When Dreams Elude You
The final post in the Dream Dialogues Series!
I would like to thank my guest bloggers for joining me here this week in the Dream Dialogues Series. Thank-you Gina, Stella, Ellie, and Loes! If you haven’t had a chance to read the wonderful variety of wisdom and ideas shared this week you can still check them out below.
First off if you want to remember your dreams you have to, well want to remember your dreams. Seems simple I know, but there are many people who say they can’t remember their dreams and leave it at that. Not really trying to remember, just a shrug and “I can’t remember”.
If you don’t see the value in remembering dreams why on earth should you bother trying. Well yeah why indeed? And so it plays out. You don’t remember your dreams.
Not that remembering your dreams is the only way to your inner wisdom, definitely not! There are I’m sure an infinite amount of ways to this source of self; dreaming is just one of them. A fairly simple and direct path to it my opinion.
All you have to do is close your eyes and sleep and let your dreams do the work. Oh, and you need to remember them too of course. But not always and not every part of them. You’d be surprised at how remembering a little part of one dream can lead to so much rich discovery of self.
How to remember your dreams
So how can you improve dream recall?
Here are some tips:
- Set an intention before you sleep to remember your dreams
- Have a paper and pen beside your bed so you will be ready to record them
- When you wake write down any thing you remember,even if it’s just one image or a feeling.
- Don’t wait until you get out of bed.
- If you find your dream to be elusive, lie in the same sleeping position you were in when you woke. This can stimulate your body memory
- Thank yourself
- Keep it up even if you feel like it’s not working, consistency is important for establishing a new habit
Like anything, dream recall takes practice. The more you do it the easier it gets because you are training your brain to focus on your dreams. Everyone dreams, usually more than one dream a night. Aim to remember one dream, take a few minutes to record it, then that evening ask self to gift you with another dream.
Now that you have remembered your dream what’s next? Deciphering your dreams can be a tricky business. I have never been one to open up a dream interpretation book and start analyzing. To me a person’s dream imagery, much like their art imagery is very personal and cannot be surmised by looking outwards and comparing to other symbols for meaning. That may get you to one layer, but usually there are many layers of meaning.
If you think you might be interested in learning more about your dreams and the wisdom they contain, I invite you to join us in the Dream Dialogues eCourse. Registration is still open, but hurry the course starts Saturday December 10th (that’s tomorrow).
May you remember your dreams, and may you revel in their wisdom!
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