Dreams about Water..

glass sphere on waterSeeing water in your dream symbolizes your emotional aspect. It can mean emotional breakdown, turmoil, fears or anxiety. On the contrary, it may also indicate revitalization, refreshment or emotional healing depending on the dream and your state of mind in that dream.

  • Dirty or muddy water: If you see dirty or muddy water in your dream, it shows that your mind is engrossed by negative emotions. You need to cleanse your mind and break through negativity.
  • Calm and clear water: This shows harmony and peace in your relationships as well as your emotions.
  • Boiling water: To see boiling water in a dream represents the emotional turmoil steaming inside you. You need to unleash the stress and take a breather.
  • Floods or Tsunami: If you are feeling overwhelmed by your emotions, you see yourself drowning or getting carried away by floods. Your emotions are out of your control and you are feeling restless about it.
  • Walking or Surfing on water: To see yourself surfing or walking on water represents your control over your emotions. It also symbolizes power, self-constraint and willpower.
  •  Hearing the sound of flowing water: If you hear the sound of running water, you are reflecting your emotions really well. It depicts awareness, meditation and understanding.
  • Waterfalls or Fountains: Seeing waterfalls or fountains in your dream represent rejuvenation and revitalization. You are ready to let go off negative feelings and going to start afresh.
  • Rivers: Rivers represent your state of mind through your journey of life. If it is flowing smoothly, it represents you are overcoming your negative emotions and going ahead effortlessly. But if it is flooding, it depicts your lack of control and turbulent emotions.
  • Diving in water: Diving represents self-exploration. You are trying to explore your thoughts, your mistakes, your weaknesses, etc.
  • Swimming: If you are swimming in your dream, you are looking out for ways and means of relaxation. You may have gone through a rough phase recently and now you want to relax and rejuvenate.

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Gratitude is Bliss..

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Think about the time when you were short of money and you were praying to God for more. But did you thank God when you had enough money to pay your bills, buy your grocery stuff and new clothes for your birthday? Think about the time when you were frantically searching for a job and praying to God to make your plans work. But did you thank God when you completed your graduation successfully? Think about the time when you were praying to God for a rendezvous with your life partner. But did you thank God when your parents were taking care of you since the day you were born?
We forget thanking God when everything is going off without a hitch rather we complain that life seems so monotonous. But when we encounter difficulties, we get restless and start praying to God that everything falls into place. If we have thanked God in the first place, then we wouldn’t have come across such situations. Gratitude is not a one-time activity; it should be inculcated as a habit. If you want to practice gratitude, you can follow some steps-
1) Start your day with thanking God the moment you wake up. Firstly, thank Him that you are alive and feeling fresh. Say thanks for a good sleep. Say thanks for blessing you with a new day which can bring a lot of surprises for you.
2) When you see the sun shining, say thanks for the dazzling sunshine. Say thanks for the birds that are chirping to make you feel the freshness of the morning. Thank your mom for serving you breakfast and tea.
3) Before you have the first meal of the day, think about the various people who were involved in the process of delivering the meal to you, the farmers that sowed and reaped the crops, and the people who transferred it to stores, your mom who cooked it for you. While you eat, feel the energy it is giving to your body and the taste which is blending in your mouth. So whenever you eat or drink something, thank God for the nourishment it is providing you.
4) Think about all your body parts that are functioning properly. Your eyes that enable you to see the world and behold its beauty, your nose which makes you smell the earth after the rain, your legs that help you walk and dance, your ears that can listen to a soothing piece of music, your arms and hands that help you hug people, your heart that feels emotions, your fully functioning organs, sense of touch, almost everything in your body that makes you feel alive and healthy.
5) Whenever you are paying any bills or receiving your pay checks, say thanks for the money you are spending or receiving. Feel yourself luckier than any other person who cannot afford that.
6) While walking down the street, if you see poor people begging or sitting on the walkaway, say thanks to God for your wonderful home, a comfortable bed and for all the gadgets that are making your life easier.
7) If you are facing problems and complaining to your family or friends about those, firstly thank God for bestowing you with such people to share your feelings.
8) You should say thanks for the means of transport that help you to reach office and also make you travel around the world.
9) Instead of complaining about your job, think about the opportunities it is offering you to spring up. There are people who are jobless and badly need a job. Say thanks for whatever you have got.
10) Before going to sleep, think about the best thing that happened to you during the day and thank God for that thing.

