Active Dreaming

How were your dreams last night?  Anything wild and crazy?

Are you remembering your dreams well?

Here are a couple of my favorite tips to dream well and then remember and interpret dreams:

  1. Get good sleep – your body needs it in order to get into the brain wave states where you really rock the dream world.
  2. Write down the details immediately – once your body and brain start waking up, you’ll have a harder time recalling messages and what happened.
  3. Don’t worry if it seems kooky; the symbolism will work out later – remember, you’re probably not entirely awake while you’re writing down your dreams.  After you’re more awake, things may make more sense.  I also find that for me, dream symbolism can be very word-oriented: when I write down surrealistic parts of a dream, I often realize that the words relate to something else.  For example, I once dreamt about Russians living in a very specific building.  In real life, it was a message about not rushing in to living in a certain place.  The Universe and my brain have a sense of humor.
  4. Talk with someone about it – You may find that as you discuss your dream with friends that the symbolism becomes obvious as the words come out of your mouth.  Sometimes the key to seeing dream meanings is in shifting your perspective.  Or if you’re stuck, talk with an intuitive like me.
  5. Know that your dreams are valuable.
  6. Trust yourself.
dreaming with the cosmos image; dream interpretation
dreaming with the cosmos image; dream interpretation

Dreaming Tools


  • moonstone: psychic protector, facilitates relaxing sleep>> reduces emotional tension
  • amethyst: clarity
  • hematite: grounding
  • tiger’s eye: protection


  • mugwort: remember and put pieces together
  • lavender: helps you fall asleep and stay protected
  • yarrow: protective, clears stuck energy, increases flow
  • rose petals: soothe the heart