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Dream Characters Can Say “Yes” Or “No” To You

Dream characters are very personal to the dreamer; and, they have the ability to give or deny permission to the dreamer. The dream character is different than the person it resembles; but, I cannot be sure about what exactly a dream character is. It could be any of the following:

  • A portion of my psyche and cosmos.
  • A portion of dream’s subject’s psyche and cosmos. This is especially true when the dreamer is telepathic in nature.
  • A Qareen (according to Islam, Qareen is an entity that is born along with a human) or a Guardian Angel that is associated with that person or the dreamer.

I think that dream characters control most of the content of your dreams because it is them who are granting or denying allowance to interact with the dreamer—the dreamer also controls a portion of the dream. You must have read that I traveled with some speaker or politician in my dream; that I had sex with multiple lucid dream sex partners; and, that I had visions of the future about certain key figures. In all these cases, the permission to read into the dream content was granted by the dream characters. Not all dream characters say “Yes” and start connecting with me. And, when a dream character says “No”, then I cannot proceed with that dream character. This is totally important to notice! For instance, the same dream character that has given me permission to connect with him/her in one dream may refuse permission to interact during a different dream. The dream characters are really that bright, independent, real, and authentic!

So the next time if you find a dream character who is willing to do something special for you, just relax and enjoy all these unique moments.

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A Lucid Dream About Pakistan’s Watercraft

I had a very weird dream todayI had this one after another dream where I found out one of my spirit animals, the Grasshopper. I saw a bunch of kids who had found a couple of dwarves and who tried their best to hide them from anyone who might harm them. During the dream, I saw these kids running around; interacting with others; hiding in a moving vehicle of some sort; and, playing with their dwarf friends. The dwarves were very beautiful and their heads and perhaps their entire body kind of shone a bit. Pretty soon, their vehicleI think this was a large bus—came to a large bridge that was built over an enormous water body, perhaps a sea. Now, I could see the children eagerly peeking through the windows of this bus; I felt that I was with them and that I was also glancing through the windows although I couldn’t see myself at all. A grand sight beheld them (or us)! On both sides, as far as eyes could see, there were large boats and ships that had flags of Pakistan on them. During my dream, I could almost sense some of the people who were on water vessels. I scanned this scene more than once to make sure that my eyes weren’t lying to me. This stunning sight persisted; and, now I could almost hear some sounds that were associated with these vessels. I woke up after this!

As I rested in my bed, I thought about this particular dream. My first thought was if I were looking at military presence. I can’t be so sure about what kind of vessels I was looking at because I was checking these out from inside the bus. I should have willed myself to go near the vessels just like I did before in another dream. In this specific dream, I looked directly at a picture and willed myself to go into this image; this image changed into something like we observe in real life as soon as I entered this place. I didn’t think of doing this for these water vessels for some reason! Anyways, I looked this up on the web. And, I found this article, “Modernization of the Pakistan Navy Advances at High Speed“. What if this dream is referring to this reality! And, what if it is referring to something else like an upcoming war or some sort of military escalation!

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An Error That Lead To Murder

I had a funny dream today. I saw an error that lead to a murder. This is just a creative dream. I have actually forgotten some parts of it due to stress; but, I remember some parts. I have some stress in my life because I am slowly working to achieve three large projects. I really don’t know if this dream is true or not; but if it is, then don’t be surprised because I sometimes get dreams that actually come true. Okay! Let us check out my dream.

