Dreams, Premonitions, and Psychic Awareness
“We do not only dream the future, but also create the future in our dreams. Dreamtime is when we set new intentions for future manifestation, as well as record in the universal field or akashic record the progress we have made thus far in fulfilling our destiny.”- Anthon St. Maarten
Dreams as Premonitions
A Premonition is a form of precognition that may appear in the dream state. It is the ability to see the future through images, words, signs, and symbols. Being able to foresee unfortunate events, including death, disaster, or illness, through a dream is very common. Anyone may dream of something good or bad happening to someone or themselves. But do dreams serve as a premonition?
Before we proceed in answering the question, let me first give you the definition of premonitions and dreams. Based on the dictionary meaning, a premonition is a presentiment of the future; or a warning in advance, while a dream is a series of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations occurring involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep.’
The Role of Dreams
Let’s first talk about dreams. We all know that dreams do play a role in our daily lives. The majority of people pay little attention to dreams. Dreams can help us find solutions to our everyday problems and see things from a different perspective. Whenever we dream, we can be who or what we want to be, even though sometimes it cannot be in real life.
Dreams have their interpretation. As with any sign or symbol, multiple subjective and individualistic meanings exist. For example, when you dream about loose, rotten, or missing teeth, it indicates that a family member or close friend is very sick or even near death. You can learn the meaning of your dreams by referencing a Dream Dictionary.
What is Premonition?
Now, what about premonitions? As defined earlier, it may be a warning in advance. Many people have had premonitions in different types of situations. When we say premonition, it is conveyed through dreams. A certain foreboding of what will happen soon, but in a vague sense. Many cases of premonitions are documented before a disaster, such as when the Titanic sank in 1912. There were over fifty counts of recorded premonitions before the event. Some of the passengers who had a premonition canceled their tickets before riding the Titanic and were saved from the horrible disaster that ended up taking place.
Are Dreams a Premonitory?
Do dreams serve as a premonition? It depends on the dream itself. If a person dreams about the whole scenario of an event, it can or may happen in the future. Yet, in another view, it can be just a dream she had but has a different significant meaning. Unfortunately, a dream can serve as a premonition, yet, at the same time, it also cannot be.
A dream served as a premonition when it foretold something that could happen in real life. But, if your dream was out of glorious anticipation of what you have been thinking of, it may be just from your subconscious mind. My answer to the question: Do dreams serve as a premonition? Is ‘It depends’. Whether your dream has something to do with what could happen or, instead, maybe just the subconscious mind revealed through a dream can be hard to decipher. At the end of the day, when interpreting your dreams, you must tap into your intuition and listen closely to what it has to say.
What Qualifies a Dream as a Premonition?
Dreams must meet several criteria to be classified as precognitive:
You must record or tell others about your premonitory dream before the dream scenario is fulfilled in real life.
The dream must have many unique details, so it is unlikely to be fulfilled by chance.
Any dreams that are self-fulfilling prophecies or that could be influenced by existing knowledge are not premonitory.
Dream telepathy, or communication with others via dreams, cannot influence the premonition dream.
Abraham Lincoln: Abraham Lincoln dreamed of his death before it happened. In his dream, he went to the East Room of the Whitehouse where a corpse rested, dressed for a funeral. Many people were sobbing. He asked some figures in the room, and they said the president was assassinated.
World War One: In 1913, Carl Jung, a famous psychoanalyst, psychiatrist, and dream analyst, dreamed that something terrible would happen to the world. He dreamed of a flood covering the lands between the North Sea and the Alps. He saw chunks of land, structures, and bodies drowning in yellow waves. The sea turned to blood. At the time, he felt that a catastrophe was happening. Shortly after, World War I started on July 28, 1914. He would have a second dream that saw the happening of WWI. He dreamed of a great frost in the middle of summer, with the land of the Lorraine appearing like a frozen wasteland.
Robert Kennedy: Robert Kennedy’s Assassination was predicted by two people who reported them to a British Psychiatrist John Barker. The premonitions were published in a newspaper column, the Premonitions Bureau. A third person, Kathleen Middleton, said her first premonition in March 1968 of the assassination of Robert Kennedy. She continued to dream of Kennedy’s death for months. On June 4, 1968, she called the Premonitions Bureau three times, urgently concerned about Kennedy. He was shot just after midnight the next day, on June 5, 1968.
Possible Explanations for Precognitive Dreams
Researchers have proposed several possible explanations for precognitive dreams.
Selective Recall: People tend to recall dreams where they accurately predict the future rather than those that miss the mark.
Tolerance for Ambiguity: When you can hold the ambiguous or vague nature of your dreams, you tend to experience premonitory dreams. This phenomenon is called ‘tolerance for ambiguity.’
Paranormal Beliefs: Researchers have found that those who believe in the supernatural tend to make associations between unrelated events and declare that they have experienced a premonition.
Coincidence: The points mentioned above can create a mental state where you are looking to find coincidences between seemingly unrelated events.
Subconscious Connections: many experts believe that dreams are a place where we may process our memories and emotions. This view states that much of what appears in our dreams reflects the events in our waking state.
A Psychic Perspective
In psychic terms, the dream world has many layers and levels. Each layer corresponds to a chakra center and corresponding aura layer. Some dreams may have deep meaning, and others may not. It is possible to travel on the astral while sleeping and dreaming. As with anything, you may derive any meaning you assign to a symbol or scenario, including what transpires in the dream state.
Dreams may serve as a form of forewarning or premonition, but with any predictive reading; the information may change, and timelines may shift as soon as the premonition is brought into conscious awareness.
It is possible to read your dreams clairvoyantly and how you show up and travel on the astral. Reading dreams corresponds with the third layer of the aura in a reading of the aura layers and the third chakra. It is possible to set the intention to explore concepts and solve problems in dreaming, as well as ground and create an experience of your choosing. This may be achieved through intention setting, mantras, journaling, as well as using meditation and clairvoyant tools.
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