Friday, March 27, 2009

Earthly Limitations

The previous blog got me thinking. Then a thread in a forum I frequent has kept it close to the forefront of my mind…. ¾th’s Hmmmmm….?

As an Earth, I adhere to the 3/4 restriction. (Dividing my understanding with my Culture) I choose to cover 3/4th’s of my body when I’m outside the house and/or in front of people I wouldn't ordinarily undress in front of. I do it because as an Earth I represent the planet, I display my chosen culture and for modesty. I'm fine enough to need not put my goodies on display. Ok. No big deal. But further research into other cultures that have a female clothing restrictions (Rastafarian, Islamic, Jewish, etc.) have me re-considering my own display.

Right now, I keep my head covered (I have found that I really like this aspect), wear (for the most part) only skirts/dresses outdoors, no make up (I‘m still not over this part yet), no perms but locs. I previously stated that I have no problem with this. I actually like it. I know I could wear my hair out, but right now I’m feeling my scarves/wraps/hats/whatever. We’ll see what happens with that in the future. But these Muslim women have taken hijab to a higher level.

Google ‘hijab’. There are so many proud fashion conscious Muslimahs out there putting up pics that have me actually wanting some of that. There head coverings are different from the way Earths usually cover their heads. I tried to google the restrictions of hijab and from my understanding they must cover all but their faces, hands and feet. Nothing tight or form fitting. Ladies rocking the purdah style can only show their eyes. I’m not so interested, nor is it necessary to be so restrictive in the purdah style, but some of that hijab is really really nice.

I wear my skirts/dresses passed the knee, sometimes to the ground, sometimes not. I don’t wear tight clothes on general principle. But, apparently, I wear my garments tighter than the muslimahs. And I don’t cover my neck. Not planning too either. So, clearly, there are some differences between how we do it. And there should be since we aren’t, to my knowledge, fashioned after them.

Another thing is the Earth babies? When should they begin to observe 3/4ths? Always? After the onset of their menses? After they have made a personal decision to add on with our Nation? And what about wigs? Jewish ladies sometimes wear wigs in lieu of a head covering.

So these are some of my thoughts on a Friday after-evening. How do y’all see it?


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Public Face of our Nation

I have said this before on numerous occasions, usually to people who are not listening or who quickly dismiss what I have said. The path is not easy for a woman in this nation. Why? Because we are the public face of this nation.

When you see a God walking down the street, how do you know that he is a true and living God? You wait for him to say it. Oh you may infer it by his actions or the skull hat with the tassle but how do you know? He has to tell you. But when you see an Earth... If she is displaying 3/4th, then you know without speaking to her that she is Earth (If you know what an Earth is). Why? Because she has her head covered in a non-Muslim way, most of her body is covered, and she is not wearing makeup.

I appreciate the sentiment that this woman has put out there. She is not part of our Nation. She is a Muslimah that wears a hijab. But she has the same issues that I have found with the 3/4ths. The looks, the comments, the questions, the preconceived ideas. And I'm not saying that I have a problem with it. I have come to really appreciate it's intricacies. I'm just saying, it's nice not to be alone.


Friday, March 20, 2009


I went on back to knowledge with the God. Okay, I accept it. How hard could it be? Answer: Very! Not because the God is a hard taskmaster. But because now I have to go through the process of unlearning and relearning. Difficult to say the least. His lessons are different from my original lessons. It is hard to remember to swap speak for talk, or add over, or when does exact come in. It was easier when I learned them the 1st time. Now it is a more difficult road to maneuver. I know I’m just bitching. Isn’t that what blogs are for? But there is a good side. He his giving me far more information and attention than I originally got. So I guess it’s a trade off. I probably should be wishing that I started originally with Him. But then the possibility exists that I may not have appreciated as much as I do now. This is still a one way ticket.

Happy New Year!


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Unso-DAMN-licited Advice

If another person gives me their opinion on how to lose weight, WHEN I DIDN’T ASK FOR IT…. I will not be held accountable for my actions.

Stop telling me to cut back on my meat consumption. I haven’t eaten meat in nearly 10 years. Stop telling me to cut back on my bread eating. If you know me, truly know me, you know that I don’t purchase bread for home use and only ever come in contact with bread in a sandwich purchased outside of home and again of you know me, you know I don’t trust fast food! Stop telling me to exercise. What? You didn’t know that I take belly dancing classes and do yoga twice a week? You know every other damn thing! Did you know thinness is not synonymous with health, asshole?

I’m not shunning good advice. No never that. But you need to check your delivery. Because that sword cuts both ways. Open the door with that foolishness and see what the Earth will come back at cha with. I ain’t no punk bitch and I plan on hurting your feelings….