Ramadan

Today in Islam is the start of Ramadan. It is a holy month for muslims all over the world. This involves fasting of foods, liquids, smoking and sexual desires etc. Anything sinful is surpressed to let the body refresh and be purified. 

In my eyes although I never knew anything of Ramadan until recently it is a time of sacrifice, submittance, devotion and purity. It is a time where you are at your most spiritual and connect with your spirituality and soul. 

I compare it similar as that of Lent in Christianity where people make sacrifices for so long for God. 

I think fasting sometimes is good. It helps us relate and understand those less fortunate. In the modern world greed is rife and we are blessed with plenty of everything but not everyone is so fortunate. So this helps people understand and donate to charity. Ramadan is a time of charity amongst muslims. They donate to help their fellow mankind who need help. 

I take the best of Ramadan and adapt it to my life to progress me and connect myself with my own spirituality. We are all spiritual beings. Ramadan disconnects us from greed and ego. It is a time for self discipline and self restraint. 

At the end of Ramadan is the celebration of Eid. This is a time for thankfulness of what you have and a time for forgiveness and making amends. In Islam this is a beautiful time and a good way to heal and connect again with loved ones and relatives. Could we all not do something beautiful like this in life and make amends and learn to forgive?  

Although there is alot of hate for Islam in the world currently this is not true Islam. This is a media twist on Islam and not so much the truth. The media likes to focus on the bad within all and very rarely focuses on the good. It is time to change that. 

Upon studying Islam I find nothing harmful or destructive within it. No hatred or violence. There is in fact a streak of humanity and goodness. Should we not focus on the good within rather than the bad? Sadly people seem to fear that which they dont understand. I respect anyone who goes a whole month for hours on end each day fasting. This is dedication. It is extremely hard but rewarding. It is good for mind,  body and soul. 

The muslim people I come across are all good people. They are the same as anyone else with the same dreams of love and peace and family. 

So we must all admit Ramadan is a holy month and a month of devotion to God and humanity. There is nothing harmful happening just worship to God same as the rest of mankind who worship God. 

So to all who celebrate Ramadan may God be with you and guide you well and reward you for your devotion. 

The power of the mind

The mind – the most powerful tool you possess. They say you can do anything if you put your mind to it. Your mind is amazing. It creates your imagination,  your images,  your perceptions and your creativity. Your mind is behind your auras and energies and your image which is not seen by the eye. 

While you are asleep your mind is in full flow creating dreams. These are often made up of faces, places, people and situations you have never met and never been in. Your mind creates wonderful scenarios and images which are completely out of your control. The mind has many depths of consciousness. Ones we shall never understand currently. 

Imagine your mind is a beautiful garden. Now imagine planting your dreams as seeds. Let these dreams grow. Dig up the weeds. Your dreams will flourish if you let them grow. Never give up on your dreams. Once you have planted these seeds. Your mind shall grow them and it shall slowly become into your life more and more. Your visualization is powerful. Visualize your dreams. Make them happen. Visualise the life you want and let it become. 

If you believe in something strong enough – you will see it. You will experience it and it shall become. 

If you are positive enough,  you shall attract positive, your whole world shall be filled with the positive. There is power and motivation and empowerment within positivity. If you let confidence ooze from you then you are on the right path. Fear is the enemy of success which we must overcome. The more confident and positive we become the less fear will leave us standing still and break our dreams. 

If we focus on negative,  if we pass round negative – then negative shall return to us stronger. If we wish to recieve kindness, we must pass round kindness. We must become what we desire to recieve. 

Whatever we wish to attract – first we must be ourselves. Like attracts like is what they say. Your mind is powerful. If you give off bad vibrations and negative vibrations this will release the same energies from your body and attract more of the same. If you seek good then first you must also be good. Being a bad person can surely never bring you any good? It is a world which exists beyond our eyes – the laws and energies of nature. Divine laws of the universe. 

No dream will ever be achieved without action. – (this is one where I need to practice what I preach) 

Where do you wish to be in one years time? Imagine yourself in a year – what do you wish to of achieved?  What is stopping you?  We must never stand still. We must strive to our goals. Within belief is results. 

Yes life is a gamble and it was from the moment we was concieved. Everything we do is a gamble. We gamble our emotions often,  we gamble our directions and our outcomes and we dont even realize we do so. 

