My Intuition Prepared Me

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Definition of Intuition

Definition of Intuition according to Merriam-Webster Dictionary:

1 : quick and ready insight. 2 a : immediate apprehension or cognition b : knowledge or conviction gained by intuition c : the power or faculty of attaining to direct knowledge or cognition without evident rational thought and inference.







Listen to your Intuition

What is intuition?

Wikipedia definitions of intuition:

  • The ability to acquire knowledge without inference or the use of reason
  • Immediate apprehension or cognition
  • Acquiring beliefs or knowledge that bypass justification
  • Sensing what is beyond the conscious

I have learned to listen to that inner voice

I've had experiences throughout my life that have taught me to listen to that inner voice. That loud whisper and feeling about someone or a situation. This nagging voice can be about something good or something bad. As a young girl I often ignored the feelings and dismissed them because I thought people would think I was weird. What I learned as I got older was my intuition was always right. I strongly believe we all have the divine voice to lead us, if we 'choose' to listen. I look back at some bad situations I got into because I ignored my intuition. My gut was telling me how to handle a situation but I 'chose' to brush it off. These days when I get that 'feeling,' I trust it.

Waking up with anxiety and a bad feeling

I woke up to the sun shining through my bedroom window and hearing the birds chirping. It was great seeing the sun again as it had been cloudy and gloomy a lot lately in Minnesota . Once I got dressed and ready for a relaxing Sunday, I noticed I was feeling extremely anxious. My sister and I walked the dogs and got a few things done around the house. I was looking forward to our plan of taking in lunch at one of or favorite Mongolian barbecue restaurants. By all accounts, I should have been excited for the day but I couldn't shake the feeling of 'gloom and doom.' I kept it to myself because I hoped the feeling would pass as the day went on. By the time Laura and I got on the highway, in route to lunch, my anxiety was at an all time high. I was really jumpy and kept telling sis to watch out for the car up ahead or that she was driving too fast. She calmly and kindly reassured me that my concerns were not warranted. She was not speeding and was quite aware of any car in front of her. She finally asked me if I was alright. I explained to her how I woke up in a state of high anxiety and a feeling that something bad was going to happen today. Like she's done many times in the past, she suggested I ask myself some questions to figure out if it's my history of anxiety, or my 'intuition' telling me something bad is about to happen.








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Lunch was great but I still couldn't shake the foreboding feeling

We had a wonderful healthy lunch of Mongolian barbecue, but I still couldn't shake the feelings of foreboding. We finished our meal and got back on the highway headed for home. It was a uneventful drive other than some annoying construction. I was glad when we made our way Safely into our peaceful neighborhood. Once we got about a block from our home, we saw police cars lining the street. My mind was whirling with what could be going on. Once we got close to our house we couldn't believe it. The three police cars were lined up right outside our house. Our adrenaline was pumping and panic set in. The rational part of us knew that her children were at their father's house for the week, but of course it's the first thing that came to mind. Next was worry about our two dogs. We parked the car and ran into the house, scared of what we would see. Once inside, there were our two dogs, safe and sound. Confused and scared, we started looking around when the phone rang. It was our neighbor next door...

Trust your intuition because it's probably right

My neighbor Lisa is a dear friend of mine and her son is like our own. She called us right away to inform us that the police were at her house. She must have been watching out her window, waiting for us to pull up. She's been having problems with her teenage son the last year and things came to a head this day. It was sad and painful to watch as Kyle was escorted into a police car and driven away to an agency for runaway youth.

Always listen to your God given gift of intuition. Someday, it may get you out of a bad situation or even save your life.

© 2012 Linda Rogers

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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina

Like you, I'm a big believer in following my intuition but I find that it's sometimes hard to differentiate a feeling of general anxiety from an intuitive feeling that something bad is about to happen.

My usual way to cope if the intuitive feeling isn't tied to something specific is to take a walk and meditate.

If it's generalized anxiety that generally alleviates the tension I was feeling.

