Other Religions Angels and Miracles How Guardian Angels Can Help You Record Your Dreams Dream Diary for Remembering Messages from Ordinary to Miraculous Share Flipboard Email Print Guardian angels can help you remember and record your dreams. Carl Neal/Getty Images Other Religions An Introduction To Angels All About Miracles Prayer and Meditation Religious Texts Famous Archangels By Whitney Hopler Religion Expert B.A., English, George Mason University Whitney Hopler is a writer and editor who has covered faith since 1994. She is the author of the upcoming book "Waking Up to Wonder." our editorial process Whitney Hopler Updated April 26, 2019 How often has this happened to you: Waking up in the morning after a long night of sleep, you feel intense emotions of some kind — from sorrow to excitement — as a result of a dream that you can’t recall. How about this: You lie still in bed after awakening, trying to capture elusive images that lingered briefly in your mind when you woke up, but despite your efforts you can’t remember what you had dreamed about. Everyone dreams several times each night, but many dreams are simply forgotten. Since every dream can benefit your soul in some way, it’s worthwhile to improve your memory of them and record them in a dream diary. You can try to learn how to remember your dreams, but if that doesn't work, Guardian angels — who watch over you while you're sleeping and awake, and who record all of the information from your life for heaven's records — can help you do so. Here’s how you can remember and record your dreams – and especially the most important ones, which contain miraculous messages from God or his angels: Intend to remember your dreams before you go to sleep. While you’re lying in bed preparing to sleep, remind yourself of your goal to remember your dreams. Pray or meditate about your intention, asking your guardian angel to impress that night’s dreams into your memory so you can recall the most important elements of them when you wake up. You can invite other angels to help, as well, but it’s best to start with your guardian angel, because he or she is closest to you while you sleep every night.Keep a dream diary by your bed. Place all the tools you need to record your dream within easy access of your bed. If you’re writing down your dreams, have a journal and pen or pencil handy. If you’re drawing scenes from your dreams, put a sketchbook and pencil next to your bed. If you’re speaking your dream memories for an audio recording, make sure you have a microphone and other necessary recording equipment nearby.Lie still with your eyes closed when you awaken. This will help you reflect on your dreams, since the more active you become after waking up, the more your dreams will fade from your memory. Allow yourself to float between sleep and wakefulness. As you remain relaxed and reflective, you’ll be in what’s called a “hypnagogic” state, where your mind is especially receptive to creativity. This will help bring your dreams to mind so you can remember as much of them as possible.If you can't recall anything about your dreams, record your thoughts and feelings upon awakening. When you can't remember anything at all from the previous night's dreams, make note of the thoughts and feelings that you experience soon after waking up. That information, upon further reflection, may later trigger dream memories.Start with the first part of a dream you can remember, and then work backward. Focus on whatever you first recall about a dream you had during the night – perhaps an image of something that stands out to you – and then ask yourself what happened before that in one of your dreams. Silently pray for your guardian angel to help you make connections in your mind between what you can recall at first and other parts of your dream.Record as many details as you can. Create a report on each dream like a journalist, asking questions such as who was in your dream, what happened in the dream, when your dream took place, where your dream was set, why your dream may have unfolded the way it did, and how the dream affected your thoughts and feelings.Pay special attention to patterns you notice. If you find that some elements of your dreams recur, ask your guardian angel to show you what God may want you to learn from how those elements relate to your waking life. Record any new insights you receive in response to your request.List the date of each dream. Keep track of when you experienced each dream so you can put it in context with everything else that's happening in your life. That will make interpreting your dreams easier than if you didn't have specific dates for every dream.Categorize your dreams by different topics. This practice will help you identify patterns in your dreams over time. Potential categories include: relationships with family and friends, career, volunteering, health, money, sex, creative projects, and spiritual development.Pray for guidance about dream elements that seem especially important. When certain aspects of your dreams capture your attention more than others, ask God and your guardian angel to reveal more information about those elements to deepen your spiritual understanding. Certain symbols, colors, numbers, and other parts of dreams have special significance in dream interpretation. Keep seeking the wisdom you need to understand the messages in your dreams and apply them well to your life!