Deja Vu. What to make of it.

@spcbrass (1192)
United States
December 14, 2006 1:37pm CST
Have you ever experienced this before? Knowing that something is going to happen before it happens? Seeing a certain situation play out in your mind and then seeing it happen days, weeks or even months later? How do you explain this phenomenon? Is this a sixth sense that we all possess but do not know how to control or is it something bigger? Let's hear your thoughts.
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@Daffs06 (300)
• Indonesia
15 Dec 06
We have all some experience of a feeling, that comes over us occasionally, of what we are saying and doing having been said and done before, in a remote time - of our having been surrounded, dim ages ago, by the same faces, objects, and circumstances - of our knowing perfectly what will be said next, as if we suddenly remember it
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@isha900 (1460)
• India
15 Dec 06
it can be right stetment
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@isha900 (1460)
• India
15 Dec 06
yes this is right
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@faelady (161)
• Canada
15 Dec 06
I completely believe in Deja Vu. I've had it since I was a kid (like, 5 years old). I see images, and then years later (or months or days) I realize that the image is there in my perspective. This is going to sound kinda crazy, but I believe that all time is one time, and that deja vu is moments where we break through the artificial boundaries that we create for ourselves.
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@spcbrass (1192)
• United States
15 Dec 06
Who has created those boundries really? Us or conventional wisdom. We are taught to see everything as it is and a phenomenon like this is seeing things as how they will be and not as how they are. It defies the logic that we have known all of our lives.
@emarie (5455)
• United States
15 Dec 06
HEY!! i was thinking about posting something like this today...damn you beat me to it...=) lol but to answer your questions..i have experienced it before...its just kind of like a feeling. for me, it just feels like i've seen that scene before...like i've lived that exact moment or seen it in a dream. for me, i go towards seeing it before in a dream, it makes more sense to me, like having a preminition of whats going to happen. it happens quite often to me, like a split second i would be typing at the computer and 'boom' it just feels like i've done it before, the same sounds in the background, the same screen...you know...i just think your mind can do things in your sleep, i think most people hold the power to see into their own future.
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@spcbrass (1192)
• United States
15 Dec 06
That's kind of what I see, but as I explained above I get extended periods of it. It's not a second or two worth of deja vu, it can go on for a few minutes at a time.
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• India
15 Dec 06
dejavu is not "knowing that something is going to happen before it happens" ..... The term "déjà vu" describes the experience of feeling that one has witnessed or experienced a new situation previously.The most likely explanation of déjà vu is that it is not an act of "precognition" or "prophecy", but rather an anomaly of memory; it is the impression, that an experience is "being recalled",this is false.This explanation is substantiated by the fact that the sense of "recollection" at the time is strong in most cases, but that the circumstances of the "previous" experience (when, where and how the earlier experience occurred) are quite uncertain. Likewise, as time passes, subjects can exhibit a strong recollection of having the "unsettling" experience of déjà vu itself, but little to no recollection of the specifics of the event(s) or circumstance(s) they were "remembering" when they had the déjà vu experience.
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@spcbrass (1192)
• United States
15 Dec 06
For me I feel like I know every little detail beofre it happens. My moments are limited to a few seconds either. Sometimes I know what is going to go on for 5 or 10 minutes. I can tell you that something is going to fall off a shelf before it happens, and then tell you that another person is going to knock at the door and it happens. I could easily shrug off the short moments before, but it's these long moments of deja vu that really make me wonder.
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@arvee17 (730)
• Philippines
15 Dec 06
i also had deja vu. it's a bit weird. it's like i feel, i had a dream about this before but just can't remember it totally. then it will just happen and makes me think i've already done this before. maybe there is a feeling inside us about certain situations that we want to happen and then when it do happens, we think it is deja vu. i don't exactly know but just enjoy the feeling of deja vu when it happens to you...
@spcbrass (1192)
• United States
15 Dec 06
Sometimes it feels very weird to me, especially when I see people communicating in other languages and I know what they are going to say beofer they say it in another language.
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• United States
15 Dec 06
I feel like I have experienced this before. Being in a situation that seems familiar. But sometimes I think it is just a wierd feeling. I can't explain it. There have been instances where I have dreampt something and it has taken place in real life. Not a preminition because the whole dream didn't occur. Just parts of it. Deja Vu is weird!
