Image of a journal to write down your dreams. Dream Journal

Keeping A Dream Journal

 

A dream journal can provide a great source of insight into our inner world. Keeping a dream journal is very helpful in improving our dream recall for the purposes of reflection, analysis and creating your dream life. The following steps will help you to get started.

 

1. A Notebook or Journal

 

Find a journal or notebook to record your dreams. Arrange the journal appropriately for recording.

 

You can use the column method: Draw a column down the middle of each journal page. Write your recollections with the label “Dream Recollections” on the left side of the page and the corresponding interpretations labelled “Dream Analysis” on the right side.

 

If you don’t like the column method, then you can write down the dream first and follow up with the analysis underneath it.

 

2. Make the Intention to Remember

 

Dream recall begins before you go to sleep. It doesn’t start when you wake up but before you go to bed. You need to prime your mind beforehand. Make the intention to remember your dreams upon awakening.  Read more

Image of an adorable baby sleeping on a hammock. Understanding Sleep

Understanding Sleep And Brain Waves

 

Sleep plays an important role in maintaining our health. Missing out on a good night’s sleep can cause problems the next day.

 

Sleep gives the body a chance to be recharged from the activities of the previous day and to replenish reserves of energy for the day ahead. This is one reason why we normally awaken in the morning feeling refreshed. With a good night’s rest, both the body and the brain are refreshed and ready for a new day.

 

Five Brain Waves

 

An electroencephalograph (EEG) records a person’s brain wave activity. Our brains cycle through five types of brain waves, referred to as Gamma, Alpha, Beta, Theta and Delta. Each type of brain wave represents a different speed of oscillating electrical voltages in the brain.

 

1. Gamma Waves

 

 

 

* Frequency range: >40 Hz (Highest)

* Higher levels of mental activity: including perception, consciousness, and problem solving activity

 

2. Beta Waves

 

 

 

* Frequency range: 12 Hz to 40 Hz (High)

* Associated with normal active consciousness such as: focused thinking, alertness and concentration on a task

* Towards the upper end of the Beta range can indicate stressed or anxious thoughts  Read more

Image of an interplay of human profile and fractal colors on the subject of lucid dreaming. Introduction to Lucid Dreaming

Introduction To Lucid Dreaming

 

There are many states of dream experience varying from no recollection whatsoever, to semi-lucidity, and to a state known as full lucidity or conscious dreaming.

 

In a lucid dream, everything experienced is extremely vivid and real. You realize you are dreaming and you are able to control what happens in your dream. In this state, you can create any scenario using the imagination and become fully involved with your scenario.

 

Create Any Scenarios

 

You can communicate with your True Self for guidance on any aspects of your life, such as finding your life purpose.

You can travel back in time to ancient civilizations, such as Lemuria and Atlantis.

You can fly, teleport, visit other planets, galaxies and universes.

You can fulfill your erotic desires and meet celebrities.  Read more

Image of a wonderful dream fantasy landscape. Purpose of Dreams

The Purpose Of Dreams

 

Most of us have dreams at night. Dreaming is a natural and intrinsic part of human consciousness. Dreams are very important for most people.

 

Why Dream?

 

Why is dreaming necessary for many of us? Dreaming allows us to act out socially unacceptable thoughts and desires and to sort through issues or to solve problems in our daily life. If we don’t dream when we sleep, then we may become sick.

 

For example, we’re angry at our college professor for giving us a lower grade than we’ve expected or we’re upset at our husband or wife for whatever reason. However, we dare not express our opinion to the professor and we don’t want to disrupt the harmony in the family. Instead, we vent our anger in dreams.

 

Without the ability to release our anger and frustrations in dreams, we would continue to feel stressed out in the daytime, which would eventually cause us to become ill.

 

Satisfy Desires

 

Sometimes our unsatisfied desires are realized in dreams. We can imagine and enjoy a little bit in dreams, so that our minds are somewhat comforted.  Read more