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Until I Met Him

Until I Met Him

8 mins

"My life was good enough. I was happy with my loving husband Debarth and my 3 years old twins sons. Everything was going very well until I met him.” Samayra told Nehakshi.

On 3rd April, 2016 Aryaman came to Samayra’s office for an interview as her assistant. He was a solemn, intense, idealistic man and also ideal for Samayra’s “assistant” job. When Samayra saw Aryaman for the first time he was wearing a formal slim-fit green shirt, with a tight fit khaki chinos. Samayra couldn’t take off her eyes from Aryaman. After having done with the interview Samayra learned that Aryaman was also an artist and worked in a gallery where Samayra had worked before.

After one month, suddenly Aryaman came into Samayra’s office and asked “Hey sam, wanna join me today at my art exhibition?”

“yes,” Samayra replied. Samayra didn’t think twice and suddenly that 'yes' came out in a flow from her like it had to be that. Aryaman was looking at her confusingly when Samayra gave a thought to her reply and realized that ‘why she said ‘yes’ like this?’ 

“sorry, I was thinking something else… and you suddenly came to me … what were you asking?” somehow Samayra saved herself for that response and turned the conversation in a different way. Aryaman remained still silent that time, his face looked blank. 

“arya… are you alright?” Samayra asked. Aryaman got startled when he heard Samayra’s voice again.

“yeah, yeahh, I’m fine, by the way, Why am I here?”Aryaman asked Samayra. Samayra astounded seeing, Aryaman failed to recall the reason behind his appearance to her. 

“Nothing, I called you for some work, but it’s completed so…” Samayra said.

“Okay, then bye” Aryaman said and left the cabin. Samayra was shocked, that he so easily believed her. Later that day, she went home and spent a really great time with her family.

One day, at night Samayra woke up from sleep, having a dream about Aryaman. She dreamed that she and Aryaman was going somewhere by palanquin. Two months passed, and in these two months Samayra saw several dreams about Aryaman. She became frustrated. Samayra couldn’t talk to Aryaman about her feelings because he was her assistant, who was working under her and most importantly she was married and still those thoughts were disturbing her, that why she was feeling guilty.

On the going month, there was a promotion program. And Samyra was going to announce the promotions.

“Hello everyone, I am Samayra Mehta, the HR manager of this company and today I’m going to announce the names of those who are getting the promotions this……..” during the announcement Samayra became unconscious and was falling on the stage but Mindy her colleague and good friend, rushed to hold her. In the meantime, Aryaman reached on the stage and picked Samayra up.

Mindy and Aryaman took her to the rest room. Mindy was trying to regain Samayra’s consciousness. Aryaman was waiting outside. Samayra became conscious but she was feeling very tired, that she fell asleep again. 

“What happened to Samayra? Is she okay? Has she regained her consciousness or not?” Aryaman was asking several questions to Mindy, while she came out the room.

“Yeah she is fine. She is sleeping now. I told her before not to take this responsibility of announcing promotions. But she is very arrogant you know, in this stage, taking stress is not good” Mindy said. Aryaman looked at Mindy confusingly. 

“what stage?” Aryaman asked.

“in pregnancy ! I mean she is pregnant of one month…stress is not good for her and her baby’s health” Mindy said to Aryaman. Aryaman was surprised and became silent. In the meantime Samayra’s husband came and “how is she now?” Debarth asked Mindy.

“She is fine and just sleeping now" Mindy said to Devarth.

“she is pregnant you know…I told her not to take stress, but she is 'she' ” Devarth said.

Devarth suddenly noticed Aryaman "hey, you are samayra's assistant right?" "Yes, sir" Devarth and Aryaman shook hands, while Samayra woke up from sleep seeing a dream , that she was running, holding a knife. Mindy and Devarth rushed into the room and gave her water. Aryaman was watching, that Devarth kissed her in the forehead, Samayra noticed that Aryaman was watching her. After sometime, Devarth left and Mindy took Samayra to her office, “thank you so much Mindy…you did a lot” Samayra said.

“You are such an arrogant lady...very bad…now you take rest and I’ll bring you some coffee” Mindy said and left.

Samayra decided to consult a psychologist. Then she met Nehakshi. She told her everything about Aryaman, her weird dreams. Samayra was very depressed, which she shouldn’t be because she was pregnant. Nehakshi couldn’t give her pills for hypertension or depression because that would be unhealthy for baby’s health. So Nehakshi chose hypnotherapy for Samayra. Hypnotherapy is very effective and harmless for any patient. Hypnosis is more effective during pregnancy, it tend to have stronger bonds with their infants and also safe.

On 10th of October, 2016 Nehakshi started her hypnotherapy to Samayra. Samayra lied down on the sofa and closed her eyes. Nehakshi was trying to relax her.

