Keeping a dream journal, interpreting my dreams and learning how to make my dreams come true have added to my physical vitality, mental awareness, emotional health and my spiritual growth and development. When we dream our conscious mind is out of the way. I believe that our Super-conscious mind chooses the subject we most need to be learning and our Sub-conscious mind chooses the symbolism (or lack thereof) to make the point for our learning.
To catch your dreams:
1. Have an empty book with a pen/pencil open to a blank page for writing your dreams beside or on your bed! (Reading dreams a week later, a month later, six months later and a year later will provide a multidimensional understanding of your dream life!)
2. Awaken sloooowly, stay in bed and maintain the slow brain waves even while writing your dream. (When my daughter was young, I trained her to wait at the door until I could write my dream/s and then I would nod when I was ready for our morning cuddling.)
3. Write your dreams in first person, present tense. This brings the dream energy in from the 4th dimension to this 3 dimensional reality.
4. If you can be so lucky, find a dream partner who is willing to share his or her dreams with you and who will listen to your dreams and give feedback. This creates an exciting friendship. A dream partner can remember details from a month ago that your sub-conscious might have “misplaced”.
5. Remember dreams are a form of literature. We learn from reading literature. Considering, gaining insight and applying that learning to dreams is an empowering experience.
I wish to thank my first dream teacher in NYC in 1974, Clara Flagg who was an expert on in Senoi Dream Methods. I thank Paul Solomon and Michael Daddio for their many methods of working with dreams that enriched my life and helped me to create a vital working relationship with my super and sub-conscious minds.