Sometimes I Creep Myself Out

I think I've mentioned before how there is some ESP in our family. Especially my youngest daughter and I seem to have it more than the others. We've creeped out people in our lives for years, but most of them are getting used to it by now.

Last night I hit a new plateau in creepiness. I got myself a bit freaked. I've been reading a fiction book,  "Blink of an Eye" by Ted Dekker whose main character has some clairvoyance. I read a bit before going to sleep last night. I was only sleeping about two hours when I sat up in bed, wide awake, and realized I'd been dreaming about the book. I don't do that. I mean, I dream. A lot. But I don't dream about books I've read or something I've just watched on TV. My dreams never link up quite like that. Anyway, I got up and was thinking about what I'd been dreaming about and after wandering about the house for a few minutes doing all the normal "up-in-the-night" things (you know, going potty, getting a drink, etc.) I decided to read a bit more. Yeah, you too are clairvoyant because you know what I'm going to say…

I read what I had just dreamed.

For the record, this book has been published before under the name "Blink", but I have never read it.

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17 thoughts on “Sometimes I Creep Myself Out”

  1. You have now entered a place known as The Twilight Zone (cues up music)

    I’ve had a couple of things like that happen. Just this morning, as I was driving to work, I was thinking of a woman who used to work for me, but got called up to active duty in the Army. I hadn’t thought of her in at least six months.

    When I got too work, there was an e-mail from her.

  2. It runs in my family too. I’ve given up trying to explain it or understand why things like that happen; just roll with it.

  3. wow, it’s like deja vu. That has happened to me as well. I never figured out if I sleep-read ahead in the book (not the most likely scenario as I use you book mark), forgot that I read it a hundred years ago or just got really “in tune” with the storyline. It isn’t uncommon for me to predict movielines or tv show plots but then those are pretty much cookie cutter programming so I don’t take psychic credit there. But in one way we differ, I dream about stuff I watch and read all the time (and sometimes, just sometimes…it’s better. ok most the time.)

  4. Hmmm..that is different. I don’t usually dream about things I read, but I do wake up from a dream, and then when I go back to sleep, I take up, right where I left off in the dream..which is okay, if it was a good dream! 😉 I’ve never had your experience, though.

    I’ve known people whose dreams are like epic novels, and could write their own book, using the dream as material.

  5. Wow, that’s pretty cool. I don’t know if I’ve quite done that before, but I feel like I have deja vu all the time about regular events that I’ve already dreamt about.

  6. hehe, I used the ability on the boss today. He said “you know what I think you should do this weekend?”…when I told him “change the answering machine” he looked at me completely baffled and asked how I knew he was going to say that. Muahahahaha.

  7. I hesitate to say I’ve had this same issue in light of the fact I’ve been reading mostly “Cat In The Hat” lately, and you know that’s going to end messy before you ever get halfway through it!

    This book sounds interesting. I’m gonna look it up at work in the hopes I can graduate to grown up fare soon!

  8. That happens to me a fair bit. It has been happening on and off my whole life, but rarely with the immediacy you describe. That only happened once when I was 7.

    I will have dreams that seem very realistic, then wake up, forget them, and days, weeks, or months later, I realize that what is happening around me was EXACTLY what I had dreamed of previously. In every detail. These moments can be seconds or minutes long. And you are powerless to affect any change to the situation as it happens.

    Ask Random about it. She’s seen the results of it first-hand.

    I had opportunity to speak with an Elder from Opaskwayak Cree Nation about this phenomenon when I was in my mid-twenties. She told me that the Cree Peoples have a name for it (though it escapes me) and she explained it as thus:

    When sleeping, we dream echoes of futures or possible futures. When these futures come to pass, it indicates that we are living our lives and circumstances have happened to ensure that we experience these “visions” by being at the right place and time as a result of the decisions we make. It is where we are destined to be. It is a means by which the Creator lets us know that we are “on the right track” as it were.

    As she exlained this, she asked if this had always happened to me, and enquired as to any periods where I went a long time without it happening. There were a few points in my life where it happened frequently, and there were years when it didn’t happen at all. That’s when I realized that there were paths I had taken that I shouldn’t have. Decisions and actions that took me off the path I was supposed to be on. I was pretty drunk for a lot of them.

    I still drink, but not to the same extent. I am in better control of my actions now, and the dreams have been showing up again for the past 6 years.

    It’s something to keep an eye out for.

  9. Don’t worry. I developed a species of book clairvoyance as a teen. With me, I will have to look up some word, and i will wander through the dictionary (as I almost always do) and I will find some weird word I didn’t know. That word will show up in something I’m reading — usually a book — within 24 hours. It will be a word I would have had to look up.

  10. Freaky thing happened to me. I was taking a nap, when the phone rang. My husband walked into the bedroom, and I woke up (I hadn’t even heard the phone ring), looked at him and said “My grandfather died”. He got totally white and said, “how did you know that?” and I said, “I have no idea”.

    That’s happened to me a couple more times in my life too in different situations.

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