My name is Jean Mishra, and your internet sojourning has brought you to my little world, the Moonlightened Way.  This is a collection of spiritual, inspirational and creative writings, for the most part.  Transcending the mundane through the journey into the Self is my biggest aim.  New blog posts will be added daily when possible.  I do live in India so I’m held hostage by the reliability of internet and electrical service, which isn’t always so reliable.  One of the many things as an American I’ve had to adjust to here.  Just one more reminder to go with the flow…  Let the moonlight enlighten you!

If you’d like to read more of my articles, visit my Hub Pages profile.  I’m a hubbing addict.  I joined a few months ago and haven’t stopped writing since.

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  1. Thanks for dropping by A Ghost Town Called Love and pressing a button! I hope to get back to your place again before long on my sojourns ~ to press some of your buttons. Adieu…

  2. hello, I am so happy to have discovered your site. I am nominating you for the Kreativ Blogger Award. For information on how to continue it just visit the post which will be up later today. You have already won! Congratulations and an honor to meet you!

    • Thank you, Linda! I’m happy to meet you too. You have such a wonderful and interesting blog. We share some things in common with the horses, the special love of “the barn”, talking to animals (yes I understand this one!)… I’m very honored you passed this award to me. As a new blogger, it gives me wings. I’ll be posting my official “thank you” shortly. It’s about 1:00 am here and I’m needing coffee!

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  4. Hello! I just nominated you for the award/tag called Mrs. Sparkle’s Ten Commandments. The details about how to accept and write your own are found on my site. Congratulations. I think so highly of you!

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    • Thanks so much, Linda. I appreciate so much you remembering me with this nomination. I’ll get it posted and acknowledged soon. I’m recovering from a nasty bought of stomach flu and moving slower than I’d like to but I’ll get it done in the next day or two.

  7. I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award, go to my recent post for the guidelines on how to accept the award.
    Have fun!

  8. Hello my friend Jean Mishra,

    You have got a nice blog up here. Well done! I’m dropping by to thank you for following my blog. I hope I don’t disappoint you and that your visits in my blog have been and will always be a joyful ride. 🙂

    So, thank you again and lovely day to you! 🙂

    Subhan Zein

  9. You Are Loved! Thanks so much Jean for following AAL and staying with me up to this time. I highly appreciate this 🙂 And as a token of my gratitude, kindly accept this gift especially design to all of my buddies here in the blogosphere. Simply because You Are Loved! Enjoy and have fun!
    Cheers 🙂

  10. I love all the great thoughts and topics you bring in up in this blog. It’s really fascinating, I’ll be reading back through some of your posts soon

    In the meantime, I’ve decided to pass on the Inspiring Blog Award to you. It’s a badge you can put in your side bar, and nominate others if you’d like. Here’s my acceptance post so you have an idea of what it is.


    Keep doing what you do! All the very best!! 🙂

  11. I’m trying something new in my life right now as I feel derailed since my mom’s death two years ago. I’ve started a project called Eat, Pray, Love at home under the Wainwright sun, and the first country’s food to try in the Eat part is India. I’m wondering if you could send me some recipes that would be easy to do, as well as, having ingredients I can easily get here in Wainwright, AB, Canada. I am unable to get to Edmonton, so I have to buy locally. Any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated. 🙂

    • Hi Rachel,

      First, I’m very sorry for your loss. I can definitely understand how something like this can shake you to your core. You’re doing a very wise thing to help yourself. Changing routine and redefining yourself is a great way to move out of the doldrums. I do have several authentic Indian recipes I can share with you. I just posted a new one tonight as a matter of fact. If you’d like to visit my profile at Hubpages, I’ve posted several recipes there. Here’s the link http://moonlightened.hubpages.com/

      These recipes are vegetarian, although they would also make great accompaniments as side dishes, or you could even add meat if you like. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at touchesthemoon@gmail.com and I’ll be happy to answer them. These recipes are fairly easy and quick to make. I have noted in most recipes substitutions you can use if you can’t find the ingredients. Most of the spices should be available at your local market as they are used in many other world cuisines too. I’m completely self taught when it comes to Indian cooking and I know I found Youtube an invaluable resource to guide me through the how-to’s. I hope this helps. Please do contact me if I can be of more help!

      Oh, and as a side note, I may use Indian terms for some of the spices. I don’t mean to do this, but it’s become a habit and I don’t always realize when I do it. I’ll tell you the basic spices in both English and Hindi, just in case.

      Haldi = turmeric
      Jeera = cumin
      Dahi = curd or plain yogurt
      Kadhu = a small Indian wok; you can just use a frying pan

      If there are any others, go here for a quick cross reference: http://moonlightened.hubpages.com/hub/Glossary-of-Indian-Foods-and-Spices-Hindi-to-English

  12. Hi Jean,

    I found your work today when looking up information on Charlie Chaplin. Your article at https://moonlightenedshelves.wordpress.com/2012/03/23/charlie-chaplin-and-the-great-dictator-the-speech-that-resounds-across-time/ was truly inspiring and much needed especially for the youth of today.

    I am a website developer and because of your invitation made to share your article I posted it to my site. I have a traffic volume of between 20 and 30,000 visitors a month and work such as yours needs to take wings on today’s communication networks. It is time the world focus becomes inspired by all that is True, Beautiful and Good.

    You can view my presentation of your article here: http://www.machiventa.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=2501&p=3224#p3224

    It is the second article in the thread. I also posted a link to your Facebook Page as well as your wordpress work here.

    If you have any objections to these presentations of your work or would like any changes made or additions added please contact me at PaulBKemp@gmail.com

    God Speed on your inspiring work.

  13. Congratulations, Jean. You have been nominated for the Quintet of Radiance Blogger Award for the spiritual insights you share here at your “MoonLightened Way” blog site, as well as for the love, compassion, and comfort you impart to others through the site.

    Please go to http://contemplatingtruth.wordpress.com/2014/04/20/quintet_of_radiance_award/ to accept your Award. And please continue shining the wonderful inner light you bring into our world.


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