I Compare My Dream Journal

I Compare My Dream Journal

Understanding yourself better using your dream journal (Part 6/7) Blue Opossum (a pseudonym) is a K-12 educator from Australia. He has an incredibly detailed recall of his dreams and a heightened awareness of the different stages of sleep. He’s got a real gift. Born in 1960, his dream journal, for practical purposes, starts in 1963…

Compare Yourself To Others The Right Way

Compare Yourself To Others The Right Way

The how and why of understanding yourself better using your dream journal (Part 5/7) Don’t compare yourself to others. Be yourself. These ideas find their way into all kinds of creative expressions. There’s a big reason it’s on so many minds. Creators are creative people. Each has a spark or many sparks in them demanding…

Encode Your Dreams If You Must

Encode Your Dreams If You Must

Understand yourself better using your dream journal (Part 3/7) Everyone, no matter how young or old they are, has dreams. They also have other people in their life, people who might not understand their dreams the way they do. They can’t. No matter how close you are to someone, your experiences and their experiences are…

Keep An Actual Dream Journal

Keep An Actual Dream Journal

Understanding yourself better using your dream journal (Part 2/7) It’s a fact: without a written record, dreams are quickly forgotten, often as soon as by the end of the day. There is no good way to remember them without a written dream journal, preferably on paper. Understanding the dream consists of more than remembering the…

These Are the Best Strategies For Confronting Nightmares, Fears, and Hopelessness

These Are the Best Strategies For Confronting Nightmares, Fears, and Hopelessness

In Charles Dickens’s The Christmas Carol, the old, miserly protagonist Ebenezer Scrooge confronts his nightmares and emerges a better man. Though Dickens describes him as greedy, ill-tempered, and grasping, the man at least is good in that respect. Dream journalers sometimes have nightmares so unsettling they don’t want to write them down. They can’t write…

Why You Should Sometimes Write Your Dream on a Notecard

Why You Should Sometimes Write Your Dream on a Notecard

What happens if you’re going to be away from home, and you don’t want to risk losing your journal or worry about leaving it behind? Consider writing your dream down on a notecard. It’s portable. Smaller than a journal, a notecard or a small pack of them take up less room when traveling. A notecard…