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Am I Seeing Things, Or Is This Just A Strange Coincidence?


I am looking for some answers to things that I have experienced for as long as I can remember. I have had dreams or visions that for example show bits and pieces of events or people. These dreams or visions are sometimes scattered and it's like I have to figure out what they mean.

I had for a long while, saw a man in my dreams, never his face, just the back of him and then he would pick up a hand full of soil and let it run through his fingers. I would also see items that I just felt were connected to this individual, like a fishing rod and a wheat field. This dream or vision continued on for 8 or 9 years, not all the time but enough that it drove me crazy!

One night about 4 years ago, I went out with some friends to a local pub, we were meeting some people a girlfriend of mine worked with. When I got to the table where the group was sitting, there was a man, sitting with his back to us. I felt this, almost like a punch in the stomach, like the wind had been knocked out of me and I knew without a doubt that this was the individual I had been seeing over and over again. This man and I have since become best friends and through talking with him, all the things I had seen that I thought must be connected to this individual turned out to be true.

There have been other similar experiences that I have had. And I am looking for answers as to if this is just a strange coincidence or something more. I also get very strong feelings if I am around certain people, for example while waiting in line at the grocery store, a middle age women came in to line right behind me and I suddenly felt this over powering need to cry. I was actually tearing up in the check out line. What does all this mean and what can I do?

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Hmb36 (6 stories) (24 posts)
14 years ago (2010-04-09)
There is no such thigs as coincidences. Just miricles. Everything happens for a reason.
stormtree (1 stories) (53 posts)
15 years ago (2009-05-31)

Sorry for the delay in my response to you. There are a lot of strings in this site...
You asked: " do I go about keeping my own mental and emotional center, as I explore more the things I have been experiencing?"

There are two aspects to this, analogous to keeping your physical balance and strength in a challenging situation. They have to do with conditioning and tools.

The bottom line is that the individual who is in better condition and more practiced will have little difficulty managing physical challenges, and the same principle applies to your mental and emotional toughness and plantedness in your psychic adventures. The more time you spend building your own personality and spiritual center, the more this will carry over all by itself. This building of center can be a mix ranging from enjoying and possibly composing your own rock music to spending time in prayer and meditation in your own spiritual discipline, whatever that is.

There are tools which you can use on the run to compensate for being caught off guard, many of which are the same things that you will use in your "basic training", for example saying the Lord's Prayer out loud or singing something that pumps your own vinegar.

While there are many things in life to learn, most of them are not really mysteries... They have to do with applying common wisdom in a down-to-earth and consistent manner.

Feel free to e-mail me (stormtree7 [at] around the specifics of your situation. I'm really sorry that I didn't notice your post here before.

Guessing1111 (33 posts)
15 years ago (2009-05-23)
Wanda - It might help to tell yourself before you doze that you want to be aware in your dreams, intereactive, and remember them. When you wake up, jot down notes on them. When you are dreaming, try reminding yourself that you are dreaming and to pay attention and remember it when you wake up. Also not being too exhausted when you doze or nervous seems to help.
wanda31 (1 stories) (2 posts)
15 years ago (2009-05-22)
Thanks to all for your thoughts and advice. Stormtree, how do I go about keeping my own mental and emotional center, as I explore more the things I have been experiencing?.
In the past I have tried to not read in to things that I have dreamed about to much, but it seems the more I try to push it out of my mind, the more frequent the dreams or visions or what ever they are become, this hasnt happened with all the things I have seen, but with enough that I have taken that as a sign I guess that I am ment to try an piece together what it is I see and figure it out. Does anyone know of any techniques or methods that could be helpfull?
Thanks again for all the replies, it has been most helpfull.
Guessing1111 (33 posts)
15 years ago (2009-05-21)
Premonitions are odd things. I'm pretty old to ignore facts. The fact is that I believe whole heartedly that they happen. I've tried not to some, but it doesn't work over five decades. I use to sense future things, then tell myself that if it happened, I'd be convinced. It would happen. I would ignore it and do it again. That gets old after awhile. Some think a premonition is weird; I just like to think it's a part of nature that we don't understand yet.

A few months ago was dusting and it was time for the hubby to get home. I got shaky and had to sit down and knew he had been in an accident and asked that no one would be injured. When he pulled up, I ran outside and yelled, "Are you okay?" He said, "Yes." I left him alone. The next day he told me that he had been going over a hill and didn't see a car stopped to turn until too late and rear ended it, but no one was hurt. I didn't ask the night it happened because he needed quiet. No one was injured, and his big vehicle had minor damage - the other car had more. A premonition just is. I don't know why.
stormtree (1 stories) (53 posts)
15 years ago (2009-05-20)

What this means is that you are a sensitive and what you can do is learn more about it, become comfortable with it, value it, and make sure to keep yourself spiritually, mentally, and emotionally balanced.

Sometimes, it becomes very clear that there is a purpose or at least relevance to what we perceive... Like your connection with your friend. Other times, it is not so clear, and may, indeed, only be random. You may have picked up on someone's discomfort in the grocery store for no other reason than that you were nearby and are sensitive. Like hearing someone crying in another room. Sometimes these are opportunities to connect with someone, sometimes they are not. If you overhear a voice as you walk down the sidewalk, a person may be greeting you or calling for help, but if they're having a friendly argument with a friend or hailing a cab, you may not need to do anything about it.

The empathy that you describe may be an emerging gift for counseling or some related calling. It is very important to keep your own mental and emotional center as you open yourself to the experiences of others.

You will sort it out over time. In the meantime, enjoy your friendship.

AnneV (4 stories) (1064 posts) mod
15 years ago (2009-05-19)
The technique that I use to probe past lives (or multi-dimensional lives) is to go to bed a little early and lay there a bit before sleep and repeat the desire and thought for my higher self to show me the connection. This will come to you in a dream. It may take several nights but you should dream the connection. As for the empath info, I don't know which direction you're seeking (to shut it off or work on it). But either way I don't know of an empath book, per se, but you can always google it or search for books on Amazon.
Let us know if you find the connection between you and your friend!
wanda31 (1 stories) (2 posts)
15 years ago (2009-05-19)
Thanks for the insight Anne. I knew from seeing the same thing over and over again, and the feelings that went along with what I was seeing or dreaming, that this was someone that I was susposed to "connect" with at some point along the way. I guess that I didn't actually fgure that it would happen. He and I often joke that we were related or somehow tied together in a past life, as our connection to one and other was immediate, and pretty intense. Is there any work that I could do on my own to see if perhaps we really were connected in a past life... As for the infor you gave on Empaths, can you recomend any books or articles out there that I could check out. Thanks again for your reply. 😁
AnneV (4 stories) (1064 posts) mod
15 years ago (2009-05-19)
We can share past and parallel lives with people and we often agree, unbeknownst to our conscious mind, to come back and meet back up. It's not uncommon for relatives to do this and best friends. We also meet up with those we've got karmic ties too (for better or for worse), or we meet people because we need to experience something for our growth.

Sounds like a friend from another dimension. Enjoy your time in this life and I'm sure you'll meet again.

Empaths can pick up the feelings and thoughts of people that are near them. It appears you just picked up on her sad emotions. As to what to do, well do some research on how to shield yourself from this, unless of course you want to develop this, and then keep communicating on boards like this!

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