I have seemed to acquire the title of dream interpreter at work. Not sure how I got it, or even if I want it, but I have coworkers coming to me to help them understand their dreams. I am pretty good at symbology and have experience in mental health, so maybe I do have some insight. I am far from an expert, but so far I guess I have helped people. They do keep coming back.
Today was a relatively interesting situation. A coworker came in, and talked with me about her dream. Usually I can discuss the subconscious and what their brain is trying to tell them. But this time, it was not the brain. It was the world of spirit. I don’t want to discuss the particulars of her dream, it is her business and I want her to have privacy, but I am not sure what is going on. I have had similar dreams in the past like hers, so I gave her some advice, and told her if it doesn’t work she may need more advanced spiritual help.
I usually do not share my faith at work. After all I like in a small Midwestern town and am a priest in an ancient revival of the Egyptian religion and initiated vodouisant. Not something you want to go screaming from the rooftops if you ever want a better job in the future. But I felt very comfortable doing this. It felt good to offer her some small glimmer of hope and ease to know that there are things she can do to remedy the situation. So maybe I can be a little more “out.” Just like coming out is different today than it was when I was a teenager, so maybe is a spiritual coming out different as well. Am I going to start shouting out and blaring my faith for the whole world to see? No but I am not going to talk in circles if they do. I think I will just answer the questions. This may not be the brightest idea I have ever had, but I think I can live with it. I do have faith in those people I know.