Friday 26 May 2017

Food for the soul

 Hello lovely readers!

We are on the brink of starting the auspicious month of fasting, which is usually a very special and tranquil time in my home. I look forward to another month of spiritual renewal, and feeding my soul.
This month is more than just abstinence from food and drink during daylight hours but also a focus on my relationship with the Divine. I spend a lot of time in supplication, reflection and clearing myself of clutter.

Whilst our bodies undergo a detox, I find every single aspect of my life undergoes the same. I evaluate myself, the year that has passed, how much I have grown as a person and what I was able to give back and serve. The detox process for this month includes a decluttering of the mind, the soul, my space and my interactions, with a focus on being able to serve with this clearer mindset. Ramadaan is a pillar of my religion, it is also the month during which the Quran was revealed to the last prophet Muhammad (SAW); and therefore we increase our recitation of the Quran during this month whilst observing one of the fundamentals of Islam.

This year, mid year exams coincide with the fast, and so the kids will be occupied with study timetables, revision and Quran recitation. They will not agree with me, but I believe they will be more focused with a decluttered mind and able to write more clearly and concisely. I always find this month to be my most productive in terms of generating ideas, business strategy and setting things up for the year to come.

This year I do not find myself dashing about getting things ready, even though I had planned today to be set aside for those things. It turns out, nothing much needs to be done and I am perfectly content to just start with what we have; and plan for a month of serenity, and spiritual focus.
I have already started the process of feeding my soul, so this month is merely a time out to integrate all the work I have done in this regard.

Today's look is to welcome Winter and Ramadaan, a light faux fur sleeveless gilet over sequin top and striped heels. A look that can be worn to the office for a twist on casual Friday or even a relaxed date night. All these pieces are from previous seasons, and are classics which have given me some good wear.

Ramdaan Kareem to all those who will be observing this holy month, may you reap all the blessings during this beautiful month. ❤️

Outfit details:

Human Image faux fur gilet (last season)
Sequin top from 46664
Woolworths jeans 
Dune London heels 
Gifted Scarf
Rebecca Minkhoff fringed bag
Pearls from Crystal Paradise
Tiffany & Co Bracelets 

Ciao for now, 
RuBe xoxo

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