Always remember, whenever you thank God for whatever you have got, you will be rewarded with more. Your every complaint will invite circumstances which will make you complain more. So, try to diffuse gratitude into your nerves and each and every cell of your body and be ready to witness wonders.

Dreams about Babies..

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Dreams about babies symbolize creation of new ideas, plans and beginnings. You may be aware of those plans in the real life or not, that depends on whether you recognize the baby. If you can recall that baby, it means the plan is already in your mind but you haven’t executed it yet. If the baby is not familiar to you, it means you need to concentrate on your thoughts more carefully. If you are holding your own baby, it represents that you are the one who is the creator of that plan. On the contrary, if the baby belongs to someone else, it means you are being influenced by someone or something you have read or seen in a movie. Apart from this, women who are pregnant in real life are also likely to see such dreams.

  • Smiling baby– To see a smiling baby in your dream shows that you are grateful for what you have got in your life and you do not ask for more.
  • Crying baby– If you see a crying baby in your dream, it means that you are lacking attention and care in your real life. You may not be able to achieve you ambitions and feeling helpless about that.
  • Dancing baby– A dream about a dancing baby symbolizes some upcoming opportunities that are knocking on your door. You should be brave enough to take the leap and progress towards your goals.
  • Starving baby– If you see a starving baby, it means you are being dependent on others for your happiness. It indicates your need to be nurtured and cared for.
  • Giving birth to a baby– To see yourself giving birth to a baby represents that you are giving birth to a new idea or plan.
  • Sleeping baby– A sleeping baby signifies your right decisions. You are feeling carefree, confident and moving in the right direction in order to fulfil your dreams.
  • Killing a baby– If you are killing a baby in your dream, it means you are revoking some plan. You may have found alternative options for a problem or gave up on your goals recently.
  • Dead baby– Dreaming about a dead baby indicates that you have overcome some attribute that was holding you back. It marks an end to a certain feeling or belief.

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Dreams about Snakes!

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The moment we hear the word Snake, feelings like fear, nervousness and anxiety spring to our mind. Dreams about snakes are common among children and young people. Seeing a snake in your dream signals you about the upcoming problems in your life. There may be some hidden threats that you are overlooking. It also symbolizes any treacherous person in your life who is constantly trying to harm you but has not caught your attention yet. There is also a sexual aspect related to snake dreams which depicts your unfulfilled sexual desires.
Snake changing skin– To dream of a snake changing skin indicates forthcoming changes in your life. These changes may be related to your career, your personal relationships or recovery from any health problem.
Snake in your bed– Snake in your bed indicates fears related to sex, commitment and intimacy.
Bitten by a snake– To see yourself being bitten by a snake warns you about the possible threats or problems in your life. Seeing someone else being bitten by a snake indicates that someone close to you can face such problems.
Snake dancing– Seeing a snake dancing in your dream has a positive aspect. It shows you some opportunity to move towards change. You need to be more flexible because you have no idea how great this transformation can turn out to be.
Snake with more than one head– If you see a snake with two or more heads, it depicts your state of confusion in case of any problem. You may be pulled in different directions in order to find the solution to your problem.
Eating a snake– To see yourself eating a snake depicts you are demanding fulfillment of sexual desires and you are visualizing too much about that.
A dead snake– To see a dead snake in your dream symbolizes the end of any problem or threat.

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Dreams about Flying..

