so blessed to see another year in this beautiful month of Ramadan. This is the second Ramadan , most of us are witnessing in this pandemic. This Ramadan has made me even more grateful and appreciative to fast. to be able to fast and cleanse the heart, mind , body and soul in this month is definitely a blessing and mercy. I will take full advantage of this month as most everyone should. death is surrounding us daily, everyday at a rapid pace. be grateful and thankful to be a part of this holy month. This month I am solely focused on God, reading Quran , meditating as well eating foods not harmful for the body. I really cherish this time of year because it is a time to really change your life over 30-days. God says in the Quran : O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that ye may (learn) self-restraint,( Sura 2:183).
Fasting is what our souls need ; it is what our bodies have been craving for ! Fasting heals and restores ! enjoy this blessed month and Get close to God.
Peace and blessings to all my beautiful followers. I would like to take the time to invite you all to take a look at my store at :www.thegiftedartistorg. I have official launched my business and so excited to share with you all. My business “The Gifted Empire LLC ” will cater to Art , beauty and Apparel I also offer other services such as Henna for all events, face painting and spoken word (contact for booking). My site is just up and running so stay tune for new items and releases coming soon. Take a look, shop, support and spread the word.
Three of my latest art pieces. I’ve been in my own world lately, I am thankful for my ability to paint and create. Being an artist is one of the best things anyone can be. Art brings about a mood of serenity art brightens up dark days, just looking at a beautiful image/piece of art can really make a difference in your world. you don’t have to be a professional to paint. That is the beauty of art. Art can be as great as just a dot and as great as a full detailed portrait. Art is art the beauty is in the eye of the beholder when it comes to art. I can greatly appreciate that. What i consider a masterpiece can be viewed as a monstrosity to another. so, I love art it brings me joy, hope and serinity.
The greatest thing in life is to appreciate and to be thankful for what you have. A part of being thankful and appreciative is staying in the moment and being focused on the present. “A jewel of life” to really enjoy and experience the treasures and blessings life has to offer you have to be present. being in the present means you are indulging every second, you are observant, aware and engaging fully with your whole being. being in the present is not backtracking, or replaying past events/scenarios in your head; thinking of what could of been. It is pointless to do things like that because it has already happened and cannot be undone.
Being in the present is also letting go and giving it all to god. Anything that has caused you hurt or pain, anyone you have animosity or anger towards you have to simply let go so that you can heal and be in the present moment. There is simply no way that you are fully on the present and you are angry about something or thinking about something that happened 3 years ago. Simply let go and give it to God. stay focused on the now cause you will never see today again!
All of this basically can be described using one word “Carpe diem” meaning making the most of the present , no focusing on the past or future. I am not saying that it is wrong to be concerned about your future. but it is more so important to focus on the present, because what you do now will reflect your future. Take this “jewel of life” let it enter your heart, mind and soul and gather all that excess baggage and get rid of it. let today be the day you say “I AM LETTING GO, LETTING GOD AND WILL STAY IN THE PRESENT”!
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Friday chilling/vibing whatever you want to call it. I miss going to jummah. But since this pandemic jummah has been pretty much closed. Jummah is a religious day on friday that muslims go to mosque to pray, listen to a lecture and be amongst Other muslims. It is like sunday for christians who go to church.
The sky was such a delight to see on this day. I 1Was with my grandmother and she mentioned ” look at the sky,” only God can do something beautiful like that.” I agree things like this and so many other extraordinary things make you undoubtedly believe there is a God and only he is able to create perfectly. The clouds look like a scattered trail breaking away from the majestic sun. Things like restore hope,trust and faith in my soul. Nature and God’s creation is superb. So if your feeling down just look at the sky and know that the one who created the vast sky and keeps the clouds up is the same one who will carry you throughout life.
give yourself love. you are worthy and deserving. spoil yourself, look at yourself and the mirror and get lost in your beauty. why do people mistake mistake self-love for being vain? Understand that loving yourself is a necessity, because if you don’t than who exactly will? Some people can mistake self -love for being self-centered or vain. because a person has a million post or pics about themselves or likes to look good or flashy, does not necessarily mean they are vain or want attention. They just understand that they are special and choose to love themselves as they should. Do not let anyone ever deprive you of loving you or make you feel less than what God created you to be. everyone is a star in there own way. some just choose an know how to shine that miraculous light God has given them.
greetings to all my beautiful follower. i would just like to take the time out for all of you to check out two of my books on Amazon.com and please support and purchase a copy and leave a review. it would greatly mean alot.
