Have You Ever Felt Deja Vu?

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  1. Von Jones

    Von Jones Very Well-Known Member
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    There have been numerous times that I've felt deja vu after a dream. Feeling that I've been somewhere before or that I recognized a person but have never been there or met that person before. Sometimes I can sense walking to a situation that I've experienced before. When I feel like that I always say 'Deja vu.' I get strange looks but it seems to stop the feeling I had.

    I wish I had deja vu when I got stuck in an elevator:eek:.
     
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    Several times I have been to a place for the first time and thought it seemed familiar. Then I remembered being somewhere similar in a dream. I don't know if that is what is meant by deja vu, but it is weird. It's never a place I intended or knew I would be going to when I had the dream, so it can't be anticipation. It could be a landscape, a building or a town that I feel I have been to in a dream. It's never exactly the same, just that I can remember certain features.
     
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    Yes, Ruth this is exactly what I mean. The strange thing to me is that if I had a dream about it I surely don't remember. Sometimes the feeling is so strong that I rack my mind trying to remember why I feel I know a person who has never met me before or been somewhere I've never been before. It is really weird.
     
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    I have situations where I am doing something and then think didn't I just do that or I can remember seeing something that I know it is the first time I have seen sort of scary.
     
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    I feel like I've seen this question before! (Sorry, I couldn't resist!) :)
     
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    I think I have before. There have been times when I was watching a movie and felt very strongly that I had seen the movie before even though it was impossible. Although this was probably due to the fact that I probably saw a similar movie before and just connected it to the new movie.
     
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    One of the things I was taught many years ago is that we exist on several spiritual planes. When we dream, we may go to our life on one of these various planes and if we wake up rapidly, we will remember a bit of the place that we actually visited. As far as bad dreams or nightmares, it is only spirits that we meet who are not yet developed and enjoy scaring us. This may be true or not, but it is what I was taught.
     
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    Nice to know I am not the only one who has experienced this. It has happened to me on more then one occasion. I remember once I dreamed I was working in a place that I didn't know with people I didn't know. Years later I had a major sense of deja vu when I went to work in that exact place with those exact people. This is just one example of the times this has happened to me. There have also been so odd dreams that seem to have had hidden messages to me that have come to pass.
     
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    I used to get deja vu a lot when I was younger. It didn't have to do with dreams, I would just go somewhere I'd never been and I would recognized it and knew that I'd been there before. Or I'd be talking with someone, and realize that I'd had that conversation before. Or recognize someone I just met. It was never 100% concrete, but more "around the edges", if that makes sense.

    A few times, I even went to my parents and asked them if I had ever been to the place before, thinking that maybe they had taken me as a child, and I was having a memory of it. They would always say no, and look at me strange. They actually did that a lot!! :)

    It was an interesting feeling. It makes you wonder about some of the eastern philosophies. But I haven't felt that in a really long time. I kind of miss it.
     
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    I have done this, and I think most, if not all people have, at one time or another. A lot of people over the decades have written it up to some metaphysical phenomenon. A friend of mine in the medical field tells me that they're pretty sure it's just a misfiring neuron. He says we are actually "remembering" things that never happened. Who knows?
     
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    Remembering things that have never happened - this is a discussion by those of like minds. I'd rather stick with 'seeing things that are going to take place or may take place.'

    Has anyone seen the movie with Denzel Washington 'Deja Vu?' Good movie. It's seeing the outcome of his deja vu experience. This is probably as believable as one can get to understanding what deja vu is.
     
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    I have a recurring dream about a large mansion with hundreds of rooms. I keep getting lost and always trying to find my way out. But the strange part is, I feel that I have actually been to this place.:eek::eek:
     
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    Hi Brittany! I think I will stick to the metaphysical version. "Misfiring neuron" just doesn't make too much sense to me.
     
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    LOL It doesn't make much sense to me either. I'm just playing devil's advocate.
     
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    I think it is a case of our magnificent brains at work.....always striving to make sense of the senseless.... solutions looking for a problem. So much of our brain is unused..... "where no brain has gone before"! ;)
     
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    I often forget my dreams. But when something happens, even an ordinary occurance, a 'flashback', suddenly, of something I've seen before comes to my vission. And they always come from something I dreamt. Strange things do happen. Maybe, our dreams tell us, or give us the glimpse of future events in the timeline we are currently in. And we do, act upon them as they unfold. I should be deliberate in remembering my dreams.
     
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    I used to have deja vu once time but now the effect it seems to be disappeared. When it happend it was really weird because you just woke up and it seemed like you already had that experience back in the past and it puts you in a state on "what the hell...?"
     
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    I seem to get Deja Vu at least once a few days, I feel like I have experienced the situation already, it's very weird and I don't know where it comes from.
     
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    Like most of you, I also feel Deja Vu once in a while. It is an unexplanable experience because sometimes it is so vivid that I seem to have already met a person that I was meeting for the first time. Another vivid experience happened on my first trip in Singapore. That place by the river seemed to be giving me another meaning or recollection that I couldn't specifically discern. It is like being in front of a buffet table seeing a dish that I seem to have eaten before but I couldn't distinctly remember the taste.
     
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    All of your answers do a good job of explaining Deja Vu, I have experienced most of the things you mentioned. A couple of the things I experience with Deja Vu that isn't spoken of by anyone so far is, I get a tingling sensation all over my body, and a few times it seems like sounds gets acutely sharp. When the sharp crisp sound is involved, it seems I get a lot more of the 'been there, done that' feeling. o_O
     
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    Like the rest of you, I've felt Deja Vu several times in my life. The strangest was once I heard or read "Tavern on The Green" and felt a very strong pang in my heart and deep sadness. I could remember a lot of people, and the sensation of being outdoors and a long light colored dress. That's all and still today, even as I write this I can feel it so strong it almost makes me want to cry. I guess that's not really Deja Vu in the usual sense though, is it? Maybe it's something else.
     
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    You had deja vu if you had the illusion of remembering scenes and events when experienced for the first time.

    You had a sense of deja vu if you were just feeling familiar with it.

    I think our brains are very much like a tape recorder with a rewind "button". That's why, as we get older, scenes/names/experiences from our past flash briefly in our minds and happens more and more as time moves forward. You hear of people saying they saw their life flash before them when having a near-death experience. I think that's all the things left over that hadn't already flashed before us already. But the deja vu is something else entirely. It's the illusion (or strong memory of reality?) of having been there for real in this life or previous life (as a Christian I don't believe in a previous life though…but it's tempting).
     
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    After reading your post, Lara I think my experiences were just a sense of deja vu.
     
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    Well, Chrissy, don't go by my post because I used the Webster's definition and that's how they explained it but I think it's a fine line between "familiar" and "illusion of experiencing it for the first time". It's a little confusing.

    Here's the real deal….I've had deja vu and immediately think, "I've been here before". But I think it's our brain rewinding and then quickly fast-forwarding back to where we are rather than where we've been. It's not a memory though. It's past in present. And then all of a sudden you're back to real present.

    Does that make sense? It's kind of cool to experience deja vu but kind of scary. You wonder if you've lived this same life before. But I have a strong faith and the Bible doesn't support that thinking. Then I'm comforted by that.

    I think I read something a long time ago about the brain rewinding and FFing in relation to deja vu. Not positive but vaguely remember something like that.
     
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