There are changes indeed. Yes, I am splitting my blog into two separate entities, because I know that the audience who was interested in what I am doing in India isn't so interested in how I experience (and how they also might enjoy) God. And I know that my friends who read my blogs about God and are really enjoying my sporadic outbursts. And so I would like to let you know that I have a new website for my blogs about God and stuff. The following website I have created is for prayer. It's best to start prayer before something "happens." You know the kind of people who only call you when the going gets tough? It's the same thing. It's great to develop that relationship so that you not only have the spiritual protection (yup, it's like insurance,) but you receive the guidance and good thoughts--which in out-pictures as good actions and words.
Recently I've been guided to do what my heart wishes are, and aside from packing for our move, which will be in late November (--insh'alla--God willing,) I have been taking voice lessons. I also made a drum for my birthday in late September. My husband and I have been playing around with drums, and we both have experience in making drums. Right now I am working on a drum that is made from a very thick piece of reclaimed bamboo--it's width is about 7-10 inches, and the length is 22 inches. I will put two heads on it--it's styled after the Mali Junjun drum. We are also having a djembe drum made, and so I will also be putting the head on this as well. My husband just had some more of this reclaimed bamboo, which he took to the woodworkers to make small incisions on the length--it's called a "tongue drum" and when tuned to specific keys, offers wonderful melodic sounds.
Since August Onam holidays, we have been very busy. I quit my Facebook account, and now just operate a small page for my Susan of India site. You can find me on Facebook under "Susan of India" or "Love India." You are welcome to "friend" me, and "Like" my page, if you are a FB member. It felt so liberating to leave this social network behind, because what I realized was that there is a lot of "chit-chat" and I didn't have the willpower to only look at it once a week. It became daily, and then I became interested in the little details, and it filled my head with little details that were not very important--what so-and-so had for dinner, this and that... One Saturday in September I was sent the thought, "Quit FB today." I said to myself, "not a bad idea." And so I did. I love all 400 friends that were on my FB, 15 of whom I don't know in person.
There are other changes that have occurred, but I must be more prepared to write about them in detail This is the overview. I am loving life here in India with my Indian husband, four dogs, and 3 cats (Our dear Calvin kitty recently went home to God.)
I've also received the idea that life is for living. And so this is what I am doing--together with my husband. We are living life more freely. We are singing, playing instruments, making drums and percussion instruments...cooking good food for people, enjoying our friends, our animals, our family members, and celebrating God. Of course I am pursuing more intensely my spiritual practice, and have had some wonderful lessons and changes. It's been an "action packed" time (spiritually speaking) since June. :-)
Warmest regards to you and your loved ones. Wishing for you that your heart wishes are granted. I'm just so grateful to be allowed a life here during this time. What an amazing time.