So you are interested in doing dreamwork but you can’t seem to remember your dreams? And, you know you’re dreaming but by the time you fully wake up they have slipped away. Don’t worry, this is very common.
To start remembering your dreams, here are some tips:
- Set your intention to remember them. As you are crawling into bed at night, take a moment and silently or aloud, ask that your psyche make your dreams available to you during the night and when you wake up.
- Set paper and pen at your bedside and if in the middle of the night you realize you have dreamed, without even turning the light on, reach over and just jot one or two words down. You’ll be surprised at how it will help you retrieve the rest of the dream once you awaken. Plus it’s always fun to find words like dancing monkey and roller skating ice box awaiting you.
- As you are waking in the morning before you even open your eyes, is the time to catch a dream. Immediately, scan your memory to see if a remnant is there. Grab it before it’s gone.
- As soon as you can after waking up, write all that you remember down. Get it on paper as soon as you can so that you don’t lose the information back into your subconscious.
Dreams want to be noticed so once you start acknowledging them and working with them, you’ll be dreaming like never before.