Remember dreams. Many people think they don’t dream because they don’t remember their dreams. Sometimes when asked they would reply with something like, ‘Oh no, I don’t want to. They’re too crazy and scary when I do remember them.’
Actually, our dreams are very important messages from our subconscious and our inner self. Dreams can give us valuable guidance, help to solve a problem, inspire or comfort. There are recorded examples of famous artists, scientists, inventors and leaders who were guided to great discoveries through their dreams. There are many great works of art, scientific discoveries and inventions that have enriched our lives, which would not have been made if the artists and discoverers had not remembered their dreams.
However, even what you may consider the most mundane or trivial dream can help you understand what happened in your experience yesterday or answer questions and give insight. It is of vital importance to know how to interpret the message of your dream. The language we dream in is a picture-symbol language.
When we know what the images we see mean it is like learning a new language. Suddenly those crazy dreams have meaning. An intuitive person can usually discern some meaning by realizing that everything in the dream is about the dreamer. The persons you see in your dreams are really some part of yourself, not actually that person.
At the School of Metaphysics one of the first and most important things they teach is dream interpretation. The first night of class you’re instructed to get a dream journal and keep it by your bedside with a pen. The practice is to write in it every morning upon awakening. Even if you don’t remember a dream, you can write the first thoughts you have upon awakening. After doing this for a while you’ll understand yourself better through the messages your dreams give you.
One of the first things you learn is that we always dream. If you are asleep, you are dreaming, but there are many reasons why we don’t always remember them. Sometimes we experience a ‘drought’ in our dream recall. Even those of us who value remembering dreams very highly can go through periods of not remembering.
Here are the list of suggestions for anyone who wants to enrich self-understanding.
- Value your dreams; have a desire and expect to remember them.
- Envision yourself remembering dreams. See yourself sharing them with friends.
- Have a dream journal and pen at hand. Write in it as soon as you wake.
- Practice remembering the events of the day and of the preceding five days frequently
throughout the day.
- Affirm, “I remember my dreams”, many times a day.
- Learn and practice dream interpretation.
- Awaken slowly.
- Set an alarm for 90 minutes after going to sleep.
- When you do have a dream, act on it; that is, do what it tells you, after correctly
- Do not eat before going to bed.
- Take B vitamins, especially B12.
- Think in pictures.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Improve the quality of attention in each present moment by using all of your senses.
- Be honest with yourself.
- Live in the present moment.
- Gaze into a mirror, looking into your eyes, say, “Wake up” at least three times.
- Write – 10 Reasons I Do Not Want to Remember My Dreams
- Write – 10 Reasons I Want to Remember My Dreams
- Write in your dream journal, a dream you wish you would have.
- Be persistent.