Just got back home from working the #grandprix and all I could think about is my dream from last night. My aunt told me in my dream, "Everything that's happening to you right now is all a part of #God 's plan. The good's and the bad's." 🙏
Life is never perfect, but only the strong survive. I'm glad ppl have reached out to me and told me if I can do all I do they can do things too. I have been blessed having them hit me up, makes me go harder. Glory be to #God 💪♠♛
Isaiah a great prophet that wrote the Book of Isaiah about 700 years before the birth of Jesus Christ. A prophet acknowledged by Jews, Christians, and Muslims.
He wrote in Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
It is amazing how such a unique and impossible prophecy is fulfilled 700 years later and documented in the Gospels, it was written in Matt 1:18-25 documenting the birth of Jesus who is representing God with us (Immanuel). Never was another child born of a virgin without intervention of modern technology, really amazing what God could do and would do to save us from our sin.
Sri Harmandir Sahib(The abode of God) also Sri Darbar Sahib and informally referred to as the"Golden Temple" is the holiest Gurdwara of Sikhism, located in the city of Amritsar,Punjab, India. Amritsar (literally,the tank of nectar of immortality) was founded in 1577 by the fourth Sikh guru,Guru Ram Das.The fifth Sikh Guru,Guru Arjan, designed the Harmandir Sahib to be built in the centre of this holy tank, and upon its construction, installed the Adi Granth, the holy scripture of Sikhism, inside the Harmandir Sahib. The Harmandir Sahib complex is also home to the Akal Takht(the throne of the timeless one, constituted by the Sixth Guru,Guru Hargobind). While the Harmandir Sahib is regarded as the abode of God's spiritual attribute, the Akal Takht is the seat of God's temporal authority.
The construction of Harmandir Sahib was intended to build a place of worship for men and women from all walks of life and all religions to come and worship God equally.Accordingly, as a gesture of this nonsectarian universal ness of Sikhism,Guru Arjanhad specially invited MuslimSufisaint, HazratMian Mirto lay the foundation stone of the Harmandir Sahib.The four entrances (representing the four directions) to get into the Harmandir Sahib also symbolise the openness of the Sikhs towards all people and religions.Over 100,000 people visit the holy shrine daily for worship, and also partake jointly in the free community kitchen and meal (Langar) regardless of any distinctions, a tradition that is a hallmark of all Sikh Gurdwaras.
The gurdwara is surrounded by the Sarovar, a large lake or holy tank, which consists ofAmrit("holy water" or "immortal nectar") and is fed by the Ravi River. There are four entrances to the gurdwara, signifying the importance of acceptance and openness. There are three holy trees (bers), each signifying a historical event or Sikh saint. Inside the gurdwara there are many memorial plaques that commemorate past Sikh historical events, saints and martyrs, including commemorative inscriptions of all the Sikh soldiers who died fighting in World War I and World War II.
*LONG but POSTIVE post ALERT*
It's been a long time since I've been able to wake up and actually accomplish what I want to do that day. It seems like it has been a lifetime since I have expierence more than an hour without horrific pain. A lifetime since I've been able to wake up not wondering what is going to send me to the hospital today. With this said, make no mistake I am not "cured" or "healed". I still have Endometriosis and Fibromyalgia, both of which cause pain. But what I am is a fighter, a warrior princess, and I am strong. I never planned on giving up or giving in to my diseases. I needed time to allow my body to hurt and allow myself to hurt to build strength. If not for this pain and hurt, I would not be as strong as I am in my faith, my husband and I would not be as strong as we are together, and I would not have met the wonderful warriors I have met who have also contributed to my strength. I am blessed beyond words to have the energy and physical ability to feel "normal" (Whatever normal may be). There were many times I accepted I would have to adjust to a new normal. There were many times I accepted I will never be well. There were also many times I accepted I had failed my body and my body failed me. It is my surrendering of my pain, my hurt, my devastation, and my life to God. And through surrendering, I have found the comfort and balance I need to be able to achieve what God had put me on this planet for. Although many of you may have different ideologies and beliefs, and some may have the same as me, this is how I have witnessed the events in my life. It doesn't matter if we agree or not. I am so happy I can be more and more there for my friends, families, and loved ones because of this positive change. Thank you so much to those who never gave up on me, prayed for me, and loved me through this, and please please please continue because my journey is far from over. But I am now ready both metaphorically and realisticly ready for this next chapter.