They Arrived…

Two of our fellow bloggers released their second books lately. And both of their first books were poetry books. Now, with their latest works, they have something else in common: Both fulfilled themselves a dream with their preferred genre.

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Visit my Zazzle Shop and get inspired by lots of daily items or gift ideas designed with my quotes!

In Love and Light

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With Irene’s permission!

Visit my Zazzle Shop and get inspired by lots of daily items or gift ideas designed with my quotes!

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Christmas Arrived…

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… or at least the first vibes in the form of a beautiful painting of our lovely and so very talented Carolina of YesterdayAfter. Read more ›

#Haiku – In Good and Bad

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49 Days In 1988: Week 27 – Escaping!

Look what our wonderful Hugh did here! I have had the honor of being featured in his series “49 Days In 1988”.
Please head over to Hugh’s for leaving any comments.

Three Day Quote Challenge

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Already the last day and I thank you again very much for inviting me to this wonderful challenge, Natasha. Please don’t forget to check out her blog at Explore Yourself. Read more ›

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Visit my Zazzle Shop and get inspired by lots of daily items or gift ideas designed with my quotes!

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas…

The magic of christmas lies in our hearts

Happy Christmas to all of you!

This is the time of the year when we are feeling stronger and when we are more aware of the blessings and wonders around us. One of those wonders is the wonderful family I found here on WordPress. Never had I expected what I would find here when I started blogging. I started to gain followers and found friends. Read more ›

Communication: Challenge and Solution

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For today I did not have a particular topic in mind and again I took some inspiration from my Gateway Oracle Cards.  Thank you, guidance. These are the cards I picked: Read more ›

Happy Birthday, Ritu 🎂

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It is my blog sister’s birthday today! She is such a lovely, thoughtful, and supportive buddy and I am thankful to have her in my life. Last year, I was even blessed to meet her in person at the UK Blogger Bash.  Read more ›

Poetic RITUals – Birthday Giveaway!

Look what generous offer my sister has here!! Go and get a copy of her book for free!!

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Just a little reminder – the giveaway is live TODAY!

And it is definitely live now, I checked across most of the Amazon sites!!!

From Friday the 1st September, through to Sunday 3rd September, (my birthday!) My poetry book, Poetic RITUals, will be FREE to download.

Poetic RITUals by [Bhathal, Ritu]

Get that?

FREE!!!

Click on the link below to take you to the Amazon of your country, and please, download it!

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My only request… If you do, and you read… please leave a review!

What’s it about? I hear you ask…

Delve into a book of verse exploring different topics and different genres, all with a RITUal twist.
A collection of poetry drawing on the experiences of the writer, ranging from matters of the heart, love for the family, situations in life and some verses written with a humorous twist.

And so far it has had some lovely reviews…

One from Diana

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#Haiku – International Meeting

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Flying ’round the globe

For meeting blogger buddies

Who’s going to come?

 

Many did sign up

But only three did make it

Phew… I’m not alone!

 

A lovely circle

Poetry meets recipe

What a combination

 

Laughter and good food

Making friends, sharing stories

Thankful I was there

 

When we left it rained

Thanks to Marci, I stayed dry

She drove me back home

 

Flying ’round the globe

Meeting two friends for dinner

It was all worth it!

Thank you for the nice evening, Marci of WhatsForDinnerMoms.com and Syl of Syl65. It was great, meeting you both in person. And last but not least: Thank you so much to Lisa of LifeOfAnElPasoWoman for organizing this all.

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Thank You All!

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This is the day of the year again when we all reflect. We look back to where we were and where we are today, to the things we wanted to accomplish and perhaps didn’t but also to those achievements we did not expect to develop or happen one year ago. But however, this year was surely filled with so many aspects that make life life: ups and downs, insights, endings and beginnings, success and … less successful results. But whatever happened throughout the year, it all made us more complete. Our development progressed and we are further and wiser than ever before!  Read more ›

Goodbye, my buddies…

 

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When I sit on my bench from now on

It will never be the same

The enclosure that I look at

Will never be filled again

 

Whether summer or winter

I was there to care and to clean

For two furry buddies

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Love – More Than Just A Feeling!

