Dreams that Turned Out to be True
Have you ever had a troubling dream that turned out to be true? Almost two decades ago, I had two dreams that would change my life forever. At first I was overwhelmed. How could this be?
In the first dream I am playing in nature, in a park-like setting, literally rolling in the grass, laughing with my high school friend. At the time of the dream I had moved far away from my hometown. In the dream, after rolling in the grass, my friend stands up, brushes off any debris and then walks ahead of me toward a small wooden bridge arching over a running brook. He begins walking across and I continue walking behind him until he turns around slowly, facing me. He shakes his head, no, as he extends his hand, palm facing me, signaling stop! While doing so, he says, “It’s not your time.” Immediately, I grasp his meaning and I awaken with a start!
I woke up with a foreboding sick-feeling in my stomach. I tried to shake it off but the dream haunted me. Within a few weeks my mother phoned me. She told me that my friend had passed. He’d died of complications from HIV/AIDS but I’d been away from my hometown for so long that I hadn’t even known my friend had been ill.
A year later, I experienced another troubling dream. In this dream, I’m in a park-like setting where I’m playing in nature with my high school friend, the same one who had passed, and another friend from high school. We’re all laughing together and then the two friends stand up and begin walking away from me. They approach, and then begin walking across a long bridge. As I’m walking behind them, they both turn at the same time to face me. They don’t have to do or say anything. In that moment, I know. Another friend from high school has just died. He came to me with the other friend, I’m assuming, to tell me goodbye, letting me know he had crossed over to the other side. Shortly afterwards I received another expectant call from my mother. She confirmed that my friend had died.
After these predictive (or psi) dreams, I could never look at dreams the same. Although many dreams are what I call “self-help” dreams in metaphor, some dreams seem to have another component altogether. They seem to know things I would not have any way of knowing in waking life. They seem to bridge the known and the unknown. Psi is derived from the 23rd letter of the Greek alphabet. Psi represents something that is not explained by known physical and biological means.
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