Free and Professional Dream Analysis and What Dreams Mean
I WAS DREAMING BUT FORGOT THE DREAM AS I WOKE - Can I get the dream back?
DREAMS ARE ON THE EDGE OF AWARENESS AS YOU WAKE UP. If a dream is hovering but not quite in your awarenes, you can sometimes coax it back by staying still and going over your feelings and thoughts. And even if you forget the dream, you may notice an indirect message (see below).
HOW TO KEEP A DREAM. Sudden movements tend to interfere with dream recall so before you jump out of bed, take a couple of minutes to lie peacefully and get your bearings.
A DREAM JUMPS THROUGH HOOPS. When asleep, you are lost in a deep, unconscious part of yourself. As you begin to wake up, you edge closer to your normal mind and jump through several hoops to become completely awake. In the two or three moments from being asleep to waking up, tread gently. That is the transition period when you either notice a dream or it escapes your attention. A dream is like a deer in a quiet forest that feeds peacefully at sunrise. Sit and watch it for a while so as not startle it and make it run away.
THE HYPNOPOMPIC STATE. That few minutes as a transition stage between sleep and waking is called the hypnopompic state. Some of your most creative ideas, thoughts and solutions to problems sprout up through from your mind during this pre-waking interval, so pay close attention.
INDIRECT DREAM MESSAGES AS LEFTOVERS. Even if you do not remember a dream, notice how you feel and what is on your mind. As you notice, a dream segment may pop up. In a relaxed way, savor the image that comes through and as you do, you may suddenly remember other scenes or an entire dream. Review them, too.
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