Well, when I have a feeling run through me, instead of ignoring it, I pay attention and honor it as often as possible.
Sometimes, I'll get a flash that I should do something, make a mental note and still
not act on it (like grab an umbrella before I leave the house or something like that) and end up saying "I wish I had followed through" later on. However, it still provides a good learning experience that sticks (when I have to, say run through the rain hours later).
Just last night, DH and the kids and I were at a furniture store trying to find something for our new place. We decided to get a certain couch and love seat. The guy was writing up our paperwork when I got the WORST feeling through my center. Sadly, my first reaction was to just ignore it and see if it would go away because of the social situation. DH noticed I went pale and asked me what was wrong. I told him and we told the salesman that we'd think it over first. On the way out, we saw another sofa and for some reason, DH told the guy that we'd buy that one instead and I instantly felt awful again. By then, I knew the salesman was going to hate us either way, so we just left. Upon further reflection, the furniture was all poor quality and we would have regretted the purchase in no time.
Today, we bought furniture for real
and I never once got that bad feeling.
Great thread! I'm working on this all the time and it's an awesome reminder to keep at it.