I thank Reverend Gerry so much for nominating our Weblog, The Mystical Path, for the “Quintet of Radiance Blogger Award.”
It is an honor I joyously accept for the wonderful recognition she has given the site and all that the site brings and contributes to the spiritual cause of Oneness — in particular, to the advancement of global spiritual awakening and to the fulfillment of humanity’s mystical illumination.It is truly rewarding to reap such a plentiful harvest of approval, compliments, and goodwill for the work we do here in the online vineyards of the Spirit.
I have complied with the Award requirement to write a word about myself for every letter of the English alphabet. The task was not as easy as I had first thought it might be. It proved to be a delicate act to find a fair balance between maintaining the humility of the egoic-sense-of-self, on the one hand, and exalting the qualities of the true Self, on the other hand. In the end, I discerned the exercise to be simply another episode in the ongoing story of “living between two worlds.”Here then is that list:
- A – Authentic
B – Bodhisattva
C – Committed
D – Devoted
E – Enjoyment
F – Fun-loving
G – Godly
H – Happy and Hot
I – Interesting
J – Just
K – Kind
L – Loving
M – Mystic
N – Nondual
O – Open
P – Peace-loving/Purposeful/Passionate
Q – Qualified
R – Respectful
S – Student
T – Teacher
U – Unitive
V – Vedantist
W – Welcoming
X – X-ray
Y – Yogi
Z – Zigzag
Also, further to the Quintet of Radiance Blogger Award, I unreservedly nominate these following exemplary and praiseworthy bloggers, for being the refreshing, life-affirming, uplifting, or inspiring channels of transformation, expression, sharing, motivation and creativity that they are. They are precious online jewels.
- Annadote is the site of mystic, author and creative artist Anna Romano, located at http://annadote.com/index.php. I love and enjoy her delightful Spirit-laden wisdom quotes or reflections, art expressions, and creative fruitage, particularly her specialty bookmarks, greeting cards, and framed wall reminders. I commend her site.
- MoonLightened Way is the blog site of sublime mystic and prolific blogger Jean Mishra, located at http://moonlightenedshelves.wordpress.com/. Jean shares so much from her heart — OF her soul’s beautiful heart. She shares the same passion I have for the Self. Her site deserves this quintet of awards (and more).
- Darvish is the site of Irving Karchmar, a poet, writer, editor, and author, and, above all, a darvish of the Nimatullahi Sufi Order. Irving’s site is located at http://darvish.wordpress.com/. I have the highest respect for him as a true Sufi. In my heart’s eyes, he is a Sufi par excellence. (Ya Haqq!)
- Life Without a Centre is the site of Jeff Foster, a young mystic and spiritual teacher, who is based in the United Kingdom. His site URL is: http://www.lifewithoutacentre.com/. Jeff and I share a similar commitment to a pure and nondualist mysticism. I haven’t met him in person. However, I have listened to his talks and interviews, and I find him highly respectable and credible as a spiritual teacher and a contemporary mystic.
For the benefit of all, here are the rules for accepting the nomination for the Award.
1. Thank the person who gave you the nomination.
2. Write a word about yourself for every letter of the English alphabet.
3. Nominate other bloggers for this award.
4. Announce the nominations to the nominees.
Thank you again for the nomination and your endorsement, Reverend Gerry.
We work in the consciousness of Oneness for your illumination and healing,
pressing the grapes of contemplation in the vineyards of the Spirit where workers are always welcome.
A Happy Easter Awakening
in the Spirit to all!
Darvish replied to the nomination, as follows:
Thank you, brother Marc, for the honor and nomination 🙂 However, my path precludes me from accepting any such awards for being of service, which is meant to be done in humility and anonymously. Peace and many blessing to you 🙂
I understand his response: He is being true to Sufism and to himSelf. Ya Haqq! 🙂