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WHAT'S UP with PEOPLE NOT NOTICING I'M NAKED?Written by Kerry Keller, National Dream Hotline® Coordinator
A student of dream interpretation offered one of her dreams in class the other day. It was a familiar dream that everyone has probably heard. Jenn dreamed she was:
Walking down a busy sidewalk in downtown Indianapolis. In the dream, she became aware she was only wearing high heels with a purse on her shoulder. Otherwise, she was completely naked. People were passing her on the busy sidewalk walking the other way. Jen was confused why they were not reacting to the fact that she was naked. As she continued on, her phone rang and she stopped in a doorway to answer it, still observing if she was being noticed. As her best friend spoke to her,
Jenn woke up from the dream.
As Jenn consciously wrote down her dream, she said, “I knew instantly that being nude in a dream symbolizes the attitude I experienced the day before, that I was being ‘open minded and honest’ in my expression.” What she was curious about was what part of her day or what experiences she had that this dream was highlighting?
Then she remembered having lunch with another manager of a different division within the company.
“In our conversation,” she said, “we discussed our progress with a project we were working on, each with other employees, each directing a different portion of our progress.” When they began to compare notes Jenn realized, “My friend was embellishing her accomplishments, kind of inflating her own value.” As she recalled this, Jenn then realized the value of her dream.
She went on to say, “It was tempting for me to respond to my friend and embellish my own efforts as well, just to look good too! But I decided to remain humble, and share what our business division had actually accomplished so far.”
Jenn’s dream was reminding her that her frame of mind and attitude during lunch that day was to take the high road and honor her Self. She was not concerned about boasting to her friend. The shoes she wore in the dream were a symbol of her protecting her spiritual understandings, those virtues she stands for, by being honest with others and her Self. The purse she held onto symbolized her presence of mind to resist temptation and intentionally hold onto what she values most, being honest.
As Jenn shared her dream in class, she had a large smile on her face because she recognized this dream was a self-acknowledgement. It was a reminder that she determines her own sense of self-worth, not others or false circumstances. This dream re-enforced her knowing that circumstances in life are just a stimulus or opportunities to evaluate what she values about her Self.
Next time you remember being naked in a dream, you will remember Jenn and the lesson she learned in her night school. –Kerry Keller, Nat’l. Dream Hotline® Coordinator 2017
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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