Up to this point, I’ve written articles about how to interpret dreams as messages that reflect the dreamer’s conscious awareness. In dream presentations I’ve given and inquiries I’ve received, there are a few people who ask about dream experiences that later come true. When we experience the dream state, the attention moves into the subconscious mind – a vast inner world where things that seem impossible become possible Unlike our experiences in waking life, these inner level experiences are not bound by physical space or time. Consequently, people who have passed away can come and visit loved ones through dreams, dreamers can dream of past life experiences, while others can experience precognitive dreams.
Precognitive dreams are inner level experiences in which the dreamer dreams of future probabilities. While it might seem impossible, the experience of seeing probabilities is an everyday occurrence. Avid sports enthusiasts can sometimes tell from the release of a basketball shot the probability of the shot going through the basket. Others can tell the probably of a golf putt going into the hole after watching it’s direction for a couple of seconds. We can even see future probabilities of a student passing an exam based on how much or how little they studied. Sometimes the outcomes differ from our expectations. Nevertheless, many times the outcomes match our expectations, verifying our ability to glimpse future probabilities. Have you ever had the experience of knowing what someone’s going to say before they say it, or even finishing someone’s sentence before they speak it? Telepathy is an intuitive capability much like precognitive dreams. Here are some key things to consider with precognitive dreams:
The qualities of a precognitive dream
How can you tell whether or not the dream you’ve had was precognitive? One of the qualities of a precognitive dream is the vivid or life-like quality. Dreamers report that the scenery of the dream is just like waking like. The mannerisms of the people are similar . The colors, sounds, and even smells are very life-like. After keeping a dream journal for awhile, dreamers can often tell if a dream is “a bit different” from the ordinary dreams they have.
Another quality of a precognitive dream reported is the dreamer experiences the dream much more as an observer. Instead of taking a lead role and high level of interaction in the dream, precognitive dreamers report standing off to the side, watching the dream scene as it occurs, much like watching a movie scene playing out. Oftentimes, this differs from our ordinary dream experiences.
Considerations for precognitive dreams
It’s important to remember that precognitive dreams reflect future probabilities. These probabilities are not set in stone. Some people who have precognitive dreams of horrific events sometimes feel guilty for having them and feel responsible for a tragic outcome. The cause of any experience comes from the choices and decisions people make each and every moment in thought and action. In a free will universe, nothing is set in stone: things can change at a whim. However, people can become responsible for acting upon their precognitive dreams to the degree they see fit. Harriet Tubmann, a person responsible for leading slaves through the Underground Railroad to their freedom, provides a great example of this. She claimed that her nighttime dreams showed her which routes to lead the slaves to their freedom.
It’s also important to note that even precognitive dreams can be interpreted as a message about your own consciousness. First and foremost, dreams provide an avenue for self-awareness that can be used for individual growth and development. Honoring all dreams as such strengthens the connection between the subconscious and conscious minds: a connection which can benefit all human endeavors.
Finally, for those of you who can’t remember having any precognitive dreams, you’ve probably had more experiences than you think. Have you ever experienced deja-vu, whether in a conversation or observing the actions of your surroundings being eerily familiar? Deja-vu is the experience of a precognitive dream coming true; you’ve just forgotten the dream itself. This is an important point to admit: the power of the mind is infallible. When this is more readily accepted, precognitive dreaming and other facilities of the mind have more space to come to the forefront of our experiences.