Those are called "downloads" it's when something is trying to show you a grander view of life. I used to think it happened to everyone. . . But. . . Most people don't see what you see when they are 'spacing off'. The idea that you notice this happening tells me you are becoming more comefortable with it. You can also ask questions and they will be answered in picture form.
Originally Posted by tiredofthebull
For most people who realize they have this ability, it takes a few years of undirected 'spacing' before they begin to learn the language of there subconsious. With practice you may find that you can see other peoples thoughts, you may even begin to see the thoughts of your pets. And most cirtanly you will begin to notice the thoughts of "non phsyical" beaings.
What you are describing is the first steps to clarvoiance, or in some cases claraudance.
Gnothi Seauton (know thyself)