I've been able to recall dreams so vividly for over a decade, and they are only becoming more vivid as the years go on.
Dreams can be non-sensical, or they can be gifts and messages from God. But how can you remember your dreams, let alone tell what is from God and what isn't?
Here are my go-to's on how I remember my dreams…
1️⃣ SET THE INTENTION
Before going to bed, first say prayers of gratitude. Then, ask yourself to be open to receiving clear messages from God through dreams. Also, ask God to help you recall the dream upon waking so you can record it in your journal or notes app.
2️⃣ DON'T ASSUME
If you wake up in the middle of the night from a dream, write it down immediately! Do not assume you will remember it after you go back to sleep. Most of the time you won't. I use my Notes app (in dark mode) to type up what I dreamt about. I often use talk-to-text, which can be hilarious to decipher when I go back to fix the wording. I also know people use voice recording apps instead of writing them down.
3️⃣ IT DOESN'T HAVE TO MAKE SENSE
Even if you can't remember the details, make a note in your dream journal or app. Below is a made-up example of what I would put when I don't recall details…
“Dream 12.7.23, 3:33 AM
I remember feeling anxious because I was rushing to do something? I believe "so and so" was there and a butterfly was somewhere in there too. I think it was yellow or orange. Maybe white? Or perhaps it was a bumble bee? I woke up feeling pressure in my chest from the anxiety."
It doesn't have to make sense! Just write any detail you remember. Also, I suggest always writing at the top "Dream" and then the date and time so you can quickly search in your app for all of your dreams and see if there's a pattern with days and times.
Before writing your dream down, try to recall the dream backward. Start from the last part you remember, then slowly replay it. OR do that same technique as you're writing it down.
I also suggest reflecting on the dreams you wrote down later in the day or week. Sometimes, you may trigger a memory or feeling from a dream when re-reading it or by something you heard or read. Always add to the dream entry as soon as you remember OR text it to yourself if you don't have your journal handy.
5️⃣ BE PATIENT
This is not an instant process. I've been recording my dreams for at least 10 years, which is why I can recall my dreams like a full-detailed movie! I don't even have to read my journal entries to remember most of the details from dreams months and years ago.
By writing them down, even if it's just a couple of words to start, you solidify those recollections so you can reflect later. Just be patient and don't stop because you're not seeing results. It may take weeks, months, or years to recall more details. Trust the process and be patient. I promise it's worth it. Your dreams can bring profound messages and immense healing.
Remember to enjoy this process. Start your morning by spending time with yourself instead of rushing into your day. I always set my alarm so I have at least 30 minutes to write and reflect on my dreams before leaving my bed. (You may only need five, but after practicing for a while, you'll need more time to write all the details. 😅) Enjoy this time with yourself, being present in the moment, and feeling thankful for this opportunity. Remember to offer up prayers of gratitude, even if you don't remember much. It's the little things that add up over time.
In the next post, I'll share more about how to tell what's a message from God and what's just your mind being, well, your mind.
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭'𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐛𝐢𝐠𝐠𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐲?
𝘋𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘲𝘶𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴?
𝙸'𝚍 𝚕𝚘𝚟𝚎 𝚝𝚘 𝚌𝚘𝚗𝚗𝚎𝚌𝚝 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚖𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚜! 𝙻𝚎𝚝'𝚜 𝚌𝚑𝚊𝚝!!