Energy – Cleanse your mind

Energy 

Cleanse your mind

 

Rain Purifies

It is pure and clean when it falls down the earth. It washes off all the dirt of everything it touches. It wipes clean the impurity of the objects around it. And by the time it hits the ground, it has become dirty. Then it flows back from leaves to rivers and seas cleansing itself and raising up in the sky again. To then come back down in full purity.

Look at the revelation is that sense.
We have been given the Quran, the truth, and understanding and it has cleansed our human experience.
Now we bring this experience as pure and clean as it is to others around us whose hearts are not cleansed and their thoughts, mindsets, and beliefs might be full of burden. The dirt of society and power struggles, of the worshipping of money and status, likes, and followers. The experience that we are given has the power to clean hearts - ourselves first and then theirs. Whatever touches them and remains, cleanses a part of their being just as it has done it with ours.
Maybe they believe too that we are here to be kind to others, to respect our mothers and fathers, to give to the poor and to understand and be grateful about something that is more powerful than we are, maybe they even believe in a creator but they refuse to acknowledge to thank and praise him.
Whatever they take from the purity of understanding we bring, will wash them clean in some way, opening their hearts to the purity of intention and value of our existence. 

Outside Energies

But during all this time, outside energies, arguing or negativity, might already have put a burden on us in some way. It is tough to deal with people who don´t have the same values, whose most basic worldviews and attitudes are contrasting to yours.

Though I have to remember: never ´otherize´, never put yourself in a higher place, never think you are better than anyone around you. I have to remember: arrogance is ignorance. Being true to myself is what will help to understand the viewpoint of others, and although I never need to accept it, I need to respect their existence.

We never know, what others do in private. 

After discussions, after setbacks, after having to defend and explain yourself over an over again. At some point, we need to cleanse ourselves again. Cleanse ourselves from the prejudice, from the pessimism, from the discrimination from the ignorance of others. The ignorance of our values or our viewpoints.

I have the tools


But how do I do that? Do I do that even? Do I take time to ask Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala to relief the burden I feel daily? The burden of being a Muslim woman in a world that does not respect my values, decisions or even... mere physical existence? Do I ask for relief the burden just as the prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam did?  

While I am not saying we have the same burden as the Prophet (saw) did, I have to acknowledge that he has shown us, if we are burdened in some way (any, believe me, mental and emotional burden is secured for us as Muslim women in this environment), rather than ´victimizing´ ourselves and screaming "ignorance" and "Islamophobia", we can actually ask to be relieved of that pressure.

I can ask to cleanse my mind(set) again to go out with new energy, having the purest tools to set myself up and to stand up for our beliefs.  I need to understand for myself: I have the tools.

Imagine how you feel reciting just for 5 minutes, after a day full of discussions, comments about your opinions and appearance. Imagine just 5minutes.

Allah's word purifies. It washes off all the dirt of everything it touches.

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ

 

أَلَمْ نَشْرَحْ لَكَ صَدْرَكَ ° وَوَضَعْنَا عَنكَ وِزْرَكَ  °  الَّذِي أَنقَضَ ظَهْرَكَ ° وَرَفَعْنَا لَكَ ذِكْرَكَ°  فَإِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا ° إِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا ° فَإِذَا فَرَغْتَ فَانصَبْ
 
Have We not expanded for you your breast? And We removed from you your burden, Which weighed down your back? And We exalted for you your reputation? Then, surely with hardship comes ease: Surely, with hardship comes ease, So when you have finished (with your immediate task), still strive hard, (then toil), And to your Lord turn (all) your attention. [Surah Al-Inshirah 94]

 

Q: What do you do to cleanse your mind from outside energy? Is there anything you go back to that eases your mind?

Pure energy is important for us to do what we do best in the best way. We need to set up our mind to perform at your best level.

Disclaimer: This is a merely personal view of an individual life. None of this is supposed to reflect or exemplify women, reverts, Muslims or even Islam. Self-identification is not to be seen in relation to a group but merely in relation to oneself. One might share this identity but must not publicly announce its speciality or an imagined community created by such. The sharing or not-sharing of identity (with ethnic, cultural, spiritual, gender-specific, nation or whatever other forms of identification) is neither good nor bad but remains personal and private to oneself. The author is voicing personal opinions and rejects any generalization or speaking-for-ization but rather aims to shed light on one of many diverse stories of one of many diverse individuals in one (or more) of many diverse contexts. Also, the author tends to create grammatically incorrect words to clarify perceived phenomena, opinions or feelingsThis blog might include discriminating terms which are emotionally loaded by a long history of oppression and suffrage. Do not read this if you get offended by the cruelty of ignorance.

 

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