You are here: Real Psychic Experiences :: Visions / Trances / Altered States :: My Thoughts About Deja Vu

Real Psychic Experiences

My Thoughts About Deja Vu


My name is Abby and lately I have been having a lot of Deja vu. It started around the time I was in fourth grade when one day I sat down for lunch and felt very strange. My stomach dropped and it felt like nothing I have ever felt before. Then I had a feeling that I had been there before, but only in my dreams. I found myself starring at a poster on the wall for what felt like forever. But it only lasted for about 5 seconds. I didn't know what it was so I went home and asked my mom and she didn't know. So I kept it to myself and pushed it away even though it kept happening. I am sharing this experience because it has been happening more and more often. It was happening once or twice a month back in fourth grade, now it is happening two or three times a day and it was scaring me because I didn't know what it was. I haven't told anyone about this because I'm afraid that they will judge me and make fun of me for it. I consider this a "gift" that not many people have. I would like to learn more about this "gift" and find out if I can manipulate it to make it controllable for the greater good. I know that I can't stop things from happening because it always seems to be a step ahead of me. If I can find a way to manipulate this I know that I won't be able to change what I see because its what's supposed to happen. I would like to know about anyone else who has this "gift" so we can learn about it and find a way to put this under our control. I would like to know any questions you have. Leave them down in the comment section.

Some questions I have for this "gift" are:

*What makes this happen?

*Why does this happen?

*Will we ever be able to control it?

*Why is it called Deja vu?

*And who gave it that name?

Medium experiences with similar titles

Comments about this clairvoyant experience

The following comments are submitted by users of this site and are not official positions by Please read our guidelines and the previous posts before posting. The author, Singingsmile03, has the following expectation about your feedback: I will participate in the discussion and I need help with what I have experienced.

bsuttles3922 (2 stories) (165 posts)
7 years ago (2016-02-12)
I agree mostly with Indigo1717, with a few exceptions and additions. My exception is, your Déjà Vu moments seem more powerful than typical Déjà Vu. It may be possible you are astrally projecting in your sleep and forgetting. I'm not saying Indigo1717's statements are wrong by any means, but that there is another possibility. Also my addition is you may also be experiencing premonitions and precognition. Also I try to keep a balanced perspective, and look at both supernatural and scientific explanations for occurrences, so I would also at least consider ALL's statement. If you have anymore questions feel free to email me at hecatesmagicspell [at]
~Sincerely, Hecate
ALL (1 posts)
7 years ago (2016-02-11)
Hi Abby,

This happened to me as well. Around grade four and five, I would get intense feelings of deja vu that came out of nowhere, where I would think, hear, or experience something and feel like I heard it or knew it was going to happen before it actually happened. This experience would be followed by a feeling of dissociation and intense nausea, but no vomiting. I would always have to run to the bathroom It was over after a few minutes. It was very unsettling and at the time, and I believed I was psychic. But I questioned why other psychics didn't need to go through this experience when they had intuitive experiences.

With research, I was surprised to discover that it was actually a form of epilepsy that occurs in the temporal lobe. The temporal lobe epilepsy is associated with memories, emotions, hallucinations, and other experiences that are actually 'auras' prior to the seizure. What makes your symptoms particularly indicative of epilepsy is the 'staring' at the poster - this is called an absence seizure. Google 'epilepsy and deja vu', 'temporal lobe epilepsy', and 'absence seizures' and you will find more information about the signs and symptoms, the types of seizures, treatments, and areas of the brain that are affected.

I never spoke about my symptoms with a doctor, and being in the States, your healthcare system is different. For me, they went away over time. It is crucial that you look after your health - get an appropriate amount of sleep every night (about 6 cycles of 1.5 hour intervals - 7.5 hours a night, and give yourself an additional 15 minutes to fall asleep). Stress can also play a role, so things like meditation and progressive muscle relaxation can help. If you find that symptoms are getting worse, you can speak with your doctor about having a CT Scan or MRI. I recommend checking out more information on reputable epilepsy sites and speaking with trusted members of your family about the next steps.

All the best!
lauterb (110 posts)
7 years ago (2016-02-11)
Dear Singingsmile03
First your answers in different order:
*Why is it called Deja vu? It is a French expression that means "already seen" used by psychologists and others to describe 3 types of sensations: seen, felling and visited.
*And who gave it that name? As far as wikipidia this was quoted by Charles Dickens in David Copperfield
*Will we ever be able to control it? No
*Why does this happen? Basically you have 2 types, one is psychological, produce by your brain, the other one is spiritual
*What makes this happen? Psychological is just your imagination! Spiritual occurs when your spirit, during your sleep, goes far from your body (but still linked to it) and you visit some place, see things etc. When you come back and pass by the same place you retrieve the memory from you previous visit.
More details you can find on The Spirits' Book and The Mediuns' Book both by Allan Kardec
Good study!
Singingsmile03 (1 stories) (2 posts)
7 years ago (2016-02-10)
Thanks indigo1717 I just wanted to let you know that I do have weird feelings before it happens. Also I wanted you to know that the things that I have seen before have been about nothing important. If you know how the Deja vu I caused please let me know I would appreciate it.
Indigo1717 (1 stories) (7 posts)
7 years ago (2016-02-10)
Hi Smile03, similar things happened to me when I was younger, they do to a lot of us, Deja vu is the literal French translation for "already seen", some believe its your brain giving you an illusion that you've been or seen something before, some believe your witnessing the future events that haven't happened yet, however you don't know its the future event until it actually happens, there isn't a way of proving or disproving either. It depends on what you believe.

Why, how? Nobody knows, there will be a lot of crazy suggestions thrown about but in truth no one knows. However no-one ever asks if the deja-vu is manipulating us?, if you think about it, most deja-vu's are pointless, yet its led us to look for answers and we've ended up on this forum, something that would not have happened otherwise.

Can you control it?, unlikely, if you could manipulate the future then its not the future, can you increase the frequency of deja vu?, maybe, it seems to happen more often when peoples minds are clear albeit still randomly.

Now if you ever get a gut feeling that's somethings going to happen, this is a different story and can be controlled or manipulated, at least in my experience.

To publish a comment or vote, you need to be logged in (use the login form at the top of the page). If you don't have an account, sign up, it's free!

Search this site: