How many times have you had an experience when something, perhaps a voice in your head, tells you to do something that you hadn't planned?
Maybe a little voice tells you to drive a different way home from your normal route and then you find out that you in fact missed a big traffic jam. Or have you ever experienced a feeling, a buzz, that something is going to happen, you feel 'on high alert' but don't know why, it's like you are waiting for something to happen.. and then you receive a call to say one of the kids is feeling ill at school and needs collecting.
What about when for no reason you go to a different supermarket to your normal store and bump into somebody you haven't seen for a long time, and its wonderful to reconnect with them, especially when they can help you with an issue that you are struggling with.
Are these experiences driven by your intuition, are they just co-incidences, or are they in fact spiritual guidance from loved ones who want you to know that they are there, that they guide you, and are protecting you?
Whilst I've always been aware of energy around me, until my spiritual pathway was kick started with the arrival of my kids, I hadn't always looked and listened for spiritual signs. I kind of took things for granted. In fact, with a busy working life I really didn't give things much thought, I just believed that there was 'more to this life' and that was about it!
However now again there were signs from spirit, signs that loved ones were indeed looking out for me, helping me, and protecting me from harm.
Once incidence in particular stays front of my mind. This event happened some 15 years ago, long before my spiritual journey really got going, but it left me with the profound knowledge that there are high forces looking after us.
On a bright Sunday afternoon in mid summer, I was driving home after spending time with my mum. I had to drive down a dual carriageway, travelling towards a huge roundabout in my home town. This well known roundabout has traffic lights on the junctions of the adjoining routes.
The roads in general were pretty clear, not a lot of traffic was about, and no cars were up close behind me. With the radio on and the sun shining I was having quite a nice little drive, enjoying the feeling of being alive on such a gorgeous day and looking forward to getting home.
As I approached the roundabout I could see the lights were on green, I had right of way to maneouvre round on the inside lane, to go right towards home. I could also see that the lights for the road coming from the right were on red. Great stuff, I had right of way to get round and would get home quicker!
But for some reason I slowed right down and then abruptly stopped at the junction of the roundabout. I had a green light, I should have joined the roundabout, but I didn't.
I just knew I had to stop. I didn't have a voice telling me to stop. I had a feeling that I had to stop. I can't explain it other than a knowing that even though the lights were on green I needed to stop at the junction.
I sat stationary at the junction for only a few seconds, the traffic light for my joining road was still on green and I could see the traffic light for the road coming from the right was still on red.
Out of no where, from the right, came a speeding car, hurtling straight through the red lights. It flew past me, ignoring the red traffic light and cutting across the lane that I should have been travelling in.
I knew then that someone was looking after me. They had made me stop on that green light, because if I had carried on as I was meant to then that speeding car would have smashed straight into me, straight into the drivers side of my car.
It wasn't my intuition that made me stop - at that time in my life I didn't even listen to my intuition! It wasn't a co-incidence either, after all who stops on a green light?!.
It was a spiritual intervention. And I to this day I thank those who continue to guide and protect me.
With blessings xx