Monday, 28 February 2011

TRANSFORMING YOUR SPIRITUALITY


It was some tine ago that my husband came home with his new girlfriend: yes they came to the matrimonial home - He was with a new lady, who just happened to be his drinking partner..They walked hand in hand. Was I dreaming? Here I was with 2 very young wonderful daughters just aged 2 and 6. I was dumbfounded and speechless. I had lost my husband, my home, my stability, provider, and now my dignity, and felt shamed for some reason.I quickly found a new cheap place of residence, so as I was able to move on...but that in fact took many years. Yes, I moved. But I didn't move on...and there lies the answer...I had no idea on how to handle things. I had to meet new people, new friends, and the family matters that had compromised my mere existence. It all had to begin with me! I had to change!...Was it easy? No, I wouldn't say that..It was terribly difficult and enduring, but with patience and help I began to get a 'new' life....
I reached out to my friends, new friends, people that I had not met before. I hadn't heard of LOVE / PEACE / and MOTHER EARTH...It was strange at first, but soon it fell into place.

I was given a book by Kahlil Gibran on loan. I tried to read it, but my comprehension was lacking for some time. I didn't understand it, however I did find it interesting. I really liked the illustrations I do remember. The book turned up here and there whenever I visited friends. Then I was given a book as a gift by Louise Hay. Now that made more sense. I did enjoy reading that, and somehow understood its contents and meaning....That led for more searching...Yes, Deepak Chopra, Florence Shovel Shinn, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, and on it went...
I loved philosophies...That of Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism, and more...That's really when I got more serious.
MEDITATION...I attended Raja Yoga for many years, yes I found out what the third eye was. We dressed in white, but the most fascinating thing I noticed was how healthy and rosy cheeked these calm people appeared. The poise, manner, and speech was all so calm and centred. I remember when I enquired about the establishment, I entered wearing a leather jacket...no, not a biker one, but it could have been. I just didn't know at first.
 I attended meditation both early morning and in the evening...sitting and listening to the best information I had yet found. In former years I would have been in a jazz club till early hours of the morning. TRANSFORMATION
I travelled to Hong Kong, China, and Thailand many times...and each time I would learn more and more about the people and Buddhism. I lived in Hong Kong from 1986 - 1992...In the villages you could well see Lao Tse at work. City people practiced mainly Buddhism...I was in my glory...I loved the monks. They would make themselves available for some food or a cigarette...Information...Began spending a lot of time at retreats, these were of immense value for gaining quietness and the smell of the country air was exhilarating. Again I met so many like minded people who when appropriate would share their experiences....
I'm on a higher PATH now, and I absorb a day at a time.

29 comments:

Nora Boekelman said...

Your husband was not a good man to treat you in such a disrespectful and hurtful way. But..be glad that some other woman has him..
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Nora Boekelman said...

I enjoy your tweets they are so uplifting and your new avatar is lovely . Lots of love to you, have a good weekend xx
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Nora Boekelman said...

Nora checked out your blog~ Wonderful :) Enjoy your day with Love & Light~ be a Beacon of Radiance! nancy

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Bridget Webber

@nora_queenbee You have a great blog!

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Morwen Fourie

@nora_queenbee good bio! I like!

Nora Boekelman said...

HermandeRoos master of rituals
@Nora_queenbee wonderful website with lots of informative video's

Nora Boekelman said...

Just read your blog re transformation and I now see u in a broader light; think I'm where u were years ago (2 kids & alone)thnx for sharing...M. Martin

Nora Boekelman said...

Lovely videos sent to me by a twitter friend
http://www.spiritual-experiences.com/videos-spirituality/beautiful-nature.php
My thanks to you, Nora

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SenseiFrank
I love your blog, especially the kool pics

Nora Boekelman said...

JohnCali
@nora_queenbee Thank you very much, Nora, for the RT. I love your website!

Nora Boekelman said...

beautiful pictures of the rainbow! the pictures and posts on this blog are marvellous!



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Alone2Alone
People please take a look at @nora_queenbee blog. Such beautiful images. WONDER-FULL. #Beauty-FULL.
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Nora Boekelman said...

I enjoyed going thru your blog! Beautiful photos!
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@@nora_queenbee I love your tweets. Thanks so much for sharing positiveness. You're a light shining on Twitter. :)

Nora Boekelman said...

Arigato, so beautiful pictures!

Nora Boekelman said...

Did get a chance to check your blog out. NICE! Really like your writings & pictures :)
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@nora_queenbee ...Lovely blog, thanks for letting me know ;o)

Nora Boekelman said...

Hi Nora, I like your blog. Would it be alright if I link it to a blog roll on my blog? Light and love, Anysia

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@Alone2Alone Thank you for the introduction, Musa. I love Nora's blog. :)

Nora Boekelman said...

A photographer I thk needs to prefer their own company, subject & object as One & Nora a kin of Solitude. All Love. From Musa Askai

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JenniferWarters
Exquisite images on this blog @nora_queenbee .

Nora Boekelman said...

yes transformation is always the way sometimes we embrace it even tentatively sometimes because there is no other way or
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Nora Boekelman said...

Cool photos on your blog. Thanks for sharing.
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Nora Boekelman said...

Your posts are very deep. I love that! *s*
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Nora Boekelman said...

Hi dear Nora; after reading your "Transforming your spirituality" I realize you are a wonderful woman so strong,so sweet and so brave! God

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