The Blessings of the 15th of Shaban (Shabe Barat)

One of the unique benefits of traditional Islamic spirituality is the observance of numerous holy days and nights throughout the Islamic calendar year in which spiritual seekers can take advantage of rare blessings and opportunities for spiritual growth and awakening. One of the holiest and most significant nights of the Islamic calendar is the night of the 15th of Shaban, …

10 Prophet Muhammad Quotes: A Taste of Honey

The Prophet Muhammad (saws), although the leader of one of the world’s greatest religious and spiritual traditions, still remains obscured and misunderstood to many throughout the world. The following short selection of Prophet Muhammad quotes have been chosen to help convey the essence of his message and teaching, and to help clarify the divine purpose of Islam, namely, to establish …

The Dawn of a New Age

We are but a few days away from the end of the first decade of the 21st Century and the beginning of a new year, and as with all endings, it is an opportunity for reflection, and thus for learning. Furthermore, with any ending comes a new beginning and the opportunity for conscious intention, the opportunity to deliberately set a …

Life is Good

Life is Good Of the many aphorisms coined in recent years, the simple phrase “Life is good,” is one of the best to have graced popular attire in the last decade. Bert and John Jacobs began their popular clothing line in the early 1990’s based upon this simple affirmation, and their enterprise has since grown considerably. Incredibly, it is true …

Avatar: The Tragedy of Paradise Lost

The following post contains a review of the movie Avatar and may potentially include spoilers. It is advised to first see the movie and then read the article. The insanity of the collective egoic mind, amplified by science and technology, is rapidly taking our species to the brink of disaster. Evolve or die: that is our only choice now. — …

What is Spirituality?

Spirituality is to have your feet firmly planted on the earth, yet your roots in Heaven. Often, the term spirituality tends to be vague and undefined. Consequently, confusion typically arises when referring to it. And this then leads to conceptual ideas that ultimately take one away from the real purpose of spirituality: To consciously move towards the Source, the Origin, …