I believe that it is possible to tell the future, but it can be very difficult to interpret information that is given to us about future events.
I’ll be completely honest with you, it is very scarce that you know the complete details of an event and its consequences before it truly takes place. Sometimes people do and there have been many stories of individuals managing to warn those involved before the event and successfully diverting possible disaster.
This is precognition in it’s most complete form, but it’s a sliding extent. Below I have outlined my ideas of different levels of ‘predicting the future’. I don’t think you’ll find this extent or these phrases and their definitions anywhere else either because I’ve produced this ‘system’ to try and make it easier to understand. (These are only my thoughts, experiences and phrases so feel free to disagree!)
These are my different types of precognition, or ‘telling the future’.
Helen’s Sliding extent Of Precognition
This is when we have a dream, have a vision, draw or paint an image or just suddenly know, ahead of time the complete details of an event. In some situations we know who is involved (typically it will be our friends or family or their acquaintances) and could be able to warn them in some way. This warning may average that the event itself can be stopped or changed. Or it could be that we can warn the people involved who might otherwise get hurt in some way and they can choose whether or not to take your advise.
Pericognition (I made this information up, but it makes sense, to me at the minimum)
This is when we know the way that a situation is going to play out when a chain of events has already started. We, or someone we know is already in the midst of the event and we can see, feel or know in some way what will happen. Again, we may be able to intervene with the time of the events or warn the people involved. I suppose it’s bit like the feeling of deja vu, you just know what’s going to happen next.
This is more shared than complete precognition and occurs when we get information from somewhere (divine intervention, our guides, loved ones in spirit, or from somewhere else) but it’s vague. Again this information can be on a sliding extent of small snippets by to more detailed, but nevertheless recondite information. It basically needs interpreting. Examples of this are numerous, like the person who painted the twin towers exploding but didn’t know where or when the painting related to. Or my own dream when I was a teenager of cartoon bombs falling from the sky onto a aim track, with various other references in image and cartoon form. I wasn’t able to interpret this at the time, it just felt strange when I woke up, you know those dreams that just stay with you (typical of precognitive dreams). Anyway, that morning an unexploded bomb was found close to the railway in an area that made sense to me, given the other references in my dream. And it was the railway line that friends used to get in to school. If you have ever seen ‘Medium’ the dramatised story of the real life medium Allison DuBois, you will have seen how she gets recondite imagery and can’t always work out the ‘who’, ‘what’ and more importantly ‘why’ of her paranormal encounters. This makes it very difficult to do anything about any message and has one or two results. If the uncompletely precognition isn’t deciphered it can then combine with, or become pericognition whereby the symbolism of the dream or vision only becomes apparent when you are in the situation. That can average that you are then in a position to say or do something. Or, alternatively it can become re-cognition (below).
This is where you haven’t realised (although you may have suspected,) or haven’t been able to interpret what turns out to have been precognition. That is, you suddenly go, ‘Ah, that’s what that dream meant’ (I nearly called it Ah-Cognition). At a moment some time after an event you recognise that your dream or vision was in fact pre-cognition. This can be very frustrating! The other way that Re-Cognition occurs is that something will occur that will ‘break a dream’ if you know that phrase. You will suddenly, remember a dream or a glimpse of something from a meditation and realise that you knew this was going to happen. Again, it is very similar to deja-vu.
You may recognise some of these things as having happened to you. Other questions on this subject might include,
‘If you know about something before it happens, and can’t do anything about it, what’s the point in knowing?’ and ‘Are events set in stone or can you change them if you know about them in improvement?’ Questions for another time, and much philosophical argue.