I do not know if these instances count as paranormal experiences. I do not believe in coincidences, I believe that everything happens for a reason. I was raised a Christian, and I still am a Christian. I also believe in some New Age beliefs as well. I was taught all of my life that there was no such thing as paranormal, but I cannot help but to believe in the paranormal, I always have. My New Age beliefs go against what I was taught to believe all of my life by my family and my church. I am not psychic. I do have some intuition though, I have had intuition all of my life. Sometimes I get these feelings. I sometimes sort of know what people are thinking, feeling, and what they probably will say or do next, even if I do not even know them. I get intuitions about animals too. My intuition is not limited to just people and animals, I can also get a feeling about what is going to happen in general as well, like I just know with no apparent rhyme or reason.
I believe in spirit guides. I wish I could communicate with my spirit guides. I asked them to send me signs on three different occasions though.
The first time I asked them to send me a sign I just wanted to see if it would actually work. I had heard about other people doing this and it working. I really wanted to pick a sign that would just have to be from my spirit guides with relatively no room for coincidence. Red foxes are not common where I live at all. No one had seen one in years. So I asked my spirit guides to send me a red fox. We live on the edge of a good sized wooded area. I was sitting in my swing on my patio just reading a book and enjoying nature. All of the sudden I looked up and there was a red fox standing by the edge of the woods. The edge of the woods was close to where I was sitting, about eight feet from the patio. Red foxes are normally very skittish animals that would run if they just thought a human was anywhere near. This red fox was not afraid though. It just stood there and looked at me, it seemed so calm as if it was supposed to be there for me to see. After about a minute the red fox walked slowly into the woods. I do not know if this was a coincidence or not, I would like to think that it was my spirit guides sending me a sign. I did talk to several people who are avid outdoorsman in the area that practically live in the woods, and they said that they had not seen a red fox in about six years. No one saw the red fox again in that area after that day, including me. I was the only one who saw it. Many people did look for it though, including me.
About a year later I was going through a hard time in my life, and I needed some reassurance and guidance. I asked my spirit guides to send me a rainbow. I had only seen a rainbow two times before in my life. The conditions have to be just right for a rainbow. I chose a rainbow as a sign because the rainbow was a promise from God in the Bible. The next day it had rained all that day. The rain had just stopped. It was sunny and the evening. I was taking a walk in my backyard, when I saw a double rainbow, I could hardly believe it. It was so pretty. I do not know if it was a sign from my spirit guides, but I took it as one. It could have been a coincidence though, but I do not think so. While I asked for only a rainbow, I was sent a double rainbow, double the sign.
The third time I asked for a sign from my spirit guides my friend was sick. My friend almost died. We were so worried that she was going to die. My friend's favorite flower is wild goldenrods. She thinks that they were so pretty. I wanted to pick her some and bring them to her in the hospital. The problem was that wild goldenrods had just went out of season. There was a chance that there was a few left, but I could not find any. I had looked everywhere. I asked my spirit guides to send me some goldenrods if my friend was going to live. The next day I was driving to the hospital to see my friend, possibly for the last time because she was getting worse. I had this intense urge to turn into a little country backroad that I normally do not go on, because all that is down the road is houses, and I do not know anyone that lives on that road. I turned down the road anyway. I am not sure if it was to follow the urge, or to postpone seeing my friend sick like that. I drove down the road a little ways, and there on the side of the road in the thicket of trees and in the ditch was a small patch of goldenrods. I could not believe it, I was shocked. My spirit guides had come through for me again. Not only did I find some flowers to take to my friend, but that also means that my friend is not going to die! She is going to get better and live. I pulled over on the side of the road and picked the flowers. I was crying. I do not know if it was because I was so happy that my friend was going to live, or if it was my allergies acting up because of the flowers. I would like to think it was the former. I took the flowers to my friend. She was still very sick, but she was so happy to get the flowers.
I did not tell her about what my spirit guides did, because I knew that she would not have believed me. She is a Christian, but she does not believe in any of this New Age beliefs. I have tried to talk about it before with her, but I respect her beliefs, as she does mine. The next day my friend started to take a turn for the better, and she got better, slowly, but surly. She did not die! She is healthy again. I do not know if my urge and my finding the goldenrods was just a coincidence or not, but I do not think so. I think it was my spirit guides sending me a sign that my friend was going to be alright.
I do not know if any of my stories are coincidences or not, but I would like to think that they are signs from my spirit guides and that they happened for a reason. Thank you for reading my story.