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Idiosyncrasies

There are two things in my life that I find happen randomly.

The first is what I call the deja vu syndrome. Ever since I can remember, I have always had times when I felt like “I’ve been here before” or “I’ve experienced this before.”  It doesn’t happen when I meet people as in “I’ve met you before” but only places/locations. I have always taken these moments to mean that I am in the right place in my life. Kind’ve like a sign from God affirming that yes, I should be here at this time in my life.

Sometimes there are people around me but not always. I could be out for a walk and all of a sudden have this “feeling” come over me. Has that ever happened to you? I’ve read that it can be caused by a form of epilepsy but I’m not sure I believe that. I’ve also read that it is experienced more often by people who are 25 and under but that has not been the case for me. (Click here to read an online article)

It’s funny though — I haven’t experienced this since moving to Minnesota. Maybe that means I shouldn’t be here … hmmmm … thoughts?

My second idiosyncrasy is what I call “moments of clarity.” It started about a year after I had a virus (I believe) that I picked up in Mexico. After I was well enough to take walks again I noticed that sometimes I would be walking and suddenly things around me would get totally clear as if they were magnified and I could even see the veins on leaves.

The clarity never lasts more than a minute and the strange thing about it is that I still suffer from a very mild form of visual disturbance, ie things/people move slightly when I look at them. During this time of clarify it’s as if my body has re-adjusted itself to a more perfect state.

Have any of you ever heard of anything like this or am I just a simple oddball? (laughing)

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  1. Mary

    Hey Norma,
    I always thought that I got deja vu when I’d been worrying about something. I don’t know if it’s revealed to me when I’m sleeping or what but a day or two later or after the event I’d been worrying about, I’d get deja vu’s here and there. Maybe you aren’t worrying about your future so much since coming here.?
    Haven’t heard of the clarity, sounds kinda like being ‘in the light’ which I have yet to experience.
    Hope that helps,
    Like your blog,
    Mary

    • Norma

      Thanks for your comment Mary. I had never attributed the deja vu to stress. That’s something to consider the next time I experience it.

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