Praise for One Billion Balloons
This book is absolutely crazy and amazing. After reading it, I have no thoughts, NOTHING. What a state! Impossible to put in words. I am struggling to write what I feel…bliss, blessing, grace?
I feel really, really blessed and I am so grateful. I have no words to thank you, except the tears which are flowing from deep within. I love you for all the blessings and for connecting me to MYSELF. I am going to share this experience with those whom I think will connect to it. –Rajiv Bhatnagar, New Delhi
This is well worth reading and examining. What is truth, what is fictional and what is the real message? I have no answers – but that is what is good about her book – it will make you think and look a new at the universe and the purpose of life.
Having totally enjoyed author Ruby Bedi’s wonderful autobiography – “The Soul Promise” ( Which I was honored to have written the Foreword) I was hungry to read more from her. I thought she might write another book about some of her many other personal experiences. However, this book ( A Billion Balloons) rather surprised me – by using an inspiring fictional tale to open minds and hearts. It honors the oldest of traditions in which sages and wise men/women told stories to demonstrate great truths and impart wisdom to others. Looking at just the surface story the reader is entertained; but if one looked deeper and beyond the “surface” of the story then the reader becomes a “seeker” and discovers much more within.
One begins to wonder when they read the last chapters of the book where all of this is taking them. Before Ruby had sent me a copy of her book to “review and looked over” for her, I was unaware of what it was about. The week before she sent it to me I had been spending time on “You Tube Video” watching old clips of Michael Jackson dancing and singing. I was not a huge fan of his but I found myself sitting at my computer watching him. I thought it was odd at the time. So when I found that Jackson connection in her story I was rather amused. Then I recalled my very recent trip to Hawaii where I had meet some guy on the street. He had engaged me in a what I thought was an odd and almost insane conversation about a movement he wanted to start with people gathering from all around the world for peace – and holding balloons or something like that. At the time I figured it was all crazy talk – then I took a more focused look at these little things and wondered if there was any thread running through the universe; was Ruby merely picking up these same kind of “messages” for her book. I do not understand fully what any of this might mean – but the story in her book will inspire you and others.
–W. H. McDonald Jr. “The American Author Association / Author of: A Spiritual Warrior’s Journey, Documentary film maker, veteran advocate, chaplain, poet, actor, artist;