Have You Ever Felt "Guided" By A Mystical Force?

@Janey1966 (24126)
Carlisle, England
December 11, 2010 7:20pm CST
I'm not sure if "mystical" is the correct word but we shall see as this discussion progresses, if it was the right word to use. Now, I have felt a kind of "presence" a few times in my life. Some would say it's God, some would say it's a spiritual force, some would say it's nonsense and it's all in my head. Others would just call it "luck." Anyway, I shall give you one example of what I mean. I remember this like it was yesterday because it was a significant period in my life. The year was 1989. I'd been working as a "temp" for a few months at the local Police Station in a large, open-plan office. It was great but, unfortunately for me, there were no jobs available I could do in the New Year so I had to look elsewhere for work, as my contract was terminating come Christmas-time. Now, at the same time my Dad, Mum and brother ALL worked for the Council. A job came up in the Depot around the corner from where I lived in the Highways Department. Perfect! I'd been invited for an interview up at the Town Hall, which is a short walk away from the Cop Shop lol. Three guys were due to interview me but only two were there. This was to work to my advantage as the guy who was missing knew who my Dad was, and they didn't get on! So that was the first finger of fate working in my favour! Usually, whenever I speak, it's not like my written words. They are disjointed with lots of "ums" and "aahs" and in most interviews, the interviewers become impatient as I often pause for long periods of time because I have the words ready, they just won't come out as efficiently as I would like! On this occasion, however, goodness me, I spoke so fluently it was like I was being guided by an outside force. It really did. I had a big smile on my face throughout and I charmed the pants off the guys..not literally but I knew they liked my flirty smile. At one point a poster decided to fall off the wall and one of the guys had to fight to get the thing back up. I came out with the line, "Oh dear, are you having a bad day?" and the pair of them cracked up. I couldn't believe it! The "clincher" came when I found out that I'd been using the same computer system at the Police Station. I mean, what are the odds of that happening? I guess you could say that luck played a part..but, I dunno, there seemed to be extra forces at work, especially with my speech. Needless to say I DID get the job and stayed in it for 6 years, which is a record for me. Has that ever happened to you? Or am I reading too much into what happened?
2 responses
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
12 Dec 10
I don't know if it was mystical but all the good "forces" were certainly with you that day and many days to follow. I've felt "presences" before, and often times, I speak to them. I feel it is my sister or my dad who both passed in 2004 and 2005. So I guess you could say I believe in ghosts...or angels. I've had days where every thing just seems to come together, much like yours did during the interview. I love those days! Generally, I don't read much in to them, but maybe I should...
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
12 Dec 10
Isn't it weird when that happens but also very, very nice? I've experienced deja vu a few times as well. I've had conversations where I just KNOW what the next sentence is going to be and how it finishes. It's a weird feeling but not unpleasant.
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
13 Dec 10
Yeah, I've had dejavu moments too. I usually have pleasant feeling about them too. But I don't seem to have as many now that I'm older than I did when I was younger.
@derek_a (10902)
12 Dec 10
Yes, I would definitely say that you were in the right place at the right time, and in the right frame of mind. I really love it when life creates such opportunities of fate. I tend to all it being in tune with my true (inner) self and I am in the right place at the right time because it is my karma to be there. I have found that it can also work the other way. That everything under the sun seems to go wrong and prevents me from getting to be where I think I want to be. Later on, perhaps days or weeks later, I realize how lucky I am that I failed in my what I thought I wanted to succeed in, because an even better situation has presented itself and I sailed through it without a problem.. Live is a mystery to be lived, and it cannot always be managed the way we want it to be. _Derek
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
12 Dec 10
Yes, I know exactly what you mean. In the past I have been through job interviews and not got the post (and was gutted afterwards), then a few weeks later I learn that, in one instance at least, the company in question is getting rid of a load of people anyway. No doubt I'd be top of the list! It's the same with Council jobs around here. At one time they were commonplace but with this downturn, they are extremely rare. I once had it in my head that it was imperative I got in at the public sector but now, I couldn't care less where I end up as the jobs market is so unpredictable!