Premonitions and precognition are often lifesavers. There are many instances where someone acted based on a premonition and avoided getting involved in a catastrophe. As a child, my own father’s premonition saved our family from dying in a horrific tornado.
However, sometimes a premonition may be an unwelcome event, if it is a portent of an unavoidable disaster. In such an instance, is having a glimpse of the future desirable? Which begs the question…is any fate unavoidable?
Here is a true story of a premonition told to me by the family members involved. Jane and Tom was a married couple. One day Jane had a vision, a premonition. It was an awake, daytime vision. In her brief vision, she saw her husband in church. And he was with another woman. Jane described the woman as short, wore glasses, was bowlegged, much younger then Tom, and with a family. He was very happy and smiling.
If I had a vision of my spouse happily with another person, I’d be concerned. Jane told her husband about her vision, knowing Tom used to be a bit of a ladies man. However, he found God and gave up his past and was now a devout, active Christian. This vision/premonition was put aside as imagination.
Two years after her vision, Jane had a heart problem. She went in for surgery. However, after the surgery, there was a complication and the doctors recommended she return for further surgery. For reasons we can only guess at, she didn’t want to go back to surgery. She thought she was fine. Well, she died not long afterwards.
Tom was now a widower. He was an active churchgoer, which helped. Two years after his wife’s death, he met a woman at church. She was short, perhaps five feet tall. She wore glasses and walked a little funny because she was bowlegged. She had a family from her previous marriage and was 15 years younger then Tom.
Yes, they eventually married, and he was happily married again. His second marriage surpassed his first. They remained together for nearly two decades until Tom passed away recently. Tom never told his new wife the story of Jane’s vision, even after they married. I can understand it might have seemed awkward. But Tom’s daughters heard the story long ago. All were stunned when Tom had a relationship with the very woman described in Jane’s vision.
Of course, such stories aren’t kept secret long. Tom’s daughters told his second wife about the vision. And Tom’s second wife personally told me this story.
There is a lesson here. If we have a vision of our spouse happily with another person, then it means either the relationship will end, or we’ll die. Jane’s premonition was a death premonition…her own. She foresaw her husband in his future without her. That is a pretty damn scary vision. Maybe Jane could’ve prevented her own death, if she would’ve gone for that second surgery. Perhaps her premonition was a warning for herself, which she didn’t heed. True premonitions are rare and spontaneous events, and should not be ignored.