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The Different Levels of Communication through Omens

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When looking around your world and searching for divine signs, guidance, and messages, things are never just what they seem. The world is not flat, the universe is not flat; therefore, the world around us is not one sided. This is the beauty of seeing the world through a spiritual lens; it is being able to see the rainbow both as individual colors and as a united manifestation of various things (water, heat, light, color). So, whenever trying to decipher what feels like a message from the universe, whether you feel it is from angels, Gods, God, your higher self, spirit guides, be aware that there are different aspects to what is being presented to you.

Because communication between the different spheres of existence is difficult and even forbidden to a certain extent, symbols and signs are commonly employed. An omen is something that has prophetic weight, meaning that it signifies or shows what will be coming in the future. An omen can be anything from numbers to symbols, to animals, song lyrics catching your attention at a precise moment to make you think something, and so on. The great amount of variations that can be omens makes the deciphering of the message all the more difficult. But that does not mean it is not possible. Also, for someone who is only just becoming aware of the messages or omens, the communication is kept at a basic level.

Basic signs and omens are usually numbers and symbols. The symbols most commonly used because of their simplicity and universality are animals. If communication is first established through the use of animal symbols, then the representation of the omen will be inanimate; meaning that it could be a figurine, a drawing that calls to you and then you see other images of the same animal, and so on.

A more complex and advanced level of communication would be through omens as living animals. This is more difficult because then not only does it matter what animal it is but also what the animal is doing, how it is behaving, and how it makes you feel. Furthermore, on even a more complex level, on a level where telepathy now begins to be used, the animal omen is able to communicate on behalf of Spirit. For example, you are walking down the street and suddenly a black cat jumps out in front of you. Most would think black cats are negative omens, but in the moment you do not feel the cat is being aggressive or that it brings with it negativity. The cat hisses at you, makes eye contact, and you know it is communicating with you. Something inside you urges you to watch the cat, to hone in on it as much as your human capabilities allow you to. And then the cat does a strange gesture, quite humanistic in its movement; it moves its head as if beckoning you to follow it. And you do. This is the stuff of science fiction novels yet it is real. Communication like this is rare because of the fragility of the human mind, but it is one way the Universe relays messages.

The other basic signs are numbers. Repeating numbers is the most common. For example, seeing the same number everywhere, on license plates, shirts, billboards, and so on. You may like the number three. Why? I don’t know. Let’s just say you do. So, you go for a job interview and turns out the office is on the third floor. By the time you are done with the whole interview process it is three in the afternoon. What does this mean? It can mean that you are not alone, that your spirit guides are trying to comfort you, that they have led you to a safe place, and so on. It depends heavily on the associations you make with the number.

A more complex level of numerical communication is time. We tell time using four digits and if one number has various meanings, coupling those possibilities times four and the variations beneath each four, amounts to multiple interpretations. The exception to this would be 11:11, 12:12, and so on. When numbers are coupled their singular meanings are strengthened, meaning that what 11 normally means is amplified when it becomes 11 11. To read more about 11 11 go to sacredscribesangelnumbers. The author of that blog is Joanne Walmsley and her information, in my experience, is accurate and extremely useful. Her explanations are approachable and direct, making the whole process of learning how to interpret these types of messages less foreboding.

On top of the communication that happens when we look at our watches and become aware of the sun’s position in sky, there is another form of communication that also uses time, except it does so in a cosmic way. This is probably the most ominous yet most exciting form of synchronicity and divine communication there is. A simple example of this type of synchronicity/coincidence and communication is birthdays. Sharing the same birthday with someone is always surprising and joyful. A more complex form of communication through time is the amount of time lapsed between certain meaningful events, or the repetition of unrelated life events around the same time of year, and so on. Deciphering this type of communication has to be done case by case. But one brief example is this: You broke up with your partner in September and spend weeks without seeing him or her. Then you are in an on and off again relationship with them. January comes around and again you are in a relationship with them. But come September and you break up again. And the relationship feels inevitable, like no matter how hard you try, you can’t get away. Why does this keep happening? In this case it is because the universe is waiting for you to learn your lesson, for you to become aware of something, and it keeps repeating until the possibility of learning from this relationship is spent. And if you do not learn from this and move on, later on in life, the relationship will repeat itself somehow with someone else. This is a bit of a tangent, but this is also one of the principles of reincarnation.

