Precognition (from the Latin præ-, “before” and cognitio, “acquiring knowledge”), also called future sight, and second sight, is an alleged psychic ability to see events in the future. 1
I’m creating this topic to see if anyone else in the Evolve community has had something similar occur to them. Basically in case you still don’t know what I’m talking about based on the title, and above explanation I’m talking about seeing the future through your dreams. I’m not talking about dreaming of getting an A on a test, or seeing a plane crash. I’m talking about watching yourself sit in a class, writing down a report on Plath poetry to find your teacher looking over your shoulder and saying, “You’re looking very much like Abraham Lincoln today,” in a semi sarcastic voice. I then feel myself stare at him, and give off a soft laugh. I return back to the paper unsure of how to respond, and I awake to find myself in my bed. This happens every couple of months, or even every couple of weeks. Each time it happens I write it down in a notebook I keep close to my bed. It becomes unnerving when these picture perfect scenes happen from a few weeks to a few years later. This one I imagined while a sophomore in HS. It didn’t occur until the 2nd semester of Senior year.
My first ever experience happened in 8th grade. I dreamed of myself near a shack behind a trailer home I could instantly tell in my dreams was my great grandmothers. A man I recognized only in this dream as her neighbor was inside the shack pulling things out. My mother stood off to the side clearly being effected by the objects being pulled out of the shack. I could feel myself zoned out until the man pulled out a jar of marbles. I had always enjoyed marbles as it was one of my activities I had enjoyed with my grandfather before he passed away from lung cancer. The neighbors daughter approached me with a sense of want for the marbles. Jealously struck me and I found myself holding tighter to the marbles until I saw how much more needy these people were then me. It was obvious they had very little to their name besides their trailer home across the street, and I felt pity in the girl. I handed her the marbles, and the dream ended.
A few months later my great grandmother died from breast cancer. A few weeks after this we head back to her old house aka the trailer home. The same events take place, and it shook me to the core. I kept the secret to myself as I thought it was a 1 in a million chance of happening, and I had just hit luck. When it became more frequent I turned toward my mother for guidance. She really didn’t have much to tell me besides to keep a journal, and record when I have one of these dreams.
Some key points that occur during my dreaming. I almost never actually dream outside this precognitive dreaming. The only time I ever remember my dreams is this, and when they are extremely bizarre such as me running through the forest as Simba ( don’t ask >_>). Otherwise I’ll shut my eyes, and wake up nearly instantly in the morning. It’s quite weird to one second have my eyes closed, and the next have them opening with it feeling that no time had passed. When I’m in a precognitive dream I can remember it in perfect detail or nearly perfect detail as soon as I wake up. I feel a slight haziness while in the dream, but I can never tell it’s a dream unless my future self recognizes the scene as a ‘past’ dream. I see from the first person, and I can feel all of my emotions, and hear all of my thoughts as if I’m actually in that moment of time. It feels like living except more numb.
Have you guys had similar occurrences? Am I the only freak?
tl;dr I see the future in my dreams to nearly perfect detail. It has occurred since around 8th grade.