I have had many feelings about people, situations or even the more banal aspects of life over the years.
For example, I knew back in 2001, when I got back with my ex husband after another separation, I knew it would be him to leave me for another woman even though at the time I had no idea where that notion came from and even told myself to stop being silly and pessimistic. I knew ‘in my gut’ that I had to stay put and wait it out.
In 2003 I discovered he was having an affair with the bar maid who worked in our hotel and he took the decision to break us up for good. My gut instinct had been right.
Again when I moved back to England, I knew Paul was my man after seeing him just once and I tried my best to avoid it coming true. I argued with myself, I told myself I wasn’t even interested in him. I’d look out of my back window into his garden and just know I’d end up living there without knowing how, why, when or any other significant detail. That was August, end of February I moved in with him! Gut Instinct won again but whose is that voice?
I have no idea where these notions come from but I do know they will come true and this fact is both fascinating and at times unsettling. On many occasions I have argued with myself over a prediction telling myself to not be so absurd and yet time once again proves me ‘I’ was right.
So where does that voice come from? Why, sometimes, can it be heard so clearly and at others not at all?
Do you ever meet a new person and take an instant dislike to them for unfathomable reason other than call it a gut reaction?
It happened many, many times with people my ex would meet. It happened so often that I began to think I was paranoid, jealous and slightly mad? What is wrong with me? I would ask myself but as time passed slowly I would see that I was right. The people I had had ‘feelings’ about revealed themselves to be less loyal than they had made out.
So I started to trust this instinct more and more.
Is it a universal pool we can all tap into? Could it be someone we have met in a past life and as they brush our current life we get a memory budge – karma? Or maybe our guardian angel putting us on the right track every now and then?
Have you had any feelings or gut reactions that are totally inexplicable?