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LostEcho
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11/19/16 08:51 PM


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Kassandra's Paradox and Intuition
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Ever since I can remember I could sense something about some situations, but I feel like Kassandra, it seems what I felt about situations and possible circumstances were never really true. Meaning if I felt like something bad was going to happen, I brushed it off because nothing bad ever happened. Or better yet, I could only feel a connection with negative situations. It has always bothered me, but not until recently.

To make a long story short - I attempted to save a mother cat and her four kittens from euthanasia by fostering them on behalf of the local shelter. Turns out they all had distemper, I wasn't there for the death of the first kitten (but something kept telling me to leave work - since I couldn't put my finger on it I didn't - and I felt horrid when I was told he died), I brought the second to the vet when she started to shiver in hopes they could save her, and they said that she had distemper and it would be best to put her down so she wouldn't suffer. I did so, but something kept telling me I hadn't done the right thing, or I hadn't done enough, maybe she could have lived. So I fought for the third kitten and tried to give her enough fluids to get her through it, but she died in my lap before I could get her to the vet for a peaceful death. Yesterday I returned the fourth to the shelter with her mom in hopes, if they can't help them, to ease the fourth kitten's pain in passing.

So the take away from this situation is that I don't handle death well - but that's something I have known for a long time - and I won't be fostering any animals in that situation EVER again, because I just don't have the knowledge or the skills to handle the potential crisis adequately. And the most important part, I don't know how I'm supposed to make a positive impact when I know something is wrong somewhere, but I simply cannot figure out what that is.

I feel like I failed the kittens despite the fact that my family said I did everything I could, and they were loved for the short time they were alive. It wasn't enough - the goal was to get them off to loving families. I wondered to myself - what the point in knowing that something was going to happen if I didn't know what it was, and how to fix it?

All that being said - I know I have a spiritual connection, but it feels tenuous at best. So my question is, is there anyway to correct the vagueness and understanding of one's intuition? Specifically what kinds of things should I focus on, and has anyone ever heard of something like this happening to someone else?

This entire event has made me question many things about my spiritual beliefs and how I am supposed to cope.


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Ocean
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11/19/16 09:50 PM


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Re: Kassandra's Paradox and Intuition
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Hi, LostEcho and welcome!

I don't understand your questions. I'd like to respond, but I'm not clear at all about your questions. Could you explain further or rephrase?

Thanks.


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LostEcho
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11/20/16 04:33 PM


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Re: Kassandra's Paradox and Intuition
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Hi Ocean - your confusion is basically how I feel about my intuition and spirituality. I feel this great sense of vague confusion when it comes to my spirituality and intuition.

I feel like once upon a time I had a direction - but now I'm adrift. I'm having difficulty putting my question into words because I cannot define in words what I want to fix.

I'll start with this:

So - I guess some people have a sense of knowing when something will happen and in some cases have a knowing what that something is. Almost like precognition but they call it intuition - does that make sense? I'm a complete newb when it comes to this topic.



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Cfr999
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Re: Kassandra's Paradox and Intuition
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What matters is that before the kittens died they knew they were loved...
You say you don't deal with death well, and here you are trying to prevent death and it happens anyway...is that not a lesson of sorts right there in itself? We can not deny death...it comes to everything eventually. Sometimes sooner rather than later.
The way a person views death impacts their reaction to it. For myself, death is just part of the journey...the energy carries on..transformation takes place and we continue in another form. Not just for humans...plants, animals, everything....we are all connected....our bodies return back to the Mother Earth, our energy, our spirit, continues on..
Intuition is a gut feeling..the sense that something is right or wrong.. when you fine tune that intuition you can begin to see ahead. What needs to be remembered is that seeing does not mean it will necessarily happen..because the smallest decision can change the path of the future. Ripples of the butterfly effect.
But because we are all on our own journey, masters of our own stories..the future I see, may not be the same as what you see.


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Ocean
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Re: Kassandra's Paradox and Intuition
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Yes, some people do have a sense about the future (near and/or distant). Some don't have it to any perceptible degree. Some can learn it. As with anything, it's different for each person.

Even if you had a clear and undeniable sense that something was wrong, it seems to me that there was little you could have done. Everything in life is a risk. Everything is a risk.

If you think you may have a gift of intuition, then only you can decide whether to strengthen that gift. And only you can decide what to do with it.

As for the cats... Fostering is tough. Whether fostering humans or nonhumans, it's a difficult thing. It's a risk. I hope you don't let one experience harden you to the desperate need for foster and adoptive families for homeless animals. Millions are killed every year for no reason other than that they are homeless. (Estimates vary because there is no central record-keeping organization, but they run from 6-16 million per year. It's easy to do the math and figure out how many die each day. And those deaths are not easy or painless.)

At the risk of sounding cold, which is not my intent, I have to say that what happened is just life. It's just life. Stuff happens. The point is to take a look at oneself and figure out what can be learned from any experience. That's the only way we grow and evolve. Joy and grief, laughter and tears...it's all just life.

Cfr999 had some excellent points and comments.


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