Right now!!! anita moorjani online at hay house radio and her new book

Anita Moorjani (a woman who had a near death experience) will be on www.hayhouseradio.com today, March 21, 2012, at 4 p.m. (PT) and 1 a.m. on March 22, 2012 and on March 23 at 8 a.m. and at 1 p.m. and 7 a.m. on March 24 and 1 a.m. March 25.  You can check the schedule at hayhouseradio (schedule by day).  Moorjani also has a new book called Dying to Be Me. www.anitamoorjani.com   Hay house radio also has an app which is fantastic and free!

Update:

I have noticed that hayhouseradio.com keeps replaying the Anita Moorjani interview occasionally so you might want to check out their schedule if you are interested.

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our search for love

(This is my Persian Buttercup/Ranunculus Rose) that I am waiting for the snow(!) to stop falling so that I can plant it.  Notice the heart in the middle of it from the angle from which I took the picture!)

I saw Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, a Sufi mystic, on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday last week and cannot stop thinking about his conversation with Oprah.  So in case you missed it, here are the notes I took.  (Yes, I am a nerd. ;0)

“Whoever walks towards

Him with his foot,

Until the beam of His love

Shines out to guide the soul

Since I  learnt that He longs

for me, longing for Him

never leaves me

for an instant.”

(from the book:  Sufism:  The Transformation of the Heart)

***The Beloved/God is in your own heart, closer to you than your own breath.

***God is Love and we are servant to One (God/Beloved) and in service to many (our fellow people of the world).

***This world is God’s world (so we need to take care of it as it does not belong to us).

***The zen koan that changed the life of Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee was:  “The wild geese do not intend to cast their reflection.  The water has no mind to receive their image.”

The heart has to break open for the Sufi (it breaks the ego).  The Beloved is with those whose hearts are broken for His sake.  It’s not all about you/your ego.  Live in alignment with God asking How can I serve?

***Wheresoever you turn, there is the face of God (in everyone).

Vaughan-Lee talked about the Oneness and being intimate within the heart and dissolving into the Oneness with God/The Beloved within your own heart.  He said it is felt as Bliss, the nearest which he can compare is that of lovers meeting physically.

***There is so much love.  We are made of love.  There are oceans of love on the other side, waiting for us.  We must die before we die and feel that and know that.

***We must listen to how God wants us to reconnect to God within us, whether through music, painting, service, etc.; we have to listen and respect the voice of God within ourselves.

“He who expects to change the world will be disappointed, he must first change his view, when this is done, then tolerance will come, forgiveness will come, and there will be nothing he cannot bear.”–Hazrat Inayat Khan

and then a week later I came upon this quote in Vaughan-Lee’s book “Traveling the Path of Love”  –“When you think you have found Him, that very instant you have lost Him.  And when you think you have lost Him, then you have found Him.”–Abu Sa’id Abi-L-Khyr

The Spiritual Rules of Engagement

In Yehuda Berg’s book, The Spiritual Rules of Engagement, he states, “When we are unable to recognize our Light, we feel empty.  It’s only the illusion of emptiness, but it feels like emptiness, nonetheless.  So  what do we do?  We crave something to fill this perceived vacuum.  And once we’ve found someone who we think is filling the hole inside, we worry incessantly that he or she will leave us and we will be left feeling that terrible emptiness all over again.  But the irony is that we were never empty to begin with….Rest assured, you will always have doubts because there is no perfect man out there, just as there is no perfect woman….Most importantly, by remembering that you are full of Light and perfectly complete without a man [or woman], you begin to see that there is no reason to fear being abandoned.  You couldn’t be abandoned if you tried:  God’s light will always be with you.  It’s up to you to acknowledge and accept this profound truth.  It’s a life-changer.”

um…best pancakes ev-er:0)!!!

My 13 1/2-year-old son wanted to make pancakes and I had buttermilk to use so I had him make “Buttermilk pancakes with blueberry compote” (p.38 but he didn’t make the compote) out of  “The Bon Appetit Cookbook” edited by Barbara Fairchild (2006).  The recipe calls for sour cream and buttermilk along with the usual ingredients and my son substituted coconut flour.  They were a-ma-zing, I mean A-MA-ZING!!!  They tasted crepe-like only thicker.  My husband, who does not like when I create “gluten-free” baked goods, was extremely surprised when I was talking to my son later in the afternoon about the coconut flour–my son choose to substitute it today;  I didn’t even suggest it.  Not a single drip of batter or a crumb left.  Deliciously gone!

(and it didn’t hurt anyone’s tummy like pancakes sometimes do)

04/27/2012 Addendum:

These pancakes have been inconsistent and I will write out the recipe that my son and I have made soon.