Dream journals are wonderfuls tool in helping you to interpret your dreams through-out your whole dream life.
Once you have a good understanding of
you can start keeping a dream journal. At its best, it will become a treasured work in progress that accompanies you throughout your entire dream life.
Tips for Dream Journaling
1. Buy a notebook with blank pages and perhaps and A - Z index. Keep it beside your bed, keep a pen handy and whenever you remember a dream, write the significant dream symbols in your journal as soon as you wake up.
2. Write down any information that might aid you in understanding your dream, including what time you went to bed, whether you took any medication, what TV programs you watched that night, and what you were thinking about before falling asleep. Include any strong feelings that you associate with the dream symbols in your journal, and how you felt when you woke up. It's a good idea to give your dream a title, which will help you recall the contents, and write the date and time.
3. Write your dream in the present tense as if you're still dreaming. This aids memory. To help you capture the essence of the dream, try drawing your dream symbols. They don't have to be elaborate and you don't have to share it with anyone else, so don't be shy.
'Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.' ~Virginia Woolf
4. Always try to come up with your own dream symbol associations, but if you feel really stuck, consult our
for guidance. It's also a great idea to get involved in our
to get input from others with an interest in dream interpretation.
5. Be patient with yourself. Once you're on a roll, you'll find that you remember your dreams more and more and you'll fill up your journal faster than you expect.
6. Every now and then, review your journal to see what themes have been unfolding. You will soon notice how your external environment impacts your dreams, and you will learn a lot about yourself.
Dream journals are a wonderful way to keep a record of your dreams. Not only are they useful for recording the events of dreams, but also for processing the emotions generated by your dreams - particularly those that linger when you wake up.
If you regularly record your dreams and consider their meanings, and if you constantly update your journal with your own dream symbols, you will become well versed in your own unique language of symbols and meanings. You will be surprised how much this well help you to take a fresh approach to your everyday life.
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