بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Bismillahi Rahmani Rahim
In the Most Holy and Righteous Name of Allah,
Master Fard Muhammad, To Whom Praises are Due Forever
The Beneficent, The Most Merciful
As-Salaamu ‘Alaikum Beautiful and Beloved Black Sisters!!!!
Sisters, as the keepers of the house, we have very little down time. Right? However, we can use the time that we spend keeping house in a relaxing and therapeutic manner. I have found that attending to my household chores is very private and allows me the opportunity to ponder some of the things that are going on in my life that I may not otherwise have time to think about.
While, I’m doing laundry, I listen to music, light some incense and lose myself in the soothing, soapy water, immersing my hands in the warmth and I let go of everything that may be on my mind. I can sort out my thoughts rationally without disturbances and outside influences. I can commune with my Creator, Allah, in the Person of Master Fard Muhammad, thanking Him for my husband and all of the blessings in my life; I can review in my mind other tasks that need completion; consider the best way to accomplish these tasks; and just be at peace.
When I knead the dough for my bread, I am exercising a physical activity that also is a stress reliever. If I have any pent-up emotions, I can release my tension through a productive, yet effective mechanism. Music, or soothing sounds such as the ones in the video, help calm me and make my household duties even more enjoyable.
Everybody knows that cleaning is much less arduous while listening to some good music. Our ancestors sang while they were forced to labour under hard taskmasters in order to comfort themselves and make their burdens easier to bear.
I listen to different things depending on my mood.
Recently, I bought a “Rain-Stick,” after listening to a song that featured it at the very end. It immediately reminded me of listening to the sound in my youth and prompted me to go out and buy my own. I remembered making them in school and the feeling of relaxation was rekindled after revisiting it in this particular song.
That sense of relaxation sparked a need in me for more tools and techniques that would bring about a similar sensation, which I will share with you, In Sha Allah (If it is the Will of Allah) in the future.
In the time being, enjoy the video and if you are so inclined, there are many more available on YT, which you can enjoy and share, finding the ones that satisfy your relaxation needs.