Sunday, January 17, 2010

In The Arms Of The Angels

Sometimes my intuitiveness is both a gift and a curse. I know things, see things, feel things and history has proven that these intuitions are often accurate. I don't tell you this to brag because quite the opposite is true. I am humbled and often scared by these insights and intuitions and always challenged about what to do with the 'information'. Do I tell the person what I "see" or do I step away in silence - which can be deafening. The simple answer is both options are possible - it depends on the situation, the person and the intuition/information I am holding. Some awareness's are greater than others in regards to their potential liability.

For the most part, I say what I am feeling, seeing, aware of and why. The closer the relationship the harder it gets some times. And those relationships that I am not particularly secure in are the most difficult to approach with my intuitions and warnings. I try my best to approach these heart to heart conversations openly and with no attachment to the outcome since the outcome is not about me. I would be dishonest if I said that were always true - I am more often than not very attached to the outcome because I am 'warning' someone I love about impending doom or tragedy and I want them to "heed my words". Oh my I sound lie a dictator. :-) I trust you get what i am saying. phew.......

Today I had to share one of my intuitions with one of my daughters. I was quite frightened because no one really wants to hear the truth, or in this case, my intuition of the truth. I was very happy she listened - and she also agreed with much of what I felt and thought AND she is aware from within her own intuitive self of one particularly tragic possible scenario happening if interventions are not initiated and put in motion. Her struggle is that she feels her hands are tied and that she has done all she can do to "run interference" and that t he "system" is such that until tragedy strikes her shared concerns are dismissed. Regardless of her position, truthful or not, I spoke from my heart. I put my intuitive fears out on the table and offered to be part of any further initiation for interventions she chooses.

That is the best and the most I can do. Meanwhile - I will hold her close and pray she moves forward knowing that she is not alone. And So I place her as well

In The Arms Of The Angels"










LOVE GAIL,
PEACE........


35 comments:

Teresa said...

Hi Gail,
I know what you are talking about...it is difficult to know when to speak up and when to remain silent. I think it also depends upon the circumstance and the person and right timing...I think mothers have strong intuition concerning their children. I have no answers...but I will be praying (((HUGS))) T

Gail said...

HI TERESA_

Thank you for your support and understanding and honesty, always. And of course, for the prayers!!

Love to you
Gail
peace.....

Charlotte said...

It is always hard to know when to give advice and when not to. I have never known or been around anyone with a strong an intuition as you have. But I know a lot of times I perceive that someone is going down the wrong path in their life and it isn't easy to know what to say or when to say it. It does call for a lot of prayer. Thank you for sharing.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Gail said...

Hi Charlotte

"thank you" for visiting and for your kind and understanding words to me. I will stop by your place soon.

Love Gail
peace.....

Eileen said...

I'm happy to hear that your daughter was open to your intuition. That at least must give you a sense of peace, but I'm sure that anxious ill feeling still lurks inside.
I've been there/am there with certain situations pertaining to my daughter and grandson, but my daughter is not open at all to anything I have to say, no matter how I approach her. So I've learned to say nothing on certain subjects and just try to stay more 'aware' of the situation myself. On a rare occasion I will broach certain subjects though if I have a strong intuition about something such as you, and then I throw caution to the wind because I feel that forewarned is forearmed. And even if my daughter seems not to be receptive, well, at least I've planted the seed.

I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
I'm glad you said something.
Love to you,
Eileen

CordieB said...

In this instance, I suspect your intuition is laced with fear and the natural protective nature of a mother for her child. As mothers, we hold a special intuition when it comes to the well being of our children. This protective intuition is seen in all species, not just we human mothers. All I can say is when it comes to my children, I'd rather to have spoken what I felt, and be wrong, then to have not said a word and have been correct in my intuition. I can always eat crow if I'm wrong; but if I'm right and not say anything...then what???

Speak your truths with love and compassion, Gail. Hurt feelings can be mended when they are delivered with love and good intention. But the hurt of remaining silent when we feel we may have made a difference often takes an eternity to heal.

Blessings to you, my sister in spirit.

Love, C.

cinner said...

Hey Girl, I believe in all of this, I think it is how you confront a situation that matters, one of caring and love for your daughter. My prayers are with you and her Gail. My heart goes out to you. Hugs.

Clif said...

I like and agree with what my wife, Charlotte said. I don't really have any words of my own for what you wrote. I'm afraid I don't fully understand---but I'm trying. I love the video. The song is both haunting and helpful at the same time. Thank you for posting today.

Bernie said...

I think most mothers have "intuition" when it comes to their children.....at times we want to just wrap them in our arms and keep them safe and that is not always possible.
I think your strong intuition must at times be a burden Gail, and yes I'm sure it can be frightening.
Good Luck with these issues and I too will add my prayers with the others......:-) Hugs

Gail said...

HI CLIFF-

Nice to meet you, welcome. I am glad you liked the song, it is a long time favorite of mine. :-)

Love Gail'
peace.....

Gail said...

HI CINNER-

Oh yes, the "how" is real important, way more than the "what". I was very careful with her today and so she could "hear" me, actually listen. phew. Thanks for your loving friendship and prayers.

Love you
Gail
peace.....

Gail said...

HI CORDIE-

In reading your comment your words mirror my own heart, thoughts of hope and fear to a tee - I believe my post made all those same points of wonder and a mother's hopes and fears. "Thank you" so much for your shared understanding.

