By Tamara Trusseu
The most captivating aspect of this type of dream is that it is considered a vision of actual events and experiences. As the prophetic information contained within these dreams cannot be easily defined or explained, there remains persistent speculation in connection to the mechanical workings of the subconscious. Questions concerning the source and origin of such amazing knowledge have continued throughout history, and although various attempts have been made at producing a feasible explanation, no definitive answers have yet been presented. Nevertheless, the fascination with this subject continues, and, despite the lack of evidence in terms of method and procedure, the mere existence of such incredible dreams reaffirms the boundless capacity of the subconscious.
The following examples highlight the most common types of predictive dream. The usual symbolic interpretation that is applied to other genres of dream is rarely applicable here, as predictive dreams operate primarily outside the realms of psychologically induced imagery. The first example may be considered an exact narrative of actual events accurately projected to the last detail. The second example contains some symbolic reference. The application of the imagery, however, is not completely restricted to the usual format, and this must be taken into consideration in order to attain optimum results.
Example: Prophetic narrative
BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Andrea’s heightened perception and unusual psychic ability has allowed her access to a range of extraordinary phenomena. This particular dream relates to the circumstances around her father’s death. About a year ago, Andrea’s father was found dead in Paris. The events surrounding his death had appeared mysterious at the time, as no one had been informed he was going on a trip. The week prior to his death, Andrea had been excessively worried, and on the occasions that she had managed to contact her father, he had reassured her that all was well. Andrea had remained unconvinced, sensing secrets and pending danger. This dream occurred on the very night her father died and may be considered a chronicle of the events leading to his death.
“I saw my father in Paris. I felt that he knew the place very well, and that puzzled me since in all these years he had not once mentioned being there. He was nervous as he got into a taxi. He gave the driver a piece of paper with an address on it, and as the taxi set off, he reached into his briefcase and took out a letter and started reading it. I knew he had read that letter several times. I could see what was written. It was all to do with a woman my father had had an affair with seventeen years ago. She was informing him of a child that she had never told him about. She had been pregnant when my father ended the affair.
“Although I was shocked at the revelation of this affair and all that it represented, I was even more aware of my father’s sense of desperation and confusion. He was riddled with feelings of guilt, both in relation to us, his true family, and for that other woman and the unknown child. A part of him was outraged that she never told him something so important, but then he started thinking about what he would have done if she had told him. He just didn’t know.
“I could see the woman’s name at the end of the letter; she was called Emily. The reason Emily had written to my father after all these years was because her daughter, Veronica, had inadvertently come across photos, letters, and documentations relating to her true identity. Veronica had not been aware that the man she had called her father all these years had not been her biological parent. Emily had met an American working in Paris while still pregnant with my father’s child and married him soon after the baby was born. Her husband had assumed the role of the father in the child’s life. According to Emily, Veronica still considered the man that raised her as her true dad, but was determined to meet the man who was her natural father. She had threatened to find him herself if no one helped in the matter.
“My father’s eyes were filled with tears. I don’t think I had ever seen him so upset. I knew then that he was on his way to meet the two women. At this point, I had an insight into what he had felt for Emily. He had loved her once; maybe not as much as he loved my mother, but I knew she had been important to him. My own heart was broken and I wanted to wake up, but I just couldn’t. I had to see it through. As the taxi stopped at a traffic light, I noticed my father looking toward a street. This is where he used to meet Emily. There was a small apartment in a very large building and they used to see each other a few days every month. I realized then that he managed these trips to Paris while he was supposedly away on business. He had to go to Germany a lot, so a few days in Paris wouldn’t have been that hard to arrange. I could feel my own disappointment as I finally understood my father’s secret, but at the same time I knew that I would love him no matter what he’d done, and I wished there was some way I could help him.
“He finally arrived at his destination. He approached the door and tried to ring the bell, but there was something wrong with it and he had to press it a few times before it worked. Then I saw him with Emily and Veronica. The women started to cry and so did I. I watched my father hold back the tears. He thought Emily hadn’t changed much and that Veronica looked just like me. I looked at her and he was right. I don’t know what was said, even though I was trying hard to focus on that scene. It’s as if I wasn’t allowed to see beyond that point. Next I saw my father in the taxi, heading back to the hotel, broken and distraught. My heart started hurting. I knew there was something wrong. As I saw him enter his room, I realized he was so engrossed in his emotional pain, he hadn’t noticed any of the physical symptoms. I watched him have a heart attack and as I woke up sobbing, I knew my father was dead.”
As all the events are actual and exact, there are no symbolic connotations. Following her father’s death, Andrea went to Paris, retraced his movements as portrayed in her dream, and found every detail to be remarkably accurate. Nevertheless, there are some points that even within the context of such extraordinary precision remain open to suggestion and interpretation. The inclusion of the faulty bell, for instance, may be regarded as a puzzle. After all, its relevance to the subject matter may appear practically nominal. Whether Andrea actually sees the problem with the bell or is left oblivious to it does not add or detract from the general basis of the crucial events in the dream; perhaps from an alternative perspective this piece of information is vital. When Andrea finally decided to meet Emily and Veronica, all she could think about was the bell and whether it would prove faulty. Ultimately it did, and with this particular knowledge she had her own personal sense of realization as to the importance and accuracy of the facts that were revealed in relation to her father’s secret relationship. This is a clear example of how the subconscious manages to incorporate details of personal concern and association, even within the domain of predictive dreams.
Another interesting point in this dream is that Andrea is not privy to the conversation that takes place between her father and the two women. A possible suggestion may be that her subconscious considered further involvement inappropriate at that time partly due to the emotionally painful nature of the discovery, but also because ultimately Andrea would have to decide for herself whether or not to instigate further contact with Emily and Veronica.
Apart from informing Andrea of her father’s tragic death, the dream serves to reveal hidden truths that needed to emerge. It is interesting that despite her unusually developed sense of intuition, Andrea had never previously sensed her father had had an affair. It must be remembered, however, that seventeen years ago she was a teenager and perhaps not quite ready to digest such disruptive revelations. Her subconscious was driven by a careful examination of all available data—as well as a need for self-preservation—so it deliberated and waited until the conditions were ready for the truth to be revealed. Once again, this highlights the immense power of the subconscious, not only in connection to the accumulation of knowledge but also as regards the selective application of all relevant material.
The above is an excerpt from Key to Your Dreams with Dream Journal
About the author:
Tamara Trusseau is an author, astrologer and TV personality. Regularly featured in U.K. media as a psychic, presenter, and “Love Goddess,” she offers constructive advice and guidance on subjects including love, finance, career, family, and personal and spiritual development. Tamara was voted Psychic of the Year 2013 by viewers of Psychic Today. Her new book is called Key to Your Dreams with Dream Journal.
About the book:
Key to Your Dreams with Dream Journal: An A-to-Z Dictionary to Interpret Your Dreams Plus a Dream Journal (Quiet Fox Designs) Practical Insight into Dream Interpretation and Lined Pages for Journaling
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Quiet Fox Designs; First edition (October 8, 2018)