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Ramadan

mandala xxx
watercolour and pigment liner
10″ square

This is my 11th fasted Ramadan.

Link to what I have written previously on this subject:

https://djdblogginghere.wordpress.com/tag/ramadan/

After some very hot weather, we are being blessed with rain.

I watched a video giving nutritional advice for Ramadan.  It recommended  not to eat sweet things, sugar, at the evening meal because if one does, the next day the body will be in withdrawal, crying out for more sugar.

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  “The liar (re)assures the wicked man (in order that) he does not fast (and) he does not lament (for his sin).  (Once he is) dead the wicked man fasts; the dead wicked man weeps.” RA iv/6,8  “The soul is the specter’s eye, hand, throat, stomach ; through the soul I can warm up the […]

Mandala xxx

mandala xxx

I finished the Ramadan mandala; that went quicker than finishing the work on myself, ha.

Here is a link if you would like to read what I have written about Ramadan previously:

https://djdblogginghere.wordpress.com/tag/ramadan/

Otherwise, I will repeat myself.  I may do that anyway…..

I was playing with the scroll function on the mouse. It made the mandala seem to turn.

 

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Work in Progress

For the beginning of Ramadan this year, I thought I would put up one of my own works rather than just click on a glitter-graphic like I usually do.

It isn’t finished yet just as the work on myself is not complete. Participating in this fast is one of the tools I use in my endeavor to recover God’s Image and Likeness within.

It’s not always easy to find the middle way, that place of balance. Tightening the reins can help to become more aware. It also strengthens the self-control muscle.

It is a blessing to be healthy enough to make this effort.

 

mandala xxx wip 1

 

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Evening of June 30th

june evening

 

 

As this very hot day moves into evening, I am especially glad to live in an old stone house. I feel compassion and worry somewhat about those who live in city towers where even normally there’s no air. I hope all is well with those who are fasting until the sun sets. Personally I have set a 12-hour limit. Our Creator advises us to follow a middle path, neither too hard nor too soft. He appreciates effort and perseverance but does not advise extremes.

 

“You shall lead My People by the middle of the Heights that I have intended for them, by their still passable paths, but not by toilsome rock climbing (routes) and not by the roads below lined with inns.

Take the middle paths; they slope upwards, but the slope is endurable, it goes by springs and through fruit groves; along the slope children can walk, wives can follow their husbands (and) lie down right next to them at halting places in order to warm up their bodies, fill them with joy, so that they together overnight forget about the strain of the ascent.

Do not overdo exhortation, or else you will dishearten people, and do not overdo persuasion, or else you will arouse doubts.

I do not send you to do away with the assemblies of religion, I send you to clean them of their princes, their priests and doctors whom I have not established over them, (and) wash them of the deceptive teachings and illusive powers which I have not put into anyone’s hands ever, because My Word alone saves, My Arm alone imparts strength, My Forgiveness alone absolves.”

The Revelation of Arès 7/1-4