reply to post by Nventual
I have reread your original post after writing my reply below, and noticed that I misinterpreted your question...
I'll leave my reply as it is. It may help someone else, who knows...
And I'll add a very short reply to your actual question: yes, there can be "signs" - definitely.
On the other hand, if there ARE signs... see below.
Nventual, if you are really interested, the first thing you should know is that such a feeling could have a vast array of VERY different reasons. The
source - and hence the validity - of such a feeling is almost impossible to determine from "outside", i.e. to anyone outside the person who is
I am assuming you're not talking about dreams - because that's a different area altogether.
However, did perhaps the feeling originate
in a dream?
(Sometimes people forget they dreamt something and only "remember" the psychological effect of the dream.)
Has that person had the same feeling before?
If so, what did transpire at that occasion?
(Did anything happen - anything unpredictable which could not be attributed to the actions of that person himself/herself, possibly deriving from fear
and the feeling of "doom" itself, I mean?)
There are also possible "medical" reasons for such feelings.
(I would stay away from chemicals prescribed by psychiatrists, if I were that person, but obviously that is a decision s/he has to make. There are,
however, wonderful homeopathic remedies that address that very symptom, among others.)
And finally... IF
the feeling is a genuine premonition, there is probably a good reason for it.
You may believe this or not - I am afraid it won't make much difference to "reality" either way :-) - but that person is standing at a crossroads
and has the power to choose the way: the one leading to the fulfillment of the feeling (fear and/or ignoring the premonition is the name of that
road), and the one leading away from it, in a different direction.
This second "road" entails a conscious effort, a focused (and fear-less) INTENT not to "let" it happen.
I do wish I could be more specific, but I simply can't - not in these circumstances, not knowing the specifics and the person in question.
And remember: this only applies IF the feeling stems from an actual, genuine premonition. Yes, they do exist - and this comes from long-time
observation, study, and personal experience. It certainly is possible for such a feeling to be a genuine premonition.
But that does not mean that such feelings always - or even often - are
premonitions. In fact, the majority of such cases seem to be the consequence of dreams (which are a warning in themselves, but usually do not hint
towards physical death), long-time or acute depression, feelings of low self-worth, and such.
I hope this - very insufficient! - reply helps a little.
I don't think I'll be able to come back much for additional clarification (then again, I may be wrong...
Anyway: fear not.
Fear is everybody's greatest enemy.
And remember: it is possible to consciously decide which way to go.
I am not saying it is necessarily "easy" - but it IS possible.
[edit on 12-5-2008 by Vanitas]