How to Go Back Into the Same Dream

How to Go Back to the Same Dream: Digging for Dream Gold

Last Updated on May 24, 2024 by Avia

If you’re a vivid dreamer like me, there are some slumber scenes you’ve just got to revisit.  I often go back into dreams to either re-experience an exchange, look at something cool, or gather insightful information that might help me solve problems.  My ancestors often visit me in dreams, and I get bummed when I wake up because I want to keep on listening to what they’re saying.  Or, sometimes my sleep is rudely interrupted, shattering me out of a brilliant show from my subconscious.  What’s a gal to do?  Well,  over the years, I’ve learned how to go back to the same dream.  The practice of re-entering the same dream isn’t a new thing, and it certainly isn’t hard to do – but it does require an approach.   But why would you want to return to a dream, or how would you even go about doing it, for that matter? I’ve got answers.

Why Bother? Benefits of Returning to the Same Dream

Some of you might be saying, “Why would I want to go back to the same dream?” Fair question.  Here are some ideas.

How to Go Back Into the Same Dream

Tying Up Loose Ends

One of the benefits of re-entering dreams is the chance to experience continuity and closure. Does it ever irk you not knowing the ending of a dream sequence? Dreams often leave us hanging or with unanswered questions. Going back can provide a sense of resolution and satisfaction. Additionally, revisiting dreams allows for creative exploration and self-discovery as you navigate through different scenarios and emotions that play out in your subconscious mind.

Better to Know Thyself

If that doesn’t seem like a plus, then what about getting the chance to enrich your personal growth? Returning to dreams can offer a glimpse into our deepest desires, fears, and aspirations. It’s an opportunity for introspection as we confront our innermost thoughts in a surreal setting where anything is possible. So, next time you find yourself yearning for more after waking from a particularly intriguing dream, consider stepping back into its world for further exploration.

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The Stimulating Conversation

A big reason and benefit of going back to the same dream in my world is the riveting conversation.  To explain, I often have dreams featuring my ancestors. As I’ve mentioned on this site before, yes, I see dead people – both in my waking life and in my dreams.  When this happens, I’ve trained my subconscious mind to get highly attuned to what these people are saying or conveying.  More often than not, I get some true gold nuggets of information or insight that help me and others in life.  But sometimes I wake up, which obviously puts a kibosh on the dream-data.  So, that’s where re-entering the dream (in my case) pays off with big benefits.

Bam-o! Creative Explosions

Another benefit of picking up your dream-stream where it left off is all about boosting creativity.  Because the subconscious dreaming mind is unfettered, there’s no limit to the amount of wicked-keen creativity it can produce.  Like you, I’ve had loads of spaced-out dreams. Sometimes they’re other-worldly, so lively, thrilling, and just wild.  Sometimes I like to re-enter a dream to pay closer attention and capture those vivid images.  Why? Because it stimulates my creativity. Many times, I’m able to use that dream data to write posts on this site, create new art, write poetry, come up with new creative ideas, etc.  If you practice these tips on how to go back to the same dream, maybe you can do the same thing.  

Be Your Own Gumshoe

The subconscious mind functions on a wacky level, and operates completely differently than the conscious mind.  As such, that part of our being and knowing can cough up incredible (if not seemingly impossible) scenarios that would never occur to our waking minds.  All this to say, a dream often reveals clues and solutions to tough waking-life problems.  

For instance, I lost a pocket knife once. It was my dad’s, I used it all the time and cherished it.  Dad came to me in a dream and started laying out clues as to where the knife was.  But dagnabit! I woke up!  So, I returned to the same dream.  Sure ‘nuf.  Dad came back and gave me the final few clues so I could find the knife that morning.  

Oh, where was it?  I’d left it on top of the fuse box in the barn…someplace I rarely go, but for whatever reason, I was working out there and must have left it.  Had it not been for re-entering the dream sequence, I would have never solved the mystery of Dad’s missing pocket knife!

