A journey to Iran = a journey down memory lane = a proof that what you envisage does come true!!

I just got back from a week long trip to Iran, a trip I barely dared possible even just up until a few months ago. This trip was not only a journey into my homeland and down memory lane but also a journey that proved (again) to me that what my brain can tangibly conceive and imagine and where I have unshakable faith and trust that things will become reality and ultimately materialize.

You must know that ever since we had to flee Iran after the revolution in 1979 my father engrained in me that it was really dangerous for us to go back due to his former position in the community as well as him being a member of the Baha'i faith – members of this religion have been persecuted by the mullah regime where tens of thousands of Baha'is have been killed, tortured and imprisoned in the past thirty odd years. And even if I were able to visit Iran it would be IMPOSSIBLE to do anything about the land and properties that my family owned before it all was confiscated and taken away in the aftermath of the revolution. This belief that going to Iran was dangerous and that we would have a snowball's chance in hell to ever get anything back was reinforced by other family members and close Iranian friends whose opinions I trust and accept. So, for many, many years I held back from my desire to visit Iran. Still, deep down, I never gave up the wish and hope to return to Iran for a visit and to claim at least some of the lost land back. I know that when the time is ready, the time is ready. And once the time is ready things fall into place like magic and one is able to overcome hurdles with ease and finesse. And this is exactly what has happened in my case:

Barely a year ago I was contacted by family members that maybe it was possible after all to go back to Iran – at least for a visit, not to mention being able to do something about our confiscated land. Without going too much into detail, within a relatively short period of time, I was able to get my Iranian passport and National ID card, find out which people to contact regarding our properties and befriend people who have the right contacts to make things happen – in a country like Iran nothing happens without the right contacts. To keep a long, long story short, in less than 12 months I was not only able to get all the paperwork done so that I finally could visit Iran again, I was also able to set the wheels in motion for reclaiming our properties back – something I was told a million times to be IMPOSSIBLE to do!! As you can see NOTHING is impossible!!

My tip to you is, if you have a dream and you can picture and envision it then have faith and trust that it will come true, NO matter how many detours you are taking and how many twists and turns pop up in your journey (of life) when the time is right things will unfold with lightening speed. Keep up the faith and work at making your dream come true, even when all there is you can do is to think of your dream and to visualize it.

Here I am in front of the gate of our former house in Kermanshah – the buildings have been demolished – but the property is still here…and who knows what else I am able to accomplish and achieve in the months and years to come…

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6 Responses to “A journey to Iran = a journey down memory lane = a proof that what you envisage does come true!!”  

  1. 1 Sarah Dozzi

    I agree with you that when the time is ready, it is ready. You are smart enough to befriend the right people in your journey and in the reclaiming of property. But, Q, after all these years who owns that property now, is it the government, or do other families inhabit the space? In the end really nothing is ours forever; we just use it for that given time space.

  2. 2 Barbara

    Hi Q, I was most interested in the account of your trip to Iran and the fact that you are on the road to reclaiming your family’s land. Ever curious, I immediately researched the Baha’i faith and history. It is so fascinating, and it explains a lot of things about you. I hope everything works out. Barbara

  3. 3 Helen

    I am deeply touched by your story and can only think what a good, strong and brave woman you are and have been. I am so happy for you. Thank-you for sharing your story. It has brought a ray of sunshine into my life and reminded me of the powers in the universe and the powers of dreams.

  4. 4 Q Moayad

    Thank you for your comment Helen, I appreciate it. Just as an FYI though, I am a male ;))

  5. 5 Linda

    Hi Q, again you have inspired me. My family is from Syria and I have always wanted to go there, but it has not been a good idea, for many reasons. I will not give up my dream. I will make that trip one day.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. 6 Q Moayad

    hey linda – thank you for your comment and input, much appreciated!! yes indeed!! never give up, when the time is ready you will be able to revisit your homeland ; )) much love, q

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