Can Deja Vu and Dreams Come True in Real Life?
Dreams can and do come true, but it is a bit more complex than you may think, and for many who have not experienced dreams coming true this can be confusing. How is it possible for dreams to come true? I've never had a premonition, do they really exist?
Well, the answer is, yes. Having had my own psychic dream experience that was full of revelations, it certainly changed my ideas about dreaming forever.
Do Dreams Come True?
Dreams can tell us a lot about our lives, as they show us a glimpse of the untapped knowledge that hides in our subconscious. While many dismiss dreams as nothing more than fantasy, they offer another look at the world. Dreams convey real emotions and real situations as they reflect our current life situation.
So, dreams don't always come true, but they contain certain truths that need to be examined.
What Is It Called When You Dream the Future?
Precognitive dreams are ones that are predictive of the future, where you see something happening to you, and then a short time after it happens to you in the real world. This is exactly what happened to me, and it was a combination of precognitive dreaming and deja vu.
What Is Deja Vu?
Deja vu is a French term meaning "already seen," and it refers to the phenomenon of feeling an overwhelming sense of familiarity with something that should not be familiar.
Deja Vu is the feeling you get when you experience something for the first time, yet it feels familiar, like matching the piece of a "puzzle" to its rightful position, in the sense that every sight, sound, smell, taste, touch, thought, feeling, and sensation of existence is completely identical to the lost memory, even if just for a second.
Scientists have tried to figure out an explanation for Deja Vu, but at this point, they have yet to figure out the exact reason why the phenomenon occurs. Some people reason this away as a glitch of the mind: subconscious memories that were trapped and are now resurfacing. And that may very well be true, in a sense. If we knew where these memories were originating from, we could discover exactly what Deja Vu is.
Deja Vu Is a Lost Prediction
As stated, one theory about Deja Vu is that it is simply a manifestation of the subconscious mind. That being said, take into consideration that while sleeping and dreaming, the subconscious mind runs rampant. This is what dreams are made of.
Sometimes we remember our dreams, and sometimes in great detail, like a dream I had about being fired. When I had Deja Vu about my dream, later on, that was simply my mind remembering the dream. I was aware of the dream because I remembered it when I woke up. But we do not remember all of our dreams. Since dreams can be predictions and come true, wouldn't it be reasonable to suggest that we can have these "predictions," or dreams, and then wake up the next morning without recalling them?
This leads me to my theory: Deja Vu is the subconscious mind recalling a dream that our conscious minds did not recall. It seems highly possible that Deja Vu could be a prediction from a dream that you don't remember having or a lost prediction.
Deja Vu Dreams (Deja Reve)
Deja Reve is a French term meaning "already dreamed," and it can be thought of as the opposite of lucid dreaming. Deja Reve is the feeling you get when you find yourself in a situation that makes you feel as if you dreamed about it previously, that you dreamed you would be there. Many people claim they have these prophetic dreams weeks or years in advance.
My Dream Came True? Well, Not Exactly
It happened a couple of years back when I was working through school at a local restaurant. Dreaming about losing my job was never my ideal prediction, I would have much preferred winning the lottery. Nonetheless, this is what happened.
I dreamt I was at work, standing in a distinct location of the restaurant. This strange feeling swept over me, and I was hit with an intuitive understanding that I was going to be fired.
A co-worker of mine approached me, and we engaged in conversation about my job status. I then asked her why I was fired. She replied, explaining that the boss's wife was jealous of me and did not want me working there. I woke up, this dream vivid in my mind. It was so realistic and detailed; it lingered in my mind days afterward.
This may be a good time to note that my boss's wife did bartend at the restaurant in real life so that being the reason I was fired is not a far-fetched theory. I was scheduled to work again a couple of days after this dream. I went in that day not vaguely prepared for what would happen next.
For whatever reason it was, I went to the distinctive location in the restaurant that I went to in my dream, and all of the sudden I felt like a piece of a puzzle that was put in its place. Every detail, every sensation, every inch of my surroundings, perfectly mimicked my dream. This brought on the most intense and overwhelming rush of Deja Vu that I have yet to experience in my life. I must have looked like I was seeing a ghost or maybe even losing my mind, because at that point in time everything for me froze as my feeble brain scrambled to make sense of it. This was it; I was to be fired!
Remembering how I had spoken to my coworker in my dream, I approached her, as she just so happened to be scheduled to work with me that night. I was so shocked by my recent revelation that I needed to reach out to someone, and who better than the coworker from my dream, maybe she could give me some more answers. I told her with grave seriousness that I was going to get fired that night. She looked puzzled but started rattling off jobs that she could help me find "if" I were to be fired.
Sure enough, what was inevitable had played out. I left that night for the last time, jobless. Having absolutely no doubt that this dream was a precise prediction of the future, I also have no doubt that the boss's wife being jealous of me was the reason it happened. But the most important thing to be learned from this story is how Deja Vu and dream premonitions are interlinked.
Life Is But a Dream
I never in a million years would have been able to come up with this theory that links dreams and Deja Vu, if not for experiencing it firsthand. The fact that it happened to me is the only real evidence I have to prove this, and too bad it is not tangible. But it makes alot of sense if you think about it enough. And what's amazing is that it proves dreams can be predictions!
Imagine the thousands of things you could be predicting every night, and just forgetting about, since we can't remember all of our dreams!
Next time you have Deja Vu, embrace the fact that you have psychic powers, because you predicted something in a dream. We all have amazing abilities, sometimes we just forget them (In this case, literally). We can't remember every dream, but practicing dream recall is a great way to harness our powers of prediction.
The power of the mind is astonishing, and I hope to provide more insights into it. I have a premonition that I will.
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