Announcing My Author Page and Book Updates

30730037_1868677273424121_4630183188440809472_oHappy Thursday! Have you visited my Author Page or the links to any of my books?

Maybe you have and maybe you have not! Either way I hope that you can visit soon and that you might be able to share what I am about to share with you!

Please know that I am happy to share some very important information with you.

For starters you can visit my Author Page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RachaelAnnThomasJeremiah/. There you will be able to find the latest updates on my books and current promotions.

For example today my book Eternal Inspiration is priced at $0.99 and tomorrow it will be priced at $1.99. To purchase it today visit https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07C2B84QV

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More so, it is available on Kindle Unlimited and the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. What this means is that those with Kindle Unlimited can read at their leisure and those in KOLL can also access the book. 

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The good news is that Tasty Vegetarian Recipes which is available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079FHN8PM is also available on Kindle Unlimited and the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.

I hope that the pictures are of help to you! What they provide is some valuable insight into what my books contain!

From me to you as always, Happy Reading and Happy Living!

 

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Book Release: Eternal Inspiration (The Power of Positive Thinking & Learning How You Can)

cover pageGreat news everyone!

This post is dedicated to the launch of my second book. Entitled “Eternal Inspiration: The Power of Positive Thinking and Learning How You Can” was published on Amazon on April 10th 2018. For all those who wish to purchase this book it can be found at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07C2B84QV

The even better news is that it is available for FREE for anyone enrolled in Kindle Unlimited.

Some may ask the question what follows after ‘Learning How You Can’ and here is what it means,  “Learning How You Can ?”

  • Adapt positive thinking in your life
  • Become a positive thinker
  • Celebrate who you are and all that you have achieved
  • Dance to the Music
  • Enjoy life and all that it has to offer!
  • Fight back and be a survivor
  • Give yourself a fighting chance
  • Have Happy Days
  • Invite Positivity in Your Life
  • Join in the Fun
  • Keep it real but smile through it
  • Live and love life
  • Make the most of every moment
  • Notice the finer things in life
  • Open your heart and your mind
  • Put the past where it should be
  • Question things properly (scissors of life)
  • Relax and stop being so hard on yourself
  • Shatter the Illusion
  • Thank God for life and all its experiences
  • Use each day as if it were your last
  • Walk the journey and enjoy it
  • ‘X-ray’ the things you need to- one at a time
  • Yell when you need to but not as a habit
  • Zero in on what you need to do for you

From the very first word to the very last it is filled with positivity and positive messages that are directly from the heart, (my heart). All quotes that are not credited to others are original lines from me to each reader who invests the time to read it.

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Some things worth taking note of is:

• It contains a very special dedication to my parents- my Mr Ramchit Thomas (my Dad) & Mrs Doris Thomas (my Mom).
• The title, “Eternal Inspiration” was chosen by my husband Shiva Jeremiah.
• The cover was chosen to reflect all that the book contains- beauty, hope, serenity, life and positive energy.
• The book is meant to inspire, motivate, strengthen and heal.
• I value my gift as a writer and celebrate this as another chapter of my incredible journey.

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For my author page please visit: amazon.com/author/rachaelathomasjeremiah

Many thanks to all those on my Facebook page who are liking the post on this book, many thanks to those who are loving it and many thanks to those who are sharing it and those who are posting comments on it.  All many thanks to the Caribbean Writers who have been offering their congratulations!

As always, Happy Reading and Happy Living!

 

Celebrating Easter 2018!

Happy Easter everyone!

 

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Today is a day that Christians the world over have been eagerly waiting for! As Pope Francis addressed the tens of thousands in St Peter’s Square he appealed to Mass for world peace. With this call comes a need for an end to war and conflict together with a renewal for hope, faith as well as helping each other and looking out for one another.  More so it means a call for the end of injustice and a plea for humanity to be humane.

The Easter story is that has been shared from generation to another and its message continues to hold relevance in our lives day in and day out. Ideally it means listening, heeding and essentially practicing.

In addition to the Easter story something that piques the interest of many is the way Easter traditions vary around the world. In this article by Sasha Ingber one thing is for sure- there is diversity! For Easter Around the World please visit https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/04/01/598658289/in-photos-easter-around-the-world

Bringing Easter a little closer to home here are some links that will add to the diversity and lend to the richness of our culture.

