Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Omens and their Interpretation, Interpreting Omens!

This article is about experimenting with the inherent power of the human being, which have been lost in course of time, due to ignorance and/or disuse.

This is about Omens or Portents as they call it.

Portent, a definition

How do you define portent? It is a signal from outside or inside about a future occurrence, which may happen in the next few minutes, hours or later. 

Have you ever had a feeling that this is not going to be right? And did you experience later that it was not right?

This happens to us all of us sometimes. Some of us may experience it more than others. Some may not have experienced it at all.

On the other hand, something happens to us when we are about to do an action such as, visit a friend, go to the supermarket, starting for office and so on.

You may slip when starting, encounter an obstruction or see a particular sight within a few meters of starting.

Two different kinds of experiences, the first one is popularly called intuition; the other one is called omen.

Intuition is where your sub-conscious tells you that something is wrong/right, or make you feel that you should be doing this or that.

It is believed that the base of your nose, where the eye-brows meet, is the point where the solution to improve your intuition lies. That point is called the "Ajna". It is one of the seven major points in the body; this relates to the sub-conscious.

It is believed that when one meditates on the "Ajna chakra", ones power of intuition is improved.

Explain Omen in a sentence

Omen or portent (according to wikipedia) in a sentence, is that it is a phenomenon that is believed to foretell the future, often signifying the advent of change. It may be a sign of success, failure or just to tell us that the time has not come.

An omen in another interpretation, is an event that gives you an indication on the outcome of an activity.

Consider the following situations:
You are planning to visit a friend. You have already informed him that you will be visiting. You visit his home. He is not there. Your visit is unfruitful.

You are planning to visit a friend. You have already informed him that you will be visiting. You start from home. You get stuck in traffic, which is held up due to an accident. You reach your friend late. Your friend is not there. Your visit is unfruitful.

You are planning to visit a friend. You have already informed him that you will be visiting. Your vehicle stops with a flat tyre. You notice that the spare tyre is also flat. You do not reach your friend in time. Your journey is unfruitful.

In all the above 3 instances, it is known that the visitor and the friend will not meet, due to a sequence of events.

And the events that trigger the outcome are already on roll.

Naturally, the events trigger another action that informs the visitor that the outcome will be successful or not, which is an omen.

I have personally experienced these omens and have tried experimenting with them. In the process, I have found out certain things symbolically represent success/failure when I go out.

Examples of travel omens

From my experience, seeing the following means Success; positive or safe outcome:
A female dog
Someone with a vessel or vessels full of waterSomeone with milk
A married woman
A mentally challenged person

Hearing good news upon starting (such as a money order comes in, or the postman delivers your google pay check for the month) portends success.

The following coming towards you means Failure or negative outcome:
A male dog 
Someone with an empty vessel
Someone with a garbage can
Garbage van
A solitary Brahman

It also means failure or obstruction, when someone asks you "where are you going?", or when
you hear a baby/child or anyone cry upon starting.

These are based upon my personal experiences, which I have noted during the past. I do not know if different omens mean different things to different people. What is successful for one, may not be the same for another.

Learning to interpret Omens

Every one of us has this power to interpret omens. As with any skill, It takes time to understand, practice and master this knowledge. We may start by keeping a record of interesting things that happen during our day.

When we go through it at the end of the week or month, we may see a pattern, which will help us get into conclusions; and improve our learning on the interpretation of omens.

Using omens in everyday life

Omens are not just about travel. It is about important decisions or actions that we take in our everyday life. Let us say, for example, we are planning a meeting with a prospective business partner. Or, we are visiting a house which we plan to purchase. Or, we are about to sign an important document. In this context, we need to know that timing is everything. And, since we are not experts, we seek the assistance of the cosmos to help us, assist us in our everyday life.

In conclusion, try to notice or observe things that happen everyday. Compare the outcome with the observations. Draw up your own conclusions!

Update: Part 2 of Omens and their interpretation

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