That’s about how it goes. You have déjà vu. You think you’ve been somewhere before, known someone before, done something before. Most people have experienced an aspect of déjà vu in some way or another.
“I feel like I’ve been here before.”
“I feel like I’ve done that before.”
“I feel like I know you from another life.”
It’s not that far-fetched, really. For example, just last night I was lying in bed reading, and I had the strangest sensation NOT that I’d done that before (because I pretty much read most nights before I go to sleep), but that I’d experienced that exact moment in time in another moment in time.
It’s different than what’s happening on “Once Upon A Time,” one of my favorite shows on television right now. In their world, they are experiencing their fairy tale lives and present day lives in Storybrooke simultaneously. With déjà vu, it is like we have lived that particular experience before.
Haven’t you ever said to somebody, “I think we knew each other in a previous life,” or “maybe we were married in another life”? It would be helpful if you actually like the person you say that to, otherwise, it could mean you didn’t have a happily ever after in a previous existence in time.
What is it about déjà vu that makes it so creepy or realistic or intriguing? Certain religions do not believe in reincarnation, while others do (Scientology, for example, believes in the reincarnation of the spirit/soul … whatever they call it). So, could we have lived a previous life and that’s why things are so familiar to us when they should be completely unfamiliar?
These thoughts are rhetorical for the most part, but it does warrant a thoughtful response to a more direct question:
How many times have you personally experienced déjà vu in your life, and after it happened, could you pinpoint why it was so strong at the moment?
I wish I had answers for you, readers.
But alas, I do not.
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