One time your intuition was horrifyingly true?posted 8 months ago in The Lounge
- 8 months ago
- Wedding: January 2017
When I was pregnant with my son I started having preterm contractions at 23 weeks, and from that point I knew something would go wrong and we would end up in NICU. I have anxiety so I wrote it off as just that, but it was a niggling feeling in the back of my mind for the rest of the pregnancy. I had a few times where he stopped moving much and I had an intuition that something was wrong. All those times everything was fine, but at 37 weeks he stopped moving and we got to the hospital for a check just in time to get him out before he wa stillborn.
I also had an intuition that I was pregnant this past month and that it would end in miscarriage, both of which happened. So now I’m trusting my gut on all things related to pregnancy and birth instead of discounting them as anxiety.
- 8 months ago
- Wedding: October 2016
Every single person who posted in this thread needs to read The Gift of Fear by Gavin deBecker. He talks all about how to use your intuition to your advantage. In almost all these posts every Bee says, “I had a feeling but I ignored it” or”I kept telling myself I was being ridiculous.”
90% of the time our intuition is right and we NEED to trust it. It could be the difference between life and death, as it is explained in these posts.
Women have a real problem with this, telling ourselves that we shouldn’t be rude to a man because we are told me need to smile at them and that we are too emotional. Bullshit.
This very stereotype is the reason why women ignore their intuition, tell themselves it’s nothing and then put themselves in a vulnerable situation just because we feel like we need to be “nice” or don’t want people to think we’re a bitch.
Gavin deBecker explains a scenario where a woman is waiting for an elevator to open up and she sees that a man is in the elevator she’s supposed to get into. Something tells her to wait and not to get in there with him. But she tells herself that her thought process is ridiculous and that she didn’t want to seem rude and she brushed it off. She got into the elevator with him and sure enough she was raped and almost killed.
Gavin deBecker explains that no animal in the world would negate their intuition and instinct and get into a steal soundproof box with a predator or a threat.
Moral of the story: be like an animal. Don’t use reason. Use your instinct and intuition. The worst that could happen is you’re inconvenienced if you follow it.
I have so so many stories of my intuition guiding me in the right direction.
The biggest one that happened was last year on Valentine’s Day. My sister hadn’t been feeling well for a few days. We had a strained relationship bc my sister was severely anorexic and mentally ill.
Well that night I just had a bad feeling after my mom told me she was sick snd maybe had the flu. I decided to go over there and talk to her again after the thousandth time to try to convince her to go for treatment.
Something just told me I needed to get there ASAP. I cancelled my Valentine’s Day dinner plans with my husband and drove over to my parents house.
My sister couldn’t even get up from her bed and the whites of her eyes were blood red. I called the ambulance and the EMT picked her up and put her into the ambulance. Turns out she was in renal failure and if she didn’t get to the hospital within that hour she would have been dead. Thank god I had the feeling that I needed to go there and force it.
- 8 months ago
- Wedding: March 2017
lifeisbeeutiful : yes, he was charged and convicted. He went to juvenile detention and also spent time in an in patient therapy hospital. Unfortunately, my parents were legally his guardian and because of his conviction as a sex offender, they could not put him in a foster home or other government program, so he was in the house until I was 14. The only exception being when he went to live with my grandparents for a bit. They sent him back after he pulled a knife on my grandmother because he didn’t get what he wanted. He was quite violent and later in his teens/early adulthood had numerous girls/women get restraining orders against him. I had a lock installed on my bedroom door and would run to my room and lock it when things got out of hand. I also locked it at night when I was sleeping. Needless to say, I’ve spent a lot of time in therapy thanks to my childhood.
- 7 months ago
- Wedding: June 2014
My Grandpa died of cancer when I was a child. We had a photo on the wall taken shortly before he died, where you can see from his face that he’s not well. One day I was looking at that photo and suddenly my Grandpa’s face disappered and I saw my good friend’s Dad’s face looking back at me instead. At that moment I knew my friend’s Dad would be diagnosed with cancer. Sure enough, he was, and he died a couple of months later 🙁
- 7 months ago
I love this thread, I think a woman’s intuition is so strong and should definitely be listened to. One weekend we were planning to go camping in the country, the night before I woke up suddenly smelling smoke. Woke up my hubby, made him check everything even check outside, he couldn’t smell it. Went back to sleep but woke up with a sore throat still smelling smoke. Decided to cancel camping trip and there ended up being a raging bushfire where we were planning to go that weekend. Some lives were lost and many homes and livestock were lost.
