One thing I have realised is that there is always a voice in our head that doesn’t use words.
Anytime I get into trouble, it is because I must have ignored the still and gentle voice that whispers some warning and the “egungun be careful tips “inside my head.
On Wednesday last week, we were supposed to have a recording in my office by 10:00am. Around 9:30am I had a prompting in my spirit to check the guest toilet upstairs and ensure that it is in a good condition. I kept arguing with myself that there was no need to check any toilet.
I had genuine reasons to ignore the warning. No one uses the toilet and there should be no need to babysit an empty room. I also assumed that it should be very clean because the cleaner told me that he cleaned the toilet on Tuesay.
After a while, I got a stronger urge to check the toilet again. This happened about three times but I waved away the thoughts in my usual stubborn manner.
Around 10:30am just before the recording was about to kick off, my boss decided to use the guest toilet since it was close to the entrance of the office and he was in a hurry.
At that point, my heart flew inside my throat and my blood pressure shot up almost to a point of cardiac arrest.
I hadn’t still seen the toilet but I just knew that this was too great to be a mere coincidence. I waited downstairs patiently, and decided to study his countenance when he steps out.
Voila…. His face wasn’t smiling when he stepped out. He asked why the toilet was in such a terrible condition. I didn’t know what to say or how to even apologise for such ineptitude.
He called my name while frowning and asked what sort of “international and world class”cleaning we were doing that didn’t extend to the guest toilet of all places. I was so angry and disappointed with myself when I found wings of dead cockroaches and faeces of some insane rats on the floor beside the toilet bowl.
To be honest, I got into trouble because I ignored the still gentle voice that was prompting me to keep that place in order or at least check when I had the prompt to prevent a disaster.
Dear reader, the more you learn to trust your intuition or that small almost inaudible voice in your head, the more empowered you become, the stronger you become, and the happier you will be.
Intuition is like a safety measure that God has pre-installed in us to perceive and avert danger from many miles away. It is best to pay attention to your gut feelings. No matter how good something looks, if it doesn’t feel right it is best to just walk away.
If you walk away, you won’t die!
Your intuition is like a muscle. Though pre-installed by God you must practice listening to it and trusting its wisdom.
At the end I realised that God just needed to teach my stubborn head a big lesson. A similar incident that could have killed me occurred on Friday the next day. I will tell you all about it in my next post.
Don’t be like Abigael, listen to your egungun be careful signal so that you will not find wings of dead cockroach inside your toilet of existence.
I come in peace!