“she knows her worth” is one of my first books, i really poured my heart and soul into this writing about being a woman in this society and how to raise standards about love of self, self-respect, and self-worth. As woman this is a book to really build your mindset to want to be the best woman you can be.
“conquering fears ” is my second book i created this book to escape fear of this world, people, society and even myself. There should only be the fear of God and that is where many of us fall short. reading this book will enlighten the heart and mind to really conquer the things that are bringing you down in life.
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There are so many tragedies going on in the world at this time. One of the most things to have at this time is Gratitude ,as well patience and faith. gratitude is so important, you have to be thankful for what you have, be thankful that you are alive. Everyday there are reports of people dying, loosing their homes, being oppressed at war etc. needless to say, if you are breathing, have a roof over your head and food to put in your mouth their is no reason to complain. When i see homeless people smile and have positive to say, when they have absolutely nothing, i know i have a long way to go as far as gratitude.
Patience is necessary to get through in this life. God is ultimately in control, you have to put that faith and trust in him and know that he knows what he is doing. without patience you become depressed, stressed and full of anxiety. patience is a true sign of strength and a person who has undoubted faith in God. The year of 2020 has taught me nothing but patience and reliance upon the most high. I am content that whatever is meant to be will eventually be.This year has brought about test that affect everyone and it should make us all stronger, wiser and closer to God. I am Thankful for the trials for in them are true blessings.
Ultimately, we must live with love, gratitude and patience. Life is about perseverance and faith. We have no control over anything. We don’t know when our last breathe will be, so there is no point in stressing on unknown things.Learn to love yourself and be kind to others. This year is a lesson that we will all remember, a blessing and a trial. Forgive and let go of the anger. Once you give it all to God you will feel renewed and at peace.
There is nothing more special to me than Eid. To fast and seek forgiveness, make dua and than to follow by an incredible day spent with family and friends. Nothing could possibly be better. This is the second eid this year. The first Eid was after the 30 days of Ramadan and this eid is after the 10 powerful days of Dhul- Hijr when pilgrims make hajj in Makka. One of the others things i love about eid is being a henna artist and doing henna for customers. Henna is like an Eid necessity. Beautify your body with designs is such an amazing thing to do for the Eid celebration. Despite all the craziness going on in the world of 2020 I thank Allah i got the chance to see a blessed eid.
This is a pic of me in which i did my own henna(on both hand). I guess i’m pretty ambidextrous when it comes to doing henna.
Henna is something i love and enjoy, I have been this art for over 10 years and thank God for blessing me to be an amazing artist.
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Someone needs to hear these powerful words today. You are loved! There is so much going on in the world right now as of 2020, but you must keep in mind that there will be dark days before there are days of joy. Stop putting yourself down, doubting and succumbing to those negative thoughts. Life is hard and all of us will experience hardship, those who make it are the ones who are hopeful and trust in God. Don’t ever for a second think that you are not important or you are not good enough. If that was the case you would have never been created. God loves you, and there are people in the world who love you. The answers are within your soul. Find who you are and fall in love with the person God created you to be, because God did not make any mistakes when he made you.
I am still learning to love myself . The journey will be long, but I have faith that one day i feel i will love myself unconditionally. I practice everyday b y waking up praying and thanking god for giving me another day. I look in the mirror and smile and say things to uplift myself and set my mind up for success. Part of the process of loving yourself is instilling those positive thoughts. In all, take your time and find your peace. Talk to God and pray for guidance. Pray for your heart to be opened to love yourself unconditionally.
