4 New Countries : Guatemala, Nepal, Canada and Turkey. All were so awesome and worth visiting again.
Such beautiful places, even more beautiful friends and so much of love from all around. Can’t thank God enough for all His grace 💕🙏💕
Wherever I find love that is my home 💕💕
LOS ANGELES: Peace Love Nature – December 2018 and January 2019
Ten days in LA were spent in the SRF Mother Center and three days at SRF retreat, Lake Shrine👇
18 Joyous days in the Country of Eternal Spring- Guatemala 💕💕👇
And my trip around the world was rounded up beautifully with 8 days in end January in Brisbane with my dear niece, Uma 💕🤗💕👇
After visiting North America, Central America and Australia in the beginning of the year; April found me in me beautiful neighbouring country – Nepal; with my beautiful niece, Sabrina and her loving family. Whole of Nepal is so scenic💕💕👇
And then back home on the beaches of Goa with my niece, Kankana and her son 💕🤗👇
The end of the year found me back again in North America, but this time on the East Coast. It has been a dream to watch the fall colours and I got so much more 💕💕👇
The last country to visit was Turkey. Visiting Istanbul had been in my wish list for almost 50 years 😊👇
The last leg of my amazing trip to North America was in Ontario, Canada.
It was such a divine combination of Spirituality and Nature at its best. And once again I got so much love from all. Special thanks to my fellow devotees : Anitaji, Minaji and Shaileshji for all the love and care. And to Heather, my dear friend in Dundas, Hamilton.
Brampton and Mississauga are filled with Indians 😊
A couple of monks from Self Realisation Fellowship HQ from LA were visiting Toronto and I could attend many meditations too along with sight seeing : Nature at its awesome best. Can’t thank God enough 🙏🙏
I had been to Niagara Falls in 2014 but from the US side. Canadian side falls are definitely more beautiful and awe inspiring.
Niagara on the Lake is small and beautiful town on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. A must see.
Could see some of the most amazing fall colours in Mississauga. Thanks to Shaileshji. The tapestry formed by the combination of different shades of green, yellow, red, rust and pink would leave anyone wonder struck and awed 🍁🍂🙏
Dundas in Hamilton is small quaint valley town of 20,000 inhabitants and millions of trees 🍁🍂
Spent a couple of glorious days there with my friend Heather. The B&B I stayed at was an old bungalow with very Victorian furnishing and well managed.
I am a Hindu by birth. But if someone asks me what is my religion, I would say:
It is KINDNESS
It is COMPASSION
And my God is: LOVE
My God is not sitting in a temple or a church or a mosque or any other place of worship. There is no god sitting on any mount or in any heaven!!
The love in our hearts is God! If we are kind, if we are compassionate; we are godly; we are spiritual!
There is no God outside of you. There is no God outside of me.
There is no God who can ever be explained or defined!
Love doesn’t need any language. Love is a feeling and it can only be experienced. Love only needs loving! And God Being Love needs only loving. God too can only be experienced.
Hindu scriptures describe God as: Satchitananda — Sat Chit Ananda
Sat: Ever Existent
Chit: Ever Conscious
Ananda: Ever new Bliss
That is my God. That is the God I worship. That is the God I love. And that is the God I see and feel in the places of worship of all faiths and religions. Once we are filled with love we shall always be blissful.
And ultimately my Father and I are One. Indian rishis and scriptures had said that too, millenniums ago: I am He. My soul, my love is a vital and inseparable part of the Great Spirit, of Divine Love.
I have made friends and love bloggers from all religions and all countries! (And that is so in my personal non blogging friends too!!) To name just a few: Saba is a Muslim from Pakistan; Jyot is a Sikh – An Indian living in the US; Yeka is a Catholic (believe in a personal God) and lives in Philippines; Huguette lives in Lebanon and doesn’t believe in an orthodox God; Dawn lives in USA and loves Jesus Christ; Betul is from Turkey; Vee is from Canada; Helen (Eilidh) is from England/Belgium, Kamal is from Mumbai and so on ….. I love them all because they are filled with love and kindness.
The Holy Geeta, Bible and Quran sit side by side on the shelves of the bookstores and they never fight! Those who fight are the ones who have never read them or have not imbibed their message of love, universal peace and brotherhood!
There is not and there can’t be any difference in: Christ Consciousness or Krishna Consciousness or the Consciousness of Prophet Muhammad and Buddha; or any self realised being.
There is no God of vengeance and there is no God we should be fearful of.
God is Love
God is Peace
God is Joy
God is Bliss
God is Patience
God is Compassion
God is Light
God is Purity
God is Beauty
Unselfishness is God
Nature is God
God is in the fragrance of the flowers.
God is manifest in every sunrise and every sunset.
God is manifest in the smile of the child and in the hug of a friend.
God is there in every pure emotion and thought.
We are going through very turbulent times. There is so much unrest and uncertainty in the young as well as old. The only way we can help the world is by changing our consciousness; and by not getting sucked into the negativity being spewed by media, the politicians and their allies. Once we raise our consciousness, once we become love; once we tear the veil of separation; we help whole of humanity.
I will love till my last breath 💕💕
PS: For more on Love and God you may like to read:
“O Cosmic Light, every day I see Thee painting the sky in bright colors. I watch Thee clothe the bare soil with green grass. Thou art in the warmth of the sunshine. Oh, Thou art so plainly present everywhere!”
“Whenever you see a beautiful sunset, think to yourself: “It is God’s painting on the sky.” As you look into the face of each person you meet, think within: “It is God who has become that form.” Apply this trend of thought to all experiences: “The blood in my body is God; the reason in my mind is God; the love in my heart is God; everything that exists is God.”
It was a glorious morning with clouds playing hide and seek with the rising sun and the blue sky. Neither do I have the words to describe the feelings which were evoked, nor can my mobile ever capture this beauty in motion 💕💕