When I was younger, and living in a big city, I made a choice to ignore my intuition, my gut, my sixth sense. I paid no attention to that knowing ‘feeling’ you get, but are unable to prove or justify.
At the time, I was attending school within walking distance from where I lived. I took the same route every day. It was a no-brainer, really, the school was a straight shoot down a main thoroughfare. But one day, I decided that I wanted to change my routine and take another street that is parallel to my normal route. Although, I had a really bad feeling about it – one that I ultimately ignored, because my logical brain (or just my brain) couldn’t square with my instincts.
There was no good reason why I shouldn’t have taken this ‘alternate’ route. There was no real difference between the two routes, really. So, I ignored my intuition and took the alternate route. Meanwhile, the ominous feeling in my gut was gnawing away at me.
Insight is not a lightbulb that goes off inside our heads. It is a flickering candle that can easily be snuffed out ~ Malcolm Gladwell
I had almost reached my destination, when I could feel that someone was not far behind me. I don’t subscribe to the ‘don’t look them in the eye’ mantra of the city dweller, and I turned around to take a look. A man had been following me, and now quickly moved in front of me, blocking my way forward. He held a screwdriver to my throat. Until that moment the words, “Don’t move and don’t say a word,” was a phrase I was familiar with only from prime time television.
It’s amazing how many thoughts go through one’s mind in the moment before you make a decision that could have life or death consequences. My life didn’t pass before my eyes, but my choices did, and I chose to run into the normally heavily trafficked road and risk being hit by a car. It didn’t occur to me, until recently, that I’ve often described what happened next without, perhaps, giving due credit. In that moment I felt like I was lifted away from my would-be attacker. The normally heavy rush hour traffic was non-existent, and a cab had pulled up and stopped to let a passenger out right across the street. A fairly amazing sequence of events.
Later that evening, two policeman stopped by to tell me how lucky I had been. I’ve never been quite sure of the purpose of this visit – maybe an after-the-fact validation that I had narrowly avoided a terrible situation. I must admit – my admiration for Doreen Virtue aside – I’m not a big angel person. But it occurred to me recently, many years after the fact, that maybe my description of being ‘lifted away’ from my attacker, being carried across an atypically empty street during rush-hour, and then ‘dropped’ in front of a waiting taxi, could have been orchestrated by someone or something I felt, but couldn’t see.
Every test successfully met is rewarded by some growth in intuitive knowledge, strengthening of character, or initiation into a higher consciousness ~ Paul Brunton
I’m often asked – and truthfully have often asked myself – why our angels, or spirit guides, don’t prevent situations like this from happening in the first place. I feel confident in saying that my life was saved that day, but the fact remains that I ignored a very strong intuitive warning that I shouldn’t take that alternate route. Lately, I have come to wonder if our guides, as much as they are with us to protect and guide us, do not also want us to learn and honor our intuition in its many forms? They’re close by, just in case we ignore them, and can step in just in the nick of time. But sometimes we’re not so lucky.
The two words that are coming to mind as I write this are, listen to your intuition and respect the guidance you receive. Maybe the more we listen to and for those things we can’t see, hear, or touch, the more we become our own guides. At the very least, we need to respect that our intuition guides us in ways that we may not understand, but nonetheless need to be given our full attention and respect.
| PsychicAccess.com.Edie lives near the ocean in Massachusetts and is known to her clients to be a compassionate listener and conveyer of divine wisdom. She possesses the rare talent to integrate an individual’s past, present, and future–particularly at moments of life changes and crossroads. A sensitive and gifted Medium with a full range of Clair abilities at her disposal, she can find lost objects and people and can even read buildings and structures! An experienced teacher, communicator and a born Libran counselor, Edie cares about the well-being of her clients, creating a warm environment in which they can tackle challenging issues, together. If you’d like a multi-Clair Intuitive who can solve life’s obstacles and mysteries, you can find Edie at |
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