The first step is knowing that they exist.

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Life isn’t just happening. The way life is happening for us is because of us.

That can be a hard pill to swallow for those who believe they always draw the short straw; that the world is against them and that life is just so damn hard.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. Not once you understand that there are laws at play in the universe that are always working with us — we just need to first become fully aware of them, so we know how to work in harmony with them, too.

Let me explain.

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Sabah’s Soul Saturdays #14 — the whisperings of my soul.

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It can be scary to take that first step into the unknown. To turn your back to something that was once familiar and comfortable. It can be terrifying to take your trembling hands, shut the doors and begin to walk away.

And this applies to absolutely anything. Relationships, work, situations, things — parts of ourselves, even.

We’re all called to let go at some point or another. Actually, we’re called to let go continually, because our human lives are about movement, about growth and about change.

To become comfortable in places where we’re disrespected, ill-treated, misunderstood, unhappy or to become…


Sabah’s Soul Saturdays #13 — the whisperings of my soul.

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Abundance isn’t some far-off dream reserved for a future which may never arrive.

Abundance isn’t having more numbers in a bank account that you even know what to do with.

Abundance is here.

Abundance is here and now.

Abundance is the little moments. The little things.

The sound of silence when the house is empty; the sound of silence within your own soul.

It’s in the sitting back and looking upon your life and realising that there isn’t one moment when God hasn’t provided for you.

It’s in the holding of your child as they fall asleep in your arms…


This time is sacred.

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Last night, I ended up in the bathroom sobbing uncontrollably on the toilet for five minutes. The baby wouldn’t settle, I felt overwhelmingly exhausted and the pain from the haemorrhoids that had been torturing me for the past week was pretty much unbearable. Five minutes of tears on the toilet was all I needed to release the pent up emotions of the previous 21days, and I returned to the bedroom much more relaxed and mentally prepared for another night of broken sleep.

The reason for all this? I gave birth to my third child three weeks ago. That means I’m…


Sabah’s Soul Saturdays #12 — the whisperings of my soul.

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Conditioning.

Familial conditioning. Ancestral conditioning. Social conditioning.

All of this conditioning, so much conditioning… enforced upon us from the moment we are born, forcing us to conform into this standardised version of what a human being should be.

A human being that follows the rules, no questions asked. Thinks inside the box; doesn’t dare to imagine what’s outside. Settles for a life so much less bounteous than the life he or she was born to live, and believes that that is all there is to life.

A human being that has lost the ‘being’ part of their nature; a human…


10 tips and quotes on making the most of the year ahead

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Wow. So I know I’m not saying anything new here, but 2020 really was one heck of a year.

Personally, I don’t think it was all that bad; rather, I choose to see the blessings amongst the madness, and I truly believe that COVID-19 came along to awaken us as a collective on many different levels — which isn’t a bad thing. You can read about that .

What I wasn’t expecting, however, was to fall pregnant in the midst of a pandemic, which in turn completely overhauled my lockdown plans for my businesses and turned them on their head…


Sabah’s Soul Saturdays #11 — the whisperings of my soul.

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Feeling guilty is something I’ve struggled with since childhood.

I think, for the most part, it’s from being brought up by a family who immigrated to the U.K. from Pakistan; people who were constantly battling between two cultures and didn’t know quite how to navigate those new waters with their own children, born and being brought up in Britain.

This meant that growing up I forever felt the battle between Pakistani culture and values, and Western culture and values — and any time I even chose to think differently to the Pakistani values my family were trying to instil within…


Sabah’s Soul Saturdays #10 — the whisperings of my soul.

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The seeker often feels lost in this world. She feels misunderstood and often feels that she doesn’t really belong any place; anywhere; amongst anyone.

The seeker grows in her human body, never without a question too far from her lips and her heart about this world, humanity, the universe and more.

She strives onwards, constantly trying to make some sense and semblance of it all — but every time she comes to understand a little more, she is humbled into realising she actually really knows nothing.

The seeker continues to strive and search in her struggle, knowing there is so…


Sabah’s Soul Saturdays #9 — the whisperings of my soul.

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Feeling a lot of stuff today, and therefore reflecting deeply on these words.

We enter this world free. Truly free. The ultimate goal is to leave this world as free as we arrived.

But somehow, along the way, we accumulate so much baggage. So many attachments. To people. To things. To situations. To titles, status and more.

What we fail to recognise, time and time again, is that none of this ‘stuff’ actually belongs to us. We don’t own anyone or anything. NOTHING belongs to us.

Just like all of the peacemakers throughout history, and all of the enlightened beings…


Sabah’s Soul Saturdays #8 — the whisperings of my soul.

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I’m seeing so much sadness in so many people, in places I didn’t even see it before. It’s like, everyone is carrying so much on them, inside them, on top of them and I wish I could do all I can do to take that sadness away.

It’s funny though — so many aren’t even aware of their sadness because they don’t even know it’s sadness in the first place. It hides in their anger, it masks itself as OCD, it disguises itself as a pain inflictor upon others. …

Sabah Ismail✨

A writer, artist & seeker exploring the world around me & the Universe within me. Expect words on healing, spirituality and all that comes with being human.

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