Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Dream Journal

The aboriginals of Australia believe that the world began when our ancestors dreamed it into existence. Everyone from the ancient Greeks to the Native Americans sought answers to the future via their prophetic dreams, and even modern psychology emphasizes the importance of REM sleep both physically for the body and mentally for the mind. Generally, I like my dreams and simply wish to remember more of them.

I often forget what I dream, although when I do recall my dreams they're usually pretty cool and sometimes lucid. I decided to start a dream journal, writing down each morning what dreams I remember from the previous evening. I've only just started, but I can see already how it helps me remember more dreams each night.

I've always had an intuition that different dreams come from different places. Some things are just on your mind, i.e. school, work, etc., but other dreams seemed to originate from somewhere else entirely and have such a vividness and mystery all their own. So what do you dream?   


  1. Oh I have the coolest dreams, and I remember quite a few of them. I read somewhere that you dream just before you wake...and since I wake up several times during the night (I'm a very light sleeper...and have a daughter who is also) :) I wake up at least 2 or 3 times a night.

    My dreams are very vivid, sometimes bizarre, and quite a few would make excellent books :)Sometimes I really hate to wake up :) Those dreams I write down as soon as I can. Three of them I will definitely be writing. The rest I just keep to myself and enjoy LOL

  2. :D got sidetracked in the middle of one of those sentences LOL Anyhow, I meant to say that since I wake up several times a night, I assume that is why I remember so many of my dreams :)

  3. Mark, I read a fairly good book on this topic by Fred Alan Wolf. Granted, it's been about eleven years since I read it, but I remember being very captivated at the time. It's called 'The Dreaming Universe.'

    I do have one dream experience I like to relate but it's quite long. I may post about it. :)

  4. Michelle - Sounds like you already dream a lot and remember them quite a bit. Do you ever have lucid dreams?

    Suze - Interesting book, i checked out some of it online. I'll check out your blog for potential dream posts in the future:)

  5. yes, I do :) Even with the little weird twists that always get mixed in, my dreams are almost always very clear, very much like watching a movie...and I almost always understand what's going on and why I'm dreaming what I am. I LOVE my dreams! :)