A family was driving towards some border of a country. The older son was driving. One of his family members had to get off because she was not going to this new place. The other family members kept yelling at this guy while he was on the phone. He eventually ended up complaining to them asking them to be quiet. So he drove through some very narrow roads; and, then he was very angry when he found out upon arrival that the border was now closed. He decided to drive back but he wanted to get to his destination. This time he placed his entire family inside a time traveling machine. The machine lifted off and it drove through the time warp. It would briefly come in touch with inanimate objects and bounce off them; but, it made no contact with other humans. They get off somewhere! There is a house and a bridge there. They look a bit different now almost like its a different family. Are these the progeny of the original family? Anyways, this family has two sons. One is younger and he runs around fast; he also exhibits healthy signs of independence despite being young. The second son has large shoulders with rather pointy bones. He is not that tall and yet he fights back pretty well! As the younger one runs on the bridge, a man catches him. This man has some sort of knife, which he uses on this child. The child screams in pain as blood rushes forward from his wounds; thus, his family runs towards him. One of his family members uses a weapon on this attacker and actually manages to hurt him almost chopping him in some places. The attacker now bleeds and cries for help. But, the older son hits him with his legs while ignoring his screams! The family is actually afraid that they are trapped with a murderer on a bridge and a place that they do not know about. There is no one around and they cannot reach out to the cops for help; they have been manipulated to do this in an attempt to escape. I strongly feel that this murder is somehow linked to the fact that the first family did not end up crossing the border on time. I recall there were some scenes in the middle, which would have shed some light into this matter; but, my dream recall is suffering a bit due to stress.

Now that I ponder further, my mind feels split. I feel that the murder is somehow caused due to the delay the driver suffered from. Yet another part of me is questioning if this is just a reminder that I need to start working on my mystery novel “Saryan“. I started writing this novel around 10 years ago; and, I couldn’t finish it due to the fact that I had zero classroom training in fiction writing. I wonder if my subconscious is just trying to remind me to finish the rest of my training so that I may be able to complete this novel!

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I Rode With My Knight

I had a breathtaking dream today! This one was very complicated in nature; since I was already stressed, I was able to catch only a smaller segment of the actual dream.

I rode with my Knight today as we tried to escape from a powerful mean King. The dream started in some old times where a Knight held me in his arms as we tried to escape on his horse from this ruthless King. The scenery changed quickly as the horse galloped furiously. I examined everything around me as I held the Knight so that I may not fall off from the horse. He managed to escape to a large area that was filled with foliage. Almost when we felt that we made it, the scene shifted to a different age. We were now trapped inside a large building. The Knight rode his horse inside this queer place as the rooms shifted deceptivelythis labyrinth felt alive. I could sense the urgency and fear that he felt as he directed the horse to move through changing scenes. Soon enough we were able to leave this scene; but, we were separated by the time warp. And, the outdoor setting where I had to walk alone repeated itself twiceonce for him and once for meas we tried to find each other. The night was dark and wet; the roads were filled with drug addicts and adventurous souls; and, there was a large black van near a building’s exit. Alone, I walked on the empty road to finally find the entrance that would eventually lead me back to him and our world.

I woke up to fully realize that I had fallen in love with the time portals, my incredibly smart dream characters, and horseback riding.

You know how some adults need to listen to interesting stories or sounds before they fall asleep! Well, my creative mind lets me do this while I am asleep as well. If you want to have a lucid dream like this, try building a fantasy before you fall asleep; drawing the characters or scenes as well as meditating on the idea also helps a lot.

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Use Of “White Helmets” Is A Distraction Tactic

I have offered my doubts and speculations about the Syrian humanitarian organization “White Helmets” twice before on my blog. Read blog posts “Why I Think White Helmets of Syria Are A Hoax” and “Syrian “White Helmets” Sounds like a Scam“.

In blog post “Why I Think White Helmets of Syria Are A Hoax”, I noticed that the actual number of volunteers for this group does not relate well to the population size of the opposition controlled Syrian areas, which is where this group functions.

