Remembering Your Dreams

Why?

  1. To remember your lucid dreams – yes you can have a lucid dream but forget all about it
  2. Drastically increase your chances for experiencing a lucid dream
  3. Some dreams are fun even if  you are not conscious – lucid.

There are many people that actually believe that they don’t have dreams. Thats because people easily confuse not remembering dreams with not having dreams.

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After reading this article you will have the knowledge to remember at least one dream every night. We actually have more than 3 dreams every night so remembering one is just the minimum.

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What is stopping us from remembering dreams ?

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The part of our brain that stores long term memory is only partially active, also the part that stores short term memory is partially active. This means that your memory simply SUCKS.

Now, the good news :

If you wake up right after having a dream, you will still have 90 % of the information in the short term memory. So lets use what we have got.

How to remember your dreams

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Okay, here is some practical advice that you can implement right away.

The two most important things you need to know about remembering your dreams :

  1. Creating Strong Intent
  2. Dream journaling

Intent

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Have you ever woken up 5 minutes before the alarm clock was supposed to start ringing ?

I hallucinate hearing yes, it’s a common experience.

This happens because we had strong subconscious intent to wake up in some specific time.This intent could be there for deferent reasons like : you have to catch a plane, you have to go to work or it can be even knowing the time when the alarm should wake you up.

If the reason to wake up is strong enough your subconscious mind will program your internal body clock to wake you up when you really need to/ want to.

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Statements of Intent and Creating Intent

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Statements of intent are like messages to your subconscious mind, they are simple one liners that you read or write down before falling asleep.

Their purpose is to help you with increasing your subconscious intent for remembering your dreams, having lucid dreams and dreaming about specific topics.

  • If you want to remember your dreams repeat something like : “Tonight I will remember mydreams”
  • If you want to dream about specific topic say : “I want to dream about x”
  • If you want to have lucid dreams say : “ Tonight I will have a lucid dream, I will understand that I amdreaming and I will do a reality check, then I will take control and I will do X “

I sometimes write 2 full pages with statements of intent before going to bed, this ensures great dream recall the next morning.

The trick with statements of intent is to say them with certainty, total belief and determination – the thing you see in the picture of the owl above. Do that for 2 minutes and then let it go and trust your subconscious to serve you.

Simple yet so powerful.

Keeping a dream journal

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If you are interested in learning this skill then starting and maintaining a dream journal should be the first thing you do on this journey.

There are just to many good things that come with it :

  • You will remember more dreams every night
  • You will remember dreams longer ( for life – you have them on paper )
  • You will have more lucid dreams (Keeping a dream journal increases your intent for lucid dreams)
  • You will find your unique dream signs (Things that happen often in your dreams, repetitive characters, places, activities)

Keep your journal near your bed. When you wake up ask yourself  : ” What was I dreaming about ?”  and then write the dream down.

You can write the whole version or you can just write the main points of the dream, 5-10 key points are usually enough for me.

So lets make a quick recap :

  1. Increase your intent with statements of intent.
  2. Create and maintain a dream journal .

Now enough, you have the information. Go there and use it.

Ps. I would really appreciate you commenting with the results you are getting.

7 thoughts on “Remembering Your Dreams”

  1. I Dont Know
    But it really works for me

    Last Night I Read about lucid dreams on eHow ( where i got the Link of ur Blog From )
    and i did the Thing that told you to bring a pencil a Journal book beside ur bed
    and when i wake up … i didn’t remember the dream
    but after going to the bathroom
    i rememberd it
    and Draw it ( Not wright it ) in my journal.

    so this is my first dream in my journal (=

    Thanks for the Topic and The Blog and for sharing these cool infos with the world …
    i’ve added ur Blog to my favourates list (؛

    Thanks again `

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