The first thing when we hear the word Love may be this most fulfilling relationship between two people, feeling butterflies, romance, holding hands, kissing, thinking about creating a life together and perhaps doing it, being there for each other no matter what, one mind, one heart, one soul… To me, this is still the highest level of love we can experience when two people are giving their all for each other. But there is so much more about love.

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When I started writing this post I received the picture of a pyramid. We started at the peak with the “lovebirds” but that is not the base of what love is. There is something very very big far beneath which gives those lovebirds the necessary boost to fly. Let’s go down to the foundation in 5 more steps. For a better understanding: When I describe the love in the different relationships I am talking about the ideal/common way. I try to keep it short in order to not exceed your patience with reading. But I would love to write more about the different subjects if you would like me to. Read more ›

Don’t Let Them Control Your Life!

This post is was inspired by a moving discussion with Merryn of Humble Heart Scribbles and her post Miss You.

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It might have happened to many of you that there were/are people who all of a sudden behave peculiar, turn away from you or even start to act against you. We don’t care a lot if it is about anyone. But what when it about friends you had for years? Close friends, friends you share so many memories with, friends for whom you were there and looked over their issues because they meant more than opinions? Sometimes we know the reason. It might have been something we have done or said, consciously or unconsciously. Sometimes we don’t know and only assume what the reason could have been. Read more ›

Need Your Help!

Most of you know that my latest book was released March 1st. I posted about it here.

I want to say Thank You to all of you who read my post, left a comment or even already purchased the book. Really, you are awesome!  Read more ›

The Blessing Of The Rabbit Hole

This post is inspired by a discussion I had going with Carisa of Sometimes Silver Linings Are Blue about the rabbit hole. Actually, it was more about the positive effects of that rabbit hole experience. Carisa thought it would make a topic for a post. I always love to discuss things with her. Carisa is a treasure box of experience and I honor and appreciate her a lot. Read more ›

24 Days of Grateful

Alexandra of AlexandraWriteNow  is doing a wonderful challenge from Dec. 1 – 24 and she calls it 24 Days of Grateful and it is about posting one thing a day I am grateful for.  Everybody feel free to join in!

Lisa of Life Of An El Paso Women nominated me for The 12 Days of Christmas challenge too. Although I cannot participate in that one too I try to give it justice by including it in my Grateful posts!

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24 Days of Grateful

Alexandra of AlexandraWriteNow  is doing a wonderful challenge from Dec. 1 – 24 and she calls it 24 Days of Grateful and it is about posting one thing a day I am grateful for.  Everybody feel free to join in!

Lisa of Life Of An El Paso Women nominated me for The 12 Days of Christmas challenge too. Although I cannot participate in that one too I try to give it justice by including it in my Grateful posts!

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24 Days of Grateful

Alexandra of AlexandraWriteNow  is doing a wonderful challenge from Dec. 1 – 24 and she calls it 24 Days of Grateful and it is about posting one thing a day I am grateful for.  Everybody feel free to join in!

Lisa of Life Of An El Paso Women nominated me for The 12 Days of Christmas challenge too. Although I cannot participate in that one too I try to give it justice by including it in my Grateful posts!

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Featuring YesterdayAfter

My lovely, kind-hearted, and most creative blog sister, Carolina, started something wonderful to support bloggers. She is featuring each week one blogger and sticks their images to her page. This is an awesome idea. I was blessed to be the second featured blogger since she started it. Lately Carolina asked if someone was interested to feature her too or to do a little article about her blog. Of course I agreed immediately……… although it took me some weeks to get it done! Sorry, Carolina, but now the time has come: You are featured!

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24 Days of Grateful

Alexandra of AlexandraWriteNow  is doing a wonderful challenge from Dec. 1 – 24 and she calls it 24 Days of Grateful and it is about posting one thing a day I am grateful for.  I said I won’t participate in any challenges this month but this one of course I cannot resist. I won’t do long posts, just a word, a picture, a quote, a special mention, or sometimes a combination. Read more ›

Weekly Review

I love Fridays! But not because of the coming weekend but because of the occasion to recall wonderful moments of the past week and share them with you! Read more ›

Weekly Review

It’s Friday! After a long break do to my absence I am back with another review. This a review of 3 weeks. I hope I don’t forget anything. As you know a lot happened in my life during the past 3 weeks and I couldn’t be any happier about it. But let’s get started!

