For example, last week, I woke one morning to find this scribbled note beside my pillow, telling of a dream I couldn’t recall: “Ready to go—blue shoes “.
“Blue shoes”—the image by itself is pleasing to the imagination. To wear blue shoes suggests that some blue heaven has come down to earth.
However, the rest of the note bothers me: “I see pair—on feet. Not really that good.”
“I see pair”—on my feet? Maybe the shoes didn’t look so swell.
But my penmanship isn’t the best when I wake in the middle of the night, so I’m not clear on the note. I could be misreading it.
In any case, if the message is important it’ll come to me again in another dream. I’ll keep getting the message, in one form or another, until I make whatever change is required.
If I remember the dream, I can consciously work toward that change. If I don’t remember, then I believe I’ll still be working unconsciously.
So why bother remembering? I believe I can expedite the process by working consciously. The sooner the better, I say.
© 2011, Michael R. Patton