Genesis

Our meeting was destined
Not love at first sight
More of a soul connection.
A love conspicuous as Orion.

I choose you to be my forever friend.
A love free and pure;
That sustains and nurtures
And brings forth new life.

Your charisma, down to earth persona
Just a few things I admire
I love most that you don’t let me have my way
Sometimes a lion needs to be tamed.

You’re a challenge.
But obstacles are meant to be overcomed.
And though oceans don’t belong between lovers
They cant keep us apart.

The Art of Letting Go

In this journey called life, we are constantly being tested by the challenges we face everyday. The way in which we cope with the obstacles that we encounter builds character,  and so we cannot allow the pain and rage define who we are. We must not be products of our circumstances! When we accumulate the burdens of our past we get trapped by them which in turn hinders our growth,  and so our happiness is at stake.

We have ridiculous ideologies of what life should be and unrealistic expectations which makes us forget that we are human and so we are flawed. And although everything happens for a reason; part of the grand design, we have control over the choices we make.

In some cases the reasons behind the pain and rage are well founded but the support system is absent, not everyone can find the strength within them to overcome. In other instances we play the game of deflection; blame everyone else and not take responsibility for our actions.

The solution lies with spending time with yourself.  Go on a spiritual journey; withdraw into the company of your thoughts; challenge your mind to explore depths of consciousness; hew and hack away at oneself; shed the many layers of your soul until you get to that point of recognition and acceptance. Then when you know what you want from life, set your goals and how you intend to achieve them.

It’s not expected that one is going to be automatically rid of their troubles, however, it’s critical to find a medium to channel all your emotions into something positive. This is best done by finding a cause you care deeply about and devoting your time, touching the lives of others I believe brings clarity and makes you more appreciative of life. We must always look forward and keep a positive mind.

Give yourself closure. If your mind is still at war with things of the past, you still live there. To grow you must let go.

Blessed 2016

Love & Light

I No Longer…

I no longer tolerate the presence of those who don’t have my best interest at heart.
People who exude negative energy have no place in my life as they inhibit my growth.
I no longer conform to the ways of society in order to be accepted and/or validated. Through my spiritual journey I have realized that I should only be concerned with things that make me happy. It’s my life and I am the ruler of my destiny!
I have no tolerance for those who have no appreciation for nature and seek to destroy it.
I believe in a world of diversity; no one culture is superior to another. Arguments that are biased and simply lack logic enrages me.
I refrain from socialising with educated fools, and those who suffer from sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity irritate me.
I do not get along with those who are selfish and lack empathy. I believe in the power of love.
I have realized that patience is a treasured virtue and I refuse to waste it on things that don’t deserve the little i do have.
I have reached a point in my life where I’m learning to let go of the things that displeases me and accept the things I cannot change.

Inspired by Meryl Streep.

Science, Religion & the Bigger Picture

Everything in the universe has a unique design and although each element has its own identity, they’re all connected. Despite the long standing conflict between religion and science, they share a common ground in that they affect our ways of life. Religion is an institution that’s divisive, rigid and judgmental, whereas science is an intellectual and systematic body that simple seeks to explain. It’s logical and it works! However there are things that science can’t explain and religion can’t comprehend which leads to severe grey areas. Despite the many differences among them, there are commonalities; their sacred scriptures all speak of “peace”.

• “If a man sings of God and hears of him, and lets love of God sprout within him, all his sorrows shall vanish, And in his mind, God will bestow abiding peace.” –Sikhism
• “A Muslim is one who surrenders to the will of Allah and is an establisher of peace (while Islam means establishment of peace, Muslim means one who establishes peace through his actions and conduct).”–Islam
• “The Lord lives in the heart of every creature. He turns them round and round upon the wheel of Maya. Take refuge utterly in Him. By his grace you will find supreme peace, and the state which is beyond all change.” –Hinduism
• “The whole of the Torah is for the purpose of promoting peace.” –Judaism
• “Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called sons of God.” –Christianity

We should look to nature for answers, put our minds to work; reason, and make every experience a learning one. It is evident that as humans we need something constant to believe in (religion) but everything in nature shows us that change is constant, gradual but constant and with change comes evolution and so we must evolve as a species physically and intellectually. It’s not about finding “one absolute truth” or whether God is Allah, Krishna, Jah or Brahman. It’s not a religious thing, “but a spiritual network linking us to the most high, the universe and each other”. (H.I.M Haile Selassie I). It’s our differences that make us dynamic and instead of embracing it we fight for superiority. We should be finding ways to coexist through a system that is based on compromise; irrespective of any social or cultural preferences.

Everything on earth is connected to each other and to the rest of the universe. Look at the Human Genome Project, we’re not nearly as complicated as we thought; we share much of our genome with many plants, worms etc. So it leaves me to wonder why we think we’re superior…There’s a cycle, a balance to be maintained among all life forms and as humans we take advantage and exploit for our unfounded needs.

There comes a point where everyone dies, the physical body can no longer perform essential processes. The divine part of our being, most commonly referred to as our soul, however, transcends scientific explanations. It lives on. Destruction of the flesh is not the ending of life. Like energy is never lost but changes from one form to another and the existence of different planes/dimensions, so too is life.

We live in an era ruled by technology, but before we became so advanced people relied on the sun to tell time, the lunar stages to plant crops and to make other decisions and deductions. The people of antiquity (Babylonians, Assyrians) worshiped the moon, the sun and stars and so became masters of astrology. They dedicated a day to each of the five planets known to them and with the sun and moon made up the seven-day week:

Satur (Saturn) day, Sun-day and Mon (Moon) day.

See, it all fits together.

It’s amazing the diversity in the customs and beliefs of the people throughout the world. Let’s take for example funerary practices: accodring to Herodotus, the Callatians ate the flesh of their fathers. To them this could have been a sign of respect and a means of staying connected to them. Given that interpretation the cremation of the dead, as the Greeks did would be unacceptable, therefore, “Right” and “wrong” is relative to the paradigm with which you’re using.

Everything is open to interpretation; that’s the beauty of life. The sense of not really knowing that leads to a realm of possibilities. At the end, it’s about never stop questioning, because a stimulated mind is essential to life.

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Spirituality

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“We must stop confusing Religion and Spirituality. Religion is a set of rules, regulations and rituals created by human which were supposed to help people spiritually. Due to human imperfection Religion has become corrupt, political, divisive and a tool for power struggle. Spirituality is not theology or ideology. It is simply a way of life, pure and original as given by the Most High. Spirituality is a network linking us to the Most High, the universe and each other.”                  

  -H.I.M Haile Selassie I