Meet My Father

My father was a professor of strategic management at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France in the early 70s. He co-wrote books with Geert Hofstede and published many articles on strategic marketing and management across cultures. In his early studies, he was a student and teacher assistant to Peter Drucker at New York University and Milton Friedman at the University of Chicago -- where he got his MBA and Ph.D. Now in his late 80s, he designs MBA programs around the world and sets up management consulting firms throughout the Gulf states.

My father made sure I traveled the entire world before I reached the age of 11. He also encouraged me to study all religions and put me in Catholic schools, Islamic schools, Jewish schools, and international boarding schools. He is the reason how I became the way I am -- a true citizen of the world. He made me attend summer school every year even if I didn't have to go. Education was very important to him, and that explains why I speak four languages. He also forced me to take art and theater courses, and even today after I had already finished college over a decade ago, he still forces me takes classes in everything and anything just to stay current in my education -- even if I don't use any of it.

Last summer, my father had me sign him up to study the oud guitar in Boston. I thought it was the strangest request in the world since it was a camp for all ages. Yet he went and had so much fun.

My father taught me that learning is an endless process and that there is no limit to the amount of knowledge a person can contain. You are never too old to learn something new, or too young to learn too much. My father was very hard on me during my youth and I resented him for pushing me too hard. However, now that I look back at everything, I may have not been ready to learn all things he wanted me to when he wanted me to do anything, but he forced my brain to expand in so many directions -- directions I probably would have never explored without his involvement. So even though I did not understand him in my youth and rebelled a lot, I am very grateful to have him as my father. I love him for forcing my eyes to study things I didn't care to look at on my own. I love him for opening my ears to classical music and making me memorize composers and conductors I didn't have a taste or the patience for at the time. Because now, I realize I wouldn't be the same Suzy Kassem without Sami Kassem in my life. He gave me the vision I use in all my work today, and has sculpted my heart to be a very compassionate one.

Suzy Kassem

Heartwork

 
HEARTWORK

Each day is born with a sunrise
and ends in a sunset, the same way we
open our eyes to see the light,
and close them to hear the dark.
You have no control over
how your story begins or ends.
But by now, you should know that
all things have an ending.
Every spark returns to darkness.
Every sound returns to silence.
Every flower returns to sleep
with the earth.
The journey of the sun
and moon is predictable.
But yours,
is your ultimate
ART.


"HEARTWORK" by Suzy Kassem
Excerpt from Children of the First Sun

Copyright 2013-2014. All rights reserved.
Also found on WWW.SUZYKASSEM.COM

A Mirror of a Million Divine Mansions

A THINKING EXERCISE TO RE-AWAKEN THE CONSCIENCE

The most important words mentioned in all your holy books and scriptures are one and the same:

"You will know the good from the bad by their actions."

A good man will never harm or oppress another. A good man will share his last morsel of food with others in need, and die of hunger when he no longer has any food -- instead of cheat or steal from others to survive. This is the mark of an honest, selfless man. There is a leader much greater than all your leaders combined, and that is the Creator, who is also even greater than all your parents combined.

The Creator is the true parent of us all, and the parent of all our parents, including all the animals and planets on this planet and others planets far and beyond. This beautiful entity does not have a drop of hatred in His/Her spiritual composition. And this magnificent entity gets very sad and disappointed to see His/Her children fight and divide because He/She is the greatest parent of us all -- and NO PARENT likes to see their children fighting and killing each other. The Creator WOULD NOT approve of you puncturing, harming, cheating, or misleading any of his children. Yet, he would approve of you loving and standing up for all your brothers and sisters. If you harm one of his creations by the hair, He/She will harm one of yours by the hair. Fair is fair. And the Creator is FAIR and square. LOVE is the ultimate religion. Amplify LOVE and your heart will GROW. Amplify HATE and your heart will shrink. And in the end, as I keep reminding all of you, it is only the weight of your heart that truly matters in the end. LOVE is truly the only answer to all this madness. This last line is also written in ALL your religious books and scriptures, but most importantly, it is elegantly scribed inside your own hearts.

