The reality of deja vu

 

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Having thought that I had finished my blog “time” sequence (www.marianmatthews.com The reality of time, Does it matter about the reality of time, The reality of time revisited, time and consciousness), I had a strange experience the other day which prompted me to add one last footnote.

I was walking down my stairs at home to do something particular, when I realized that I was feeling a strong sense of deja vu. That is, I was reliving an exact moment in time that I had lived before. Now many of us do report this phenomena and almost laugh it off as a trick of the brain. Indeed, when married to my former husband I often felt that I had lived this life with him before. I was either doing a complete re run or a slightly different variation!

This time, having explored the nature of time more carefully, I thought of a possible explanation for these feelings.

If you remember the great debate is science is whether or not time is linear, or simultaneous and just perceived as linear. Einstein saw time as just another factor, or force, in the universe – like gravity- that flexes and changes as the other forces change. If this is true then time would vary. Sometimes it would compress, sometimes it would expand and sometimes it may even appear to run backwards. Although our consciousness is set up to perceive time as linear, this may explain deja vu. We may be repeating parts of our lives or if time is indeed simultaneous then our consciousness may just be accessing the same part twice.

Aspects of Reality

Time  is just another factor in the universe. Despite what we perceive, it may not be fixed at all.

2 Responses to “The reality of deja vu”

  1. Jen says:

    Deja Vu in my opinion is a way for the Universe to tell us we are on the right path. We lived this, we dreamed this, we saw this. We are where we are supposed to be at that exact moment as we have done it before and have lived thorough it. There have been times in my life when I have been witness to this phenomena. By showing me I have lived through this experience, that I am feeling this sensation called Deja Vu, I was able to breathe better and have confidence. It is an amazing phenomena that we are gifted with. We just need to pay attention.

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