It’s Just Cool

How to Go Back Into the Same Dream

There’s something incredibly cool and satisfying about a successful dream re-entry.  As a student of alternative thinking and mindfulness, I get a huge amount of pleasure knowing that I have a pretty fair command over the wilderness known as the subconscious.  Maybe you might too.  Give it a try.  I’m certain that, if nothing else, you’ll have the benefit of feeling pleased as peaches with your ability to pick up where you’ve left off in your dream.  It gives you a sense of accomplishment and control. 

A Neat Way to Solve Problems

Dreams often present themes, patterns, and/or symbols that directly relate to challenges we might be facing in real life. Paying attention to these details can unlock valuable messages that shed light on unresolved issues or dilemmas. By delving into the symbolism of your dreams and emotions within your dreams, you may uncover new perspectives and approaches to tackling your problems.

Steps to Help You Reenter or Return to Your Dreams

Now that I’ve regaled you about the benefits of re-inserting yourself into an interrupted dream, you might be curious about how I do it, and how you can do it too.  Here are the steps I take, and what I’ve trained others to do with successful results

Set Yourself Up for Success

First, set your intention before going to bed. Tell yourself that you want to remember and revisit your dreams. This simple act can plant the seed for a fruitful dream experience and successful re-entry if necessary. 

Resist Movement

If you wake up in the middle of a dream, resist the temptation to think about other stuff.  Also resist movement.  Stay stock still.  Keep breathing, stay calm, don’t fiddle about.  That initial moment of awakening from a dream is incredibly fragile.  Any disturbance can burst that bubble, making it difficult to return to the dream.  You want to go back into the dream while it’s freshy-fresh, so be still, stay calm, and move on (back into the dream).

Breathe Your Way Back In

In addition to staying still and calm, use your breath to lull you back into the dream.  Your breath is a phenomenal tool for centering and focusing.  Zone in on your breath. Breathe in and out slowly, deeply, and mindfully.  This creates a rhythm that is soothing and encourages you to go back to sleep.

Hocus, Pocus, Focus

As you’re laying there being still and purposefully breathing yourself back into the dream, start focusing.  In a suspended type of way, think about the details of the dream you want to return to.  Don’t put stress around it, or force yourself.  Just pretend you’re pressing the “rewind” button in your subconscious and recalling the remnants, colors, words, and actions in the dream from which you awoke.  These recollections will be the thread you will continue to pull on to help you get back into the scene.  With practice, you can often find yourself back exactly where you left off.   How cool is that!?

What’s Next? Putting Your Dream Data to Work in Waking Life

How to Go Back Into the Same Dream

Now that you’ve (ideally) uncovered valuable dreamtime insights, it’s time to put that dream data to work in your waking life. 

Take some time to reflect on the symbols, feelings, and messages from your dreams. Consider how they may relate to situations in your real life. Is there a recurring theme pointing towards a particular issue? Are there hidden fears or desires coming to light?

Use this newfound knowledge to make informed choices and solve problems with clarity. Trust in your dream-wisdom. Be easy with the process and allow your dreams to gently guide you to solutions and clarity.

Embrace the power of your subconscious mind and continue exploring the connections between your dreams and daily experiences. Stay open-minded and receptive. You never know what or where this info will guide you.

And I know every website out there says to do it (so much so, that I just want to roll my eyes) – but keeping a dream journal really does help.  How so? It helps you retain dream memories #1, and #2, it can help you puzzle details together that make more sense if you revisit your dream memories in your journal.

Closing Thoughts

These tips on how to go back to the same dream have helped me and many of my students over the years – but they’re not textbook answers.  Everybody’s different, so you might find your own ways to return to an alternate reality.  That said, I hope these insights inspire you to give this practice a try, and I also hope the results are as revolutionary as they have been for me.  As always, thanks for reading!

Mighty brightly,

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