A Place Called Ananda, Spiritual Growth

Four Miracles in One Day

It was in the middle of a very hot July, 1975. I was driving from Texas to California in an old, un-air-conditioned Chevrolet. I was very excited about making the journey, for I was ready to pursue a much-anticipated new way of life, by moving, bag and baggage, to Ananda Village. Still, I was probably a bit foolish to attempt … Read More

Clarity Magazine, Overcoming Challenging Karma

When Misfortune Strikes

When the motor scooter bucked, my body was launched into the air. Witnesses said I did at least one cartwheel, but I only remember a blur. I believe my right leg folded up under me as I hit the pavement with my full body weight. Then I rolled lengthwise several times until I was lying face up on the grass by the roadside.

A Place Called Ananda, Spiritual Growth

A Grandmother’s Harvest of Truths

Note from Savitri: My sweet mother-in-law, Willma Willis Gore is 91 years young. She lives in Sedona, Arizona. Mom stays very busy as a professional writer; she runs several writer’s workshops each week, encouraging aspiring writers to upgrade their skills and figure out how to publish or have published what they have written. She has visited us at Ananda many … Read More

A Place Called Ananda, Spirituality and Nature

Signs in the Skies

An amazing “sign in the sky” came my way on December 20, 2012. I thought it might be fun to share this unusual event with you and also share my thoughts about it. First, a little background. In my second grade classroom, we actually practiced crawling under our school desks when the alarms sounded. We were told this action would … Read More

A Place Called Ananda, Spiritualizing Relationships

Looking for Your Soul Mate?

Those of you who keep up with my past blogs on this website will know that I had a lot of fun writing a novel called Through Many Lives. This little self-published novel continues to surprise me by selling very well. Thanks so much to all of you who have bought a copy. One of the primary themes of the … Read More

A Place Called Ananda, Spiritual Community

Taking a Vacation in the Best Way

It is summer now, and I can feel my own and others’ thoughts of “…time to take a vacation!” vibrating in the air. Years ago, I went through real challenge around taking vacations. I found that I was coming back from vacations more exhausted than when I left. One of my problems seemed to be that I’m not a very … Read More

A Place Called Ananda, Health and Healing, Spiritual Growth

Coming to Terms with Old Age and Dying

Don’t worry! I’m in very good health, and I hope you are, too! Still, I am the last part of my 6th decade, so the subject of the best ways to face into old age and death are important ones for me to consider now. Actually, this is true for everyone, no matter what your physical age may be presently. … Read More

A Place Called Ananda, Spiritual Growth

The Blessings of Completing a Spiritual Novel

Through Many Lives: A Tale of Time Travel Through the Yugas by Nayaswami Savitri Simpson. One year ago, in a blog I wrote for this website Writing a Spiritual Novel, I told the story of how I came to be writing a novel. I told of the many interesting lessons learned thus far. If you like, you can read that … Read More

A Place Called Ananda, Spiritual Growth

Who ‘Ya Gonna Blame?

11-11-11 — an obviously auspicious day for writing a blog. May all sentient and non-sentient creatures be blessed with inner and outer peace today and always.  I was/am amazed at the number of favorable responses to my last blog, wherein I told the story of my husband’s broken leg and how we are working our way through that challenge together.  … Read More