I have been using dreams as information for as long as I can remember. At different times in my life, I have kept dream journals to recognize patterns in my dreams, and to access all the rich information and wisdom in my dream life and travels.
For the past 4 months, I’ve been keeping a regular dream journal, where I write down my dreams every morning (or in the middle of the night.) Even when I cannot remember my dream the night before, the next morning, I write “I don’t remember,” instead of “no dreams,” since the dreams had happened, I just couldn’t remember them at the time.
Last night I was in Greece, swimming in crystal clear aqua teal waters. I was underwater the whole dream, swimming with sharks and manna rays, and other fish. I swam deep near the floor of the sea, which was covered in a pale coral. When I looked up to the surface from below, I could see the outline of white washed buildings made of stone, and a clear blue sky with the sun shining through the water. I still wonder if I was in my human form, or if I had shifted into a jellyfish, or an eel. Either way, it was a very playful, serene and vivid dream.
There has been a big water theme in my dreams lately, which for me, usually means I want to return to mother-earth-womb-lightly-floating-intuition-healing realm. I really do have a strong desire to be in the ocean right now. The morning before I had this dream, I pulled the Water Dragon card from the Druid Animal Oracle.
I love the water, and once I get to a beach and in the ocean, it is really difficult for me to return to land. Just writing this makes me want to go take a bath! Or, take a trip to Maui. The first photo in this post is from my trip there a little over a year ago.
Or, maybe I could actually go to Greece, which is a place I have not been yet.
In the past, I have overcome my fears in several dreams that started out as quite frightening. Most times if there is something I don’t like in my dream, I will change it (after all, it is my dream.) However, there are some dreams that happen repeatedly that just stick, or I feel “stuck” in. That “sticking” or “stuck-ness” carries wisdom that needs attention. I find dream journaling helps give those repetitive dreams a “voice.” The dreams are brought to the light, and the light shows me the way to work within the dream.
Do you have a dream journal? How do dreams help you?