I had to reach out when I listened to the latest episode and heard Clint's experience about dream premonitions. I've had these as well. The dreams are extremely life-like and sometimes derail into the whimsical but when I'm awake and realize that I'm having an odd deja vu moment, I realize it's because I've dreamt about it years before. The biggest instance I can think of is shortly after my ex-husband and I moved to Portland, OR. Once we were settled from the move, we began looking for work. We checked out a popular local pet store that was close to our apartment. Walking around the store, we came across the entrance to the fish area. As soon as I saw it, I stopped dead in my tracks. My stomach tightened and my heart began to race. I had seen the exact image in my dreams for years leading up to this point. Every time I stepped foot into the dark area, my dreams would become nightmares. It never failed. I couldn’t go near the area for a few minutes. I quietly told my husband about it and felt scared by being nearby. He brushed it off and went in without me. I finally pushed myself into the tank area to check it out with him. I felt extremely uncomfortable until we got away from that part of the store. He started working in that store and the fish department soon after. Around 8 months passed and due to unfortunate circumstances, my husband fell in love with one of his coworkers and we separated. A part of me wonders, if I had insisted on never going back to that store again if things would have turned out differently. I should have taken the dream as a warning but how could I have known what it was trying to tell me?
Other instances have been smaller conversations like the ones Clint mentioned or parts in TV shows and movies that seemed off the wall and dream-like at the time but make more sense once I see them while watching something. I haven't had any premonition-type feelings for almost a year.
I'm curious why these premonitions happen. I feel like it's a replay of a past life and each time we come back we have an opportunity to change things but who actually knows? If anyone can provide more insight, I'd be interested to learn more!