If all men are made in God's reflection, then why do some people continue to acknowledge only what is in their part of the mirror? If every man was truly created EQUAL, and in the image of God, then how can any man claim that one race is better than another, or that one one nation is less deserving than another?

-- Suzy Kassem

If a Woman Could Once Again Rule Egypt


IF A WOMAN COULD ONCE AGAIN RULE EGYPT
By Suzy Kassem

If I, Suzy Kassem, a woman, could rule Egypt, 
I would turn Egypt into the most powerful nation in the world,
And every citizen of Egypt, would become a world-class citizen of the world.  
I would make it easier for any Egyptian citizen to be able to travel and explore beyond the nation's boundaries,
And there would be no limits --
For anyone wanting to expand their knowledge 
And pursue their dreams.

YES. If a woman could once again rule Egypt.

If I, Suzy Kassem, a woman, could rule Egypt,
I would return Egypt into the mecca for the cultural arts. 
All theaters across Egypt will be restored and re-opened. 
A regime that does not like to be criticized is a regime that knows it is cheating the people.
 A nation where Truth and Justice prevail should never be afraid of any kind of scrutiny. 
All avenues for creativity will again flourish. 
All master craftsmen will return to their work. 
No sculptures or products made in China will be allowed for sale in tourist areas in Egypt again. 
Egyptian sculptors will return to traditional sculpting. 
High quality standards in all fields of art will be restored.   
Any sort of recognition in the entertainment industry or any avenue of the arts will be based on true merit. This is a must. 
Egyptians will return on the world stage as being the mightiest producers of the greatest art ever – no matter the form.   
Grant programs to encourage the arts will be introduced on a grander scale. 
Higher standards will be expected in cinema, music, and all fields of art.
 Art  has always been half of Egypt’s beauty. 
We must water it, cultivate it, and treat it like a flower.

YES. If a woman could once again rule Egypt.

If I, Suzy Kassem, a woman, could rule Egypt, 
I would remove the word “wusta” from the Egyptian vocabulary.   
Nobody stands between a man and God, so why should a man stand in the way of a man of merit
and an honorable opportunity -- if he has the right qualifications and is the BEST man for the position?  
 A man’s true worth should only exist in his actions and the coloring of his heart.   
However, if a man presents himself for an opportunity, he should only be judged based on his true merit and character – and nothing more. 
It should not matter who a man’s father is, where he comes from, and what he does for a living. 
Every human is equal in God’s eyes and shall be treated as such in Egyptian society – 
and before the law.  
 Inequality is the platform for injustice.  
 Unfairness always leads to problems.
 If we keep this imbalance, there will always be turbulence.   
The term “wusta” should never replace "true merit". 
There is no truth in this practice. It is dishonest and unjust. 
It is not fair that brilliant minds sit at home wasting away,
While many men who are not properly trained for their positions --
sit in high positions of power simply because of who they know. 
This is why Egypt is drowning in corruption and aimlessness. 
Egypt needs the smartest talent and minds to move it forward, 
NOT the most connected people.

YES. If a woman could once again rule Egypt.

If I, Suzy Kassem, a woman, could rule Egypt, 
I would make The New Egypt a mirror of the First Egypt installed by our ancestors. 
The New Egypt will stand on two legs and these legs only: Truth and Justice.  
The Laws of Truth and Justice will return to Egypt and her eyes will be everywhere.
 There will be no more corruption in the courts, in administrative affairs, in rulership, 
or within the police force. 
The eyes of Truth and Justice will be everywhere.
All criminals who lie, cheat, steal, or kill will be tried before the courts and penalized with an equal hand according to the law regardless of who they are
 or who they know.

YES. If a woman could once again rule Egypt.

