Category Archives: Trust the Mystery

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival in Stanley Park, April 18 to 26

The beautiful cherry blossom season of 2020 is winding down, to be followed by the later parade of magnolias, camellias, rhododendrons, and azaleas.

The ‘Takasago’ north of Rose Garden Lane continues to blossom in the last week of the festival.

The ‘Takasago’ north of Rose Garden Lane continues to be outstanding, whereas I went passed two ‘Rancho’ trees growing south of the Stanley Park Pavilion, and realized I had missed their blooming entirely.

I have enjoyed photographing, smelling, and learning about four more Prunus cultivars over the last ten days: ‘Kanzan’, ‘Gyoiko’, read more

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival in Stanley Park, April 10 to 17

Third Report, Nina Shoroplova, Cherry Scout for Stanley Park

So many cultivars of flowering cherries reached peak beauty this past week that it’s hard to know where to begin. Though I have never before concentrated on so few tree species at a time, I now understand the fascination with the transcendent and fragile beauty of cherry blossoms.

This third report about the blossoming cherry trees in Stanley Park for the week April 10 to 16 reveals that there are cherry trees along every walk, beside read more

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival in Stanley Park, April 3 to 9

Second Report, Nina Shoroplova, Cherry Scout for Stanley Park

So we grew together,

Like to a double cherry, seeming parted,

But yet an union in partition;

Two lovely berries moulded on one stem.

Shakespeare, A Midsummer-Night’s Dream III, ii, 208–211

In Stanley Park this week, the first full week of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, double and single cherry blossoms abound—cherry trees of various species and cultivars are in prebloom, first bloom, and full bloom stages.

There are now three groves of ‘Akebono’ moving through full bloom.

The grove of ‘Akebono’ on Chilco at Alberni near Georgia Street entrance to Stanley Park is glorious.

The grove of ‘Akebono’ on Chilco at Alberni, near the Welcome to Vancouver sign on Highway 99 is now at peak glory. What were once pale read more

My Two Ebooks Are Available

My two ebooks Trust the Mystery: Raising Self-Awareness through Questions, Quotes, and Quantum Wisdom (second edition) and Spiraling Self-Awareness: Personal Mission Revealed in 27 Days through Pythagorean Numerology’s Partnership with the 9-Chakra System are now available and they are free.

Unfortunately, Amazon says that they are only available in the US. I’m working on that, because I want them available in Canada and throughout the world.

So, if you live in the US, just google “kindle books” and then search with “shoroplova”; both Trust the Mystery (second edition) and Spiraling Self-Awareness are FREE right now, but may not stay that way for long.

And by the way, I would LOVE to receive comments in Amazon/Kindle, because comments really boost the books’ online presence and then more people will be able to find them and benefit.

New Subtitle for eBook

Trust the Mystery has a new subtitle for the second edition of the ebook, which came out on January 25, 2017: Trust the Mystery: Raising Self-Awareness through Questions, Quotes, and Quantum Wisdom.

Wrasma Marketing, my indie publishing imprint, brought out this new edition as a Kindle Select.

Notice the Wrasma Marketing logo in the lower left-hand cover of the image. It’s a bow and arrow to depict faith, hope, and love, the three virtues that last forever. The greatest of these is love. read more

D’vorah Lansky Features Me in Her Virtual Book Tour Hall of Fame

Knowing I wanted to revise the first edition of Trust the Mystery and bring it out as an ebook, I signed up this year for D’vorah Lansky’s Behind-the-Scenes Virtual Book Tour training in October and followed her eight-week program with admiration. D’vorah is a wizard at the various technologies required to create and promote books that are self-published.

Check out her Author Central page on Amazon. Using GoToMeeting software, she showed us the back end of several of her WordPress websites, her InDesign program, and all her techniques for creating a successful virtual book tour.

This week, D’vorah featured me in the Virtual Book Tour Hall of Fame for her Reach More Readers Community and Learning Center. Her requirements for me to be featured were having the following: a Facebook Author Page, a Blog, an Author Page on Amazon, a link to one of my Guest Blog Posts, my Virtual Book Tour Schedule Page, and a Link to an Interview. And thanks to the rigour of her weekly training, I was able to comply!

Check out my entry in her Hall of Fame.

For the link to one of my Guest Blog Posts, I sent her a link to the post on Marilyn R. Wilson’s olio by Marilyn blog.

For the Link to an Interview, I sent her a link to Podcast Episode 104 with Communication Diva Jennifer Swanson: “Raising Your Self-Awareness Breath by Breath: One Day at a Time.”

In preparation for that podcast, I thought of thirteen (one of my favourite numbers) ways to raise self-awareness. Afterwards, I realized I could find many more ways and I realized how Pythagorean Numerology and the 9-chakra system could partner with each other to raise self-awareness exponentially. And from that realization, Spiraling Self-Awareness: Personal Mission Revealed in 27 Days through Pythagorean Numerology’s Partnership with the 9-Chakra System was born. No energy is ever wasted.

If you’re a writer wanting to self-publish, find a program that suits your needs. There are tons of them out there.

Venue #7 Is with JZ Bown, Healing Facilitator

Today, JZ Bown, Advanced ThetaHealing® Practitioner and Teacher, BC Registered Acupuncturist, and a Dr.TCM dip, hosted my virtual book tour for Trust the Mystery: Raising Self-Awareness through Questions, Quotes, and Quantum Wisdom and Spiraling Self-Awareness: Personal Mission Revealed in 27 Days through Pythagorean Numerology’s Partnership with the 9-Chakra System.

Here’s the article she posted.

JZ’s About Page begins this way:

  At the age of eighteen, I had a motorcycle accident and a near-death experience (NDE). The experience of physical trauma and recovery, along with a heightened spiritual awareness (from the NDE), gifted me with a tremendous motivation and passion for healing and later it turned into a passion for ascension as I realized that great health is only obtained through integrating the many aspects of the self as well as raising the energetic frequency.

Please explore JZ’s website to grasp her amazing offerings. I am personally truly grateful for her healing abilities.