Perhaps even less common than all but still on a basic level, colors are used to communicate. It really shouldn’t be so surprising as artists are the biggest voices in this communication medium. Artists use colors and at the subconscious level, there is some sort of communication, they are relaying something from within them to the world. But I digress, Spirit may use colors to communicate with you to provide comfort more than anything else. This type of omen is not so heavy on predictions. I think of this type of communication as gifts, when Spirit decides to give you gifts and wrap you in celestial love.

Namaste.

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Mini Post 11: Dreams

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Photo by Melissa Portan

Photo by Melissa Portan

Dreams are our inner worlds. Each of us has a soul, we all have different experiences, we have all had different lives, different beliefs, and our dreams reflect those things. Dreams reflect or expose the inner aspects of our outer or superficial beliefs and lives. Dreams provide insights to what’s inside the heart, what the soul is experiencing at a level too deep to be consciously aware of,  perspective on present situations, and even hints of the future. For some, dreams hold no meaning, they are just the result flashing synapses, of crashing neurons. For others, dreams can have profound spiritual meanings. And then, for others, dreams provide psychological insights without being attached to any spiritual or religious notions.

For me, dreams have both spiritual and psychological meanings. How dreams are interpreted vary from person to person, but there are many symbols that have universally understood meanings. By doing research on specific aspects of a dream, something that caught my attention, I find the meaning of the dream. There is also intuition, spiritual knowledge, and so on, that you can use to understand your dreams. Dreams are subjective, meaning that their meanings are personal and change from person to person. Feelings are an accurate compass to navigating the dreamscape and understanding the hidden meanings or messages of your subconscious, your soul, and/or your spirit guides.

That is the other aspect of dreams, communication with other beings.  Most common is receiving messages from loved ones that have died through dreams. The second most common type of dream communication is with spirit guides. Some persons can communicate with each other via dreams, very close soul mates (rare) and especially twin souls (a sign of a twin soul). Perhaps the rarest type of spiritual communication through dreams is that with beings of higher consciousness. It all depends on the person, his or her beliefs, his or her will, and intentions.

As you travel on your spiritual path, regardless of which it is, dreams begin to have more weight. Dreams become more important in a developing spiritual path as more knowledge is gained. Dreams can tell you whether you are going in the right direction, the best direction for you, or if you have gotten lost.

 

Namaste, friends.

 

 

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Mini Post 7: Symbols

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The Chinese symbol known as the yin-yang.

What are symbols? When analyzing literature I often focus on the symbols found throughout specific works. But what are symbols? A symbol is an image. But not any image can be a symbol. In a novel, a symbol is an image that occurs throughout the work at important scenes, important events, with specific characters, and so on. The reason writers use symbols in their works, and this sometimes happens unconsciously as the subconscious rises during writing and is molded to coherent, poetic words through editing, is because of the notion that images express so much more than words. The symbols that are used in literature are images that hold meaning independently, meaning that we can all understand by seeing it or visualizing it.

The beauty of a symbol is that it is an image that regardless of its origins, can be applied to a wide variety of notions, spiritual beliefs, and so on. A symbol, such as the yin yang, can be used to refer to almost anything and still holds onto its original meaning. The yin yang, regardless of what your mind applies it to, will always represent duality, meaning two. These are the most powerful symbols, those that can be used for anything without losing their meaning and purpose.

The Hindu swastika.

However, these powerful symbols can be misused and they have been. The meaning of a symbol is dependent on the masses. Meaning that if many people understand an image to mean the same thing, then it becomes a symbol. Because of this there is risk of manipulation. The most famous example of abuse and misuse of a symbol is the swastika. Adolf Hitler took the Hindu symbol and turned it into something corrupt and malicious. Though the swastika is known as being a Hindu symbol it was (and probably still is) used by other spiritual/religious practices.

Images, like words and sound, affect our minds; which is why symbols are widely used in spiritual practices. What symbols do is they speak to our consciousness; specifically to the subconscious and through the eyes, using images, the knowledge within comes forth to the conscious mind, where it is understood and/or analyzed.