If I, Suzy Kassem, a woman, could rule Egypt,
There would be high standards set in construction, food quality, education, and medicine.  
 If students can only pass classes with the assistance of tutors, then we need smaller classes and better teachers. The new Egyptian will be required to know at least two languages and be proficient in technology before the age of 18 to qualify for a free college education.  If one should master THREE languages, the Ministry of Education will send that student overseas to study for a M.A or PhD, on the condition that they commit at least seven years working for the Egyptian government when they return. We need first-class world citizens to be part of our country’s administration and we will take care of those we cultivate.  I want every Egyptian to speak different languages and to travel. The government will provide grants to everyone who graduates with a higher degree in or outside of Egypt to travel to at least one part of the world as part of an exploratory, business, media, OR diplomacy program.
 
YES. If a woman could once again rule Egypt.

If I, Suzy Kassem, a woman, could rule Egypt,
I would make sure all ancient artifacts belonging to Egypt are returned to Egypt. All foreign archaeologists will be forced to return to their native countries at once. There will be no more plundering of the dead in Egypt and strict penalties will be enforced on those disturbing or disrespecting the dead in any form. Egypt will never rest in peace until she is back in one piece. EVERYTHING WILL BE RETURNED.  
 There would be no more destruction, abuse, exploitation, or stealing of Egyptian antiquities.   
All museums would be ordered to return everything at once --
Or they will be sued and boycotted by the Egyptian government and the youth of Egypt for stealing the belongings of their ancestors, exploiting the dead, and misinterpreting their history. 
If anybody wants to see parts of Egypt, 
THEY must come to Egypt to see her.  

YES. If a woman could once again rule Egypt.

If I, Suzy Kassem, a woman, could rule Egypt, 
I would CUT all relations with countries trying to push for nuclear power plants to be built along the Sinai.  Nuclear Energy is unnecessary for Egypt when we have the means to tap into solar energy as we did before.  Egypt is a mighty nation filled with the world’s best engineers. The smart engineer knows this deal would jeopardize the safety of Egypt and benefit only its enemies. 
NO NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS IN THE SINAI.   

YES. If a woman could once again rule Egypt.

If I, Suzy Kassem, a woman, could rule Egypt, 
The best journalists, educators, scientists, doctors, artists, writers, and engineers would be rewarded each year by the President in front of the media and all Arab nations. Excellence in all fields will be encouraged and commended. We need bold, honest reporters to keep truth and justice prevalent across the land.  It is time to honor them instead of silence them.
  
YES. If a woman could once again rule Egypt.

If I, Suzy Kassem, a woman, could rule Egypt,  
Terrorism of any sort would not be tolerated. 
Penalties would be doubled for those that claim they stand for God
Yet their actions and words do not reflect such. 
Tarnishing the image of Egypt,
Or an entire religion 
By claiming to act for them, 
Yet your actions prove you are against them,
Will weigh dangerously in the courts.
There would be no hypocrisy in Egypt. Only Truth.

YES. If a woman could once again rule Egypt. 

If I, Suzy Kassem, a woman, could rule Egypt,  
 I would make sure the Egyptian parliament is divided equally amongst Muslims and Coptic Christians. Both religions are dominant forces in Egypt. Both wings are needed to make Egypt fly strong. Religion will never be used to divide and cripple the citizens of Egypt. We will be a peaceful nation inside and outside our borders. 

YES. If a woman could once again rule Egypt.
 
If I, Suzy Kassem, a woman, could rule Egypt, 
I would remove all dams along the Nile. 
This will also go for Ethiopia. 
No dams that conflict with the natural divine flow of nature will be constructed. 
In the past, both Egypt and Ethiopia experienced the greatest heights of their civilization when the Nile was allowed to flow naturally – controlled only by the forces of nature.   
A fraction of the instability experienced in both countries today is due to the plugging of the Nile. 
You cannot stick a tampon in a woman and leave it there and not expect negative side effects.
Man was not created to play God or to take command of his orchestra. 
Let Mother Nature flow as she was intended. 
The prosperity of Egypt has always depended on the Nile.
Our ancestors were able to adapt to floods, and so must we.
Agriculture will return to being Egypt’s chief export.  
 We will export more food than we import. No child in Egypt should ever sleep hungry.  
 As the first woman president in Egypt since the Pharaohs, tending to the Nile and the overall fertility and prosperity of Egypt would be my top priority.
I understand the importance of water and the cycles of womanhood.
This is Egypt,
and Egypt has always been
A WOMAN.

