Nominated for the “Mystery Blogger Award”!

Thank you dear Didi, for the nomination for the “Mystery Blogger Award”!

Thank you dear Didi for this beautiful gift and honor!

 Didi has a beautiful, inspirational and spiritual blog, with amazing, creative graphic designs and poetry for the soul! I recommend you visit this blog at: https://didisvgp.wordpress.com

 

Here are the rules:

Put the award logo/image on your blog.
List the rules.
Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
Tell your readers three things about yourself.
You have to nominate 10-20 people.
Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
Ask your nominees any five questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify)
Share a link to your best post(s)

 

Many thanks again dear Didi for this unexpected and thrilling surprise of having nominated me for the “Mystery Blogger Award”.

 

Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.

What is the Mystery Blogger Award?
It’s an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best our there, and they deserve the recognition that they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion. -Okoto Enigma (https://www.okotoenigmasblog.com/my-greatest-creation-yet/)

 

Three things about myself:

  1. I love animals with all my heart, and is my love for them that over 30 years ago made me decide to become a vegetarian. Although I recall memories of childhood when I had already developed this tendency. I guess it all started in my early childhood when my grandmother would raise baby chickens and over the cold months when they had just hatched we would keep them warm in a box in the kitchen and I would care for them and observe them for hours! One of them became my pet, and he was very smart. I remember whenever I visited grandma, I would call him by his name and he would come running to me like a little puppy, looking so happy and giving me a wing hug. I loved him so much!…. and you can guess what happened… yes, sadly, since he was a boy and not an “egg laying hen”, he ended up becoming a Sunday dinner and when I discovered this I was devastated. Since then, chicken was off the menu for me. Later on in life,  it was an easy transition to exclude all animals “off the menu”.
  2.  I enjoy playing chess, and although I consider myself a “beginner”, not having played much over the years, I finally bought a game for our anniversary, so now it’s always there on the coffee table, a game is always going on or in process… my husband makes a move, and flips a little card we made, that has our names on each side, then I know it’s my turn. So we play at leisure, when we pass by it, we make a move, and a game can last a few days.  I enjoy the strategy of the game, and the fact that it challenges me to think, to overcome “sticky situations” and to find solutions that lead to positive outcomes, pretty much like what we have to do in our own lives…Sometimes, it does seem like life it’s a big chess game of ongoing experiences from which we learn, we grow, and hopefully, we become better (players) 🙂
  3. I find my most peaceful and serene moments when I am in nature. It nourishes my soul.  I find a peace that touches my heart, whether I’m near water, in a forest, a park, or even in the comfort of my own little garden.  There are such tender moments when I watch the feeders with all the baby fledglings still being fed by their parents, or taking their first bath and curiously looking at everything for their first time, clumsily trying to fly while still keeping close company with their families. I smell the scent of the flowers that bring such joy to my senses, colors, perfumes, beauty and wonderment… I hear some wind chimes playing cheerfully with the breeze, and the peaceful sound of water trickling in the small water fountain. I remember when my mom passed away, we built a garden for her, to celebrate her life, and we planted roses.  At the same time, we got a few feeders, to bring back some life into our lives and regain a sense of comfort. Since then, we moved a few times, but we always carry with us the habit of the feeders, and keeping flowers blooming throughout spring, summer and fall, even if they are mostly in pots now. You can always create your own oasis to maintain that connection to nature, no matter how small, even if it’s just a plant!

Questions from Didi and my answers:

1.) If a King puts many precious things in front (money, land, precious diamonds, a high ranking position) of you and he asks you that you can choose what to take – what would it be?  I would probably take the money and use it for some good causes: First of all, we have to build housing for everyone and make sure everyone has food to eat… because NO ONE should be homeless or go hungry in our world where there is so much abundance! At the same time we would begin the clean up of our planet (land, oceans and air), plant more trees, protect the animals habitats, and buy free sources of energy to distribute them freely to the whole planet, and the list goes on… so I hope that this King is very, very RICH and super generous! 🙂

2.) How can we change ourselves to contribute to a better world?  I think that the answer is also within the question, because indeed,  “we can better the world by changing ourselves”. Diligently, day by day, minute by minute, becoming aware of our emotions and our thoughts, cleaning up our minds by elevating our thoughts and transmuting our emotions, to improve each day, and transform ourselves to become the light and love we are meant to be. This can create a contagious wave of goodwill and ignite the hearts of everyone touched, and before we know it, we are a part of the beautiful world we all desire to live in! We are all a part of the One Source, and each of us are undiscovered diamonds waiting underground to shine our light.

