I happened to come across this post, thanks to a colleague of mine who also wrote about it, written by JessicaRedfield, one of the victims in the Aurora, CO, theater shooting. She not only narrowly missed being killed during a mall shooting just over a month before she was shot but continued to harbor a strange feeling…a premonition.
Did she not listen the next time…before she entered the movie theater? Did her intuition not kick in? Or was it just her time?
Her story reminded me of the importance of listening to our intuition.
Do you wonder? What would happen if you trusted every gut feeling, every small voice in your head… Would it mean the difference between life and death? If you turned right instead of left, ate at that restaurant instead of the other, stayed home instead of going out.
So many times when I’m driving the curvy mountain roads where I live I suddenly think to tell my husband to watch for deer–sometimes I sit in the car without saying a word. I know that saying something will alert him to the possibility of a deer running out into the road. And I often wonder if the thought doesn’t cross my mind because a deer is nearby. So, far, that hasn’t happened…but I wonder all the same.
I have a friend who wasn’t killed on 9/11 because he stayed home to have breakfast with his son. I wonder what he thinks about that decision? Why on that day above all others? Was it intuition? A premonition?
And what if you made that call just when you thought about it, wrote that letter and sent it when your intuition told you to do so, spoke to that man or woman when you felt the gentle, but unexplained urge to do so? Might it change your life?
What do you feel? How do you sense your intuition so you can listen–and respond? A small flitter in your stomach? A weight on your shoulders? A voice in your head? The twinge of excitement?
Do you have premonitions?
Let me know.