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Third time is a charm...right?

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I've attempted to post twice already, and each time I have stopped out of emptiness in the inspiration department. Then I remembered, this is not like a firing squad. My life does not hang in the balance if I do or do not post-SO why not post about life itself?

I posted in my inaugural essay that I am rediscovering my spirituality, and today was a furthering of that journey. I found a Sufi university in California that helps people of all faiths heal themselves spiritually, and learn how to contact the Beloved more often, and make doing so a life practice. I signed up for the free 14 day course, and received the first lesson today in my email-finding, to my surprise, that I was already doing what the exercise given told me to do. It was a welcome relief, especially because as I was in the middle of reading the technique I automatically opened myself and the Divine was there, in all wonderful glory. It was so strong I cried, and had to sit for a while after composing myself.

A wonderful experience that makes me even more strong of conviction that I should be doing something with that wonderful energy. Something positive. And, so, I'm here.

:)

~BJS

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JaniceW's picture

Inspired writing

Bonnie.... there are so many things in your profile that inspire me. I would love to hear about your continuing journey to find your spiritual center. I think your exploration of Islam would be wonderful reading for many of the PulseWire members, as told from a western perspective You might also be interested in the website ChangeTheStory.net, an on-line resource aimed at transforming harmful stereotypes about Muslims that persist in society. There is also a wonderful spiritual site http://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/ which is non-denominational and provides resources for spiritual journeys and instructions on a wide variety of practices. You might again find that you are already practising what they recommend, which will only reinforce how mindful you are of your spiritual self. Keep us posted on your discoveries, dreams and journeys.

Bonnie J. Stone's picture

Thank you

You are very kind. It is an interesting journey I have found myself taking, and I will most definitely continue to journal about it. There is a small Muslim community where I live, and the women of said community are all beautiful, wonderful souls I hope to get to know better. Also, an interesting fact, these women dress in various types of "Islamic dress" there are a couple of women who wear the full burka and niqab, and some who just wear the hijab, and I'm quite certain there are a few who wear no traditional female adornments whatsoever.

Thanks again, and thank you for the links!

~BJS

Just stumbled across this post and the course you signed up for sounds very interesting. Engaging in the mystical side of any religion is surely a good way to find your spiritual self, and Sufism is absolutely beautiful. Good luck!
I love what you said about the Muslim women in your community - they sounds lovely. And it's important for people to realize that Muslim women interact with Islam differently and so it is natural that they will dress differently. Your experiences will probably help dispel a lot of myths surrounding Muslim women.

Kizzie's picture

Hey Bonnie, I promised to

Hey Bonnie,

I promised to share a picture about sufism in Sudan with you.

This is one of them

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://farm4.static.flickr.com/33...

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