I have always heard of the word "Dejavu" before but didn't take the time to know what it means. People often mention that word a lot, and instead of me checking out what it means, I feel there is no need since I won't be using it when speaking. The day I tried explaining a particular experience I had to a friend which had to do with this particular word, I couldn't find a word to illustrate it, but I sense the person understood what I was saying and she confirmed to have experienced such before.
Checking discord for the next topic this week made me finally meet Mr Google to explain what it means and I realized how unserious I was not to have known what it mean. Thanks to Hive Learners edition because I see every topic as a way to enlighten and make me gain knowledge on where I have been ignorant of. At least, I will never be forgetting "Dejavu" anymore. Sticking to my brain like chewing gum glued to one's hair, you know how arduous it would take to get removed? But my brain won't be erasing something like this. Never!
Dejavu, in my explanation, is encountering something you have experienced before: in the exact place, just like replaying the same scenario and you'd remembered something of such had happened. In most cases, the setting may look exactly like the past but the words would be different, and you will know you have gone through that moment before.
I have experienced this before and many times. I don't know how I felt the first time I experienced this but I believe it would be a surprise thing for me, making it look strange and you'd laugh at that occurrence. It is very common with everyone and when I explain to my friends or siblings, they also confirm being in such a moment.
It's a french name which means "already seen". This means that something you already experienced or witnessed before will come back in that same place making you realize it had occurred before. Most times, you may not remember what took place at that time but you know it's something that has happened.
Dejavu is a strange feeling because, at that moment, you start thinking of some weird imagination like, is this some sort of power making you rewind to remembering some incident that has happened to you, especially if what you encountered wasn't palatable and feel like replaying the whole scenario again so you can change the event, and when this feeling occurs, you believe it's a way for you to change some things not to occur.
To some, it is more like a warning that something is about to happen and they should be proactive about it.
I have been thinking of sharing some instances of mine where I have experienced something like this, and while doing that, I got a clue of two instances I'd like to share with you.
The first instance...
I was eating outside with my friends as we were gisting; the sitting arrangement, the same people, food I was eating all came in a flash, making me remember something like this had happened. Only the discussion was different and I was shocked because I could remember it was the same people, how we sat, and the same food I was eating, which was how it happened in the past. I tried remembering what we were talking about at that time but I couldn't.
I immediately alerted them and said, "this moment has happened before with the same 'us'". Some didn't believe while others were confirming it was true that something like this happens. We couldn't give it a name and we all laughed seeing how everything was played just as it was then.
The second instance...
My Dad called me that day, and as we were discussing, I told him and said "Daddy, you have discussed something like this before". He insisted it was his first time sharing with me. The reason I said that was because the way he called me, and how I stood and acted made me remember it has happened before which made me think he had discussed the same thing with me.
I have also experienced Dejavu where I will walk into a room and suddenly feel like I have been there before — even though I know I haven't been there. This feeling is always overwhelming and before I know what is going on, it disappears quickly like a flash; like the way it came.
Also, when you listen to a sound, it triggers the feeling that you have heard such a sound somewhere before and you tried to remember where it happened but funny enough, you cannot get the details of the past through Dejavu because the way it comes, it leaves immediately, but your brain would leave you to always remember the feeling every time just as the way we are putting it into an article here.
According to statistics, about 60-70% of people in good health experience some form of Dejavu during their lifetime. I read that this feeling is a good thing for the vast majority of people experiencing it. It's a sign that the "fact-checking brain" regions are working well, hence, the healthy people experiencing it.
Hehheh!! thanks be to God you finally checked out the meaning, sometimes it happens that way, you come across a word but you don't feel the need to check it out probably because of how it's sounds or how boring it looks suddenly one day you would discover that it is word of the day.🤣
I love the explanation you gave on deja Vu, you made it more clearer to me. I was just wondering how one would have a memory of something that has not been experienced before, it is almost impossible. It has to come from experience else it was definitely powered by some forces beyond natural.
