A bit of a break from the politics and economics.
A friend of mine asked on another forum about people’s creepy/unexplainable experiences.
Mine wasn’t “creepy” per se but something I’ve never been able to explain.
Back in the mid 80’s I was in a martial arts class that was more fringe than most. (Never you mind what it was.) Weirdness and all, I got a lot of benefit out of it in a number of ways, but that’s neither here nor there.
One of the things they did was various “sensitivity drills” . There was a lot of mumbo jumbo to explain it which I won’t go into, particularly since I don’t particularly believe it. However the results of the drills could be interesting. One of the drills had the people in the class form a loose circle about 15-20 ft across facing outward. The room was a rented school gym. The walls were painted concrete. I mention that to emphasize that they weren’t something you can see a reflection in. You’ll see why that’s important shortly.
One person stood in the center with a wooden training pistol. He was supposed to point it at people at random and focus “intention” on them. Whoever he was pointing at was supposed to feel the “intention” and pivot to face the guy with the fake gun.
So, there I was standing in that circle, feeling really silly. Then, without even realizing I’d move, I was facing the center and there was the guy with the gun pointing right at me.
To this day, I have no idea what prompted me to pivot at that particular moment. The usual stuff–seeing a reflection, feeling air movement from the center guy’s actions, catching the guy next to me turning out of the corner of my eye and simply being “next”–were all eliminated by the setup and situation. I just don’t know. Probably there was something “mundane” that explained it but…”there are more things in heaven and Earth, Horatio…”
There have been other instances where I’ve made some instinctive sudden action that proved to be “right” for the situation where I had no idea what prompted the action. Again, I suspect that the most likely reason is something I picked up on that just didn’t rise to the level of conscious awareness.
Whatever it was, it’s never been consistent, not something I could rely on. Believe me, there have been times I could have used whatever early warning I sometimes got, especially that time a car pulled out while I… Yeah. Could have used it but not there.
So, no real point here. Just some musing on some interesting occurrences.