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The post with the most views is: A Two Weeks Review Of Gratitude And Blessings

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The best that happened during the past weeks for sure was my trip to and through the States in general. I already posted some times about it and I don’t want to bother it with a repetition of the whole story. If you did not see it yet, here is my review on that:  A Two Weeks Review Of Gratitude And Blessings

Marissa Bergen posted in her own special Marissa-way about the meeting of her, Carolina, Corinne and I. Please read her poem  To Find Ms. Kind. You need to know that after our meeting I drove down from above Hollywood to Newport Beach. The highways lead right through Los Angeles and it was Friday at 5 pm. The best was to take a nap right on the highway because it turns out as the world’s largest parking lot! Instead of 1 hour 15 minutes, it took me almost 3 hours to get home. Now see what Marissa made of it!!! She is amazing!

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Another highlight has been learning about the Blogger Bash in London on June 11 2016! Hey, folks! This is the chance to meet a whole lot of other bloggers you already know from WordPress or make new friends. I cannot wait to meet many of my English friends and hopefully a whole lot from other countries too! Here is the post with the first information: The BASH is BACK! The Second Annual #BloggersBash 2016 

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Joe of Joe Writes His Wrongs posted a wonderful video yesterday! He is released from prison for about two months and it is amazing how hard he is working on his future. He is highly motivated to go through all the challenges and I know that he makes it! No doubt about that. Please check out the video. It is not even 5 minutes!

Thank You

When Carolina, Marissa,  Corinne and I met Carolina gifted all of us with a uniquely created jewelery. She picked each component she used related to the person she made it for. This way each piece has its own meaning. Whenever I think of it, it moves me again deeply how much love she incorporated into each creation. Yesterday she posted about the three creations in Jewelry Designs Meanings and Friendship… turquoise-shell-necklace1a

Another big Thank you goes to Kruti for her effort to meeting me in Dallas and for her lovely gifts! Thank you for your amazing friendship, for your openness, trust, and the love you share with us. You are a gem, dear sister! I am happy and proud to have you in my life!IMG-20151028-WA0012

A huge Thank you goes to Linda and her family. Linda invited me to stay with her in Louisiana and already her excitement about our meeting and my visit touched me a lot. Her hospitality and that lovely welcome by her and each family member is a gift with no money to buy. You, your husband, your sisters, and of course your mother are some of the most loving and cordial people I have ever met in my whole life. That I may call you my friends or even family is an honor and joy I will never be able to express! Thank you!

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Sandra of A Momma’s View invited to leave links either of your own blog or posts or of those from other people in order to share them with others. Please take the chance and head over to  Time to Mingle. Thank you, Sandra. This is  such a thoughtful way of supporting and connecting!

And of course: THANK YOU STARBUCKS!!! Not only that we had a wonderful time at your place, I enjoyed your creations for 2 weeks as much as possible! 91324-I-Love-Starbucks-GifAwards

Thank you for 3 awards:

The Respect Award and the Infinity Dream Award from Amaya of Life Of An El Paso Woman

Another Respect Award from Robert Goldstein

New Blogs I Follow

 Corinneonline This is the first time I follow a blogger after I met her in person. I did not know Corinne before but I am happy I was introduced to her. She is another amazing woman I am proud of to be connected to and to call my friend.

Sacha Black Sacha is the organizer and founder of the Blogger Bash! If you are interested in the gathering you better follow her to stay informed!

