Dream Journaling will Change Your Child’s Life (and Yours Too)

Can you imagine how powerful a feeling it would be to be a journal that contains several years of your dreams? Dreams can help us better understand ourselves, discover our purpose, and receive information that can change our lives.

One of the best things you and your child can do is commit to recording your respective dreams and to playing the Lighting Dreamwork Game or otherwise talking about the dreams. The Written By Nature book includes a dream journal at the end to help get your family started with Active Dreaming, a practice created by Dream Teacher Robert Moss.

The dream journal in the Written By Nature book presents a simple and effective method for getting the most out of your dreamtime called Dream Incubation. The dream journal provides space for recording nine dreams. The Dream Incubation method and the format for recording dreams are based on the book The Three “Only” Things: Tapping the Power of Dreams, Coincidence, and Imagination by Robert Moss.

Enjoy recording and sharing dreams among friends and family, and explore what they would do if it were their dream. Playacting your dreams with others can also be powerful. It’s a great activity for parents to do with younger kids.

May your biggest and best dreams come true!

Dream Incubation

Birds incubate their eggs by sitting on them, so that they will be kept warm and will hatch. You can incubate your dreams so that they help you discover your life purpose and provide guidance. Each night, follow these steps:

  1. Set an intention for your dreams or think of something that you want guidance on.
  2. Put your dream journal and pen near your bed.
  3. When you wake up, don’t open your eyes. Recall your dreams with your eyes closed.
  4. Record whatever you remember and draw a picture in your dream journal.

Lightning Dreamwork Game

The Lightning Dreamwork game was developed by Robert Moss as a way to have a short, meaningful, and actionable conversation about one’s dream.

It may not be suitable for younger children; playacting the dream is a better fit.

First, the dreamer succinctly tells what happened in the dream. Then they answer the three questions on the dream worksheets in the dream journal. The listener says what they would do if it were there dream. The dreamer decides on a action that they are going to take to honor the dream.

For the more detailed instructions, see Robert’s post on the Lightning Dreamwork Game.