Am glad that in the instance you described in this hub the police were able to escort your neighbor's son out without him resisting and turning violent.

I'm sure Lisa is grateful for your compassionate support and I will say a prayer for her and her son.

Sending Hub Hugs & Love your way,

Gail


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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

I personally and spiritually believe that intuitions are the voice of God himself... warning us against something bad!

I have felt inner voices whenever I have created a mess for myself! And those voices have always been right!

Great hub.


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CR Rookwood 4 years ago from Moonlight Maine

Awesome hub! I listen to my intuition because it's almost never wrong. It's seems like whenever I have a gut feeling and I talk myself out of it, it doesn't go very well! Thank you for sharing this. Thumbs up!


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SubRon7 4 years ago from eastern North Dakota

Great hub, Minnetonka Twin, and I love your interaction and relationship with your twin. How great it must be to have a twin.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

Twin, I am a big believer in listening to that gut feeling that something is not quite right. I do feel for your neighbor and her son. I hope he gets the help he needs. I enjoyed reading your story. Up and awesome.


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molometer 4 years ago

Always follow your intuition, you being a twin as we have seen have very strong intuition.

I listen to that little voice more as I get older.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

I enjoyed reading your story. I have a type of intuition, It being, I need to call a family member, and the feeling won't go away until i make the call, sometimes there is no problems, but sometimes there is a problem that i can help with..I must say that I believe in intuitions. I hope your neighbor's Son receives the help he needs..Thank you for sharing..


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cclitgirl 4 years ago from Western NC

Great lesson on intuition here. Twice in my life I accepted two different jobs, against my better judgement, and twice they turned out to be some of the most horrific job experiences I've ever had. I'll know to think twice before accepting a job when I feel that way. But, I sometimes forget to listen to my instincts in other areas of my life. Your hub reminds me that I need to be better about it. :)


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

I'm not sure I have any intuition.

I enjoyed reading about yours thought it was very interesting.

Voted up, useful and interesting, Joyce


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Dear Gail-I too have to make sure it's not my anxiety issues popping up and like you, when I relax or meditate, I can usually see what's going on. In this case, the anxiety continued for no apparent reason. Thanks for the well wishes for our neighbors. It was hard to watch.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Always Great to see you Rahul. Isn't it frustrating when you choose not to listen and things go wrong. I have learned that my inner voice, intuition, gut feeling, is always right. It's my ego and stubbornness that has made me ignore the feelings.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

A very interesting read. I can see where intuition benefits many people. I have a similar belief that God leads me in many ways and alerts me to situations as needed. It must be great to be so close to your twin.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

CR Rookwood-I agree that it's when we don't listen, we learn the hard way. Thanks for reading my story. Intuition has been a good friend to me.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

SubRon-It is so great to have such a great friend in my twin sister. We have so many adventures together. Thx for reading the latest one and I'll be reading your story now that the company is out of town.


PWalker281 4 years ago

I'm a big believer in listening to and following intuitive guidance. But sometimes I let my "rational mind" talk me out of following the guidance received, and I ALWAYS regret it later. My goal is to not be so hard on myself when I fail to follow this "in the moment" guidance and intend to do better next time ... because it's always being sent, whether we hear it or not.

I also have the issue of trying to discern whether feelings of anxiety are just that or some kind of guidance coming through. I like happyboomernurse's tip on how to tell the difference.

Great hub. Voted up, useful, and interesting.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks KK Gals-We just love the neighbor boy and hope things can get worked out. He's been having problems the last year which have recently escalated. I feel confident about the agency he's at. They are top notch and will hopefully get the family talking and figure out what's going on.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Molometer-I too have learned to listen to it as I've gotten older. I learned through past mistakes that not listening to it was not a good choice and usually got me into trouble.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks Ruby for the well wishes for our neighbor boy. I feel good about where he was sent. They are a great non-profit agency for run away youth.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

