The Very Inspiring Blogger Award

September 26, 2012

I have been honored by Peri, from Peri’s Spice Ladle at http://perisspiceladle.com who has lovingly nominated me for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award. If you have not already met her, I highly recommend checking out her blog. She writes about Indian-inspired Food for the Global Palate and if you love things Indian as much as I do, you will definitely love this blog.  And if you care nothing for things Indian, but love good food, you will also not regret visiting here.  She is creative and ingenious and her recipes are simple to follow and truly delicious to eat.   It is truly a privileged to have been nominated by her. A big big thanks to you dear and to God and the Universe for guiding me to you.

In accepting this award, I must follow the 3 rules.

1. Thank the person who nominated me.

2. Share 7 things about myself.

3. Pass the award to 15 nominees.

So, here are the 7 random things about myself.

1. My greatest joy and blessing during this sojourn on Earth is my family. My 6 amazing children and the extended family of additional sons and daughter-in-law they have brought me, and my 13 wonderful grandchildren ranging in age from 8 months to 18 years!

Me and My Kids – Five daughters, and one son-the “baby”

2. I had the honor and privilege to meet Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo-the first Western woman to be ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist Nun. This meeting resulted in a powerful but subtle shift in perception for me leading to a “growth spurt” in my life’s journey. You can read about her amazing life story here: Cave in the Snow

You can also find more information about her life’s work, her nunnery, at this website: www.tenzinpalmo.com/

3. I have three loving Guides who have been with me since birth (although I was forced to deny their existence on threat of punishment when I was 7 years old). I reunited with them in my 50’s through a deep meditation practice and they have agreed to publicly reveal my pet names for them since childhood. Kaki, Gee and Chuchibell!!

4. I was blessed to have an audience with HH Dalai Lama in 2001, and the effects of that brief meeting are still rippling through my life to this very day.

5. I love to play computer games rationalizing that they are good for my rapidly aging brain, but how much brain power do you need to play Bubbles?!?!?

6. I love to dance and have been doing it in one way or another since the age of 2. For the past 35 years I have both taught and danced Israeli Folk Dancing-I currently dance 3 times week, each session lasting about 4 hours.

7. My one vanity is painting my fingernails!!

The  blogs I have chosen to nominate, in no particular order are:

http://theblacktwig.wordpress.com/

http://jmkhaprawannatellyouastory.wordpress.com/

http://thinkingiswrite.wordpress.com/

http://ronmayhewphotography.wordpress.com/

http://travelgardeneat.com/

http://travellingbag.wordpress.com/

There are different types of blogs here, photography, travel, food, inspiration…but all are creative, a joy to follow, inspiring and fun.  Hope you will check them out. These blogs continually surprise me with the depth of their ideas, the scope of their interests and their ability to keep me constantly mindful and aware of each and every moment, and to be grateful for all the blessings showered upon me each and every day. They bring greatinsight and JOY into my day, and hope you will also find them of some sort of assistance along your own life’s journey.

With love light and JOY


September 26, 2012

Wonder what is waiting just around the bend in my upcoming journey to India???

Not In India

My life is a twisted, turning road

…and I never know what awaits me around the next bend.  But I travel this road in complete Freedom from Fear for I know without a doubt, with complete Faith,that another wonderful, exciting and beautiful surprise is waiting for me once I get around the curve.

It may be a sharp and unexpected turn and I will have to navigate it carefully and slowly, but once I get past it a whole new and wonderful vista  appears before me once again.

I am truly blessed to have found this road of liberation and joy and love.  God is the engineer and Master builder of this road and he has graciously given me, and everyone, free access to it if we are just willing to

take the first step into the unknown with complete acceptance and Faith in what lies ahead.

with love…

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