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  • What am I supposed to do with premonitions?

  • vjera13

    March 18, 2023 at 3:44 pm

    I don’t know how being a psychic works, but I do know that my mom has, in many instances, predicted things she couldn’t know about, and I have done the same thing. My journey in witchcraft didn’t start as a direct result of this — and most of what I do isn’t even related, as I’ve focused on hearth witchcraft and deity work. I have consulted the iChing and Tarot cards, and have meant to get better at divination magic, but to be honest most of what I gleam when using it has to do with gaining insight on a situation, not on “predicting” anything.

    I am struggling with the fact that I sometimes “know” things, but don’t have enough information to do anything about it, and so I don’t understand /why/ I know. I don’t dislike it, but it feels like there should be a reason. Like there is something I’m supposed to do with this gift, or whatever it is.

    tw: suicide
    For instance, a few days ago I dreamt a friend of mine was having a very hard time and threatened suicide. A few more days pass, and he texts me that a close friend of his did just that. A part of me was frustrated, because I did reach out to the friend I dreamt of, but the one that actually died wasn’t in my dream and there was no way I could have done anything. So why did I even get this information? What was I supposed to do?

  • Young-Warrior-00

    March 18, 2023 at 3:45 pm

    Maybe just to prepare yourself for the ‘going through’ the process. It happens to me too, I only understand what it means after it happens.

  • ExorcistinPink

    March 18, 2023 at 3:45 pm

    I had multiple premonition dreams as a child. It was to emotionally prepare me for what was ahead. These are signs of your gifts growing. With experience, you’ll better be able to utilize them in the future. Things will make more sense later.

  • kai-ote

    March 18, 2023 at 3:45 pm

    Could be worse. Cassandra had the gift of prophecy. And a curse that she would never be believed in time to make a difference.

    Make a difference. I see no other reason to have that skill.

    So, you can not change the fact somebody gets hurt by seeing it in advance.

    But, you can be standing ready with bandages and knowledge of 1st aid to help when it happens. BB.

  • redneckgymrat

    March 18, 2023 at 3:45 pm

    I know it will seem cliche, but Phoebe on Charmed had premonitions.

    You’re getting a glimpse of the future. Or at least one possible future. I look at that as an opportunity.

    Whether it means that you need to emotionally prepare, as others have said, or actively intervene will ultimately be up to you.

    But that’s actually a really interesting ability.

  • SLPicnicBasket

    March 18, 2023 at 3:45 pm

    For me it’s about getting used to my inner dialogue. Meditation and mindfulness throughout the day can help me see the ebbs and flows of my own thoughts, including things my ego would like me to believe are work of spirit or divine insight or premonition or however you conceive of it. Figuring out how your inner voice sounds, and how it responds to pointed inquiry, can help untangle premonitions when they do come by allowing you to distinguish between actual spiritual contact and the musings of an under stimulated or desirous mind. Hope that helps 💚🔮

  • Gildedragon

    March 18, 2023 at 3:45 pm

    One does the best that one can. One tries to help. But:

    A) dont make this about you. you are unrelated to the tragedy. There is nothing you could do because:

    B) if the info is wrong it isnt a premonition, its just a coincidence.

    Life is sometimes cruel & random. Dont let your need for sense push you towards seeing signs & omens everywhere. Or push you into feeling guilt over something you had no part in.

    Be kind to yourself
    Be kind to others
    Do what you can but acknowledge that you are mortal, finite, & have needs.

  • fullofthepast

    March 18, 2023 at 3:45 pm

    I don’t really have an answer for you. I have similar experiences. Sometimes it gets to be too much. There gets to be a point where it’s scary for me, and I back away from it.

    I can tell you how I strengthen it? Whatever “it” is. Daily meditation. Keeping a dream journal. Consciously receiving things in my mind.

    If it gets too intense, I stop doing those things. I’ve been seeing a therapist weekly for over a year, and she has encouraged me to safely explore.

    I don’t know why I have this ability, but it’s real. I don’t know what you’re supposed to do with it. You can tap into that for creativity. It’s all the same force. It’s so hard to describe, I can’t even put it into words.

  • BlueHarmonium

    March 18, 2023 at 3:45 pm

    It’s quite possible there isn’t anything you can do about it. Mine are random and often about completely stupid or mundane stuff; I don’t think there’s any real reason it happens – you just remember the ones that aren’t mundane and they seem weightier. In this case, you reached out to a friend, which was a good thing to do even if it wasn’t the friend in crisis. So, in this case, good did come out of it – but I personally never expect that to happen.

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  • SpecialK2379

    March 18, 2023 at 3:45 pm

    I experience the same thing and I don’t have the answers.

    I question if I “know” the future or manifest the future.

    One day I was driving to work and thought to myself “these hills are gonna be on fire today. “. That afternoon a big fire broke out and all those hills were glowing in red embers. I also told a worried friend “don’t worry that you don’t have a job, you’re going to start a business and make a million dollars your first year.” If happened exactly like that. Very recently, I was driving home (I live in the L.A. suburbs) and I thought “there’s going to be an earthquake in l.a. today”. That night there was an earthquake.

    There’s also questionable things like me knowing I was going to get ovarian cancer 5 years before I did. Me knowing I was going to fall in love with a friend a year before it happened… so many things! I don’t know if I know the future or if I’m manifesting the future.

    I have a Christian background, but lately I’ve been searching for other answers. Like, don’t have gifts? I’ve always been drawn to more… which brings me here. Anyway, just relating to you I suppose. Hoping I read something that is going to guide me.

  • ProfCastwell

    March 18, 2023 at 3:45 pm

    There isnt really a “supposed to”. You can learn to trust it and even at the risk of sounding…odd. Tell people when you’ve got that nagging intuition.

    Your dream. You probably picked up on it because it was an event that would be affecting your friend. Of course if you can’t get deeper information your mind can only work with what it does have.

    In cases like that. You may need to feel out if a situation is literal and directly about someone. Or if its something that will affect them on some level. Such as this experience.

    A few times traveling with my friend she’s picked up on something intuitively. And was “I know this sounds crazy but we have to get off the road and wait”. Im not one to dismiss such a sudden and strong feeling.

    For me. I once experienced a co-workers vertigo all even. It started on my way home as I pondered why she was so unwell. Shes younger than me. When she returned a few days later I asked how she was doing. She explained it was vertigo and how it felt like being drunk.

    Then I had my “aha” moment. Its a little zing when the intuition allerts me to something being correct. At the time it never occured to me. I was too preoccupied trying to figure out what was wrong with me.

    Sometimes what you get is practically helpful. Other times its just information you may find interesting or an anwser to a question.

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