Remembering your Dreams
It is important for us to remember and record our dreams for same reason why there is no substantial reasoning behind them.
While the inability to remember dreams is a shared frustration among most dreamers, everyone can be their own dream catcher. Dreams allow for the opportunity to process everything that went on during the day and what lingers in your subconscious. Walden reveals that the subconscious holds 88 percent of the mind’s total power, allowing individuals to take the subconscious mind and use their dreams to tap into it. The reason individuals do not remember their dreams are because they sleep right through them and are not focused enough to remember anything after waking up. It’s time to dream you to a better health. Walden shares several tips on how you can remember your dreams. When you wake up in the morning, your first impulse is to stretch your muscles and put your hand over your mouth to yawn. Walden says that this is the easiest way to forget a positive dream that you wish to remember. Within the first five minutes of sleep, she suggests to remain in your sleep position with your eyes closed and ask yourself “What was I just dreaming about?” three consecutive times. These five minutes provide you with a window of opportunity to recall your dream before it dissipates into your subconscious.
We dream in a higher frequency of thought and light than our physical experience. Therefore when we slow down our frequency as we return to our conscious awareness to the physical mind and body, we often do not have the means to understand what occurred in dream time.
Once consciousness enters, the physical mind, we return to the ‘realms of forgetfulness’ about who we are and the nature of a soul’s experiences. Our thought processes move too slowly. Many view the physical as the dream time, as a result, as we are no longer aware. they see reality as a dream.
Some people remember their dreams while others have little or no recognition.
Dreams help you work out issues. Emotions can distort memory. We often do not remember dreams because we do not wish to deal with the issues addressed.
Most people remember what I call ‘wake-up dreams.’ As your consciousness returns to the physical mind, it slows down to a frequency where it becomes aware of something that is occurring on the other side that it wishes to remember. You wake up and you remember, if only for few minutes as your consciousness slowly returns to physical frequency. It is then you must record your dream information before the events are lost in time.
If you take a scientist, doctor or philosopher they will give you all different answers on the reason behind our dreams. What we do know is that it can’t be fully explained and nobody knows the right answer. Though what we do know is that digging deep into your unconscious mind by using our dreams has proved to have more benefits than we thought. Inside our dreams are symbols that are meant to help, guide and warn us in life or the future. We also know that our unconscious uses metaphors in our dreams. When we wake up from a dream we are usually left confused. Our unconscious is not going to tell us the answer that easily because it’s up to us to decode it and find the meaning. Learning how to truly become a dream expert we suggest that you learn the basic first.
Remembering your dreams is a very easy task that requires very little skill and a bit of practice. If you are the type of person that forgets everything detail before you wake up, well there is hope! Before we tell you how to remember you dreams you must keep in mind you need at least 8 hours a good quality sleep a day. Anything less than 8 hours its harder to remember because you interfere with your REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep. If you can only get 5 to 7 hours a day you still can remember your dreams, it may be a bit harder due to the fact there is more activity towards the end of your full sleep.
Below we have provided you with tip for you to remember you dreams. Learning how to dream recall is like working out a muscle in your brain. The more you work at it the more it expands! Getting started is just the tip of the iceberg. You will have access to a world that you never really knew existed inside of you.
Vitamin B6 has been linked to improved memory retention and better brain health, says Mayo Clinic. Dr Lisa Medalie, a sleep behavior specialist, said on The Dr. Oz Show that vitamin B6 supplements will improve your memory and help you remember your dreams because it increases the level of serotonin in the body, allowing you to have dream clarity as you sleep. Medalie suggest taking half of the vitamin in the morning and the other half in the evening.Health Benefits of Remembering Your Dreams
Your brain’s activity levels while you sleep can be just as active as when you are awake. The importance of remembering dreams will allow you to be able to identify what your dreams are trying to tell you about your health.
Reduced Cortisol and Stress Levels
The ability to remember positive dreams can affect your cortisol levels — the body’s primary stress hormone. Cortisol reduces when you recall vivid dreams, which results in lowered stress levels. Your mind and body can easily be affected by stress levels if they are high, and so remembering dreams can lead to less stress and a happier and healthier you.
You can dream yourself thin to help you shed the fat. Walden suggests taking a few minutes before you fall asleep to think about positive thoughts to send to your subconscious. For weight loss, you can look at a picture of the body figure you want to attain, and your dreams will dictate the process of getting there. The picture provides a mental aspect for your dream, which is vital and has been linked to boosted metabolism.
Reduced Risk Of Obesity And Cancer
Nightmares can cause panic, fear, and loss of a good night’s sleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation, eight hours of sleep is suggested for normal, healthy adults. A recurring nightmare can lead to a series of health problems like obesity and cancer, said Medalie. To prevent these illnesses, she recommends a technique called rescripting — rewriting the ending to your nightmare. The outcome of your dream will change if you repeat the ending in your mind over and over again throughout the day. Facing your fears and controlling your dreams can provide you with clarity of your mind, body, and soul.
