The last 10 days of Ramadan are full of Divine Mercy and Grace. I’m grateful for this time of the year no matter how raggedy my Ramadan is because of the fact that I feel like this is when Allah’s Mercy outweighs Allah’s Wrath. I wish there were more I could say about this because the situation in Gaza doesn’t feel like a manifestation of that Mercy. Same re: the missing Nigerian girls, or any number of messed up global crises that are running concurrently.

I told a friend of mine that when I want something to happen, I pray for it. She was like, “That’s it?”

I was offended because I was like what more do I need to do. I pray and then I walk away, right?

That’s what I thought for years until very recently.

There is something to be said for action. There is something to be said for using whatever you have at your fingertips to make someone’s life better. Prayer is great, but I am learning as I round out my 30s that prayer is a great starting point.. .but it’s not the finish line. I wish it was. God knows I wish it was.

So I’m making the intentions to fast these last few days cand bring in ‘Eid with God-consciousness and action.

i hope and pray that y’all’s home stretch is full of mercy and love and wonderment. Allah shows you yourself every Ramadan. And we have that time in between the appearance of this month to work on what we see. There are some things I’ve wanted to work on for the last half dozen Ramadan’s at least. And I think I’m finally close to ready.

Ramadan Mubarak y’all.

Amir made me a shower and he made @momoftheprince a bath. The difference is mine has pieces that stand up and hers didn’t. #family

Sometimes I want to change the title of this blog to untitled.

Sometimes I want to go back in time and change some things that would allow me to still have access to my myspace and first facebook accounts.

Sometimes I want to live more than I want to write about it. I feel hyper connected sometimes and i just really want to disconnect.

Sometimes I want to curl up in a ball and smell my momma.

Sometimes I want to curl up in my wife’s lap while she tries to do my hair.

Sometimes I wish my mom would give my wife a chance. They’d get along well but my mom isn’t there yet so.. just like I want to be respected for where I’m at, I have to let her be where she is….but I miss her.

Sometimes I wish things stayed the same… or that things changed in the same way each time.

Sometimes I want to eat an entire cheese pizza.

"I’m gettin’ tired of the drama- bossman said he would fire me. I told I would gladly do the honors so I just quit, cause this work shit got my dreams on pause like a comma."

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Happy I Am Not HaRamadan!!! »

iamnotharaam:

Ramadan can be difficult and strenuous and anxiety-causing for many of us even if we’re looking forward to it. But this year, I have found some things about it that really really had me looking forward to it. Excited even. Overall, I’m trying to consciously be a Muslim, one who submits to God’s…

Day 3 #getonyourhands
The best of multiple #crow attempts and the last one w me laughing is my attempt to extend my legs. Not bad for someone new to this crow life. 😋

@superhumanyogi @bermudarumswizzle

Day 3 #journeyofself and my #UpwardSalute aka #StandingBackbend (I think that’s right)

#yayme #iloveyoga #yoga #happyhealthyyogi #blackgirlsdoyoga #igyogachallenge

@hippie_heathen @reesielove1121

Day 1 #independencearmy: #pyramidpose #downwarddog #adhomukhasvanasana

I actually did this pose at least a dozen times yesterday but neglected to capture it so here is one of the instances from today.

#blackgirlsdoyoga #yoga #yourmoments #practice #namaste #igyogachallenge
@laurasykora @beachyogagirl @kinoyoga

#morehandstandlove day 2.
I’m actually on my hands!!!😋

@fitqueenirene @shaktiactivewear

#blackgirlsdoyoga #yoga #yogaismagic #yogamoments #yayme #balance #babysteps #nevergiveup (thanks for the little push @ifcukgurlz)

Day 2: #happyhealthyyogis
My #heartopener is #lotus with reverse #namaste hands.

@hippie_heathen @yogitoes123 @_kariooo @shauna_harrison @yogaracheal

Day 2: #journeyofself.
That’s right…another crow attempt. This was the first one I captured and I can see a difference between this one and the other ones I’m posting tonight.

Journey indeed. #iloveyoga #blackgirlsdoyoga #crowflow @reesielove1121 @hippie_heathen

#independencearmy day 2: high plank. #kumbhakasana. I could get on my finger tips for one hand at a time and I could raise one leg at a time. #blackgirlsdoyoga #yayme #iloveyoga #plank #practice @laurasykora @beachyogagirl @kinoyoga

Day 2 of #getonyourhands
This is supposed to be a #singlelegcrow. It is instead a crow after a fall….several falls actually. It was better than yesterday tho. #practice #progress #igyogachallenge #blackgirlsdoyoga

@bermudarumswizzle @superhumanyogi

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"All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts and made up of our thoughts. If a man speak or act with an evil thought, suffering follows him as the wheel follows the hoof of the beast that draws the wagon…. If a man speak or act with a good thought, happiness follows him like a shadow that never leaves him."

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Hyper-intellectual, spiritually sexual, woman lover, womanist, lover of love.. .I could go on for days. In the end, I'm a grown woman who has finally decided to love unconditionally.

As I step back and notice what I am drawn to... I see myself loving Muslim, Queer, comedy, racial minority, woman, music, love.

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