How does one describe a week in paradise? I had the privilege of visiting the Baha’i World Centre and spend time with my sweet sister, her husband and my wonderful Mum! There was a lot of time for prayer, reflection and meditation which was such a healer. I’m so glad that I was also able to pray for so many friends and family and many dear ones came to my heart at different moments during my visit.
One of the highlights was having the honor to sing alone and aloud in the Shrine of Abdu’l-Baha and all the rooms in the Shrine of The Bab. I had asked the guide before entering the Shrines whether this would be possible and she very kindly encouraged me to feel free to sing aloud as I had arrived just as the Shrines opened and they were empty. What a blessing!
Another highlight was hearing a melody as I was praying silently in the Shrine of the Bab. In order not to forget it, I rushed to the Terraces just below the Shrines and recorded the melody on my phone. The song is a call and response style and a couple of nights later I was able to try it out at a musical evening/devotional gathering at my sister’s home. She echoed the parts and everyone joined in. The evening was so joyful and full of spirit.
I met so many wonderful people on my visit and feel so grateful for the opportunity to visit such a peaceful and sacred place. Below are some photos I took on my visit! Enjoy!
Plumeria (Frangipani) flowers by the Shrine of the Bab
The Shrine of the Bab side view
The Shrine of the Bab lit at dusk
Marble pillars of the Shrine of the Bab
Marble top of the Seat of the Universal House of Justice