Life is all about money. But money is man made. Money is the biggest cause of all ill health. But remember – you are here for a human experience. Enjoy it and make the most of it. Dont cower into a corner. Be strong and brave and take it all on. Where is the joy in weakness? We must remember no one is perfect we all make mistakes but we must continue to believe in ourselves and progress ourselves. Your mind is your best friend. Believe and rewards shall flourish to you. 

We live in a world where it is man made. Man made laws and cities and and realities and issues. Money is the centre of this man made world. When really we live and operate under the laws of divine nature. We are born to nature,  and when we die we return to nature. As I said before we are all here for a human experience. Enjoy it and be true to yourself. All that a person can be – they must be. 

We all without realizing operate under divine laws of the universe. Our energies are more important than we could ever know. Our mind is more powerful than ever. Our minds are beautiful powerful entities. We are all sending out energies and vibrations. 

We are all connected as one through a divine beautiful universe which all has been created within. We was all created from the same entities and energies. We are all one. We are all spiritual beings. Our physical world is merely the tip of the ice berg. Deep below the surface of us all is vast spritual depth. 

Everything has an opposite. Hate is the opposite of love, cold is the opposite of hot, darkness is the opposite of light, negative is the opposite of positive, Why would you want to live a life of hate, cold,  negativity and darkness?  

For us to have peace we must first have inner peace. If we have inner peace and calm within ourselves then our outside world shall be peace also. The biggest battle we face is often within ourselves. We must learn to love ourselves. We must forgive ourselves for our mistakes. We must accept who we are. 

Within love circles if you don’t respect yourself,  love yourself and believe in yourself how can you expect someone else to do the same towards you? If you dont believe in you, if you seek love desperatately, then you change your perception and energies and you disturb your inner peace. You throw a stone into your pond and cause many vibrations. This releases desperate negative energies and brings forward negative bad energies from others. Whereas if you do believe in yourself then the energies we release of good vibrations will attract good partners. Dont accept anything less than you deserve. Your outside world begins within your inside world. Its all about how you project yourself. 

We are in charge of our own lives. We can change the people and surroundings around us. We have the power to do this. Our outer world is a mirror image of our inner world. We must take responsability for our own lives. 

The past cannot be changed – but the future is in your hands

So imagine what you can achieve….If you just put your mind to it…. 

An Angels wing

Once upon a time my grandmother told me that when you find a white feather in your path an angel is near. Your guardian angel contacting and guiding you. 

I have heard this theory a few times over the years from different people and always put it down to superstition or an old wives tale etc and that its just the feather of a bird and that people were being silly. 

But recently I had my first encounter with this mystic white feather. 

I had been thinking alot lately of my grandmother who had passed on a few years ago. She had been entering my dreams etc for a short spell and reminding me of her. I wondered if she was ok wherever she was or even if she was anywhere. At times my faith is tested and at times I will be sceptical of God etc.  

Recently was one of them times where I had been sceptical of the existance of God and had a spell of trying to detatch myself and see what it felt like – to live in a world for what it was. No God,  no divine,  no spiritworld, nothing but humans wandering round on a planet existing and that we was alone. It started off strong… 

Then the dreams began of relatives passed over, of nana talking to me in her home, or sat in mums chair etc. They werent unusual dreams they were just normal dreams nothing special but the people in them had returned at a certain point.  Luck also faded slightly and finances and job became harder in a few brief days. Luck went against me etc. 

So just when I seeked a source of comfort it happened. Almost divinely it came to me. I pulled up on mums drive in my car and got out. I stood there and there was no wind and was a peaceful day when suddenly before me fell – a white feather. 

It drifted slowly to the floor and landed at my feet. I stood there and looked at it. It was a beautiful pure white feather and I had no idea where it came from. I picked it up and looked at it. It was pure white. I wondered what kind of a bird it could of come from?  Usually seagulls have grey or dark grey or blue tints on the end and there isn’t many of them where I live either.  It was brilliant white. Thats when I remembered the superstition and the myth of the white feather. Where did this feather come from? 

I have always since growing up been unsure of religion and never really followed it.  I never studied it etc. I never believed in mermaids and fairies and goblins etc and I placed angels in this category but in my mind I always believed in God and Ghosts etc. 