-- Suzy Kassem
American-born and educated. Internationally-raised and traveled. An Egyptian National and Daughter of Egypt. I am Suzy Kassem. God is my only leader. Truth is my only sword. Guided only by my conscience, I am a true citizen of the world.

The throne of Egypt has always passed from the blood of woman, the blood of which initially belonged Isis.  This is why we call Egypt a woman and mother.  In addition, the ruling law of Egypt also once rested on the wings of Truth and Justice, which belonged to those of Maat. It has always been a woman holding up the foundation, the two legs and wings of Egypt. Without women, there would be no womb and no life. Without the flooding of the Nile, Egypt would have never thrived into the wisest, most powerful and richest civilization in the world. It is time to return Egypt to the powerful nation it once was. The country now needs a sharp eagle to lead the Mother of the World out of its state of despair, and reverse it back into a hopeful star of the future. Let that eagle be an intelligent and wise, objective and sensible -- full-blooded Egyptian woman. A woman who will serve you, not oppress you and your children. A woman who loves the arts and understands the vitality of creativity in fostering a happy and healthy environment. A woman who can communicate across cultures, diplomatically and to the streets, and is a shrewd negotiator, peacemaker, protector and lion who leads only with her heart.

Please consider this poem as a list of ideas for a better Egypt.

I thank you all in advance.

Your Servant,

SUZY KASSEM 


If a Woman Could Once Again Rule Egypt, Copyright 2013, Suzy Kassem. All rights reserved.For more writings, go to SUZYKASSEM.COM or get the book, Rise Up and Salute the Sun

Death Never Rings the Doorbell

I've been studying tons of videos lately of people dying unexpectedly on camera -- reporters, hosts, crooks, really young people, anyone in the media. None of these people, young or old, knew they were seconds away from sudden death. They all looked healthy and were talking on camera normally, but then suddenly -- they wobbled or collapsed right away. I studied their faces and reactions in the face of death. I noticed two common reactions I would like to share with you. First, I noticed the eyes of some people would smile seconds before death. It was almost as if something very bright or beautiful was standing before them. The illumination of whatever it was would cast a glow over their faces. Others that died, looked like they suddenly got struck by something ugly and invisible. I can tell from their eyes that whatever they saw scared them.

There was a man being interviewed on camera who suddenly felt something was wrong with his vision. He kept rubbing his eyes, staring up at the light, thinking his eyes were playing tricks on him. Then suddenly, he fell over. Heart attacks, brain aneurysms, a date with Fate....who knows. I even saw a guy and a girl rob a bunch of people at a gas station. When the guy went up to the gas attendant with a gun, the robber suddenly fell to the floor and died. I studied the video from many angles and found no possible human intervention. The kid was in his late teens and he dropped like a fly. There was no logical or medical explanation for it whatsoever.

Death strikes at any time and without explanation. People think that they will get a warning before Death comes, but Death never rings the doorbell. This is why it is important to be good always, and to fully LOVE all those close to you NOW. Never wait for tomorrow. Death comes without an announcement...and in two possible images. Behave according to the one you want to greet you. 

-- Suzy Kassem

Mother of the World


MOTHER OF THE WORLD

Children of Egypt --
You have given Egypt's eyes and ears to
Those who have tried to steal them since
Creation.
You have sold her head, chest, hands, and arms
To the highest or friendliest buyers --
And even the rock below her feet is
Sold to men who do not love her.

And now you wonder why 
The Mother
Has no legs to stand on?