According to Wikipedia’s article “ Demographics of Syria“, Syrian areas that are under the control of the opposition have a population of millions—it is not a small region at all. So why does this really large region has only around 3000 volunteers for the White Helmets? Think of things this way. Its war! Women, teenagers, and even seniors are going to attempt to find those who are injured. But, in the White Helmets’ footage we see mostly men conducting the rescue operations; also there are really less women who are participating, which is happening around the time when so many countries have females in their armies. Source: “Why I Think White Helmets of Syria Are A Hoax

Below is an updated version of the blog post “Syrian “White Helmets” Sounds like a Scam“. I had time to watch “The White Helmets” documentary (see Full Feature on YouTube) again so I ended up adding some more details.

  1. This group is from Syria where a very humongous conflict is taking place. But all the members of the “White Helmets” were wearing these very crazy-looking helmets and stylish uniform. Why? Why is it that the entire team has such expensive uniform? Rescue workers usually have less budget and thus their uniforms should be “so so”. Uniform is designed to bend minds, which is how perception and understanding can be distorted.
  2. There are only three members of the “White Helmets” who appeared to talk on the stage. Their names and occupations are Khalid Farah, Former Builder; Abu Omar, Former Blacksmith; and, Mohammad Farah, Former Tailor. We are looking at a builder, a blacksmith, and tailor. I don’t know what type of builder Khalid is; but, I do know that blacksmiths and tailors get paid really less. So are these really volunteers or paid members? Furthermore, why is there no “Former Doctor” or “Former Writer” in this group? I mean there are 3000 members; so for a Netflix movie, should they not have attempted to surprise us by showing members who are really brilliant and who originally belonged to occupations that are designed to protect humans. I mean it would make sense if doctors or writers decided to volunteer with “White Helmets”!
  3. After around 12 minutes have passed, we see an explosion. The explosion occurs; and, one person who is wearing clothing that has the same color as what White Helmets wear is caught on camera falling down. Within seconds, we see a large shadow near this person almost like someone is standing right next to him. Why is someone standing near this individual right after an explosion? If a member of the White Helmets group is standing near him, then that does not make any sense either. He should be running away for a while and hoping that the explosions will stop; then he should be running back and picking up the wounded. Also, around after 11 minutes from the start of the movie, we see some White Helmets run into an ambulance as an air raid takes place. Very briefly, the camera flashes on the face of one of the members and we can easily see how calm he really ishe is not even sweating. This is one strong reason why I feel that I am looking at fake footage! Furthermore, during this entire documentary that is around 30 minutes long, we see mostly the perspective of the White Helmets. They are working with victims of war; why did they not put these victims on the stage in an attempt to share their perspective? Also why is the movie too short, only around 30 minutes long? Is this movie revealing evidence or hiding it?
  4. There are no female “White Helmets” who appeared in this movie. Why? In the war zone, people need help. It should be very easy to find and film female rescue workers. Secondly, how is it always possible to rescue women from rubble without aid from other women? Sure! They are just carrying them around but rescue workers also have to provide some medical care. Do you think Syrian women would be comfortable receiving medical care from male rescue workers? In addition, I spent several minutes scanning three different scenes: one where the volunteers were sitting in the bus and going towards the Turkish training site; second scene is when the volunteers were eating at the training site; and, third scene is about the actual training room. Even after scanning these scenes twice, I could not find any women in the bus or the training center. I could see only men in all these three scenes. Guess what they are learning? They were learning about listening devices that can be used to locate people who are trapped under the rubble. Listening devices are relatively easy to use so women should be able to use these as well. But there are no women in this particular training room. This sounds “off” given that the “Black Helmets” are supported by both British and American organizationsthese countries usually showcase themselves as pro for women rights.
  5. The bus in which the “White Helmets” were being taken to the Turkish training site is branded. The drapes are yellow and there are yellow chair covers that have the Mercedes-Benz logo on it. This is totally out-of-place!
  6. One of the “White Helmets” commented that they have no real training in handling this all. Then why doesn’t this documentary show them cracking out, going “coo coo” while they are talking. It’s a documentary right! I have even read and seen how very strong military men break down like girls due to pressure from war. Why aren’t these men shown in such humiliating and truthful positions or stances? Why isn’t this documentary covering this particular aspect of rescue work. I mean it’s sounding way too neat!
  7. The “White Helmets” are shown driving over to Turkey. The vehicle was filled only with men. And there is no thorough discussion about how they are paying for food and gas.

