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10/18/06

How to Remember Your Dream

Remembering your dreams will require some effort on your part. But what your dreams can offer and tell you about yourself will be well worth it. Here are some tips in helping your dream recall:

1. Before going to bed, keep a clear mind. Tell yourself that "I will remember my dream when I wake up". This is actually a proven and effective way to help dream recall. Having too many thoughts on your mind can distract you
from remembering your dream in the morning.

2. Have a regular bedtime and wake up time. Make this your routine. Going to bed and waking up at a regular time every day aids in dream recollection.

3. Avoid alcohol consumption before going to bed. It may hinder you from remembering your dream. Eating fatty foods too close to bedtime can also divert bodily resources away from the brain and hinder dream recollection.

4. Keep a pencil/notebook next to your bed so that it will be within reach as soon as you wake up.

5. Do not get out of bed immediately. Upon waking from a dream, lay still in your bed, keeping your eyes closed and moving as little as possible. Wake up slowly and stay relaxed. Hold on to the feelings you have and let your mind wander to the images of what you have just dreamt. Were you frustrated, terrified, or happy?

6. Write down as many details in your dream as you can, no matter how minute or seemingly unimportant it may be. Do not judge the content or worry if it makes sense. The idea is to get it down on paper so you can evaluate it later.

7. Sometimes it may help to draw pictures. Even if you are not an artist a simple drawing can help to jolt details of your dream.



18 Comments:

At 7:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

does anyone know what this means?

i keep dreaming that i'm looking for my ex, although i'm not thinking about him when awake. in my dreams i'm desperate to find him but i never do.i should mention i haven't seen him or talked to him over a year now.

 
At 9:40 AM, Blogger Spirita said...

Anonymous, to see ex-boyfriend in your dream refers to a freer, less encumbered relationship. The dream servers to bring you back to a time where the responsibilities of adulthood didn't interfere with the spontaneity of romance. You need to recapture the excitement, freedom, and vitality of youth that is lacking in your present relationship.

To dream about ex-boyfriend also suggests that you unconscious are telling you not to repeat the same mistakes that you had made with this ex-boyfriend.

The repetitive patterns in your dream can point to a conflict, situation or matter in your waking life that remains unresolved or unsettled.

 
At 9:00 PM, Anonymous Valerie said...

That's what I always wanted to learn. Thanks, great blog!

 
At 3:33 PM, Blogger David said...

Hi Spirita, I believe that dreams are direct revelation from God. As we are such a fast pace people in this modern world nobody is listening to God anymore. This is where he can speak directly to your heart. Sometimes we will remember dreams as God wants us to. When the same dream is experienced over several nights the more important it is. Dreams in Black and White are Satanic whilst most others are directly from God or too much Pizza. If you were to pray before going to be and ask the Holy Spirit to wake you up after each dream you are more likely to have a better night sleep even though you will wake several time in an evening. I have experienced this. I feel more refreshed and have a good understanding of each dream, on top of this I have often had substantial revelation into the spiritual meaning of my dreams and often after prayer I will be in a position to interpret others dreams...With thier assistance.

Anyway enough of a ramble about dreams. I pray that God will provide revelation and awesome spiritual adventures. May God bless you.

I look forward to future posts of profound revelation as well.

 
At 4:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is how my dream went...i was with a FRIEND and we were going to practice our instruments, so somehow he ended up coming to my house and having to stay. in the dream his mom even came to pick him up and he asked her for permission to sleep over. this is weird..because he's never actually been into my house, outside yeah, but not inside, plus his parents dont know me or where i live. later on i find i myself with him in my bed, next to eachother. and we're touching eachother, all i can clearly remember is touching his chest.there was no intercourse. i want to know what this dream means...

 
At 8:57 PM, Blogger Spirita said...

Anonymous, your dream uncovers some feelings about this friend. House in dreams usually represents yourself, and your different activities or departments in life. Mostly the house represents your body and dreaming about touching signifies a desired degree of relationship with him or an aspect of yourself.

