Dreams have been a point of interest for me for a couple of years now. I love hearing about others’ dreams, sharing mine and interpreting them. A few months ago I dreamt that a coworker of mine came to the office in the morning, pulled me aside and whispered to me that she was pregnant. In the dream she asked me not to tell anyone else. When I woke, I wrote what I had seen in my dream journal like I do most mornings and took the journal with me to work (not sure why did that, as that isn’t my normal habit). A couple of hours later, the scenario I had dreamt became reality – my coworker pulled me aside, told me she was pregnant and asked me to keep it a secret for a while. I was thrilled for her and of course remembered my dream, so I pulled out my dream journal to show her the entry: she was floored. I remember her looking at me and saying (lovingly) “You’re weird!” Now she’s got a beautiful round belly full with twins. And I’m still having precognitive dreams. In fact, I find the more open I am to it, the more dreams I have.
Anyone can have precognitive dreams. Studies have shown that between 18% and 38% of people have experienced at least one precognitive dream. Two weeks before he was killed, Abraham Lincoln had a dream about a funeral at the White House. In the dream, he asked someone who was in the casket and they replied, “The President of the United States”. He told his wife about the dream and two weeks later he was assassinated.
One theory to explain the phenomenon of psychic dreams is that your dreaming mind is able to piece together bits of information and observation that you may normally overlook or that you do not seriously consider when you’re awake. In other words, your unconscious mind knows what is coming before you consciously piece together the same information. Another explanation is it is a message from god/the universe/your spirit guides (whatever you want to call it) giving you a heads up about something.
It is my belief that while we are asleep we are tuning into a high level of consciousness that allows us a peek at our future. They are never meant to scare us, just teach us. They are given to us because our higher selves/guides want us to become more aware of our higher levels of mind and guide us to the realization that there is so much more to this universe than what is shown to us through our five senses. Precognitive dreams are proof of that. If you would like to have more dreams of the future, then mentally ask for them before going to sleep at night. Keeping a dream journal is a great way to document them and will provide you with evidence their existence.
Since I’ve started having precognitive dreams and dreams that help me clear out issues subconsciously, I have been given a couple of good dream books. I always believe that the best person to interpret the dream is the dreamer him/herself, but the books sometimes give insight as to what something symbolizes. Not all dreams are prophetic, but I believe most dreams are filled with symbolism and meaning. A friend of mine had a dream she was being chased by a pickle. Now, there might be some subconscious meaning in that dream but it’s certainly not going to come true (at least I don’t think so…)
Have you had any prophetic dreams recently? I’d love to hear your stories!