What I am finding odd about this group is that it is being targeted by several Western organizations and that it was founded and funded by the Western organizations as well; some key regions that are operating inside Syria include France, Canada, US, and UK (Wikipedia article “Syrian civil war” and GlobeandMail’s article “What is Canada doing in Syria?“).  White Helmets were receiving fundings from US, which is the country that has also launched attacks on Syria. Apparently, America has a motive. Then Russia also targeted White Helmets attempting to portray them as fake, which was an attempt that was later refuted by some folks as a lie. See video “LIVE: Researchers share findings into activities of the ‘White Helmets’ in Syria at UN HQ” to learn the views of Maxim Grigoriev who is a member of the Russian Civic Chamber. But EUvsDisinfo’s post “Disinfo: White Helmets admit staging chemical attacks in Syria” shares that Maxim is using suspicious methods to communicate and all this is backed by the government of Russia. Apparently, there are too many articles and investigations out there in favour of and against a small group like White Helmets. This is how I know that they are all in there for themselves. For instance, Canada—a US ally in Syria—allowed Syrian refugees to come to Canada but they weren’t really treated like we were told in news. Read article “Canada’s hypocritical response to Trump’s anti-Muslim order” to learn the following grave news: Majority of the Syrian refugees were sponsored by Canadian charities, churches, and refugee-support groups; Canada detains undocumented child refugees; Canada screened refugees very strictly and excluded all single men after consulting with the US; and, several Syrians refugees are left in bad conditions so that they must use food banks or donations from charities in order to survive. Read article “Most Syrian refugees in Ottawa now rely on food banks“; and, you will learn that in Ottawa, the capital of Canada, most refugees are so poor that they need food banks to survive and a lot of them are unable to pay their rents. Canada is a country where sex trafficking is a hidden crime and where some landlords can get away with demanding sex in return for rental discounts. According to article “Young refugees face racism in schools, mostly from teachers” some Syrian students are being discriminated against in their schools. I have been living in Canada for around 20 years; and, I have faced lots of abuse and mistreatment from Canadians in academic organizations, companies, and private businesses as well as at personal level. I am very well-educated and I have amazing communication skills; even then, all this is still happening to me. What do you think is going to happen to the Syrians who already have PTSD or Stockholm Syndrome due to the war; who are too poor to pay for their rent and food; and, who have a language barrier and culture gap. I personally think that a lot of Syrian refugees are going to get sex trafficked or raped. I also think that some of these helpless folks are going to be gradually transformed into criminals since PTSD and Stockholm Syndrome both offer sufficient confusion that wrong people can use against the victims. Don’t believe me! Read article “Half of Canada’s prisoners were abused as children, McMaster study suggests“. Canada is not prepared to handle them at all! Furthermore, according to article “American-Russian Relations in Syria? Less Rosy Than Trump and Putin Claim” two major players of this war, US and Russia, are not only participating in the war but also collaborating with each other through phone calls and meetings. The article “Syria conflict: What do the US, Russia, Turkey and Iran want?” clearly states that US is supporting moderate rebels and telling the world that they are after ISIS and IS. However, one must notice that US also created and funded the Taliban during the Soviet-Afghan war. Thus, it has become apparent to me that they are all in it for themselves. If you were to read some of the articles I mentioned in this paragraph, you will notice the same line of logic. I mean what exactly are these countries doing in Syria for so many years! According to the article “Syria conflict: What do the US, Russia, Turkey and Iran want?”  US has lead a coalition of almost 60 countries since 2014. Horrific! This is a disproportionate response to the actual situation at hand.

