Writing To Heal Feature: Indigo

Note: Indigo currently does not allow comments on her personal blog because she has received threats.

I had the pleasure of meeting Indigo, known as IndigoVoice82, on WordPress. I chose to highlight her today because she is a woman in the Midwest of the United States who is Muslim. Being a minority is hard. Dealing with hate every day from strangers in inhospitable areas by people who judge you can be draining, and spur hate. Instead of festering and being consumed by hate, Indigo challenges that. She attempts to promote peace in her writing. Peace, and celebrating her faith by connecting with others from different path’s of life. She finds common connections of love, friendship, and kindness with people all around the world. We all follow and praise the same God. Perhaps in different ways. But those ways should not divide us. This is her mission. And as she writes, she also heals from the pain of prejudice she has experienced. She…

Writes To Heal

Drem:  So, you’re from the Midwest?
Indigo: Yes, a major city there. And I’m 33.

Drem: I explained some in the intro, but in your own words, why do you write to heal?
Indigo:As an introvert, I express myself best as a writer and have found that I have lots to say about the world these days. I write to show a different perspective on Islam as a muslim woman, one that is able to see the unity between other religions from the same source of creation. I really want to help make the world a more peaceful place, and if I can do that by showing a more “lighter” side of reality and shine the truth on certain issues, then this is what I choose to do with my time. I am trying to heal ignorance and fear about Islam these days, as well as help bring people into a higher consciousness by stimulating these ideas of interconnection.

 

Drem: Did you start writing recently, and specifically for this?
Indigo: I always wrote stories as a kid, but if you are asking when I started to write to heal people, I would say it was a few years ago when I converted to Islam and found my path of faith. I believe that we are given gifts by God and we are each to use them in a way to leave the world a little better when you leave it.

 

Drem: Why do you continue and has it changed?
Indigo: I continue to write because the western world is growing further into denial and ignorance of what Islam is, since terrorists are at the forefront of the media and politicians keep wars going that create a lot of revenue and power structure, I have lots to speak about to get the truth out there.

 

Drem:How often do you write?
Indigo: Every day I try to write something or share something on my blog.

 

Drem: When do you write and how?
Indigo: I am a teacher by day, so I write early in the morning on my laptop to set my day off right after my prayer to God. Then when I come home at night, I like to write to settle down for the night and add any inspirations I received during the day.

 

Drem: Wow, a teacher. That is impressive. I’m surprised you find time to run your blog.
Indigo: It doesn’t require me to write, but it requires me to help others write and to write up lesson plans.

 

Drem: What dreams do you have for your writing as of now?
Indigo: I hope my blog can stay online for many year so people can go on and see a different perspective of Islam than what they always hear about in the news. I am a very peaceful person and so the way I see the Quran, God, and our will on earth is to be peaceful and love one another creating as close to heaven as we can while here. It would be lovely to touch people in a way that I may not have if I didn’t write my blog.

 

Drem: Do you find most of your inspiration through spirituality?
Indigo: Yes. God. Reading about the messengers of old gives me inspiration to give up everything to teach people the main messages of loving one another, and doing God’s Will by creating peaceful living learning the lessons we need to in order to go back to the state of consciousness we were in before we fell from the Garden of Eden. And thanks Drem for the opportunity and what you do.

 

Drem: You are very welcome. Keep Writing To Heal!

 


Visit Indigo’s blog at

〉 IndigoVoice82.

For more information on her spiritual path, read

〉 The Beginning: The Quran Needs A New Interpretation.


 

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19 thoughts on “Writing To Heal Feature: Indigo

  1. Drem,
    Please consider this as well. I offer the following as someone who cherishes peace, love, and unity.
    Thomas Jefferson and John Adams asked the Ambassador of Tripoli why they were attacking U.S. merchant ships and enslaving the sailors without provocation from the U.S.

    Thomas Jefferson then wrote a letter to John Jay that read:

    “The Ambassador answered us that it was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as Prisoners, and that every Musselman [Muslim] who should be slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise.”

    This is loosely based upon the Qur’an’s teaching from Surah 47:4 which reads,

    “Therefore, when ye meet the Unbelievers (in fight), smite at their necks; At length, when ye have thoroughly subdued them, bind a bond firmly (on them): thereafter (is the time for) either generosity or ransom: Until the war lays down its burdens. Thus (are ye commanded): but if it had been Allah’s Will, He could certainly have exacted retribution from them (Himself); but (He lets you fight) in order to test you, some with others. But those who are slain in the Way of Allah,- He will never let their deeds be lost.”

    This cycle of violent and unprovoked oppression started with Muhammad and has been repeated throughout the 1300 plus year history of Islam, having at one time conquered and held 3 times as many square miles as ancient Rome.

    Islam is not a religion of peace. To be devoted to Islam means militant agression against all infidels.
    Moderate Islamic people flee devoted Islamic people and seek refuge in predominantly Christian countries, only to have the devoted follow.
    God bless you.

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    1. Sir or Madam,
      I am not condoning Islam nor am I an adherent to it. And I do not think you understand the point of this post or the point of the message of the feature or any of my previous features, who are of artists from all walks of life and do all types of writing.

      I respect freedom of speech and respect the work of others who Write To Heal. That is the point of these features- to find writers who find comfort in writing and heal from it.

      There is nothing more for me to “consider”. I am not passing judgement. Do not advise me so. You do not know me.

