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Susan Flint Rajkumar I have lived in India for over a decade, and have called many other parts of this world my home. I mingle with people of many different religions, skin colors, educational backgrounds, and life experiences. And I am happy to call them my friends. At age fifty, I decided to change the course of my life by taking an art class. Many things have changed, and how pleasing!

Browsing Archive: October, 2009

Seven Ways to Stay Constant with God: How to Develop Spiritual Strength

Posted by ©Susan Flint Rajkumar, 2016. All rights reserved. on Monday, October 26, 2009, In : The Spiritual Life 



Spiritual strength and maturity come from developing good habits during our daily living. This may sound funny to you—it did to me—that we have a “spiritual routine” during the day. The constant observance of our creator, our “unseen” helpers and guides or whomever you call on for divine guidance, cause a change in us. Depending on your source of inspiration in which you connect, will either result in developing spiritual weakness or spiritual strength.

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God's Presence, God's Present

Posted by Susan Flint Rajkumar copyright 2009. All rights reserverd. on Sunday, October 18, 2009, In : The Spiritual Life 

The other day I forgave someone for something that caused a deep sadness inside of my heart, a lingering pain, even though we had had an “everything is fine now” status for years. Afterwards, I noticed a considerable change. I was more relaxed, and felt happier (even still) than I have been. We can have an intellectual knowing of forgiveness, but when it comes down to it, the feelings and the thoughts that come from the heart are the main substance of our existence. I'd pret...


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God's Storage Units

Posted by Susan Flint Rajkumar copyright 2009. All rights reserverd. on Sunday, October 11, 2009, In : The Spiritual Life 

When the world is spinning around me with all of its hurricane-like symptoms, I remain calm. Sometimes I sit in the eye of the storm here in India, and God keeps me safe. I sing a song, recite spiritual text, and keep the other elements far away from my heart. I don't think about the “not good.” They are just symptoms. This is the kind of world that I live in, where all challenges and burdens turn around for the Good. Everything is good in my world. Even friends and family who are h...


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Grace

Posted by ©Copyright Susan Flint Rajkumar. All rights reserved. on Sunday, October 4, 2009, In : The Spiritual Life 

In 1995, the summer before my first trip to India with my university, I drove across America by myself. I was driving my grandmother's six cylinder Buick, pulling a six-foot trailer packed with my “life,” as I was planning on living in North Carolina, USA, forever. I love my country, the land, the people. They are truly unique. The idea of permanently living in North Carolina, however, shortly changed a few months later, when I traversed Indian soils. “You know, Susan, they say th...


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Sweeping

Posted by Susan Flint Rajkumar copyright 2009. All rights reserverd. on Sunday, October 4, 2009, In : The Spiritual Life 

Today I swept the yard early. It had just rained the night before. More bright yellow leaves from the star fruit tree behind our house have fallen with the water, and the wet sandy path around the house is sprinkled with purple jacaranda flowers and neem leaves. The familiar tropical scent when it rains fills me up with joy.

The sound of sweeping is the first thing that you hear early in the mornings in India. It is like a sacred movement of energy, putting one's life into order, an...


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