When was the last time you woke up and remembered your dream? What did you do with it? If you are like most people, you probably just forgot all about it. Alternatively, you might be saying “I don’t dream” or “I never remember my dreams”. If you relate to one (or more) of these statements, then there is a chance that you are missing out on one of the most valuable tools that you could be using to grow your business, make more money or love the life that you have.
Research shows that we all dream and that these dreams may contain powerful messages that can help us to problem solve, make decisions, take a different path or become aware of the messages around us. What would it be like to wake each morning, jot down a few words or sentences about what you dreamt and then use these as signposts for the day?
If you are one of the people who “don’t dream” or “I don’t remember my dreams” then here is cheat sheet of tapping into what is already there.
Have a notebook and pen on your bedside table (note that I didn’t suggest a phone or tablet – the physical writing down of the dream may help with unfolding it later).
When you are going to sleep say five times “I remember my dreams” (note that this in the present tense; this tells your subconscious that you do remember your dreams and this helps to make it happen!)
As soon as you wake up, write down what you remember. When you first start you might only remember that you dreamt something and you don’t know what it was. That is ok – write down what you feel when you think about the fact that you did dream something. Sometimes when I can’t remember my dreams, I write down what I feel (frustrated, anxious, happy) and then notice that some of the dream fragments appear later. If this happens, then jot those fragments down. Notice that we aren’t doing anything with your dream just yet; we are starting with acknowledging your dream and jotting down what we remember, this is a huge first step; unfolding your dreams comes next!
As you start to remember and unfold your dreams, you WILL find nuggets that you can use to create a powerful life.
Look out for the next post on “unfolding your dreams”.
So, who does remember their dreams? Have you ever thought about what they might mean? Click below to share to share your insights on your own dream world.