Monday, November 21, 2016

Omens and their Interpretation, Interpreting Omens! - Part 2

Omens and their Interpretation - Part 2

It has been a long time since I wrote that first part on Omens.

I am writing this as a continuation to that content, as I wish to share a few more thoughts, based on new learnings acquired over the years.

When it comes to interpreting things that happen to us, we have to take it that Nature or the Cosmos is in constant communication with us, bombarding us with inputs, which we fail to receive; or if we receive, then fail to understand; or if we understand, we fail to take advantage of these signs and omens in everyday life.

There are two types of inputs that an individual receives; one from the inner self or the subconscious; and the other from the unlimited Intelligence that surrounds us, the message from the cosmos.

The inner self reminds you not forget your id card, your purse and so on, when you are in a hurry and going to attend your all important finals. Your bag or shirt getting stuck in the door latch when you exit, or you stumbling on your way out are simple examples of your sub-conscious communicating with you.

Come back, sit for a minute and you will recall that you forgot such and such a thing during that time. When one does not pay heed to the information the subconscious tells loudly, we find that we remember that we forgot items 1 and 2 halfway into the travel.

The second communication is about matters that we are not aware of; those which our subconscious cannot warn us of, because it does not know.

This is the cosmic knowledge which is transmitted to us through external factors. I would like to share an incident with you, which happened many years ago. 

A Travel Omen

A group of friends were going on a pilgrimage to Pondicherry, with the purpose of visiting various samadhis [final resting place or a memorial] of various spiritual people. By the way, Pondicherry has a lot of such samadhis to visit.

It was about sundown when a few locals got into an altercation when we parked our car in a place, which they objected to. One fellow suddenly leaned in and took the keys from the ignition and walked away.

An hour or so had passed, before we could resume our journey. Later, an hour into the journey, we saw a traffic cop regulating traffic around a car which seemed to have involved in an accident recently.

It was then that it occurred to us that if we had not been delayed by that incident, we could have somehow been involved in it.

I am saying this because, it happens to everyone of us, in one way or another. Most of us do not give a second thought to it.

Missed a flight, but saved his life!

I remember a friend who missed his flight because he forgot his laptop in his hotel, and check-in was closed before he could come back with the laptop.

The lady at the counter was adamant in not letting him go through. Later on, when they learnt that the flight was involved in a major crash, she came to him and said, "You owe me one".

The way of the cosmos is not immediately clear for us, because we are not party to the entire story; we are players who come to play a single game and go back.

It occurs to me now that nature gives us two guides, one internal and another external. To make use of our personal guides and play a fair game, seems to be the purpose of life.

Part 1 of this article may be found here

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