Just a thought

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Whatever invention and new technology was developed can be used in either way. Although often misused Social Media is a gift go me. The connections and friends from all over the world we make here on WordPress to me still is the vivid vision of how the world could look like: tolerance, respect, support, compassion, acceptance, open minds, sharing, love, peace…! There are millions of WP users. When we are connecting  in the real world we are spanning a net of awareness around the globe. We are role models in displaying and honoring everybody the way they are. We ignite the flame of awareness that together we can make this world a better place and prove that everybody in their unique appearance gives something special and important for the benefit of all, to make this world feel whole, and to make this a humanly place. Let’s prove that peace is not only a wish but an attitude, a state of mind. We are all brothers and sisters! We all want to be loved… so let’s love.
Happy Friday to all of you!
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A Two Weeks Review Of Gratitude And Blessings

I heard sceptic voices regarding meeting bloggers in person because of a possible disappointment. My own experience was nothing like that at all. I did not have any expectations about the wonderful people I was going to meet. They already captured my heart for months and I dare to say that we did know each other by heart. That is why it was not necessary that any ice needed to be broken. There simply was no ice. We all embraced each other with arms wide open! We laughed and joked about all the things we were posting about. It truly were meetings between old friends! I am already thinking about my next trip. I will make it an effort that at least once in my life I want to embrace the people I call my friends, brothers, and sisters! Read more ›

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You are loved

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Beautiful Memories!

Above the clouds so high

So much time to think back

Of beautiful times with lovely people

Of places I discovered new

Of friendship and heart warming hugs

Of smiles and sunshine

Of vows and gratitude

Of inspiration and love

Is that melancholy I feel?

Yes, sure, it’s there!

It tells me, it was good

And worthwhile to be repeated

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Melrose Plantation – Natchitoches, Louisiana

Yesterday, my dear host Linda, took her mom, Phyllis of Anchors and Butterflies, and me further to the south of Louisiana where we visited the Melrose Plantation. It was another beautiful day. The weather was gorgeous and so was the company!  Read more ›

Just a quick Hello from Louisiana!

Hi friends! I have had an awesome time by now. Linda of Nutsrok and her husband are such wonderful, lovely, and caring people. It is awesome! Here are just some few photos from an excursion together with Linda’s mom ……. much more to come! Read more ›

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Soul Mates – More Than Just The Love Of A Lifetime

My wonderful Australian friend with Swiss roots, Sandra of A Momma’s View published a post about soul mates.  We were talking a little about it and we agreed that I will repost my Soul Mate post from February of this year.  But due to the amazing experiences I made during the past months I completely worked over it. So whoever wrote the first one, please check this one out too!

The soul mate topic is always present. Through modern technology,  the internet, our social media networks it is so much easier today to connect with the whole world. And it is even more stunning to connect with people we might have never seen before but who feel so very familiar. I found many friends here on WordPress who for sure I consider as my soul mates. This is what I believe about soul mates: Read more ›

Miracles Happen!

Yesterday I got an email from one of my dearest friends I made here on WordPress. We are emailing at times and we are also about to meet soon. But when I opened up her email I was shocked about what I read. Read more ›

Weekly Review

I cannot believe it is already Friday again. This week just flew by!!! There was a lot going on again this week. Most of all I was very busy preparing and scheduling posts for my absences during this and next month. But now let’s go a little back in time 😊

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Story about Cooperation – Guest Post

Wilson Agaba of Storing Hope is a kind-hearted man from Africa. He is of support for others wherever he can, and he spreads the message of love in schools of his country Uganda. He is one of those who are actively working for peace in this world. Wilson had a very tough childhood and youth. Something many of us can barely imagine. But he never locked up his heart. I offered Wilson a guest post because I am impressed by his actions and by his loving being. Wilson has an important suggestion regarding cooperation.  Please take some time and read his article and check out Wilson’s blog! Read more ›

Your Inputs Are Appreciated!

The ones of you who are following me for quite a while know that Monday is always the day with my bigger inspirational, motivational, and spiritual posts. Of course I try to do it with my quotes, poems,  and any other post as well. But those have been THE posts for spreading awareness from my first blogging day on. Read more ›

I am from Austria – and I am damn proud of it!

Not 13’000 but 25’000 refugees entered Austria on the weekend. A wave of helpfulness, solidarity, and humanity washed over the country. All organisations and institutions worked together hand in hand. Trains were provided to insure the further safe transportation. The people were supplied with all the things they needed. Read more ›

We Are The Seeds Of Love

The song I posted last Wednesday as my Song of the Day inspired me to this post. It made me think of the need of tolerance, of acceptance, of compassion, respect, and empathy.  When I prepared that post I did not expect the wonderful developments here in Europe. Read more ›

Time To Say Goodbye!

