Yes, We Time Travel in Our Dreams
But Can We Change, Alter, or Fix the Future?
I have been an active dreamer all my life, with vivid dreams transporting me to other realities since I was a little girl.
As much as we remember our former selves, we also forget; and as such, I forgot that I was a student of dreams even as a teenager. Only while thumbing through my old Psychology notebook from high school in recent years did I remember that I recorded dreams back then, every now and again. (It was sweet and bizarre reading a dream of mine from age 17.)
Before discovering the entry in the notebook I might have told someone I only started recording dreams in 2012 or so, but in the years since I unearthed that old high school notebook, I’ve found other dream journalings in scattered places: old diaries, letters to friends never sent, backed up computer files from the 2000s.
There have been a handful of times I’ve even found dreams from long ago that may have predicted the life I am living now, which even for a precognitive dreamer is a unique delight.
You May Dream the Future, But the Only Way to Know Is to Remember Your Dreams
One type of regular dream journaling practice is the best way to know for certain.
I’ve tracked dreams long enough now to know that we do sometimes dream the future, but in my tracking I have found that it’s most common, at least for me, that I dream futures close to the time I am currently living: a week away, maybe a year, maximum three years. The idea that I may have dreamt of a life I wouldn’t live for another 30 years is pretty astonishing, especially considering the multitude of choices I’ve made along the way.
Contrary to what the headline may imply, I don’t have a definitive explanation for what time travel in our dreams truly is, scientifically or systematically. Nor do I have a definitive theory for what we are meant to do once we know we time travel in our dreams. For now, I have well-informed speculations that excite me.
There are spiritual teachers I admire who have indicated that dreams allow us to experience fourth dimension or fourth density, in which there is no time or in which…