So many people turn to me and say "I wish that I had your gift, it's amazing" and I find it so disheartening! Everyone has the ability to connect with Spirit, it's an instinctual sense, pre-built in and active. It's not a gift, it's a part of us, a sixth sense if you wish to label it. The difference is, I've spent half my lifetime training it. I wish I had a six pack, but I know that if I don't train, I won't get one. Many people feel and sense things through their "sixth sense" and don't even realise it. I remember leaving work one day, and a man and his young child approached me and asked if the barbers had closed for the day, or if he had just popped out. It was a stunning day, clear blue skies and very warm. Mario, the barber, had closed early to enjoy the weather, I explained this to the man and he responded: "You know what? I had a feeling we should have come this morning. That's a waste of a bus fare."
We all get those gut feelings that, despite what our traditional 5 senses tell us, give us sensations of what we should and shouldn't do. It's a feeling in the pit of our stomach that simply refuses to leave. You meet someone for the first time, they smile sweetly at you and shake your hand, they say lovely things but your stomach just churns and you get a deep innate sense that you should run away as quickly as humanly possible. In those situations, I just hope you have your running shoes ready because our gut instincts don't lie!
When we listen to our bodies more, and pay attention to those warnings and signs, our lives become so much easier and we feel much more content. If something doesn't feel right, then it probably isn't and if something feels so perfect and exciting, grab it with both hands and don't let go. How many times have you ignored that intuitive instincts only for it to be proven right later on down the line and you kick yourself for it?
My partner and I holidayed to Toulouse in France April 2014, and we had a lovely day in the centre with a gorgeous meal at Les Caves de la Maréchale in the evening. After a delicious bottle of rosé wine, we decided it was time to head back and caught the underground metro. There were no seats available so we stood, and for some reason, I was drawn to an elderly lady. Instantly, I felt that I needed to protect her and I felt a huge sense of concern and worry for her in the pit of my stomach. As I analysed how I felt, I noticed that I felt highly uncomfortable about the young man who was sat opposite her, his presence just had my skin crawling. There was nothing unusual about him in the slightest, he didn't act oddly and looked very ordinary, however, there was just this feeling I got from him that did not sit right with me. Thankfully, the elderly lady alighted alone, and I was relieved to know that the man hadn't followed after her. To my horror though, my partner decided to take the lady's seat which forced me to sit next to him and therefore sitting directly opposite this guy.
The metro's tunnels were all lit, and we were in the last carriage of the train and able to see for miles behind us, so I just had to get my phone out to take pictures. As we trundled down the tunnels, I felt more and more at unease, I knew that something wasn't right. I had images flashing through my mind of being attacked and robbed on the metro platform. The sensations became so strong that I felt I had to do something about it. Deciding that the guy's first language probably wasn't English, I turned to my partner and muttered under my breath "that guy opposite us, I don't trust him." I tried to be subtle, in case of the off chance he could speak English, in a rather drunken state my partner loudly asks what I said as he didn't catch it, the train stopped at the next station and passengers were leaving, I took a tighter grip on my phone, holding it close against my body and repeated what I said slightly louder. As I uttered the last syllable, the guy opposite had moved as fast as light towards me and snatched at my phone. I was already prepared and refused to loosen my grip and within a blink of an eye, he slipped through the closing doors, his attempts fruitless. My partner freaked out and panicked and I simply sat there as if nothing of interest happened and stated "I told you."
Our loved ones in the World of Spirit try and assist us in any way they can, as they would in the Physical World. They get to see the bigger picture and can occasionally see where we're heading on our life paths, and they want to direct us to ensure that we stay sure-footed. They will use our gut instincts to give us warnings or sometimes to put us in the right scenario at the right time to get us that all important job interview. It's simply a matter of trusting in that feeling and just going with it. Many successful people in the world often talk about their intuition, one being Lord Alan Sugar who often says that it's important to trust your intuition when it comes to business. It may be something as important as warning you of a potential robbery, or as small as whether you should go to the barbers in the morning or the afternoon, allow yourself to listen to these signs and you'll find your life becomes a little easier.
Not everyone has the ability to communicate fluently with Spirit and accurately sense the energies around them, but we do have that raw, innate ability to determine when a Spirit is close to us and when the energies are in our favour or detriment. If it doesn't feel right, it probably isn't, if it feels good, hold on tight and ride the good times!
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