Leyla Hur

A photographer, with a passion for food and cooking, vegan, wife, lover. This is my place to unwind, vent, share, and just be me...

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2 years ago 2 notes Good Friday Easter Christendom Christian spiritual spirituality spiritual teaching renewal rebirth birth death Jesus Christ Jesus Jesus' death Passover Pesach Paschal lamb sacrifice seder full moon awareness energy swami swami sathya sai baba sathya sai baba sai baba sai ram om shanti shanti

Easter / Passover Weekend

Good Friday - the beginning of the holiest weekend in Christendom’s calender. On a spiritual / energy level, it is a time of endings. Cycles coming to a close. And a time of renewal. Rebirth. Transcendence. 

It is also the time of Passover - when the Paschal (Sacrificial) Lamb is offered and families and friends gather around the Seder table as stories of miracles and freedom are recited. 

This year, it is also the time of the Full Moon - yet another symbol of completion and heightened awareness and energy.

One year ago, on Easter Sunday, Swami Sathya Sai Baba transcended, leaving behind his earth vessel. For those of his followers, he was one of the holiest men to be incarnated at this time. His teachings were profound. His love, unconditional. He embraced all, and taught in such a way that those of many religions came to be his devotees, while understanding and comprehending and becoming closer to their own religion. He was one of my Master Teacher’s for well over 30 years. 

This time of year, it is a time of Ascension. 

When you focus on energy of manifestation, and aligning further with the Universe; this weekend is a perfect time to release those things, energies, situations that have held you down, held you back. Let go and give it over completely to the Divine. And begin the wonderful adventure of a new co-creation. Enter into a new stage in your life.

Don’t become burdened down with misery, when You have the power and the control to create change. It all begins with attitude, then love, then release, then healing, then progression forward.

Let go of EGO (Edging God Out) and begin to focus inward, to the Divine Self, Divine Love. Become at One with the silence of the mind. 

Once you can release all these burdens. Once you can become At One. Once you can live with complete Divine Love, then you become in alignment with the Universe, and those things which you desire to manifest, appear - because they have been right here all along. Your eyes are now finally open to seeing and receiving.

This weekend, it is a perfect time for this change in your life, this end and this new beginning.

Namaste
_/|\_

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2 years ago 1 note Leyla Hur Leyla Hur Quotes quote quotes life death spirit spiritual perspective motivational inspirational love life after death heaven hereafter earth birth rejoice celebration sorrow pain grief mourning separation beloved

"It is true that we, do not arrive on this earth alone, and we never leave this earth alone. You are always watched over. Even if you feel alone in the moment, realise and know, that you truly are not. 
When a baby is born, the heavens cry at the separation of their beloved for a time, yet we here upon this earth rejoice at this brand new life.
When a person dies, we here upon this earth, cry at the “loss” of that physical presence, yet in the heavens, a celebration rings throughout in the rejoice of their beloved, returning home. ” ~ Leyla Hur

"It is true that we, do not arrive on this earth alone, and we never leave this earth alone. You are always watched over. Even if you feel alone in the moment, realise and know, that you truly are not. 

When a baby is born, the heavens cry at the separation of their beloved for a time, yet we here upon this earth rejoice at this brand new life.

When a person dies, we here upon this earth, cry at the “loss” of that physical presence, yet in the heavens, a celebration rings throughout in the rejoice of their beloved, returning home. ” ~ Leyla Hur

2 years ago 4 notes Shaima Alawadi Iraqi Woman Beaten in California Dies Iraqi Woman California EL CAJON Council on American-Islamic Relations Muslim Islam murder death dying Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un

Please join in wearing all black tomorrow to honour the life of Shaima Al-Awadi’s death. 
Shaima Alawadi Dead: Iraqi Woman Who Was Severely Beaten In California Home Dies

