India – one of my Heart Homes!!!

‎Well, I will start this blog off backward; I am in Ahmadabad.

Just hanging out and getting bored waiting to go to Chennai, to start trip around Southern India, they have been having heavy rains for 2 weeks, now the roads are rivers with boats and airport is closed, massive holes in roads, they have just craved in. I went to airport, got call not to come as I was standing at ticket counter, my luggage was going along belt ready to travel down chute, I yelled and red lights flashed, got my luggage back. The ever-ready BK’S picked me up and took me to their new arrival centre, which is very fancy, where I still am! The arrival Centre is where people come from all over the world arrive before they travel up the mountain for 4 hours, they stay for meal, tea, maybe overnight, even has power showers!

I have been here for 2 days so far, the BK’s as usual will do anything for you, today I spent running around in little Tuk-Tuk, doing errands etc., tomorrow, Manicure, Pedicure, Hair color at Taj Hotel Spa down the street. I am safe, so I will not complain about being bored.

I arrived in India on 12th of November to attend Dadi Janki’s 100th Birthday Party with group of 80 people from around the world (not BK’S) who Dadi calls her friends, who she has met and affected ‎in some way, interesting group 2 Former Ambassadors, 2 Member’s of Parliament, one from Iceland, one from UK, Hollywood movie Producer, who did Titanic and The Martian, which is big now, plus Business people, Doctor’s, Artists, Writer’s all very accomplished and best of all, my friends Mary and Chris from Tasmania, we had Christmas dinner on beach together last year, all who took the time to travel to India for Dadi.

This lady has been my Spiritual Mentor for 25 years; she doesn’t speak English, so all chats through translators.

Dadi Janki, my100 year old spiritual mentor!

Dadi Janki, my 100 year old spiritual mentor!

We had amazing 4 days, wonderful programs, fireworks, dancing, cakes etc.! It was great to catch up with whole bunch of people and I have been invited to Sweden, south of France and Portugal, when I am in UK next year (not bad).

I spent rest of time seeing old friends, visiting business owners in Mt Abu

Beautiful Mount Abu!

Beautiful Mount Abu!

and other friends that I have met over the years, traveling in cars, buses and on the back of Motorbikes (most fun)‎, also enjoying meditation and various discussions and programs! Now, when I arrived

‎I visited Dr Partap, friend who runs Global Hospital here,

my little finger was completely bent over, the one that had ring on that Dadi had given me 5 years ago, he took me right away to Plastic Surgeon, he took one look and said we are going to operating room, nurse all covered in green scrubs came at me with big cutting tool and cut off ring, it was cutting off circulation to the tendons!, all over in 60 seconds (try and get that service in Canada). Dadi gave me new ring to wear on another finger!

Only in India! More to come on travel to Chennai, it is just unhealthy, with disease and flooding!

Extra Pictures

Diwali lights!

Diwali lights!

And more!!

And more!!

Chair swing I have enjoyed many times at Heidi's

Chair swing I have enjoyed many times at Heidi’s

Dr Sharma at free Sunday Health Clinic, he is Doctor, Poet, Music Composer, Painter, Writer!

Dr Sharma at free Sunday Health Clinic, he is Doctor, Poet, Music Composer, Painter, Writer!

Guarding the Cauliflower!!

Guarding the Cauliflower!!

Very Special friend Sister Maltilde!

Very Special friend Sister Maltilde!

About Betty Steinhauer

Betty Steinhauer was born in England and raised in Toronto, Canada. Even as a young mother, Betty was active in the community sitting on a number of boards and lending her expertise to various public organizations. In 1983, she founded Betty Steinhauer & Associates Ltd. a consulting firm where, for twenty-five years, she used her unique abilities to act as a catalyst, facilitator and advisor to both the private and public sectors, in forging relationships between organizations and/or individuals for mutually advantageous outcomes. For many years, Betty travelled widely in out-of-the-way areas of the world. As she travelled, the idea for The People Bridge Charitable Foundation was formed. The People Bridge was registered as a Canadian charity in 1997. The mandate of the Foundation was to facilitate important changes in the lives of ordinary people through small-scale charitable projects. Betty has now retired the Foundation that, during its lifetime, undertook over 100 projects worldwide, mostly in conjunction with organizations already working in the target area. Betty’s experience and expertise in business, along with the advice and assistance she receives from colleagues around the globe, give her a unique ability to spot the need and understand how it can be met. Betty has the unusual combination of an entrepreneur’s abilities and an intrinsic understanding of people. Betty has visited India seventeen times in the past twenty years to pursue her spiritual journey. She has frequently been a guest of the Brahma Kumaris and the World Spiritual University to study meditation and further her own spiritual life. Betty is currently active with the Steering Committee of the Spirit of Humanity Forum, in Reykjavik, Iceland. This is an annual Forum that, it is felt, will become to the spiritual world what the Davos Forum is to the financial world. Betty makes her home in Toronto, and has published her memoir “My Way”. She began her Nomadic Internship in the summer of 2013.
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5 Responses to India – one of my Heart Homes!!!

  1. heidi gass says:

    His Lady B, as usual great info. You got the nag, to Penn it down.Keep going great Lady.Heidi 

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  2. Corinne says:

    Never a full moment for you Betty. Hello from Kyoto
    Best
    Corinne
    Xx

  3. hugh mckeown says:

    Good to hear from you, Elizabeth. I have had two experiences in India. The more decadent was the Palace on Wheels but the other was as a guest of Swami Narayan, in Baroda. I represented Canada and spoke at a conference the Swami had organized. As I recall, however, the administrative headquarters was in Ahmenabad. Spoke to a group of 100,000 or so. Had my picture in the Baroda newspaper.

    Looking forward to your return.

    hugh

    Date: Mon, 7 Dec 2015 15:58:51 +0000
    To: hughmckeown@hotmail.com

  4. Prue Chambers says:

    Loved it thanks Betty! You are quite the lady traveller, making connections and friends everywhere you go. Happy Christmas and New Year and we will be in touch when we return from California. Meantime love as always Prue

  5. bkjoanne says:

    Hi Betty, once again you made me laugh over the ring incident – glad it was just the ring that they cut off … so stay safe in the watery areas that you have been looking forward to visiting – water seems to be everywhere these days – my best to you, Joanne

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