I have had similar experience to your instance many times. Sometimes I love the scenario because it make you feel like a boss heheh. Everything would look as if you are only replaying a movie, while others are seeing everything there new, you are seeing it like a past.
Yes, this is why I love communities with prompts word because you will definitely come across the word you are ignoring and would be forced to know about it 😁😁😁
Yea, it's just impossible for one to have a memory of what has not even happened, thinking it has. Such a weird thing but Dejavu makes it possible.
Exactly, your brain would trick you thinking a movie in the past is replaying, making you think you have lived on earth before. We still can't give a cause of why it happens that way.
Thanks for reading and leaving such a wonderful comment 👏
You are always welcome ma. 💕🥰💕😘
Thank you and hive learners for this prompt, I now have a good understanding of the word "Dejavu"
Thought is a very common word to me but I never try to find out the real meaning.
I can late with your experience and it happens to me a lot of times as well.
Yes oo... Dejavu wasn't something I understood until I learnt online and came to understand it's the word for what I have always experience. We keep learning every day.
Thanks for reading.
Dejavu happened to everyone and the funniest part it's that you will still be thinking that you are saying the truth but the rest are not getting it right.
This feeling is always fun but to my own research. Its a sign of healthy living but if it happened to someone frequently, then something it's wrong with their mental health.
Yes, this shouldn't happen frequently. At least once in a while as that's okay for a normal human being. Some people will never believe you even if you know it's what is true to you.
Thanks for your comment, Dontee 😊
You welcome dear
I am thinking if I have faced such kind of situation or not. Till now I am unable to remember such kind of thing but I think I will be able to remember something. If I can remember I will share about it.
Whatever the matter, it's a very interesting thing.
Yes, I racked my brain to remember these instances and after reading few entries, I got a clue immediately. Just give it time and you should come up with yours too.
Hehehe lol it's kinda funny when you gave that spark or feeling of doing something you have done before lol...
Your cases are common lol and it is now like a natural occurrence in our lives lol...
Thanks for sharing your experience with us lol
So funny, my dear. Sure, Dejavu is something common among people.
Thank you, Quduus1.
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Thanks for the enlightenment, this feeling makes me look different among my peers sometimes I used to think that something is wrong with me, but your write up as explained better
Nothing is wrong because it's something that occurs occasionally but when it's something frequent, then it becomes a problem to such an individual.
Wow ...I am having a more clearer understanding of this word Deja Vu.. lol. I see this topic as a learning moment for me and reading ur entry, I have discovered that this actually happens to me from time to time but I do not know the meaning.
Your experience is common too, didn't know all of these are deja vu
Yea, they are also Dejavu and thanks to this edition where I can express myself using the word to people when narrating.
Thank you for reading ma.
Thanks for lecturing a novice like Nkem 😂
😂😂😂 Me sef don receive lecture from people about Dejavu.
It's my pleasure
Deja Vu is a very common experience, I know I have had couple of experiences but I rather not bother my brain trying to remember them.
For me I could affirm that I have seen this before but I can't recall the next thing that happens after unlike @vickoly.
Thanks for sharing your experience 😊☺️😊
Yes, I do have that experience too and I wouldn't be at ease if I can't recall how or where such a thing had happened.
Thanks for stopping by.
Wow... You even remembered two. I was only able to remember one scenario. Many times I forget them soon after, I've had it so many times its no longer surprising or shocking.
Thank you for sharing this with us.
When it keeps happening, it won't be something that seems surprising or shocking anymore because we are used to it already.
It's my pleasure too.
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It's great to know you haven't just experience it, but also have a great knowledge about it, I personally think it's has its spiritual implications though, but then it is what it is.
About its spiritual implication, I am still yet to understand that part.
Thanks for showing up.
I sometimes wonder if Deja Vu is a moment from our past lives. I mean think about it. Or maybe we have dwelt upon something for a time that the brain begins to play games with us. Or what if, those moments are a reality of our thoughts? So many possibilities.
So many possibilities as we can't even explain or understand such feeling.
#Dreemport brought me here again ooo 😂
You are welcome ma 😊😁