Recording Your Dreams - Part Two
Learning to Remember Your Dreams
Before you go to sleep, spend a few minutes preparing yourself. Try to relax and let go of the day's issues. However, if there is one particular issue troubling you, an issue you would like help to understand, or to clarify, you can use your dreams to shed new light on the subject.
Take the time just before you go to sleep to ask your inner being to present the issue to you in a new way. You are the director of your dream scenarios and you can use them, consciously, to explore possible solutions to your issues with greater awareness.
More importantly, you must give yourself permission to remember your dream experiences, to play with and joyously explore the possibilities that are shown to you in your dreams. It may take time for you to convince your day-to-day consciousness to relax its control over your day to day reality. To allow some of your inner messages to filter through into your conscious memory.
If you are having trouble remembering your dreams, say the following affirmation, out loud, before going to sleep:
"Day by day I choose to remember more and more of my dreams. I also choose to explore my dreams joyously with a sense of awareness and wonderment. I accept that working consciously and co-operatively with my inner self will bring new understanding and meaning to the events that are presented to me within my mind.
As I grow in awareness of this process, I will naturally choose to work consciously with my inner self to become aware of the beliefs, values and conditioning which underpin the recurring symbols of my dreams. Such symbols are pointers to the central beliefs surrounding issues that recur within my day to day life. By seeking to understand them with awareness, I am seeking to understand the purpose of my daily interactions with others who share my journey of creativity.
As I take these steps consciously, I acknowledge that I am empowering myself to enrich my experience of life, joyously sharing the bounties of the universe with the friends around me, with mutual respect for all people, and all living things that share my reality".
Remembering your dreams is a process of training yourself, and giving yourself permission to use the material which is presented to you. But it is not enough just to remember the dream, or to write it down. To get the most from your experiences, you need to demonstrate your willingness to use, and act on the information you become aware of. This will give your dreams great power and your new behaviour will have an enormous impact on your day-to-day life.
See the sample layout page for your dream journal. When you wake, follow these steps: