I've been taking a class on shamanic dreaming with Susan Morgan. There have been a few dreams in my life I really remember. A fewer still that have impacted my life. I've done the dream dictionary phase and pretty much have ignored my dreams of late if I remember them at all.
What I've learned is stuff I knew at some level. After all we all dream every night. Our dreams are a way for our subconscious to work things out or speak to us if we only listen. Susan lead us through a few journeys as we listened to the beating of the drum. I was able to finally journey with the plants. I had a wonderful visit with poke week.
I finally put a journal by my bed just to record dreams. I have lots of journals filled with a whole mish mash of stuff - diary, dream journal and class notes. It makes it really difficult to look things up later. I've been really trying to make an effort to keep my journals and note books separate. Especially now that I'm prepping for my advanced herbal class.
It really does help to write your dreams down before you get out of bed. And what appears in my dream has a meaning for just me. You could dream of the same thing and it would mean something entirely different. You need to create your own dream dictionary.
I'm enjoying my class, I'm enjoyed her book, and now I'm looking forward to navigating my life through my dreams.