Dear Dreamer, Train Your Brain for Dream Memory

Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions.

Edgar Cayce

Dear Dreamer,

You have sent me many dream questions, and I’ve been waiting for the perfect time to answer them. Well, every minute is an ideal time, so I have silenced my cell phone and hung the Do Not Disturb sign on my office door to answer all your dream questions. I’ve created a Dear Dreamer Series because I believe by reading the answers to the dreams of other people we enrich our dreaming and waking-world. Each section in the series will focus on your personal dream questions sent to me.

I promise not to embarrass you by writing your name.

Today, your wildest dream and nightmare questions, like you, are my main priority because I appreciate your trust in my ability to help you remember to connect with your inner-dream guidance.

Your Question: When I wake up it feels like my dream disappears. And, it seems like the harder I try the less I can remember. Sometimes I even know when I am dreaming that my dream is the same dream before that I forgot. Yet, when I wake up, it is gone, again. Very frustrating! Can we train our brain to remember our dreams?

I felt your frustration as I read your questions. The good news is, “Yes!” We can Train Our Brain to remember dreams, just as we can train it to wake us at a particular time every morning, remember shopping lists, or where we left those car keys when we threw open the front door and ran into the house to answer the telephone.

It has to do with mentally retracing your thought steps.

You can learn to retrace your steps through your Sacred Dream Doors to find the keys to your dream message, even your wildest and scariest ones just as you learned to retrace your waking mind steps to find the keys to your car.

Here is how to train your brain for sleep memory.

Our brains are amazing. They never stop surprising us. Your brain is extremely active when you are asleep. Research shows it is more productive when we are asleep than when we are awake because dreaming is a complete brain activity.

Why is it important to train yourself to remember your dreams? Have you ever meditated or prayed for help with a life challenge? Your prayers may be answered in your dreams. You do not want to miss that guidance imparted through dreams do you?

Dreams are Sacred Doorways to Celestial or Divine Information that can impact your waking world. Dreams are an incredible tool that can help you overcome or work through any illness or crisis with guided information. The information imparted through dreams is the key to influencing your waking decisions. The trick is remembering them.

George Noory, host of Coast to Coast AM Radio interviewed Kathleen (Kat) O’Keefe-Kanavos on prophetic dreams that diagnosed her breast cancer three times. The most important thing about the dreams was remembering them.

“Without dream memory, there was no hope for my life. A 9×11 size breast cancer tumor can be considered terminal. Yet, here I am many years later. When the medical community missed my breast cancer all three times, my dreams told me it was there and how to convince my doctors to test for it. But, the most important apt of the dream was remembering it.”

During the Coast-to-Coast radio show, I also discussed ways to remember your dreams. The actual link to the show is at the bottom of this information. Here are some tips to help you remember and connect with Inner-dream guidance for a healthier and more fulfilled life.

Remembering your dreams is as easy as 1–2–3–4–5.

I.) Voice your intention to remember your dream before you go to sleep.

II.) Keep a journal beside your bed and when you awaken, write what you remember. Early-morning dreams are the easiest to remember. If you are having trouble remembering, lie down in bed in the same position you were in when you awoke, relax, and try to remember anything at all.

III.) Write down your feelings at the time you awoke if the dream still allusive -Happy, Sad, Frightened, Content or Anxious.

IV.) Write down any color that pops into your mind while trying to remember the dream.

V.) Give your dream a title, even if it’s The Dream Without a Name. If some part of the dream returns during the day, jot it down on a piece of paper and add it to your dream journal.

Writing in your dream journal will help increase dream recall. Many clients have told me that they began to recall more dream content than they cared for and felt flooded with it. It is okay. Their Sacred Dream doors opened, and all the information that was locked away flooded out at first, then it slowed down to a manageable flow.

Over time your dreams will become longer as you begin to interface with your inner-selves, your inner-guidance, and your Spirit-guides.

We are comprised of much more than id, ego, and super-ego.

I believe we all have Spirit-guides and Guardian-angels. We are their job, and they take their responsibility very seriously. Remembering your guides is reconnecting with your loved ones from the other side. A deceased loved-one can return in our dreams to guide us.

Meeting guides in your dreams is a beautiful step to a healthier and more fulfilled life. And they can help you remember your dreams by reminding you of a night dream during a Daydream.

If you have not done so already, begin to think about the dream intention you would like to set your tonight to remember your dreams and meet your Spirit-guides. They are waiting for you. Meeting them could make a big difference in your life because you will never feel alone, again.

Help others by sharing any of your steps for remembering your dreams in the comments section of this article.

Do you find dreams more natural to remember in the morning or right after you fell asleep? Note that in your journal, and below in the comments.

So, Dear Dreamer, Sweet Dreams,

Kat The Queen of Dreams.



Kat O'Keefe-Kanavos
Kat O'Keefe-Kanavos
Kathleen (Kat) O’Keefe-Kanavos is the award-winning author of Surviving Cancerland, and co-author of Dreams That Can Save Your Life. She’s a three-time cancer survivor, and co-publisher/editor of WEBE Books Publishing. Her dreams diagnosed her illness as seen on Dr. Oz, Doctors, NBC News, American Express Open, in Newspapers and magazines. She’s a Contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul, TV/Radio Host/Producer- Dreaming Healing on DV7Radio/TV Network, Wicked Housewives On Cape Cod™, Kat Kanavos Show, Internationally Syndicated Columnist in BIZCATALYST 360°, Dream Columnist in Positive Tribe Magazine, and Desert Health Magazine, Keynote Speaker, Performance Coach who taught Special Ed & Psychology @USF, and Lecturer who promotes patient advocacy and Spiritual guidance. She is co-author to the inspiring books; Chaos to Clarity: Sacred Stories of Transformational Change and Crappy to Happy: Sacred Stories of Transformational Joy

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