Heed your inner voice no matter what

There are essential posts I have been meaning to write but somehow
didn´t get around to it.

This is however one of those posts.

This happened for some months ago, one afternoon.

I was famished, and grabbed a piece of brown bread baked with plums a friend had brought from a trip in Prague.

As I was eating having my thoughts intensely occupied with the composition at hand,
out of the blue I clearly heard this prompting voice inside of me:


What the hell is this, I thought, but obeyed immediately this irrational urging.

Before I continue, can you answer honestly: would you have considered this totally
unreasonable message?…

Would you…?

Anyway, thanks God I did:

As I was spitting it out, inside the bread, there was a fairly big something:

I hardly believed my eyes:

IT WAS A BENT NAIL…Verily, what are the chances to find a rather big nail in
a piece of brown bread?! 

Imagine the oddness of this…

I was flabbergasted. The literal and metaphorical significance of this is tremendous:
Had I not obeyed that warning voice, God knows if I would still be around to write
these words now.

Against all reason, I had been present enough to heed that divine admonishing.

So beware, pay attention: insidious dangers hide in the most unexpected places. There are moments when there is no one in flesh and blood out there to save you, except your intuition and your invisible friends.

So always trust your inner voice: it can be the difference between life and death.

About julienmatei
I feel an inner urge to express what I see, to communicate and share with others all these impressions. Often the things I see are there, not yet manifest, but waiting... to be observed, talked about, and embraced. These new insights need another approach, a more vivid curiosity... Due to fear and prejudice we prefer to see only "the official" truth - but THE OFFICIAL TRUTH IS DEAD - being dead, it has nothing to give... We can continue pretending Death is fascinating or... we can take the trouble to LIVE... THE NEW has no definition yet... Again, IT requires another "perception", the courage to apprehend everything differently, from a totally new angle, with new confidence and inquisitive touch. This blog is not about interesting concepts, it is about participation... finding new solutions, inspiration, togetherness.

6 Responses to Heed your inner voice no matter what

  1. Antonio Dias says:

    I’ve had similar moments when a clear feeling, one could call it a silent voice, warned me of imminent danger I could not see, allowing me to avoid something I had no “reasonable” chance of escaping otherwise.

    These are formative experiences of the most profound kind. The talk of trust and listening out of humility and in a full appreciation of our vulnerability ceases to be just talk when we’ve had these experiences.

    Glad to hear you heeded!

    • julienmatei says:

      Oh, that voice warning about imminent dangers…

      What a terrible price I paid those times I ignored it…

      This is wonderfully put:

      “These are formative experiences of the most profound kind. The talk of trust and listening out of humility and in a full appreciation of our vulnerability ceases to be just talk when we’ve had these experiences.”

      Thanks and blessings

  2. I too had a similar experience oh it has to be around 20 yrs ago now as I was driving to work alone on a narrow country lane.. used to the route you seem on automatic pilot, I wasn’t speeding, it was summer so daylight…
    When I heard quite clearly in my mind ‘Slow Down’ I looked at my speed meter and I was only just under 40 mph well below the speed for the lane… I didnt take any notice, When even Louder the Voice called ‘Slow DOWN! now! ‘ I reacted and put my foot to the break pedal but it was already half depressed ( I kid you not ) so my putting my weight on the brake acted like an emergency stop. I came abruptly almost to a halt, when a car doing break neck speed came around the next tight bend on my side of the road…. The look of horror on the young mans face and no doubt my own was a picture!…. for if I had not heard the inner voice… I would have had a head on collision!…

    So I Trust That inner voice Always and I now make sure I LISTEN! 🙂

    Thank you for sharing my friend

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