Déjà Vu

When time flies by and we become older (to be positive –you are as old as you feel and have lively senses) it seems that specific scenes and accompanying words visit our consciousness in a way that could be described as déjà vu. As if an experience had taken place twice.

How many of us experience genuine, spontaneous déjá vu? Sometimes a little scary because you are ‘there’ and then transported back. But at the same time, images become real.

When walking around a village, woodland, or countryside which was visited as a child but long forgotten but remaining deep in the memory, ready and waiting to jump out at us.   At that point, exchanges of conversation return and expand, until you are ‘there’ again. The memories really take you back, bringing the experience to ‘now’. The déjà vu experience. taking us back to the past. But we are ‘there’ now. It could be a dream that transported you to the past.

A past dream; especially flying dreams.

Consider the senses; gray matter instantly ‘remembering’ a sight, odour, or sound in an instant, a number of past experiences; different years unify and deliver as one. Faster than an iPhone.

There are descriptions of such experiences in my two ebooks courtesy BizCatalyst 36O°; Volume 1 and Volume 2.

Many childhood experiences stimulated by a similar ‘happening’ and freeing the heart to expand on those memories take you back to when you were a kid.

Next time you witness a real déjà vu, free the heart and re-live the experience. They never depart; hidden deep within gray matter, where just one signal can bring it all back. Just think of the gray matter’s tasks. Signals flying around the rain, synapses connecting this way, and that is where acetylcholine connects nerve endings to assist in such a journey.

The same journey years apart but experiencing now.

A little fantasy and imagination. Déjà vu takes you to the future.

Déjà vu


Simon Lever
Simon Lever
Prior to his retirement, Simon engaged in software and services sector search and recruitment for American companies around Europe. He has retained the enjoyment of engaging with people from other countries and cultures. His energies are now directed towards voluntary community activities, journaling, and exhibition stewardship. He is a Featured Contributor for BizCatalyst 360°. As an Exhibition Steward, at the 1000-year-old Winchester Cathedral, he is responsible for guiding visitors from the world over, around the award-winning 'Kings and Scribes Exhibition', which includes the 900-year-old Winchester Bible. The exhibition introduces visitors to Winchester's historical significance as a former capital of England. Simon's journaling activities are published on BizCatalyst 360° and accompanying posts on LinkedIn, He acknowledges the inspiration afforded him by Carol Campos of Massachusetts: Life Strategist, Writer, and Intuitive Business Leader who introduced him to writing with feeling; from the heart. Simon's forté is creative writing; the accent on the natural environment, transforming feelings, emotions, sights, sounds, and scents of Mother Nature's landscape; hills and rivers and woodland into words, transporting the reader to the locations. Essays include accounts of his life in former days. Instinctively writing in such a spontaneous manner, descriptions become life-like. His often emotionally charged writing, whether describing a surreal 'Son et Lumière' at the Grand Place in Brussels to experiences acquired during European business travel. Journaling and Exhibition Steward activities are his key sources of inspiration and creativity. Kindness is ever more important, where he is a promoter of Shelly Elsliger PPCC's 'Decide to be Kind' Campaign. Simon champions Positivity, Empathy, and Kindness and has been described as a 'Beacon of Positivity'.

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  1. An uplifting, thought provoking read so very eloquently describing a very human experience, at some time, we all experience. I found this a very positive essay encouraging us to treat this experience as a gift, which it surely is. Perhaps we should write these in a journal, I’m sure many do, but I have never done so, but will do so going forward. Simon never stop sharing these things, they are a joy to read, thank you.