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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Dime for your thoughts?

I went thru the pants I had on earlier from work to exchange everything in the pockets to the pants I was planning on wearing. The last thing I took out was a dime. Now, my first thoughts were to toss it in my change jar, but "something" "told" me to keep it, that I''ll need it and I would see why when it happens. Well, a short time afterwards, I went to the gas station and, while waiting in line, a young boy in front of me glanced back at me, then looked at the two other older gentlemen in front of him and asked, "Do either of you have a dime?". All I could do is smile as I reached into my pocket to give him the aforementioned dime and tell myself.......this was a sign. Also, it was not the first time I followed with my "impulse", only to be rewarded later on with the satisfaction of witnessing in first-person the power of the mind and intuition. And instead of dealing with the most common thought a person has after NOT following thru and listening to their instincts/impulse/Inner-Voice/God-Voice, "I KNEW THAT WAS GONNA HAPPEN!". "Are we born not knowing? Or are we born knowing all?"-Damian Marley(Patience) PEACE & BLESSINGS TO YOU AND YOURS

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Just travel your OWN path.

Just travel your own path. You help people and some end just hurting you in the end. You can grow attached to people, but they will eventually leave you. You think you have found the answer to EVERYTHING, but then the same feeling comes again in another form. Just travel your path.
You receive short-term happiness, but only receive long-term pain right afterwards. Slowly, you realize(if you are aware) that the long-term pain helps to deal with a constant bombardment of small bursts of short-term pain. In the end, stay focused and positive. Learn to create your world, not just a participant. Sometimes you have to just keep your big mouth shut. People will live their OWN individual lives and make their OWN choices. Some influence may play a small part, but ultimately the decision will be theirs to make.
I know what "I" know. Knowledge is Experience. Remember that. If you take anything from these posts, let it be that statement. I cannot put any information into your mind. You have to let it in. You have to be attentive and understand and ask questions if you do not.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

True Family

If someone calls you family(brother, sister, etc) then they should ALWAYS act in such a manner. Like a family member. Unconditional love. Everlasting forgiveness. Limit-less support. Over a year ago, I found some new family members and some were weeded out, but the true colors of a few shone thru all the cloudy darkness which tried to consume my life. I thank them. I thank my creator for them. I just gotta get my head right, and "find my way".

Peace & Blessings!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Happy Travels! (Regrets)

I have only had one regret in my life. I NEVER regretted a thing, mainly because of my belief of "everything happening for a reason". Even if that's true, I still have this one single regret. There are somethings that I do wish I could have changed. If only I could go back and think harder during certain situations, instead of getting the real and clear picture too late. But I can't. Life is a labyrinth. But with unlimited exits. And only one entrance. Once you leave thru one exit, you soon realize that you have only walked into another. But you take something with you this time that you did not have before you entered into the previous maze. What makes the journey even more difficult is that you are traveling with everyone else, but you walk yours alone. All walk the same type of labyrinth, but all differ in experiences, situations, and lessons learned. Keep a child-like mentality when it comes to encountering new information and you will do just fine in the end of your travels. Do not approach situations with a "prearranged" opinion. Empty your cup and transform it into a bottomless cup. You cannot build on a foundation for a new building where another building already rests. But you can build right next to it or take the building down. And when you travel your path, acknowledge to yourself, that you do not need a map nor compass. But that you ARE that compass and map. Everyone has their own name for it, but IT is in you to guide you. Happy Travels!

"I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, & that is that I know nothing. -Socrates"

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Wisdom is counted in miles

I haven't posted in a LONG time. Just as a quick update,(if you've read my previous posts), I am not a Muslim anymore, but I've learned a lot from that religion and that book.

I've decided to title my newest post in just about two years, "Wisdom is counted in miles". Simply, because of the travels I have had in this competition called life. I call it a competition, because we are all competing against one another. We may or may not acknowledge this at first, and even when we do, it still may not be the proper understanding. The object of the competition is to help your opponent or fellow competitor, win. What is the prize? Knowledge. Wisdom. True enlightenment. Knowledge of self. And peace. These five things are what ALL humanity is searching for, whether you admit it, realize it, or not, this is what we truly hunger for.

What is wisdom? What is knowledge? Have you ever heard of the saying, "Knowledge is experience"? Well, if you have read previous posts or just simple know me or had a philosophical type of conversation, then you must have heard me state this position before. Knowledge is experience and experience is knowledge. Period. One can never be able to fully tell someone what is wrong and what is right. What is noble and what is evil. What we know is what we know. But how do we know certain things? Who invented "Good" and "Evil"? Can you prove who invented it? If so, how? All we know is from what we've experienced or have been taught.