Who is Egypt without a
Mouth to speak,
A hand to write,
Two feet to stand on,
Eyes to see,
And children to fight for her?

You sold her secrets
And allowed the resting place of her daughters and sons 
To be disturbed and pillaged.
You robbed her of not only her body,
But of her knowledge, history, memory,
Sacred valuables, laws, and resources.
And instead of asking,
'Who is destroying our mother?'
You fight against each other 
Pointing fingers
While shouting the names of your messengers,
And the names of your fathers,
While your Mother is still being raped 
And robbed in front of you.

Forgive them, Mother of the World.
 
They have divided your children,
As they have divided you.
They claim to love you and fight for you -
By fighting and blaming each other.
They have abandoned Truth
While fighting blindly for Justice.
They have abandoned and neglected the reasoning of the past
While fighting unreasonably for the future.

Liberal and radical.
Coptic and Muslim.
Man and woman.
Young and old.
Rich and poor.
Straight and crooked.

Every nation needs two legs to stand on,
And every eagle needs two wings to fly.

So let unity be the greatest monster
All children of Egypt must UNITE.
Let TRUTH and JUSTICE
Be the two legs to hold up
The Mother --
And remember...
No mother likes to see
Her children fight.



Suzy Kassem, 2013. All rights reserved. 

egypt, mother of the world, om el donya, om el dounya, oum el donya, suzy kassem

A Quick Class on Substance

It does not matter if you drive luxury cars and want expensive clothes...if your heart is worthless. In truth, your heart is what really makes a man or woman truly priceless. It does not matter if you like five-star hotels and five-star dining, if the substance within you is only worth one star. A man who truly comes from money -- will tell you that it is what is in the mind that truly makes a man rich. A man who was fed with a golden spoon will prefer to die with a rusty spoon in his mouth if he can attain a woman who will love him for his heart and mind -- not the golden spoon. And many men with true love will sell that love for a golden spoon. If a mind has no measurement to you, you are uneducated. If a heart has no measurement to you, you are uncultured. Listening to Top 40 or Mozart does not make a person cultured. Being able to see the beauty in all things and people truly does. A heart that fails to see the heart in others, will also always have a heart blind to others. Being stingy does not make you richer, it only makes you lonelier. And a lonely man will always be deprived of love. A person deprived of heart, love, and mind is a walking dead person because there is no value to their soul. A person loaded with love, a compassionate heart, and a rich mind is the most valuable soul in the whole world. Culture can be taught , but class cannot be bought. A person who thinks labels make them classy are covering up for what they truly lack -- genuine class, merit, culture, and etiquette. A person with true substance does not feel the need to prove anything on the surface to ANYBODY. Only those with no substance do.  -- Suzy Kassem

The Sky is Not the Limit

The number of ways you can live in one lifetime is limitless. So why limit yourselves? The sky is NOT the limit. Beyond the universe is.  -- Suzy Kassem

Truth Can Only Be Seen By Those with Truth in Them

A man of God would never burn or harm a temple of any kind -- regardless of religion. A true man of God would see every temple or divine mansion built to glorify THE CREATOR -- as an extension of the temple closest to his home, regardless of its shape, size, or color. A man who truly recognizes and knows God can see God in all things. Truth can only be seen by those with truth in them. -- Suzy Kassem

Shields of Light


Surround yourself with friends that have plenty of  light in them. That way you will always have candles around you when days are dark. -- Suzy Kassem

