As The Tortilla Burns – A Memoir

A story that can inspire you and others to heal and grow.”

As The Tortilla Burns is such a story”


As The Tortilla Burns

A Journey to the Depths of  Your Soul

Wendy L. Zake – Author

“I’m not saying that you should deny the difficult events of your life.But the fact that you survived them is also a wonderful story to tell.And that story,the story of the way you came through a difficult situation,found resources within you or outside you,gleaned from that experience what you wanted and what you didn’t want going forward–that is a story that can inspire you and  others to heal and grow.”  ” As The Tortilla Burns is such a story!

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This is a power house of a story equally packed with action and emotion. Often people’s lives reflect the weather, such as hurricanes.

As The Tortilla Burns
is such a story.

It isn’t all sweet and harmonious like invented stories, but tastes of disappointment, obstacles and bewilderment, of madness and dreams like the lives of real people who no longer lie to themselves, learning invaluable lessons about life.

A trip to Mexico that changes her life forever. Wendy, divorced at 50, finds herself on her own and decides to follow her dream to write a book. Captivated by an unusual vision she had while traveling in Central America in her 20’s . She finds an antique book from the 1800’s in Argentina written about a mysterious family and the sinking of a Spanish ship, prompting her to investigate the story.

After a vacation to Mexico she decides to move to a small village in Baja and finds the perfect spot and buys a house and opens an inn and spa to work and write. While trying to buy the property she finds herself caught in a web of lies and deceit from ruthless owners who try to swindle her. As her life becomes intertwined with the story she is writing and people she is involved with, her life turns into a mystery nightmare taking her the edge of madness through dreams, ghosts, and memories of a past life, hurricanes and unbelievable events. She tries desperately to overcome the obstacles she faces, through her spirituality, but is blocked at every turn.

In an exciting journey through Baja, Mexico she travels to remote beaches, missions and towns searching for the characters from a diary written 200 years in the past. While she faces death, love, hate, fear, a haunting, oppression, judgments, attachments and after struggling for seven years she realizes she has created this nightmare and has the power to change the outcome.

With blessings, angels, empathy and compassion she finds herself on a journey to the depths of her soul and with the will and courage to survive, she leaves behind everything she once held dear in a harrowing true story of discovery and transformation.

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Daily Inspiration ~ August 20th

the blossom vanishes


The blossom vanishes of itself
as the fruit grows.

So will you lower self vanish
as the Divine grows within you.

~ Vivekananda ~

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Daily Inspiration ~ June 9th

give up all


“Give up all ideas about yourself and simply be.”.

~ Nisargadatta Maharaj ~

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Daily Inspiration ~ February 20th

awake while


Awake awhile.

It does not have to be forever.

Right now. One step upon the Sky’s soft skirt would be enough.

Awake awhile.

Just one True moment of Love will last for days.

Rest all your elaborate plans and tactics for knowing Him,

For they are all just frozen spring buds

Far, so far from Summer’s Divine Gold.

Awake, my dear.

Be kind to your sleeping heart.

Take it out into the vast fields of Light

And let it breathe.

Say, “Love, give me back my wings.

Lift me, lift me nearer.”

Say to the sun and moon, say to our dear Friend,

I will take you up now, Beloved,

On that wonderful Dance You promised!”

~ Hafiz ~

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~ Image by Antony Spencer ~

Daily Inspiration ~ December 3rd

I think



I think a spiritual journey is not so much a journey of discovery. It’s a journey of recovery. It’s a journey of uncovering your own inner nature. It’s already there.

~ Billy Corgan~

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Daily Inspiration ~ June 15th



Moments of Renewal

There is something refreshing, renewing and sacred about dew early in the morning….
The Heavens descend to greet the Earth…
the Sun comes up … and everything is Golden.

All Blessings Be
~Gentle Moments~

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Daily Inspiration ~ June 3rd

pema chodron


WE ALREADY HAVE everything we need. There is no need for self-improvement. All these trips that we lay on ourselves—the heavy-duty fearing that we’re bad and hoping that we’re good, the identities that we so dearly cling to, the rage, the jealousy and the addictions of all kinds—never touch our basic wealth. They are like clouds that temporarily block the sun. But all the time our warmth and brilliance are right here. This is who we really are. We are one blink of an eye away from being fully awake.

~From Pema Chödrön, “Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living

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