ccgirl-You should write a hub about your bad job experiences which related to not listening to your intuition. I know I'd love to hear it. I think these stories do help us remember to listen to that voice and not ignore it. I have many of these stories I could tell.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Glad you enjoyed my hub on intuition Joyce. It was a good reminder to me that when I feel this way, there is usually something to it. Hope your having a great start of the week.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Dear teaches-I am lucky to have my twin sister. We have such unconditional love for each other.I believe that intuition is a God given gift which helps me through life's challenges.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi PWalker-I too liked Happyboomernurse's comment about differentiating between anxiety and intuition. I have become more skilled at this puzzle, the older I've gotten. Thank you for reading my story, I appreciate it.


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Lilleyth 4 years ago from Mid-Atlantic

Always go with your gut feeling. Watch for those little clues...like you get stuck behind a slow car and just as you reach the intersection a car runs the light and if you had been going faster would have been hit. That's what I watch out for...warnings, green lights, like Dr. Peck talks about in The Road Less Traveled.


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nybride710 4 years ago from Minnesota

My intuition has never failed me. Six years ago, I had a dream that a huge secret was about to be revealed about my then-husband and a few days later it was. Nothing in my waking life could have prepared me for it, so I firmly believe in the power of dreams. The times that I have ignored my intuition, I have regretted it.

It works both ways, too. When I met my second husband, he was awkward and quiet and I didn't feel much of an attraction. However, "something" told me to get to know him and not judge too quickly. I did, and 10 months later, we were married. This has been the happiest few years of my life.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

I am so glad you reminded me of the road less traveled. I bet there are so many instances of something bad being thwarted in situations like this. I remember hearing stories of employees who worked at the twin towers and how something distracted them or kept them from getting to work on time which saved their life. Thx for commenting.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Wow nybride-What incredible examples you've given of how this has shown itself in your own life. I found it shocking how you dreamed about a secret about your husband and it came true. I feel the dream prepared you so it wasn't as shocking for you. I am so glad to hear you listened to that voice and got to know your new husband. I love hearing happy endings. YIPPEE to you!


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davenstan 4 years ago

I always listen to that inner voice. It is the voice of God that keeps us from going in the wrong direction. I have ignored that small voice at times in my life and ended up in bad situations.

I never ignore it now, especially now that I have children. Listening to that voice has kept me from leaving my children with those that could harm them.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

You have great wisdom about this topic, I see. How wonderful you listen to it and keep your children and yourself safe. I really appreciate you reading my story about intuition.


Sunnie Day 4 years ago

Hello MM I too believe in listening to that inner voice or a sleepless night that calls me to pray. Something just does not feel right and normally something is going on. Thank you for sharing this hub. Such a sad thing to watch someone go through such hurtful things.

God Bless,

Sunnie


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

I also leave my prayers for the young man and his family. Will you tell your neighbor that many are keeping them held in love? God has promised never to leave or forsake us and to guide every step. That intuition is His guiding spirit, in my own belief. Therefore it is important that we listen to it. In my own life, I have found that feeling of intuition to literally save my life.

It is real and powerful.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

When I first began to read this, I was thinking something bad was going to happen to you or your family. I'm glad that was not the case, but sorry about the young man. Great Hub. I'll vote it UP, etc.


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breakfastpop 4 years ago

I always try to listen to my inner voice, but I have to say, it isn't always easy. Up and interesting.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

I think that everyone is intuitive, Linda, to some extent. You may possess that trait to a greater degree than others. And you listen to it. Most folks don't.

If you get a really strong feeling about the Powerball lottery this week, let me know and I'll split the cost of a ticket with you. If Laura wants in, then 1/3.


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mollymeadows 4 years ago from The Shire

This is an interesting hub. I've had a mixed experience with intuition, and tend to rely more on what I know than what I feel. I believe God does sometimes lead through a feeling, though.


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GarnetBird 4 years ago from Northern California

I know exactly what you mean..I have had this experience many many times..


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts

Hi my friend, a very interesting and enjoyable read, always listen to that little voice,i do .

