Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I Dreamed That I Was Going To Write This Last Night

For all the aspects of dreaming that have plenty of research available for study, deja reve is very nearly a forbidden subject. Where deja vu means "already seen," deja reve means "already dreamed," also known as precognitive dreaming.

Many experts seem to be unwilling to touch this subject, as if it would dirty their hands, so it is difficult to find information and discussions regarding it. As easy as it is for me to be skeptical, as I often am when it comes to paranormal (not to say that this counts as paranormal) or beyond the range of common understanding and measurement, this is one thing that I am willing to stand behind.

I do, on occasion, feel that I have dreamed of things that have yet to happen, though they usually happen within twenty-four to forty-eight hours; thus far to my knowledge, I have had one dream that was downright prophetic. I wrote the dream down (this was back in seventh grade) and shortly after my eighth-grade graduation, lost the only copy. For years I believed that it was destroyed, recycled back into new paper, a devastating conclusion to me, as I still have copies of all my dreams that I have written down, as well as most of my poetry and prose.

I started writing a series of poems detailing my efforts to recreate the dream, the poem that I used to capture the dream, the magic that I felt while dreaming it.

Only six or so months ago, I was cleaning out my closet and old folders that had lain in there for who knows how long... and there I was. I found the copy of it! It still sits on my desk, waiting to be entered into my digital dream journal as a lost artifact of the days when I had just begun to write.

I read snippets of it at a time, rarely the entire piece at once, and I find aspects of it have come true, while others are still waiting.

Deja reve is an effect that is more important on a personal level than on a professional one; it is more important to be able to prove to yourself that it is true than to prove it to others. I have proved it to myself as a true phenomena, which is why I am willing to share this part of my life with you all. I hope you are not too afraid to look into the concept, as so many others have been.