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Talking It Over: That feeling of deja vu

There have been many times in my life when I have had this sudden feeling of deja vu. I can be talking to someone, doing or watching something and I suddenly feel like I have done that exact thing before.

I just know that this is not the first time I am experiencing it. At first, this would freak me out as I wracked my brain trying to remember when or even how I did it before. I finally came to the conclusion that I didn't actually do it but rather had a dream about it that came true.

When the feeling of deja vu happens now, I sometimes stop and wonder how in the world I could have had a dream turn out so accurately. Sometimes the situation and words spoken are mirrored images of my dream. At the time of the dream, I probably never would have considered that it might come true.

This makes me wonder about the dreams I have. If I wake up and remember a dream, I can't help but think "what if this dream comes true." There are some dreams that I really don't want to come true but others would be nice if it would.

For example, the wonderful dreams about coming into large sums of money or spending a beautiful vacation someplace exotic. I like the dreams about good times with family and friends and even the occasional dream about food, shopping and recreation. These dreams can come true.

Sometimes when I remember a dream, I wonder how or why I had the unconscious thoughts to bring on this subject. I have had dreams about people I have not seen, heard from or spoken to in years. Then again, I can casually see someone in the grocery store and several days later have a dream about them. It just doesn't make sense and I have long ago given up on trying to figure out my dreams.

Which brings me back to the deja vu feeling. I have to wonder if those of us who get this feeling from our dreams, may have just a touch of clairvoyance or even ESP. We have brief little portals that open up during our sleep so we can see tiny snipits of the future. Could we possibly be visionaries or even prophets?

Then again, it could just be a coincidence.