So tonight, I went to the ‘Spirit Cafe’ in Fredericton to get a ‘free spriritual reading’. There is a guy out the front, and he is a kind of a tout – like the ones that try to pull groups of lads into strip joints, but this is very different, because the spiritual café is a Christian type of organization.
So I went in, was greeted by a nice lady. She offered me a ‘menu’ of spiritual options, including a ‘spiritual reading,’ ‘spiritual healing,’ ‘dream interpretation,’ and some other stuff.
I chose the ‘dream interpretation.’ Of course there is a religious aspect, but it was quite subtle. I was asked to write down my dream so it could be discussed with the dream interpreters. I waited my turn, then I was led into a room that had two ladies in it, with a couple of spare chairs. I was introduced, and then they asked me to read out the dream.
I used my ‘snake in a cage dream’ (I blogged about it here). It was a disturbing dream, and I was afraid that I was going to get a bunch of tsk tsk, and references to phallic sins or something. They didn’t say that.
They asked me to connect with the lord to ask for interpretation for my dream. I did this as we all took a few moments to ask what my dream was about, in silence.
It was somewhat enlightening. They had some good points – not really relevant to draw out here. It made me think a bit about a different aspect of seeing the dreams through someone else’s interpretation. They were actually quite up beat and enthusiastic rather than disturbed.
They asked me to pray with them, and they offered thanks for the lord bringing me to them.
All around, I’d say it was a nice experience, and these people really care and believe in what they are doing. Plus, they are collecting donations for the local homeless shelters, and I think that’s a worthy cause!
For something to celebrate that, I offer Bahamas, ‘Lost in the Light.’ Which, I guess I kind of am.