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Flying in dreams is really a common phenomenon. It represents a sense of freedom, success or getting out of a difficult situation in waking life. It also depicts release of tensions related to your career or your personal life. It may be possible you were feeling restricted for a long time and now is the time to relax and rejuvenate. If you are feeling excited while flying and enjoying the view from the top, it means you have successfully escaped a difficult situation in real life and you are feeling relieved about that. It may be possible that you have left a terrible job recently or you got out of a relationship failure. If you are facing too many obstacles while flying, like bad weather conditions or the hurdles in your path, it means you may get discouraged if you are lacking power to control the situations but you have to fight your problems fearlessly.
Flying just above the ground– It means you are handling your day-to-day really easily and everything is going on smoothly.
Flying backwards–  It represents that you are feeling nostalgic and you want to go back and relive your old days that were filled with happiness.
Flying with someone– If you see yourself accompanied by someone while flying, it means that you need that person in order to come out of any difficult situation going on in your life or someone is supporting you to overcome difficult circumstances.
Flying with wings– Wings depict a sense of protectiveness. You may seem confident enough to handle your problems and can tackle every difficult situation with an ease.

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Its a Break-UP not a Break-DOWN!!

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Losing a person whom you think was your life is the most tormenting feeling ever. But a break up should not be able to break you down. It is meant to bring those things that were missing in your life. Push yourself to new heights and make yourself a better person so that no one dares to reject you. Stop cursing the one who hurt you, stop thinking they are doing wrong, stop forcing them to stay in your life. Let them do what makes them happy and you find something that makes you happy. Forgive those who have hurt you, it will give you immense peace.

Feeling suicidal at such a time is quite common. Try to perceive that this situation is just a temporary reason of your sadness, but don’t let it result into a permanent destruction by ending up your life. Take time to think before taking a step which can’t be undone.

You need to understand that it is just an end of a relationship, a relationship which was not giving the desired happiness to you. And for anything that sucks the happiness out of you needs to be set free. You have to find reasons to be happy no matter how small they are.  It may be the early morning hot tea served to you by your mom, or your favourite song playing on the radio that makes your day. You may have lots of beautiful memories associated with your relation that are making you feel nostalgic all the time. Just thank God for giving those memories to you and you will be rewarded with some more. Show gratitude for every single thing that is going according to your wish and leave the rest. You have a loving family, a couple of friends who support you and lots of surprises that life has planned for you. Think about the positive outcomes of this relationship failure. You can travel the world if you were feeling restricted earlier. You can study whatever interests you the most if you had lack of time earlier. Learn how to play piano, bring a new pet in your house, play tennis, work for an orphanage, enrol yourself for salsa classes, and just try to keep yourself busy.  

Do something to make someone smile daily. Try to love the new you. Have faith in God’s plans and keep on spreading smiles because they will come back to you. 🙂

Hate your job? Quit now

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If you don’t like your job, QUIT!! If you don’t, you will be working for someone to make his dream a reality instead of living yours. I have seen people working and cursing their job at the same time. I was also one of them at some point of life. Just because you have already wasted a lot of time in that field doesn’t mean that you have to waste your rest of life too. What is the use of earning money if it’s not giving the happiness to you? Just take time to explore yourself, find out what you love doing and go for it! Don’t think whether you will be successful in it or not. But if you don’t give it a try, you are going to regret it for your whole life. Fear of failure is the biggest fear that people suffer from. They forget about the satisfaction they could get if they overcome that fear.

When I quit my job, people used to ask me, “What do you want to be?”

I smiled and said,” I just want to be HAPPY!”

And now I have realized that spending late night hours in office, listening to a person whom you curse at his back, staying away from your loved ones to show you are really working hard; all these things couldn’t help me in achieving what I wanted to. The reason why not many people are able to take such a bold step is that they don’t want to come out of their comfort zone. They are not satisfied with what they are doing but still they are not making efforts to make their dreams come true. I always believe that dreaming is not enough, if you want to make them come true you have to wake up!

You may face difficulties initially. There will be a bunch of options before you. You just have to choose what interests you the most. You may see your friends or colleagues making a progress in their field when you are still struggling in a new field. That is perfectly fine; they will be still stuck at hating their job while you will laugh at them one day.

So take risks and accomplish your dreams, because “When we stop taking risks, we stop living life!!”

