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The Mystery and Miracle of Intuition

One hot summer day about five years ago, I was filling the wading pool with water in the yard. Standing there with the hose in my hand, my thoughts were far away as my youngest child Harper (2 & 1/2 at the time) squealed with anticipation next to me. Suddenly a vision shot into my head of my little one floating face down in this pool! It so terrified me that I laid the hose down in the pool, scooped her up and went inside, locking the door behind me. I felt somewhat reassured that the clothes she was wearing in my vision were not the ones she had on now.
As I made lunch for my kids, I asked my older daughter to play with Harper. About 20 minutes later I was hit with a powerful thought screaming in my head; ‘Where’s Harper?’

I called upstairs to my older daughter to check in that Harper was with her. “No, Harper came down to show you the outfit we changed her into,” she called back.

My stomach twisted as I looked to the front door, left open by my son’s friend who had just stopped by. I ran outside to see Harper with one foot straddling over the edge of the pool as she slipped into the water, wearing the same little dress from my vision earlier! I grabbed her and pulled her out, every cell of my being vibrating with adrenalin. Shaken and overwhelmed with emotion, I called my husband at work to tell him what had just happened.

Last night I suddenly remembered this scene in vivid detail. I checked in with my husband, just to be sure he remembered my frantic phone call to him that day. What is almost as mysterious to me as the jolt of intuition that hit me on that hot summer day is the fact that I haven’t thought of it again until now, five years later.

The whole world is a series of miracles, but we’re so used to seeing them that we call them ordinary things. ~Hans Christian Anderson

How is it that something so miraculous could happen and yet I could file it away as coincidence? Back then I was frightened by the things I could see. I wanted to explain them away. I felt reassured when my thoughts about them faded with time. No more. Today I fully embrace the mystery that is spirit. The possibility that we are all a part of something larger than this earthly existence. The clues are all around us and I am no longer afraid to see them, to claim them as the miracles they are, to write them down here so I never forget.

The Universe is always speaking to us. Sending us little messages, causing coincidences and serendipities, reminding us to stop, to look around, to believe in something else, something more. ~ Nancy Thayer


There is so much divinity in the everyday.

This blog was featured as a Guest Post on Echo Bodine’s blog; Trust the Voice Within

10 Comments Post a comment
  1. Fantastic story, Lori Anne. My heart pounded while I read it! Would you mind if I did a repost on Trust the Voice Within and a link to your blog?

    Thanks so much for sharing this.

    May 2, 2012
    • Permission granted! I sent you an email dearest.

      May 2, 2012
  2. That sudden panic of a parent whose child is out of sight and possibly in danger is all too familiar, Lori. I am so glad you were so tuned in!

    May 2, 2012
    • Even retelling this event brought me back to that heart-pounding moment. Sometimes you just know what you know. No doubts.

      May 2, 2012
  3. Thank You Lori Anne, for the poignant reminder to embrace our divine intuition! Namaste!

    May 2, 2012
    • Indeed Mary! I’m not only embracing it these days, I’m giving it a big old bear hug!

      May 2, 2012
  4. I think the comment I just left may have gotten lost in the cyber cracks of the earth! I just wanted to say that I really connected with this post and love that, even back then, your intuition kept your daughter safe and in your arms! Thank you for sharing!

    May 2, 2012
    • Sorry Kirsten, I had a little hiccup where my screen froze approving the previous comment, but I did receive it. Thank you for sharing your experience and for taking the time to leave the lovely comment above.

      May 2, 2012
  5. what an amazing story. I think the hair standing strait up on my arms has rendered me speechless. thank you for sharing/

    May 3, 2012
    • Thank you for taking a moment to comment. Hair-raising is exactly how it felt for me too Katee!

      May 3, 2012

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