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Ever wonder what your dreams mean and why you don’t remember them when you wake up? You even spent good money on a dream book and felt even more confused then ever? How can someone tell you what your dreams mean? Who decides?
Last week on Answers with the Astral Baglady we talked all about dreams, what they mean and how we can work to remember them in the morning and understand their meaning. Rev. L (that’s what we call her) says that dreams can help you to make sense of your life, that everyone should make their own dream dictionary and keep track of your dreams so that you can compare them with your awake life to determine their meaning. After listening to the show, it seems like I am dreaming more at night, or at least remembering them. I am still working on the meaning, but like everything, it’s a process.
Below are a few suggestions from Rev. L on dreams. She calls them “A Dream Watcher’s Guide“.
- Build yourself a dream kit – The kit should include a pen/pencil and paper. You can also use a tape recorder if you would like. Also, have a small light handy.
- Ease into your sleep state. Talk a relaxing bath; listen to calming music or a glass or warm milk before retiring. Gently release the business and lists of the day.
- Meditate, slow down and listen to the inner rhythms of yourself once a day. Stretch like a cat, pretend you are lying on a deck chair on a Cruise Ship (minus the Margarita). Truly relax and be in your moment. Breathe out our stress and breathe in the peace. It’s a good addiction!
- Affirm that you WILL indeed recall your dreams. As you drift off to sleep, impress upon your subconscious mind that dream recall is integral to your wellness and that your waking self will remember your dreams. Let it happen.
- Avoid drugs and alcohol, especially sleeping pills. They rob you of your REM sleep, the stage of sleep during which you dream. No REM, No rest.
- If no information is apparent upon awakening, examine your mood. How do you feel during those fresh moments of the day? Your feeling can give you a real sense of your dream journeys and where they have taken you.
- Do NOT leap out of bed and expect to remember your dreams later in the day. When you first awaken, lie still and see what you can remember. Reflect on any fragment that is there. No detail is too small. Sometimes something as simple as a color or a fragrance can trigger the memory of a whole dream.
- Look deeply within the dream drama and see if there is any predominant theme, color or sense. Often different dreams tell the same story from different perspectives.
- Check for repetitive symbols, and enter them in your dream dictionary. Your inner symbolism is as unique as your imagination. Use the most positive symbols for your empowerment imagery. Doodle them, meditate upon them, own them.
- Date each entry in your dream journal for future reference. Your dream experiences mirror your waking world. Only by comparing the two, can you find a time frame between the inner world of dreams and the cumulative effects of the outer world.
- Review your dream information and interpretations from time to time. Given enough dreams you will easily see the ebb and flow of your life lessons. There are no mistakes in life, just experiences that you have yet to comprehend. Once you integrate the lesson, there’s no need to repeat it. How simple is that?
- Create your own system for dream interpretation. Consider the big 3… Freud, Jung and Gestalt, and design your own comfortable system of interpretation.
Use Rev. L’s suggestions to track your dreams and find their meanings. Let us know how the look into your dream world is going. Rev. Linda Newman and Tom Force are on New Sky Radio each Thursday with Answers with the Astral Baglady from 6 – 8 PM ET. Call 248-545-7685 or send an instant feedback to newskyradio.com. Can’t wait to hear from you.!