While so many things are going on in Syria, we are constantly being raided by confusing stories about the White Helmets—even Netflix is participating in this. I personally think that the White Helmets is an organization that was created simply to distract and appease those who were genuinely worried about the Syrian war. Come to think about it! The only time I have seen them is through online articles and videos, which can be easily faked nowadays.

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Lucid Dream About Twins

I had this dream yesterday; I actually attempted talking to a pregnant woman’s unborn twins. During the day, I wished a lot that I could connect with the babies simply because they were sleeping and not kicking when I was trying to talk to them. When I slept that night, I had a dream about her babies!

In this dream, I was sleeping in the meadows; beautiful greenery encompassed me. I couldn’t see myself fully; however, I could see my head and face. Also, I couldn’t tell what exactly I was wearing. I could only realize that I was resting in the greenery. Then a young woman came running from the left; she was on a land higher than where I was. She peeked at me, smiled, and said hello. She was wearing a very beautiful plain pink dress that covered her entirely. I looked at her and smiled. As soon as I noticed her, she walked away towards a nearby tree. Soon, another woman who was identical to this woman came running towards her. She went directly to the tree under which she was standing and held her arm. The second woman was wearing the exact same dress and was built just like the first woman. Both women were now staring at the sky; I noticed that and started looking at the sky as well. I was stunned at the sight that met my eyes! The sky was filled with really beautiful angels. I almost forgot how exactly they looked when I woke up. But, I still remember that they almost seemed like clouds but had distinct figures ; they were super-alert; some of them seemed playful; and, all of them were standing in a queue almost like they were participating in some sort of ritual.  One of the angels⁠—a very adorable one⁠—was holding his/her palm open. He/she was standing near the moon and holding his/her open palm up so that I may be able to see what was in it. There were two babies sitting in his/her palm. The angel was smiling while his head was slightly bent as if he/she was listening to the babies; and, I felt he/she wanted me to see this. Another angel was standing guard right next to this one. The rest of the angels were serenading the entire sky! I also had a brief look at the moon; most of the time my gaze was set on angels and babies. The babies looked very small, playful, aware, and fragile. I looked at them longingly for some while!

The scenery of this lucid dream was really breathtaking. Where I was resting, everything was green. Then there was a portion of the scene that was yellowish or orangish. The tree under which both women stood had vibrant green colors. And, the sky was dark but had white halos and outlines; even the moon had an eerie greyish-blue radiance.

I loved how relaxed I felt throughout the dream, which means angelic presence. This friend of mine prays to God for assistance; so I am thinking that I was actually visited by mine and hers Guardian Angels who conveyed that the babies are doing well. This feels better than a vacation worth more than a million dollars!

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I created my image (the one who is resting in the meadows) as if I were wearing one of my Khaadi dresses. In the dream, I couldn’t see what exactly I was wearing though. I could not even see myself. I could only realize that I was resting in the greenery.

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I Dreamt Of A Baby Girl

I had an interesting dream some days ago. In this dream, someone was holding a baby girl in his lap. I could not see who this person was although I could feel that this was a male. I could clearly see the baby girl! She was just an infant and had really beautiful features. She was very peaceful; and, it felt like she was smiling at me.

Here are a couple of interpretations:

  • Two of my friends (two different families) are expecting children. What if one of these kids is supposed to be a girl!
  • According to Auntyflo dreams of baby girl indicate relaxation and peace. This makes sense to me because I was very happy during and after this dream.
  • According to Dream Moods babies represent pure and vulnerable part of the self. So basically I saw my reflection. Learn about the ENFP child.

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Types of Intelligence That I Demonstrate

Once a Psychology professor from University of Toronto told me that there are many different types of IQs and IQ tests don’t focus on all of these. For example, in my case, I have high levels of stereodepth vision and I also receive precognitive and historic lucid dreams.

So get ready with pen and paper! We are going to do a short activity right now. We are going to review different kinds of intelligence; write down which ones you are capable of executing and improving.

