1069. A Peaceful Rural Day

How are you?

At first I felt a shock  from “ordered residents to Shelter-in-Place” on March 17.

At that time, in Sonoma County there were only three COVID-19 cases.

I went to grocery shopping when the Trader Joe’s opens in the morning.

The News mentioned “First in the morning is the cleanest inside of the market.” 

There was a long waiting line to get inside of the store. They limited 10 customers a time.

But I finished shopping, the waiting line outside was shrank to only three people.

I told myself, “Next time I come to shopping one hour after they open”.

All facilities are closed, so we can’t play ping pong. 

We did cycling. Much less cars on roads 🙂

We saw many people enjoying cycling, hiking, walking with family and friends. 

It was a beautiful scenery.

I have heard “ We have to ready for the upheaval.”

I believe this is the time.

Isolate from everything means by proceeding without being disturbed by the noise and negative voices around us and listen to and follow our inner voice while maintaining a positive outlook for the future, we will naturally be able to solve our problems and live freely.

This change will require more effort, but we understand the benefits of this change and can take action on our own.

If we strive to balance material hope with the connection with our inner voice , we can proceed without hesitation.

And we are urging ourselves to be positive and optimistic.

Follower our inner voices we hear when we are positive, as they will be communicated through our intuition and ideas.

Be close to the changes that are so important to our life that we are approaching.

If we have our own beliefs, we will not lose our way.

Let go of those that no longer have a positive effect on us and replace them with better new ones.

Be confident that we are moving in a happy direction and enjoy our daily life.

East Peak Stage Gulch Pass, Sonoma CA, relax, warm, Spring,
Watercolor Paiting by Mariko Irie

You may say I’m a dreamer

But I’m not the only one

I hope some day you’ll join us

And the world will be as one

Love all,


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1067. Precious Rainy Day

Do you remember that we were so scared by very dry weather. Even in November we didn’t have any rainy day. Already we had big fires in October in the Northern California.

High wind had blown, PG&E shouted off electricity in some places for safe. What a threat, wasn’t  it?

Now we are having rain, what a precious rainy days.

“1067. Precious Rainy Day” watercolor painting by Mariko Irie

Still some colorful autumn leaves are hanging on trees. 

We can see birds on brunches without leaves. They are busy before winter.

Already ground is covered with fresh green.

Air is not dusty, smells fresh and moisture. 

And it’s so quiet, seems like rain suck up noise.

I just red very interesting article : 

The true meaning of “get energetic” is the electromagnetic field from the heart TransTech conference

▲ Positive emotions synchronize the heart and brain

Heart rhythm and brain alpha waves are known to synchronize naturally, but especially when thinking about positive emotions in the heart, the heart rhythm becomes very regular, and as a result the alpha rhythm also It is synchronized with the heart and becomes regular.

When the heart and brain waves begin to synchronize regularly, the rhythm of breathing, blood pressure, and the rhythm of electrical signals on the skin also begin to synchronize. The authors of this paper call this state “physical coherence,” and if physical coherence is achieved, the body will begin to work most efficiently and will receive various mental and physical benefits. Yes. For example, the efficiency of fluid exchange, passage, and absorption in capillaries and cellular tissues is improved, and the adaptability to cardiovascular circulation needs is improved. As a result, immunity is improved. In addition, cognitive ability improves, thinking becomes clear, and emotions are stable. As a result, the happiness level is said to improve.

▲ Positive emotions affect other people’s bodies

Now, let’s summarize the story so far. First, one point is that emotions are not generated only by the brain, but by teamwork of the heart and brain. The second point is that positive emotional electromagnetic waves transmitted by the heart synchronize the brain and synchronize all the cells of the body. Third, electromagnetic waves reach not only your own body, but also the other person’s body nearby.

So on, if you’d like to read more and if you like in English click translate: 

I experienced breath right is most important to improve health and thinking positively. 

Other words, if we are healthy, we can think positive and breath right. Or if we think negative, we get physically sick and breathing rhythm is irregular.

