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Dream Recall Strategy

This article was written by Carl Llewellyn Weschcke on November 30, -0001
posted under Dream Recall

The most important part of the process of dream recall is to tell yourself to remember your dreams just before falling asleep and that you will wake up from those dreams and immediately record the details you can remember. At this time, no effort is made to interpret the dream. Dream interpretation can wait for a day or more. If there is no immediate recall, then assume you did dream and just don’t remember it. Lie there and ask yourself questions about the un-remembered dream—what was it about, were there people, what was the time period of the dream, were there messages in the dreams, etc. If no dreams are recalled, ask one more question: "Why can’t I remember?" Record that answer.

Your recall, recording, and interpretation of dreams is part of an overall process of building lines of communication between the conscious mind and the subconscious, and ultimately with the super consciousness. Part of the process of dream recall is developing your own personal dream dictionary (don’t presume that your dream dictionary is universal and offer it for publication! It is your dream dictionary, and no one else’s). It will help bring order to the chaos of forgotten memories and childish experiences you recall. As you do so, you are also engaging in the "house cleaning" necessary before total integration is attempted.

 


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