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    Racism Is Trauma, But We Are People Too
    equal opportunity. satan doesn’t discriminate he believes in equality for all black white male female rich or poor he cares not— so long as hell is filled with us all. —excerpt of...
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    First, Remove the Chains from Your Heart
    “No, we are not all in the same boat. We are all in the same storm. There is a...
  • No, We Don’t Have To Forgive You
    today. we must protect ourselves from our protectors. citizens from officers laypeople from scholars children from parents women from men wives from husbands husbands from wives and our souls        ...
  • monk walking in field at sunset
    Miracles Are Tests of Faith, Not Proof of Sainthood
    “Verily, the most honorable of you with Allah is that who has taqwaa (a lifestyle of sincerely guarding...
  • young boy sitting on shore at sunset
    Today I Feel More Peace in My Heart
    “On the Day you shall see the believing men and the believing women their light running forward before them...
  • fragile gate on village land
    Protecting Your Home and Soul from the Village
    “It takes a whole village to raise a child.” —African proverb The more I heal emotionally and spiritually, the more my...
  • broken, shattered home shack on water deck at sunset
    Dear Survivor, Choose Yourself: Healing in Solitude (Day 8)
    “Why is it always the ones inflicting the harm that trivialize the extent of the wound?” —from the journal of...
  • Reaching for Love: Healing in Solitude (Day 7)
    “Sometimes in order to love yourself properly, you have to be willing to be hated by the ones you...
  • woman walking on beach and cuddling young baby at day break
    Unwrapping a Hidden Gift: Healing in Solitude (Day 6)
    “…But perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you; and perhaps you love a thing and...
  • boat sailing in sunset purple hues
    Suffering As Purification: Healing in Solitude (Day 5)
    “Suffering is a means of purification. Solitude is a means of clarification. And loss—whether of companionship, wealth, or even...
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    Burying Souls To Build Legacies: Healing in Solitude (Day...
    “If Allah loves a person, He calls out to Gabriel, saying, ‘Allah loves so-and-so, O Gabriel, so...
  • The Story Locked In My Soul: Healing in Solitude...
    “We tend to see the world in binary terms—sinner or saint, angel or devil—but I think life is much...