Intuition often expresses itself in the negative.
I knew I should have done…
You say to yourself: I knew I should have moved the coffee cup away from the edge of the table, when an accident happens and it spills.
I knew I should have checked my spare tire – when later you get a flat, and you discover your spare is flat too.
I knew I should have taken a second set of keys, when you misplace your first set and you're locked out.
You had a hunch, a gut feeling, a “sense” – but you didn't act on it. Because why should you? Then later, you reflect on your intuitive impulse, and you realise that you foresaw the eventuality.
But only because you didn't act on it.
If you'd moved the coffee cup, you would never have known if it would have spilled or not. If you'd checked the spare, you might not have had a flat. If you'd taken your second set of keys, you may not have misplaced the others.
Every day we have prescient thoughts and feelings. This is our PGS tugging at our skirt, or our shirt, trying to get our attention.
Sometimes it becomes apparent in an ah ha moment later.
Ah ha – I knew I should have moved that coffee cup…