I managed to record my dreams, or at least, attempted to capture and recount strange fragments of an alternate reality. In the process, I can’t say that I unlocked the secrets of my brain but I did learn a couple of things:
-Most nights I remember two dreams. The first dream of the night is longer and more in-depth making it harder to recall details, the one right before waking is easier to remember but not very substantial.
-My subconscious mind is preoccupied with moving and getting a job.
-I don’t remember my dreams every night.
-To have any chance to remember an average dream you have to write it down right away. If you write down your dreams, make sure you go back and read what you wrote in a timely manner, otherwise it just looks like the ramblings of a mad person.
-The dreams of adulthood are different from those of childhood. It’s not surprising that three of the five popular dream themes listed in the book–monsters, being lost, and being chased– reflect feelings of powerlessness. As an adult I can’t remember the last time I dreamed about any of those things. It’s not that adults don’t dream about feeling powerless. Apparently, when I am feeling powerless, I dream that my teeth are crumbling out of my mouth. I have had that dream from time to time and, man, am I glad when I wake up and realize it’s only a dream!
Several people mentioned their recent dreams to me. Did you know that if you dream about wearing inappropriate shoes that could be indicative of feeling unprepared for a situation? If you dream of falling, and you aren’t afraid, you might be overcoming obstacles. If you’re falling, and it is scary, it could indicate that you feel a lack of support. If you are cleaning an object in your dream, the related area of your life might not be functioning as it should. Being late? You might be taking on too much. Naked? Vulnerable.
So, did you attempt to write down your dreams? Remembering to do that was not as difficult as I thought it might be. Did you learn anything? I’ll admit that I like the world of my dreams and I enjoy it when I remember them. If you recorded your dreams, or even just remembered them, I’d love to hear about it.
Before you go…do you know how difficult it is to capture a dream in a photo? If you are following the blog on Facebook or Instagram you are well aware. No matter how hard I try it ends up looking like an ad for a feminine hygiene product or a bad 70s album cover. Maybe I missed my calling.