I always have this vague feeling of
next time. Even when I'm in a situation that is unique and couldn't possibly have a
next time, I still sense it there. For example, let's say I am afraid of driving down a certain hill in icy conditions. I think to myself,
I could get into a serious accident and die, but then think,
Well, if that happens, next time I'll know better. Could my feeling of
next time be a sign that on some level, I'm aware that I will have other lives in the future, and have had other lives in the past? If so, can we find out about future lives as well as past lives?
Many people experience deja vu - the feeling of having been somewhere before - but a surprising number also experience what you're feeling: the sense that
next time they'll do better, make a better choice, or change their decisions for a better outcome. Most people who feel this way describe it as a comforting feeling, like they'll get more than one chance to do something right.
Knowing that you're going to get another whack at something CAN be very comforting. It can also make you sound nuts when you try to it explain it to others. I believe most metaphysicians would agree that you ARE getting messages about the future. Without a doubt, you are receiving information from your past lives too, and sometimes it can be confusing to sort out which is which. Once you accept this is happening, however, you'll be able to feel the difference.
If you want to know about both past and future happenings, you can try to figure this out on your own, though there are quite a few scientific studies taking place in several major universities all over the world that may intrigue you.
If you seek scientific help or validation, it's best to approach what WILL be instead of what HAS been, for I've found that the scientific community is a lot more likely to go for the future than the past. Past lives are so complex and difficult to understand, and many scientists don't believe in them. Predicting the future seems to be where their interest lies, and there are well-known people who are trying to get to the root of this phenomenal talent you possess.
Start keeping records of when and where these feelings come to you. Documentation can be very helpful to you in your own research, but if you want to work with someone doing research in this field, lots of documentation will be downright essential.
It's surprisingly easy to find these people! I read a wonderful article about a researcher (Bierman) in Amsterdam who has done extensive testing of individuals with abilities similar to yours. Nobel Prize winner Professor Brian Josephson at Cambridge University has also discovered compelling evidence that information is coming to people like you from the future, and not only THEIR future, but the
big picture future too.
I think you should write to both of them about your experiences, for what you feel and know could help lots of other people who are experiencing the same thing.
Past and future lives are always fascinating to explore. There is still much to be learned about how to access past life information, what lessons we have already learned, and what we can expect to experience in the future. We are lucky to live in a time of greater awareness about our souls and their journeys through the centuries.
Your sense of
next time does suggest that you carry awareness about the future and the past, both in terms of this lifetime and other lives. This is one way the mind helps us embrace the metaphysical truth that our spirits have no beginning and no end. It also explains the experience of deja vu or feeling a strong sense of familiarity when encountering a seemingly new place or person.
The theory of time travel is also based on the idea that one's spirit is able to transcend the laws of space/time to move into the past as well as the future. Scientists are exploring these theories by studying time warps and black holes as they learn more about the universe we live in.
You are probably experiencing a surge in your own psychic abilities now that you are considering the possibility of future lives. This is the next level of awareness, and indicates a greater understanding of how limitless our abilities really are.
It also speaks to your understanding that we bring certain lessons into our lives based on past life experiences, and often get a second chance to rethink or readdress them later down the road. To have the thought cross your mind that you might die, only to be followed by the matter of fact notion that you will know better next time, affirms your trust in the process of reincarnation and the opportunities we all have in the future.
You might find an astrological reading interesting. Your natal chart can reveal past lives, the lessons you have brought in with you in this current lifetime, and how you perished in your last incarnation. On the off chance that you met your demise last lifetime while driving on an icy road, it could be that
this time is your
People with psychic abilities are known for their capacity to see into the future with incredible accuracy. They also possess gifts for uncovering and affirming past lives. If you would like some guidance as you explore both your past and future lives, or your future in this lifetime, I recommend you consult a reputable psychic or astrologer.
Many times in life we hear, "You will always have what you NEED, but not necessarily what you WANT." Your spirit must have needed to experience the feeling of leaving your human body, and the suggestion in the next chapter of Sylvia Brown's book was all it took to get you there.
Even though you hadn't read it yet, your SOUL recognized the title of that chapter as something it had been seeking, and your soul, knowing that you had that reference to read after your experience, got with it and out you went!
While I don't usually recommend her books, Sylvia Brown has a wide reaching and powerful effect on lots of people. A Gemini like you would be able to relate easily to her writing and put it to good use. Synchronicity - you gotta love it!
I like your description of "getting caught." That's exactly what it feels like, isn't it? One minute you're free and hovering above the room, and the next minute, ZAP! back down into your corporeal form you go!
As a little kid, I loved that "feeling of return." With practice, most of the time we can control that event, but sometimes, when our physical ears hear a distracting noise or something else occurs to knock us back into reality, back we go. With practice you will be able to control your return better.
I find it interesting that you were visiting your mother-in-law and not someone in your own genetic family. Evidently, you and your husband got married for reasons that are even deeper than love. His family's interest in "psychic stuff" will nurture your children in such matters and help them to grow into their own abilities.
You'll never have to be concerned that when your daughter visits them, she'll be discouraged from exploring her own psychic life and power. My parents encouraged me to develop my psychic senses in a time when it wasn't nice to even discuss such things in public. Heck, it's STILL not considered a great topic at the dinner table in some families!
Your kids will get to talk about it ALL and ask questions and read and study. This is going to give them such an edge in life! Talk with your husband about how you want to present this to your kiddos, so that you are united in your approach and ready to tell them their experiences are all natural and okay.
A word or two of warning: Geminis often have difficulty staying grounded in REAL LIFE. Don't get so strung out on your ASTRAL life that you neglect what you're doing here on Earth.
You are at the beginning of a long journey to learn where your power really lies. Try to be patient with this process and take your time.