Ramadan Reflections 2013: Grace Period

Salaams all,

TTG, Al-Sarah, Laura Marie and I have been in a whirlwind of experience the last week or so.
We all safely arrived, trickling in from all ends of the country, and have been sharing Coming Out Muslim with all who we encounter – both through the show and the living/breathing of the conversation.

It’s been stressful, I’ll tell you that.
Shlepping, figuring out transport, maneuvering the spaces in which we perform in and personally, it’s an overwhelming time emotionally for me (more to be shared this month). In the midst of all this, I am realizing Ramadan is coming! Is it here?! 

I am almost certain that God is bringing me to another Ramadan so that I may do exactly as this blog says, reflect. I am excited and nervous too with anticipation of what is ahead, but I cannot foresee them now. I must trust in what is intended.

And so, to our Muslim brothers and sisters who have begun their Ramadan, I/we wish you a mubarak start to y/our month. For Muslims, like myself, who have not started, for those of us in this in-between 24 hours, take this grace period to prepare your intentions and yourselves for what is ahead of us.

I will leave you with my meditation for the beginning of Ramadan (also advise from Terna): SLOW DOWN

… which I certainly will, after tonight’s how 🙂

xo Waz

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