Atop my desk, right in front of my computer monitor is an index card with the words, “Trust your instincts!” It’s a reminder to me about the importance of reaching down deep and learning to become conscious and aware of what my body is telling me. Intuition is an important sense, one that we often ignore. Too often we rely on our thinking mind to make important decisions for us when we’re on the fence, swaying between one choice and the next. While using logic has its part in the process, intuition also has a significant role.
About seven years ago, something happened to me that changed my vision of intuition forever. I was in my room taking a nap, something I used to do regularly for 3 hours at a time almost daily. Well after only an hour of rest, I felt a strong pull to wake up. I didn’t question it but followed my instincts and got up in a foggy haze. I was confused when I looked at the clock and saw that I had only slept for an hour, but went straight to the bathroom anyway to splash water on my face. That’s when I heard a loud crash coming from my room. I went to see what the racket was and in my sleepy state saw that the wire holding the ceiling fan was severed. The fan which was on while I was asleep and that had been directly over my bed, had crashed on my bed and tumbled, still spinning, to the floor. If I had still been lying there, I would have been badly hurt. Thank goodness I woke up in time!
This story is my saving grace and continues to remind me about the importance of following your instincts because you never know what situations, though it might not be a ceiling fan, may befall you.