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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Quiet the Din

Quiet the Din The voices around us have grown so loud. "Our President is the epitome of shame." "We must have a wall." "We deserve universal health care." "It is time for a Gentle Revolution ofthe Heart." "Our President is making America great again." Voices, voices, voices demanding our concern. There is really only one voice that matters. It lives within your soul. Shams says, "You better learn to quiet external voices to listen to the Quiet Voice within." Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Waiting In the Bed of a a Goddess

Waiting In the Bed of a Goddess Pillow-propped in the bed of a former lover waiting for her arrival, I remember former days, not smooth, but filled with struggles and spats. We shall likely not ever consumate our crazy love/lust again. It is just as well. Still, sharing her bed in conversation is nice. Two former lovers find solace in a lonely world. Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, February 18, 2019

My Morning Psalm

My Morning Psalm 'Alhumdulillah!' 'All Praise Flows to Thee!' My Lover, my Judge, the forgiver of my shortcomings; let me know only Thee. You save me when my hope is stretched thin. You bless me in the midst of my wretchedness. Oh Holy Divine Oneness, You are my Only! You are the God/dess Most High! Before Your Infinite Presence, I bow, seeking forgiveness and restoration. The Only-Being, to Thee do I give willing surrender; To Thee Alone, Most High! Protect me from the seductions of this... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Jesus Christ - The Same Today and Forever

Jesus Christ - The Same Today and Forever Have you met Jesus, The Christ? He is closer than you think. Shams could introduce you, should you choose. Fair warning: You will be surprised when you meet Him. Once you do, your days are numbered. Paul says, "Christ within you, the Hope of Glory." Shams says, "Thank God for this grafting. You, Oh Christed one are destined for Glory." Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

My Time Is No Longer My Own

My Time Is No Longer My Own I have joined the Easitarian Sufis, Rumi's caravaan of fools. I have broken my vows ten thousand times, Yet The Almight still says, "Come!" Now my time is in God's Almighty Hand. Whatever comes, I take my ease in God. Pleasing this Holy Mystery has become my only concern. Surely goodness and mercy surround me, ans I shall dwell in the House of The One forever! Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Learning to Sit In the Presence of God

Learning to Sit In the Presence of God Here I sit with Monkey Mind trying to quiet enough to hear the 'still small voice'. Concerns and worries occupy my attention. "Estaughforallah!" (God forgive me; Help me get this ego out of Your way). I focus on my breath. Realizing this Voice speaks not to mind, I lower the monkey-speak to a whisper. My Heart quickens. Shams listens gently to this Loving Voice. Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

In the Quiet Morning Hours

In the Quiet Morning Hours Sometimes I fill the silent morning with the TV News, or Youtube videos. When it happens too often, I begin to hunger for God. I feel like I am starving. I become confused and irritable. I used to get down on myself for this. Now, Shams rejoices at the awareness because he knows where to feed. Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Your Best Days Are Ahead

Your Best Days Are Ahead "Your best days are ahead," that's what the preacher said. Don't think he was considering the terminal cancer patient lying alone in the back ward of a hospital or the felon serving life. Still, Shams thinks it is possible to live in such a way that no matter what your circumstance, your best days continue to be ahead. Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Falling in Love Or Choosing On Love

Falling In Love Or Choosing On Love Falling in Love is easy. Choosing on love can be hard. Falling in love is an inebriation. Choosing on love is a sobriety. Falling in love is a happenstance. Choosing on love is a grace-filled adventure. Falling in Love is a fool's game. Choosing on Love is an investment in Life. Shams says, "sober bliss is the highest bliss." Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Walk With Me

Walk With Me Take my hand and come walk with me. Let us stroll through the fields beyond right and wrong. There, Truth grows wild and free. There, forgiveness fills the air with its healing incense. There, we can speak of love and hope and dreams. God placed this field so we could walk together, hand in hand, in peace. Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Trust God, But, Tie Your Camel

Trust God, But, Tie Your Camel - An Arabic Proverb 'Trust God and lean noton your own understanding.' "Oh, My Sweet Saviour, My understanding is so limited, my vision, so nearsighted. Your understanding is total, Your vision, complete. Teach me to remember, and to Your Grace surrender. Let me lean on you, Gentle Saviour. Shams says, "Trust God, but lock your car at Wal-Mart." Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Know Thyself

Know Thyself Have the courage to know you are God and humble enough to know that God is above and beyond you. Know this, pilgrim: From the Almighty,you have come and to the Almighty you shall return. What you do in between is your thankful gift in response to the gift of Life. Never forget, you are unrepeatable, unrepeatable, unrepeatable; you are unique. You are under sealed orders. Only you can complete the mission given to you before birth. Shams says, "Seek your assignment diligently." Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Give Thanks for Unknown Blessings, Already on their Way

Give Thanks for Unknown Blessings, Already on their Way The preacher said that your best days are still ahead. Strangely, that is always true for the person of faith. It's because the Universe is all love. Thus, it cannot give but more of what we are genuinely thankful for. Love gives like the sun and rain, just because that is Love's Nature. Shams says, "We are saying thank you; Thank you is our practice." Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

God Is Your Lover

God Is Your Lover God IS your Lover, Do you talk with God that way? In tne store, do you whisper to God and seek Her advice? Do you whisper sweet nothings throughout the day? Do you long for Him? Do you delight in Her Presence? Have you ever stopped to contimplate how miraculous that the Creator of the Universe is closer than your jugular vein? Shamssays, "Good morning, my Sweet Love. How may I please You today?" Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Time to Act

23 So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, 24 leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. - Jesus Time to Act The Universe sent three dreams to urge me to act on my repentance. Not enough to be genuinely sorry, God asked me to go apologize and be reconciled. Shams says, "It is difficult to confess your wrong to another, but, often, necessary." Sign in to see full entry.

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