What Does Deja Vu Mean Spiritually?

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What does dejavu mean spiritually?

Have you ever found yourself in an instant living in detail an experience you know you have lived before? Maybe you know exactly what is going to happen next? Were you left with the feeling that every other moment you have ever lived has lead up to this moment? Has this seemingly ordinary moment stayed with you for years?

Have you ever met someone and felt certain that you have known this person before?

"Déjà Vu" is derived from the French word, meaning "already seen." When it occurs, it seems to spark our memory of a place we have already been, a person we have already seen, or an act we have already done.

One scientific explanation for déjà vu is that there is a split-second delay in transferring information from one side of the brain to the other. One side of the brain would then get the information twice – once directly, and once from the 'in charge' side. So the person would sense that the event had happened before.

Do these definitions and explanations fall short of the profound feeling you are left with after experiencing a "Déjà Vu"?     You are not alone

My experience with dejavu

I was in such a time of change that over night my whole life was different. As I look back on it now I’m not sure how I got through it. I would learn a lot about myself and relying on a Higher Power. My husband and I would never be the same. Much later we would realize that we were better in so many ways than the people we had been before, but at this point it was far too soon for a realization like that. It was just becoming clear that I would be living without my husband for a time. How long we did not know? 

If dejavu is a memory than this one felt like such an ancient memory, so old that im not even sure it was from this life. I was sweeping the floor in the garage of the home my husband and I were now putting up for sale. This was a dream home for us and we had been there for ten years with no plans of moving anywhere. Now every waking hour of every day was spent dissolving our business and getting this house ready to sell. My parents were in town helping for a few days.  I swept the floor in this tight area under a ledge and as I swept, I knocked some sort of cap off of a pipe and black sludge came pouring out onto the floor….  I froze in shock . I stood there looking at the huge black puddle… I was shocked because I had lived this exact moment before! ………. I knew what was going to happen next. As that realization washed over me I had a sense that ALL of this, everything we were now living had happened before.  I knew my dad would reach for the floor dry that was in a bag near by and begin spreading it out, I jumped in and helped spread it around. I was relived that HE was thinking clearing as I was still having déjà vu. It lasted for so long that I can still remember it clearly now. If I had lived these moments before,… than had I lived ALL of this before? Had Everything that was happening in my life at this time ALL happened before?  A deep sense of calm came over me at the thought. There WAS something much bigger than me at work in my life and I would make it through this experience. I know that NOW looking back, …… but it was this day in the garage that I began to realize that things would be ok.  I had had Déjà Vu's before but never anything like this one. My life began to slowly reform around the idea of being in the right place at the right time.

Sigmund Freud, the developer of psychoanalysis, proposed that déjà vu happens when a person is spontaneously reminded of an unconscious fantasy. Because it is unconscious, the content of the fantasy is blocked from awareness, but the sense of familiarity leaks through and results in the déjà vu experience.Abraham Hick talks about seeing or pre- paving what is to come, .. as a way of creating your daily experience before it occurs. Are these unconscious fantasies also a  type of prepaving of reality? Does this also happen while we are dreaming?

 

 

 


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