If you already read ‘Glimpses into the life of. Global Nomad Part six‘ you will have read it already. (If not, google it and read it !!!)
I had a job offer from Jolly Beach Resort, Antigua, as Finance Director. When I received the job offer I dreamed:
“ I was driving a bus. My passengers were Queen Elisabeth of Great Britain and her Husband Prince Phillip. (The rest of the bus was empty). I drove into town, but then drove out of town again towards a forest. There I stopped the bus and Her Majesty asked me ‘why are we stopping, where are we going?’ I answered ‘I do not know, I am waiting for directions’.
The dream was a bit strange. Consequently I phoned to Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih IV., Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad, Head of the worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and of course a great scholar in Islam and, I am happy to say, a good friend, to ask him whether I should accept the job offer or not. (based on the dream). He asked me ‘what does the Queen have to do with Antigua’. I said that she was Queen of Antigua just like she was Queen of Canada and Australia. After a brief hesitation Hazoor answered: ‘Yes, you may accept it’. And so I did.
Well, after 3 years the owner of the hotel wanted to sell the hotel and gave me notice, as the new owners did not want any staff with long term contracts. He said I should apply to the new owners when the sale got through. In this funny way I lost my job. I am saying funny way because until now actually the hotel was never sold.
Remember my dream? When I met Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih IV again he pointed out to me that ‘I knew your position will not last’, because your dream showed that you drove into town (security) but out again (loss of security). However, I thought, Hazoor continued: ‘I know Rafiq will love that place and Rafiq always finds a good job again afterwards’.
Ah well, at least it was a true dream and an interesting one (in dream and reality).
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