Ever foretell the future with your dreams? I have...

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    Feb 22, 2009 8:11 PM GMT
    It happened to me a few years ago, for about a 6-month period. And then it stopped, never to resume, but I wonder if it will some day. Here's the first and most dramatic example:

    I woke up in the morning, with an overwhelming desire to share this very vivid dream that had just ended. I emailed several of my friends about it in detail, and kept copies, somehow knowing I needed to make a record of it. I had never done anything like that before in my life. I quickly forget my dreams, and never consider them something worth emailing to others, but this time I did.

    Three days later I visited one of those friends, and I suggested we have lunch in downtown Seattle. The place we wanted was full, so I said let's go across the street to this big old converted building that now housed trendy shops, and see if they'd have anything to eat. Inside it the few fast-food places were crowded, too (I hate lines), but my friend said he thought a new Mexican restaurant on the second floor had just opened the day before, so we went up to check it out.

    They had immediate seating, and asked us if we'd like a table on the outside terrace, overlooking the street, a new feature of their renovation (below was Broadway on Capitol Hill for those who know Seattle). It was a nice day for it, so we agreed, the maitre de selecting our table.

    We placed our order and were chatting, when the roar of a loud motorcycle from the street below drew my attention, and I peered over the low wall next to our table to watch it. And then the shock hit me: this had all been in my dream!

    I excitedly asked my friend to review my dream I had emailed him. Wasn't I sitting with someone at a table on a terrace, and didn't the tabletop have unusual open wooden slats you could see through, almost picnic table style, like our table here? And wasn't it the first table in a row of tables along a low wall? And when I looked to my right in the dream, wasn't there an entrance with open French doors, through which I could see people drinking at an inside bar? And hadn't a loud motorcycle drawn my attention?

    Every one of those things in the dream had just occurred, in the same order. Yet it was the maitre de who had sat us here, not ourselves, the choice of this restaurant a last-minute choice. A new place, the area closed for months, only opened since after my dream had happened, neither of us ever here before, and never on this terrace. Yet the details from my dream were an absolutely perfect match.

    And then I reviewed our steps since we diverted from the crowded restaurant we had originally wanted. Was the building in my dream not an old brick structure, like this one? Didn't we pass through an area of shops inside it, selling such unusual objects as leather hides for craft use? And weren't the people we encountered heavily pierced and have brightly colored hair? (Seattle University was just a few blocks away, the students a bit radical)

    Item for item, my dream had come true, in the finest details, in the exact sequence. To what purpose I still don't know, however. A month later I dreamt about a plane crash, and the next day I saw the identical images reported on TV, the destroyed fuselage exactly as I saw it in the dream, as if I had been the TV camera. And this went on for about 6 months, then it suddenly stopped. And I still don't know what it all meant.
  • OptimusMatt

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    Feb 22, 2009 10:20 PM GMT
    I Call Shenanigans! icon_razz.gif

    lol, no not really. I've had stuff like this happen to me before. *shrugs* perhaps it's just part of the human condition. I don't particularly feel like getting flayed but...I think there is more to reality than just what we perceive with our 5 senses.
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    Feb 22, 2009 11:04 PM GMT
    One time I had a dream in which I was eating and then I woke up and during the course of the day I had some food.

    A little too coincidental if you ask me...
    *pam pam paaaaaammmmmmmmm*
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    Feb 23, 2009 12:29 AM GMT
    Sometimes I dream I am going to wake up and I do icon_eek.gif does that count?icon_lol.gif
  • coolarmydude

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    Feb 23, 2009 1:00 AM GMT
    I've had that happen to me before, but instead of having dreams, I go into 1000 yard stares.

    One time at high school baseball practice, I was with two others practicing hitting. One would drop a tennis ball arms length from their body while the batter swung from the other side in order to practice timing. There was a net that he was hitting into and I was off the side to them. I went into a 1000 yard stare as they were repeatedly swinging and then I envisioned the batter hitting the ball and the ball bouncing off the net hard and hitting him in the junk. On the very next swing, it happened exactly as I envisioned it and I snapped out of the stare. icon_eek.gif
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    Feb 23, 2009 2:04 AM GMT
    this happens to me all the time. In comes in spurts but I know exactly what you mean...I dont pay to much attention to it now, but it is fascinating.
    funny I never dreamed I was gonna win the Mega Millions or anything though, its always day to day stuff, haha.

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    Feb 23, 2009 2:36 AM GMT
    I sometimes get a persistent feeling that something is going to happen. Sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn't so I don't put any stock into it.

    When I lived in California I lived on a hill that overlooked the bay to Palo Alto. Every time I had my window open in my room I kept getting this dire feeling that an airplane was going to come crashing through the window. When 9/11 happened it stopped and I never experienced that feeling again.
  • imperator

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    Feb 23, 2009 5:25 AM GMT
    When I was younger I used to have those precognitive dreams *all the time.* They started in my early teens and at first the gap between dreaming an experience and then "catching up to it" and having it occur in exact detail while I was awake was just a few days. The older I got, though, the longer it took; eventually months started passing between dream and waking experience, but with time the dreams actually started to include the deja-vu feeling that I'd get when I caught up with them. They pretty much stopped in my late teens, though.