Have a look at these links which I have included below. The first is a LoopTT article and the second and third are both from the Trinidad and Tobago Guardian’s journalist Charles Kong Soo.

www.looptt.com/content/six-great-easter-picnic-spots-tt

http://www.guardian.co.tt/news/2018-03-31/dave-and-family-keep-camping-tradition-alive

www.guardian.co.tt/news/2018-03-31/sarika-and-family-have-good-time

 

Happy Easter

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Celebrating Hanuman Jayanti 2018!

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Happy Hanuman Jayanti! Om Namo Hanumate Namaha! Jai Veer Hanuman!

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As journalist Seeta Persad so rightly said, Hindus in Trinidad and Tobago surely have eagerly been awaiting the arrival of Hanuman Jayanti. (See article http://newsday.co.tt/2018/03/30/hindus-mark-hanuman-jayanti-tomorrow/)

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Lord Hanuman means so much to so many and this is evident not just here in Trinidad but also in the way many the world over regard Him and give praises to Him. For starters He teaches us strength and patience, He teaches us about courage and humility and He offers us protection but He does so much more!  The list can go on and on and will never stray from the essence that Lord Hanuman is our Blessing and He holds special significance for the thousands and more so the millions that pray to Him.

Here in Trinidad we have the 85 ft Hanuman Murti which was consecrated in 2003 but this is not just any Hanuman Murti. In addition to being the tallest Hanuman Murti in the Western World, this is a Karya Siddhi Hanuman Murti. In looking at the history of this Karya Siddhi Hanuman Murti I found this video that I am sure can provide meaningful insight to many devotees.  It will in many respects help in shedding light on what the Newsday journalist was referring to. On this note I invite you to please have a look at it:

Moving on we can agree that indeed it is a divine blessing to hear the name of Lord Hanuman being glorified and indeed a blessing to be able to offer prayers to Lord Hanuman. Today thousands visited the 85ft Karya Siddhi Hanuman Murti at the Dattatreya Yoga Center in Carapichaima. The chanting of Hanuman Chalisa  was scheduled to begin at 6am this morning and it concluded after 7pm this evening. It was followed by Abhishekam, Puja and Homa. 

Rightfully so there is a lot that we can learn from Lord Hanuman and a simple means of accepting these lessons comes from understanding what the Hanuman Chalisa is telling us.  While the visit to the site http://aumamen.com/stotra/hanuman-chalisa can provide some ready assistance with this the link to Hanuman Chalisa for Parayana below will also provide you with peace, comfort and an abundance of postive energy.  

Many present at the Sri Dattatreya Yoga Center today can attest to the fact that hundreds were able to offer their prayers to Lord Hanuman, sing Chalisa, perform Abhishekam, participate in Puja and Homa and also perform Aarti at the feet of Lord Hanuman.  Today’s Hanuman Jayanti celebrations came after 5 nights of Ramayan Discourses delivered during the past week. The week’s sessions began with Pundit Abhedanand Persad Sharma on Monday and continued with Pundit Hardeo Persad on Tuesday, Pundit Jewan Maharaj on Wednesday, Swami Prakashananda on Thursday. It concluded with Pundit Bimal Maharaj on Friday. 

In compiling this post finding bhajans being sung by His Holiness seemed most appropriate as His voice and His presence do more than words can ever fully express. Thankfully this morning I was able to hear and see His Holiness Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji on Livestream (Click on Yoga Sangeetaand this evening we were able to be at the feet of Lord Hanuman.

I love all of Appaji’s bhajans and this is one of the first I heard. It is followed by some other bhajans that are filled with meaning and positive energy.  Here is my invitation to you to enjoy each of the Bhajans below and immerse yourself in Appaji’s offering! 

As Hanuman Jayanti 2018 draws to an end continue putting into practice the many lessons Lord Hanuman has shared with us. As Appaji reminds us daily, “Be Good, Do Good”. 

Om Namo Hanumate Namaha! Karya Siddhi Hanuman Ki Jai!

Celebrating Ram Navami 2018!

Today  Sunday 25th March 2018 we joined with Hindus the world over in celebrating Sri Ram Navami! We were immensely blessed to be showered with the blessings and grace of His Holiness whose messages reach his followers in real time as He delivers His messages and reminds us of the abundance of love He has for us.

