My name is Tee and recently there have been a number of "weird" coincidences that I can no longer overlook as being coincidences. Throughout my life I have had unexplained feelings about certain situations, people, and locations. I would occasionally feel that I should not be in certain locations only to discover later that I should have trusted my intuition. An example of this occurred when I was sixteen and a couple of my girlfriends and I decided that we wanted to attend the local fireworks show at the lake. For some reason, I just had a nagging feeling that we shouldn't go. I mentioned this to the girls but eventually they convinced me that we should go and nothing would happen. While on the way, a car cut us off and we were in a car accident and nearly went over a bridge. Fortunately we were all okay, but it could have been a really bad situation in which someone had gotten seriously injured or worse died. Thinking back now, I really should have paid attention to what I was feeling.
The following year, I had another particularly troubling event in which I had that "feeling" again. One Saturday afternoon, my cousin and her family came by for a quick visit before heading out to a cookout. This wasn't unusual as she came over fairly regularly. What made this particular situation weird to me was the fact that she had her mother in law with her. I remember having a really random thought of, "Why does she have her mother in law sitting in the back seat?" Totally random thought but it was one of those things I shook off. After coming outside to say hello to everyone, she and I went into the house. She excused herself to the restroom, and I was sitting on my bed feeling like I needed to go back outside and say goodbye to everyone. This feeling was so strong, unlike anything I have ever felt. I sat on my bed for a couple of minutes with this feeling in my stomach like I really needed to tell her goodbye. Like usual, I brushed this feeling off because she was going to come back later that evening. Later on that day, we had gotten a call that she and her family were in a really bad accident and she died instantly. Her mother in law also died that same day but she died from complications from an illness that she was suffering from that no one knew about. For a long time after this situation, I felt like if I had just trusted my gut and gone out to say goodbye, maybe I would have delayed them and they wouldn't have gotten into the car accident. It was also a long time before I remembered the random thought that I had about the seating locations. Maybe if she had been sitting in the backseat she may not have died. One could drive themselves crazy with thoughts such as these. I have since come to realize that the message to say goodbye meant that the situation was going to happen whether or not I intervened. The message was just to say goodbye because it was her time.
Another situation occurred later that same year in which my older sister and nephew were brutally murdered. It was just after Thanksgiving, and I was home one Saturday evening lounging on the couch watching a movie. My sister calls and says why don't you come over and spend the night. I told her that I would call her back once the movie went off. We joked for a few minutes about how she was interrupting my movie. I told her that I would call her when my movie was over. Once again this feeling comes over me, "Don't go!" I sat with this feeling for awhile, trying to understand why I didn't want to go. I thought to myself, I am supposed to go over tomorrow, there is no reason not to go tonight. But because this feeling was so strong, I said to her that I didn't feel like going out that night. She then remarked that I was now interrupting her movie and that she would see me tomorrow. About an hour later, my cousin calls and says come over. I say, "Alright, let me pack a bag and I will be on my way." I look back on this situation and it is clear that someone was definitely giving me messages. In any event, early the next morning my mom comes to pick me up from my cousins with the news that my sister was brutally murdered and her body was found at the grocery store with my nephew in the car. My sister was in the midst of a child support battle with her ex-boyfriend who didn't want to pay. He had gotten her address from the papers and lured her away from her house under the guise that he wanted to see his son. She had to go out to get diapers so she took the baby with her, and they agreed to meet at the grocery store. Unfortunately when she arrived, the grocery store which was supposed to be open 24 hours, was closed for repairs. Her ex-boyfriend shot her 19 times and shot my nephew 5 times in the face. Had I gone over there, I probably would have been with her because I definitely wouldn't have let her go alone.
As I have gotten older, I have been paying more attention to the feelings that I have about certain things. I have had situations where I have known certain things and have no idea why I know them. Many of my friends have started to notice that advice that I give them has come to pass. Often times when I have conversations with them, I don't remember them. Now I don't have a particularly bad memory but I find myself saying stuff like, "I said that," and really having no recollection of having the conversation. A few days ago I was having a conversation with my co-worker and we were talking about the pending date for her delivery. She was telling me that she hoped the baby would stay in for another 2 weeks. I looked at the calendar in front of me and settled on the 29th. I said to her nope he is coming January 29th. She says no don't say that he needs to cook a little more. I said okay, I will keep my fingers crossed but I think 29th. I gave her a call on the 29th and her husband answers and says we are at the hospital the baby is coming. She had a healthy baby boy born on January 29th. This is not the first time that this has happened either.
Recently I went to see a psychic. She performed a tarot reading and everything she had to say was either true, or has since come to be true. One of the things she said was that I am psychic and I need to learn to trust it more. She explained that I have been having psychic experiences since I was little and that I need to develop it. Now I don't consider myself a skeptic, but I have to wonder if what I have been experiencing is coincidences, or just random acts of intuition? Hopefully someone can help shed some light on this.