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ICE CREAM ENTREPRENEUR's DREAMS COME TRUEby Kerry Keller, National Dream Hotline® Coordinator
Today, I met Steve.
Having just moved from Bloomington, Indiana, Steve was looking for a new job as a chef. That was his reason for attending the entrepreneur networking event in Indianapolis.
Steve’s brilliance and influence unfolded before me as he described how he prefers making ‘health conscious’ meals because of his extensive use of raw herbs.
He also loves to speak to groups about healthy life changes his chef recipes offer.
Then Steve said something that made my mouth water.
For the last seven years, Steve has owned his own healthy ‘Hand Made Ice Cream Shop’ where everything is made with herbs and no sugar! What a concept!
My weakness is ‘ICE CREAM’, so I asked him, “Do you dream about ice cream too?”
Steve had a ready reply. “My dream last night had me providing the first of three workshops to corporate executives. I was teaching the emotional value of eating Healthy Ice Cream to CEO’s.”
Being unaware of the dream’s significance, Steve thought it was a funny dream. As a Dream Interpretation Coach, I knew his dream’s message revolved around seeing the good in all kinds of knowledge.
In the dream, the second speaker after him was a negative person. “I decided to make a friendly gesture and offered him some ice cream before he started speaking,” Steve said. “Then I promptly spilled it all over his shirt. He had to remove his shirt and began to speak to the audience naked from his trousers up! To my surprise, people were not alarmed and paid more attention to him. He was very positive and received a standing ovation.”
As a universal symbol, the appearance of food in a dream symbolizes knowledge. Typically, ice cream would tend to indicate knowledge that is not very healthy or productive knowledge. Steve’s ice cream is different because healthy ingredient ice cream is his business. This is a perfect example of how context in dreams is essential to the dream’s interpretation.
I told Steve that the day before this dream, he had been influencing others through sharing what he knows. Clothes in a dream indicate how others see us. The negative dream character’s wardrobe dilemma was Steve’s subconscious mind’s way of letting him know that being open and honest pays! Steve was smiling and curious!
“The dream makes so much sense,” he said. “I had just applied for a corporate chef’s position the previous day, thinking most restaurants would only accept a meat and potatoes type Chef. Owners are usually into herbs only as flavor enhancements, and not as health or healing properties. I decided to state what was important to me, my beliefs in herbs as health oriented.”
Steve shared what he knew honestly and his subconscious mind was validating him through his dream’s message. Minutes after our conversation Steve was hired in a phone call. Seems the corporate CEO liked the idea of teaching his employees how to be healthy eaters.
Steve learned something significant about himself. His dream afforded an opportunity for increased self-respect in this experience. It reflected the value of standing up for what he knows especially when others are unaware. Being a leader means thinking and acting beyond the norm. This is why Steve landed a “dream come true” career opp.
Steve’s dream experience is a classic example of the Dream Consciousness Circuit. We’ll explore this concept more in the weeks to come. For now, start recording your dreams and submitting them here at dreamschool.org. Your dream may be chosen for interpretation by the experts at our online Dream Catchers gatherings every Wednesday evening at 7:30 pm EASTERN time.•
What is real? Paying attention to dreams awakens us to fundamental questions like, “What do I consider to be real? What gives meaning to an experience?” Because the dreamer is the authority of his or her own dream life, learning to interpret dreams opens one to the guide within. Dreamschool.org founder Barbara O’Guinn Condron interviews the President of the International Association for the Study of Dreams President Dr. Laurel Clark in a thirteen-part series based upon research developed through the School of Metaphysics, a 501(c)3 not for profit educational organization. Her book Intuitive Dreaming is available on Amazon, at Barnes and Noble, or can be ordered directly from SOM.
Kerry Keller holds a Doctorate of Divinity and is currently completing practicum for Psi Counselor certification. In addition to teaching and directing at the Indianapolis branch of the School of Metaphysics, Kerry is the coordinator for the National Dream Hotline® for 2017.
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