Creating Your Dream Journal


“Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.”  ―    Gloria Steinem

Our dreams are a rich source of entertainment and wisdom.  When we journal about our dreams we can learn about our past, our longings, hurts and attitudes.

Making regular entries will create a tool for personal enlightenment.  They can reveal a problem you never knew was bothering you.

Remembering Our Dreams 

1.    Write

2.    Write

3.    Write

Immediately upon waking write what you remember about your dreams.  Whether it is in the middle of the night or first thing in the morning.  Keep a note pad, pen and a notebook or journal next to your bed.  Do not rely on your memory, as you will forget your dreams.  Our dreams are revelations and if heeded and analyzed, recorded often lead us to growth and healing

Dream Recall 

1.    Truly want to remember your dreams

2.    Tell yourself you WILL remember

Have a short talk with your subconscious and tell it you value your dreams and want to remember.  Ask for help in doing so. Reinforce the desire to remember.

Make physical space for your dream journal.

A dream journal is best written when you first wake up, so the best place for keeping your journal is next to your bedside on a table or trunk.  I keep mine in a wicker basket along with a pen and a small flash light. You can also buy pens with lights already in them!

The problem with rummaging for something to write on and with is that you’re likely to forget your dream, so make this part of keeping a dream journal as easy as possible!  Everything you need nice and handy.

Make your Dream Journal a separate journal from your daily journal.  I carry my daily journal with me and don’t often remember to place it on my bedside table every night.  Keep your Dream Journal accessible to your bedside so you can write immediately upon waking.  Your Dream Journal could fuel ideas for that next great novel!

“All men dream:  but not equally.  Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake up in the day to find it was vanity, but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.”  ―    T.E. Lawrence


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