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How to Remember Your Dreams

How to Remember Your Dreams

I know that if we meditate on a dream sufficiently long and thoroughly–if we take it about with us and turn it over and over–something almost always comes of it.
–Carl Jung

Sleep researchers have proven that we dream every night, weaving complex, sometimes beautiful dreams that invariably show us deep truths about our lives. But many of us forget our dreams almost as soon as we’ve had them! How to remember these valuable sources of life-juice and wisdom?

Find out the simple steps to dream recall right here:

1. Pay attention.

2. Expect positive results.

3. Accept what you produce.

4. Use your imagination to interpret the symbols in your dreams.

5. Be curious about your entire dream world and eager to explore its territory.

6. Have a definite purpose when you want a dream to serve you, and concentrate on the subject about which you want dream help.

7. Be filled with gratitude that you have this wonderful opportunity to explore your inner world anytime you sleep. Like Aladdin’s cave, it is filled with treasure.

Read more: Spirit, Self-Help

Adapted from Teen Dream Power, by M.J. Abadie (Inner Traditions, 2003). Copyright (c) 2003 by M.J. Abadie. Reprinted by permission of Inner Traditions.
Adapted from Teen Dream Power, by M.J. Abadie (Inner Traditions, 2003).

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8:16AM PDT on Apr 24, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

8:16AM PDT on Mar 19, 2013

Thanks for the article.

3:09AM PDT on Mar 14, 2013

Thanks :)

2:57AM PST on Mar 9, 2013

I love Carl Jung! I have a copy of The Portable Jung & The Psychology of Jung.

I spend too much time in the dreamscape. It's beginning to be like Inception. I need to bring the wondrous world of the immateria to the physical plane. We are energy and can reach any heights, we just get weighed down by the density sometimes.

12:49AM PST on Mar 4, 2013

Thank you for the article.

1:26PM PST on Mar 3, 2013

I rarely remember dreams - only very significant ones :/

5:23AM PST on Mar 3, 2013

My dreams are too stupid to remember.

12:16AM PST on Mar 3, 2013

Thanks for this. Love these articles and please keep doing them. What I found out that worked for me, was as soon as I got up ~ I immediately wrote down on a pad of paper what I was dreaming about. I actually used to put myself back into a dream by doing that. That would be Good/Happy Dreams NOT nightmares! Forget that $!#!

11:10PM PST on Jan 26, 2013

Wow, interesting, thank you.

11:09PM PST on Jan 26, 2013

Wow, interesting, thank you.

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