3.) What is your purpose of life? What a great question!!! Perhaps one of the greatest questions, and the one that has taken me on a journey of self discovery… I am still working on finding “the answers”, but I have “pieces or glimpses” of answers. Looking back to our lives we can see an overview of what we have done up to now, and what we would still like to do. However, if I was to give you the short answer, I would say that probably we all have one purpose in common : “to know ourselves”. To truly discover the inner Light of our higher Self and our connection to Source.  On our day to day lives, we tend to identify mostly with our bodies and our limited thinking through our 5 senses, but we are not just bodies… our bodies are just a vehicle for our souls, and we need to connect with that infinite source of light and love to nourish our souls.

4.) Our society produces good and bad things. What can be improved? This could also be a large list of things that we need to improve, and we could relate  it to the first question of the rich King… but we can also relate it to the 2nd question, at a personal level: “how can we change ourselves to contribute to a better society, or a better world? Changing ourselves, day by day, becoming more loving, spreading more love, light, and cheerfulness, participating in random acts of kindness, and becoming more forgiving of others as well as ourselves.

5.) Where is the difference between laughing and crying? When you are happy you can also shed tears of happiness and sometimes we laugh even out of insecurity… Yes, sometimes we can have wonderful cathartic moments in which we have tears of tremendous joy that wash like healing waters over us when our hearts and souls are deeply touched, and sometimes are tears of sadness and grief. For this question, I would like to quote Khalil Gibran, who expresses the answer so beautifully:

Image result for quotes kahlil gibran tears of joy and sorrow

 

Share a link to your best post(s):

https://amiracarluccio.com/2018/04/01/poems-have-you-earned-your-tomorrowby-edgar-guest/

My Nominees:

  1. Trina @ http://www.spiritual-quotes-to-live-by.com
  2. Anita @ https://onelightonesource.com
  3. Patricia @ http://apoetscorner.com
  4. Amritham @ https://amritham99.wordpress.com
  5. Kamal @ https://boundlessblessingsblog.wordpress.com/
  6. Scribe for Love  @ https://scribeforlove.blog
  7. Cate @ https://zenofhen.wordpress.com
  8. Jeremiah @ https://theheartsphere.com
  9. Michele @ https://rabbitpatchdiary.com
  10. Mark @ https://beingmark.com

Participation is not a must – its a voluntary matter and I hope that if you choose to participate you will have fun with this 🙂

5 Questions for you:

  1. If you had the power to change anything in the world in the blink of an eye, what would you do?
  2. What’s your favorite inspirational/motivational book, movie, or poem?
  3. If you could give one piece of advice to your younger self, what would it be?
  4.  If you could be an animal or a flower for a day, which one would you choose to be and why?
  5. What would your best friend tell me about you?

 

 

 

 

 

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. Dear Amira,

    I am very thankful for your profound answers which reveals your sensitivity and recepitivity as to spirituality: real spirituality cannot not be taken out of book-reading it is like an infection which our soul grasps, it is based on divotion and trust towards the One and Oneness.

    By the way, my son had a similar experience with animals. Before he was a meat-eater (as I also used to be almost 30 years ago). He had to work close to a pig slaughterhouse. These animals are also very sensitive and felt the near death. They were screaming like anything. Those screams went through his heart and made him change his food. From then on he became a vegetarian, as he felt that also animals suffer and feel pain, they are not just like “things”.

    Yes, often joy and deep sorrow have a narrow border as we all find in oposites: there is also a thin line between brilliance and insanity. Excellentl quote by Khalil Gibran.

    Regarding the first question: Yes with generosity and with sharing abundance of wealth with people in need, is really noble. After the other bloggers have contributed there answers I am going to add somethine to this question.

    Some words about question 3.
    We are born with a special purpose, to be able to leave the prision of the three worlds (physical, astral and causal) and find our way back home with the Grace of God. Therefore it is necessary to develop us, not only interlectually, but especially but also spiritually. As you wrote too: “Man know thyself” – To know ourselves is the most important things. With the instruments of being honest to ourselves, others and God – we will care for a good fundament. Then we have to develop love for God, through right meditaion and practice to open the inner door which will bring us to the realm of pure consciousness. Surrender then 100% towards God is the next level we should reach. On this path of self-realisation we will then become aware who we are, what we are, from where we come and where to go to. As soon as this level of self-realisations is reached, we will enter into God-realisation.

    Chess is also one of my favourite games.