Vote up and more !!!


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toknowinfo 4 years ago

Very interesting hub. I sometimes think myself out of my intuition. I think we need to allow ourselves to trust ourselves more. Your well written story leaves me with a lot to think about. I am sorry for your neighbor, but am glad it was not directly affecting you or your family. Voted up and beautiful.


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mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Your inner voice was right this time. Does your inner voice have a good record of being right? Well written and suspenceful hub.


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catgypsy 4 years ago from the South

So true, minnetonka. Intuition is too often ignored and I have always believed in it. Like you, whenever I did ignore it, it usually ended up badly. Too bad about your neighbor's son...hope that works out for them someday. Great hub!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Yes intuition runs an all high in my family and I have the gift. Sympathize with you for suffering, glad it was not anything to do with your family but sorry for the young man. So sad when they waste their life this way.


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justom 4 years ago from 41042

Hi Linda, how've you girls been? I haven't been on here much so I've missed a lot. I ALWAYS listen to my inner thoughts. I've actually been called a procrastinator because I don't jump into things that don't feel right and many more times than not I'm glad I stopped to think first. Not being an anxious person to begin with when I get a bit like that I know there's a reason. Hope the family are all well. Peace!! Tom


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Sunnie-I always love seeing you smiling at me when you visit my hubs. Sounds like you have had plenty of these moments yourself. Were all intuitive if we slow down enough to listen.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Dear Hyphenbird-I will most surely tell my neighbor that my hub friends are praying for them. That will mean so much to them. Thank you for coming by.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Mary-I am glad it wasn't something over at my place too. Even though I knew Laura's kids were at dad's, I still thought of them right away when I saw the squad cars. I was glad that no one was hurt at my neighbors and now Kyle is where he needs to be to get some help and counsel.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi breakfastpop-It isn't always easy to listen, I agree. I know I have to slow way down to hear what I need to hear. My better skills with it have come with practice. LOL


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Awesome drbj-Sounds good-three way cut sounds great to me! LOL


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Molly-I do think everybody has their own way to do their listening. I know for me, my intuition has really been a life saver at times.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

I am not surprised to hear that you get this GarnetBird. Reading your hubs, I can see that your an intuitive person.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Kashmir-I'm glad you enjoyed my story about intuition. I figured this incident was a good opportunity to talk about intuition, which everyone has to some degree.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi toknowinfo-I am really glad that my story has you thinking. I always hope that my stories can help people in some way. I thought this incident was a great opportunity to talk about the intuition that has helped me in my life. Thanks for your kind words about my family being safe. I wasn't quite sure what was going on when I saw the police cars in front of my house.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi mckbird-Yes, I do have to say that my intuition is almost always right and it's been the times I ignored it, when I got into trouble. I appreciate your nice comments.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi catgypsy-Ya, me too. It's when I ignore my gut feelings or intuition that I find myself in a bind. I am so glad you came by and read my story.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Gypsy Rose Lee-I hope you've written about your intuition on Hubpages. I'd like to read some of your stories. It's always nice to know other people have this kind of experience-comforting for me. Thanks so much for coming by.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Tom and it's awesome to hear from you. I hope you not being on Hubpages doesn't mean you've been sick or something. My intuition is telling me it's something else and I hope I'm right. LOL I am glad to hear that you listen to your gut. It has definitely helped me throughout my life. Hope your all good my friend :-)


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justom 4 years ago from 41042

Nope, not sick, just get tired of some of the HP's silly business (inflated egos). I am trying to do better with the folks on here that I actually like :-/ Take care!! Tom


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

I understand Tom. I'm glad to hear your not sick and I think it's good that your taking care of yourself with the egomaniacs. Life's too short for that stuff. Linda :-)


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

My goodness, you attracted a lot of comments with this one. It's a good one. We are all curious about the unknown. And all of us have a little intuition. I believe you can develop more of it, just by listening in.

Great hub!


