We may think we have fear, but do we really? In an instant, do we cower and hide or do our natural instincts kick in and help us?
Does our natural fight or flight instincts kick in or is there a third reaction that we have to fear?
This is just the question I answered the other night. I live on an infrequently traveled road with crunchy gravel, but on this night, a visitor came and taught me a lesson in trust.
Environment and Setting
It’s great because I feel like I’m going on a retreat every time I pull up to the house. It’s down a long road with a few neighbors and lots of trees.
The neighbors have a handful of dogs. They bark at everything. When we first traveled down the gravel road, they barked at us the first few times and then gradually lost interest because they started to recognize us.
On this evening, it was just like any other. I was late getting to bed and decided to write in my journal. When I was writing, I predicted someone was coming just one minute before. I prayed to God in that instant. He instructed me to turn on the light.
In this case, the prediction came through two voices. I’ve heard voices before that predicted situations that happened with the people whose voices I heard later. During each of these instances, I can’t understand what they’re saying, but I can tell their gender and see the people in my mind’s eye or get a quick snapshot of who they are intuitively. So I knew to pay attention.
About a minute later, a vehicle came down the road at one in the morning. The dogs barked, the gravel crunched, and my light was on when they came at that time of the night.
Help and Self Realization
I wouldn’t have called the police if I hadn’t heard my car alarm go off. It may not have even been my car alarm, but I heard a horn blaring as if someone had opened my car door or backed into my car. The driveway was hard to turn around in unless you back up the car.
So I called 911. In that same moment, I prepared myself for battle, standing tall and prepared to fight. There was no flight option. I was ready.
Ready to defend my family. Ready to defend myself. No fear.
It wasn’t until I stayed on the phone with the dispatcher that she kept asking me if anyone was walking around the house that fear slipped in.
I took a deep breath, looked out the window and said no.
When the officer arrived, there was no sign of anyone. They had likely left during the earlier crunch of tires and barking of dogs.
Earlier that day and week, I had been pestering God with a series of questions. I’m taking a series called Living Authentically with Deb Owen. I’d been working on some core issues from my past that need healing.
Doing this deep work always requires faith, letting go, and acceptance that I create my own future. So when Deb posted on her Facebook page, “Want to see massive changes in your life? Don’t pray asking God to change your circumstance. Ask Him to change you. It’ll blow your mind.”
I said I was up for the challenge. So that’s just what I did.
Lesson In Trust As Told Through Psychic Ivanna
During the course of the week, I had questions about my future so I called a psychic to ask them about it. This was another lesson in trusting God. That’s exactly what the psychic, Ivanna, told me to do. Her actual words were, “the fact that you’re calling me to go over this list of colleges you’re applying to is giving away your responsibility and power to trust your own intuition and make your own decisions.”
“But, I need to validate these feelings I get from God,” I said. “I have to do that by talking it out with someone else.”
“Then trust your own ability,” said Ivanna. “You could be doing readings for all of us. You’re a strong intuitive. You can easily do a session on yourself and get the answers you need or call a friend. The answers come from you anyway. I use your energy to see the answers.”
And that was when we ran out of time. Point taken, God.
I knew in that moment that a lesson was given to me that I’m sharing with you. Trust yourself. You know what to do in any given moment.