    So thank you very much for your wonderful answers expressed by your heart, dear Amira 🙂

    For you and your family my heart-felt greetings
    All good wishes
    Didi

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  2. Dear Didi! Thank you so much for taking the time to give me your precious and wise feedback! I agree… genuine spirituality is like the essence and perfume of fruits when they are ripe after going through all the storms and winds of life…. when we begin to mature through our life experiences and lessons and start to open to the light. Like Rumi so nicely put it “The wound is the place where the light enters you”.
    I can understand how your son must have felt! Animals can feel pain, fear, and love, they are capable of a so many emotions! I watch my dogs when they are dreaming, and they bark or run in their sleep! To hear an animal cry in despair can pierce through our hearts forever! Thank you for sharing this with me. I am glad to hear about your son’s change in his diet after this experience. We all get confronted at different times or stages in our lives, so that we are gently or sometimes abruptly “pushed” to change our ways.
    So, we also share in common our enjoyment of chess! That is so cool! 🙂
    I really enjoyed your questions, and especially the feedback that you just gave me. You have deep wisdom and that as you said does not come from “reading books” (that’s only intellectual knowledge) but deep inner wisdom comes from the connection to your inner Light. You have walked the inner path with great focus and devotion. Now you are sharing your light to all. Thank you dear Didi for your labor of love.
    The same to you and your family, many blessings, Love and Light! Amira

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  3. Anita Bowden says:

    Congratulations on your nomination, Amira, and really great responses to the questions! Also loved your “best post”. Great job!

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    1. My dear Amira,

      WordPress did not inform me of your answer given on 1st July, but now I want to take the opportunity to answer your comment.

      Thank you very much for expressing your harmony, honour and respect in your words 🙂
      Also animals and plants are our brothers and sisters in a lower form. Sant Kirpal Singh gave an example for it: He compares consciousness with the quantity of watts of bulbs. Where the life-impulse starts there may be very little Watts and light, where plants are there we have a bulb maybe of 40%, where animals are there we find possibly bulbs with 60% light and man has 100% of light watts. As we find in the Bible: Man is next to God in His creation – He further states that only in the man-body we can go back to our home eternal, with right understanding, right living, ethic living and practising the universal teaching of all comptent Masters, Sants and Teachers in a discipline and humble way with great thankfulness towards God. So everything that exists is God, there is nothing apart or beyond God – that is why we should have respect and love to all His creators, animals and plants and people. We may love God in everyone but we need not necessarily love the mind in everyone. As God expressed it: “I love the sinner but not his sins…”
      We all are part of God – the mind contains heaven and hell, which is a playground of the negative and the positive power. So let us think positvely with love and light to everyone as Sant Kirpal Singh has said: Be Good – Do Good – And Be One

      In oness (I loved it very much when you used this word at the end of some of your comments)
      Didi

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      1. Dear Didi! Thank you so much for such a beautiful explanation. I had never heard before the example given by Sant Kirpal Singh… it makes a lot of sense, the different degrees of light or consciousness in plants , then animals, then humans… You gave me a lot to think about with his teachings. It’s so true that heaven and hell both co-exist in our own minds! I really like the mantra from the master Sant Kirpal Singh as well, he narrowed it down, to a simple sentence that encompasses all: ” Be Good – Do Good – And Be One” I will keep this as my mantra!
        Yes, so glad to hear you like the term “In oneness”! Thank you so much Didi for the wisdom you always share, for shining the light on our paths. In Oneness 🙂 Amira

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        1. Dear Amira,

          Thank you very much for your beauftiful lines. When we follow and live this “mantra” – more is not needed then we surely will reach to a good “end”.

          Have a great day
          In Oneness
          Didi

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  4. Thank you so much dear Anita for your kind words. I am very lucky to have developed such beautiful new friendships through this media, that has served us so well to connect heart to heart 🙂

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  5. Dear Amira

    Now I want to add something as earlier announced to the question:

    1.) If a King puts many precious things in front (money, land, precious diamonds, a high ranking position) of you and he asks you that you can choose what to take – what would it be?

    Who is that king? – If He is God and we chose (our soul) Him then everything that He is giving belongs to us too as He is the giver of all those precious things. In chosing Him we take the direct way. In our everyday life it is similar: we chose angles, we chose chakras to meditate on, we pray to Gods and Godesses asking them to support us – but why not directly ask the highest power, the Creator Himself – and the direct way is the shortest way… – we can only go there where those power can go, but not further, when chosing God – we will go where He lives…

    Thank you very much again for joining this award challenge, dear Amira
    My heart-felt greetings to you
    Didi

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  6. Wow! Dear Didi! What a beautiful answer! I had taken the question literally as a king offering money to use for a good cause… But this takes it to a whole new level! Of course!
    Our highest Divine Source is the rich of riches of all that exists… it’s all offered to us freely… all the blessings given generously to all… I really like the idea that ” and the direct way is the shortest way”!
    We don’t need intermediaries, when we all have direct access to our Creator, having our own being in his, as you said before “we are a drop in the ocean”… An ocean of all abundance, beauty, infinite blessings, joy, and Light! You have deeply inspired me!!! In gratitude, Amira

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    1. Welcome, dear Amira 🙂
      I am happy that you like this hidden idea behind the question 🙂
      In oneness and gratitude as well
      Didi

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