Crossroads

Lioness2 I feel that I am somewhat at a crossroads – I have been working part-time (casual) for a while, in the things I love – Writing, some Screen and Content writing, and also some Business Analysis. I left my last full-time role at the end of 2012, and am enjoying my current work.

A book of mine, ‘The Castle and Other Stories’, has also been accepted by a Publisher for publication. It is a book of 12 short stories, for YA, in the Fantasy/Sci-Fi genre – and I am sure that if I had been working full-time I would have not been able to complete it. I am looking forward to the launch of it on the internet.

However, I feel like I need something more. I am not sure if I want to go back to full-time work – but a source of somewhat steady income is necessary.

So, is it back to square one? The resumes and applications – hopefully something will materialise. I hope that something will come my way – when I least or most expect it. I can only try, and hope that destiny will fill in the blanks!

Inspirational Articles, and The Castle and Other Stories FREE on Smashwords

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Inspirational Articles, and The Castle and Other Stories FREE on Smashwords

Inspirational Articles, and The Castle and Other Stories are now FREE on Smashwords!

Inspirational Articles – We are all searching for Peace in our innermost souls. This collection of Articles with tips to inspire will hopefully bring about the Peace and Love that we and this world all want and need. “I believe that the best sort of gain that we can hope for is when we make others happy. To see that sparkle in the eye of that old lady whom you help to cross the road.” Sinha writes with fluidity, candour..

The Castle and Other Stories – Now, the places beyond the Rushlands are stark and desert-like; it has never been hospitable…there are dying carcasses. This is where Inder found himself…Eva is mesmerised by the mysterious Keven who is new in town…but little does she know the mysteries he really holds! Louis and Simon get even with bullies with the help of a…faery? A Review: “…growing richer and more complex each time.”

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Conversations with God, by Neale Donald Walsch (Hodder, 2005); A Review

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There are many books that deal with issues related to Spirituality and God. None, however, explore that between man/woman both with and as God, as well as Walsch in ‘Conversations with God’. Walsch’s novel has many ‘truths’ that might be discussed.

The crux of the book hinges on the theory that we are all God ourselves, all we need to do is look within, and ‘He/Her/It/Us’ will speak with us. Walsch asks God, ‘Are you saying that all the bad things that happen to us are of our own choosing?’ God replies, ‘Not in the conscious sense – which you mean. They are all of your own creation’.

This brings us to the cycle of karma – what we do, comes back to us. It is said by some that even thoughts that a person has influences matter.

Walsch surmises that the Trinity is the same in all religions – the Father, Son and Holy Ghost in Christianity akin to the Brahma, Shiva and Krishna of Hinduism. However, this could be a source of contention, as not all religions have a ‘Trinity’; Buddhism, for example, does not. It believes in Buddha, and no God, but as man.

This brings us to an interesting point; what, then, is the common theme amongst all religions? Walsch’s God talks as a father, a friend. Is this common of all religions? In Hinduism, God can even be in the form of a husband or wife.

There is one aspect of all religions that have a common theme – Love. Whatever form God takes, it is one of Love. There can be debate as to whether the Lord really is a strict ‘Father’ or a loving ‘Husband’ – but all religions agree that He/She is love abounding.

This now brings us to the Final point of the exercise – if in all religions God is Love, then cannot religion itself be ‘discarded’ and God himself/herself be worshipped as true ‘Love’ in whatever form we choose. God in Walsch’s novel calls Walsch His ‘Daughter, Son, Purpose…and Self’. Is God not also a Husband, a Wife, a Love, a Lover?

I choose to leave you with these words – God is Love. But what is Love? Where is Love? Is it not in everyone we meet, all we see – the land, the ocean, rivers and trees…in our fellow men and women, indeed in the rest of the Universe, above and below? For are we not one, created equal, to be as One with All till Eternity.

Africa – An Essay & Inspirational Articles

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Africa – An Essay

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Africa – An Essay – “The ‘flame’ trees that lined the only road from Nairobi city to Jomo Kenyatta airport whizzed by as we drove past. Occasionally, a giraffe or impala stood out in the dusk, silhouetted against the setting sun, and a strange tugging at my heart made me want to stamp my feet and yell out “No! I want to stay! I don’t want to go!” I had a feeling of helplessness, as though precious riches were slipping through my fingers, and I couldn’t do anything at all to stop them. This is an eyewitness account of a life spent growing up in Kenya, East Africa, until the attempted coup in 1983. It is indeed an essay on the times spent there. Sinha writes with fluidity, candor, as well as surprising layers of complexity…”

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Inspirational Articles – We are all searching for Peace in our innermost souls. This collection of Articles will hopefully help to bring about the Peace and Love that we, and this world, all want and need. “I believe that the best sort of gain that we can hope for is when we make others happy. To see that sparkle in the eye of that old lady whom you help to cross the road” Sinha writes with fluidity, candour…

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Dreams

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Once I had a dream – a dream that I was falling deeper and deeper into a chasm…then suddenly I would wake up; this was a recurring dream that I still have now and then. I think to myself that, what does it mean? What does it all mean?

