post is just one of several blog stops for Susan Joyce as she tours her new
travel-adventure memoir, Good Morning
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bit about Good Morning Diego Garcia:
and Charles receive a letter from Cyprus friends, now in Taiwan, they get a
chance to help crew a sailboat from Sri Lanka across the Indian Ocean. They
have no clue what to expect. Susan reminds Charles she isn’t a good swimmer. He
tells her a life jacket will do the trick, and convinces her it’s the
opportunity of a lifetime. A must-do travel adventure. They say goodbye to
friends and family in sunny California, fly to New York and on to India,
arriving the day the Indian government has issued a state of emergency. And
then onto the boat, and into the ocean. In monsoon season. With no charts.
In this true-life travel adventure, Susan keeps a journal and record her
bizarre thoughts and telling dreams. A real life thriller, Susan’s
monsoon-season journey is about discovery and spiritual realization—one dream
at a time.
It was a breakthrough as I became aware of a reality outside my perceived
normal existence. The sea heard, answered me, and calmed. I experienced a
moment of pure joy when I discovered the interconnections of nature and the
universe around me. My epiphany.
surround me. I had experienced this also as a child when I sat out on a hot
rock in the Arizona desert with my dog Brownie. We watched magic happen while
we waited on a spaceship to collect us. My senses became so keen I could see
rocks change as the wind brushed them.
bed thinking and dreaming, bedridden in an attempt to have a healthy baby.
Information seemed to flow then from a higher spiritual reality, and events
that were beyond what could be explained by nature happened. Again and again.
open-eyed child again, welcoming the power of magic
greater truth; the reality of how I fit into the bigger picture of life. The
quieter I became, the more I could see and hear. Was it my imagination? Or was
I experiencing a heightened awareness as a result of being in tune with nature.
Floating in this immense ocean at eye level, gave me a new appreciation for how
massive the universe is, and how small and insignificant a human is by
comparison. A small speck in the full spectrum of life on earth.
and wide to find myself; to discover my core. My soul.
bit about the author:
Angeles California, Susan Joyce spent most of her childhood in Tucson, Arizona
and returned to LA as a young working woman. Inspired as a child by postcards
from her globe-trotting great aunt, Susan left the United States at age 20 to
see the world.
on being gone for a year, but ended up living her 20s and 30s in Europe and the
Middle East. As a Jill of all trades, she worked as a secretary, freelance
writer, taught computer classes, wrote songs, and became an accomplished artist
while writing her first children’s book, Peel, the Extraordinary
memoir series, The Lullaby Illusion–A Journey of Awakening is a
travelogue of the politics of Europe, the United States, and Israel during a
twelve year ‘roller-coaster’ period of her life and an adventure of survival
through friends and sheer determination.
Favorite 5-Stars and the 2014 GOLD Medal Winner, Non-Fiction–Travel in the
2014 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards.
Mention Prize Winner–2014 Stargazer Literary Prizes
about her adventure from India and across the Indian Ocean in monsoon season in
1975. Available for pre-order.
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