I really believe that I am here today because of my Spidey Sense.
I think that is true for all of us and our survival instincts.
This past year, I became more aware of all of my senses and how intuition has played a large part in guiding the trajectory of my life. Information on our senses is very complex and there is a lot of overlap. I found out that our Spidey Sense is a type of ‘sixth sense’ referring to our ability to sense imminent danger.
I am sure each one of us has encountered circumstances when the hairs rose on our arms, when you “feel” someone looking at you and you look back over your shoulders, when goosebumps prompt us to turn around and cross the street.
For me, I am glad I didn’t submit to the insistent coaxing and go up to a man’s apartment on a first date, after only a few short encounters. I still vividly recall an immediate sense of fear, my survival mechanisms fully engaged. I did not see him after that. Even at a very young age, my Spidey Sense alerted me to danger.
Another example is when I was compelled to look out a rarely used window in our home and I saw the lawn mower ablaze. My adrenal glands immediately kicked into high gear and I called the fire department to extinguish the flames before they reached our house.
I do not know whether it is potential danger or actual danger I have avoided when I paid attention to the hairs tingling on the back of my neck, my heart beating faster, my fight or flight response. It may have been a premonition or my primitive survival instinct or both.
I plan to continue to be aware of all of my senses. If I have a bad feeling and I get a strong sense of something being wrong, I do plan to listen to my Spidey Sense. I believe that is why I am still here today.