July 02, 2008

The Need for a Cleansing Ritual



Lately I have been telling everyone that I want to be locked in a white room. I need some time to reflect on the little things that have been occupying my mind for the last couple of months.
I need to be locked in a place where there is no sound, no pressure, and no tensed souls. I need a moment alone to enjoy the company of myself.


This white room is my closest idea to the cleansing ritual as my need for a cleansing ritual never included the need to burn little mementos to get over the painful events, I usually know that I am clean when this little things find their way to the shades (expect for that one time when I threw Brad’s roses, it was an important decision if I wanted to keep the friend).


I kept planning an escape, or to be more honest I kept hoping for an escape in the time my father had other plans. He was planning his idea of cleansing, Omra.


I have to admit that I wasn’t as excited as everyone should be. For many reasons, first because it is just another vacation with my family and we happen not to share the same vacation standards. So basically it won’t be as fun as I want it to be. The second reason is that I had plans for a different company to such a spiritual journey. It is not that I hate my current company, but that I had something else in mind. Third is the fact that I didn’t choose the timing. I am not sure that it is the proper time for me to go pay God a visit. For me the timing is like when you go visit an old friend that you have had a recent conflict with, not that I have a conflict with God but that I have had different episodes of impatience. I wanted to long for the visit; I didn’t want to be anxious about it.


Anyway, I will be off for a couple of weeks. I am still a believer that God knows best, so maybe Omra is the white room that I have been longing for. People have been telling me that it will be a new start, which is the reason behind my frustration. I don’t like change; at least I don’t like change that I know nothing about.I am not the type of person who smiles proposing a toast to ends and new beginnings, but I will let go with the flow as God always knows best.



I will miss you all and I will remember you in my prayers. See you in a couple of weeks.



7 comments:

Sherif said...

Dear Shimaa

Mabrook .. you'll be nothing new .. you'll be just yourself, but probably a new style of you..

Just more simple, more patient as you'll dicover that nothing is worth so much worrying about ..

Finally, you'll gain a sort of peace mind .. great benefit indeed

Sherif said...

Dear Shimaa

Mabrook .. you'll be nothing new .. you'll be just yourself, but probably a new style of you..

Just more simple, more patient as you'll dicover that nothing is worth so much worrying about ..

Finally, you'll gain a sort of peace mind .. great benefit indeed

nourita said...

yes, this is the white room that we all are longing too...

take care of yourself and enjoy it

I am sure that it will be more than a cleansing ;-)

Miss Egyptiana "Trapped Soul" said...

i am too late to say goodbye, i am sorry for that ... i am swallowed by a black circle of boredom and anger ... i cant call myself alive... but ... i am not dead :)

anyway ... congratz for the omra, and i hope you feel better after the holy visit ... for sure it will clear your mind, and show you things that are not clear ... but ... dont expect magic ... the will to do ... come from within

God Guide... We Act

waiting for you

Shimaa Gamal said...

Hello Sherif
I learnt many things in that trrip I really hope I could write about them, it was a journey to find the truth in many ways.

Shimaa Gamal said...

Nourita my dear

It really was more than just cleansing. It is sure different than just cleansing.

rabena yektebehalek ya rab :)

Shimaa Gamal said...

My dearest Egyptiana

You are not that late, I got back home this morning so I wasn't going to read your comment until today anyway ;)

Honestly I feel different, which is a miracle itself. But between you and me I won't consider it a miracle unless this feeling lasts.

I guess God have guided me in many ways, I just hope I could keep acting.