What is deja vu? It is the French word for "already seen" and nothing could say it more when it comes to what deja vu means for humans. It is something everyone has experienced and no one can explain, well... that's what they say anyway but I did explain it and for me it was a revelation that opened not only my eyes but doors as well.
As I've said before my fascination with the paranormal and mystical began even before I could make memories but my parents, aunts, uncles and other elders regaled me with stories that even now bring joy to me. I was young when I started to truly question the source of deja vu. We had learned that everything you learn is stored in your mind but it is your ability to access it that makes one person "smarter" than another. Everything you see, smell, feel, hear, etc. is stored in your mind and that is why randomly a memory will pop into the forefront of your brain and you think of it. But, if you never saw something before how can you remember it?
In another article I explain my life-long curse of horrific nightmares. I've never had a happy dream and that has always disturbed me. I remember my mother telling me that one of her favorite dreams was running through a open field of flowers in the sunlight, it was peaceful, refreshing and soothed her. I was envious as from what I could remember of my dream the night before there was more blood and terror than in the worse Hollywood slasher film.
It was my quest to record my dreams in order to try and understand why I have nightmares that accidentally launched me into a realization of deja vu that changed my life forever. It wasn't something that happened over night, in fact it took nearly 8 months of me recording my dreams before something happened.
This is something I suggest everyone do but don't jump into it flippantly, it is a commitment. I bought notebooks and pens and placed them by my bed and every single morning when I woke I up I would immediately start writing what happened in my dreams with no regard for penmanship or form, just as long as I wrote down enough key points that I could recall the memory again if I needed to.
Through my dreams I have predicted many things but one important distinction is that when you experience deja vu you aren't trying to predict the event that occurs... you just feel like you been or done that before. This even applies to the must mundane of things.
What happened wasn't even of significance the first time I realized I had truly experienced deja vu. I was opening the dishwasher and I went to reach for my favorite iced tea glass when it was like a shockwave in my brain... deja vu. It was such a silly event I brushed it off and went about my day a few more moments before the pressing realization I had done this before ate away at me and I abandoned my quest for iced tea in exchange for finding my dream journals.
I skimmed page after page looking for any mention of a dishwasher or my iced tea glass and after three journals thought I had better give it up when I decided one more journal and I would abandon my experience to nothing more than a quirk of the mind. Three-quarters of the way through the fourth journal and there were the words "dishwasher, blue shirt, iced tea, 3" among many other words and it was as though a lightning bolt ran straight through me when I realized I had on a blue shirt and it was just ten minutes past three and ten minutes earlier I had been at the dishwasher.
This has happened more than 20 times since then. Sometimes I only have to go back a month or so and the longest lapse was a year and three months. So what is the significance of this?
It means that every single one of us has psychic ability - even if it is the most minute of occurences it still means beyond a shadow of a doubt that the power lies within each one of us to experience our lives on a realm higher than average.
No, my deja vu of picking an iced tea glass from the dishwasher bears little on the big picture of the world, but it bears the world on my realization that psychic ability is a God-given gift.
Yes, that's right you who is reading this right now has psychic ability. Some people are born with a more highly tuned gift and need little exercise to be able to experience visions of the past, present or future for themselves or others but you have the gift too. Like any talent it is something you have to exercise but isn't it wonderful to know that if you wanted to you could exercise the art of divination.
It's right there inside of you, this wonderful gift waiting to be explored and you shouldn't take a God-given birthright for granted! It may start with the recognization of deja vu but it will end in a higher enlightenment that will open doors for you into the human's connection to the mystical powers of God that you could only begin to understand.
No matter your religion or beliefs one thing is certain, the power is inside of you... and regardless of your religious subscription this verse from the Bible can apply to us all for faith is what separates you from those who can never truly experience the enlightenment that can change your life... do you believe?
And He said to them, "Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you. ~ Matthew 17:20