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Yep, perhaps I am gonna have some smörrebröd soon…. Read more ›

Divine Connection


Divine Connection

Created of one
And the same energy.
Separated in bodies
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Introduction and Thank You!

A friend is the one who comes in
when the whole world has gone out.
~Grace Pulpit

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She Let Go… She Embraced… She Is Back…

… stronger than ever before!

I apologize for my short noticed disappearance. There was some turmoil in my private life from one moment to another. The old story about letting go. I will tell you about my experience after A Big Thank You to all of you. I am so moved how much you all cared. I had never ever expected that. Although I closed the comment section on my last post on Monday many of my wonderful friends sensed something and simply commented in the loveliest ways on a different post. Colleen, Ritu, Zee, and Michelle even stayed in touch with me via email. One year ago almost nobody knew me and today people say I was missed and they make the effort to get in touch with me in order to show me that I am loved… that was overwhelming! I am profoundly touched by so much love, compassion, and care. I don’t know how to thank you. I love you all from the deepest bottom of my heart! And believe me, I missed you all badly! My community rocks!!! Read more ›

Visible Congrats from Liechtenstein to the USA

Once again Happy Independence Day to my wonderful American friends!!! I wish I could be celebrating with you today! Instead I send you a photo showing how much I feel connected. I lost  several pieces of my heart in your beautiful country. Read more ›

Happy Independence Day! – Flashback

To all my American friends out there!

Enjoy your country, enjoy the day! Read more ›

Introduction and Thank You!

Friday was my thank you day for some years. I used to list what I was thankful for during the past week and in general. From now on I’ll make my weekly introduction post also I thank you for kindred acts of my friends. Read more ›

The Hand of the Universe

I wasn’t at a good place for some hours on Sunday. Although I should know it better I got lost in the “Why” of memories. But as you know me I am not willing to be caught by my thoughts. I want them to support me, not to block me. Therefore I am digging into myself but at the same time look outside for hints, for signposts which either give me an answer or at least show me a way out of the cloud. Read more ›

Introducing New Blogs I Follow!

This week I found some very interesting blogs again. They are all profoundly inspiring, uplifting, and insightful.

Please take a look at them and check out if you want to follow as well. Read more ›

Introducing New Blogs I Follow!

Last week I started introducing new blogs I am following. I want to make it a habit to keep that up each Friday in order to share my discoveries with my community. The number might vary of course. This week I found another eleven interesting blogs I’d like to present: Read more ›

Introducing New Blogs I Follow!

I want to make it a habit to present blogs I started following in order to support them and introduce them to the community.

Because this is my first post like this I start with my last twelve discoveries. Read more ›

You get what you give!

Spread love

In Love and Light!

When the need to help becomes a challenge…

It is hard when we are at a place of frustration or desperation. When life turns into a rollercoaster ride and you don’t know anymore if you are up or down. And even if you know it changes constantly. Somehow you back off but at the same time hope that someone sees it – feels it, because you don’t want to say anything – and is just there. Read more ›

Angel of Love!

When Matthew said good-bye from WordPress for a while in January I wrote the poem below. I kept it in my folder for the right moment. I think this moment has definitely finally come. But since I have more information now than back then I dedicate it to two people: Read more ›

Facebook and Co.

This post will be turning out completely different as you are used from me. But I am as human as all of you and I can get mad… really mad! And once I am mad then I am bathing in it.

I always refused to open up a Facebook account. I did not feel well sharing my life with an unknown world. I just knew that it is a summary of photos of what people eat, when they wake up, when their dog pooped, and lots of stuff the world needs to know…. but most of all lots of selfies nobody cares. Read more ›

Merry Christmas and Thank You!

Since I was welcomed so lovely and have found a wonderful place here on WordPress I wanted to post a video of me and wanted to say thank you in person. But for some reason I did not figure out how I can make a moving picture AND sound. It was driving me crazy and at some point I had to stop. But I will work on it!

For now I just send you all my most heartfelt embraces. I would have never believed to find friends on a social media platform. I would have never expected to become part of another kind of family.

My number one reason why I love my presence on WordPress:

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