Love to you
Gail
[peace.....

Gail said...

HI EILEEN-

I feel a real kinship with you on these matters. I so appreciate your sharing of similar struggles with your daughter - I, like you am very cautious about how I say things because she can dismissed in an instant if I cross what feels like a line of some sort - and I know you know what I am talking about. Today I took the risk and crossed the line and it went okay. phew. You are a gem Eileen and your sharing makes me feel normal. phew.

Love you
Gail'
peace......

Gail said...

HI BERNIE-

"thank you" so much for your continued friendship, support, love and prayers. This situation already has a life of it's own and it is up to my daughter now to do what is necessary.

Love to you
Gail
peace......

Margie said...

Dear Gail
You are a very good mother and sharing your intuition with your daughter was the right thing to do!
So glad that she listend to you!

Take good care!

May your days be blessed and full of joy!

Margie

Choices said...

Hi Gail,
There is nothing like a mother's intuition. Mother's have a strong bond with their children that runs so deep. It is very hard to speak to our children about those intuitions that we have. I am so glad that you were strong enough to express your feelings to your daughter. The best part is that, she was willing to listen.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Take care and blessing to your family.

Gail said...

HI MARGIE-

Thanks so much - your kind support and understanding means so much.

HI CHOICES-Anne

thank you as well for your kind words to me. and yes, the best part is she could listen to me. Amen

Love to you]
Gail
peace.....

justsomethoughts... said...

what a beautiful song by sarah Mclachlan

and what a great post
really strikes a chord

Diana said...

I try and let them know when I sense something is up. It's like I have this weird thing that I do with my family. Whenever they go somewhere,I have to say "be careful". If I don't and something were to happen, I know that I would always think that I should have said "be careful". I know this sounds really stupid, but it's just a thing. So yes, if I sense something is up, I do open my mouth! Love Di

Wanda said...

We all should listen more to our inner voices or instincts...there is nothing wrong with speaking of our fears in a positive way to our children...when it is done in love for them and their well-being.
Hope your strong intuition has helped the situation.

Teacher's Pet said...

Gail...I do know that a Mother's intuition is something that we Mothers understand...and it is hard to know whether to share or not to share. You are her Mother. A Mother's first instinct is to protect her child...and it is good that she listened. It is now up to her to decide what to do...and up to us to pray. Rest assured, that I will, my friend.
Hugs from Jackie

Gail said...

HI JACKIE-
Thanks SO much for your understanding and your prayers. And you are so right that it is a mother's natural instinct to protect. Amen.

Love to you
Gail
peace......

Gail said...

HI WANDA-

Thank you so much for your shared wisdom and support. I agree with you 100% about listening to our 'inner voice'. I trusted mine and the rest is up to her and God.

Love to you
Gail
peace.......

Gail said...

HI DIANA-

I love how you think! :-) And I so get it - I really believed that if I didn't say something and a tragedy happened,well, I Shutter to think!!!

You are amazing
Love to you
Gail
peace......

Gail said...

HI JUST SOME THOUGHTS-

Nice to meet you. I am glad you enjoyed the post and the song. :-)

Love Gail
peace.....

Brian Miller said...

gail,

thanks for dropping by yesterday. i tend to speak mymind as well...but always try to temper it with love. our answers may not always be the ones that work, but sometimes it helps just to make them aware. and of course, i always try to be open as well. smiles.

b

Gail said...

HI BRIAN-

So nice to have you visit. :-) And yes, I, like you, speak softly and lovingly. And as they say, awareness is half the problem solved.

Have a great day.

Love Gail
peace.....

cinner said...

Gail, I left an award on my blog for you today. Be well my friend.

Gail said...

Hi Cinner-

"Thank you" - wow, Ok - I will go and check it out.

Love Gail
peace.....

Stephanie said...

Hi Gail-
I didn't realize you were an intuit? That is so cool and yet I can completely understand how it can be a burden.
Your daughter is lucky to have you...sounds like you have learned how to walk the fine line of sharing and simply holding others in prayer.
xo

Lola said...

"know things, see things, feel things"

I know what you mean Gail because sometimes I'm very intuitive too. I'm not scared though, I love this gift but I'm not as open as you are. I don't often say what I'm feeling and your approach is probably better than mine. I also have to admit that these intuitions are rare.

Gail said...

HI LOLA-

Always so nice to have you visit. :-)

And you too huh? Rare or otherwise it is a unique feeling to somehow "know".

Love to you
Gail
peace.....

Gail said...

HI SEPHANIE-

So glad you came by. :-)

An intuit? Good word. And ya, for the most part I know that line between speaking and silent prayer.

Love to you
Gail
peace.....

Wonderingsoul said...

Dear Gail,

I think intuition comes from being so so so in tune with others that you feel rather than 'think'...
It's something that goes beyond the realms of empathy and into something much deeper.

In The Arms Of The Angels is a song I can't listen to without thinking of a couple of specific people.
It always makes my eyes sting.

Sometimes it really is the only thing we can do.

So much love to you
x

Gail said...

HI WINDERINGSOUL_

So nice to see you. :-) And yes, my intuition in some situations is deep and strong.

ANd that song stings my eyhes too and certan people alwayhs come to mind as well. I so understand.

Love to you
Gail
peace......