posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 11:08 PM
This is more of a general curiosity of mine. I've spoken with some close family members about this and they've looked at me like I was insane.
Figured I'd throw on ATS and see what kind of bites I could get.
In short, when I was a kid, I had an imaginary friend. He would ride a bike beside our moving vehicle and I'd watch him jump over obstacles and do
really cool things. At night, when I went to sleep, I'd wrap my pillow round my head to shut off the ambient sounds of the city and would listen to
my heartbeat in my ears. Didn't know it was my heartbeat, though, never made the connection. But it sounded like boots crunching through dry snow.
Every night I'd imagine my friend trodding forever onward, wondering where he was going, what heroic and awesome deeds he would perpetrate. When I
was doing something I'd always imagine Shift (that was the name I chose. Came from a science fiction book.) sitting there beside me, stopping me
from making a mistake. Eventually, I grew up and Shift sorta faded from my imagination.
But his corrections never did. He would do things like move my arm, make me drop something. Lose things. Forget things.
Shift may have been an aspect of my imagination, but that aspect is still alive in me today. When I'm doing something and I make an obvious, stupid,
simple mistake, I stop and examine what I'm doing very closely. I simple example. When I was in High School, I reached in my backpack and withdrew
a pencil I would use on a Scantron test. I took it to sharpen it at the teacher's desk... I'm a fairly agile person and have excellent eye/hand
coordination, but I actually missed the pencil sharpener. So I stopped and examined my hand, then the pencil... turned out, it wasn't a #2 pencil
and wouldn't have been read by the Scantron machine. It was an important test and, until that moment, I didn't realize I owned any non-#2 pencils.
I silently thanked Shift for another assist, got a #2 then aced the test.
Sometimes, Shift assists me in little ways. Like doing the brakes on my SUV. Keep dropping the 10mm wrench. After the third time, I stop and
examine what I'm doing. Turns out I forgot the retaining bracket for the brake shoes. Can't get a grip on the Coffee canister lid, stop and look
around to find out I'm out of sugar or milk and would have wasted the coffee if I'd brewed it. (I know, I'm a sissy for not drinking it
Sometimes, Shift assists me in major ways. Can't find my phone on my way out the door to work, realize I've also forgotten my ID badge, wallet, or
something else. Can't get the key in the door to the SUV, immediately check the blinkers, lights, gauges, and inspection/registration stickers when
I get in. Get my attention drawn to something early in the morning, think about it all day long, then realize there are no jumper cables in my car.
Buy a set and two days later the alternator goes out.
Anyways, Shift has been with me all of my life and keeps me from screwing things up and helps me out. I can give him credit for saving my life on
My question to the ATS crowd, is: Do you have a similar story or experiences? Am I alone in this arena? And if not, is this my Gaurdian Angel?
Divine intervention? My subconscious? Or just blind luck?