Volume 16, Number 23
March 30, 2010

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anna “Coincidence?”

“Trust yourself.  You know more than you think you do.” -Benjamin Spock

A very frequent theme in my reflections, articles, blog posts, etc. is the general and complete distrust we have towards ourselves and our bodies. From the very simple things, such as stuffing ourselves full of medicine at the slightest hint of an illness, to not trying to interpret its signals and pushing it way beyond its limits. The medicine topic I will cover sometime later, but what I want to point out now is the general distrust, the contradiction between our minds and hearts. The fact that we believe that we know better and more than our higher 'I', that only contacts  us through dreams, signs, hints, feelings, warnings. The little voice in the back of your head, your guardian angel, the 'gut' feeling, third eye, your intuition, whichever you prefer to call it. But these signs are rarely something like a gigantic flashing neon billboard with the word “stop” and fourteen exclamation marks. These things are on higher levels of understanding, dealing with higher energies. So they are subtle. We have to be open to them and know how to listen and interpret them, or else we might miss them entirely.

It is fact that intuition, or a way of obtaining higher knowledge, exists.  Scientists all around the world have been studying this phenomenon of “knowing without reasoning.” Countless tests and examples exist, from laboratory testing, of guessing drawings on cards without looking at them, to the countless predictions that psychics have made throughout history. If you do a little research, you can find that nearly every singe major catastrophe has been predicted by psychics or a medium sometimes 10 or even more years before the event actually happened! But because of people's cynical outlook on this, the predictions were ignored and the events occurred. The most famous examples are perhaps Nostradamus and Vanga, who predicted the 9/11 attack on the USA, the beginning of the World Wars, the death of Princess Diana, as well as other significant events.

But if you don't believe in that, let's take a scientific approach: it has been proven statistically, that airplane flights, or any other mode of travel for that matter, that are doomed to crash have an unusually low number of passenger turnout: many passengers change their mind at the last minute, many are late, as opposed to successful trips, when passengers fly without hesitation and are on time, its always at least a 15% difference. What influences the people to miss the doomed trip? Coincidence?

Also a pretty famous example: the novel “Futility” by Morgan Robertson, which tells the story of a gigantic ship called the Titan, that crashes into an iceberg and sinks. Curious thing is the novel was published in 1898, which is 14 years before the actual Titanic was built, and sank. Coincidence?

What about the predictions or tests I mentioned before? They cannot be coincidences: from algebra we know that there is a certain coefficient of probability, which tells of how likely an event can occur. Well, it has been calculated how probable it is that so many of the predictions will come true, or the probability of guessing cards without looking. The results are much, much higher than they should be. Mathematically it cannot be a coincidence. There has to be a separate factor influencing the events. Fate? Intuition? This is where scientists shake their heads. Because to be able to see the whole picture we must look outside the box of materialistic and scientific thinking. Most people nowadays believe in God, unquestionably, without any real materialistic proof. Why is it then so hard to believe that there are higher forces that we can use to make decisions, guess future events, etc? And if we can believe in them, then, why are we so afraid to trust in them? Why are we so afraid to trust ourselves?

“It is through science that we prove, but through intuition that we discover.” Henri Poincare
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