Monday, November 24, 2008

Do You Believe in Signs?

I've been doing a lot of research lately on old wives tales and superstitions. I find them fascinating. I've had experiences with one that has been freakily accurate. So, I wanted to find out more, learn others to put to the test. Of course, some are so far fetched, that I'd never be able to test them out, but there are a few that I've tried to see if they are for real. 

The one that I've done many times involves holding a piece of string with a pin on the end over someone's wrist. You hold it over the wrist and watch the movement. It tells you how many and what sex of the children that person is supposed to have/has had. You have to have a steady hand to do it, but it's been amazingly accurate for me. Anyway, I've done this one quite a few times and as I said, it's been nearly 100% accurate. 

Lately, my daughter has been looking for signs. She has her heart set on marrying a certain person. So, I've been searching to see if there is a way to determine who you are going to marry by using an old wives tale or superstition. There are several that I've found, but many of them are just too ridiculous to even try. But we've tried a few and they seemed to come up with the first letter of this boys name. So, who knows. She'd really freak out if we found more to test out and they pointed in his direction, too. LOL

Anyway, I got to thinking about signs and if they are real. I really do believe in them, but you have to look out for them. They can be anywhere. And they can be so subtle, you can miss them easily. This is my opinion and I don't know if I'm right or wrong, but that's what I choose to believe. 

So, what do you think? Are there really signs to point us in the right direction? Do you think it's possible to discover things about your future using old wives tales or superstitions? Let me know what you think. 

P.S. If you have some old wives tales to share, I'd love to hear them. Leave me a comment and let me know. Have you tried any out? Have they come true? 

P.S.S. Gracen, she wants you to dream about it so it will come true, LOL.

6 deadly screams:

Molly Daniels said...

The only signs I've observed are the ones that keep me from doing the wrong thing...for instance, I was off to visit an old friend, and 1) The rental car person got lost picking me up; 2) When he did find me, we arrived at the office and couldn't locate the paperwork; 3) I was stopped by road construction, slow traffic, and a stopped train the entire trip, putting me 90 minutes behind schedule. And after I arrived, he was in a bad mood, because HE had run into problems getting away from the office! So instead of a nice, relaxing lunch, we snarled at eachother.

And more recently, last May. I was due in Northern IN for a signing, and hadn't told my hubby about it. He hadn't gone back to work (as I'd counted on!) and wasn't happy when I ended up 'fessing my plans for later in the week. Two days later, my transmission in the van puked, and the day of, my ride had car problems and I ended up apologizing profusely to the store manager, as well as the other author, since I'd set the whole thing up in the first place!

And last year, I was set for another signing; I stopped to get oil to put in the car, and the brakes locked up. Hubby rescued me, and as soon as my window for leaving had closed, the brakes released....and then a friend called, telling me her mother had just died, and could I please come get her?

Sorry this is so long, but I now encourage anyone that if you develop car probs, just remember 'Everything happens for a reason.'

Molly Daniels said...

Just thought of this: How many lives were saved on 9/11 by unexplained delays? And how many ignored them and went to work anyway? Think about it. Signs are there; you just have to recognize them.

Judith Leger said...

I believe in them. I also believe that dreams can guide you too. I have a dream book that interprets dreams with meanings from old oracles/old wives tales. It was compiled by Lady Stearn Robinson. Excellent book and hits it right on the head 99% of the time.

Sarah Mäkelä said...

Hey, Sierra! Great blog! I have heard about old wives tales and superstitions, but I haven't really paid too much attention to them. That is really neat about the pin and string test.

Sierra Wolfe said...

Good points Molly. I think you're right.

I do believe in dreams too Judith. Unfortunately, I rarely dream. But I love to look up their meanings when I do.

I know, that string test has freaked me out on several occasions. I've come to have high confidence in it now.

Thanks for the comments everyone.

Gracen Miller said...

Yes, I believe in signs. I think they're all around us, we just have to know how to see them, read them and understand them. But I don't believe I accurately do any of that with any regularity. =/

I've never tried the string thingy, Sierra, but I CAN tell you the sex of a baby just by being around the pregnant mother. I've been wrong only once in all the time I've started predicting the baby's sex. I knew 13 women that were pregnant recently and I successfully told ALL 13 what the sex of their babies were. One girl was super pissed at me because she already had 3 boys and she wanted a girl and I kept saying "I'm sorry, but it's a boy." She wanted me to say it was a girl, but I couldn't say that when she was screaming "BOY" in huge waves of energy. I was right, she had a boy and she was devastated. I'm still trying to understand that devastation.

I can't explain how I do it, but honestly it feels like a sense of energy, a feeling or something that I get from the mother. All I can say is that it's a vibe I get and it's rarely wrong.

Great post! I'll try to dream up your daughter's dream guy for her! I've got "Billy" going through my head, so hopefully it'll work. ;-) No promises. =)