How do I remember my dreams?
As we start to listen to our dreams, they become easier to remember. I even think the unconscious is excited that we’re finally listening to what it wants to share with us. At first it may be a snippet here, a feeling there, but dreams, like anything, flourish with attention…so keep at it.
Here are some helpful suggestions for remembering your dreams…
- The moment you wake up from a dream, don’t move…lie still and replay as much of the dream as you can…like watching a movie rerun; that way it will become stronger in your recall.
- Even if you don’t recall the details, stay with whatever feeling may be there; that is what the dream is trying to evoke.
- Write up your dream as soon as possible as they do slip away. If you can (it’s hard to drag yourself out of bed) get up and record it or…
- Keep a voice recorder or a notepad by the bed to jot down what just happened.
- When recording try not to judge the dream as good or bad; just be like an impartial court reporter writing down what happened.
- Don’t be overly anxious that you’ll miss something. Dreams work in cycles and keep returning until we’ve listened to their message.