03/24/12 10:25 PM ET 

EL CAJON, Calif. — A 32-year-old woman from Iraq who was found severely beaten next to a threatening note saying “go back to your country” died on Saturday.
Hanif Mohebi, the director of the San Diego chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said he met with Shaima Alawadi’s family members in the morning and was told that she was taken off life support around 3 p.m.
"The family is in shock at the moment. They’re still trying to deal with what happened," Mohebi said.
Alawadi, a mother of five, had been hospitalized since her 17-year-old daughter found her unconscious Wednesday in the family’s house in El Cajon, police Lt. Steve Shakowski said.
The daughter, Fatima Al Himidi, told KUSI-TV her mother had been beaten on the head repeatedly with a tire iron, and that the note said “go back to your country, you terrorist.”
Addressing the camera, the tearful daughter asked: “You took my mother away from me. You took my best friend away from me. Why? Why did you do it?”
Police said the family had found a similar note earlier this month but did not report it to authorities.
Al Himidi told KGTV-TV her mother dismissed the first note, found outside the home, as a child’s prank.
A family friend, Sura Alzaidy, told UT San Diego () that the attack apparently occurred after the father took the younger children to school. Alzaidy told the newspaper the family is from Iraq, and that Alawadi is a “respectful modest muhajiba,” meaning she wears the traditional hijab, a head scarf. http://bit.ly/GYbfB7

Please join in wearing all black tomorrow to honour the life of Shaima Al-Awadi’s death. 

Shaima Alawadi Dead: Iraqi Woman Who Was Severely Beaten In California Home Dies

03/24/12 10:25 PM ET AP

EL CAJON, Calif. — A 32-year-old woman from Iraq who was found severely beaten next to a threatening note saying “go back to your country” died on Saturday.

Hanif Mohebi, the director of the San Diego chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said he met with Shaima Alawadi’s family members in the morning and was told that she was taken off life support around 3 p.m.

"The family is in shock at the moment. They’re still trying to deal with what happened," Mohebi said.

Alawadi, a mother of five, had been hospitalized since her 17-year-old daughter found her unconscious Wednesday in the family’s house in El Cajon, police Lt. Steve Shakowski said.

The daughter, Fatima Al Himidi, told KUSI-TV her mother had been beaten on the head repeatedly with a tire iron, and that the note said “go back to your country, you terrorist.”

Addressing the camera, the tearful daughter asked: “You took my mother away from me. You took my best friend away from me. Why? Why did you do it?”

Police said the family had found a similar note earlier this month but did not report it to authorities.

Al Himidi told KGTV-TV her mother dismissed the first note, found outside the home, as a child’s prank.

A family friend, Sura Alzaidy, told UT San Diego () that the attack apparently occurred after the father took the younger children to school. Alzaidy told the newspaper the family is from Iraq, and that Alawadi is a “respectful modest muhajiba,” meaning she wears the traditional hijab, a head scarf. http://bit.ly/GYbfB7

2 years ago namaste life living death dying forgiveness mountains molehills negativity annoyance anger god stress stress-reduction life rest in peace RIP friend friends loved ones love soul gratitude appreciation age meaningless suicide number fragile life is fragile

Honour Life, While You’re Living It

Life is so fragile, so short. Age is a meaningless number. 

Today, I lost a friend of mine who I’d known since I was in high-school in Hong Kong. He was a few years younger than me, an almost inconceivable notion to accept that he is no longer among us. A few weeks ago, another good friend of mine passed away. She was much older, but like I said, age does not matter. Life is life. 

We are so focused on the here and the now, and we weep with the loss of those who go before us. And while their presence is no longer here in persona, their energy and “life” continues on. Their adventure has only just started, and what an adventure that is. 

For those of us “left behind” on this spinning rock, we must make the most out of every minute, and create our adventure each and every moment of each day. 

We need to focus on living and not focus on the negatives that hit us and hold us down/back. 

Does it really matter that someone you love said something that offended you? Would it be so important if they were to go in the next few minutes? 

