What are Premonitions?
Let’s talk about premonitions. Maybe you know what I am talking about. Those moments of just knowing. You know what is going to happen. And then it does.
But what about premonitions that happen in such a way that we have no idea we are foreseeing the future?
Daydreaming that Turns into Premonitions
Last Monday (April 16th, 2018) I boarded a Southwest flight from Houston to Albuquerque. Usually, I end up sitting in the middle of a row simply because you get whatever seat you can find when you fly on Southwest, and I am always so far back in the line, I am left with the middle seat.
But this time was different. I checked in early enough that I got on the plane with my choice of seats. I chose a window seat, right next to the engine on the left side of the plane. As the plane took off, I dozed, sleep-deprived from a week of fun with my son and his family in Corpus Cristi.
When I awoke, the plane was high above the ground. Still sleepy, I stared at the clouds moving all around me. I looked at the engine next to me, fat and blue, shining in the sunlight. Suddenly, I imagined the engine exploding, breaking the window, sucking me out, the force of wind so intense I knew I was dying. I knew that even if other passengers pulled me in, I was a goner.
Blinking, I shook my head as if to shake such an unpleasant daydream away. Why would I imagine something so … negative? I wondered at my own silliness and lack of discipline in controlling my own thoughts. I know better!
It was great to get home, kiss my Jim, hug my dogs George and Molly. And crawl into bed! I slept until 10 the next morning.
I don’t remember what time it was the next day when Jim told me that an engine exploded on a Southwest plane, on the left side of the plane, sucking out a passenger. Jennifer Riordan -- a resident of Albuquerque, mother of 2, PR person for Wells Fargo bank --was killed as the window was damaged by the exploding engine and she was violently sucked partially out. I was stunned. How could I have "daydreamed" that very thing, only to have it happen hours later?
If this was the only time this has happened to me, perhaps I would think it was just a strange fluke. But it isn’t.
The Parking Lot "Premonitions Vortex"
Several years ago, I was walking across the parking lot of the United Grocery store near my office, which I often referred to as the "Premonitions Vortex." Halfway across the lot, I felt what I can only describe as an impact, as though I had been hit by a car! Yet there was no car near me. “That was weird.” I thought. And I began to think about what would happen if I were to get hit by a car, and how Jim would react. Then I came to my senses and shook off that negative thought.
Three hours later, the 14-year-old son of my two dear friends was hit by a car. I spent the next week at the hospital with his family, waiting in pediatric intensive care until, sadly, he left us.
When these experiences occurred, I did not experience them as “premonitions.” For example, when I have a precognitive dream, I know it is foretelling something that WILL happen, and it always does. Those dreams have a certain “feel” about them. I have had many of those throughout my lifetime, and they have always come true to the finest detail.
Bumping into the Future
When I began to study Controlled Remote Viewing in 1996, I began having premonitions during the day – strange psychic experiences. I was out on a walk in the bright sunshine of a spring day when I suddenly felt a jolt, as though I had bumped into a wall, accompanied by a sense that something was terribly wrong. At that moment, I was standing in front of a small white house just down the street from my house, and for a split second, I saw yellow police tape everywhere. It was a brief hallucination. I wondered if I was losing my marbles! A friend who was accompanying me on the walk looked concerned. “Are you ok?!” she asked. Shrugging off the weirdness, I said, “Yes! I’m fine!” and we continued walking.
Twelve hours later, I was roused out of bed by the sound of sirens and the flashing of lights. Running outside, I saw eleven police cars coming from two different directions. They were chasing a car, which came to an abrupt halt on the grass of the yard where I experienced the jolt. The driver jumped out and was apprehended on the very spot I was standing when the experienced occurred to me 12 hours earlier.
Because the jolt was so strong (and accompanied by a brief hallucination) I knew it was something. Exactly what, I didn’t know at the time. I knew it was not an ordinary experience.
When Are "Daydreams" More than just Daydreams?
But the premonition on the plane and the one in the parking lot were more like odd daydreams, as though I was drifting into thoughts and experiencing things as if they were happening to me, but knowing they weren’t.
I can’t help but ask, why do these things happen? What frustrates me and many other remote viewers and psychics I know, is this: Even if I had realized it was a premonition, what could I have done about it? Even if I could have used CRV to pinpoint when it would occur and the plane it would occur on (a very challenging task) who would have believed me?
The Great Mystery
Humans are complex creatures. And consciousness is still The Great Mystery. We don’t know who we truly are, why we are here or how we are connected. Perhaps that is why I am so drawn to Remote Viewing. Controlled Remote Viewing in particular, gives us a method through which we can aim and direct our consciousness with a modicum of control. That control may be an illusion at times, but the methodology does put us in the driver’s seat when we need specific information that CRV is good at obtaining – especially when we practice regularly.
So as you can see, I do not have all the answers, and like you, I have experiences that are mysterious and unexplained. Why did I have that “daydream” and mentally experience what an Albuquerque mom experienced only 20 hours later?
Perhaps we are all connected in a cosmic web that allows us to experience anything that occurs along the threads. If Time is an illusion and everything is actually occurring all at once, we “psychic daydreamers” may be just doing the equivalent of peeking across the “room” of Consciousness.
Tell Me About It!
If you have had “daydreams” that turned out to be precognitive, foretelling the future in some way, let me know in the comments below. I would love to hear from you!