How to Remember Your Dreams
Not being able to remember a dream is a fairly common occurrence for many people. In fact, before I started paying attention to dreams I rarely, if ever, actually remembered my dreams. There’s your first tip: what you make room for you experience more of. Set it in your mind that you want to remember your dreams and it will actually happen. Also, be sure to check out the video above. Jenny and I talk about this as well as a couple of dreams we had. Jenny’s dream had the angel of death in it! Wowza!
Start A Dream Journal
Because dreams fade fast, it is a good idea to have a journal close by your bed to record them. There’s more than one way to skin a cat (no cats were harmed in the filming of this episode) … you can document your dream in various ways, as well. For instance, drawing out the dream can be very helpful in not only remembering, but also understanding the meaning. You may want to record as a voice memo, as well. Dreams are a creative way that God speaks to us through symbolism and metaphors. It’s story time with Daddy! Getting creative with how you journal them can only help.
Tell Yourself You Want to Remember
A little self-talk is not a bad thing. As you are going to bed tell yourself that you want to first remember your dream and secondly that you will wake up early … before your alarm. I know, I know … for some this is a major hurdle, but I believe in you! I’m not a morning person, either, but I would never trade understanding dreams for extra sleep. It’s an opportunity to connect personally with God that is like nothing else! In addition, ask the Holy Spirit to help you with this. That is one of His main jobs … being our helper!
Improve Your Memory
Another way to improve remembering dreams is improving your memory in general. This could be helpful across your life! If you’re spending a lot of time trying to find where you left your keys last, this could be the exercise for you. One way to flex that memory muscle is to go back to a specific event in the past week, month or years and try remembering as many details as possible. There’s a lot of information on the Internet to help improve your memory, as well. Brainfit.com has a fairly comprehensive post that I recommend checking out: 36 Proven Ways to Improve Your Memory.
This tips are a good kickstart in remembering your dreams. Understanding dreams starts with being able to remember them. While God can definitely impart into your spirit without you knowing what’s going on, He is always interested in sharing his secrets with his friends. Everyone appreciates a good listener. This is one way to listen to what God has to say about our life. Who wouldn’t want more of that?
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Mark is a marketer and sometimes writer. He's trying to get better at that sometimes thing.