Ive also had many instances where my gut has said no don’t walk down that street… I always just trust it and go a different way.
- 7 months ago
- Wedding: June 2008
I told my husband that when my grandparents moved to Austin, my Grandpa wouldn’t make it a year. He had late stage Alzheimer’s, and at the end of May, stage 4 cancer and MRSA. My grandpa passed away June 2nd. I also knew that the MRSA would take him and not the cancer. 3 weeks after he was diagnosed with both and put in hospice care, I just knew he would pass earlier than the 3-9 months the Dr’s gave him. I miss my grandpa everyday, but I know he is finally resting in peace with his parents
- 7 months ago
- Wedding: April 2017
This wasn’t me, but my uncle, who we honestly has a gift.
This first one happened several years ago. My cousin (who was in high school) told my dad he was going to the football game. My uncle, who was pretty easy going, told my cousin to be careful and right before he left, told him to take his car. My uncle is a now retired cop and he kept a couple of billy clubs and mase in his car. My cousin thought it was weird, but agreed because it was a bigger car and he could drive more of his friends.
After the game, my cousin and friends were attempted to be carjacked. As my cousin was getting out he grabbed the billy club and hit the carjacker and his best friend, who knew where the mase was, sprayed the other carjacker while the other friends called 911. The police came immediately and my cousin and his friends were unharmed.
My uncle also saved his daugther, my other cousin’s life. Her boyfriend was studying to be a pilot and she used to go with him all the time on his practice flights. One day she said she was going and my uncle begged her not to. They got into a big argument because she thought he was overoprotective and left. She was 22 so there was nothing he could do to stop her.
A few hours later he heard on his police scanner about a small plane crash and immediately went to the airport as he knew where they were flying out. There was already several ambulances and the fire department and the charred Cesna on the runway. He panicked until he saw his daughter talking to the police. She started crying hysterically when my uncle went to her. She said she was going to go in the plane when she realized that he was always right with his intuition and stayed back.
- 7 months ago
- Wedding: April 2014
This thread is amazing!
My mom and I have both had this happen.
My mom: I was travelling overseas with a missions group when I was 15. The day we were leaving, I was feeling kind of crappy but I always suffered from a funny stomach so I didnt think much of it. My mom (who was single and scrimped SO hard to be able to afford this trip) had said several times that I didn’t have to go and could back out, that she didnt care that she’d lose the money. I wanted to go really bad, so off I went. I didnt even make it out of the country before an ear infection hit & I was incredibly sick. We continued on to our destination and I’m incredibly lucky my ear drum didnt explode when we were landing & taking off. I ended up having to go to the hospital multiple times, the infection gave me bellspalsy and was the worst infection the dr there had ever seen. I called my mom from the hospital and she said she’d been expecting my call. When I got home, she said she knew I was going to end up in the hospital but that she knew I’d make it home, which is why she urged me to stay home but didnt force me.
Me: I was working at a restaurant in my early 20’s. I was real goody goody up until this point. All the staff would take little bits of food or make their portions big enough to have 2 meals (hello being young & broke!). I knew it wasnt right, but I was young a broke too and didnt think it was THAT big of a deal. I started doing the same and didnt really think much of it, everyone was doing it! One day I was closing the restaurant by myself and as I was taking an extra portion, I heard clear as day “You’re going to lose your job”. I thought I was just being paranoid, but when my manager came in at the end of my shift the next day, I knew what was coming. I was fired for a bunch of BS reasons, but I didn’t fight it because I knew what I was actually being fired for. (they had no idea about the theft)
When I was single & dating, I started chatting with a guy I used to work with. He seemed nice and had a bit of a rough past but didnt think much of it. As we got to know each other, I kept having this weird “he’s not the right guy” feeling but I had absolutely no reason to think that. He seemed like a totally normal guy, no real red flags, just a gut feeling. A few weeks later, his ex messaged me and told me all these crazy stories about him abusing drugs and physically assaulting her. I wasn’t inclined to believe her because she seemed so irratic and unreliable and I had no reason to believe this guy was like that. However the second he found out that her and I were in contact, he went absolutely bonkers and proved her right. Thankfully she had already moved across the country so he couldnt get to her, and he really had no interest in me (was just dating me to get back at her), so he never came after me. I was pretty careful about locking doors and coming home at night for a few months though. I thanked her SO many times for messaging me (she turned out to be a super cool woman). I would have figured it out eventually, but wished I had listened to my gut earlier. After that, I listened to my gut every time it came to dating and it has never failed me since!