If you’re serious about dream prophesy, dream analysis, dream interpretation, and really getting to the heart of what your dreams mean, you’ll need your dream recall to be on the absolute TOP of its game!
- How well do you remember your dreams?
- Do you remember your emotions and feelings during your dreams?
- Do you recognize most of the people in your dreams?
- In the morning, can you recall at least one of your dreams?
- Do you recall the various “symbols” in your dreams?
If you feel that your dream recall needs a little work, I have the perfect solution: A Dream Journal. While you don’t absolutely have to run out and buy a new notebook or journal to serve as your Dream Journal – it would be a cool idea. You could use any notebook you have around the house, of course, but the more “special” you make the entire experience, the better.
Even if you simply go to one of those amazing stores where everything is $1 and buy a notebook in your favorite color – you’re making a point of taking the entire enterprise seriously, and that’s what’s important. My first Dream Journal was actually a wire notebook with colorful Lisa Frank dolphins on the front. Seemed appropriate enough!
Here’s another idea that adds to the adventure. Find a pocket folder (for mere pennies) to keep with your dream journal. I’ll tell you what it’s for in just a minute!
Get Started With Your Dream Journal
Once you have your dream journal, go ahead and enter a recent dream. Include the people who were in the dream, what you were doing in the dream (what you hoped to accomplish or were trying to avoid), the symbols (knives, snakes, balloons, candles, fire, clouds – anything that stands out) in the dream, and most importantly – HOW YOU FELT DURING THE DREAM. Also, list any and all colors that you remember. List only the top 3 colors you remember – 4 at the most. Oddly enough, this is very important!
A typical journal entry might look something like this:
I was driving an old beaten up red pick up truck. My beloved basset hound, Honey, was in the passenger’s seat. We were in a huge hurry to get somewhere and Honey could talk. In fact, she talked practially the whole time. Her collar, instead of being her normal hot pink one was white. I couldn’t make sense of that in my dream – though her talking didn’t shock me. I was confused as to why the collar changed colors.
We were in a huge hurry and I was driving really fast. We were on dirt roads and passed by a lot of farm houses and brown horses. At some point, my cat Lanie joined us and could also talk. He wasn’t in a hurry and wanted us to slow down and get something to eat. Then I woke up. Hungry.
Main Colors: Red, white, brown
Emotions: Rushed, confused, anxious, hungry!
The above dream is actually one of the first ones I ever recorded in a dream journal. This is actually the VERY dream that began my study of and fascination with dreams. When I was thinking about this dream the next day at school (instead of listening to my Algebra teacher!), I realized that, underneath it all, I was feeling many of the same feelings in my real life as I did in my dream. By the time the class was over, a lifelong fascination with dreams and heartfelt belief in the importance of their interpretations had taken hold.
Be sure that you enter your “feelings” as accurately as possible. Here are a few suggestions: joyful, sad, anxious, worried, depressed, helpless, surprised, ashamed, agitated, frustrated, curious, confused, powerful, unloved, ignored, furious, hopeful, optimistic, sexy, ugly, brave, etc. Even if the emotions seem to have NOTHING to do with one another, write them down.
Remember the Folder?!
This exercise adds even more fun to your dream recall and analysis. Cut out or draw/color pictures that symbolize your dream. If you have room in your dream journal to tape (or draw) them onto the pages, do so. If not, clip the images together with a paper clip, then add a little piece of paper with the date of the dream.
Having visuals of the colors and symbols can really help put you in touch with your inner feelings and emotions.
I have many more articles and exercises planned to add to the site that deal with Dream Journals and Dream Recall – with plenty more about images and, even, collages. So, please grab an rss feed and/or sign up for e-mail updates, so you’ll know what’s been added as soon as it’s here for you. I just wish I could open up my notebooks (and brain!) and pour everything out at once. Kind of impossible, though, so I’ll just take it steady.
I’m actually working on a downloadable Dream Journal template for the site, color charts, and a visual guide to dream symbols. So much to do!
Have a glorious weekend – if you need me, I’ll be right here, typing, thinking, and tweaking away with coffee and chocolate fueling me along.
