Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Beauty of Dreams


I have such a fascination in dreams. In Islam, it is said that dreams (specifically good ones) are messages from God. He gives us hints as to what will happen in our lives. I love to look up or ask a close freind about their interpretations to understand what does it mean. It is said that when you want to talk about your dream it has to be to someone who is very close to you and trust worthy so they wouldn't jinx you should the dream be a good. But if it were a nightmare then one should whisper it in the bathroom and spit (subtly) three times to left side and never speak of it as it's a bad omen to speak of it.
Im sure other cultures and religions have a different views and interpretations on dreams but whatever it may be, it is truly a fascinating area. I can't explain it but I feel at ease and my heart is content when I have certains dreams, like seeing my late grandfather doing well (which is a dream I love the most as I miss him so much even though he passed away more than 15 years ago), and seeing joyful symbols such as beautiful gardens, the calm ocean, flying and certain Islamic signs.
From a spiritual side, I love dreams because I feel it's a message from God which makes me feel closer to Him and that i'm doing ok as a human being.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Writer's Block..



*sigh* I hate it when that happens. For the past few days I couldn't bring myself to write much despite the fact that alot has happened these past few days...Hope i'll get over it soon inshAllah.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Such an ugly thing: Jelousy.

In all of my life's experience (and I think I have a fair amount ) I have never encountered anything more despicable than jelousy. It's like a black feul shooting through the veins of people who take pleasure in seeing and making good people go through a very hurtful times. I wonder how can they live day by day doing what they do?? *Photo from Deviant art by Cratcio_sama*


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Freind's Wedding

Getting ready for a royal wedding...Getting insanely dolled up is a must!
I don't know why but I love the process of getting dolled up for weddings. the theatrical hair, the makeup the fancy gown and glamorous abaya. LOVE IT! But during the wedding is not too great cause in some of these weddings you have to sit and be polite and all stuffy...oh well, الحمد الله على كل حال one has to accept the good with the bad.
*photos from google using the arabic words "كوشة عرس"*




Monday, January 11, 2010

New interest: Terrariums

I'm thinking of trying my hands on making little terrariums. Don't know why but was googling around and I just feel like it's a relaxing and unique form of 'art' to try out.










Thursday, January 7, 2010

Can we really invite Happiness?


An interesting article my best freind has sent me and I wanted to share it. Thanks SH. B. for the article, it gave me an 'aha!' moment!
Source: http://ezinearticles.com/

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To me, it seems that not just does he represent such a fine and cultural lineage of Reiki Masters, but he also represents a combination of healing mixed with simple philosophies of how to live well.

This lends to the ideal that living well should be our priority. Maybe when we take care of our lives, we are always more able to take care of ourselves. I had heard the five principles or the five concepts in many shapes and forms and never realized that they were derived from his teaching. The simplicity of his five concepts seems ridiculously easy at first but following them takes practice, patience and meditation. Usui must have known this.

Let's just stop a minute and think...what if the art of living well and living in abundance are determined simply by our actions.

Can we really invite happiness? If we can, it means that all the bad decisions, bad feelings, negative thoughts, frustrating consequences of our life to this point are simply due to our lack of faith or for many - lack of knowing.

Usui was aware of the laws of attraction long before they became a best selling book! Even with so many now hearing the message it seems that still few are getting it. Why is it so hard for so many to believe that what we desire, what we need, what want and intend will manifest directly in our lives. Many like me go at this principle with gusto and eventually fall back into regular habits.

It really does take work and somewhere along the way we are convinced we couldn't really have it all. Usui encourages us to express our thanks, avoid being grievous, be diligent and kind and work very hard not to get angry. These principles are so easy to accommodate during the holidays - yet for the rest of the year they take much work and dedication.

The admonition that strikes the closest to home is, at least for today do not be angry.

I wouldn't describe myself as angry, but if I were to research the emotions I feel throughout the day including stress, hurriedness, impatience, irritability, feeling there isn't enough time to complete things, tired, worried, exhausted or sad.

Anger is not necessarily hollering and screaming as we flail our hands in a tantrum like a toddler. Anger is subtle, grows like a seed of grass under the soil - gaining strength and stamina before the blade of grass shoots up for all to see. Most negative feelings are rooted dangerously close to anger. Anger means we are blaming someone for our problems or situations. Anger is feeling like our lives are not good enough or that everyone else has things better. Anger is hopelessness and lack of trust in the one thing the Universe promises us. Well being. Anger is being resentful towards issues in our life and feeling as if we have no control.

Mikao Usui reminds us that we do have control.

By following just this one concept for a week, month or year until we get it right lives will improve ten fold. For today, do not be angry! When you find feelings that resemble anger or that could breed anger - reach inside for just a minute and use another of his concepts- being grateful and expressing thanks. Do this until the agitation right beneath the skin that increases the heart rate slowly subsides and calm begins to flow through your body. One successful day will lead to another and before long life will be different. It is evident that these concepts are important for the Reiki practitioner because as we achieve clarity the Ki or life energy runs more potently through us and we have more to offer.
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Monday, January 4, 2010

January 4th 2010: The Inauguration of Burj Dubai

Today is a historical Day for Dubai and the UAE. The tallest building in the world will be inaugerated today at 8:00pm by the Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Muhammed Bin Rashed Al Maktoum. It's truly a proud day for us as emaratis because we proved to the world that as Arabs we have proved that we are a civilized, educated and an ambitious nation that has the spirit to tackle any challenge that is thrown our way.
And as for the 'media' that mocked Dubai and its Ruler, well...I'd like to think that today Dubai has given them the world tallest middle finger. *cheeky grin*

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Peonies

This flower is one of my absolute favorite. I just adore the very sight and texture of it, and don't get me started on the soft tones of pinks and whites! Last night I was googling about it and realized that I would truly be happy if I got peonies on my birthday, hmmm I think I'll need to hint it to my closest freinds.

Anyways I hope you enjoy these images of peonies that I have found on google, a little gift for the start of 2010 =)











Saturday, January 2, 2010

Thank God for Tea and a Good Book




For so long I've been having this secret battle in bottling up my frustrations and anger. After graduating from university and leaving my first job I started developing this temper and would lash out at the silliest of matters. I think it's because I have absorbed so much anger, guilt and pain inside me that I was more like a Pandora's Box than a human being
I'm so glad I left those dark times behind me by disciplining my reactions to any situation that is thrown at me. However, today that discipline was put to the test. I did everything in my power to bottle up my hurt and anger and I'm proud to say I passed with flying colors though it has left me drained and not 100% happy...but I suppose that's alright since there's no such thing as a 100% in life. But there is tea and a good book to calm the mind and soul. Thank you God for I don't know what I would have done if these two things didn't exist in my life!