The Importance of Dreaming

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I love dreaming. I never EVER used to remember them. Dreams are so important as they hold so many messages from your subconscious mind that are key to your growth.

I’ve now trained myself to remember my dreams, and they always have an answer to something that has been on my mind that I haven’t yet got an answer for in my conscious mind.

Since going deeper on my journey, not all dreams have been welcoming. I’ve been having a number of dreams where I’ve come face to face with my “shadow”. Your shadow is your inner darkness, the parts of you that you have chosen to disown and forget. Through the process of healing, I’ve learnt that instead of pushing the shadows away the fastest and most effective way to heal is to embrace the shadows and welcome them with love.

If you’re anything like me and struggle to remember your dreams, I have some tips which I use every night before bed:

Keep a journal next to your bed: I find that I only remember my dream for a minute or two as I JUST wake up. If I don’t write the dream down within that time frame, I’ve already forgotten the dream.

Drink loads of water before bed: If you go into a deep sleep, you’re not going to remember your dream. I find if I drink loads of water before bed, I tend to go into a lighter sleep which is when you’re more likely to remember your dream.

Try and go to bed at the same time every night: The tip is to not fall asleep straight away. It’s best to wait at least 15 minutes before falling asleep, which means going to bed at the same time every night will prevent you from falling asleep straight away if you’re exhausted.

“I remember my dreams easily”: I say this 11 times before I close my eyes. Sounds weird but has worked for me.

I would love to know if you have any other tips or recommendations when it comes to dreaming?

𝐑𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫; 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐫.

– 𝚂𝚘𝚙𝚑𝚒𝚎 𝙻𝚒𝚗𝚎𝚜