I often contemplate about the "Tower of Babel" story. Now the biblical version states that mankind was unified and spoke one language. Also, from historical evidence we can all agree that everyone was the same skin tone as well. Just those little things right there are GREAT differences that we have today, that separate us in to "groups". In the tower story, God or, if properly translated, the angels noticed humanity working together to build a "tower". Eventually, the angels or God came down and destroyed the tower and separated the people by language. "Confound" their speech. Now Webster-Merriam defines confound as "to bring to ruin". Also, in the biblical account, God was quoted as saying "Genesis 11:6 KJV And the LORD said, Behold, the people [is] one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do."

So what was going on then? Humanity, from a general aspect, had no big conflicts. We worked together to accomplish and common task. What then happened after our one language was destroyed, was the beginning stages of the separation. It became harder to learn from others. As I explained above, knowledge is experience and we only know what we are taught or what we experience. So learning from others became a damn near impossible feat. I believe that humanity is beginning to re-build that tower present day. Nowadays, you cannot even speak a lick of Russian, Spanish, french, Arabic, or etc, and still be able to download an app to your phone to help you communicate with that person that is separated from you by a language barrier. Conversation or communicating with the world is easier than ever before! We were connected back then and the connection was destroyed for a time, but now it's back and bigger than before! The World Wide Web enables us to have at our fingertips, just about every bit of knowledge/experience that we are searching for. Technology has dramatically increase GREATLY within only the past hundred years compared to the prior one or two thousand years. Cars, cell phones, planes/jets, trains, computers, robots, rockets, TV, electricity, and too many more to mention here. But you get the point. Something is happening now. The people are joining up again to "fight a common enemy". Back in the tower story, that "common enemy" was God/the angels. Not to say that God/the angels are our enemies, but that God/the angels merely did some damage to us. Harmed us. We were scared and didn't want that to happen again. So we linked up with each other to find a solution. Present day, that "common enemy" are the powers that be. Whomever they be, the ones with the power have guided us to nothing profitable to our evolution as earthlings.

To be continued......

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Stephanie: Another Dream I Had One Night.......

Like most dreams that I can recall, the beginning or how I found myself in that particular situation is a little blurry. The main details I can describe are as follows. I was in a dinning room. I say "a" dinning room, because it was unfamiliar and familiar at the same time. The setup was somewhat close to my mother's. The main difference were the colors and some furniture. The walls were white, and to my recollection, it was daytime. I can remember that because it was unusually bright in the house. Almost like there were double the amount of light bulbs burning. So there had to be some light outside, or maybe not. Because just now, a scene popped in my head, and I saw night or dusk out the kitchen window, when reminiscing on the dream. But the time of day is not really relevant to this topic or description. But at the same time, I will try my best to relay the most detailed descriptions in order to put in my shoes the best I can. I had some awareness of my sister being around. I do not know exactly where, but maybe in the house. I just felt it. Mainly, because of the conversation that my mother and myself were having basically involved her. I also have some type of "lost memory" feeling about a portion before my mother and I talking.
The conversation seemed to be already in motion, when she started talking about my sister's new friend, Stephanie. I believe she mentioned something about my sister liking her and she seemed alright(?), but one thing(I am certain of this). The word she used to describe Stephanie's character was "serious". She said something like ".....she's okay, but she's just real serious. ....". Now the next small couple series of events, I remember being conscious of everything that was going on. I just can't remember exactly the actions led me to the next scene. I remember calling back a number(sort of) to see who it was. Something like they called earlier, but we don't have caller ID.(you will see what I'm trying to break down as far as how I perceived this dream and realizing that I was also changing it as I went.) But the next scene that I remember vividly starting is myself answering the kitchen phone. The walls were different in the kitchen, they were all white, same as the rest of the house. The phone was the same as the one in my mother's kitchen, though. I answered the phone with a sort of "intuitive knowing" of who was on the other end before picking it up. It was Stephanie. She had an attitude. She said something like "....why are you calling my phone like "who's this, someone called here....who's this" and stuff......" and she continued on a little bit after that all in a uptight rude demeanor about her language. I cut her off and in a few short words, I put her in her place. Basically explaining that I had seen this number and was trying simply find out who it was. Looking back now, it seems to imply that one of my previous actions in this dream sequence was calling her(more than once) and leaving voicemails. Even though as I am telling her this, I am looking at the phone and knowing that we don't have caller ID, but it was kinda like I changed the story. Like we had caller ID, but while telling her this explaination, I glanced at the phone and kinda took it away, by remembering that my mother doesn't have caller ID. Then after my abrupt interruption, there was somewhat of a suspense filled silence that followed. "I love you", she soon said, with a passionate soft tone. I just replied, "Yea, alright." nonchanlantly projecting disbelief in her convictions, but at the same time knowing before she said it that I kind of expected a response similar right before and during my little interruption after her rant. Almost left out another detail, although it may or may not place any significance. One of my first cousins on my dad's side was walking past during the silence that followed the interruption. She had on a red top and black pants. She asked me for a piece of gum, while I was peeling and playing with a piece of dead skin on my finger. I told her that I don't have any, but my sister did. She proceed into the kitchen, and said something like, she didn't really want any gum or food or something. I also believe that my sister was possibly in the kitchen. Just sort of felt it, when my older cousin went into the kitchen.
After those words were said by her(Stephanie)my reply came, my cousin walked past, Stephanie pronouced her love for me, my response was next, then the waking stage started to take place. But this time it was slowed. It was slower than usual. The scene kinda went into a lightly faded "orb" shape ball with a fainting glowing. It moved in an instant to the upper-left corner of my vision, and it went to black. The black faded out to me laying there, awake, looking at the window at my feet. Almost as if my eyes were open during the whole dream, like they never opened during the waking process. I just didn't sense the feeling of opening my eyes during this. Then one my nephews opened the door. I kind of perceived this event happening before it did. It's hard to explain, so I ask for you to bear with me. The door opening would have woke me. Infact, it would have been a disturbance kind of waking like that(not enjoyable, especially after a dream). But I caught it like a second or two before it happened. The whole waking process was incredible this time. I had one that was pretty interesting, but hard to explain and remember. This one was slowed down, with time for me to really notice everything that was going on. I was aware of a lot of things. Not to mention, I was practicing more meditation before this dream sequence.

