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Dream Interpretation or Psychic Reading?

As a dream interpreter and spiritual coach, I get many opportunities to work at Healing Arts Faires doing dream interpretations and spiritual coaching. Most often I’ll share a table with a friend who sells this beautiful handmade jewelry. It’s always great fun, and gives me the opportunity to meet some really wonderful people.

At one of these faires, a woman came and sat down at my table, and asked me for a psychic reading. She’d been having dreams of an ex-lover, and wanted a reading about the possibility of a new relationship with him. I told her I was actually there to do dream interpretations, and I could help her to understand her dream, but that I wasn’t there to give psychic advice.

She told me it was weighing very heavy on her, and she was sure he was trying to connect with her, psychically. She felt she really needed a psychic consultation, so she left.

A couple of hours later she made her way back over to my table to look at my friend’s jewelry (a piece had caught her eye the first time she came by). She mentioned her readings (she gotten three because she wanted the confirmation), and how relieved she felt at what the advisors had told her, which was that her marriage was over and indeed, her ex-boyfriend was trying to connect with her psychically – they had a “deep” connection, and were truly soul mates.

I always wince, just a little, when I hear stories like this, because most often our dreams are telling us something about ourselves that we really need to know – not giving us information that we “wish” were true.

I said “So, those dreams of an ex lover were telling you to leave your husband and go back to the ex boyfriend?”

“Yes,” she said as she tried on a fire agate necklace. My friend, Luna, laughed and said, with just the slightest bit of sarcasm, “oh, I know those dreams.”

I guess this peeked the woman’s interest because she looked at Luna for just a moment, then looked at me and said “what, you think the dream could be something else?”

I had the woman tell me her dream, and, together, we sorted out the symbolism. This ex boyfriend was actually symbolic of something she was missing, professionally, in her own career (she happened to work in the same field her ex boyfriend did). True, she felt she and her husband had grown apart, but neither of us saw anything in the dream to indicate a divorce was (or wasn’t) the proper direction for her to go in; but it was an idea she was contemplating.

What I found very interesting was that because the woman was sure this dream was about love, she’d had the psychics focus on her love life, which naturally, when she mentioned contemplating divorce, and dreaming of an ex boyfriend, they drew the conclusion that divorcing her husband and getting back with the ex boyfriend were the next steps toward fulfillment.

I heard from this lady not too long ago. She found her ex boyfriend on a social networking site, and it turned out to be nothing like she’d imagined (she suddenly remembered why he was the “ex.”)

She did end up separating from her husband.

But she was happy to report that she’d turned her business around, and was experiencing more success, because of the message of that first dream (and then several subsequent dreams that continued to feature the ex boyfriend).

Dreams are filled with messages from your own subconscious; messages that no one else but you will have access to. Guidance, inspiration and healing are found through the messages of your dreams, which bring with them a deeper understanding of not only the self, but living a life of fulfillment and transformation.

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