Remembering Your DreamsWritten by Stephanie Davies
Learning to remember your dreams is harder for some than for others. There are many reasons a person would want to remember their dreams, including increased self-awareness and knowledge about yourself, coming to grips with aspects of yourself, education, finding out hidden emotions, and more. Remembering your dreams is like opening door to your own mind. However, for you it may be incredibly difficult to do so, or perhaps you can remember some things but not others. So here are some tips, hints, and ideas for helping you to remember your dreams and unlock your full potential!
Firstly, focusing on your dreams before you go to sleep at night is one of most important things. If, right before you go to sleep, you tell yourself "I will remember my dreams tonight" and think about remembering them before you go to sleep, you will have a much higher chance of remembering them upon waking in morning. Be sure and keep any other thoughts out of your mind before drifting to sleep as a cluttered mind can decrease chances that you will remember your dreams upon waking.
Also, focusing on remembering your dreams upon waking in morning is another very important thing. This sounds very easy, but is often hard for some to do. When you very first wake up, simply think about your dreams. Don't allow your mind to drift off to other things, just lay there and think about things you dreamt about night before. For this reason, it is helpful to have a pen and paper handy beside bed for writing things down when you first wake up. Some people prefer a tape recorder, and others get fancy journals to write their dreams in. It doesn't really matter which method you use, point is to document them while they are still fresh in your mind. Also, when you wake up, try to wake up as slowly and gently as possible. Just lay there for a few moments, relaxing and thinking about your dreams. Often if you wake up suddenly in morning and try and wake right up, your dream images will leave your mind.
Dreams about WaterWritten by Stephanie Davies
Having water in your dreams is a very common occurrence. Whether you are dreaming of an ocean, a pond, or even a glass of water, it seems everyone dreams of water at some point in their lives. And in your dreams, water alludes to most basic parts of ourselves - emotion. Water most always represents our waking emotion. Think about dreams of water you have had...was water crashing ocean waves? Then chances are your waking emotions were pretty rocky and heavy as well. Was water dark, murky, and stagnant? Then you may well have been depressed or worried before you went to sleep.
The condition of, and placement of water in your dream is reflection of your waking mood. Cloudy swirling water may mean confusion, and clear crisp clean water may mean that you were very happy about something.
The only cases where water will not reflect upon dreamers mood is when water is part of a larger dream symbol, such as a hurricane, or a whirlpool. Dreaming of a hurricane may indicate a level or chaos in your life, or even on more obvious level - that you are frightened of situations you cannot control. Dreaming of a whirlpool means that you are afraid that you will be overcome by a person or situation in your life.