    As for remembering dreams, I found a trick that's pretty consistently helped me to remember my own. If you want to check it out, find a short piece of music that you really like and when you go to bed, set it to play on a continuous loop. I use the "Hymn of the Fayth" from Final Fantasy 10 (I especially like the version sung in Shiva's temple). I can't say for sure, but I think that having it be the last thing I hear as I fall asleep and the first thing I hear when I wake up sort of 'bridges' that unconscious time, so instead of my dreams taking place in some totally separate, disjointed state, they're sort of recovered by having this consistent input to one of my senses threading through my sleeping and waking time. I found it let me remember a lot more of my dreams. It might be worth giving a try.
  • pelotudo87

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    Feb 23, 2009 5:37 AM GMT
    Yeah-

    Back in high school I had this friend Lauren whom I didn't know really well. During the spring of Junior year I had a dream that me and some other people were with her on a spiraling staircase in a bottomless pit (think National Treasure). She went out in front of us to nail the path so that we could continue up and out of the hole...

    At that point in my life I was going through a lot and I just needed a friend. One day she invited me to a baskbetball game and through her I met a ton of people who helped fill that void I had in my life.

    I know not everyone on here believe in God, but I personally believe God used her to move me along to the next phase of my life..who knows.
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    Feb 23, 2009 6:04 AM GMT

    Ya I remember it happened alot ..

    But the greatest one was :

    When I was about 15-16 I dreamt about having sex with a guy I had a crush on, the dream felt so real ... so I woke up, I was home alone .. I heard a door ring, I opened the door and he was there !! I was in shock, he looked at me and said "I thought about coming over since you are alone"..

    But the sex part never happened ...(pheww..)
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    Feb 23, 2009 9:08 PM GMT
    God I hope not, because I have nothing but nightmares (well those are the ones I remember). I had nightmares from about 11 PM until well past 1:30 AM this morning.

    I am looking forward to an eternity of nothingness after my work is done on this earth.
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    Feb 23, 2009 9:13 PM GMT
    SurrealLife saidI am looking forward to an eternity of nothingness after my work is done on this earth.

    Then read the novel Messiah by gay author Gore Vidal.
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    Feb 23, 2009 9:22 PM GMT
    So far I don't think anyone here has said they've ever had a dream become literally, moment-by-moment real, as mine did, like a video playing out before their eyes some days after they had dreamt it. I wonder if what i experienced is more frightening than I had at first suspected? I wonder why it only happened for a few months, and if it will ever happen again?
  • imperator

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    Feb 25, 2009 1:19 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa saidSo far I don't think anyone here has said they've ever had a dream become literally, moment-by-moment real, as mine did, like a video playing out before their eyes some days after they had dreamt it. [...]


    ... I said that... icon_neutral.gif
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    Feb 25, 2009 5:56 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa said
    SurrealLife saidI am looking forward to an eternity of nothingness after my work is done on this earth.

    Then read the novel Messiah by gay author Gore Vidal.


    One of my favourite authors, but I have not read that one. Thanks for the tip.

    A couple of nights ago I dreamt I was on an airplane and my 84 year old mom was the captain! I was thinking as the plane was about to hurdle down the runway, "I hope she knows what she is doing".

    That is one dream that will not likely foresee the future.
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    Feb 25, 2009 6:58 PM GMT
    DeJavu...

    The old gypsies used those skill to fortell the future. This skill has been around centuries. Many used to claim to have it. It is more common in children but they inturn don't know they have it. they don't learn to train it and grow the skill.

    My ancestors (Austian) claimed to have had it. It seemed to skip my mother, but me and my sister discuss this a lot.

    I have had these dreams since I was as young as 5years old. Since about 12yo I have kept a dream journal. Writing them down and comparing them as time passes.

    The biggest was around 15yo. I had 3 reoccurring dreams. They came true when I was 18years old.

    Go to any book store and they will have dream books, and cards. You can learn a lot more there if interested.
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    Feb 25, 2009 7:41 PM GMT
    imperator said
    Red_Vespa saidSo far I don't think anyone here has said they've ever had a dream become literally, moment-by-moment real, as mine did, like a video playing out before their eyes some days after they had dreamt it. [...]


    ... I said that... icon_neutral.gif

    So you did, and not sure why I missed it. My post came hours after yours, so it should have already appeared in the thread, for me to see it. You did indeed write "...having [the dream] occur in exact detail while I was awake..."

    Did you ever find any use for this precognition, or was it just a curiosity to you?
  • MattyC0709

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    Feb 25, 2009 7:48 PM GMT
    This happens to me alot too, though I'm usually unable to remember what I'd have dreamt about when I wake up. It would be very minor unconspicous things in my dreams that tend to actually happen in real life, after quite a few weeks.

    It's a shame that I can never actually remember the dream/premonition... it would be so cool! icon_razz.gif
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    Feb 25, 2009 7:52 PM GMT
    Keep a dream journal, my dreams are now more vivid and more foretelling than any other time in my life after I started logging. I get names, even spelled out in my dreams whom I need to talk to , need to see, etc.

    Buy a plain notebook!




    PS, for those that care, we're now in the Age of Aquarius energetically speaking since Valentines day of this year, 14th of Feb/2009.


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