Then write down your favorite- and not-so-favorite dreams. Again, work very hard to pull all of this out of your head. Keep a dream journal if you're in that headspace, but concentrate on recording dreams from your past.
As with the memories, those muscles will grow stronger from use. You'll not only find yourself remembering dreams you had, you'll remember remembering them as well, which is equally important.
Dreams are very powerful tools for changing your focus. Seeing the world through the prism of dream is the place you want to get to. If you've had moments in which dream reality encroached on temporal reality, write that down too. Paying attention to the lighting is important, especially what the sky might have looked like.
Occult Means Hidden wrote:group work, which is perfect for our environment.
LilyPatToo wrote:Thank you for those links, tazmic--particularly the second one, where Joël van der Reijden is posting and said this downthread:...Going through the photos I laughed, thinking you had picked the wrong picture for Robert Moss... But I was WRONG! The Cercle's Robert Moss is the exact same person as Robert Moss the lucid/active dreaming expert! I was always interested in his work, having bought Dreamgates and his related audio program on that 10 years ago. He's also on Coast to Coast AM all the time. Checked for this years ago, but seeing the dream guy grew up in Australia I assumed it was a different Robert Moss... absolute bizarre it's the same guy. Overthrowing countries with Brian Crozier and Ted Shackley in the 1970s. Undermining labor unions in the 1980s. And today he's a well-known dream doctor who never talks politics.
"It is about walking in everyday life as if we are moving through a forest of living symbols that are looking at us (to borrow from Baudelaire, who saw these things with a poet's clarity)."
I'm far from disciplined in any way, but I managed to keep a dream/meditation/I Ching journal for almost a year. The short answer is that you get better as you do it. I had the journal and a pen next to my bed, then the ritual was: wake up, think over the dream during that minute you're in the bathroom, then start writing it down as soon as you get back to the bedroom. As you write you also remember more, and later, having practised, the fear of forgetting the dream goes away and you remember long sequences. In fact that's the value of writing your dreams down: the process of doing so enhances your ability to recall dreams, and this whole process blurs the boundaries of dreaming and waking conciousness. To this day I have a clearer recollection of dreams that I had during that period and wrote down, than I have of dreams I had earlier this week.barracuda wrote: I would be interested in ideas regarding the actual process of dream-journaling.Are people keeping an actual book next to the bed? Or where? I find if I don't make a highly concerted effort to retain the jist of the dream, it quickly fades - in fact, some times just the thought that I need to write the thing down manages to dominate the thought of the dream enough to diminish the memory beyond ressurection. So any thoughts on technique might be welcome to me.
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