Negative chi is just plain negative. It saps our energy real bad. But it's unavoidable. When you are hit, you are hit. It's easy for anyone who is not experiencing it to say this and that. How sure are you that the person did not turn to God? You'll never know if the person stays up in the middle of the night to implore his/her Lord.
There's a saying by Rumi, "If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?" A rub is a rub. It is irritating no doubt. A person's hal (state) is a person's hal. It's meant for that person to be polished and hopefully shine. People heal over time. And time is never our call. He is Time. When the time comes to subtract all distractions, all things negative would be nullified bi-iznillah. Then it's time to reboot the faith.
Habib Umar bin Hafiz's main message as quoted on Majelis Rasulullah FB is that we should reboot our faith. He said:
"Know that laa ilaha illallah is the most fitting (afdhal) statement uttered by the prophets before Rasulullah. Renew your iman (faith) by continually saying laa ilaha illallah. Say it with much attentiveness (khusyu'), humility (tawadu') and hope. This is the zikir of the salaf of the past. Teach this to your family, friends and everyone around us so that Allah would lift all calamities and hardships, and that Allah would uplift our stature thereby."
If I care to update my FB status it would be:
"Subtracting distractions, rebooting faith."
Laa ilaha illallah.
Habib Umar will be at Masjid Muadz bin Jabal in KL on 6th December 2013. InshaAllah.
Credit: Majelis Rasulullah Saw Online.