Monday, July 12, 2010

It's All In Your LAST Impression......

The usual saying goes "First Impressions Are Everything", but I sincerely disagree. Like the seasons, people are made to change. Change into what I believe we were Created to actually be. At least start on the path and realize the wrongs and mistakes in your life to learn from them. Make a better future for yourself and ones around you. I once heard a statement that "....You are here because you are able to do something that no one else can....". What I got from that is each one of us have purpose. Purpose that we have to realize during our probation in this world. Like I said before, we have to will ourselves to be guided. Be open to all opportunities and options that He presents for us. @CordeliaBrabbs mention on my twitter that she was reminded of a quote from the movie "Evan Almighty". Morgan Freeman playing God in the movie stated that, if you asked God for happiness would you expect Him to send someone named "Happiness"? What she took from this is that we should keep our eyes and ears open to all of His gifts and opportunities that He gives us. My new recent slogan is "It's Your World......Create It!". That basically means you decided how you want to live. How miserable or content you really want to be all falls on your shoulders. With the help of Most-Gracious, of course. How you choose to live your life leaves a lasting mark on this world. I have over the past 3-4 years made the decision to make this choice wisely. The only one to make sense. I see alot of wrong in this world just like the next man. But the only difference is that I choose to make this life, one for the record books. As far as God, Most-High will allow my reach. I will soar for peace and salvation and education of the people of this world. Education on Peace, Truth, Falsehoods, & Life. First impressions are everything???? Well, say what you may, but I'm going to make my last one EVERLASTING.

Outside, Looking In

Alot of people ask alot of questions. My answer to them is simply, "Knowledge is Experience". You will never truly know something until you EXPERIENCE IT! Just about everyone that knows me asks: Why do you read so much? Why do you read what you read? Why are you into what you are into? What made you make these changes and decisions in your life? Like I said before hand, KNOWLEDGE IS EXPERIENCE! Take time out of you conformist life and step outside of the box. Experience LIFE how you were meant to. Just because everyone else is doing something, doesn't mean that you have to follow in their footsteps. Just like my mother and most likely every mother has said, "If they all jumped off a bridge, would you?". Sadly, too many people do not realize that they have already taken that plunge. That giant leap of Faith into a world which they do not acknowledge to be hurtful to their existence. The music, the clothes, the language, your demeanor, everything about you is far, far, far away from uniqueness. It is more than likely a copy of what someone else is doing or have done. Or it is the result of just going with the crowd and not realizing your true potential. Skinny jeans is a good subject to relate to this. This trend has spread like a wildfire throughout our younger generation, without them even knowing what they are truly doing. One sees something on TV and all the sudden they have to be like that person who they see(or Idolize in some occasions). Record executives put out music and tells us, "Here, this is what you want, this is what you need, how you should live your life". And it's so wrong. It's wrong because too many people have lost sight of TRUTH. Truth that how we live is wrong. How we treat each other(especially females) is entirely wrong and shameful.

About three years ago, I made a life-changing decisions that I will never regret. I converted to Islam. The religion of peace. Everything in the Qu'ran makes sense and if followed correctly(if you have a legitimate copy), will change lives. Like I previously posted, God Helps The Ones Whom Help Themselves. Once you have made that decision to help yourself, then is the time to try and help others. One should not force another to follow their path, but encourage them to try and find their own. Life is an adventure(journey). It is something that is handled and traveled uniquely different from everyone else. Until you fall into confomity. If you know me and ever wondered why I am into everything I am into. Stop living your life how everyone else expects you too. Worry about how Most-High(GOD) looks at you and not how the next person does. When you do this and follow your own path which He has laid out for you. You will realize that you are no longer inside the chaos and misery, but merely......Outside.......Looking In.