What does it mean when you have prophetic dreams that can be independently verified by others? How many of you have prophetic dreams, independently verified or otherwise? Is there something I should be doing? During my early adolescence I began to get déja vu pretty regularly, 1-2 times every couple weeks. Often the experiences would be very intense and last up to 20-30 seconds. Eventually, déja vu gave way to what I call déja rêvé (previously discussed here). I no longer have the intense feeling that something has happened before, or that I’ve seen it before. Now I have the intense feeling that I’ve dreamt the exact same situation before. Usually I don’t remember I had the dream until the experience happens. Then I get this intense rush when I realize I dreamt the situation before. During that rush, I have 100% confidence that I’ve dreamt the situation before. After the feeling fades, I have ~75% confidence.
I would shrug these experiences off as “mental glitches” or the unfortunate side effect of too many psychedelics in my youth, but a.) these sort of things started happening before I ever took drugs, and b.) they have been independently verified by others.
Here’s a recent example of them being independently verified. About 3 months ago, I woke up in the morning and told my wife that I had a very peculiar and vivid dream. In the dream, I was lying in our bed working on the laptop in a room I didn’t recognize. We were living in a real small apartment and we had a cat. The dream seemed weird at the time because we had a huge apartment, and had no intention of moving or getting cat. I forgot about the dream, as people normally do. But lo and behold, about 2 weeks after I had the dream, we adopted a stray kitten we found on the street. The day after we got the kitten, we found out that we were getting kicked out of our apartment for unrelated reasons. After a month of searching and moving, we found a little two room place that everybody just seemed to love. So we moved in, and a few weeks after that I had the weird déja vu/déja rêvé thing and remembered that I had dreamt of the place, the cat, and me on the bed working on the computer. I asked my wife if she remembered me telling her about the dream, and she said, “holy shit, I do!” So, that’s one example of what I’m talking about. I’ve had them independently verified other times, but it was usually something stupid, like a party or random exchange at the grocery store.
If I don’t drink and stay completely sober, I get these kinds of experiences as often as 2-3 times a week, or as few times as 1-2 a month.
The recent event described above had a profound effect on me. More than usual for some reason. I have a strange call to action, but don’t know what I should be doing about it besides start paying more attention to my dreams.
How many of you have had experiences like this?
Is there anything I should be doing in response to these dreams, experiences, etc?
I have my own theories, but would like to ask Mefi, “What does it mean? What are the ramifications of this?”
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