For Dream Recall:
Keep a dream journal: Recording your dream should be on a notepad (journal) or on your computer. This could be anything where you can store and record all of your dreams. Why have dream journals? Having a dream journal is vital for dream recall because the more information you remember the stronger your memory gets. Many people who write down there dreams tend to pick up on future events. This ability is called precognition. Many people don’t know that they have this ability until they record their dreams. The more you record in your journal the stronger your dream vocabulary will build.
Pen and Paper
Now a day’s people are becoming more familiar with computers, so having an tangible journal is up to your discretion. Writing down your dream the moment you wake up is vital. As we stated above we lose close to 90% of the events the first minute we wake up. This is why you want to have a pen and paper right by your bed and write down as much detail as possible.
What to Write: So what do you write? Basically everything that you can possibly remember! Don’t even shy away from the small details. Write them down. You want to describe every scene in detail as if where a crime scene. You want to express what the mood was and how you were feeling. The people, colors and objects in your dreams are very important to write down because it paints a picture for you, and makes it easier for you to figure out. The symbols in your dream should be engraved in your brain the first second you wake up. You don’t want to forget anything.
More Sleep, More Dreams: The reason why some people don’t remember their dreams is mainly due to them not getting a full nights rest. If you have a busy schedule or not sleeping properly due to external or internal factors this will cause a rift. You need to get your full 7 to 8 hour sleep to prefect your dream recall capability. The reason why this is important is due to the fact that our dreams come in cycles and if interrupted you will forget most of it. It’s best to wake up just after your REM sleep where there is most activity.
Stop Your Sleep: Another great way to remember you dreams is waking up in the middle of the night and writing them down. I know this might seem a bit annoying but you would have no problem getting back to bed. If you set your alarm clock to different intervals during the night you will remember dreams easier and have more to put in your dream journal. Many people who have practiced dream recall can wake up automatically in the middle of the night and remember key symbols in that dream and not forget it when they wake up for the day.
Rewind Your Dream:The moment we wake up from a dream it leaves us with the last event like a snapshot of a picture. In order to remember what happened you have to reverse your dream like rewinding a movie. Having a dream is like watching a movie and then waking up at the end. Most of the time we just remember the ending. The very first second you wake up you have to pull as much from the dream as much as possible. All you should remember before you wake up is the dream you just had.
Slow Down, Relax: Everybody would love to relax in their bed all day! We recommend that you take 2 min before you wake up gather your dream thoughts and prepare to write them down. The moment you start thinking about this or that day is the moment your dream will disappear into thin air. Forget about thinking of your work schedule or what to wear, focus entirely on your dream.
If you have many thoughts upon awakening you should try meditating before you go to bed. The moment you think about something other than your dream the faster your dream leaves you. We recommend that you meditate around 5 to 10 min before bed. This would enable you to open up your mind and clear the smoke.
Quick Tips on Remembering Your Dreams:
- Keep a dream journal (see below)
- Have a pen, paper or recorder ready when you wake up
- Write down as much information as possible about the dream (ex. friends, work, car etc.)
- Wake up 1 hour early or during REM sleep
- More sleep more dreams
- Rewind your dreams
- Don’t rush out of bed, take time to relax and record what happened
- Before you go to bed say “I will remember my dreams”
Benefits for Dream Recall: Remembering your dreams is entirely up to the person. If you find interest in exploring your mind than dream recall is the place to start. Sometimes a dream is just a dream, but when you get a dream that you know it has significance you would want answers.
Learning what your dream means and the symbols behind it will open doors for you that you never knew existed. If you are looking for answers or a deeper meaning in life, then starting with your dreams is the first step. In now day’s world psychologist use patients dreams to get to the root of the problem. Not every dream has a sexual desire that we want to ask out on. Don’t be discouraged but confident. Once you become more comfortable with dream interpretation you will a new side to life! Your dreams are not only fun but free! Take advantage of this beautiful gift. Dream out loud!
- It’s fun, free and easy to do
- Becoming more in tuned with your unconscious mind.
- You might have the ability to predict the future events
- Learn to lucid dream
- You will have a new hobby
- Stopping recurring dreams from happening.
Interpretation of dreams often varies. One must know about the dreamer and what is going on around them if this is a personal dream. If it is a universal dream, it may be more easily understood.
Some dreams are exact in content while others are metaphoric. Most dreams have symbols.
mind can only process the events in the dream based on symbols it understands. If you experience a dream that is not within the vocabulary of your mind, you will not be able to process and remember it. The physical mind has to be able to make sense of a dream, for you to remember it. It’s like a young child being taught calculus. It has no way of understanding, and therefore processing or interpreting what it is being shown, so it forgets what it sees.
In dream time you generally receive messages in symbols or archetypes whose meaning you must later discover. This is not unlike messages received in meditations or other states of altered consciousness.
Here is an example, you dream about ‘keys.’ Keys open locks, doorways. Something new will be shown. You must then look at the number of keys given, the metal of which they were made, and anything else given in your dream related to these keys, such as … who gave them to you.
Death in a dream does not necessarily mean a physical death in as much as a transformation, old giving way to something new and better.
Dream symbol meaning s provide us with insight to the deeper stirrings of our soul. Ultimately, it is YOU, and you alone who determine a meaning of a symbol. I simply provide you with a foundation.