How was your Eid my dear sisters? I pray you had an amazing time with loved ones. Alhamdulillah, All thanks and praise to Allah, we had an amazing time as well. We had the blessing of being near water, trees and even swans SubhannAllah.
Allah Azza Wajal has gifted us with so many blessings in Nature that unfortunately we take for granted. Among the many things He created for us, is this land with lush greenery, beautiful flowers, birds, sands, oceans and lakes where the light of the sun shines like a collection of diamonds.
He also created shades and soothing winds which help us enjoy the outside under the sun with ease. These things were created especially for us humans, and we will never be able to truly estimate the blessings in them. All we can do is to remain grateful.
الَّذِي جَعَلَ لَكُمُ الْأَرْضَ فِرَاشًا وَالسَّمَاءَ بِنَاءً وَأَنزَلَ مِنَ السَّمَاءِ مَاءً فَأَخْرَجَ بِهِ مِنَ الثَّمَرَاتِ رِزْقًا لَّكُمْ ۖ فَلَا تَجْعَلُوا لِلَّهِ أَندَادًا وَأَنتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ – 2:22
[He] who made for you the earth a bed [spread out] and the sky a ceiling and sent down from the sky, rain and brought forth thereby fruits as provision for you. So do not attribute to Allah equals while you know [that there is nothing similar to Him] (2:22)
هُوَ الَّذِي خَلَقَ لَكُم مَّا فِي الْأَرْضِ جَمِيعًا ثُمَّ اسْتَوَىٰ إِلَى السَّمَاءِ فَسَوَّاهُنَّ سَبْعَ سَمَاوَاتٍ ۚ وَهُوَ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمٌ – 2:29
It is He who created for you all of that which is on the earth. Then He directed Himself to the heaven, [His being above all creation], and made them seven heavens, and He is Knowing of all things. (2:29)
What I am realizing more and more dear sisters, is how all of these things are free and available to us if we take the time to look for them.
Take the sky for instance. No matter where you are on this earth, you should be able to step outside and look up and see the sky. Allah Azza Wajal is even asking us to look at the sky. Just staring at the sky is a gift and a means to relax, reset and remember our Maker.
الَّذِي خَلَقَ سَبْعَ سَمَاوَاتٍ طِبَاقًا ۖ مَّا تَرَىٰ فِي خَلْقِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ مِن تَفَاوُتٍ ۖ فَارْجِعِ الْبَصَرَ هَلْ تَرَىٰ مِن فُطُورٍ – 67:3
[And] who created seven heavens in layers. You do not see in the creation of the Most Merciful any inconsistency. So return [your] vision [to the sky]; do you see any breaks? (67:3)
Next time you feel a bit overwhelmed or anxious, seek out nature and take a break in the midst of it. Remember your Maker and how out of His Infinite Mercy He created all of this for you. Take a moment, breathe deeply and let it all sink in.
This earth is a gift to you, claim it from a place of gratitude.
In my years of coaching, I have seen first hand how soothing it has been for my clients to take a brief walk outside their home to get some sun, look at the sky and enjoy the different colors of the trees. Another tool I have been using a lot in my own life and in my coaching is this brain decluttering exercise I was taught almost 10 years ago. I recently made a pdf and a free tutorial which walks you through the exercise.
To claim your gift, just click on the picture below and follow the instructions. I pray Allah makes it truly beneficial to you.
Ya Shakoor, we appreciate the gifts you have created for us, those we are aware of and those we are unaware of. Help us to thank You in the best manner. Aameen!