Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Cheryl Stuhr Houston, TX, United States

Posted: 2019-01-16





Think and Grow Rich

Chapter 14

The Sixth Sense

The 13th Step Toward Riches

I remember a time when, if you mentioned anything about yours or anyone else's sixth sense, you'd get a sideways glance from a person as if they were saying, "Ya right!" Maybe thinking to themselves that you were out of your mind-maybe on something. But Napoleon stated that, "The 6th sense probably is the medium of contact between the finite mind of man and Infinite Intelligence, and for this reason, it is a medium of both the mental and the spiritual. It is believed to be the point at which the mind of man contacts the Universal Mind." As I've gotten older I know that that is true; when I was younger I really wasn't aware of the mental and spiritual connection.

Napoleon also stated, "Anyone who has experienced a near accident while driving, knows that on such occasions, the sixth sense often comes to one's rescue, and aids, by split seconds, in avoiding the accident." My sixth sense didn't warm me in enough time to avoid a car accident I had with my first car. But Napoleon also stated, "Through the aid of the sixth sense, you will be warned of impending dangers in time to avoid them, and notified of opportunities in time to embrace them."

That's what happened to me when I was driving over the Mississippi Bridge in Minneapolis on a cold and icy winter day.  For me my first car was a big deal and maybe that is why I remember the accident even today. My car was a 10 year old Pontiac Catalina when I bought it, with my own money, when I was in my twenties. It was a beautiful pale yellow, a great interior and in good running condition. I even had teenage boys admiring it. 

I was driving home and as I started to drive over the bridge, traffic started slowing down. I could see that a truck had jack knifed and was in the two right lanes and traffic was getting by in the other two lanes. I wasn't able to get into the left lanes and I ended up hitting the back of the trailer. Now here is where my sixth sense must have come into play giving me instructions(?). I don't know why I reacted the way I did. When I couldn't get into the other lane, I whipped my steering wheel hard to the left and slid into the trailer with my passenger door. It got smashed instead of my front end. I was then hit by a car who slid into my driver's door, effectively trapping me in the car.

I don't think we are always aware that our sixth sense is working. I didn't get any message to turn the wheel of the Pontiac just before I hit the truck. I'm a good driver, but I'm not a stunt driver. My reaction wasn't because of any muscle memory; it had to be something else. I didn't realize then that it could have been my sixth sense; that I was in contact with the Universal Mind. I didn't receive any instructions-I just did it! 

Our sixth sense is also given credit for the hunches we get. That brings me to my new car that I purchased right after Christmas. I had been talking about getting a new car for about a year, but I never really acted on it. I received a recall notice for a minor repair on a sensor light, but for one reason or another I kept putting off taking my 2014 into the dealership for almost 9 months. Something finally hit me and I made it an intention to make the appointment to bring the car in before the year was out. That nudge to finally take it in; that hunch was what prompted me to look at a new car while I was waiting for my car to be fixed. 

When reflecting on my purchased, I realized I had everything working for me. It was the end of the year and dealerships want to get rid of the years inventory and that  particular dealership had just gotten all of the inventory from a different Mitsubishi dealership that had stopped selling that make, so they had more than their fair share of cars to sell. I might even say, that the salesman I worked with was, unbeknownst  to me, retiring and wanted to make a sale. 

Was the Universe putting everything in place for me to get my new car? I'd like to think so. So here is what I got because of that hunch, (I'm bragging a bit here). I replaced my 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage that had no amenities-not even tinted windows, with a 2018 Mirage with all the bells and whistles and I will be paying only $4.00 more on my car note than I was paying before. 

There have been times in my life when my inner voice, has given me strong indications of problems or possible rewards and at other times, such as the situations with my cars, I don't remember hearing a peep. I know that the outcome of the accident could have ended up a lot worse than it was and I know that I could have driven away from the dealership without a new car. 

Question: Do we always have to be aware of our sixth sense in order to  know that it is working for us? 

Thank you Michael, Nathan and everyone else in our Master Mind group for helping one another.

Cheryl from Houston!