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      1. I understand and highly value the cathartic benefits of artistic expression in all forms. You may find, as Leonardo DaVince, “Realize that everything is connected to everything else. Let your art be science, and your science be art.”
        As you heal in this new year, I hope you find your world expanding with every breath you take.
        God bless

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    2. Just a little historical teachings for you: Thomas Jefferson owned a Quran and was very fond of it’s fundamental teachings that teach about self defense of land and lives, as a deist who saw PAST personal interpretations of one man or group of people. Read more about that here in a great book: http://www.amazon.com/Thomas-Jeffersons-Quran-Islam-Founders/dp/0307388395

      Also, Morocco (a muslim country) was the first country to recognize America as a free nation from the tyranny of Great Britain. And that is how America was helped to become a free nation in the validity from their fellow muslim neighbors.

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      1. Other books on the Barbary Wars that support the position that Islam is not a religion of peace : American Independence in the Atlantic World, by Frank Lambert (2005);Jefferson’s War: America’s First War on Terror 1801–1805, by Joseph Wheelan (2003); To the Shores of Tripoli: The Birth of the U.S. Navy and Marines, by A. B. C. Whipple (1991, republished 2001); and Victory in Tripoli: How America’s War with the Barbary Pirates Established the U.S. Navy and Shaped a Nation, by Joshua E. London (2005). Most recently, in his new general history, Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East, 1776 to the Present, the Israeli scholar Michael Oren opens with a long chapter on the Barbary conflict.

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      2. Thomas Jefferson considered Islam friendly religion before the Barbary Wars. He also took it upon himself to edit a Bible. This is considered heresy in Christianity and blasphemy in Islam. He was right in his letter to John Jay though he learned this the hard way. Making concessions to terrorism only embolden more terrorism.

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    3. Also…Chirst Centered Teachings, that was pirates NOT muslim leaders that represent a whole country. One small group should never represent the whole. They should be recognized for the short sightedness that they have, just like terrorist groups today.

      I hope you can start to see the truth of Islam instead of looking through the eyes of a few, look through the eyes of the many. There are billions of Muslims on earth, and a small faction that sees the verses in a violent interpretation do not represent them all.

      God bless.

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      1. You convey a politician-like way of thinking that assumes truth is represented by sheer numbers, such as pollsters and surveys or Facebook followers. Nazi Germany proves how wrong the masses an be. That is flawed logic you are using.

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  2. Hi Drem, thank you so much for featuring me and your write up was humbling, thank you for giving so much effort in your blog and helping others this way!

    I think if someone reads this comment thread they may start to understand why I do not allow comments on my blog, just YET. There is far too much hate, misunderstanding and fear to discuss in a positive way together. I have received violent threats and insults on facebook messenger and threads, and youtube under the comment sections. Just the other day a friend was harassed on the plane for his wife wearing a hijab (scarf on her head), he was threatened over his life in America..on a plane…not doing anything. Yes…there is far too much pain right now to allow civil discourse.

    I offer my email on my blog, if someone sincerely wants to ask me a question about something that concerns them. I am here to help others understand better. But I do not allow random comments on the blog (just yet) because I am trying to keep the blog pure of negative comments without me having to read them and then delete them. Maybe I too have some fear to get over. Right now, it is just my thoughts and being vulnerable to the world to show a new perspective to get others to think about Islam and muslims differently in a way that the media does not show right now. I really do see the interconnection between all humans and all faiths that teach the same guidance and ideals to aspire to. I know, there are many who are ready to see this too, but many are not..just YET.

    So as of right now, I do not open the comment section. Right now, I ask people to open their minds and just listen because so many years we have had people showing only one side of Islam without objections…now it’s my turn to show people whomever happens to stumble upon my posts.

    Maybe in the future when I see less hatred and fear in the world will then I open my comments up on each of my post. I dream of this day, I really do. Right now I just ask people to have an open mind to just take in the verses and the context of history that I teach the meanings are from, from an universal perspective of God guiding us all the same through diversity. I also draw connections to events and observations of human nature to Islam in my blog. Like I said, in time when I see people grow away from fear and anger…I will open the comment section.

    It is not that I don’t care what others have to say, I really do and this is why I offered my email at indigovoice82@gmail.com to hear their concerns or fears. But right now I just ask that people listen to my words, if they are really curious to learn about Islam from an empathic woman’s perspective. I hope you can understand and try to see this point of view.

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  3. …and you wonder why comments aren’t open???
    No offense, but wouldn’t
    Indigo spend more time unnecessarily defending herself given the current climate of islamophobia given the state of social unrest on the subject of Islam? Not that the above comment isn’t constructive but some people post with the intent of perpetuating religious divisiveness rather than intending to open a constructive conversation. I know of Indigo’s depth of immersion in a wide range and variety of religious texts and applaud Indigo’s genuine sincerity in attempting to educate through
    dissemination of self evident Truths. I believe her to be following a Path of intended healing and positive energy, and though I know Indigo can “fight Indigo’s own battles,” i think Indigo has earned the respect, at least from me, to be able to share Indigo’s own unique perspective without being attacked. Yes, interactive commentary can be constructive but in my opinion the current climate seems to invite a more destructive unwarranted sort of commenting bordering on and sometimes attracting blatantly racist comments which seem to serve more to intentionally divide rather than celebrate all of our similarities intending to bring together people of all faiths in unity as brothers and sisters of the earth under God.
    Sincerely,
    MRT

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