Deja vu

Ever get that queasy feeling in your gut and think “Dang I’ve been here before”!  Nevertheless, your practical mind tells you no, end of story, yet that queasy feeling is still there. Almost as if you’ve been held captive for years, living a different identity and this place, this moment so real, is known, but not yet to your self. Talk about displacement.

Medical research would state this feeling is linked to temporal lobe epilepsy. A neurological disorder of “improper electrical discharge” resulting in an erroneous sensation of memory.  Bottom line, science can attempt to piece all the events together but the truth is YOU are the one experiencing this feeling and the reason why is known to you. If you truly want to see how restrictive your thoughts are, just start walking towards it.

Just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it isn’t there. You can’t see the future, yet you know it will come; you can’t see the air, yet you continue to breathe. Claire London

So why do we doubt a manifestation of “Deja vu”?   It’s almost like your brain is challenging your knowing.

“Faith is believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.” Voltaire

The truth is, whatever one personally experiences, is for growth, a time not to be forgotten. Deja vu is a vehicle which gets your attention, engages your soul and spirit to the intensity of the feeling…for a reason.

While researching one article, by Judith Orloff, M.D. they said to tell the difference between a feeling of déjà-vu when you first meet someone and an explosion of fireworks go off, this is a sign not of true love, but of one neurosis meeting another. They suggest that you run as fast as you can in the opposite direction! So there are different types of “-vu’s”!

Déjà visité (already visited) —when you are in a new place or landscape and suddenly feel like you’ve been there before

Déjà senti (already felt)—feeling that you’ve had the same thought or feeling, under the same circumstances, in some previous point in time

Jamais vu (never seen) —when you don’t recognize something as familiar, though it must be

Presque vu (almost seen)—when a thought or realization seems imminent, but ends up being elusive

L’esprit de l’escalier (stairway wit)—when your clever reply to someone suffers a maddening time lag

So maybe a Deja vu has come your way, why? An awakening of sorts and think, choose to embrace the truth of that moment and be transfixed even further into the tremendous foreplay of redemption, knowing God has your best interest at hand, and all we have to do is believe…according to the working of His Almighty Power, yes, even despite yourself.

About Brenda

"Brenda adores the birds. She is enchanted with their grace, their beauty. It was the birds and being out among them that gave her the peace she so needed and forged a new passion She uses a camera to capture those incredible moments, to savor them and share them with others. For her the camera was freedom. Brenda spent her life healing others, and dealing with incredible pain and despair. The world of birds and nature and photography was what she turned to in order to see the beautiful side of the world" -Eric Curtis Cummings
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13 Responses to Deja vu

  1. Jo says:

    Nice and interesting…and yes, His almighty power rules, even despite yourself. so very true.

  2. Suzy says:

    Judith Orloff is one of my favourite writers. And her comment about deja vu being mystical touched a chord with me. I so believe that.

    • drchoneydew says:

      me 2 Suze…and when she stated about that one couple; “What Shannon and Bob immediately felt for each other was more than just physical chemistry. It was a natural compatibility and a depth of intimacy that usually emerges after couples are together for many years” i can say..this is exactly what happened to me when I met my husband!

  3. phoenixritu says:

    The mind looks for the familiar, and so do emotions … and sometimes a sensation of both coming together happens … it may have some perfectly mundane and rational explanation, but I would like to believe it has a mystical or paranormal reason.

  4. Feathered Pen says:

    Enjoyed this. Had a chuckle on Judith Orloff’s suggestion 🙂

  5. Love this and Orloff’s article. Science doesn’t know everything. We need to keep room for the mystical in our lives.

  6. Kathy says:

    Very interesting stuff and I never knew there were so many distinctions. You learn something new everyday, and today I learned from you! Thank you!


  7. Lee S Brooks says:

    Never knew there are so many different kinds! Very interesting. Great photos too!

  8. Love this post! In my English class, we’re analyzing Plato’s Allegory of the Cave and Emerson’s writing as well. Your comment on faith reminded me of class and what we perceive is reality and the truth. Faith definitely comes into the picture!

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