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.