If Your Child Has Nightmares

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If your child has constant nightmares and fears sleep, give them a doll or figurine and tell them it is an angel. Make them believe it is really an angel. Make them love it and transfer love into it. They really have to love it so choose something good. Before they sleep each night, have them hold the angel to the light to magnify its powers. Tell your child that as long as an angel is with them, nothing can hurt them in their sleep. But if something should turn up and scare them, tell them to command the angel to chase it away. To do so, teach them a line from the holy book of the religion they were born in. If it is the Bible, teach them a line in Aramaic. The line you choose must be in the original language of the scripture. Even if you are atheist, pick out a line from whatever religion dominates your bloodline. This is actually important. Teach your kid to recite a line flawlessly and with strong AUTHORITY like a grand wizard. I say this because they have to sound very confident and fearless. The harmonics of the utterance means more than the actual meaning. For this to work, your kid has to believe that the light in the angel is way more powerful and greater than anything they may encounter. Fear only makes what is in the dark stronger. So, turn your child into a little wizard of light and let their angel be their wand. This should do the trick. Also, hearing your kid shouting incantations in the middle of the night is your alarm to go shake them out of a bad dream or encounter. Never ignore your kid screaming through a nightmare. Always intrude to get them out of it. 
-- Suzy Kassem
aka Blue Panther 777

Copyright 2010-2013, Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun, and Children of the First Sun.

Never Allow Fear to Enter Your Heart



There is no such thing as fear until you allow it to enter your heart. If I told you what really happens to your soul when it is put to eternal sleep, you would not fear death; hence, you would never have fear -- or fear Fear. But this is something I will share with you another day and time, in another story. We are taught to fear anything that can bring us closer to death to keep us from taking huge leaps that involve risk. The only thing you should fear in this lifetime is not taking risks while you are living. I do not mean to go jump off a bridge. I mean, to go all out to reach your dreams, to dare to do things you typically would not do out of fear. Pain has a threshold and so does death. Fear neither, and never fear what has no right to be feared. Fear only the Almighty, for he is the only one who can terminate a soul forever. No man can do that. No leader can do that. Only the Creator can do that. As long as the heart is good, a soul can live forever. The body is simply a coating for the soul, and when you die, your soul takes the soul of your heart along with it. The Ka and the Ba are what matter more than your body. Love strengthens both, while fear cripples both. Starting today, train your mind and heart to reject FEAR. Once you reject fear, you will become the perfect candidate to receive and reflect Truth. -- Suzy Kassem

Always Be the Butterfly

Both moths and butterflies are drawn to the light. However, they both react differently to alternate shades of it. The moth prefers the moon and detests the sun, while the butterfly loves the sun and detests the moon. If our physical compositions are made to emulate the universe, then it makes sense for some of us to have more light or darkness in us than others -- or that one is drawn closer to the sun versus the moon. As seen by nature, our hearts too respond differently to certain vibrations and colors of light, good (the sun) or evil (the moon). It is normal for someone to perceive bad light as good, or good light as bad, depending on the intensity of truth/light in their own personal hearts. So, even though we all look the same on the surface, our internal chemistries are different. The astrology of our birth, how we were raised, our education, and personal experiences have a lot to do with our personal shading. All these factors determine the strength of your conscience, and it is your conscience that will dictate your angle of perception.

Even if everybody is looking at the same light bulb, the unique composition of an individual will dictate how they interpret and see things. Some people will only see things with their left eye (mind/moon), while others will use only their right (heart/sun). Some people are completely void of light and repel it immediately. For instance, a beetle will chase after an opening of light, while a cockroach will scatter at a crack of it. How are we different than the insects? Nobody is purely good or purely evil. Most of us are in-between. There are moths that explore the day and butterflies that play at night. Polarity is an integral part of nature -- human or not human. I believe if there is a huge chunk of white/truth in you, you will be drawn mostly to truth. If there is a lot of black/ego in you, you will naturally migrate to darkness/ego. We can't change our natural compositions or our attractions to certain lighting, but we can slowly change our angle of perception. Anyone can work on balancing their inner lighting simply by adjusting their outer lenses. All you have to do is learn to use your heart before your mind to see things. There is no light greater than truth, and it shines at the heart of all creation. Be like a butterfly and celebrate it everyday. It is inside you. Be aware of it so it can cultivate it to grow stronger and bigger. -- Suzy Kassem


Originally written and copyrighted in the collection, The Writings of Blue Panther 777. 
Copyright 2001, 2009, 2011, 2013 All rights reserved. 