Check out the video “9 Types of Intelligence“; its by YouTube user Psych2Go. This video mentions the following types of intelligence:

Naturalistic Intelligence: I have high levels of stereodepth visions, which helps me observe my environment keenly. I have learned how to sharpen this vision by engaging in lucid dreams.

Musical Intelligence: I am pretty fast at Mathematics. I am learning how to play guitar during my spare time. I can play music and songs during my lucid dreams as well. And, I write and perform poetry; poetry is a type of music because I hear it play inside my mind in form of tunes and images.

Logical Mathematical Intelligence: Mathematics comes easily to me. I have received Honours in Mathematics from University of Toronto. When I study this subject, I feel very relaxed almost like I am playing music.

Existential Intelligence: I completed my Philosophy Minor from University of Toronto. I did this for fun! However, I was mildly surprised when the University of Toronto’s Philosophy department invited me to nominate a professor. They called me due to my high marks⁠—do you know that I used to question all my teachers for hours and they totally loved that about me. I chose to become a poet and a creative writer because this way I can think and even try working on problems that don’t have solid solutions.

Interpersonal Intelligence: I have high Empathy, which is a type of Extrasensory Perception; due to higher Empathy, I experience Telepathy. I am also an ENFP; ENFPs are the basis of any given organization due to their strong interpersonal skills. I love acting in front of my mirror; and, I make sure to take rest in order to manage my fatigue.

Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence: I love dancing; I love exercising especially yoga; and, I love learning Martial Arts. So far, I have one year of training in Taekwondo and Karate. I have 13 relevant apps installed on my cellphone, which I use one by one when I am working out.

Linguistic Intelligence: I don’t use challenging words on this blog on purpose because I know that most people won’t be able to read these. This is an indication of linguistic intelligence. I reserve my linguistic adventures for some of my poems and all the harder stuff like reports and essays.

Intra-Personal Intelligence: I sometimes use lucid dreams to convey how I feel. This is an example of higher intra-personal intelligence. I like offering free counseling to whoever needs it; some of my blog posts have very helpful information on counseling and trauma relief. Helping someone think differently is a gift! This is why I am running a Facebook group for abused women, “Forgotten Femmes“. I also have some training in Suicide Intervention. I use this training whenever I need to. I have attempted to save some people online this way.

Saying all this, I am still imperfect like all other humans. For instance, my room is pretty messy and it remains messy no matter how hard I try. Everyone else has cleaner rooms. This links into higher creativity, of course; but, it is still imperfection at play. You know what I mean!  According to Brene Brown, imperfection is the source of creativity, joy, courage, and breakthroughs. See her video The Gifts of Imperfection: Living With Courage, Compassion, and Connection.

So what about you? Do this activity and then learn how to dream. You will get better dreams this way!

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Poetry Is A Critical Part of Activism

Today I am thinking back to how my adventures in the world of Poetry and Poets actually started. Several years ago while I was studying at the University of Toronto, I was discriminated against a lot—the hints were usually subtle and indirect and sometimes direct! I didn’t know what to do so I prayed to God. Pretty soon, I was able to write poetry.  This still surprises me a lot because up till today I have completed only one serious university course in English Literature. I think the fact that I am related to some very creative people including poets and musicians is also tying into this but only to some extentI am a Rajput by birth. I strongly feel that my poetry is related to my prayers. Read “How I Started Writing Poetry“.

I waited years and years for great teachers and prepared for years and years. I studied Philosophy at the university since this subject teaches how to ask questions and use logic and emotions while activating deep thinkingI was one of the top students in my Philosophy classes. In Nov 2017, I had a lucid dream during which I met Dr. Craig Considine who is an American Professor and Activist; he works on Interfaith projects trying to connect the Christians and Muslims. I met Dr. Craig in Nov 2018 at an Interfaith event; and, I am still in the process of studying his works. I came across Journalist and Activist CJ Werleman while I was reviewing Craig’s Twitter account. I had a great feeling about CJ Werleman when I thought about him and his works; and, I also had a good lucid dream about him. So I connected with him as well and started reading his works in detail. Gradually, I was able to see through some of their teachings properly. Thus, I was able to continue working on one of my older projects, “poetry dedicated to human rights issues”. I was actually pursuing this project when I paused this project for years so that I may get involved in deeper thinking and analysis, which will eventually help me move this project forward.

