I'm nearly 17 and for many years, sudden thoughts or ideas pop into my head just before they happen.
When it happens, it's not like a vision or a daydream like other users have described on this site, but more of a sudden idea or phrase.
The first time it happened it was a vision- a picture in my head. My parents were taking me somewhere and they wanted it to be a surprise and wouldn't tell me were we were going, and a picture of a sign suddenly popped into my head and I told them were we were going. I thought that I must have been half day dreaming and I actually saw the sign on the way, but on the way back there was no sign there. That's the first and only vision I have ever had.
Other experiences have been words or phrases suddenly coming to mind, like knowing what someone is going to say before they say it (which is totally unrelated to our past conversation), or what happened the other night- we were watching a quiz show on tv, and the answer popped into my head before they asked the totally random question. Others have been knowing what song is going to play next when my music player is on shuffle and there are thousands of songs, and who is about to sign in on my instant messenger, where I have other 600 contacts.
I haven't been able to come up with an explanation for this happening when it does, which is why I searched for a site like this so I could explain my experiences and possibly find out how to use it, if I could maybe increase the chances of it happening or possibly make visions happen rather than just knowing a few words before they are spoken?
To describe it, it's like a flash. I see something in my mind, and then when it happens, I recognize that I've seen it somewhere. But it's nothing like deja vu, which implies that the person experiencing it has lived it. But more like I see it happen before it actually does. I see someone saying something, a line, a phrase in an exact order that would not change unless I changed in reality. And then I recognize that I've seen it somewhere, heard it somewhere in a fuzzy memory, or as a vision in a dream.
I don't ever remember that fuzzy memory or that vision until seconds before it happens. It's not a gut feeling like some users experience, and it's also nothing super long or dangerous as others.
Most of these "flashes", as I like to call them, are very mundane, regular things. Sometimes they can cause anxiety, and I like to hide when that happens because it quickly goes away.
I only decided to do research now and open up about what I'm experiencing because the flashes have been happening more frequently. And instead of a couple of seconds before, they're getting longer, 10-15 seconds before. I asked one of my friends about it and opened up to what I'm experiencing and they did some research too.
They theorized that it may be because of changes in the environment. That since I'm very perceptive (something I have noticed among many users here) I notice right away when something in my environment changes, and because of that, I can tell what is about to happen.
I thought about what they said and gradually dismissed the idea. Because it doesn't explain why it has been happening to me since I was young, as a child, you are not always perceptive regarding the environment and who is in it. It also doesn't explain why they have been happening more frequently or why they are getting less fuzzy and more intense.
But these are just my experiences, I don't know if anyone else has been experiencing the EXACT same thing as I have, everyone here seems to have both very interesting and different experiences as I.
I've never been one for religion, nor have I ever worshipped any other theology. But I wanted answers, and I wanted to see if anyone else is experiencing these "flashes".
A final thing I'd like to express is that I can change the outcome of these flashes, If I were to remain in the same position during these flashes it would play out exactly how I saw it as. But if I were to stop whatever I was doing, stand or move. Yell or run or stop someone else. The flash doesn't play out in the exact same way.
Again, maybe I'm just crazy, or maybe it is just changes in the environment and my perceptiveness. But I would like to know what to do - if there is anything I can do about these flashes.
Thank you for reading.