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks Ann-I know, I'm really honored that this hub has been getting attention. I think people like it because they've had experiences like mine. I agree that we all have intuition, some more than others, because they nurture and listen to it more.


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Amber Allen 4 years ago

Hi MT

I'm so glad that the police cars weren't there to bring you and your family bad news.

I believe that some intuition is based on subconcious interpretation, for example if someone has bad news to tell you but keeps it to themselves for a couple of days or longer this will tell in their actions and body language.

There is also some intuition which just has no explanation.

Amber:)


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frogyfish 4 years ago from Central United States of America

An intriguing story, and comments as interesting also. Continued prayers for Kyle and family, and your blessing also. Thank you for sharing a valid reminder here; You and Twin must have a really unique connection, and that's great!


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Amber-You are so wise in your comments. I agree that maybe I was feeling the vibes of my neighbor's. The mom of Kyle is a dear friend of mine and we see each other at least at the mail box. Other times, we get together and spill our souls. She and her son are family as far as I'm concerned. Intuition can be this type or the type you say has no explanation. No matter what, it helps us navigate our way through this crazy life. I appreciate you coming by and it was great visiting your hub lately and seeing what's going on in your world.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

It is so great to see you frogyfish! I really appreciate you reading my latest story. I will be sure to make a visit to one of your hubs as it's been much too long. UPDATE: Kyle is home and sadly he is still sorely missing his dad figure who lives with he and his mom. He lives with them but is absent.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

Always follow your intuition. Any time I have woke up with a feeling of impending doom something will happen. I hate that feeling it hangs on your back all day long.

Liked reading your hub sorry for the young man. They sure sent enough police cars!

Voted up and sharing.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Many times I've gotten feelings about something or someone and then later on glad that I've followed my intuitions.

Enjoyed reading your hub and glad to read in an above comment that Kyle is home.


Derdriu 4 years ago

Minnetonka Twin, To have that feeling despite an enjoyable outing which includes scrumptious Mongolian barbecue means there's a message which is trying to get through. It's sad how the day turned out, but hopefully Kyle will sort through this difficult time what with having such a great mother and great neighbors.

Respectfully, and with many thanks for sharing, Derdriu


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

moonlake-I dislike that feeling too when you know it's a bad thing. Kyle is out now and seems to be getting along fine. We went out to dinner with mom and Kyle and our kids last night. It was nice getting the kids together, especially so Kyle doesn't feel like we were gonna judge him or something. We had some great discussion and I feel he's gonna do well.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks Susan-He is doing well thus far. I appreciate you reading about it.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks for your kind words Derdriu. I do think Kyle is going to be fine but there are dad issues that will never change that are the root of the problem. I do know Kyle knows his mother and next door neighbors (us) care about him and are always here for him.


InfoHeaven 4 years ago

I agree with you that our intuitions guide us many times and one should listen to them. They are nature's alarms to guide us. Nice hub. Vote up:-)


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi InfoHeaven-Sounds like you listen to your intuition too. It's usually been a very positive thing in my life when I listen to it. I really appreciate you taking time out to read this.


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain

I can definitely imagine how you were feeling that day. I have had countless experiences similar to this.

As you say, when we get ´´that´feeling , it is always right.

I feel sad for your neghbour, and hope things have improved with her son.

Great hub. Rated up and aweome


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Dim-I think my neighbor is doing much better after some stumbles. Sounds like you listen to that feeling too. I think it's important to trust these gut feelings.


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

There is nothing worse than waking up with that feeling that something just isn't right... and it doesn't go away until finally something happens and then you figure it out... you knew something was going to happen. I am glad, that while this wasn't necessarily a happy ending, that it wasn't something much worse. As always - trust your intuition!


