The Voice in the Car
by Yvonne Stevenson
The first time I heard a "voice in my head" I was on a highway driving to meet a friend at a gym. A portion of the highway was under construction, so you had to decide early if you need to be on the far right or the far left of side the road. Well, I knew already if I wanted to get to my destination, which side I would have to choose.
However, there was a confused driver, who at the last minute decided he needed to be on the same side as I was. While in the process of changing lanes, the rear of his vehicle collided with the front of mine, cutting me off and caused my vehicle to spin in a circle. It was a clear, summer day and the pavement was completly dry, but the way my car spun around it felt like I was on ice.
Instinctively, I took my foot off the gas pedal as I had been taught to do when spinning on ice. That's when an audible voice said, "Use your break." I immediately applied the brake, and the car stopped spinning. This voice was not only audible, but it was as clear as any person's voice is when they are speaking directy to
me, but there was only me in the car.
It wasn't loud or boisterous, but soft and calm, yet direct and purposeful. I have yet to determine if it was male or female which is somewhat conflicting since it was loud enough to hear.
At any rate, my car not only stopped spinning, but it stopped sideways, facing traffic in the middle of the busy highway. Thankfully, no one was hurt and there was no major accident. The oncomming cars also stopped to allow me to straighten my vehicle and proceed with the flow of traffic.
The car that caused the accident was long gone. Drove away without knowledge of what kind of damage he may have left behind. This was the first time hearing this voice at least that I knew of. However the first voice I heard and recognized prior to this was that of my son after he had passed away. That's another story!