Poem: “Just a little love”
just a little love is all it takes.
just a little love to ease the pain and mend the heart.
all you need is a little love to know your worth.
so learn to love.
learn to smile.
learn to hope even when it seems impossible.
all you need is a little love. Just a little love to get by.
–poem by Thegiftedartist
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so, today July 3, 2020 has official been the first day of a 7 day straight liquid fast. My purpose for this is to cleanse myself and give my digestive system a break. So far, it has not been that hard. I gotten a little light headed here and there, but once i drink some water i feel better. So in this 7 day period, of consuming only liquids, healthy drinks and smoothies i plan not only to cleanse my body, but also my mind.I want to go longer than 7 days, but you have to start somewhere, and this is how i choose to start.
Today I had a delicious green smoothie with kale,spinach, avocado and mango. The smoothie is really like a food replacement. I add Moringa powder, turmeric, black seed, flax seed and Maca root to my smoothie as well. Not only does it taste delicious but i am able to get all my minerals, vitamins and other essentials i meed to keep me healthy, physically and mentally.
Benefits of liquid fast
improves your immune system
improves your digestion
There are many other benefit as well. stay tuned for this seven day journey of mine.
Art is what i love and i think it loves me as Well. This piece is inspired by all the things that are going on in this country( united states ). I will represent, i must represent because this is my future. The future of my family and the future of my people. With all things that are going on I will remain at serenity. I have God and my art. The piece below is a 16×18 inches on canvas with acrylic aint.
The title speaks for itself .Dragon fruit is definitely bae. One of the prettiest and tastiest fruit i have come across. Coming from America these fruits are not found locally in most grocery markets like apples and bananas. In fact, I don’t think i would have ever come across this fruit if i did not start my Healthy eating life style change. My trips to the farmers market have been miraculous ! The farmers market is where i came across this fruit. There is a particularly big farmers market in my area that serves fruits, foods, grains, herbs etc from all different parts of the world. One day i Went to the market to do the usual grabs my apples, bananas, spelt pasta, wild rice, mangoes ,seeded grapes and of course other little things. But this fruit caught my eye. It was aesthetically pleasing to they eye, almost like it was not meant to be eaten. I’m not usually one to try new things but I had to give this a new try.
The first time I tasted this fruit it was like i Was floating on air. It was sweet and moist. It just like melted in my mouth. It has like a trillion seeds in it, which i love! I only eat fruits with seeds and i enjoy eating the seeds. This fruit taste better than any candy! it will have you hooked. The first dragon fruit i had was the yellow one. The yellow dragon fruit is the sweetest of all the dragon fruits and has fewer seeds than the pink one. Both are undoubtedly delicious.
Facts and benefits of Dragon fruit:
It is recommended to do your own research on the fruit to find out more.
strengthens your immune system
Has a great source fiber
Great source of magnesium
High in nutrients
promotes healthy gut
where does the dragon fruit come from?
the fruit is native to southern Mexico and central America.
Ready to fall in love?
If you are ready to fall head over heels I suggest you go and try this astonishing fruit It will not disappoint. This fruit is a must on my grocery list when i go to farmers market It is a bit pricey but worth it. I rather spend money on fruits and food that will aid my health, than to eat food that will harm my body. My suggestion is that you(The reader)go and try a Dragon fruit today.
when a woman knows her worth she is able to uplift a nation. This book includes various poems that speak on the essence, beauty, of a woman. It is dire for a woman to build a connection with her creator and stand firm in faith. A woman is the glue of family and society. The woman is adored by the creator and should honor herself. Dignity is a strong woman’s state of mind. When a woman knows her worth she carries herself different, thinks different and speaks different. “She knows her worth” has a message that is worth reading.
This book is great for self-esteem. This is also a great read if you like poetry
This book was published march 19 2019. and can be purchased on Amazon.com