The first time that I remember having THAT feeling, I was in 4th grade. It was a Sunday night after dinner and just before the phone rang, I told my mom that grandma was going to call. The phone rang less than a minute later with her telling us that my grandfather had died.
The second clear time was the day that my boyfriend killed himself. All morning, I knew something was wrong but I dismissed it as nerves because we were going to move from the only town I had ever lived in less than a week.
I’ve been told that it was because I’m a Scorpio. I do own that I am and have most of the traits of one–good and bad.
Shortly after Snake and I were married, I was coming home from school and I randomly felt like I shouldn’t go my usual way home. Right after I got home, my brother’s girlfriend called to make sure I was OK. Apparently there was a major accident on my usual drive home. She informed me that I was “freaky” like my brother. I don’t know about any connection to my brother because we were about as different as humanly possible but I guess we both trusted our gut instincts.
Just imagine how freaky she’d probably think I am now….
Snake has learned to trust my instincts. He knows that I have a 6th sense about people that is rarely wrong. There have been a few obviously, but the vast majority of the time when I tell him that someone isn’t being honest or has ulterior motives–I’m right. And if we ignore my gut feeling, we usually pay the price.
I have to say that online friendships are a lot more challenging for my gut. I still am right more often than I am wrong, but I guess it’s the fact that I can’t see the person writing that trips me up. I tend to come from a place of trust and it surprises me when others aren’t always coming from the same place. It hasn’t happened often and I’ve learned to be more cautious, but I am so used to trusting my instincts that it is hard when they are thwarted by the internet.
I guess while I was trying to figure out what to write and trolling the web, the best quote that I found was this:
“Always trust your gut, it knows what your head hasn’t figured out yet.”Anonymous
That pretty well sums up my life…I may not know why, but I know that it is always smarter to listen to my 6th sense than to ignore it.