Spiritual Meaning of Déjà Vu

spiritual meaning deja vu

It is fascinating to think that someone felt the need to come up with a word to define the odd sensation that what is happening in front of you is something you have already seen before.

Déjà vu is an eerie feeling of familiarity that most of us will experience at least once in our lives. It is defined as “a feeling of having already experienced the present situation”.

A moment of déjà vu can be easy to ignore and brush aside, but from a spiritual perspective, it is a key indicator that you are on the right path and are meant to be where you currently stand.

Because déjà vu is the sense of having seen something before, it can be easy to chalk it up to a past life connection. While this may be true, I have found a different explanation that seems to resonate with me more.

My explanation has been inspired by reading the works of Dr. Michael Newton, a hypnotherapist who spent his career regressing people not to their past lives, but to the time before their lives, the time where they were still in spirit.

I have learned and felt so much through reading his books, and what I share with you here is a combination of the things I have read from him and my own thoughts and feelings.

Before our soul enters our body, we hang out in the spirit world with our soul group. Our soul group is like our team, our family in the spirit world that we work with and support.

When we come to Earth, our soul family is often present in our human lives in some way, and we may take on the role of being each other’s spouse, parent, friend, and so on. These roles may change from life to life, but our soul family will usually feature in some way.

While we are in the spirit realms, we begin preparing for a new life on Earth. During this time we plan, with the help of our soul group, to achieve the lessons we want to achieve and fulfill the destiny we wish to play out.

Our mission often involves our soul family in some way, so we work with them to ensure we are all on the same page and that there are clear opportunities to meet and play out the lessons we need to play out once we are on Earth together.

After we have worked with our soul group and mapped out our individual lives, we are given what has been described as “gold nuggets”. (This gold nugget description comes from Dr. Newton’s third book- Memories of the Afterlife).

These gold nuggets are placed at different points on your journey by your soul in order to remind you of your path, your journey, and that you are on the right track.

As a soul, you know once you come down to the physical realm that you may forget the plans you made or the purpose of your journey, so these nuggets are set as reminders and clues that you are on the right track.

When we reach a point on our path where a nugget is revealed, we have a sense of remembrance, and perhaps we are reminded that some time ago we devised this life plan along with our soul group.

As a soul, we may have also been able to watch our life-to-be playing out, and perhaps this moment of remembrance is also a sign that we have seen that this was how things were meant to be.

Experiencing déjà vu is just one way these nuggets can remind us of our journey. We can also be reminded through gut feelings, dreams, connecting with people we feel we have known forever, synchronicities and so much more.

So the next time you experience déjà vu perhaps pause and acknowledge the moment. Pay attention to who you are with and what you are doing, and acknowledge that you have reached a point on your life path where a nugget is being revealed to you.

This nugget was laid down by your loving soul before you came into this body, and reveals that you are on the right track, meeting who you are meant to be meeting, and heading where you need to be heading.

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About the author


Tanaaz is the creator of Forever Conscious. She is an intuitive astrologer and aims to use her writing to heal and inspire. She is also the author of several books including the Power of Positive Energy, Messages for the Soul, and My Pocket Mantras. She also runs online courses and in-person retreats.