Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, my dear brothers and sisters.
Every experience in life is meant to be a lesson. Having to retract my post made me realise how easy it is to ‘stray’ when I forget my intention or begin something new without having the right intention.
I am listening to a series of talks by Dr. Wayne Dyer in which he talks about the power of intention. In it, he describes intention as a force in the universe. Recalling my intention of starting this blog, everything that has happened so far has helped me keep to that intention.
The very first recollection of the power of intention which I remember, occured when I was still a teenager! I distinctly remember thinking to myself one day that the man I marry would be tall and has a hairy chest (oh, the foolishness of the very young!) Guess what? My husband is 6′ 3” and has a hairy chest! (I’m grinning as I write this…)
The second recollection I have was on the day Adam was born. We were alone in the room and as I cradled him in my arms, I looked down at him and said, ‘I will bring you up to be a good muslim’ and promptly forgot about it! It wasn’t until a few years later, after meeting Allahyarham Dr. Muhammad al’Mahdi and learning Islamic parenting from him, that I remembered that intention I had made to my son in the hospital room. I sincerely believe because of the intention I made that day, it was meant to be for me to meet Dr. Muhammad al’Mahdi (I had never heard of him prior to that first meeting) and discover the ways to bring my children up as khalifah of Allah. Allah knows best.
Yesterday, Adam said,’Mummy, I wish we could have a house near a park, with a garden to play in.’ I said to him, “Adam, change the word ‘I wish’ to ‘Insha’Allah’. Try saying it now.” ‘ Insha’Allah, we could have a house near a park, with a garden to play in’. Adam realised that by changing ‘I wish’ to ‘Insha’Allah’, his words became more of a reality than a dream. By the way, that was the first time I ever said ‘change I wish to Insha’Allah’ to the boys! I’m going to use it myself from now on (‘I wish I could lose weight to Insha’Allah, with a good meal plan and regular exercise, I could lose weight.’ Hmmm…this sounds like a positive affirmation to me. Interesting…)
As my children grow spiritually, so do I. It’s great being a khalifah mother…