I felt Happiness is contagious for long time ago, since then I believe it. 

Do we want to have happy lives? Then breath right and think positive. It’s simple, right?

Happy holidays!!

Let’s send positive energy waves to Universe.

We love everybody to be happy.

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1066. Looking Forward to Tomorrow

Somehow some undesirables events have been happened to me.

But they are coming alone fine.

On the day going to Japan, It was no wind, but PG&E shut off happened to my home in Santa Rosa. They announced they might to shut off because wind condition before that day.

But when I got up in the morning, air was so calm, but no electricity in a house!!??

Of cause no internet, no landline phone.

Luckily I had a hard copy of the Bus schedule to SF Airport. So I got phone number of the bus company. I called them to find the bus was running on schedule and phone number of the Taxi company by my cell phone.

So there is no problem to get to SF Airport except I couldn’t dry my hair by hair dryer.

When we got Tokyo, everybody was preparing for a biggest typhoon. They told me if our flight were one day after, maybe we couldn’t land in Tokyo.

The next day, all public transportation were halted because of the typhoon.

So no school, no business, shops would be closed.

We went to the pub where serves very good variety Japanese food. Everybody was so happy because the next day they didn’t need to go to work so they could drink without thinking about the next day work.

We stayed very closed to Kichijoji station in the building. So very strong wind and rain, but it didn’t scare us. Even we walked in the typhoon to find a market for food in a block. Luckily two markets were opened.

But the next day of the typhoon, our plan was going to mountains in Yamanashi prefecture. But all road were closed. So we stayed in Tokyo two more days. We could do shopping and we found Sports center which has 8 Table Tennis Tables so we played Table Tennis. We had a good time and great meals at restaurants.

Several days before we came back from Tokyo to S.F. Air port, we got announcements around my home in Santa Rosa. It became to be evacuation area, because the fire!!

But a few minutes after we landed S.F. air port, we got an announcement from City of Santa Rosa, all evacuation area in Santa Rosa were lifted. 

Thank you so much for that.

So much undesirable events happen in our lives, we get stress out, right? Even it became to be harmless. At that time, breath deeply, calmly and slowly, then we feel nice soft atmosphere holding us.

“1066. Looking Forward to Tomorrow” Watercolor painting by Mariko Irie

Now we can look forward to tomorrow, don’t you?

Let’s have positive thoughts and release the energy to our wonderful planet.

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Morning light on the Big River

“245. Morning Light at Big River” watercolor by Mariko Irie

This location is Big River in Mendocino, CA.

We launched a small electric boat to go up the river.

The boat was small, so my eye level was so low like sitting on the surface of the river.

It was very morning in fresh and a little chilly air. The sun ray was just right spot and shined the bank and water.

The electric boat is fabulous, because we don’t need to worry about the tie.

The Big River meets the ocean.

If you take a rowboat, you better to go up the river when the high tide and coming down when tie ebb. Otherwise you have to work soooooo hard.

Also the electric boat benefit is so quiet, it doesn’t disturb creatures.

We enjoyed otters and blue herons very much through this ride.

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To Point Cabrillo Lighthouse

“198. To Point Cabrillo Light House” watercolor painting by Mariko Irie

This location is in Casper, Mendocino Coast, California.

I just found the official name is Point Cabrillo Light Station.

They built a small Art Gallery at the parking lot in 2005.

When we were celebrating the Art Gallery opening, I saw the sky was getting reddish.

I told my friends “I’m sorry I have to go.”

The half mile downhill walk to the Light Station buildings from the Art gallery/parking lot.

I didn’t miss the opportunity to see the sunset view. So I run downhill.

Before getting to the Light Station buildings, I saw this gorgeous scene. Isn’t it exquisite?

If you’d like to know about the Point Cabrillo Light Station, you may visit their educational website:


Point Cabrillo Light Station

and a video:


Point Cabrillo Light Station

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