Dream Week | Dream Journal

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Dreams are thoughts you didn’t have time to think about during the day.

My dreams have been unusually vivid lately—full of color and sound, strange and derivative, a compilation of memories and random bits of information and events. There have been recurring themes, patterns, and people.

While going through my morning routine the last few days, I noticed that a number of troubling questions and past events kept popping up. Each day, I pushed them aside, thinking, I will deal with it later.

Of course, later rarely comes, so I wonder if much of the processing that should happen while I am awake is happening while I sleep.

If I look really closely, I can see there is a correlation between my dreams and those deep questions with which I have had little time to grapple.

I am not into dream analysis, that is, looking for symbols in dreams and attaching meaning to them, but I do believe dreams can be revelatory. I believe God speaks to us in different ways, and dreams are one of those ways. I also believe dreams often reveal what is buried in our subconscious and can compel us to pay attention and maybe act.

So–I’m thinking about starting a dream journal, a place that I can record the bits and pieces of my dreams I remember and see if I can make some sense of them or if I can tease out those things that Spirit and my subconscious are trying to tell me. I’d like to see what shows up.

I’ve never “dream journaled” before, but I imagine it is telling experience.

What about you? Have you ever kept a dream journal?

24 thoughts on “Dream Week | Dream Journal

  1. How to Prosper says:

    This is my first time ever hearing about a dream journal and I’m immensely curious. Considering it’s your subconscious talking to you, it would make sense that you could stitch pieces together to get a story.

    Are you going to try it out yourself?

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  2. revruss1220 says:

    I have not ever kept a dream journal, but I think it is a great idea. Like you, I have experienced incredibly vivid dreams over the past several months. Almost like watching a movie, except I am right in the middle of it. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  3. Sheila Marie Delgado says:

    Happy journaling Chandra! :)I have always thought I should do this. I usually remember my dreams. And I remember many dreams from as far back as grade school. I few from even earlier than that. There many themes that repeat. Most of those are stress dreams. LOL.

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  4. Ellen Hawley says:

    I did for a while, on the theory that it would feed my writing. It didn’t, but it did mean that I remembered my dreams more often and more clearly while I was keeping it. When I stopped, so did my memory of what I dreamed.

    Except for last night, when I had a couple of very vivid and strange dreams, one of which had me looking a lot like Oliver Cromwell. I think that’s a first.

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  5. kegarland says:

    Typically, my dreams deal with anything I’m worried about during my waking life. I don’t keep a consistent dream journal, but I do make sure to record the details and tell my daughter because she has a dream book, and then I sort it out from there.

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