is created and therefore must be defined.2:  Once define...
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  • A moment in time

    Yesterday I walked into a subway, two customers, three employees and a room full of gloom.  One customer ahead of me in the line, one sitting at a table.  I think to myself, "how can I possibly bring peace and joy to this room."    Another customer walks in and gets in line be...
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  • Wuwei, aka Wu-wei

    Practice non-action.  Work without doing.  This is wuwei, aka wu-wei.   "According to the Daoists, the entirety of the cosmos unfolds spontaneously (ziran) through the incessant fluctuations of the Way (Dao). All things in the universe—including all human beings—hav...
  • Holly

    Larry Makinson Good  Evening on this splendid day.     May peace be with you. Reply   · Like   · Sat at 11:01 PM   Brother Matthew Michael Larry, if everything is so splendid why did you block me? Aha!...
  • The Barrel of Love/Life

    I saw the following comment here at ULC and it reminded me of a story.    "This forum sees us all bound together by affiliation to UCL but we still can’t agree."   I keep this story in mind always, as I go through life.  I believe this story is applicable, here, at ULC...
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  • Meditations on The Light

    Meditations on the light.   For beauty and truth and peace, of that of which I am.Can we not see our own life lease, from that of which I am?   Will greed and lust and pride,be the moral of our guide?Will we give up all our light,do we feel we shine too bright?   Will we embrace...
  • Good Morning to all, on this "Glorious Day"

    Good Morning to all, on this "Glorious Day".   Within us all, there is, "The Light".Within us all, there is, "Great Power".Within us all, there is, "Great Love"   From "The Light" we are given blessings.These blessings are great and exist beyond time.   Every time I wake up, I s...
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  • Canadian Smoke and Mirrors

    When the smoke and mirrors go away.The original request to remove section 176 did not take place. This is the heading for 176Obstructing or violence to or arrest of officiating clergymanAmendments were made under this heading.   The new: 13.‍1 Paragraphs 176(1)‍(a) and (b) of ...
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  • A Conversation With One's Self.

    Beloved, I am writing no new commandment to us. I am remembering an old commandment that we all have inside us. The old commandment of truth, faith and love, that we all feel inside us. And yet, today, I do write a new commandment to us. Which holds true; towards truth, faith and love. For the ...
  • 2 Weeks With ULC

    I wish to share with you what has taken place for myself in the last 2 weeks. The path that led me here was not premeditated and happened very quickly. One night, I had this overwhelming force from within my heart that I could not diminish. I gave into the force and followed my heart, for I know ...
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  • How to Learn

    In the past I taught advanced mechanics at mining sites in Central Canada.   This was hands on training with working equipment and the majority of it was done several thousand feet underground. The importance of this training was extreme, involving computer diagnostics/repair, introduction o...
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  • What people see of us and the trail we leave behind

    When we look around and see things, we draw conclusions as to if they are good or bad. This is common when looking at the other people around us. If we see someone helping another person, most of us feel that is good. If we see someone in a state of intoxication laying passed out on the sidewalk,...
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  • The Beautiful Boot

    A friend of mine, who also has a home in the same farm yard as myself, came to me with a boot that I had given to him that was cut open.  He asked if I would patch it for him like I did to another pair of boots he had.  I replied "We will get you new boots".  He said "No I want thes...
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  • The Force Within

    I do not know why I am posting the following other than I feel compelled to do so. I do know that somethings I am compelled to do I can only understand in time after the action has been taken. I also know, from past life experience, that it is a mistake for me if I choose not to follow the guidin...
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  • To Rule Over, What does in mean?

    To Rule Over, what does it mean? This is a question I ask to many people. The 2 most common answers I get are along the lines of;   1:  I am in charge; I ask, are you really in charge?  As a Shepard of a Flock, if one was to get injured is it not you responsibility to help?  ...
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  • The question of "Have You Read the Bible"

    Many times when I talk to someone and I can see that they are in a state of unrest and confusion I ask them " have you read the bible" the most common answer is "the bible is not real" or "the bible is fake". I then say "I did not ask you if the bible is real I just asked if you have read it". ...
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