methods for remembering
Thank you for your words here. I have been trying to remember my dreams, with only mixed success so far -- on and off. I certainly will give your method a try.
And beyond that, I wanted to thank you for your writing here! I forgot how exactly I stumbled across it, but since I subscribed I have greatly enjoyed reading it and in fact it always enjoyed the highest priority, since I really felt resonating with your words.
I wish you well in your endeavors, wherever they might lead you.
All the best, Chris
There are sleep recording apps out there for people who are tracking sleep talk / snoring. It’s great to record dreams, you don’t event need to open your eyes because the recorder is automatic!
Really good launch into dream keeping much appreciated...I sometimes lead with Dr Eam: then break down the dream in scenes ...sc:1 etc...look forward to 'ways to interpret.
A dear Greek friend has invited me to do Asclepian dream incubation with her, which is an Ancient Greek practice that uses facilitated dreaming for healing. I’ve had very vivid dreams for as long as I can remember, and I recently wrote on my Substack about “sleepwriting,” which I hadn’t realized I’d been doing until recently. Even so, I think I’ve been a bit afraid of it, and I’m not sure why, but after this post I feel encouraged to delve more deeply (and intentionally) into this. Thank you.
I did try this, having had no control previously on dream remembering. I woke up with the dream memory right there in front of me in that moment where you are awake but eyes yet to open. Then a sound and a day thought diverted my mind’s gaze, only briefly. When I turned back to the dream there was a footprint or a bit of blurred colour where it was, but it was gone and didn’t come back (forceful mind wouldn’t make it!).
More trying required. Up to now I have chosen the dreams that I define as significant, probably the ones that makes some sort of sense on first inspection. Easy mistake for the left brain to make.
In a beautiful synchronicity, last night I found an old notebook which I had briefly used as a dream diary in 2019, and on reading through the entries I was amazed at how viscerally I could recall them - dreams I had entirely forgotten otherwise. Some dreams stick with me powerfully, to the point I can half-convince myself there is no reason to record the less ‘significant’ dreams, but since finding that notebook and reading your words here I feel encouraged me to think again about recording them, and also about (re-)cultivating the habits that support good, deep dreaming.