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@spcbrass (1192)
• United States
15 Dec 06
I don't know if I have dreamt it, but it certainly feels that way to me sometimes.
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@mirage108 (3403)
• United States
15 Dec 06
I cant explain it but it happened to me. I had a friend who was moving. I put a not in a envelope and we both signed he seal and said we would open the next time we saw each other we would open it. I was in VA beach at the time and the note said welcome back to VA Beach. She didn't know what the note said untill we opened up the envelope. she was shocked that I knew that 6 months in advance plus the seal was still in tact when we opened the envelope. I think everyone has some psyic abilities which is the reason for the Deja Vu
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@spcbrass (1192)
• United States
15 Dec 06
I have always believed that too, but I have never really treid to put my mind to good use to actually make it happen.
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@greengal (4288)
• United States
14 Dec 06
Yes I have. I usually dream of places I'm going to visit. I wouldn't have been there before so there is no way I'm just recalling my past. I also guess events and incidents that are gonna happen esp when watching tv..a movie or a show. This ability used to freak me out in the beginning but now I'm fine with it! I think it is some form of sixth sense and as u said all of us have it, but for some its more developed than the others. I've always wanted to find out if I could do something more with my ability, but have no idea what!
@spcbrass (1192)
• United States
14 Dec 06
I don't think any of us has any way of knowing how to harness that ability. I think that it is just like any other skill that you can learn. The more that you practice the better at it you can become. It all goes back to visualization for me. Maybe someday I'll be able to better understand it, but for now I just wish I could control what it is I am actually thinking before it happens!
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@crosschk (822)
• United States
14 Dec 06
I have seen it pleanty of times. most of hte time it feels liek I drempt it. It was described to me as.... So much things are going on in our brain at that moment, that its taking a few seconds to for our brains to catch up. I for one beleive in that kind of sixth sense so I didnt take that explination too well I just need to get it for the lotto numbers then I will be set.
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@spcbrass (1192)
• United States
14 Dec 06
Well I can dream the lotto nubers but they are usually always the wrong one's! It happens with me quite a lot. I guess it is because I practice a lot of visualization. I visualize usic perforances all of the time, the sae with golf shots. If I am planning a trip I usually visualize what I am packing and the route I am taking. Maybe doing this so often leaves the deja vu light on more and more.
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@vipul20044 (5800)
• India
15 Dec 06
sounds a little bit to spiritual for me, however deja vu is a super weird thing that just cannot be explained, and this explanation sounds as good as any! happened with me when i went to this place , when my car broke down it was for the first time i went there and then it seemed too familiar like i knew each inch of its details!
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@pikubk (168)
• India
15 Dec 06
I cant remember if it has ever happened with me or not..
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@saeedsid (1120)
• Pakistan
15 Dec 06
It happens a lot sometimes with me that something which is going through like any occasion or anythinf so I feel as if something of this sort I have seen before aswell.I dont consider it to be our sixth sense its just a thing which strkies our mind suddenly.
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@abg1988 (340)
• India
15 Dec 06
i have heard about this......but I dont know what is the meaning of this
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@rms2727 (815)
• India
15 Dec 06
i have personaaly experienced deja vu plenty of times, and its believed that nearly every human being experiences this its only that some experience a bit more frequently. check out this link its got some info ion the same http://people.howstuffworks.com/question657.htm
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@ruki22 (102)
• Philippines
15 Dec 06
i sometimes feel this kind of phenomenom. its like you've seen a glimpse of whats gonna happen in a split second. probably our third eye is not mature enough or recieving a faint signal from somewhere.
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@froogle (776)
15 Dec 06
I havent exactly experienced deja vu as yet.. but have experienced osmething similar.. or rather the opposite! When something happens, I get a feeling that Iw as in the same situation before sometime years ago. I do not know , but I remember exact details too!! Strange!
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@vanities (11351)
• Davao, Philippines
15 Dec 06
luckily i havent experience it
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@isha900 (1460)
• India
15 Dec 06
sorry i dont know
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• India
15 Dec 06
i experience it regularly and i don't have any prob with it
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@darr195 (110)
• United States
15 Dec 06
Maybe the mind jumps ahead for an instant and then back to the actual instant. There is so much that is unknown about how the brain works!
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