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.
Interesting article yes I do believe our memories can take us back or take us to familiar places. The feeling like I’ve been there before or a feeling that sweeps over you.
Thank you Christopher for your comments which certainly empathise and with my idea or interpretation of The déjàvu phenomenon.
I really do appreciate engaging with what seems to be a high degree of rapport.
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.