"Give your wish to Him, and then forget.
And know that He does not forget"
Yasmin Mogahed (via thelittlephilosopher)
"Women have always been healers. They were the unlicensed doctors and anatomists. They were abortionists, nurses and counselors. They were the pharmacists, cultivating healing herbs, and exchanging the secrets of their uses. They were midwives, traveling from home to home and village to village. For centuries women were doctors without degrees, barred from books and lectures, learning from each other, and passing on experience from neighbor to neighbor and mother to daughter. They were called “wise women” by the people, witches or charlatans by the authorities. Medicine is part of our heritage as women, our history, our birthright."
Barbara Ehrenreich & Deirdre English, “Witches, Midwives and Nurses: A History of Women Healers” (via lucifelle)
Integration is a gradual process, that once completed, will transform you.
"Love is a temporary madness,
it erupts like volcanoes then subsides.
And when it subsides you have to make a decision.
You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together
that it is inconceivable that you should ever part.
Because this is what love it.
Love is not breathlessness,
it is not excitement,
it is not the promulgation of eternal passion.
That is just being “in love” which any fool can do.
Love is what is left over when being in love has burned away,
and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.
Those that truly love, have roots that grow towards each other underground,
and when all of the pretty blossoms have fallen from their branches,
they find that they are one tree and not two."
Louis de Berniéres, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (via z0mbie—-stomp)
"Joy is the ability to stand in the knowledge of spiritual truth in the face of any and all physical experiences. Does that mean you will be smiling all the time? No. Does it mean you will feel good all the time? No. Does it mean you will never again experience a moment of fear, doubt, shame, guilt, anger, or loneliness? Absolutely not! It means that when you are challenged […] what you know will shake you, slap you, rise to the surface, and remind you that there is a strength in you that nothing and no one can take."
Iyanla Vanzant (via leonajune)
"People may not tell you how they feel about you, but they always show you. Pay attention."
"You will not be complete until you are like the earth – both the righteous and the sinner tread upon it – and until you are like the clouds – they shade all things – and until you are like the rain – it waters all things, whether it loves them or not."
Sultan al-‘Arifeen Sayyidina Bayazid al-Bistami
"If you want to kill yourself, kill what you don’t like. I had an old self that I killed. You can kill yourself too, but that doesn’t mean you got to stop living."
Vargus, Archie’s Final Project (via thepliablefoe)