 
At 12:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok i need to know wat my dream means i had a dream that i told this guy that i go to skool with that i loved him but we dont really talk and when we do all we do i argue also in my dream right before i woke up we kissed and when i woke up i could still feel his lips on mine. What does this dream mean?

 
At 11:03 AM, Blogger Spirita said...

Kayla, your dream is just manifestation of romantic and passionate things you’re probably lacking in your life right now and you are in need for. Dreams about hugging and kissing are mostly compensatory in nature and do not have deeper meanings.

 
At 2:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

allright, i didn't know where to put this, but the most recent dream that i best remember goes like this:
i was with some person, and we ran into this psychic(i only remember some parts of this)
and the psychic was kinda like a mummy, his skin was completely burnt, and he had only skin on his bones.
he shows me a map, and says: you will not be happy living here, and you will be happiest once you move farther away from the sea. i live nowhere near the sea in real life, and i had just recently moved.
don't know what there is to explain...but is there some meaning to this and why i remember it?

 
At 2:50 PM, Blogger Spirita said...

The psychic is representing a part of you that is unclear and that you do not understand. He also represents those things that are beyond your reach or fleeting. He may represent your negative tendencies, unpleasant parts of personality or your "shadow." Old superstition based dream interpretations say if you were very frightened by the mummy-like psychic in your dream, then others will try to impose their will on you and you must be cautious in order to stand up to it.
The map in your dream means clarifying ideas of direction in life; understanding of what you have or wish to do, and how to do it. You might be wondering what direction you need or want to take in life, or where your present course of action is taking you. I don’t think words “you will not be happy living here, and you will be happiest once you move farther away from the sea” have any link with the place you currently live in.

 
At 7:18 AM, Anonymous braidy said...

Most of the times i remember my dreams, not all but they have something in common: I never reached to the place on time or dont reach, in the way something happens that i can´t reach, i have to do many things and i met people knowed and unknowed.
That dreams are about some activities in my life:job, parties, interviews.

 
At 12:59 PM, Blogger Spirita said...

Braidy, dreaming about being late uncovers feeling you have left something too late or you have missed out on something. Or perhaps you realize you have not acted quickly enough to avert a situation or take advantage of it. It can also mean an avoidance of responsibility.
When interpreting dream with people in it, consider all of the details and the feelings in the dream. If the person is known to you, think about your relationship with him or her and the issues that the dream has brought up. Strangers in your dreams represent different parts of yourself and are extensions and projections of your own personality. Dreams about party and job uncover social relationship and how you deal with it; or sexual or business opportunity. Dream signifies your desire for recognition or warmth.

 
At 6:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i cant dream, what is wrong with me?

 
At 8:56 PM, Blogger Spirita said...

Anonymous, person who cannot dream is unable to produce differentiable conscious and unconscious experience and, as a result, lives in a psychic state in which he is unable to differentiate waking from sleeping, dreaming from perceiving. People who lose their ability to create visual imagery in waking thought also report an inability to dream, or else to produce visual imagery in their dreams.

 
At 4:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dreamed that the boy i really like asked me to marry him? does this mean anything, we had, or have a thing going on but what does these dream really mean?

 
At 1:46 PM, Blogger Spirita said...

Anonymous, your dream about MARRIAGE proposal symbolizes commitment and you may be currently dealing with this issue. On a more practical level, if you are not married but would like to be, this dream could also be a form of wish-fulfillment.

 
At 1:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

some time ago I had a dream that I was walking through my school looking for the person i like. that i was looking through classes, and at one point he was on one side of the hall and i was at a distance on the other side..he was walking forward, and i was just rushing so that i didnt lose sight of him. i dont know what this means..i've had several dreams where he's came out and he i want to talk to him but im unable to..

 
At 4:06 AM, Blogger Swami said...

i had a dream yesterday like enetering into a big building with tall pillars meeting someone. I had a handshake with him and received something as a award. Then i was walking back and next thing i remembered was that the building was filled with water.

This building was a closed one with space in the center and i was swimming with one hand in water in the center of the building and trying to come up. I came up atlast.

i saw few people standing in building above water level, but not sure about their reactions.

it looked like a residential building or a hostel kind of a place. What does this mean??

 

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