For the past 16 months, I’ve been journaling my dreams. I’ve titled these writings; The Crash Report. Why would I do this? I cannot remember having an agenda for doing so. Although, I have learned a few things about myself.

Since childhood, I’ve been able to control my environment within my dreams. I change details at will, altering People, Places, and Things along the way. During my youth, I assumed everyone dreamed as I do, but apparently, that’s not the case.

After waking, and before my dream completely fades away, I promptly begin typing away the details into a cellphone application. Every second counts, of course. With each passing heartbeat, I can feel my thoughts fade.

What have I learned? My dreams are . . . well . . . some would label them as nightmares. I don’t wake up startled or shaken. Although, when I read through my notes later, I cannot help but smile. One of my favorites: Attack of The Flying Killer Tee-shirts!

Joseph Shanklin

April 9, 2021

10 thoughts on “Dream Journaling & The Crash Report

  1. Attack of the Flying Killer Tee Shirts sounds like a B-Rated movie!
    A few weeks ago I dreamed I saved a frog from the snow…I haven’t written about it bc I’m still trying to decipher it. When looking up the meaning I got two different scenarios, so I’m still pondering.

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      1. I don’t either, not really, which is why I go to several resources. In my mind, I was saving something…but one source said I was going to get sick – a cold or something, another source said I was confused about my sexuality. So, I’m letting it simmer a bit

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      2. I’ve always believed reading dreams can be dangerous. Particularly if the person acts upon the information. Seems it comes down to trust [or faith] in the individual. I certainly hope the situation works out for you. 😊

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