I like to write in bed, first thing in morning. As I worked with today’s prompt, I ended up writing about my dream journal, where I record the night’s dream(s) and my associations and insights.
As I write one scene, often more scenes surface. I might remember and write four or even five scenes on a particuarly abundant morning.
Once in a while I do more with the dream. For example, I might dialogue with a dream character.
This summer I dreamt of a sasquatch on another planet. In the dream she felt big and scary (thank goodness she was outside my spaceship, though she looked big and ominous with her Sasquatch head pressed against the glass window).
After dialoguing with the Sasquatch, she became something of a cross between a spirit guide and a goddess-figure. I still picture her from time to time in a pool of water filled with phosphorescent water creatures, deep in a cave that opens to a star filled sky. Sasquatch helps me feel safe to explore deep emotions and memories.
Your Turn. Do you journal your dreams?
What techniques do you use to explore the multiple layers of meaning?
And where do you like to journal? Does a particular space inspire a particular type of journaling? Feel free to share a comment below with your response to the Day 4 prompt from The Joy of Writing Journal. Or share your response to the dream journal questions above.