This was a fascinating insight into spiritual beings we are all told about through our lives. Where had this feather come from? 

It was brilliant white something like you would expect to see on an angels wings. 

Whether it was an angel close by or not or my guardian angel I shall never know but either way it was a source of comfort for me and was nice and felt happy because I felt like I was being looked after. I imagined my guardian angel. It gave me comfort and a love feeling. Was I being protected by a spiritual being helping me through life? I imagined the beautiful white wings of an angel. 

Once before I have believed I experienced an angel many years ago. I was in bed and at a low in my life. I didn’t know what to do. I was lost and alone and worried and scared. I lay in bed sad and alone. Thats when I felt a warmth take over me. I suddenly felt guidance and answers and a way forward and more at peace. It was beautiful. I felt like I had been touched by an angel. Perhaps people will say it is in my imagination who knows but whatever happened it helped me move forward. 

There could be other explanations etc and I am not someone who jumps to conclusions and immediate answers of the divine. Maybe there was a good explanation. But the idea of an angel worked for me and made me feel comfort. It helped me rise again and have direction. 

Oh at times when I am at a low how I wish I had an angel,  how I hope I do have a guardian angel who can protect me and guide me and keep me from hurt and pain and sadness. May they lead me to safety and keep me from harm and heartache. May they help me to do the right thing and help my life be the best it can be despite the pain and the sadness at times we will suffer. At times we will all be at a low. But may the angels help us rise again and guide us to a little piece of heaven on Earth that we all crave and need and want.

So may the white feathers fall close by us all,  May the divine let us know they are there with us. 

I dont believe I am blessed. No more than anyone else. Perhaps the signs are always there for us all to see. But perhaps at times with our busy lives we fail to notice. 

Do I believe in Angels… I would like to say yes

The belief of God

Always have belief, always follow and always have faith!  For what is a world without faith? 

For we as people can abandon God as much as we want but what would you do if God abandoned you?  

Shame on them who wander through life blind and ignorant, Shame on them who accept being here by accident. Surely an accident cannot be so beautiful? 

Do you think your life serves no actual purpose?  Surely there is a reason for this entire existance…

How can an answer within athiesm be based on.. ‘Dont know’ as an answer? 

We live in this natural perfect world with all man can desire… Below the seven beautiful heavens and the stars of such amazement.  

Does the answers not exist before us in the natural world we live in? Does one day play out our entire lives?  Born in the beautiful light of dawn…bask in the warmth of midday.. Grow tired in the late afternoon and then darkness falls upon our faces.  The sun stops for non of mankind. Forces greater than any creature exist.  Nature is far more powerful than mankind!  The creator is the most powerful of all.  

We must make the most of life and everyday!  We must enjoy everyday and do as much as we can!  We have been blessed to breath and witness such beauty! We must include God in our everyday for he is everywhere.  

Enjoy everything your eyes see as someday all the people and places will fade for nothing is immortal.  Make the most of loved ones as they won’t be here forever.  They have been blessed to you! Granted to you so never take them for granted!  Tell your mum thankyou! For she gave you this oppurtunity.  Tell her you love her.  Thank God for he blessed you to her!  Life is the great oppurtunity.  

Walk on your path of life smiling and always happy and why not?  God is with you.  Use him as your driving force!  He is with you!  You never walk alone!

So whatever your dreams are.. Persue them and stop at nothing!  Waste no time…. For the sun is passing over on its way to the horizon.  

The seasons of our lives are playing out before us – the spring we was born and basked in summer at our heights, autumn we age…we must enjoy life and make the most of every chance before winter!  For the winter is coming. 

We can ignore the words and truth of God as much as we want…but we can all admit to calling upon him in times of need…

Heaven and paradise exists out there waiting,  but we must also make a heaven and a paradise on Earth.

We are all not without sin,  but as long as we possess the hope of redemption and the will of forgiveness then our souls are guided well.  

So always have faith,  always believe and always follow truth!!  

So bask in the warmth of sun and family but never let the sun fade on your life too quick before its too late. Enjoy yourself and be true to yourself.  Never lose the belief and the faith in the guidance of destiny and God.  For what better guidance is there for us to be blessed with?

So remember…time and tide….waits for no man..