A good Muslim washes before their prayers. Five times a day, the hands, mouth, nose, face, arms, head with ears, and feet are all included. Sure sometimes they might be washed with a couple of drops of Holy Water, but the intention is the same.
I ask though, if you must do these things before G-d and your prayers, when in these hours between work, eating, and sleeping did you become so sullied?
When your work with your hands is lead by your heart, then your hands are clean. What has dirtied your hands then, that’s not Her gift to you? Did you take more than your share?
When you mouth is closed, you cannot lie. Further, G-d’s answers can’t be heard if you’re speaking between your prayers.’ Words powers aren’t controllable. Is your mouth dirtied from speaking lies and words of hatred; or is somehow your ‘food’ unclean?
Is your nose pointed towards sex and power, smelling life with lust? Or is it filled with flowers, perfumes, and cooking aromas? May it be the will of G-d to give them to us; they are our birthrights only when He chooses to grant them.
When your face brightens by another’s presence, you become your most beautiful. Then your flaws are minimized; a baby’s smile is most welcome. Facing others with G-d in your heart, is not your face beaming seeing Him in them?
Your arms, right and left, create your works, as well as give and take. Are your actions so out of balance that one side or both, got touched by karma- in just those few hours?!
When your company is clear, wise, and calm, are you not in alignment with Allah (the One and Only)? How can your thoughts, words, and deeds still mislead or lack in integrity? I’m just asking. The Laws apply to everybody (like it or not), to each of us comes Judgment.
Lastly, where do you go where your feet get so dirty? Are you not on a path that is light and holy or have you from fear, else chosen? As there is G-d in everything, being and non-, our paths are under-lit. May we all praise to G-d Almighty when we lift our purest hearts toward Him around us. Amen.
…and now, it is I who must clean!
I was singing Alleluiah for quite a long time this morning, and with some resonance. Though my voice is no longer strong. It really felt quite lovely! I hope to make piano accompaniment. There is much beauty in living human song, and we have forgotten it- at least until now.
G-d is strengthened in our hearts, when we listen to such sounds so sweet. Our fortitude returns to us- and not just need be in the bathroom.
PS. Our nervous system may become damaged over time with so much digital exposure; it will become more pixilated.
Food that has been abused in any way from seed to birth to table must respond at a cellular level by the fear and heal wounds created. GMO food has been tortured at the seed level. Processing robs the food of nutrition. Dietary laws are for good reason, whether or not we know it (and damn, I still love shrimp!)