Hello All! So many things have happened since I blogged last.
I got married, drove cross country from California to Virginia via the famous route 66 and had a baby!
I contemplated deleting this blog since I am no longer the same traveling adventurer that got me to start this blog. However, I have decided to keep it since I am still having an adventure, just a different kind.
I hope you enjoy the video snippets and photos of what I’ve been up to and will post again soon:
I was a vendor at my first Holiday Fair in La Jolla, California at SDFAS! I was selling my Children’s Positive Character Books. My fiance’ joined in on the fun and played his guitar, which attracted many patrons to our table. 🙂
Naritasan-Temple belongs to the Chisan Sect of Shingon Buddhism. The temple is famous for the goma ritual where many votive offerings are dedicated in front of the Fudo-myo-o and special wooden goma sticks are burnt on the altar. No one other than Shingon priests who have been instructed in the secret rituals can perform this rite. The fire of the goma rite symbolizes the wisdom of Fudo-myo-o, and the wooden goma sticks represent the afflictions of human beings. By burning the goma sticks which have been inscribed with the human afflictions in the fire of Fudo-myo-o’s wisdom, the officiating priest prays with the devotees that their afflictions might be removed.