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The Dream Book You Write Yourself | BYBS

November 23, 2008 on 9:52 pm | In Dream Books, Dream Journals, Interpreting Dreams, Nightmares | 3 Comments

The best book on interpreting dreams is the one you write yourself. Oh yeah, I’m talking about recording your dreams again. When you read back over dreams from past months and years, you can start to see patterns, and your dreams start to make more sense to you. The meanings start to be more clear.

One of the blessings of having a weekly metaphysical discussion group is that people remind you of things you once knew but have forgotten. And they give you brand new ideas from their own experience, too.

This week the topic was magical journals, which are simply records of everything magical or metaphysical that you do, what the conditions were at the time, and any results that you know of.

Some people are intimidated by the idea of journaling. They think of it as having to write every single day, and having to write formally and well. So I brought a couple of books on art journaling to show that journals can be anything you want them to be.

I recommended getting a sketchbook or notebook to carry everywhere and write down whatever you want to remember, including dreams. I brought a few of my own messy sketchbooks as examples. 

I also repeated what dream expert and author Robert Moss says, that if you take time to jot down whatever dream memories you have during the day, you can remember whole dreams bit by bit. And I stressed that the book you take everywhere is the book you have with you when you have a few moments and something to write.

Dave, who is a computer guy as well as a metaphysician, does his journaling on line. That’s a great idea if you are at the computer all the time.

We all talked about recording dreams and other events in magical journals, and we had a great time. People seemed to like the idea of combining dream journaling with other kinds of journaling, lecture notes, or whatever, and always being prepared to capture ideas and memories.

Becky had some great ideas keeping dream records and other topics separated in the same book.

Karen decided that all journals are magical journals because they are filled with thought-forms of ours that can become real. Like dreams that come true. Dreams as magical thought-forms. As though writing them down makes dreams more real.

What Karen said reminds me of a saying that was handed down in my family: “Tell a dream before breakfast, and it will come true.” We were always careful not to tell bad dreams till after we had eaten.

It is not the same as writing dreams down, I know. But telling about dreams does make them seem more real. Eating first allowed time for scary dreams to fade a little—to seem less real (and less scary) to us. Having friends or family to share your ideas and dreams with? What a blessing!

But remember, the very best dream book is still the one you write yourself.


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  2. Excellent post. One problem with remembering dreams is that sometimes it is best to forget them, especially for folks with PTSD.

    Comment by CyberCelt — December 1, 2008 #

  3. Thanks, CyberCelt! And thanks for stopping by and for commenting.

    As to it being best to forget some dreams: maybe. But Robert Moss and some other dreamworkers would disagree with you. So would many psychologists, who say that trauma can’t really be repressed forever, that it has to be dealt with.

    Dreamworkers would say that one should work with the dream to defuse its power. That is, you can consciously go back into the dream and change it in some way—if only to change your feelings about it.

    For PTSD that might require help. A good hypnotherapist can help you review the dream without feeling the emotion attached to it. Then you can decide how to change it so that it does not haunt you—or so they say. It seems worth a try.

    Comment by admin — December 1, 2008 #

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