Tuesday, August 7, 2007

What Is Déjà Vu?

No, I'm not talking about Beyoncé's hit single... =_="

Déjà vu is French for "already seen". Déjà vu is an uncanny feeling or illusion of having already seen or experienced something that is being experienced for the first time.

But what is it exactly?

A fellow sister in Christ broke it down for me like this:

God has already authored our lives. With Him, time is eternity. He's not limited by our time system. He has control over our past, present and future simultaneously. He has given angels charge over us to protect us and to ensure that we reach a certain place/assignment at a specific time. So when we have déjà vu, we experience the "I've been here before" or "We had this conversation before" because in the spirit realm, we did... and now our natural man has arrived to that place/assignment on time. It's an indication that we are on tract with what God has declared for our lives.

So is déjà vu a spiritual marker/indicator that we've arrived in the natural where our spirit already was?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Déjà vu has been firmly associated with temporal-lobe epilepsy. Reportedly, déjà vu can occur just prior to a temporal-lobe epileptic attack. People suffering an epileptic seizure of this kind can experience déjà vu during the actual seizure activity or in the moments between convulsions.

Since déjà vu occurs in individuals with and without a medical condition, there is much speculation as to how and why this phenomenon happens. Several psychoanalysts attribute déjà vu to simple fantasy or wish fulfillment, while some psychiatrists ascribe it to a mismatching in the brain that causes the brain to mistake the present for the past. Many parapsychologists believe it is related to a past-life experience. Obviously, there is more investigation to be done.

jennifer teoh said...

maybe we should all watch the movie Deja Vu starring Denzel Washington, Val Kilmer and Jim Caviezel

LOL!

perhaps we can find some answers in that movie? ;-)

by the way did u know jim caviezel played Jesus in the movie Passion of Christ?

just a little trivia :-P

adios!

michsue said...

hmmm... interesting info... thanks anonymous! ;P

hi jennifer! r u new here? =D anywayz, i wanna watch that movie too! but nowadays i dun watch movies in the cinema cuz im single and i haf no one to watch movies with... my friends dun haf time for me... *sighs* but im not gonna indulge in self-pity la... =/ just not that used to single life yet... ;P

michsue said...

this is what my friend, suit lin, told me:

i'll tell you what i read in a medical article b4...

when we go through experiences at the present time, our brain processes and stores the information... like me talking to you now, your brain processes and keeps meaningful memory and experiences... dejavu happens when the brain stores that information in the wrong part of the brain, the part where previous information was stored and hence you have the 'feeling' that you have seen it b4, but actual fact is that information is just being stored in a wrong place... it happens to many ppl...

some other people might claim that dejavu also might occur when one longs for something so much where reality is confused with fantasy... but the thing is insignificant, usually a human brain discards those information, then the fact that whether we have really seen it or not becomes debateble...

but as a conclusion, dejavu is something that happens in the human brain, we just can't truly study it... another theory is also that your brain might subconsiously remember what happens along time ago when you are not consious (becuz the brain record memory thro senses) and when ppl have amnesia, it's usually associated with the deja-vu feeling...

but that was just snippets of what I read sometime ago... AND they are from different view points...