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How Do You Know You’re Having a Precognitive Dream?


What is a Precognitive Dream?

By and large, when we dream, we are in a passive experience wherein we project our thoughts, ideas and emotions into a movie screen of sorts. At some juncture, amidst this often abstract and creative experience, there comes an occasional dream that seems precognitive in nature. This becomes apparent to the dreamer of course when that dream actualizes.

It is here when the dream is met with a powerful awareness that what was once dreamed of is now actual.

In a precognitive dream, you are receiving information, facts and details about an event that comes true in the future. It’s very similar to sensations associated with déjà vu. So, if you’ve had this kind of experience, then you know what a precognitive dream can feel like.

These powerful dreams are not incubated, they simply happen.

Precognition Is Nothing New to the World

Did you know the following?

When Sir Winston Churchill traveled in his car, he always sat on his favorite side. He had a gut feeling one day and changed sides. Later that day, as he was in his car, a bomb exploded. The car was tossed up and onto two of its side wheels, but because of where he was sitting, Churchill’s weight balanced the upheaval and the car didn’t overturn.

Abraham Lincoln had a dream about a funeral at the White House. Two weeks before he was assassinated in 1865, he told his wife that in the dream, he asked someone who was in the casket. They told him, and he heard in his dream, the president of the United States.

The well-known story of Frankenstein, often cited as the world’s first science fiction novel, was inspired by author Mary Shelley’s vivid nightmare.

The father of quantum mechanics, Niels Bohr, often spoke of the inspirational dream that led to his discovery of the structure of the atom.

Elias Howe invented the sewing machine based on a famous dream that helped him understand the mechanical penetration of the needle. He was not the first person to create the idea of a sewing machine, however. Howe made notable refinements to the design, and was awarded the first US patent for a sewing machine using a lock-stitch design.

As we all know, Albert Einstein is famous for his genius insights into the nature of the universe. As it turns out, Einstein reached extraordinary scientific achievement — discovering the principle of relativity — after having a vivid dream.

Our world is inundated with impressive examples of precognitive dreams and how they have impacted human evolution and existence.

Types of Precognitive Dreams

Symbolic Precognitive Dream: In this dream, symbolism presents the precognitive information, but this is not realized until the actual event in waking life. This is a difficult dream to recognize. However, symbols in the dream match (but can also exaggerate) the future event when it actualizes.

Literal Precognitive Dream: This is a first-person perspective precognitive dream, and is often in great, literal detail. Here, you sense, think and feel aspects of the dream can actualize in the future. You might feel a sense of déjà vu with this dream.

3rd Person Precognitive Dream: This is you as an observer, from a third-person perspective. This precognitive dream can present in symbolic and literal form. The information being observed in the dream however does not mean it will ultimately occur from a first-person point of view.

Lucid Precognitive Dream: This is a dream while awake. Meaning, the person is awake and realizes that they are dreaming. This is a common place for precognitive dreams to emerge. An even more pronounced sense of of déjà vu can present in this dream.

Also, there are two types of lucid dreams: an active lucid precognitive dream, wherein the dreamer actively tries to engage the precognitive dream, and an ambient lucid dream, where in the dreamer passively observes the dream remaining within the usual dream flow.

How to Identify the Precognitive Dream

Visual Symbols: Precognitive dreams present a visual symbol letting you know time is of the essence. For example, preceding a precognitive dream, you see a clock either facing forward or moving in a forward direction or hands of the clock facing forward. This lets you know to pay attention as this is to present again ahead, but in real life. The clock face becomes a symbol of a probable precognitive dream.

This is just an example. You might also see a calendar, an hourglass, an image of the moon passing. Be mindful that you may receive a symbol unique to you that displays the message that time matters. Meaning, let’s say you’re a musician, so your symbol showing time is of the essence may be a metronome, or a conductor of an orchestra.

Also keep in mind that holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, July 4th, a person’s birthday, Christmas trees, fall colors, sports like baseball, hockey, etc. By becoming alert to very specific time-oriented symbols, you can determine an approximate period for a possible future event’s manifestation.

Finally, be mindful of meeting people in your dreams state whom you have never met, yet later in waking life when you did meet these people, they were exactly as you saw them in your dream, even down to the same clothing as in the dream.

Sounds and Voices: Pay particular attention to the last dream right as you wake. Often, you will wake hearing a song or a few words, and it’s not attached to an image or symbol. If this happens, pay attention! There is a reason you’re waking with this echoing in your mind. This is your subconscious requesting you listen to the dream and a clue of a connection to your daily life and/or what’s ahead.

Be sure to listen, and receive the words exactly as you hear them. Don’t make assumptions and take the message word for word.

