7 Reasons to Record Your Dreams

7 Reasons to Record Your Dreams

By Tom T. Moore

Guest Writer for Wake up World

Back in 1979, I started to record my dreams each night and each morning as I awoke. About two weeks after I began, I had an extremely vivid dream of an explosion with a woman and men somehow involved.

My wife and I, at that time, owned an international wholesale tour company, and were planning a trip to Manila for a world congress of travel agents. We both decided to delete the Manila portion of the trip and added days to Taiwan and Hong Kong. Then, on the first day of the congress, terrorists blew up a bomb near the front of the stage where we would normally have sat, injuring ten travel agents. Later, a woman that worked in the Philippines cultural office in Los Angeles and four other men were arrested.

Afterwards, I vowed to record my dreams the rest of my life.

Below are seven reasons why you should record your dreams each day, one of which I touched on above.

7 Reasons to Record Your Dreams

Dreams are Messages from Our  Souls

The dream state is much more complex than you might imagine. When entering that quantum state during dreamtime, most of the time our dreams appear symbolically. Some people are much better at interpreting these symbols than the rest of us.  To help me learn to interpret these  symbols, I found a paperback book titled The Dreamer’s Dictionary: From A to  Z  by Lady Stearn Robinson and Tom Corbett, which seemed to interpret my dreams better than other similar dictionaries. I’ve probably worn out six or eight of these paperback dictionaries over the years!

Our souls send us messages couched in these dream symbols. They can be warnings of upcoming challenges, or encouragement when we need it, that things are going to be better soon.

Dreams Can Be Precognitive

Besides many, many personal precognitive dreams (as mentioned above), I’ve had a number of dreams about upcoming events, usually couched in dream symbology. As examples, in 1985 I dreamed about a delta-shaped aircraft crashing a week or so before Delta Airlines Flight 191 crashed at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Shortly before the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded on take-off in 1986, I dreamed of being in a glass capsule high above the earth and then suddenly beneath the ocean.

Before 9/11, I had three dreams: The first one was a biplane crashing — symbolizing two wings. The second one was a passenger jet crashing to the east of Chicago; and the third one was a tornado (my symbol that something bad is going to occur) going across an office building with a line of people sitting in invisible chairs following behind.

By the same token, we will also have many pleasant precognitive dreams, like money on the way, a great change of location, or the love of our life whom will soon appear.

Recording Dreams Will Help in Meditation

The practice of recording dreams  will help you to receive images in an altered alpha state. I never really thought I would be able to communicate with “spirit” as I’m able to do now with my own Guardian Angel (GA) who  I call Theo, and with Gaia, the soul of the Earth. But I look back at the thousands of times I have recorded my dreams when I was in that same alpha, state before becoming fully awake, and I realize that staying in that “zone” is great practice for what I call my “active” meditations. It helps us to recognize images as they appear during meditation, or to receive “thought packets” as my GA Theo calls them.

We See Who We Assist

Theo tells me that when we are in the dream state, we travel all over the universe to help other beings in solving their problems, since we solve more problems in one day on Earth than many beings encounter in one universal year. There is a group of whole souls that we call “dream angels” who receive these requests and assign one of us to solve the problem during our dreamtime. Only rarely do we notice that the beings we serve do not appear human. This is done so that we don’t become frightened by their appearance. Most of the time we appear during their dreams, to help them solve a problem.

Ability to View Other Parallel Lives

Have you ever remembered a dream where it seemed to be the present day, but perhaps you were in some different situation?  When we sold our tour business in the early eighties, we started an international film and TV program distribution business. Nevertheless, for years I would continue to have dreams of running tours and making those business decisions.

Theo explains that there are twelve parallel lives going on for each of our lives on Earth. He calls them “time lines”, with the 12 divided into four frequencies and then into twos. I’m told we’re on Time Line 6 — a middle frequency, tied closely with Time Line 5. He told me on Time Lines 4 and 5, I’m still in the tour business. It was the same for Time Lines 1 and 2, but there, I died of congestive heart failure.  On the upper time lines, I became a science fiction writer right out of college, eventually writing esoteric books. Consequently, this all goes to illustrate that we can explore those other parallel lives during our dreamtime.

Ability to View Our Past and Future Lives

When I first started recording my dreams, I had many violent dreams of past battles in history. I was re-living some of these lives where I was in the Crusades, World War I and many other ancient battles. This went on for about a year, and after that the dreams became much more “normal”, as I call them. But I’ve also had dreams of being on space ships and in very futuristic settings. Theo tells me that my next life on Earth will be as a pilot on board one of 17 Earth star-ships in the 3400 era.

Remember that we are in a special space-time continuum, and all of our lives on Earth are occurring at the same time, as time is just an illusion to us.

If you have a disturbing dream, you can say (or whisper) out loud, “I request a Most Benevolent Outcome for anything this dream pertains to in my physical life, thank you!” I’ve even requested these MBOs, as I call them, in the middle of dreams. It will mitigate and lessen the challenge that perhaps is coming your way.

[To learn more, see the Wake Up World article:  Overcoming Nightmares Through Lucid Dreaming.]

In many of these dreams, I’ve found that we mix past, present and future when we are in a quantum state. This is done to give us information — those messages from our souls that I previously mentioned. Even now, there are still dreams that I have no idea what they mean, but I write them down anyway,  and I try and go back periodically and read them – as the mere physical act of recording the dreams helps us understand the messages on a subconscious level.

It  Prepares Us for an Easy Transition

The astral body at death, I’ve been told, is the same as the one you use during your travels across the universe in the dream state. You are just no longer tethered. Recording your dreams helps you to feel comfortable and not frightened when you transition.

Practical Steps to Remembering Your Dreams

I’ve heard many people say they don’t dream, but that’s not true  –  everyone does – it’s just that they don’t remember their dreams, or make it a priority to remember their dreams.  Recording our dreams each night will open up a whole new understanding of the amazing world we encounter each night in our dreamtime.

First, go to your local variety store or supermarket and buy a notebook containing the largest number of pages you can find. You are making a physical commitment.

Next, use a penlight with brightness large enough to see in a dark room and a pen with ink dark enough to see on a dimly lit page.

Each night before bed, open the notebook and write the next day’s date and what town or city you’re in — again, this  physically reinforces your desire and intention to remember your dreams. I normally set my penlight on top of the dream dictionary. At this time, say out loud, “I wish to remember my dreams tonight”, or even better, “I request a Most Benevolent Outcome to remember my dreams tonight, thank you!” This lets all your guides know you are serious about remembering your dreams.

Then, if you awaken in the middle of the night, get up and take your notebook, light and dictionary into another room so you won’t disturb your bed-mate, and write the dream, or dreams, down. You might only remember an image, or a couple of words — that’s fine, write it down.  I still have nights where I don’t recall any dreams, but the most dreams I remember writing down in one night was nine.   Some dreams will be very detailed and you’ll write a whole page about them, yet others, just a sentence.

Use the dictionary to look up the symbols. Even if you don’t  understand the messages on a conscious level, this  helps us to  integrate  the messages on a subconscious level.

About the author:

tom t moore - the gentle wayTom T. Moore is the author of the book series  The Gentle Way – a  Self-Help Guide for those who Believe in Angels,  and is a frequent radio guest/speaker. If you would like to learn more about requesting benevolent outcomes (MBOs) and living The Gentle Way, visit Tom’s  website TheGentleWayBook.com.  You may also like to subscribe to his free weekly newsletter.


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