Back when I was 19 I was in a sudden, freak accident that fractured my pelvis in 4 places. I spent a week in the hospital before they allowed me to go home. There's not much you can do for someone who has a broken pelvis; it wasn't so bad that I needed surgery, but it was bad enough that I couldn't walk for a while. Then I was given a walker (omg using a walker at 19 was funny as hell), and finally I graduated to crutches. After a few months of lying on my back in bed and using the crutches when absolutely necessary I was recovered enough to limp around without help. The limp was actually really bad – I looked like Frankenstein's assistant, Igor, but a month of physical therapy and painful-as-hell exercises did away with the limp.
For about a year after the accident I had really vivid psychic dreams that would be about the following day's activities. The people I would meet, places I would go, things that would happen. It was like I received a nightly briefing. But eventually the psychic dreams faded and became replaced by 'normal' dreams.
The psychic dreams seemed to be an innate ability that was awakened when I experienced life-threatening trauma to my body, and when the threat was no longer perceived, the ability to sense future events receded back into dormancy. It felt primal – something from waaaay back. Like, if I was a cave woman with a smashed pelvis, I would have relied upon this sixth sense to keep me safe while I recuperated.
I would love to be able to wake that ability back up again. I wonder if there's a way to shock it back into operation without massive body trauma being part of the process.