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks barbergirl-It was good to get the event behind me. I appreciate you taking time out to read my hub. Have a great day :-)


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

What an interesting article MT! I think we have to listen. In most cases, my intuition is right. Don't know the science behind it all, but when I get that feeling, something is usually up. It hasn't failed me yet. Knock on wood:) I guess like listening to the heart per say, you just can't ignore intuition. We have all our senses and we can pick up on things that happen. I have did it a few times in my life, but my wife can pick up on anything. She knew that her mom was in trouble before she died, her grandpa, and recently her dad, among other things. Very interesting article. This was fun to read MT. Hope all is well. Lots of rain and wind in that area recently, perhaps. I know it was in parts of MN. Bad floods, wild weather anymore. Will tweet this great article and vote up, useful, awesome, and interesting!


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

It's wonderful to see you here my friend and thx for the nice comments and tweeting this-That means a lot to me! Sounds like your wife has the sixth sense thing going on too. I believe we all have it but some of us are better at listening and not ignoring it.


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

It takes time to develop intuition and trust in it, but once we reach that point it is invaluable as we go about our lives. Well done my friend, and as an earlier comment pointed out, I love the relationship you have with your sister. It is heart-warming for sure.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Billy-so nice to see you here. My intuition has definitely helped me throughout my life. Thanks for your sweet comment about sis and I. We are so lucky to have each other. Have a great day.


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mvillecat 4 years ago from Milledgeville, Georgia

I truly believe intution. I have heard it said, by a safety expert, that humans are the only animals that ignore their instincts when danger is near. Great piece.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

mvillecat-Wow, what a crazy and interesting factoid that we humans are the only ones that ignore instincts. I think we use our instincts more when were young but as we grow older, we tend to forget about that voice that beckons us. Thanks so much for reading my story.


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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

I wholeheartedly believe in intuition and have experienced it many times in my life. Like you, I never talked about it when I was younger for fear that I would be thought strange. Because I keep a journal, I have been able to look back and find entries that confirm my premonitions to events that have recently taken place. Case in point:; my sister passed this last Halloween, Oct 31st. Going back through my journals I found an entry from a few years back where I noted a bad nightmare concerning my sister. The entry date was Oct 31st. Pay close attention to these intuitions. They may be mundane most of the time, but it could take heeding just one to save a life!


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Minnetonka Twin 3 years ago from Minnesota Author

First off Wayne, I am so sorry about your sister. I know how hard it is to lose a sibling. I lost my brother in 2004. Although we all knew he would probably die young because of his addictions, it doesn't ease the pain.

I think there was a reason you looked back at your journal entry. I look at it like you were being prepared for your sister's death. Maybe it's her way of easing the pain in some way and giving you comfort. I really appreciate you sharing your intuition story.


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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

Hmm. I am very new to this site but...why do I feel like I have a connection with you? My sister was also an addict!


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Minnetonka Twin 3 years ago from Minnesota Author

Oh wow Wayne-addiction stinks. My brother was smart, charming, a musician who played guitar and had the voice of angel, etc... but he was plagued by his addictions and he eventually overdosed. I have written about it in hopes that it can help other addicts and those loved ones affected by it. We certainly do seem to keep having more and more in common. It feels really healing to share this with such a kindred spirit. Very cool my new friend :-)


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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

Thank you. I will have to look up some of those writings if you have them here. I have thought of doing the same thing because of my past experiences with family. My sister was not the only one. It's therapeutic to read and write about these issues for me. Keep up the good work.

Kindred spirit...I like that. And this current thread started because of reading this piece on intuition. I'm gonna go out on a limb here-I'm 50 and I'm guessing you're about the same age. Hope that doesn't offend if you are younger. Anyway...keep up the good work.


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Minnetonka Twin 3 years ago from Minnesota Author

OK Wayne-this is getting almost scary. LOL I just turned '50' on January 13 with my identical twin sister. I am soo glad you came by to read the story on intuition so we could make this awesome connection. BTW-I got that word, 'kindred spirits' from my father. He loved that word and used it when it was a fit. I think it's a word that says so much in so little. Again, so cool we met here on HubPages. I hope you have a great weekend my friend.