20180325_092022On this Holy occasion Shiva and I were as fortunate as we always are to be at the Sri Dattatreya Yoga Centre in Carapichaima which is home to the largest Lord Hanuman Murti in the Western Hemisphere- the 85ft Karya Siddhi Hanuman Mantra.

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Here is some info for those who may not know Lord Rama’s story:

http://www.navratriday.com/ram-navami.html

Here too is a beautiful rendition from Sooryagayathri whose soulful singing continues to capture many hearts.

Always happy to find past messages from His Holiness Sri Ganapathy Sachchidanda Swamiji, I was delighted to find these YouTube videos shared by Hanuman Hoffman who is a very dear Datta devotee and he is also one who is loved by us all. Appaji’s presence and His guidance, grace and teachings are invaluable, priceless and nothing short of an abundance of innumerable blessings. Please have a look at this video:

 

The first video as you would realise is a mantra to Lord Rama that is delivered to us by His Holiness and the second is an important sloka, it is the first sloka from the Sundara Kanda of Valmiki’s Ramayana and it is a Maha Mantra. 

From us to you, Happy Ram Navami! Keep chanting, keep praying, keep doing selfless service! Let Lord Rama’s story and His messages inspire you and remind you of how fortunate we are! 

As His Holiness says to us, “Be good, Do good!” (SGSPosts- Download it today if you haven’t! Also please share it with others!) 

 

 

Celebrating World Happiness Day 2018!

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today (March 20) is World Happiness Day! I hope that your day was filled with happiness and if it was not, I hope that there was some measure of happiness for you today! If it hasn’t been like that yet please know that the day is not over and happiness will greet you soon. It will appear in the form of laughter, a smile or a kind word.

Happiness we can all agree should come from within and can manifest itself through any of the ways mentioned above- in a smile, a kind word, a thoughtful gesture or just pure laughter!

Here is a link to some quotes which I found and I am happy to share:   https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/happiness

Hopefully there is something there which can resonate with you and also something that was able to pique your interest.

In continuing allow me to ask,  have you heard what the UN report said about Trinidad and Tobago’s happiness Index? Please have a look at this video:

Now look at Trinidad and Tobago in relation to the top 10 countries that are the happiest in the world.

Now stop for a minute and ask yourself what makes Finland the world’s happiest country. Then be sure to look at the video below.

In closing this is my message to you: Spread the love, spread the laughter, spread the happiness! 

Stay away from anyone who tries to steal your happiness! If you cannot stay away from the one who tries to steal your happiness just do not let them or their negativity or their nonsense get the better of you!

From me to you, Happy International Happiness Day 2018!

 

Celebrating Life’s Lessons and its Treasures!

-It’s been a long time since I posted a message I am sure you will agree! In this post I am opting to focus on life’s experiences. The thing is that I have learnt the hard way not to depend on many persons. I am also sure this will be agreed upon.

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My circle is small but the lessons I have learnt are many. Thankfully my faith has never been in man but in God! My belief has always been in Karma (not in thinking of others suffering for the wrong they do as I do not have energy for that- with me I just pick up and press on- but I believe that we are all responsible for our actions) and being good and doing my best. This is what I always give to the world.

 

Some things to remember:

  • Have confidence in yourself.
  • Never give up.
  • Know that many people will show you want they want but the reality of what they are depends on their words and more so, their actions.
  • Remember that with every negative experience you should always look for the positive that comes out of it.
  • Change comes when people make a conscious effort to want to change.
  • If anyone makes you angry do not give them that anger. You suffer the most as you work yourself up and they do not deserve that satisfaction. Take care of yourself and pray for them to learn from their bad ways or pray to have less of that to deal with.
  • Nothing lasts forever. Believe that today is a present and tomorrow will get better. Today is your challenge for tomorrow and helps you better appreciate the good things when they come your way.
  • Being afraid never got anyone anywhere. Believe in yourself.
  • Take it bit by bit and day by day!
  • Make every moment count.
  • Putting of something always makes it harder to do it.
  • When in doubt always work with what you are sure about. This helps to clear away the uncertainties.
  • Take care of yourself.  Nobody can do this as well as you really well as you can.celebrate you today