And the other dreams…do they have meanings too? Many seers say that dreams have meaning – if you dream of animals, apparently you are concerned about your fellow human beings, or brothers and sisters – and nightmares might mean that you are having indigestion from last night’s supper!

Perhaps there is meaning in dreams – or perhaps it is your subconscious mind at work, bringing into your dreams the thoughts that are lurking beneath the surface of the mind, at the end of a busy and eventful day.

So, I might ask myself…what is the meaning of my dream of falling into a chasm? I remember the first time I dreamt it – I was only 6 or 7 years old – and at the end of it I woke up and found that I had actually fallen out of my bed! Obviously then, it had to do with the fact that reality was intervening in my dream. Is that not what every dream is? A bit of reality, a bit of what we hope for, what we want, but also fear of the things we dread.

It would then seem that dreams are things that we conjure up that might be somewhat based on an aspect of our lives that we are exploring in our sleep – be it to our liking or not. Whether dreams can predict the future or not we can explore in further detail later – suffice to say that in some bizarre manner we are the creator of our own dreams!

The Light In Us

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The IT revolution is in full swing. Not only are computers getting faster, but they are also becoming more affordable to the average man (person). What is ‘new’ now, is ‘old’ in three years’ time. Take for instance, a lap-top that my brother-in-law bought 3 years ago; it was the latest thing then, but now, it is ‘chugging along’ as though the life has left it. It only had 512 MHz of RAM. Nowadays, it is commonplace for a laptop to have at least 2 or 3GHz of power, oftentimes more.

As for mobile phones – they are getting smaller by the year! Let us not go into the controversy over their health concerns – we can leave that for later. Cars are faster, more comfortable. Land sizes for housing is decreasing – sizes of houses themselves are increasing.

The world is getting smaller. We can go where we want, when we want. At least, many of us can; the boundaries between the ‘rich’ and the ‘poor’ is increasing. Many people in villages across the world cannot afford a square meal a day. Violence is rife in some parts of the world. When people walk down the street, they do not have the time to greet their neighbour. They are caught up in a selfish ‘me’ state – I must do this – this is happening to me – I want to be cooped up in my own room.

Why have we come to this state? Is it technology which is separating us from each other? Surely not – Facebook, Twitter, hotmail, yahoo – everything is at our fingertips. We can write messages to friends across the world, and view them on WebCam. We can call anyone anytime – everything is just a phone call away. But we are too busy, or too tired, or too…selfish?

I remember when my grandmother passed away. It was over 15 years ago. She had cancer of the liver, and we found out only at the last stages. I did not get to see her again. I never got to send her the ‘Thank you Grandma’ and ‘I love you Grandma’ cards that I had thought I would. I had thought of it so many times, but had never sent them. Once, she had shown me the cards that her sister’s grand-kids had sent, and I thought then that I would buy her some. I had so many opportunities, but the time never came.

Children nowadays spend 60 hours per week in childcare, away from their parents, who are busy earning money so that they can afford more. At the price of what?  A child’s well-being? These children have difficulty adjusting to society, and feel unloved. Many of them are violent, at such a tender age.

We must take accountability for our own actions. To use a much-used quote – money is not everything.

Take a good, long look at yourself. Deep down, ask yourself what you truly want – who you want to make happy, what you want out of life. Think about it till you reach the bottom of your heart – and find the answer. Is it to buy all the clothes you want, even though your wardrobe is overflowing? Is it to buy the latest car, even though your old one will do just as well? Or is it to make your little boy (or girl) happy, not by spoiling him with gifts because you feel guilty being away from him so much, but by actually being there for him – with love, the thing most precious to us all.

As you go away having read this article, I do not want you to feel that I am criticizing you. We are all caught in our own whirlpool of choices, emotions and what we think are necessities. Sometimes, we don’t even have time to think.

So that is all I am asking you to do. Think deeply about yourself, your friends, your relatives, anyone you care about. What do you want in life? And the answer will reveal itself.

Thank you for sharing this journey with me. And may the road before you be full of light and love; because deep down, that is what we all are – light and love.