Enter The Dream Dictionary
Mystical dreams It is a mystical dream when: * It seems to have a unique, and often surreal, world of its own that most doesn't correlate with your perception of the normal world. * There is no connection between your everyday associations or experiences and the dream. * It is surprisingly real. In fact, a part of you might actually wonder if it is not really a dream but vision of a different reality. * Some images continue to recur each time you have the dream. * Though the context or the symbolism may be different, it often leaves you with more or less the same kind of feeling�be it contentment, ecstasy, joy, pain, sorrow or wonder. * It doesn't make sense if you try to interpret it in ordinary terms.
How to work with your dreams * Each night, just before you go off to sleep, tell yourself that you will remember your dreams. * Keep a small notebook near your bed and each time you wake up from a dream, jot down the key words so that you can remember it in the morning. * Maintain a dream diary. Every morning, write down the content of your dreams in minute detail. Date and time them as accurately as possible. * Try and remember if events of the previous day have any connection with the images. * Take each main constituent of the dream separately. Try free association-write a string of words that come to your mind when you think of a particular dream image. * Leave some space after each dream so that whenever a connection or interpretation strikes you, you can jot it down. * Put all the associations together and see if you can find a pattern emerging that relates to your life.
Lucid Dreaming and Lucid dreams Lucid dreaming can happen to you spontaneously. It may also take ages. Here is how you can prepare yourself for the experience: * As you drift to sleep, repeat an affirmation in your mind that you will become lucid in your dreams and will be able to guide yourself through the unsought realm of the dreamworld. * Throughout the day, ask yourself whenever you begin to take things for granted: "Could I be dreaming now?" * Pretend you're dreaming. Use your imagination to create a dream and explore flying, time travel, bi-location, other dimensions, or something equally fantastic. * Several times a day, stop and ask yourself: "If what I am experiencing now is really a dream, what would it mean?" * Meditate regularly. * Participate in dream groups. People with a regular forum in which to explore, appreciate, interpret, and share dreams tend to naturally become regular lucid dreamers.