“you are in a good place , something good is going to happen to you, relax your mind , relax your body, relax your facial bones, and concentrate on my words” Nehakshi was continuously saying those, until she fell into a deep trance state.

 “ Samayra now I’m going to count 10 to 1 and when I say 1 you will be totally in your deep sleep….ten, nine, eight……two, one”.

Samayra was in her deep trance state. After 40 seconds, Nehakshi decided to ask her something.

“Samayra, can you hear me?” 

“yes” Samayra replied.

“What are you seeing? Where are you now?” Nehakshi asked.

“I see a lane, it’s kind of dirty…” Samayra said. Nehakshi was surprised that Samayra should have thought about her dreams or feeling about Aryaman but what was she supposed to establish by seeing a lane? Still Nehakshi told her to go on.

“ I see people… people running here and there….some people have hammers and sickles in their hand… houses are burning, blood….everywhere there is blood…..Children are crying…” by Samayra’s answers Nehakshi was totally surprised. Nehakshi had read about reincarnation but had never believed in that. She had have lot of peculiar cases but something like this, never, ever happened to her. Nehakshi asked her next question and Samayra's reply gave goose bumps in her whole body.

“Can you tell me the year Samayra?” nehakshi asked,

“It’s 1932 ” after hearing this Nehakshi couldn’t believe her ears. She never ever thought that she had to face such type of case on which she never believed. Nehakshi told Samayra to go on.

“can you tell me the name of the place, look around, try to find out” Nehakshi asked 

“mum..Mumbai….Mumbai it is” Samayra answered.

“Tell me about yourself, look at yourself, what is your name? Tell me what are you wearing?” Nehakshi asked,

“I don’t know my name, I’m wearing a salwar, I.....I have a knife in my hand?!…yess I have a knife in my hand …may be I’m finding someone…”Samayra replied.

“look around properly can you see someone from your present life?” Nehakshi asked.

“People around me are very aggressive... someone is saving me from them... she is calling my name…fa…fatima..my name is Fatima...those people are trying to kill me…” Samantha replied 

“why are they trying to kill you?” Nehakshi asked

“because I am a muslim....” Nehakshi understood the scenario. Samayra was born in 1932 and when she was around 25, a massive riot took place in Bombay. Everything was very much lurid to Nehakshi.

“do you know the girl from your this life? Look at her carefully, look into her eyes” Nehakshi asked.

“her name is laali … yes..I recognise her.…. she is Mindy…yes she is Mindy…” Samayra said.

“good, what else can you see ,tell me” Nehakshi said ,

“laali is saving me from those men," suddenly samayra became keyed, "no…..no…. they are killing laali …no don’t…. leave her please leave her..” Samayra started to blubber. Nehakshi told her to calm down. After few seconds, Samayra spoke.

“laali is dead, they killed..... I am running…..I am running with someone…..he is holding my hand”Samayra said.

"Do you have the knife in your hand? " Nehakshi asked, "yes" Samayra replied. Nehakshi understood the relevance of her dreams.

“try to see who is he? Do you know him? Look at him closely…” Nehakshi asked,

“it’s Aryaman….yes, he is Aryaman…." Samayra sure herself, "he is saving me from the fire in the house...” she includes.

“What is his name?” Nehakshi asked,

“his name is Zoravar….he loves me……but I loved someone who is dead in a massacre” Samayra answered. Nehakshi told her to go on.

“he is saving me from killings…. A huge bomb blast took place….” Samayra said and became silent. 30 seconds passed she didn’t talk. Nehakshi asked her “Samayra, what are you seeing?” she didn't reply. 10 minutes passed, samayra exhaled deeply.

"Are you alright?" Nehakshi asked.

 “I am dead now, I’m floating…Zoravar is also dead… many people have died….i am floating….now I am in a peacefull place.” Samayra said. 

“okay, you can rest now. You lived that life. And now you are born as Samayra. Tell me who you are?” Nehakshi asked,

“I am Samayra.” Samayra answered.

“Good. You have a husband and two children, and you are pregnant again, you know this right?” nehakshi asked,

“Yes, I know, I have a husband his name is Devarth, two childrens, and I am going to be mother again” Samayra answered.

“Good, now it is time to come back. Slowly, slowly, come back in this life Samayra” Nehakshi said. After few mintues Samayra was sitting on the chair and smiling peacefully. She got all her answers that day. Samayra understood about the sudden occurrence of Aryaman in her life. She understood Mindy’s concern towards her, she was happy now.

Next day, she went to the office and learnt that Aryaman had resigned from his job. Mindy informed, before leaving Aryama gave her something and asked her to give that to Samayra, so Mindy took Samayra to her cabin and show the thing, and left. A big frame was wrapped up with a paper. She torn the wrapping paper and she saw there was a painting of a woman who was holding a knife. That was the painting of Fatima.

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