How To Have Precognitive Dreams

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How to have precognitive dreams is a question prevalent in modern times. With enough proof and a massive amount of individuals experiencing it, others have to wonder and wish to learn.

Precognitive dreams are visions regarding the future that one can witness in their dreams. When you are in the dream world, you have access to things you cannot even begin to fathom in your waking life.

The different planes are open to you, and other beings are within your grasp to initiate conversations with. More importantly, your subconscious and all the knowledge it has is more accessible to you in this state.

Is there a way to become a precognitive dreamer? There are things you can do to hone your ability to dream of the future, but before that, you need to understand what precognitive dreams are and why they happen.

Why Precognitive Dreams Happen

In your dreams, the information your higher self has is passed on to you. This could mean that sometimes it will be messages for you, and other times it will be dreams of the future.

Why do precognitive dreams occur? There are two reasons why we have precognitive dreams: warning and validation.

Future visions can come to you as a warning in your dream when your subconscious senses something is to come and wishes to prepare you for it.

It may be that tension has been brewing between you and someone lately, and your higher self wanted to tell you that a fight will ensue, or it may cost you something like your job or cause a rift in your relationship.

It may also be that the weather has been off lately and your subconscious warns you of an oncoming perceived event like a fire, a tornado, or a big storm. 

You can have precognitive dreams, too, as a confirmation from your higher self saying that you are exactly where you needed to be.

It may be that you dream of buying or having a car and end up with the same one in the future. You may also dream of being in an event or a house, or with a certain person, and then later have it happen in your waking life.

Precognitive Dreams vs. Clairvoyant Dreams

Precognitive dreams should not be confused with clairvoyant dreams. The former is dreaming of the future, while the latter is dreaming of something happening at present where the dreamer is far away from.

You may dream about an incident like an earthquake or an event like a relative winning the lottery and wake up to find that the dream really did happen, around the same time that you have been asleep.

How to Have Precognitive Dreams – Step By Step

1. Prepare your waking self

This means that you need to train yourself to be patient and receptive. You need to trust yourself more, especially your intuition, as that is bound tighter to your subconscious that you are.

Learning how to dream of the future will not be a one-off course, but would rather be a continuous process. 

Before you sleep, it would also help to meditate or at least relax and focus on your intent. Think about what you want to achieve, and let the idea that you wish to dream of your future seep deep into your mind. You will need to be confident and highly receptive to garnering information. 

2. Create a dedicated dream journal

Writing your dreams down as soon as you wake up or any time during the day just to recall your dreams is a great way to exercise better memorization. It also hones your mind regarding capturing more details, so you can expect yourself to remember your dreams more clearly than before once you get the hang of dream journaling. 

Dream journals are also crucial for dream interpretation. You can backtrack to previous dreams with ease as well as note recurring symbols and perhaps patterns. And since dreams are personal and varying, keeping a dream journal allows you to understand your subconscious’ language more.

This makes it easier for you to differentiate normal dreams and precognitive dreams, especially since the differences between them can sometimes be subtle.

Be sure to write the dates down and note as many details as possible. If you can’t express your dream in words, you may also draw it instead. Pay special attention to the symbols and patterns that may appear in your dream, too, because they usually mean something important to your subconscious.

3. Pay attention to your intuitive feelings

Giving your gut feelings some attention instead of pushing it away and ignoring it will increase your chances of getting precognitive dreams. Instead of suppressing your abilities, encourage it to grow by paying attention every time your intuition is piqued.

This opens your mind more and in turn, allows your waking self to be more receptive. Note your moments of déjà vu, too.

4. Practice confirming your dreams

If you dream of an event, be alert and practice figuring out what it may have meant and search for confirmation. Dreams usually need to be personally interpreted first and are only sometimes literal.

On a hot summer night, you may dream of a row of matches being lit. Then, in your waking life, you might find yourself in a forest fire and realize your dream had been precognitive.

5. Put the pieces of your dream together

When dreaming of the future and especially when the event that will happen is of big significance to you, you may find yourself having recurring symbols appear in some of your dreams.

This may be a precognitive dream that has to be pieced together to form a coherent message. This is why keeping a dream journal and being as detailed as you can be is essential.

6. Hone your lucid dreaming ability

Lucid dreaming is where you are aware of being in a dream and can thus move around freely as well as influence the dream, changing its course or consciously interacting with the objects and beings there.

If you hone your lucid dreaming ability, your chances of remembering your dreams and finding out what the future holds increases. 

6. Be grounded

It is always best to be grounded when aiming for anything out of this dimension. Not only will you be physically and mentally prepared, but you will also be free from possible worries and side effects that not being grounded can give you.

When you feel balanced, you are more open to receiving what you want.

Types of Precognitive Dreams

Precognitive visions vary from dream to dream. There are four main types of precognitive dreams, which are symbolic, literal, third person, and lucid. Their difference lies in how they are shown to you and when they can usually be realized as precognitive.

Symbolic precognitive dreams are abstract dreams that rely on symbols that need to be interpreted to make sense. They are hard to identify as dreams of the future due to their confusing nature, and the events and symbols of the dream can be greatly exaggerated compared to the actual event.

Literal precognitive dreams are the reason for your déjà vu instances. They are seen from your typical point of view. What you see, think, and feel eventually happens in the exact same way, which is why it will feel familiar to you when the event comes. 

Third-person precognitive dreams occur as if you were watching a movie. They are both symbolic and literal, so it is important to note them down with as much detail as you can for a more accurate interpretation.

Lucid precognitive dreams are dreams where you are aware you are dreaming. You can simply be aware of dreaming, or you can also consciously interact with all the things in your dream world. 

How to Spot Precognitive Dreams

So, you have been practicing the art of precognitively dreaming, but how do you know if you actually had one even before the event happens in your waking life?

Sometimes, there are clear signs that your dream had been precognitive. You may have seen specific visual symbols, heard prevalent sounds, experienced some emotional cues, and observed recurrences.

  • Visual symbols in dreams that foretell the future may include clocks, numbers, calendars, and holidays and events like Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Easter, birthdays, homecoming, and sports matches.
  • Sounds in your dream can also be a sign of your dream being precognitive. You may hear songs or certain noises in your dream, and these sounds may be playing when the event comes. If you do not hear the sounds as soon as you wake up and observe your surroundings, this could mean that the dream you had had definitely been a dream of the future.
  • Emotional cues may be intense enough that you note them once you wake up, so that can also indicate a precognitive dream. These emotions are usually felt precisely the same when the event happens.
  • Recurring dream events and symbols signify an upcoming event. Since your higher self keeps showing the dreams to you, it may also indicate that your subconscious badly wants you to know of this event.


Dreaming about the future is a skill that takes a long time to develop. And before that, you have to understand what precognitive dreams are and why we even have precognitive dreams in the first place.

Then, you need to hone your patience and openness, prepare your waking self, keep a dream journal, pay attention to your intuitive feelings, practice confirming your visions, put the pieces of your dream together, exercise lucid dreaming, and be grounded.


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