Each time I am faced with the loss of someone I love dearly, it just fortifies me to love stronger, deeper, forgive more readily, accept unconditionally, and always make sure I let those I love know their worth to me, my appreciation of them, and how much I love them. 

In the end, when we sit back and look at all the “little things” that have “piled up”, they truly are only our Selves building mountains out of grains of sand. These “mountains” will dissipate with the storm of loss. So why hold on to those mountains, continue adding to them, at times burying ourselves under them? Just let go. 

Release the negativity, the anger, the annoyance… It doesn’t really matter. It’s almost never “that” huge, and living a life where you can truly LIVE and let go and let God, will reduce much stress in your own life, and may possibly prolong your life.

Rest in peace my dear friends and loved ones who have departed. Your lessons have been etched upon my soul, and I pledge to remember them.

I am filled with gratitude and love for all of you who are in my life, even if you only read my updates, “Like” something, or make a comment here and there, you each mean so much to me, and I want to extend my gratitude and love for you all.

Namaste_/|\_

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2 years ago RIP Rest in Peace Whitney Houston Dead Whitney Houston Whitney Houston Remembered Remember RIP Whitney Houston Light Stars Heaven Heaven's Rays Life Death Singer Celebrity

Remembering Whitney Houston... 1963-2012

A great light has dimmed… For such a Light can never truly go out, not ever, it can only dim. And while her Light dims on us, the heaven’s rays have become that much brighter. 

                                        ~  Rest in Peace ~

Remember Whitney on her website: 

http://www.whitneyhouston.com/us/remembering

2 years ago 1 note Whitney Houston Dead Whitney Houston Death Celebrity Breaking News News Beverly Hilton Hotel Beverly Hills Beverly Hills Hotel Music Singer

RIP Whitney Houston

So sad, Whitney Houston died tonight at Beverly Hilton Hotel, she was 48 yrs old. I remember when she first hit it big with Saving All My Love and The Greatest Love of All and so many others… She was a large part of my early teenage years music-wise. 

What a talent, what a legend… Another bright, bright light has gone out on our earth, and a new star fills the heaven skies.

Rest in Peace Ms. Houston… 

2 years ago 3 notes Activism Al Assad Children Death Democracy Freedom Grief Hurt Middle East News One Pain Paul McCartney Sorrow Syria Syrian President Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Syrian Protests Syrian Uprising U2 Women Wounded photojournalism Islam Muslim Prayer Martyrs Murder You Tube Reblog

We Support the People’s Movement in Syria! (by etherealhaven)

Please watch this video on You Tube, rate it, and please re-blog. It feels that so many people are now just glancing over the images coming out of Syria, as “just another Middle Eastern country at war”. But it’s devastating and these people are literally FIGHTING for their freedom. It all began in peace, but President Al Assad is murdering innocent people, women, and children to retain control over his dictatorial reign. 

If you are moved by this, PLEASE MAKE YOUR OWN You Tube video to show your support for the Syrian people. It can simply be you speaking to the camera. Thank you.

2 years ago 3,393 notes syria death wounded pain sorrow sadness Bab Amr Homs TIME photojournalism Alessio Romenzi

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Feb. 6, 2012. A Syrian man hugs his seriously wounded brother in a house used as a hospital in Bab Amr, a southern neighborhood of Homs.
Syria is no longer sliding into war or staring at the abyss of warfare. Syria is at war. On assignment for TIME this week, photographer Alessio Romenzi risked his life documenting civilian casualties in Bab Amr, a district in the besieged city of Homs.See more here.

timelightbox:

Feb. 6, 2012. A Syrian man hugs his seriously wounded brother in a house used as a hospital in Bab Amr, a southern neighborhood of Homs.

Syria is no longer sliding into war or staring at the abyss of warfare. Syria is at war. On assignment for TIME this week, photographer Alessio Romenzi risked his life documenting civilian casualties in Bab Amr, a district in the besieged city of Homs.

See more here.

(via irismurdoch)

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