I had following experience and that was in reality just one from many, but it taught me that I can trust my sixth sense.
I was at that time of that experience 25 years old. I lived and worked on a High Plateau in the Austrian Alps which was located in magnificent landscapes surrounded by high mountains and forests. It was a foggy November day and in Austria this means autumn time. I had half a day off in the afternoon and decided on that day as like so many other days to go for a long walk alone into the forest, something I profoundly enjoyed to do in my free time. The settlement I lived in had several guesthouses, cafes and restaurants, gardens, farmland with cows and horses. I knew everyone in this settlement in which about 130 people lived. As I worked in the hospitality part, I knew the guests that stayed here over their holidays and at that time in the year we did not have many of them as the weather was not the nicest.
So I set out for my walk, which let me through a part of the very beautiful settlement and then behind the houses I would enter the forest which leads towards a path that goes through the dense forest for about 40 minutes and then open up to a street higher up on the mountain on which I could walk back to the settlement. The path in the forest was quite narrow and should ever something come up on that path from which I had to run from, there was literally no escape. But such thoughts did not even enter my mind at that time, I fearlessly entered the forest and took in the fresh mountain air. All of a sudden I felt a strange sensation around me. Also a bird started to sing a short song and an inner perception formed itself inside of me and appeared as the sentence “This is a messenger of death” in my head.
At the same moment while this popped up in my head I had the sensation that something was stopping me from walking on. To make more sense to what I am about to say, I must explain that on that day I already in the morning at work, felt very dreamy as if I was a bit in a trance state, something that was a bit unusual for me. I did not make anything about it, as I knew in the afternoon I had my time off and could indulge in that dreamy state and daydream along. Why not. But here I was in the forest and all of a sudden “saw” with my inner eyes shadowy beings standing themselves in my way. I have only walked into the forest for a couple of minutes and was still able to see some of the houses from the settlement I lived in.
A sense of “do not walk into the forest today” came up in me and also from these shadowy beings that stood in my way it was as if they wanted me to turn back.
The impressions made me think about turning back, but then my intellect took over, It started to criticize myself for having hallucinations and what a weirdo I am, again. I shook these impressions off and continued with my walk. But it took just a few minutes when I had the same sensation, only this time even stronger. It was to me as if figures where placing themselves in my way and urging me to turn around. Perhaps similar to the picture above, as if they were standing, waving their arms and urging me to turn back. But my head told me that as I am so dreamy today I am just fantasying and that all of that is in my own head and I again pushed these impressions away as a product of my own imagination.
So I walked on and came to a significant point on my path where it would make a sharp left turn and lead downwards into an area of the path that was quite narrow for a while and then leading slowly upwards the mountain for about 20 more minutes. I turned around this sharp corner, when all of a sudden I could see little gnomes in front of me on the forest floor. And no I have never seen anything like that before, only once when we got lost in the mountain and I was fearing for my life while climbing up a hill with dangerous, moving stones, then I also had the impression of such a being present. Here I was surprised that they appeared and their colour was similar of the surrounding earth and they frantically seemed to want to warn me from something. I had the inner perception of them screaming at me and telling me to hide behind a thick bush which they pointed me to.
I was so shocked about that experience that my first impulse was to move towards that bush on the left, but then my intellect, my head voice started to convince me otherwise, “this cannot be true, you are silly, you are fantasizing all of that, there are no gnomes”. So I stopped moving towards the bush and just stood still for a few seconds, when I all of a sudden had a severe pain in my Solar Plexus region, as if someone was pushing a large and heavy rock into my inside.
I turned around and looked back to the curve of the path I was just coming from a couple of minutes ago……… when I saw a “huge monster” coming towards me with my inner eyes. Bloodthirsty and cruel looking. “Hide, hide, hide” screamed the little gnomes. But again my head said, this cannot be real. And in that second when I was thinking that………………………..a tall muscular man came around that corner. Dressed in a beige and elegant suite in the middle of the forest, completely unsuitably dressed for an autumn walk in a mountain forest and his face was so pale it looked like a grayish white. I saw his ice cold eyes and all of a sudden I knew in my heart without any fraction of a doubt that this man wanted to harm even kill me. I felt his ice cold energy into every part of my body. This impression came in a split second and I knew from the depth of my heart that this was so. Being completely used to meeting all kinds of people in the forest the impressions I have received in that split second were completely different to anything I have ever experienced before and all in me knew that I was in serious danger.