Supplemental Reading:

The Greater the Spirit, the More One is Alone



I learned that truly great people with universal minds tapped into the divine, and souls reflecting God, are the most disconnected from humanity -- not because they choose to be shunned, but because anybody who wants to understand them, get closer to them, or follow their teachings...has to go through an ego-dying process most are too proud to do. The greater the spirit and light in the teacher, the less people will be willing to put their faith in them. Yet, the lesser the teacher, the greater his audience. This is a paradoxical truth. People fear true greatness because it makes them feel small. So instead, they choose to follow small minds that act like they are great, but in truth, are simple reflections of their own egos. Truth never has a following, this is why people must seek it. It knows that if it should stand still to gather a crowd, it will be flung mud and covered in dirt. However, only when Truth is completely out of the picture, then egos will soften and everybody will claim being a friend to Truth. The greatest visionaries of the world (mystics, writers, saints, seers, philosophers) who reflected on the mysteries of life and preached for truth and unity were all thrown rocks at while living. People fought with them all the time, questioned them like schoolkids, degraded them, and abandoned them when they needed help -- even though these people spent every minute helping all people and anyone who asked. Only after they die, people admit to their greatness. And those that acted like they never listened, read, or paid attention to the person while they were living, later will admit when the person is gone that they were their greatest fans...and will recite their words by heart. 

The human ego is the ugliest part of man. We rise up those that show us only darkness, and put down those that show us light. Likewise, people engage in darkness when it is light outside, and acknowledge the light only when it is dark. Shame on humanity. You only remember good people and God when it is convenient to you, and because their doors are always open, you spend your time gambling in front of doors that are closed. Thousands of wise men have tried to awaken the dormant masses to erase division barriers and plagues of injustice, yet you abandon those fighting for you to cheer behind those fighting against you. You would rather stand next to a man with no substance but covered in gold, rather than the one with substance and wisdom of gold. What would you do if God was dressed as a human and gave himself the name of a human? Would you recognize your Maker? If so, how? And if he disguised himself as a poor man working as a carpenter, would you give him your attention? Probably not. Only those with truth in them will recognize truth, and only those with light in their composition will be drawn to the light -- like attracts like. God attracts those with God alive in them. That is the secret. The majority of people in the world today do not use their conscience -- when your conscience is all you need to connect to God. Again, what/who is God? He is the Creator of all that IS. He is the Cosmic Heart of the Universe, all things spring to life from his LOVE. God is LOVE. There is no need for a temple or religion to communicate to him. Your conscience/heart should be your only temple. Only fools need a religion to show people they know him. When you feel the need to "show" people you know him, then that means...you really don't. -- Suzy Kassem

The Master Artist

The best art is not always the most popular art, and the most popular art is never truly the best art. The best art is that which is streamed through God, and the worst art is that which is void of God. The master artist of the universe is the Creator of All Things, and his reflection is in all of us. Only the artist who is aware that he is a reflection of that greatness, and that creativity is supreme love, is a true divine artist. Even if he is not the most popular artist, he will be very popular amongst the stars of His universe. That is the master artist. One who uses his talents to serve as a vehicle of God. In his work, you hear God's voice and see with His eyes. - Suzy Kassem 

India 2013














































A JEWELRY STORE NAMED
INDIA



If you hold this
Dazzling emerald
Up to the sky,
It will shine a billion
Beautiful miracles
Painted
From the tears
Of the most High.
Plucked
From the lush gardens
Of a yellowish-green
Paradise,
Look inside this gem
And a kaleidoscope of
Blazing, soul-raising 
Colors
Will tease and seduce
Your eyes
And mind.
Tell me, sir.
Have you ever heard
A peacock sing?
Hold your ear
To this mystical stone
And you will hear
Sacred hymns
Flowing
To the vibrations
Of the
Wind.

From Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem, Copyright 2002-2013. All rights reserved.