posted on September 2, 2014 by Jaycie Cash

What’s Your Fortune, Cookie?

By Jaycie Cash

Fortune CookiesOkay, I’ll admit it: I’m a bit superstitious.

Oh, I don’t worry about black cats or whether the 13th will fall on a Friday. But there are certain harbingers of the future that make me sit up and take notice. Quite often these involve parts of my anatomy. More often than not, it’s a single part: my gut.

Whether clenched or light and bouncing, my gut typically has plenty to tell me and it’s not shy about doing so. Luckily, I can’t think of many instances where it’s led me astray.

The problem is, I don’t always pay attention or consciously acknowledge that my gut is trying to tell me something . . . or that I’d even appreciate it if it did.

By the same token, my gut doesn’t necessarily check in to give me stock tips on a daily basis. In fact, I never know when it might stand up and wave to get my attention. When it does so without a conscious request from me, I’m well advised to heed whatever it’s trying to tell me.

When I invite it to show up and sing to me like a canary, chances are about 50/50 as to whether it will even make an appearance.

I know folks with go-to devices designed to help them determine their future action. One is a big believer in Rune Stones, another swears by the I Ching. I have a buddy who’ll ask yes and no questions before flipping a penny and a friend who’s been known to suspend a ring from thread, making a homemade pendulum.

Me, I’m sticking with my gut. It’s just so darn easy to pack.

HOW ABOUT YOU, ARE YOU SUPERSTITIOUS AT ALL? DO YOU USE A PARTICULAR METHOD TO TRY AND GET A RUNNING START ON LEARNING THE FUTURE?  HAVE YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW HAD AN AMAZING  EXPERIENCE YOU’D LIKE TO SHARE ABOUT HAVING A PREMONITION OR SOMEHOW LEARNING THE FUTURE IN ADVANCE? A FREE COPY OF MY DEBUT NOVEL, MRS. GOODFELLER, WILL BE RANDOMLY AWARDED TO ONE PERSON WHO LEAVES A COMMENT BELOW BEFORE THE NEXT WRITERSPACE BLOG IS POSTED.

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2 thoughts on “What’s Your Fortune, Cookie?”

  1. M.C.Simon says:

    For sure I am superstitious. Each time when it is Tuesday, 13, a black cat cross my path and I suddenly have to return where I left from because I forgot something to take… I am going directly to buy a lottery ticket. I always win when I encountered these elements that others are afraid of. So… I officially auto-declared myself “a reverse superstitious person” 🙂

  2. Suzette F. says:

    No, not superstitious. I’ve known plenty of people who are, especially family. My mother-in-law is and because she is, if she says, for example, “dont cross another person on stairway,” I wont. Don’t ask, she has superstitions I never heard of. I still respect her and her beliefs as I would anyone else. One never knows.

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