What prompted me to write this blog were some letters my grandmother showed me written by relatives in Norway and Sweden during the war. They fought for the Germans against Bolshevism. Their blood runs in my veins and I feel their pain over their defeat.
Chopin was just one more casualty on her way to immortality, but he was fool enough to actually fall in love with her. Society gossips said that Chopin’s death was hastened by her cruel treatment and infidelities.
Each of us creates our own personal version of reality based on our beliefs. Whenever we change our beliefs our reality changes. In the personal development world, the goal is to remove those beliefs that are constraining our potential. Remove the belief and you can to borrow a phrase; “be all that you can be”. But let me pose this question, if you were to remove every limiting belief you know of, would you be all that you can be? I don’t think so.
Like all big gods, Guan Di has a feast of his own. The feast of Guan Di falls on the 24th day of the sixth month in the Chinese calendar. This feast is pretty elaborate, and you can see steamed rice cakes, roast pigs, oranges and flowers being offered. There is also lion dance and musical troupes performances.
Bruges is located in the expensive corner of Europe, but is quite reasonable when it comes to hotel booking fares and other expenses. The city has a wonderful old-world charm which attracts a large number of visitors every year. Bruges high season lasts from June to September. July and August are the peak months when hotel booking fares can rise a little bit.
Now you know about Autumn in New England. Book your tickets at once. Bring the family; the more the merrier. And, remember, bring all your credit cards and instruments of credit. Keep in mind at all times we need European festivals the money.
The divine pair is kept hidden in the temple, but every year, the sword is brought out so that worshippers can touch and lift this very heavy 59-kilogramme weapon for good luck and protection. The sword is said to have special powers, and if you lift it three times, you will be protected. Provided if you have a pure and righteous heart. Modern day swords are still being used in Wushu, a traditional form of martial arts, but they weigh much less. But during the Qing dynasty, military examinations require aspiring soldiers to carry swords of different weights- 48, 60 or 72 kilogrammes to be exact.
That’s all for Guan Di and a few Chinese gods and a little bit of Chinese culture. There may even be a little Guan Di celebration in your own country if you have a China town back home.