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Common Psychic Dreams
Throughout history, there have been stories of people who have had dreams in a psychic nature. The Bible, Torah, Quran and Pagan mythology all contain stories of psychic dreams. Psychic dreams are indeed very common, however, many people who have had a psychic dream will not admit it. They may fear that people won't believe them or think they are crazy.
People should not feel ashamed to share their experience because everyone has a sixth sense. Some people's sixth sense are more finely tuned while others suppress it. Even those who suppress this sense during waking hours will sometimes have a dream that is psychic.
There are a few different types of psychic dreams that you may have.
Telepathic, Prophetic and Clairvoyant Dreams
A telepathic dream is a dream where the subconscious mind taps into the mind of another person. In a telepathic dream, a person can communicate back and forth with another person. This can happen when a loved one has been admitted to the hospital or is in danger. Many people have woken up abruptly after having such a dream.
The prophetic dream tells of a future event. It could be a warning but not always. A prophetic dream could be positive. Some people dream of their future spouses, future children or of a new job. Another example is dreaming of a friend you have not seen in years and then the next day you run into that person. Perhaps the most famous example of a prophetic dream was that of Abraham Lincoln, who dreamed of his own assassination and told many people about it.
A clairvoyant dream is like a prophetic dream, but on a larger scale. The clairvoyant dream is not personal, it is a dream that foresees a future disaster that may affect hundreds or thousands of people. An earthquake, a plane crash and a terrorist attack are examples. Many people had clairvoyant dreams before a natural disaster. The 9/11 attacks, the Titanic sinking and the World Wars were all predicted by many people through their dreams.
Out of Body Experiences
The out of body experience (OBE), also known as astral projection, is a strange, psychic phenomenon. During your sleep, your spirit may actually leave your body. People who have had OBEs claim that their spirit will float to the ceiling, and they can actually see themselves asleep. Many times a person will see a silver cord attaching themselves to their physical body. Similar to what happens at the end of our lives, except when we die, the cord is cut.
Leaving the physical body, the spirit is able to travel in the astral plane. This experience has not only been documented in dreams, but in near death experiences, where the dying person is brought back after the heart has stopped. It has also happened frequently to people who are under anesthesia and in surgery. Astral projection can also occur during deep meditation (such as with Buddhists).
Astral travel is documented in ancient writings, including in the bible (Ecclesiastes), in the Hindu spiritual text, Yoga Vasistha and the Quran. The Amazons and early Japanese teachings also tell stories of astral travel. It is an experience that can be traced back thousands of years.
After a loved one has passed on, they may come visit us in our dreams. Our loved one look healthy and young again. Sometimes the dream is important and our loved one has a message to pass on to us. Other times, they just miss us and want to see us again.
Usually, right after a person has died, s/he may come back in our dreams, only to tell us they are happy and that it's okay to go on. This is extremely common.
Our dreams may take us to a special place during our visit. We may be in a beautiful garden, near water or in a lush forest. These types of dreams almost always take place outside and in a nature setting. Unless our loved one is warning us of something, the dreamer may awake from this type of dream feeling peaceful and comforted.
How Can I Tell If My Dream Was a Psychic Dream?
If your dream was a psychic dream, you will usually know right off the bat it was one. Once in a while it may be hard to tell. There are three questions to ask yourself after having a dream that may be psychic:
Did my dream feel real?
Were there symbols in my dream?
How did I feel after I woke up?
A psychic dream will seem real to the dreamer. There will be a lack of symbols and 'silliness' that is common in many of our dreams. Upon awaking, the dreamer will feel a bit confused and a sense of urgency will accompany this. The dream will stay with you for a while and unlike ordinary dreams, every detail will be remembered.