Today, occupied Jammu and Kashmir is being abused by India; thus, I feel compelled to write this post. I feel its my destiny to speak out! One of my ancestors who was a Medical Doctor earned Sword of Honour for his services during the WWII. Also he was captured by the Nazis and later released alive. Oh! I heard that he could also write poetry! So obviously, the need to work on Human Rights is in my blood! Furthermore, one of my distant relativesI have never met him but only heard about him—belongs to Lollywood (Pakistani cinema) and Bollywood (Indian cinema). I don’t bring up his name on purpose because I don’t want to be linked to such singers and poets. Read “Why I Would Not Sell Any Of My Work To Lollywood Or Bollywood“. Bollywood is silent over this issue although some actors discuss the beauty of Jammu and Kashmir. Read “Sonam Kapoor Trolled For Saying It’s “Better To Be Quiet” On Kashmir Conflict. Defends Comment Anyway!” and “Bollywood movies shot in Jammu and Kashmir“; also watch YouTube video “How is Bollywood related to the Kashmir dispute?”. I thought about what was going on here. You see Bollywoodand also Lollywoodhave a lot of very lame stories that they can easily sell because they have some great poets and singers at their end. Songs are their secret ingredient! I am calling songs a secret ingredient because human brain cannot fight back poetry. According to “The Human Brain Is Hardwired for Poetry” poetry increases stimulation of mind and sense of mental reward while challenging the existing mindset.

Thus, it has become clear to me that sociological norms and stereotypes, which are basis of racism and war, can easily be challenged through poetry. So that was the real answer given to me by God through my prayers! Therefore, I have decided to continue using poetry for activismI am currently working on a poem about occupied Jammu and Kashmir for my first book “Intertwined“. Human Rights Activists have a very valuable weapon in the form of poetry. You know the secret ingredient behind the freedom of Pakistan was a poet named “Allama Iqbal“.  And, he is still considered an Indian icon; see article “Why Pakistan’s spiritual father Allama Iqbal will remain an Indian icon“. But do you know that he is a Kashmiri by birth?

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Managing Yourself During Coronavirus Outbreak: Overcome Fear

COVID-19 outbreak is causing fear among people; and, I think that given the fast pace of our society, most of us don’t know what fear really means and how to properly manage it. Fear occurs when you are faced with uncertainty.  It can be pointing to a fact or it may not be pointing to a reality. Either way fear provides valuable information. There are many ways of coping with your fear. Here are some helpful tips:

  • Alter your perception of your fear since fear is something that can be changed into a strength.
  • Nail evidence if facts are causing fear and react to manage. If facts are not causing fear, then meditate on the present moments in order to reconnect with reality.
  • Ground yourself by using a variety of methods such as finishing a large project in smaller chunks or throwing a dance party in your room.
  • Be grateful of what you have. Create a Gratitude List. Read article, “How to Make a Gratitude List“.
  • Repeat mantras that interest you. There are all sorts of mantras out there such as mantras for fear, depression, stress, anxiety, and mindset.
  • Prevent overwhelming thoughts by using coping strategies like postponing unnecessary things, meditating, and leaning on friends. See article, “10 Ways to Stop Feeling Overworked and Overwhelmed“.

As you learn how to manage your fear, learn to pace yourself properly. Do not try to perform a lot of these strategies because this way your attempts will be ineffective in nature. Just go slow and modify your usual work routine with methods that actually attract your attention.

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