Emotional Cues: If you feel a strong emotional urgency to pay attention to the dream, then this dream may also be a suggestion that time is of the essence and the dream will come again in life. An example may be a dream of a birthday cake, and someone’s birthday that is filled with especially intense emotion.

You can identify this emotion-filled dream, as it often comes amidst many placid dreams, so the emotional intensity of the dream is easily noticed and may even then repeat.

Repetition Matters: Dream events and dream symbols that repeat over and over again, and in a short period of time, often suggest the likely approach of a waking event. If the dream occurs two or three nights in a row and has intense emotion, do take note!

Last Dream: The last dream before waking is an important one. This is in part because it’s the dream we remember. This is your subconscious being very intentional and giving you clear indication that information in this dream is useful. This doesn’t mean that other dreams earlier in your sleep or as you fall into sleep are not precognitive, so do still look to these earlier dreams for insight.

It’s like a Peloton: Precognitive dreams often come in clusters, packs or herds. So, as you notice one precognitive dream present, be on the lookout for more to follow.

Specializing in Your Expertise: We all have natural talents that are inherent to us. You may notice that your precognitive dreams follow areas of your expertise. Over time of journaling your dreams of this nature, you may have numerous precognitive dreams about finances if you’re seasoned in the financial investment industry.

A therapist or counselor who specializes in family events or relationships may receive precognitive events of this nature. Some people tune into purely positive precognitions and others only find negative precognitions. Over time, you may even notice that an area of specialization actually expands or changes as you grow and your interest changes.

We Dream of What Interests Us: Like the emotion-filled precognitive dreams, the curiosity-filled dreams also get our attention. You may notice these unique dreams are all about people or things that you want to know more about or are very intrigued by.

Look for the Oddities: Did you have a dream of an odd object? Make note of that odd thing about a place or event as the oddity tells you it is ahead. This oddity symbol or phenomenon suggests that our dreaming perception may recall more easily or pay attention to the odd or unusual aspect of a future place or event.

How Do I Develop the Ability to Have Precognition Dreams?

Keep a Dream Journal: In your journal, record and date each dream in detail as possible. Sketching and drawing counts. So, if words, emotions, images or sounds don’t manifest, draw an expression of your dream as best you can. Come back to your dream later and study them. Listen to their wisdom on a literal and symbolic level.

You’ll begin to analyze patterns of events and meaning of certain symbols in your dreams.

Start with Lucid Dreaming: In this space, you begin to open the door to a new kind of consciousness that encompassed things like out-of-body experiences and astral travel.

Be Open and Receptive: Your subconscious will begin to send you signs and symbols and messages, if you will listen. So, be especially tuned in and open to heightened messages. They may come to you in the form of symbols, thoughts, feelings, or physical sensations.

Practice Remaining Calm: When you are in equanimity, ease and peace, messages of insight can reach you. You are also more in tune with emotional energies of people, events and circumstances in your environment. Meditate often to maintain healthy energy balance.

Live in the Moment: Embrace the present moment and thrive in the now. This will support you in becoming more receptive to the wealth of information your psychic mind wants to provide you. This happens very easily when you are present and grounded in the now.

Put the Puzzle Pieces Together: Precognition may manifest itself to you in what may seem like jumbled pieces of a giant jigsaw puzzle. Your job is to be patient and put it all together, over time.

How Do You Learn More About Precognition and Develop Your Psychic Abilities?

You must first begin to be more aware of your dreams. Information in dreams comes to you when it can’t reach the waking mind. So, develop the facility for recalling dreams. A dream journal can help make you more able to recall the higher vibrational messages delivered to you in your sleep.

Take a development course or find an instructional podcast. This will empower you to learn how to magnify the powers of your intuitive voice.

Most of all, listen to your inner voice. That’s your soul speaking to you. You can trust it. Here, you will expand your understanding of what it means to be psychic and how to awaken, amplify, and trust your inner voice.


Michelle A. Beltran is a psychic medium, author, and intuitive life coach. She has become a leading international authority in the spirituality arena, specializing in psychic functioning, spiritual counseling, and mediumship. She is the owner of Readings with Michelle, LLC. Michelle hosts the popular podcast, The Intuitive Hour: Awaken Your Inner Voice. She’s also the author of the award-winning psychic development book, Take the Leap: What It Really Means to Be Psychic. Michelle was honored to be featured at Hay House Radio and speak at the 2017 Hay House World Summit, the world’s largest health and wellness event. She is known for her uncanny accuracy and insights. Her work brings forth powerful changes on a personal level, influencing people across the whole spectrum of humanity.


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