Is your soul trying to say something?
Before smartphones and social media, many of us used journals to reflect on our thoughts, experiences, and aspirations. With such a high-paced lifestyle on digital platforms these days, some things just race past us. We don’t take the time to reflect on the deep thoughts of our subconscious. The simple task of writing down your dream right after waking up is a way to identify certain patterns or even just have a throwback of memories. This sort of self-reflection can help you work on certain issues or bring something to light that you didn’t think was bothering you so deeply.
The emotions you experience and carry throughout the day seep into your subconscious, which just wants to help you process your feelings. Think of keeping a dream journal like you have a maintenance book for your car. We have these logs, so we don’t have to retain that information. You go through the book, and you can start identifying certain trends with the brake pads. The dream journal, like your maintenance book, is just there to help you on your journey to get better and heal from the speed bumps you experienced along the way.
That was all you
Have you ever woken up from the craziest dream and thought about how it was even possible that you could come up with such a crazy thing? That deep side of your subconscious is extremely creative and unique. Think about it, all those well-known creatives claim their inspiration comes from their dreams. Once you tap into the creativity of your dream, you’ll become more aware of your unique edge in your waking life.
The battle behind closed eyes
If you were to reflect on the themes of your dreams, the chances are high that they are fewer positive dreams than negative. Your brain is constantly active and your fight-or-flight center, the amygdala, disturbs your REM state when it feels under attack. For example, it shoots signals when you are being chased in a dream or threatened in any way. Processing them can result in more peaceful dreams.