Intuition and Safety—How Your Intuition Can Help Keep Your Child Safe

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Intuition and SafetyCan your intuition and connection with your higher self help keep you and your children safe? I believe the answer is a resounding yes, and I’m writing this article in response to MaryEllen Tribby’s heartfelt post about the three dreadful events that happened in Orlando mid-June, particularly the tragic death of two-year-old Lane Graves.

In her article titled, “Stop the Blaming and Shaming: Overcoming Tragedies Together,” MaryEllen Tribby’s focus was on the two-year-old boy who was attacked and killed by an alligator at one of Disney’s finest hotels and how his parents must now feel. Especially with so many, through social media, blaming and shaming the parents for their son’s tragic loss.

Being the parent of three children herself, MaryEllen recounts how she was lucky there were no cars driving by when her two-year-old girl darted into the parking lot while she was grabbing her briefcase from the front seat of her car. Or the time her toddler son smacked face-first onto the parking lot from her SUV, as she moved away the shopping cart.

MaryEllen writes that children do not come with an owner’s manual and we cannot hold them in our laps until they’re 18. She’s grateful her own split-second mistakes did not result in tragedy. Which is why, she says, instead of blaming and shaming the parents who have suffered the loss of their children, let’s offer them love and support.

But There’s Something More Parents Can Do

I agree with MaryEllen wholeheartedly. But I also want to add there is something more we as parents can do to help keep our children safe: We can strengthen the relationship with our higher self (our soul—which is our connection with the Universe, Everything There Is, God) and follow our intuition, promptly and consistently. We actually can use the innate power within us that hardly anyone knows about … least of all, how to develop it.

I have two children of my own, an 18-year-old and a 21-year-old, and I’ll share some examples where my intuition helped keep my children safe.

Three Real-Life Examples …

When my younger daughter Julianne was between three and four months old, I placed her in one of those bouncy seats and put her on the broad kitchen counter while I unloaded the dishwasher one morning. Bouncy seats are designed for babies between three and six months old, and she lay back, playing with the spinning toys attached to the bouncy seat.

I was putting food containers away when I heard a strange noise, like the sound you’d expect a baby to make if she were in a roller coaster and her stomach dropped. I spun around instantly and caught her and the bouncy seat in my arms. She had bounced off the top rack of the dishwasher, straight into my arms.

I can’t even begin to imagine what would have happened had I not turned around in time. I heard some babies have died when dropped from several feet. (Note to parents and grandparents: Never ever put your baby in a bouncy seat on an elevated surface.)

Another time when Julianne was two, she, her sister Angelika and I went out the back gate of our house to the association pool. Angelika and I were loaded down with towels, swim noodles and other gear, allowing Julianne to slip away and get to the pool first. By the time I got there, less than 10 seconds later, she was nowhere to be seen.

First I did a quick scan of the pool but didn’t see her. I called her name “Julianne, Julianne!” and did a 360º around the landscaped area but didn’t see her there, either. Then I stood silent by the pool and became aware of a chill creeping down my spine. The next thing I “heard” in my head was, “eagle eye, pretend you have the vision of an eagle.” I scanned the pool again carefully and this time, saw a little hand coming out of the pool on the far, deep end. I rushed over and grabbed her hand and she was fine.

The third example is more recent, when Julianne was 14. It was early in her freshman high school year, a Friday night, and she was sleeping over at a girlfriend’s house. I kept in texting contact with her—until around 10:30 pm when she stopped texting back. Feeling something wasn’t right about our conversation, I went out to go look for her. But neither she nor her friend were at the friend’s house. And neither did they answer their phones. I called my older daughter Angelika (who was 17 then) and told her to help find her sister.

Then the friend’s parent and I walked down the street to a third girl’s house where they were all supposed to be—at least that’s what he was told. But they weren’t there, either. And as we walked back I got an alert that someone on my cell phone plan had just called 911.

I called Julianne’s friend, who answered because she didn’t recognize my number. After some discussion, we got the address of the party they attended a few blocks away. By the time we got there, several police cars lined the street and 20 to 30 teenagers sat on the curb, awaiting their parents’ arrival.

I called Angelika, who told me she had Julianne with her. It turned out someone at the party had already texted Angelika to come get her sister as she had a few beers too many and mental health drugs, was puking in the bathtub. Angelika checked out the party and found out it was given by a 17-year-old boy whose parents were away for the weekend. Then as she helped Julianne to her car she thought to herself, This is wrong. That’s when she called the police.

What To Pay Attention To

As a parent, you must be vigilant and act promptly when you hear odd, unexpected noises, receive intuitive thoughts or impressions, or get the subtle feeling that something isn’t right.

It’s also important to teach your children to listen to their intuition. Every time they ignore their intuition they weaken their relationship with their higher self, put themselves at risk, and even give up their power. Preteen and teenage girls in particular experience this.

