post by: Ticana Zhu
Last month I posted about prophetic dreams. I thought I’d clarify. I don’t know if indeed I have prophetic dreams. Some friends seem to believe I do, and at times so do I. To be honest, I can only recall four things that I dreamt about which became reality. Most are insignificant to my daily life.
- I dreamt I had a blowout text argument with someone. Happened a few days later.
- I dreamt about the girl someone I knew was going to marry. The world thought he was single, though he was actually secretly seeing someone. My description matched. They did get married. Still are.
- Since I was little, I kept dreaming about my immediate family living in a hotel. We ran it and it was in a warm place. Found out recently, my mother’s aunt (whom I didn’t know existed until recently) owned and ran a hotel in Tsingtao. This one’s kind of a stretch, because my immediate family doesn’t run it.
- The raven dream before my car accident. (see Karma)
I’m certain there are more “prophetic” dreams, but most of them are for things that aren’t incredibly significant. Perhaps someone buying a certain type of shampoo and there was a certain type of weather outside. You see why I don’t commit them to memory. But they’re fun when they pop up. (The raven one was NOT fun.)
When I have dreams that are “prophetic,” they usually carry a certain kind of tone. My dreams fall loosely into three categories.
- Lucid dreams. I would say just less than half of my dreams are these.
- Beautiful, nonsensical adventures
- Have a “serious” tone. These are generally the prophetic ones.
I don’t have nightmares often enough to create a category for them. However, I did have a frighteningly serious dream of someone I care about falling to his death. It’s instances like these where I pray that I’m not a prophetic dreamer, that everything is just gibberish. This qualifies as a nightmare.
There is another serious dream where a specific person got furious with me on facebook over a careless post. This has yet to happen, though its tone was similar to the text feud dream that came to fruition.
I suppose the point I’m trying to make is that it’s a double-edged sword. It’s all fun and games if you see things that can indicate the future. However, if that future is not a positive one, sometimes we wished we didn’t know, or that the ability isn’t really an ability.
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