Before you open your eyes completely, take several minutes to review any prominent themes from your night-time journeys. What you focus on will reveal deeper meanings, so review in detail the people, places, and events that seem important to you in your dream state. Make it a practice to go to your pre-arranged remembering space. It could be a small table, an altar, or even the kitchen table -- any space that no distractions can enter.

Light a small candle to symbolize your dedication to the act of remembering. Keep a journal at your remembering space to be used for this purpose alone. Write freely and without censoring your thoughts. Be surprised by what you discover.

Michael Davis in Rituals