Did you know that we sometimes dream the future?

Ever had that nagging feeling that you have seen, or experienced, an event or situation before?

I experience this phenomenon on a regular basis, and I use the content of these lucid dreams with great success in my work.

Sometimes I have dreams about significant future events, and I also experience dreams focusing on important issues in the lives of my clients. Of course, it is very useful when I am doing a psychic reading for you and I had a dream about you two nights ago!

Over the years I have learned to distinguish between normal dreams and psychic dreams. In my late teens, I was fortunate to discover the book, An Experiment with Time by J W Dunne, and this helped me a great deal in understanding and mastering the nature of my dreams.

Psychic dreams differ from our usual psychological dreams. Our normal dreams are simply an opportunity for our subconscious mind to process the events of the day, or an attempt to resolve issues or concerns we currently face in our lives.


Psychic or lucid dreams, however, are prophetic in nature. These special dreams offer us actual glimpses into future events and outcomes. Not only do we dream about the future, I also believe that we generate or create our future while we are in the dream state. I also believe that some of the events we shape during these dreams are what we later experience as moments of déjà vu.

So, how do you know you had a psychic or lucid dream? The experience seems to be different for everyone. My psychic dreams are usually very vivid and colorful, almost like watching film footage or a news clip on television. I also hear sounds or voices very clearly (or not at all), and I often see symbols that have a specific personal meaning or significance for me.

I typically have these dreams as I drift off into sleep, or just before I wake up in the morning. Many of my precognitive dreams occur a couple of days before the actual event, but some arrive months, or even years in advance.


The best way to explore your dreams, and gain greater access to its prophetic content, is too start keeping a dream journal or diary. I live with a notepad next to my bed, and every morning I record everything I can remember about the previous night’s dreams.

A good place to start is to recall the last thing you saw or felt, just before you woke up. Be patient, it won’t come without some effort at first, but over time, and with frequent practice, it will become easier. Review your notes from time to time. You will be surprised at how much of what you dream actually does come true later.


The precognitive dreams I have range from the intensely serious, to the completely hilarious! Although I have become used to having these dreams, and accept them as a natural part of my day, I am sometimes surprised, or even confused by them.

Several months ago, for instance, I had a recurring dream about a man and child digging up old bones in my backyard? They were so excited about each one they found! I was totally perplexed, until I heard that one of the most significant anthropological discoveries to date had been made, by an American professor who works here at a local university. They were out for a walk, and his son was the first to discover some of the fossils of a new hominid species, which lived almost two million years ago. This happened at the Cradle of Humankind in the Magaliesburg, which is not too far from where I live in Pretoria, South Africa.


More recently, I had a strange dream about a man speaking under a red flag. His voice gradually faded out. The more he tried to speak, the less one could hear him. I had no idea what it meant at the time. The only sense I could make of it was that it was something symbolic about Hitler or Nazi Germany? I should have connected the dots, based on what was revealed later.

Soon after I was busy reading for a client (she is a journalist), when I suddenly decided to end the consultation. I told her to switch on her mobile phone. I sensed that she was about to receive an urgent phone call and advised her to return to her office. Her phone started ringing as she got into her car. Later, she told me that Eugène Terre’Blanche, a prominent right-wing political figure in my country, had been murdered in his home. The well-known emblem of his organization is a black and white symbol on a red flag.

Then, on a much lighter note, in 1998 I dreamed that a blonde woman from South Africa would win a big prize in the USA, due to the fact that she was a criminal? My family and friends thought I had finally gone down the rabbit hole…to be honest, I had my own doubts too! Of course, I had a good laugh many years later, when Charlize Theron hit the mark in 2004, by winning the Oscar for Best Actress for her role in the film, Monster.

Another anecdote is the charming lady who once sent me a request for an email reading. I had a very odd dream the night before, which later proved to be quite funny. In her letter this client apologized profusely for all her spelling and typing errors. Apparently she had trouble seeing what she was typing. In my response I asked her why she was wearing her glasses on her head, since she needed them to read and write? The return email stated: “Thanks honey, I have been looking for them all day!”

© 2010 Anthon St Maarten

"Dreams are nature’s answering service - don’t forget to pick up your messages once in a while" ~ Sarah Crestinn

Author's Bio: 

Anthon St Maarten is an international psychic advisor, intuitive consultant, clairvoyant medium and destiny coach. He is also an inspirational speaker, metaphysical teacher and presenter of spiritual self-help seminars, courses and workshops, as well as an author and radio presenter. For further information visit Anthon's website at http://anthonstmaarten.com/