Happy New Year! We hope you had a blessed holiday weekend and rang in 2017 with love, joy and hope.
The new year brings with it rapid change and interesting times, where uncertainty and chaos can threaten to overwhelm us. Many are speculating and questioning whether what we are seeing are prominent signs of the end times.
In the last year that Sidi was with us, he spoke to us about the signs of the end times. Amany followed with classes to give us more information about what those signs might be. Yet, there are so many ways to interpret the messages and events. And who is to say how time on earth relates to the time of Allah, swta, or the time of those who write about Allah’s timing.
What is clear is that divine wisdom teaches us through contrast and polarity. Seemingly irreconcilable differences can lead us to search more deeply for what Allah is making with our world, how we relate to it, what Allah is teaching us, and what Allah is asking from each of us at this time.
Many questions arise:
- As seekers, healers, peacemakers and lovers of God, how can we help our families, communities and clients to live in a way that supports peace and unity, inside our hearts and outside in our interactions and relationships?
- How can we live with open hearts, in love and acceptance for each other, and know when to set boundaries that create safety for ourselves and our families?
- What is required, individually and collectively, for us to step into greater responsibility and become all that we are capable of becoming?
Dr. John Abd al-Qadr Davies is offering a webinar series to help us discern how to be with the uncertainty around what is happening now, and what is to come with 2017. It’s called “Living Peace: Riding the Waves in Turbulent Times.”
This course is for all who feel called to help their clients, communities, students or families by developing their understanding, inner foundation and applied skills for reconciling divided communities and creating a sustainable peace that supports and expands the lives of all.
This series offers support for staying aligned with and surrendered to divine wisdom through the dynamic evolutions coming in the new year. We hope you can join us.
In Allah’s wisdom, we cannot know with certainty what the future holds. But Allah has sent many prophets and messengers and left us with the holy books to guide us through the challenges we face.
The prophets all traversed tumultuous trials. They showed us examples of how to be with adversity, turmoil and conflict and still be in service to God and the people of love.
We have an opportunity to study their ways and receive guidance for our lives today. We are blessed to have the experience, knowledge and wisdom of Dr. John Abd al-Qadr Davies to help us navigate what is happening politically, socially and environmentally in our world and understand how to apply the ancient teachings of the prophets to the current events.
To learn more about “Living Peace: Riding the Waves in Turbulent Times,” click here.
We wish for you a peaceful and prosperous new year!
With love and gratitude,
Mastura Graugnard on behalf of all your friends and family at UOS