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Can Deja Vu and Dreams Come True in Real Life?

I have been an online writer for over nine years. My articles often focus on dreams and dream interpretation.

Can your dreams actually come true? Read on to find out.

Can your dreams actually come true? Read on to find out.

Dreams can and do come true. But, it is a bit more complex than you may think. For many (who have not yet experienced dreams coming true) this phenomenon can be confusing. How is it possible for dreams to come true? I've never had a premonition, do they really exist?

Yes, they really do exist. Having my own psychic dream experience (that was full of revelations), I can truly say that my ideas about dreaming changed 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.

A precognitive dream is one where you foresee the future.

A precognitive dream is one where you foresee the future.

What Is It Called When You Dream About 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.

Deja Vu When Dreaming

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.

Deja Reve means "already dreamed."

Deja Reve means "already dreamed."

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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.

The Dream

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.

In Reality

For whatever reason it was, I went to the distinctive location in the restaurant that I went to in my dream, and all of a 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 a lot 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.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2010 TruthAwake


Laura Masters on August 10, 2020:

I've had plenty of dreams and they were all real. I was a resident of Jupiter's moon IO I seen what IO looked like before it is today it had mountains and was very beautiful but because of Jupiter's grasp of IO people panicked and got off the IO except me and other people we are the ones who stayed behind.

I was here once before and I'm doing the same miserable thing I was doing before in another lifetime.

I was with Adam and Eve if you can believe this one even Eve seen me asked me who i am and where did i come from so I told her i'm one of your children from the future and it doesn't look to very good she looked at me with a sad look on her face but Adam seen her talking with me he held her hand and was ready to take her away but then Adam asked me where did I come from so I even told him I'm from the future he told me to go back to where You came from I told him how can I do that he said to me what was you doing before you came here I told him i was sleeping then he said wake up and they left but Eve keep looking behind her at me.

The last thing I know I was once an angel.

Anonymous on June 13, 2020:

Dear Kyle UK 22,

I completely understand where you're coming from. I try to find answers and all I get in response is ignorance and closed mindedness. For me it is mind boggling. The one question that keeps popping up in me is : Why? Why me?

Kye UK 22 on May 16, 2020:

I feel stupid for coming on here but oh well, i just want answers and if i can't find it then surely if i post it someone might answer.

I have these precognetive dreams at least twice a month, but mine aren't just sleeping dreams. Mine can a day dream or even a 10 second faze of me just thinking about a situation. So many people have said that their dreams don't happen "perfectly" to real life, but mine do and everytime it does my heart slows down and i get shivers because i just start thinking of everything that was going to happen next, because i knew what was going to happen next up until the dream stops.

When these happen, half the time I don't realise that it happened and the other half I just think "eh if it happens, it happens" because I've gotten so used to them. Sometimes it could happen the same day and I had one that happened 1 year after on the exact same date. It is scary and i do feel weird just talking about it. But just know that it is a thing and I believe it's an evolution thing that hasn't fully developed yet, but know one will open up about it because people will think their crazy.

Here is 1 dream of so many that happened. I write them the minute I have my dreams and then write down whether they happen after.

Dream 11/12/2019

This was a quick 10 second daze when i was working. "I am walking down the road next to the harvester with my sister and foster brother, i am wearing my dark skinny jeans and a white top that i don't recognise. My foster brother is behind me and my sister is to the left of me, we are on the left side of the road. My sister is wearing a black running top and black leggins. We are talking about the avengers and why she needs to watch thor?"

Reality 24/4/2020

Up to this point, we are in isolation due to Covid-19 and i convinced my mum and sister to watch all the marvel films for the first time. We are allowed to do 1 hour outdoor exercise a day "I am walking down the exact road just past the harvester, i am wearing my dark skinny jeans and a white top that my mum got me for Christmas. My foster brother was behind me, my sister was to my left wearing a black running top and black leggins, we are walking on the left side of the road. We had watched spiderman homecoming the night before and was explaining to my sister as to why we need to thor ragnarok as it links to infinity war."

Thing is, me and my sister never walk together nor do we walk with my foster brother as well. Not only that but we were walking past harvester, which i never walk past as we never need to go down that street. We just walked down there coz we needed to go for a walk for an hour. I was wearing a top that I didn't even know i was getting (i didn't recognize the top when i got it for Christmas), i never talked to my sister about the avengers as she never gave a shit and what are the chances of all of that happening in a dream and the exact scenario happens in real life.

I do feel stupid saying this and if anyone asks me about my dreams that happened i would be open about it, but in the Society we live in, it just wouldn't be accepted and i would be treated like a phsyco.

Sheersh Jindal on May 02, 2020:

I have had Dena Reve a few times before but not exactly as I dreamt. For eg. If I dreamt that I am standing outside my house and 2 dogs would bite me. After a few weeks it happened in reality but I was just not bitten by them.

Anonymous on March 27, 2020:

I know this sounds completely ridiculous but I had a dream about Cameron Boyce the night he died it was a guest scene he made in good luck Charlie in a top hat at suit however the next morning I went on to find out he died that very night. I also had a dream about a character in a soap opera I watched who dies after being pushed/chucked down the stairs in a basement it wasn't exactly the same because it was a different person who killed him (when it actually happened) but they were both at the top of the stairs and it happened in the soap months later. Lastly I had a dream about my dad telling me my mum ex had died months ago no details that was it but about 9 months later he tells me the exact same thing in the same place in the living room. I just don't understand how can I predict something like that without a answer behind it how am I capable of something like that.

Vanessa on March 21, 2020:

When you say a dream come true does that mean that it is your dream, or a dream that you had? I have had those cases of deja vu a few times. When someone says or does something and I react in the way that I did in the dream to what they said or did. Oh, and are you able to make yourself have dreams or make yourself experience deja vu? Or is it just a coincident? Oh, and one time I was looking at my grandpa's 50th anniversary picture and signings. Then suddenly there was a flash of memory of a dream or something that I don't remember happening. I was on the beach and I saw some sort of strange small building. I went up the hill to see what it was. I went to knock on the door and it just opened. I went inside and saw someone sitting by the fireplace. Then they turned around and said, 'When the time comes, he'll tell you." Then they pushed me down a well. Then a couple of days later, I found a picture of the same exact building that I saw in my "memory". I haven't even seen the picture before then that happened and it freaked me out.

Leslie haskins on March 03, 2020:

Ive had dreams in my adolesent years. Or shall i say visions in my early years when i was sleeping. Years later sometimes months i would be in a situation or a place and look around and see the same surrounds i had in my dreams. This has happened throughout my whole life. Still occuring till this day. Its actually kinda scary. Being able to see things in dreams before they happen. Ive tried to share with others but most laugh thinking "he's crazy" so i just keep it to myself now. Its real i now take heed to ALL MY DREAMS!! I BELIEVE IN GOD TO THE FULLEST. ITS LIKE MY LIFE/MY FUTURE HAS BEEN REVEALED TO ME IN MY DREAMS ALREADY!!

Heather vega on December 31, 2019:

Im trying to understand my dream my dream ive never had this dream before i was dreaming i had bleeding worse then a menstrual period .. im literally 19 days late. Besides the point. I woke up spotting still haven't got no period. Im so confused. i wish i can understand. maybe a sign of some kind

Sorry if it was a nasty topic im not trying to be rude.