Teach Your Teen, Too.

Teach your teen to pay attention to that little feeling in the pit of her stomach or that quiet, still voice that says, “Maybe I shouldn’t be doing this” when someone tries to talk her into doing something not in her best interest. Girls give up their power to boys all the time and regret it later. And when they ignore their intuition, they diminish their relationship with their higher self and their innate power.

It’s clear to me that listening to your intuition will help keep your children safe. In fact, when I was writing my first book, and in constant intuitive flow, I received the strong impression that strengthening the relationship with our higher self absolutely helps to keep us and our children safe.

Besides, God, the Divine, has another motive. When you’re following your inner guidance you’re helping to create a new world, a world that works for everyone (well, that is the Divine Plan …). Which means your spirit guides will want to keep you around so that you can actually fulfill that mission!

To strengthen the relationship with your higher self, follow the steps in the Quick Start Guide available on this blog. And if you have a story to share, an example of when you followed your intuition and it helped keep you or your child safe, please share it in the comment section below. Thank you!

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  1. Linda Palfreyman said:

    Hello Christine, reading this reminded me of when my daughter was 14 and had a friendship with a girl of 12. The 12 yr. old was very grown up for her years. I suppose you would call her “streetwise”. My daughter was young for her age and a bit naive and trusted everyone. One day my daughter asked if she could spend the night at this friends house so I asked where she lived. I said that would be ok so long as they didn’t stay up too late and trusted that they would be good. I let her go as she was an only child and wanted her to experience these things like everyone else. We often had her friends to stay with us as well. However, later that evening I began to feel uneasy, so I rang the girls home to speak to my daughter only to be told by the girl’s mother that they were out at a party but she didn’t know where. I drove to their house and asked again where they were and she was very vague but didn’t seem too worried about it. I was so concerned and drove around the neighbourhood trying to find them but couldn’t. I ended up sitting outside their home until the girls came walking down the road, at which point as my daughter saw me, she went very sheepish. I was so relieved I think all I said to her was get your things, you are coming home now. I guess it was about 11.30 pm by this time. She said sorry and I said just go to bed we’ll talk in the morning. I explained the next day that I wanted her to have fun but there was plenty of time to do these things as she matured. I know that had things got out of hand, she wouldn’t have known what to do. I wanted to keep her safe. My daughter is 44yrs. now and we have laughed about this but she never forgot it. She has a 4yr old son and I think she more than understands the trials of a parent now. Not an easy job but you are right that we must trust our intuition. Thank you for your blogs Christine, keep em coming.

    July 3, 2016
    • Thanks Linda for your comment, it’s great to hear from you! Are you over the pond in England?

      Your daughter must have been surprised to see you at her friend’s house, waiting for her. As were mine when they heard I was out a few blocks away, looking for her.

      Thanks again for contributing to the discussion.

      July 3, 2016
      • Linda Palfreyman said:

        Yes I am over the pond in England Christine, and yes my daughter was very surprised to see me waiting for her. Now she is a parent herself she understands why I did it, but she said she had never felt so embarrassed at the time. Naturally we had other problems as she grew up but that one sticks in her mind the most. So let’s all keep using our intuition, it has saved me many times from difficult situations. I hope you are ok Christine and I’m glad to read your posts again. thank you . Linda .

        July 5, 2016
  2. Billy Brock said:

    Enjoyed your article Christine. Intuition, a gut feeling is nothing to be taken lightly.
    Hope all is well in the West.

    July 3, 2016
  3. anny said:

    Hi Christine,

    An interesting article in which I recognize a lot. I completely agree with you that it does not do to blame and shame parents when something terrible happens to one of their children. Unless it has been caused by gross negligence maybe but even then.

    I am a mother of four children myself and also a grandmother of four. During the time my kids were growing up it happened a few times that it almost came to an accident through no fault of anyone. Once a split-second reaction saved my then also two year old son when he suddenly dived off the sidewalk into the traffic. I caught him just in time. Another son suddenly disappeared on me when he was playing in the playground behind our house and I had turned my back for a second. He had run around the corner of the house to the front but because we have a small stream behind the house of course I ran there first in order to check if he had fallen in, which fortunately he had not. He was almost two years old at that time and did not yet know his way around. When we did not find him around the house I immediately called the police and they could tell me where I could find him as other people in the street had seen him wandering alone on the street and taken him indoors. So I wa soon reunited with him because everyone reacted immediately. Now both these sons are themselves fathers of a two-year-old son and we are babysitting one of them almost daily. So it is an up-to-date topic again. Whatever might happen to him in the future, he does know his way around in the immediate neighbourhood and he also knows he has to look out for cars when he needs to cross a street.

    July 5, 2016

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