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Inner Peace: A message received and a sister’s life saved

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July 12, 2023

Intuition — an urgent voice — turned potential tragedy to inner peace

By Janai “Grandma Boom” Mestrovich

It was a sultry Kansas summer evening when Dad took us on an errand in Kansas City, circa 1959. I was 10 years old, watching the scenery from the back seat of the station wagon, lying down with the reclined seat. It had screens on the back windows to keep out the Kansas summer bugs. The hot breeze felt good. Air conditioning was not a part of life yet. The radio was playing contemporary songs. Everything seemed normal.

Janai “Grandma Boom” Mestrovich

My sister, Karen, was 4 years old. She was busy being co-pilot with Dad in the front of the car, standing up. Like air conditioning, seat belts were not part of everyday life.

I was six years older than my sister, so she followed me around and would come to me at my beck and call. We were very close from day one, when I was told I had a little sister. I remember thinking im-mediately in my 6-year-old brain, “I knew she was a girl and I’ve been waiting for her. I just don’t understand why the silly stork couldn’t have dropped her into our house instead of at the hospital!” It was the beginning of a strong connection with intuitive experiences. It would not be the last. I just didn’t know that it was intuition. It was just “there.”

Back to the ride on that summer evening. As we were riding along, headlights passed from the other direction and street lamps lit the way on sidewalks. I was dreamily enjoying the music and Dad’s occasional comments until suddenly I felt like I was struck by lightning. A clear voice inside my head said, “There is going to be a car accident. Tell Karen to come into the back of the station wagon and have her lie down like this.” I was literally shown a picture of exactly how she was to lie down next to me. After the picture appeared, the voice continued, “Do this right away!” There was an urgent feeling riveting inside my whole body that told me to act and not doubt. Immediately, I called to Karen and had her come back with me. I positioned her exactly as I was shown. Less than a minute later we were in that predicted car accident.

We used to call racers on city streets who raced illegally “dragsters.” There were two dragsters coming from the opposite direction that we were going. Just as they were passing our car, the dragster on the far left swerved toward the other racing car, causing it to swerve point-blank in front of our car. The crash happened with no warning. Dad didn’t even have time to put on the brakes. It shoved his rib cage into the steering wheel. It slammed my head into the back of Dad’s car seat. I was holding Karen exactly as the voice showed me in the picture. Karen was unscathed, just afraid from the sound and impact of the crash. My mouth was bleeding from a cut. An ambulance took me to the hospital where they decided the cut would heal by itself. Dad’s ribs were bruised, not broken.

There was an overall inner peace that prevailed as the most important experience after the collision. The feeling was profound relief, knowing I had “obeyed” the voice and prevented my sister from probably dying. Standing up in a collision like that would have thrown her right through the windshield. Was it an angel? Was it God? Did one presence talk and another one show me the picture?

One thing I knew for sure was that the inner peace inside me was beyond any joyful contentment I’d experienced in my young life. I decided to consider it a miracle and to always trust that kind of voice forever more. Trusting my intuition continues to bring inner peace as a normal part of my life.

Janai “Grandma Boom” Mestrovich is executive director of Superkid Power Inc. Author, speaker/trainer, pioneer, she teaches human potential skills beginning at age 3 with creative experiences. www.superkidpower.org, janailow@gmail.com.

Want to contribute? Send 600- to 700-word articles on all aspects of inner peace to Richard Carey (rcarey009@gmail.com).

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