Have you ever wondered if someone can really predict the future? According to New York Times bestselling author, Larry Dossey, M.D., everyone is capable of predictions. In his book, The Power of Premonitions: How Knowing the Future Can Shape Our Lives, he says predictions of the future can come in your dreams or just be hunches and emotions, and that experiments have consistently shown “that human beings are as wired to know what’s coming next as we are to see, feel, hear, and think.” (Click on link above to order book).
I had the opportunity to experience this recently when I had a vivid dream after days of wondering just what I should be doing with my free time. I am an empty-nester who was recently laid off from work which gave me time to do everything from home-improvement projects to writing the novel I have always wanted to write, to learning Spanish, to taking a job just to have a job…you get the picture.
I went to bed after wresting with what to do, and by morning I had my answer. I had a dream where I was arguing with Dr. House on TV, and he shouted at me angrily, “what are you doing?” I shouted back, “I’m a writer, bubba!” He then shouted, “then challenge me.” I thought about it all morning and realized I wanted to start writing ASAP. I had heard of a website that posted freelance written articles that I had wanted to try at one point, so I went there and applied as a freelance writer. They accepted me and I began writing, and have written an article every week for several months now, and I LOVE it!
I’m not sure if my dream was a prediction of my future or the voice of my subconscious guiding to my pure heart’s desire, but I know I take my dreams much more seriously now. In Dr. Dossey’s book, he describes numerous dreams people had that turned out to be predictions of actual events like the events on 9/11/01. He also documents the many times that, because someone took their dreams seriously, lives were saved. It is a fascinating look at research and experiments that support the possibility of premonitions, and how you can make your life more premonition-prone.
For more information on dreams and intuition, read “How to Use Your Dreams and Intuition to Improve Your Life.”