My First Book: Transformation

I am so excited to share my very own book I created with my original photographs. It is very personal and about my wild spiritual journey. It is not meant to be bought or sold, but more like a keepsake for myself and for my children if they ever ask me what I believe. But I wanted to share with you all so that if you ever want to create your own book you can use this site and write down your own story one day.

 

http://www.blurb.com/books/6868909-transformation

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Muslims and Hindus: Believing in One God Today.

Something I also have known and have seen, but sadly it takes training and a change in perspective to see the unity.  When you come from an environment that tries to compartmentalize other religions, you will have difficulty seeing the unity. But here it is written by a Hindu themselves, on the true essence of the One True God in Hinduism.

 

Why are we fighting each other, again?

 

http://www.hinduwebsite.com/onegod.asp

The Sin of Coveting.

The sin of coveting is found in all religious texts:

 

Ephesians 5:5

For this you know with certainty, that no immoral or impure person or covetous man, who is an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.

From the KJV Bible, Exodus 20:17

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbor’s.  

Quran, 4:32

And do not covet that by which Allah has made some of you excel others;men shall have the benefit of what they earn and women shall have the benefit of what they earn; and ask Allah of His grace; surely Allah knows all things. 

Quran 20:131

Nor strain thine eyes in longing for the things We have given for enjoyment to parties of them, the splendor of the life of this world, through which We test them: but the provision of thy Lord is better and more enduring. 

Hinduism:

Other persons say that a person consists of desires. As is his desire so is his will. As is his will so is the deed he does. Whatever deed he does is that he attains. 

Coveting traps a person into attachment of the material world. In order to achieve true happiness, a person must have one foot in this world and the other in the afterlife to remind themselves of all that lies beyond this world. This world is a test to the soul to see where each soul goes, and to covet something is a sin because it will only punish yourself.

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A Real Muslim Sister.

From a real Muslim. Muslims don’t want to stop education…true ones look towards knowledge as a gift from God.

“Even if I had a gun, I would not shoot them. This is something I learned from Muhammad. From Jesus. From Gandhi. From Martin Luther King Jr…”

It Has Always Been Those Who Worshipped the Golden Calf…

It is not the Muslims…it is not the Christians…it is not even the Jews….that create so many wars for profit.

It is the ones who worshipped the “Golden Calf ” and continue to do so today. While we fight each other, they profit. We should probably stop feeding their greed and stop fighting:

 

SIDE NOTE*  I will say….the video is very good, but the opinion’s of the Christians who created this video are uninformed about how Muslims too believe Jesus is the Messiah at the End Times…we don’t need the Bible, we have the Quran to tell us and show us the same truth. Isn’t God amazing?

A Wrinkle In Time Is Full of Wisdom.

I wanted to share 7 of my favorite quotes that Muslims, and all other brothers and sisters of faith and awareness can relate to:

“God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty.”

~Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time

 

“all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.

~ Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time

 

“We do not know what things look like, as you say,” the beast said. “We know what things are like. It must be a very limiting thing, this seeing.”

~Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time

 

We want them to see their home planet,” Mrs. Whatsit said.

The Medium lost the delighted smile she had worn till then. “Oh, why must you make me look at unpleasant things when there are so many delightful ones to see?”

Again Mrs. Which’s voice reverberated through the cave. “There will no longer be so many pleasant things to look at if responsible people do not do something about the unpleasant ones.”

~Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time

 

“She was silent; the great wings almost stopped moving; only a delicate stirring seemed to keep them aloft. “Listen, then,” Mrs. Whatsit said. The resonant voice rose and the words seemed to be all around them so that Meg felt that she could almost reach out and touch them:

“Sing unto the Lord a new song, and His praise from the end of the earth, ye that go down to the sea, and all that there is therein; the isles, and the inhabitants thereof. Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift their voice; let the inhabitants of the rock sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains. Let them give glory unto the Lord!”

~Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time

 

“matter and energy are the same thing, that size is an illusion, and that time is a material substance.”

~Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time

 

There are forces working in the world as never before in the history of mankind for standardization, for the regimentation of us all, or what I like to call making muffins of us, muffins all like every other muffin in the muffin tin. This is the limited universe, the drying, dissipating universe, that we can help our children avoid by providing them with “explosive material capable of stirring up fresh life endlessly.”

~Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time

 

“Who have our fighters been?” Calvin asked. “Oh, you must know them, dear,” Mrs Whatsit said. Mrs Who’s spectacles shone out at them triumphantly, “And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.” “Jesus!” Charles Wallace said. “Why, of course, Jesus!” “Of course!” Mrs Whatsit said. “Go on, Charles, love. There were others. All your great artists. They’ve been lights for us to see by.” “Leonardo da Vinci?” Calvin suggested tentatively. “And Michelangelo?” “And Shakespeare,” Charles Wallace called out, “and Bach! And Pasteur and Madame Curie and Einstein!” Now Calvin’s voice rang with confidence. “And Schweitzer and Gandhi and Buddha and Beethoven and Rembrandt and St. Francis!”

~Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time

 

 

All things of God start to shine brightly and stand out slightly, when you look with your heart and not just your eyes. The battle is real. The battle against darkness and light is within. That is the real “jihad” or battle we all face till the Last Days.

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Why Muslims Don’t Eat Pigs: There Is a Higher Reason.

Please take 5 secs to enjoy the cuteness:


Pigs are really remarkable animals. When I tried to picture a cow, a goat, a sheep, a chicken, a turkey trying to cuddle up to this dog, it just didn’t feel the same. Perhaps it is because of the emotional connection to the other dog and human, or maybe it is the ability to LOOK happy and content being with another creature in a home.

Whatever it is, I can see clearly why pigs should never be eaten and are forbidden by God for Christians, Muslims, Jews, and other faiths too. Pigs are definitely dirty and there are some horrible stories of larger ones even eating the farmers that fall into a pig pen. But there must be something else there in the pig that makes it a different animal than other farm animals.

I decided to do investigation and discovered that pigs are very close to humans genetically and we share many similar gene traits as it states in this article:

http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2010/05/03/2887206.htm

Pigs are even so close to us that they can be used as organ or tissue donors today and have been successfully.

So unlike what bacon lovers may say, God doesn’t just not want you to eat bacon because He is being a tyrant. God doesn’t want us to eat bacon because maybe it brings on the taste for human meat as well…as awful as that sounds cannibalism has happened on earth and in some parts of the world it still does. In many parts of pagan worship, it was often tradition to eat the flesh of humans. This was forbidden because God wanted LIFE of mankind to exist and not die out unrighteously devouring one another.

2:17

He has only forbidden to you dead animals, blood, the flesh of swine, and that which has been dedicated to other than Allah . But whoever is forced [by necessity], neither desiring [it] nor transgressing [its limit], there is no sin upon him. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.

Here it even goes into the “haram” or sinful way of killing and so “halal” killing became a custom in muslims to follow the advice from God to cause the least amount of pain and disrespect to animals:

5:3

Prohibited to you are dead animals, blood, the flesh of swine, and that which has been dedicated to other than Allah , and [those animals] killed by strangling or by a violent blow or by a head-long fall or by the goring of horns, and those from which a wild animal has eaten, except what you [are able to] slaughter [before its death], and those which are sacrificed on stone altars, and [prohibited is] that you seek decision through divining arrows. That is grave disobedience. This day those who disbelieve have despaired of [defeating] your religion; so fear them not, but fear Me. This day I have perfected for you your religion and completed My favor upon you and have approved for you Islam as religion. But whoever is forced by severe hunger with no inclination to sin – then indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.

6:145

Say, “I do not find within that which was revealed to me [anything] forbidden to one who would eat it unless it be a dead animal or blood spilled out or the flesh of swine – for indeed, it is impure – or it be [that slaughtered in] disobedience, dedicated to other than Allah . But whoever is forced [by necessity], neither desiring [it] nor transgressing [its limit], then indeed, your Lord is Forgiving and Merciful.” 

 

Let’s take the known Bible and Torah (Old Testament) now and compare:

https://www.openbible.info/topics/eating_pork

Leviticus:

11 And the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying to them, “Speak to the people of Israel, saying, These are the living things that you may eat among all the animals that are on the earth. Whatever parts the hoof and is cloven-footed and chews the cud, among the animals, you may eat. Nevertheless, among those that chew the cud or part the hoof, you shall not eat these: The camel, because it chews the cud but does not part the hoof, is unclean to you. And the rock badger, because it chews the cud but does not part the hoof, is unclean to you. And the hare, because it chews the cud but does not part the hoof, is unclean to you. And the pig, because it parts the hoof and is cloven-footed but does not chew the cud, is unclean to you. You shall not eat any of their flesh, and you shall not touch their carcasses; they are unclean to you.

So as a Muslim, I can conclude that there is something dirty and impure about eating a pig that is not so when eating a cattle, deer, goat or sheep. As a scientist, I can see that our DNA is closer to pigs than monkeys as science has shown us in their studies. As an empath, I can see through these videos and experiences that pigs have a capacity for love and affection that possibly the other farm and cloven animals do not. It does mean that they are less important without emotions, it just means that God created different animals to hold different value and meaning to us. God is loving and never wants something to experience pain and suffering.

You can not pet a cow or chicken  and watch it wiggle around with sheer delight at a human’s touch. I know, I have tried and though cows and chickens are beautiful animals as well..they are not close to pigs in terms of reaction and awareness in humans and possibly their own emotions, like a cat or dog.

 

 

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