A precognitive dream is a nightly dream that later comes true in real life. It’s a sneak peek into the future. It’s a hiccup in the space-time fabric of the universe which allows us to preview events that have not yet happened. From an intuitive standpoint, I have a theory as to why this occurs.

Intuition (psychic ability) has a tendency to accumulate inside our system. At the risk of sounding crude, I’ll compare it to gas building up inside of us. When we don’t listen to our gut instincts, act on our hunches, and purposefully use our sixth sense, our intuition grows to uncomfortable levels deep within our souls. Just like the rumbling gas bubbles in your tummy after enchilada night, your intuition is moaning and groaning for a release valve. Without any pathway to relieve the uncomfortable pressure, our intuition accidentally escapes at night, as we have precognitive dreams. There’s no formal term for this experience, so allow me to coin the phrase, “psychic burp.”

Sure, it sounds fun to have visions of the future at night in your dreams. It seems like it would be as exciting as watching a movie trailer of a blockbuster hit. Sometimes it is, but other times, it’s not. Having precognitive dreams mixed in with your “regular” nightly dreams can be an unnerving concoction.

If, for example, you have a nightmare, you’ll wake up wondering if the dream will come to fruition in real life, or if it’s simply a meaningless dream that should be ignored. There’s no way to tell if a dream will come true in real life until it does (or it doesn’t). This can cause a person to feel anxious and helpless. My suggestion is this. Use your intuition on purpose while you’re awake, so it doesn’t accidentally escape at night through precognitive dreams. How do you use your intuition on purpose? You trust your gut instincts. You listen to your heart. You allow yourself to be guided by your intuition and feelings. You get acquainted with your spiritual side through prayer, meditation, and self-reflection. You start listening to that little voice inside your head. Your conscience is just the spokesperson of your intuition. Listen to it, and you’ll begin to access your intuition more often. With time, this should decrease the frequency of a person’s precognitive dreams.

Glimpsing the future through dreams is not exactly a new phenomenon. Many great, historical civilizations have placed profound importance on nightly dreams and their possible implications towards future events. Dreams have caused military leaders to alter their battle plans. Historical figures and world leaders have changed history with actions they took specifically because of their dreams.

Abraham Lincoln dreamt of his own death at a theater prior to being fatally shot by John Wilkes Booth in 1865 at Ford’s Theater. In modern times, the famous movie director, James Cameron, was inspired to write the script to the cult classic, Terminator, from a dream he had while sleeping off a fever. Even the great Albert Einstein was influenced by the power of dreams. While most people are counting sheep in their dreams, good old Einstein had a dream involving cows that changed his perception of the universe and led him to create the Special Theory of Relativity.

Personally, I can’t say I’ve ever unlocked the secrets of the universe through dreams. Most precognitive dreams are rather mundane. Once, I dreamt the speakers in my car stopped working, and no sound came from the speaker as I attempted to jam out to my favorite song. The next morning, as I turned on my car and cranked up the volume, a silence fell over my car interior. Popping my trunk, and assessing the cords to the speakers in the back, I quickly diagnosed the problem. The wires had come loose from the speakers. It was the one and only time I’ve ever encountered that problem, and it happened the very next morning after I dreamt it.

There came a point, early on in my intuitive journey, when I became frustrated with having precognitive dreams. I said a prayer, asking God to stop giving me these frustrating glimpses of future events over which I had no control. Beginning that very night, not only did I stop having precognitive dreams, but I stopped remembering my dreams altogether. Months later, I missed my whimsical, colorful, and sometimes bizarre nightly dreams. I said another prayer, requesting my dreams to be “reactivated”, so to speak. I wanted to remember them again, even if it meant having the occasional precognitive vision.

My humble request was apparently heard, because that very night, my dreams returned and I saw the future. I dreamed of the United States Women’s Soccer Team playing a World Cup match (the tournament happened to be going on at the time, in 2007). I dreamt that the U.S. beat their opponent, moving from right to left, scoring three goals in quick succession. In my dream, they held on to win 3-0 against a team who wore red uniforms.

The next afternoon, while watching a sports highlights show on T.V., I shook my head and smiled, as I learned the outcome of the soccer game. Viewing the match highlights, I saw the Women’s National Team had dominated their opponents, who wore red uniforms. The U.S. attacked in waves, from right to left, and scored all three goals in a short period of time, cruising to a 3-0 win. The details of my dream the previous night had transpired in real life yet again – down to every detail.

Thank goodness my intuitive journey began in earnest not long after this happened. Since I began giving psychic readings, I’ve hardly had any dreams where I peered into the future. Again, this is because I now use my intuition on purpose while I’m awake so it doesn’t build up in my system and cause me to glimpse into the future while I dream. I no longer have anxiety wondering which dreams will transpire in real life, and which ones won’t. My psychic abilities sometimes allow me to see into the future, but only while I’m awake, and only when I’m “on the clock”.

If you’re wondering if I’ve ever dreamed of lottery numbers, I have. One time, I even wrote them down. However, I never played them, and the numbers have since been lost. I know what you’re thinking. I should have taken a chance and played them. But who knows if they were actually the winning numbers. After all, I’ve had some pretty weird dreams over the years – like the time I dreamt of a giant, purple octopus who spoke Spanish and wanted to borrow a stick of butter from me. The human mind is a funny little instrument, isn’t it?