This week we are starting a new type of journal and one of my favorites. A dream journal. Dreams are mysterious. Some are funny…some are scary…some are gross…but they always spark something inside us.
A dream journal is ideal for you if you want to see recurrent patterns in dreams, recall important aspects needing interpretation, or improve your dream recall more generally. Ultimately, it should be a fun exercise and one that helps you to make sense of your subconscious world
There are a number of theories about why we dream, but no one knows for sure which idea is right, or whether each is right to some degree.
A dream journal can be a memory-jogger and an incredible source of insight into your inner world. Or just fun. I use mine for a lot of different reasons…writing sparks, to understand something going in my life, and also to understand why I do some of the things I do (yeah sometimes there is no understanding that….hahaha)
To record every night requires some self-discipline but once you’re in the habit of keeping one, it’s likely to be one that stays…and it’s easier than exercise and almost as much fun as eating doughnuts.
Today I’m just going to encourage everyone to determine a few things before we actually start talking about dreams, recording them, and interpreting them.
Decide where you want to keep your dream journal. Some want it located next to their bed so they can journal when they wake up. Most of the time I record my dreams and possible interpretation while drinking my morning coffee. So I keep it with my coffee cup.
Next week we’ll look at some different dream journals, I’ve used over time. But determining the purpose of your dream journal will be key in deciding what type of journal will best meet your needs.
Remember there is no right or wrong journal… this is the one I’m currently using. If this doesn’t say creepy dream not sure what does 🙂