Spirit of the Badge

A brief knowing that policemen were approaching my car
Sunday, 30 October 2011 16:06

Hi, Ingrid. I enjoyed listening to your interview on Coast as well as the wonderful stories told by the policemen.

I haven't much to add, but years ago during a time when I was meditating on a fairly regular basis, I often had strange occurences, mostly fits of strong intuition. Those "knowings" usually helped save me or someone from danger, but an odd side effect was that I knew when the police cars would be approaching my car.

The time periods were sometimes only minutes before I usually saw the car coming over a rise, but the cars I felt most strongly were the ones with lights flashing. There was never any siren blaring, just the lights. I wondered if I picked up on the cops agitation or excitement.

The first time it happened, I felt something in my stomach that felt like it had to come up. My husband was driving and I knew he was driving about five miles above the speed limit, but I couldn't voice what was making me feel like I had to talk. Finally, the words just came out of my mouth, "We're going to see a cop on this road soon. Slow down."

My husband slowed down and bugged his eyes at me in about one minute when the copy came around a bend, his lights flashing.

The "knowings" about approaching policemen was never so strong again, but I knew what it was I was being warned about. After a while, the knowing stopped, but I must say it was intriguing or a while.

During the same time period, I knew when and how to avoid wrecks on busy Houston freeways when rain made the roads very wet. I avoided a head on collision one night on a country road when a voice told me to pay attention to an oncoming car. The approaching vehicle and I seemed to be doing a dance as I pulled into a ditch just as he came into my lane. I felt there was someone watching behind me on my right, the being with the voice. Oddly enough, I was never frightened, even when I saw his car door pass inches away from me.

But I never knew why I was so tuned into excited/agitated cops coming my way. Since my intuition seemed to be based on dangerous situations, maybe I picked up on their sense of danger at handling whatever made them rush to some scene.

Thanks for listening. Carol

 

Exceptional experiences are often shrugged off as oddities. Some people find them frightening and dismiss them. Some who have exceptional experiences are considered strange or even mentally ill-certainly deluded. Sometimes they are. These experiences, however, can touch the experience in personal and significant ways that cannot be dismissed as ideas of reference. Rather, they seem to catalyze a process that eventually can lead to the realization of the person's higher human potential. Lives, worldviews, and even identities can be transformed. When this process of transformation is initiated, an exceptional experience becomes an exceptional human experience.
--Rhea A. White
Article Becoming more Human as We Work
Transpersonal Methods for the Social Sciences, 1998