the HIMM Dream Journal: The Boxer

Hello, everyone, and welcome to the latest entry of the oh-so popular column, the HIMM Dream Journal, the column where I get the pleasure of examining and interpreting your dreams!

In this installment, we look at a dream submitted by Jimmy, a young man who had a work-related dream, in which he gets to wait on a celebrity customer. Read on…

Dream Title: The Boxer

I am at work, making a sub for a customer. The customer tells me, as I reach to put jalapeno peppers on the sub, that he doesn’t want them. I look at the customer and I realize he is Oscar de la Hoya, the boxer.

The Boxer: the Interpretation

The subject matter of Jimmy’s dream is his workplace, as that is the location in the dream. In waking life, Jimmy works in a deli. He is waiting on a customer in the dream. In connection to his work, this part of the dream is telling Jimmy that he needs to develop patience (pun for waiting) on the job. The dream may be suggesting that Jimmy is impatient when dealing with customers at work. Another aspect of waiting on customers for Jimmy is that he is providing a service. Being in service to others places a high spiritual aspect to this dream. Having said that, Jimmy may be struggling with the fact that he may think or feel that, in a larger spiritual sense, this job doesn’t really have any sense of purpose or meaning. His role as a service person says that his “work” is really that of a spiritual healer. But, in order to be of any real service to anyone else, he must “work” on healing certain things within himself.

Something the dream is asking Jimmy to “work” on are the things that he is letting irritate him at work, which is symbolized by the reaching for the jalapeno peppers. Things at work can get him “hot” (meaning angry). What Jimmy may not understand is that he is
making himself “hot”/angry (he is making the sub). This is a conflict he is having within himself that he must address. This is indicated by Jimmy looking up and seeing (facing) the
boxer Oscar de la Hoya. Since de la Hoya is a boxer by profession, again this is something
Jimmy is being asked to “work” on. Also significant is the name “Oscar.” It can be seen as a pun for the Oscar, or Academy Award. In this vein, this can be an acknowledgement of
the reward that will come with such an achievement, as an Oscar is given out as a recognition for outstanding work. This is reinforced by Oscar telling Jimmy that he does not want the jalapenos on his sub.

I personally love work-related dreams, as they tell us so much about what we bring to our work environments, especially when, as in Jimmy’s dream, we get wrapped up in the external circumstances and other people in the workplace. The things that take place at work that we choose to be affected by, and choose to be reactive to, are really indications of the inner “work” we need to do; once we realize this, these circumstances become opportunities for our personal growth and development.

I want to thank Jimmy for submitting this great dream. If you are interested in having your dream featured and interpreted in a future installment of the HIMM Dream Journal, you can submit to me at, putting “HIMM Dream Journal” and the title of the dream in the subject line. If you are wanting to take your dreams beyond interpretation, and move into application to your life, consider my new dream coaching program, Creating the Life of Your Dreams, which I offer through my coaching practice, LifePlan. You can get more information at the LifePlan Intuitive Life Coaching site.

As always, I want to thank all the readers of the blog, for your continued interest and loyalty. I know in this day of the information age, there’s a lot of things to peruse on the internet. I am appreciative and grateful for the time you take to spend with me and what I do.

Until next time…sweet dreams!

Your dream decoder,


About James Himm

James Himm Mitchell, the Dreamer and Visionary of LifePlan Coaching & Consulting, LLC, works as an intuitive life coach, with a focus on personal growth and development. His specialties are Dream Decoding, Oracles (Tarot, playing cards, and Lenormand), and Energy Medicine (Reiki), and he uses those modalities coaching individuals to create the tools and develop the strategies that transform their lives.
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