Please read my whole post before making replies. Intelligent discussion welcomed
Little Background: Most of my later life I have always had been lead by what I call a 'concentrated feeling' meaning its not just a random feeling I
get, this feeling seems to be my predominant feeling. Some may call this intuition. Now during my life, excluding the death of grandparents (they all
go sometime) I have had several immediate family members die is seemingly 'random' ways, all tragic, and all WAY before their time, my brother being
the worst, at 16 years old in a car accident. This has really been the unlucky side of my life.
But, on the other hand, I grew up in a above average, middle class, single parent family. Another death, was my father when I was five. But despite
being an only mother, she provided well for me and my siblings and grew up without ever being deprived, for example before the age of sixteen my mom
gave me the opportunity to travel to england, france, germany, australia, mexico, western states, and western canada.
It was at the age of 16 when I started to really get a grasp on life, my eyes opened to the world around me and its been almost 10 years and I feel
like im a world away from where I was. At my age now (mid 20's) most people would consider me and extremely lucky person for my age, I have done well
in business, lots of assets, generally doing 'good' with life. Although I attribute some of this success to 'above average' intelligence, but if I
look back on those years of going up the ladder to 'materialistic success' it appears things weren't random, and in fact things sort of 'fell into
I believe, that coincidences are an extreme rarity. Yet while I believe that, I look back on the last decade and the odds of the series of events that
let me to today would appear so random that it just shouldn't add up to where I am now. What I mean here, is that it has NEVER mattered what I wanted
in life, all I had to was want it. As long as I always had it in the back of mind, and keep in mind it didn't matter what 'it' was, be it a car, a
house, a job, a girl etc I cannot think of 1 thing especially in the last decade that I have wanted and not gotten. Over the years I developed my own
theory that if your mind truly wants something, and it's focused, that object is drawn to you as you walk down your path of life. I don't know if
any of you feel that way, but for me thats just how it's always been. Don't get me wrong, everything I achieved took dedication, and hard work BUT
alot of the things I accomplished, especially before I was even twenty, just don't happen to most people. But as I said, for the most part I don't
feel this has anything special to do with me, rather the roll of the dice in my life has always worked out great (other than family dying).
Now the discussion I want to have with ATS members is do you guys feel that your being drawn down a path in life that seems not to be random, but
instead some sort of design? Does it seem like 'accidents' in your life, like an unlikely meeting, or an unlikely awakening to certain knowledge
just did not seem to be a 'coincidence'.
I have had multiple dreams over my life that have come true, the most striking one, a few months before my cousin died I had two dreams about driving
his truck. I had never driven it, nor been in it, in fact I had only seen it twice. After his death, my family decided that I was the one that should
get the truck, and it was suddenly given to me.
Now I don't claim to be one bit to be psychic, or anything of that nature because I have a hard time believing in things that I can't prove and this
has happened so seldomly in my life that if I am a psychic I am terrible one! But the point I am trying to make is, what is the odds of that
happening? And it seems that the more you look at the 'odds' of events taking place the more it seems to be less random.
Another phenomenon I am sure you guys have experienced happens like this, you have a friend in life, and for whatever reason you haven't seen or
talked to that person for a long time lets say a month or two. Then one day your driving (making food, or at work etc) and suddenly you think of that
person out of no where. You don't know why, nothing has reminded you of them and it seems that person has simply 'popped' into your head. Then
within the next 24hours, which is generous, cause most times I experience this it happens much quicker. But in a short period of time, that person
suddenly contacts you 'randomly' or you 'randomly' run into them out in public. What are the odds?
Another phenomenon, Dejavu, some people believe that a certain sensory reaction brings up a memory - or something to that effect. Here's the problem,
as I became aware of dejavu the more I attempted to predict the outcome of the event as I realized I was experiencing it. Now consistently I can
always predict the next event thats about to happen, just as I am sure most of you do the same as if you just some how KNEW. But what are the odds?
What this all comes back to here, is my believe in an external force that seems to guide me (and I assume the rest of you) down a certain path of life
for a certain reason. Death taught me that life happens for a reason, for if it *could* have been any other way it *would* have been, but it quite
simply couldn't. Are we all truly connected and 'one'? Is there a way of tapping into your 'intuition' to benefit your life or perhaps even see
or predict your future?
Im really excited to hear about your guys experiences and what your opinions are about my 'theory's'.
"The world is like a ride at an amusement park, when you choose to go on it you think its real, cause that's how powerful our minds are, and the
ride goes up and down, around and around, it has thrills and chills, and its very brightly colored and its very loud. And it's fun for awhile, some
people have been on the ride for a long time and they begin to question 'is this real, or is this just a ride?'. And other people have remembered
asnd they come back to us, and they say 'hey don't worry, dont be afraid, ever, because it's just a ride'. And we kill those people. Shut him up,
we have alot invested in this ride, shut him up! Look at my furrows of worry, my big bank acccount, my family, this has to be real. But we always kill
those people that try and tell us that, and let the demons run a muck. But it doesn't matter cause its all a ride." - Bill Hicks