He stood about 20 meter from me, he looked at me, I looked at him, when he all of a sudden turned to the nearby forest floor and seemed to search for something, I supposed a stick and it sounded like it as his movements made a lot of noise on the forest floor. All of that happened in the frame of seconds. I realised at that moment that all the time these helping beings worked on my intuition and worked on my finer bodies to help me recognise the upcoming danger. I also had a strong sensation of a crossroad I was on in that moment. Either life or death today. Either opening up for this invisible help, or being murdered today. Either eventually trusting my inner voice or dying as I only believe in my intellect.
In the background I heard this man frantically searching on the forest floor under the autumn leaves, while I started to pray now consciously for help. I said something like that: You helped me all along and tried to warn me, please help me now so I can escape this danger. And I seemed to hear or perceive internally the following guidance: “E……. now you can prove your trust. Walk TOWARDS THAT MAN, we surround you with light, start walking now and pass him and don’t look into his eyes. I repeat don’t look into this man’s eyes. Walk now. When you have passed him, run for your life. “
I pushed at that moment consciously everything away that my head wanted to direct me to, as to now walk towards that man, with these cruel looking eyes, and this long stick in his hand and now he had also already moved towards me and was nearer to me but standing there as if waiting for something, was the last thing my head wanted to do. I trusted in the help that was apparently around me all the time and the help from Above and I walked calmly towards this man. I had the sensation as if a Wall of Light was building around me from these helpers of the finer world.
This man was so surprised that I walked towards him instead of running away from him,that he stood there, not moving. I kept my face calm and completely peaceful, only focusing and connecting to the help I felt and that light that surrounded me and although being aware of my incredibly fear as well, I did not allow that fear to come into my being as I knew it would destroy that wall of light, but to hold onto that help that I felt and I passed him by, and how I was advised I did not look into his eyes. When I passed him I physically felt that the Wall of Light was so strong around me that nothing could enter it and I feel that sensation when I think on it, still in all details today. When I passed this man for some reason all was dead silence around us and that man did not move an inch. I passed him and then I started to run. I did run for 15 minutes without looking back until I reached the settlement. I knew would I had try to run away from him into the other direction, I would not had a chance to find any help as the path was only leading deeper into the forest. When I returned to the settlement, I entered into the place where I lived and also worked and one of my co-workers saw me in the foyer of the house, looking at me and asking, “What on earth happened to you?” as I was shaking so much, I felt completely traumatized, I started to cry and they brought a nurse to look after me. I told her what happened. I was allowed to have a day off and my superiors who were very friendly and helpful people talked to me about that incident. Police were informed and I gave a description, which in turn then resulted in a warning to everyone that for the time being no one should go for walks in the forest alone especially not women.
For myself this experience had such a profound effect on me, that I always started to have symptoms of a panic attack for years while passing that place in the forest where this man searched for the stick and where I passed him, when I was walking with my husband or friends in the forest, as from that day on I would not go for walks in the forest alone for a long time. Heart racing, tension, my solar plexus started to feel very upset etc. Until I assimilated that experience and understood, that when I would had listened to these fine warnings right from the start, I would not had come into such a situation at all. Then I returned to my walks again but this time with an open intuition.
I know that many people have similar experiences in their life, when they out of the blue feel energetic reality whereas there is no physical prove or indication of any danger on the physical level. It sensitized me a lot in regards to these finer energy levels that we are continuously connected with, and although I am aware that this was now a long and somewhat unusual example and although I am aware that there is no need to “see” gnomes or similar I hope someone can find it useful.
Edeltraud Jakob Grace: Love all things natural and always have a craft or art project on. Being surrounded with friends and people I love and who love me, animals and nature makes me happy. Since 2004 I see clients in my private practice. In my blogs I want to share things that might be beneficial for others (YOU) and just areas that interest me a lot. Wish you happiness and health! Edel Pictures on this line are all from my animals or garden or photos I took from nearby where we live on beautiful Mornington Peninsula.
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