Sun Gazing continued…

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The first day after the vacations was the most distressing day for all the children. Tia and I managed to come early and occupy our seats together. Ritika was my first cousin but still I spent maximum time in school with Tia. Ritika had no best friend in the class but she got along with everyone very well.

I used to curse Ritika in every exam season, not because my mom made her to study with me but because she repeated the same mistakes all over again.

“I have completed the article on Brain Drain. Can you check it now?” asked Ritika in a polite tone.

“I don’t have any other option!” I replied bluntly.

The sloppy alphabets, distorted words and irregular spacing between characters had already triggered my nerves. Grammatical mistakes and incorrect spellings agitated me more. I didn’t think about anything and I slapped her. She didn’t say a word. Sometimes we don’t realise how our hasty actions could make us repent later.

It was the final exam day. I grabbed my bag, skipped my breakfast and rushed to board the school bus. I remember our invigilator, Mrs. Johnson who wouldn’t let anyone to concentrate on his exam.

“God is watching you. The extra marks that you score with the help of cheating won’t help you in future. Honesty is the best policy,” she was muttering on and on in her shrilling voice and everyone was so engrossed in writing the exam like the world is going to end soon.

I was feeling extremely drowsy and suddenly everything blacked out in front of my eyes. I started leaning towards the floor and called the teacher in my fading voice. I could see Ritika running towards me and Tia busy with her exam without any pause, even after seeing my condition. Eventually I collapsed on the floor.

“Ankita, are you alright?” I could hear Ritika’s worried voice. I saw a bunch of people surrounding me. The dispensary doctor was holding a glass of glucose water, teacher with a packet of biscuits, and Ritika holding my hand; the same hand that had slapped her a day before. My eyes were searching for Tia who was not there. I gulped the glucose water in a single swig and made my way to the examination hall again. Ritika and I were given some extra time to complete the exam. While writing the exam, I was preoccupied with only one thought- no matter how much I would score in this exam; I had already failed in discerning people.

Sun Gazing..

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It was not for the first time that I was making this sacrifice of giving my four accumulated chocolates to my brother. Raghav had the habit of clearing his stock of chocolates on a daily basis. On the other hand, I inherited the characteristics of saving everything from my father. So the deal was final, he would drop me on his Scooty to Tia’s place.

 We used to wait for these monthly visits at each other’s place. It started with a different board game every time. Sometimes I used to wonder, how many games she actually had at her home. I had already tried my hand at monopoly, where we used to trade cities for that plastic coated fake currency; Straw construction, where we created various models by using straws and connectors; and Jigsaw puzzles of different animals and birds.

“Ankita, take one more piece beta,” her mom said, offering a freshly baked chocolate walnut cake cut into perfect triangular pieces. This was the part I enjoyed the most, being treated with some of the most delicious delicacies. After having our lunch, we placed our chairs in the balcony. Her mom came and kept two large mugs of cold coffee with evening snacks on the small table in front of us.

“Have you started doing the holidays homework?” asked Tia, with eyes strongly anticipating a no from my side.

“No, not yet,” my eyes still stuck at the chocolate sauce topping on the coffee. She breathed a sigh of relief with that. Although we were called as best friends in class but no one could deny the fact that I was her biggest competitor in terms of performance in academics.

I could sense the aroma of coffee funnelling up my nose with every sip and there we were sitting and gazing at the glorious sunset with our discussions about vacation trips. And then I realised that the day was worth spending those four chocolates on my brother.

Window Seat!!

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I believe that travelling provides an insight into your life. Looking  through the window while travelling  and getting engrossed in thoughts, it’s just normal human behavior. Some of the common things most of the people think while gazing through the window at the world outside are:
1) Observing random people on the way and visualizing what they have gone through in their life.
2) Pondering over the mistakes you have done in your past. You realize that the things that troubled you a few years ago, don’t even matter now. You can feel much more mature after experiencing those situations.
3) You may think about something you shouldn’t have said out of anger. Also, there are some moments when we need to speak up but we hold back and  regret it later.
4) Thinking about how your life will be after a few years.
5) In the end, you think that why you are thinking too much? Is there someone else too who thinks like you?