I was about 14 years old when my mother decided to 'dabble' in astrology. This was back in the 1960's and it was very difficult for her to get the materials she needed to study. Her father, who was a Mason, was able to get any book she wanted and it did not take her long to master the craft. She told me that as I aged, my 'psychic' ability would grow stronger. At 15, I just laughed at her and asked her, 'What psychic ability?'. I was carried away with my teenage years and early 20's and partying to even think of being 'psychic'.
When I was 5 months pregnant at age 26, I was washing dishes and looking out the kitchen window at my husband and two neighborhood children playing in the back yard. My husband had two Chow Chow dogs, Bear and Brandy, and they were playing with the children. All of a sudden all I could see was red, the sounds of the children fading into the background. I grabbed the sink with my wet hands and leaned against them until my 'vision' cleared and I could see again. My first thought was to get the children out of the back yard, immediately! I went outside and told my husband that the kids needed to come in for a snack, and he told me they were 'okay' and he would bring them in shortly.
Within 5 minutes of coming in the house, I heard a blood curdling scream as my husband was bringing one child in the house and screaming. The child was bleeding from a severe bite to his head, and there was red, everywhere. The child was okay, after a lot of stitches from where 'Bear' had bitten him, and we did, later, sell the dogs. My husband did tell me that night, at the hospital with the child, 'I wish I had brought the children in when you told me!' I knew what was going to happen, and then my mother's voice echoed in my head, 'As you get older, it will get stronger'.
That was the first time, and as I look back, I realize, that even then, I did not believe. But over the years, I have 'seen' things, as if time is in layers, and every now and then, I can see a layer of the future.