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?