What Your Dreams Mean and Why it Matters So Much
Do you remember the last dream you had? Were you being chased, looking for something you’d lost, or frustrated with a door that wouldn’t open?
Was a lost loved one in your dream and did they seem as alive as you are today?!
Maybe there were snakes in your dream and you still can’t shake the eerie feelings they left you with.
Each of the types of dreams I listed above (in addition to the countless other dreams we have each night) are more than just dreams: They’re messages.
No, I’m not going to say something like, “If you dream about snakes, you’ll meet someone next week who’ll give you a million dollars.” You may or may not have such luck! But if you DID, it certainly wouldn’t be because of the dream. Your sleeping mind doesn’t really have any more information about what will happen next week than your “awake” mind does. The ancient dream guides that suggest otherwise are delightfully fun to read, but accurate?
Thankfully, no. I’ve had a few dreams that would have surely cursed me if they were accurate.
While ancient dream guides are used for little more than amusement, Dream Analysis is a VERY worthwhile and helpful study. A modern dreamologist who is on top of his or her dream study can be incredibly helpful to you.
We all want to get the best that life has for us and we know that the only way to do that is to get the best out of ourselves. Having your dreams analyzed by a dreamologist is a simple, enjoyable, and fascinating tool to use to help make these things happen.
Remember, above, when I said, “Your sleeping mind doesn’t really have any more information about what will happen next week than your ‘awake’ mind does.”? Well, that’s completely true, HOWEVER, the sleeping, or unconscious, mind is more in tune with what’s going on in the present and the past. It’s uncluttered or distracted by its environment – so it can completely delve into its emotions, thoughts, and issues. And that’s exactly what it does – it dives right in.
“Dreams are illustrations… from the book your soul is writing about you.” – Marsha Norman
However, for the individual who isn’t familiar with dream symbols or the other particulars of dreams, the importance of the dreams will be lost forever! That’s why it’s so important to find someone who speaks the language of dreams and can help you to get to the bottom of your own dreams and their meanings.
If your subconscious mind senses trouble (or at least the potential for trouble) in a particular area of your life, it will often use dreams to communicate the potential problem.
Dreams can also alert you when your emotions are getting the best of you.
Always pay close attention to your dreams and use our dream dictionary to help you find out what your dreams mean. You may be missing something very important!
Other Resources on Dream Prophesy to Help You Interpret Your Dreams:
“Pay attention to your dreams – God’s angels often speak directly to our hearts when we are asleep.” – Quoted in The Angels’ Little Instruction Book: Learning from God’s Heavenly Messengers by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994
Dream Prophecy, Dream Dictionary, and Dream Interpretations
If you were a regular visitor to the previous Dream Prophesy, you already know what a passion we have for dreams, dream analysis, dream interpretations, the meanings of dreams, and dream prophecy.
We live for this!
If you’re new to Dream Prophesy, please kick back and make yourself at home. We hope you’ll browse through the dream interpretations and dream dictionary.
Dream Prophesy was a thriving, hugely popular website and blog for many years. However, when we added a forum to the site, things went downhill fast. The software we used was, apparently, easy to hack and that’s pretty much what happened. We lost our HUGE website and blog in a matter of minutes.
Years of (very) hard work – gone in the blink of an eye. Talk about leaving a bruise. Unfortunately, the bruise was so uncomfortable that we considered not trying again.
After all, where’s the fun in starting all over again from zero?!
Then we started thinking about the wonderfully colorful and fascinating people who came to the site and blog regularly. The people we talked to through e-mail and comments daily. We missed all of you and didn’t like the thought of not providing a service for you that you obviously benefited from and enjoyed.
So, the bruise has healed, we’re starting all over (like I said, from zero – we don’t have any of our old posts, articles, dream interpretations, dream analyses….anything…. saved) and, to tell you the truth, we’re as excited now as the first time around. Actually, even more so, because now we know the wonderful dreamers that are on the other side of these words.
Please spread the word to everyone you know that Dream Prophesy is back up. If you go to other blogs and/or forums, please spread the word like first graders spread colds! The more people who come and share their dreams and thoughts, the better it’ll be, the more fun we’ll all have, and the faster we’ll get this site built back up!!!
“Dreams are answers to questions we haven’t yet figured out how to ask.” – X-Files