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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

Looking forward to talking with you some more : )


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lab143 3 years ago

This is a very helpful hub! I will have to listen more often to my gut feelings, instead of brushing them aside. Thanks for sharing this!


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Minnetonka Twin 3 years ago from Minnesota Author

I appreciate you coming by and reading my story. Glad to be a new follower. I'll come by and check out your hubs.


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DDE 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

An interesting hub that tells us to do what we think is right and in many cases this does work out your story told enlighten us.


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Minnetonka Twin 2 years ago from Minnesota Author

hi DDE-most of us are intuitive but we second guess ourselves. It can be helpful to listen and get us out of possible tricky situations. Thanks so much for coming by today.


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Jo_Goldsmith11 2 years ago

I really enjoyed reading this amazing beautiful article! I think the intution is a gift from God. It is a way to make sure we are ever present in what needs to be done at the right time. A reminder for me to trust the intution as it can lead us out of harms way. Very much enjoyed the blessing from reading this! :-) Up & shared...


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skye2day 2 years ago from Rocky Mountains

M Twin. Blessings my sister. I like what you said about the inner voice 'being divine' God is so good He whispers to us. At times I think He does a shaking to get our attention. The Holy Spirit has nudged me in my spirit to take action thousands of times. I would like to think the older I get the better I get at hearing His voice. There are days I do hear better than others. Thank God for HIS grace! When I do act on His nudging and follow the voice, I am always so grateful. Many times it is something like an appointment I have and almost forgot. Many times I will ask where I put something and when I am quiet in my spirit to hear, I do!. God is so good. I think if we would really home in on HIS voice at all times we would have many more very peaceful days. Growing up is not always easy. God is so into our lives He even knows how many hairs on on our head!

Thank You for sharing your story. I kn0w the feeling of anxiety all to well. There is one that delivers us from it! Jesus Christ, Amen. If I want to be rid of anxiety I praise God. I sing His songs or repeat scripture. The devil lies. I change my thoughts to HIS thoughts. God is not the author of anxiety or fear but of peace and of sound mind.

The enemy wants to take us from Jesus to fear. A bad feeling (instinct) is reason for me to pray in the Spirit. Who knows who we could be praying for?

Be anxious for nothing but in ALL things with praise in prayer and thanksgiving with supplication make your requests be made known to God and the peace of God will guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus. Phil 4:4-9

May the favor of God be on you today and always. Love, Skye.


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Minnetonka Twin 2 years ago from Minnesota Author

Dear Jo-and you visiting one of my hubs is a blessing to me. Yes, intuition is a skill and gift that we all have if we listen to it. I remember when I was in my twenties, telling my dad a story about this guy and how I knew he had bad intentions when he invited me outside for a chat. Dad was like, "I am so glad you listened to that voice inside you, it's always right, and don't ever second guess it." How I miss that man. Have a beautiful weekend Jo-I am home sick with a cold and sinus infection so I am catching up on reading hubs. Good way to slow me down. LOL


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Minnetonka Twin 2 years ago from Minnesota Author

Dear Skye-thank you for filling my heart and soul with the words and love of Jesus Christ. I am sick with cold and sinus infection which turns out to be a blessing as I am catching up on reading my friends hubs and their comments to me. I love that verse about God knowing every hair on our head. It's one of those lines that reminds me I am never ever alone. God is always with me. Glad you see the importance of intuition that our Lord gives us. I too am getting better at listening, the older I get. As I told Jo above, I am sure I got out of a very bad situation in my twenties because I listened. I truly think I would have been raped if I hadn't listened. When a police officer came to my dad's condo-as I was hearing noises and thought we may have a burglar-he came back a second time after scouring the area. It had been raining out and I was in my pj's with no shoes. He asked me to follow him outside as he had to show me something. I said what are you gonna show me, just tell me what you saw? He got angry when I questioned him. I turned around and shut the condo door and ran into my apartment. I told dad what happened the next morning (he was in bed sleeping when it happened) and he said he was glad I listened to my intuition and to always trust it. God bless you my friend.

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