Time for a nap!!
Sweet Dreams lie ahead!!
That too if you have a Dream Catcher..
(Probably doesn’t make a lot of sense)
Dream Catchers are absolutely fascinating and beautiful and charmed..
Dream catchers are one of the most fascinating traditions of Native Americans.
The traditional dream catcher was intended to protect the sleeping individual from negative dreams, while letting positive dreams through. The original dream catcher of Ojibwa was intended to teach natural wisdom. Dream catchers of twigs, sinew, and feathers have been woven since ancient times by Ojibwa people.
They were woven by grandfathers and grandmothers for newborn children and hung above the craddleboard to give the infants peaceful, beautiful dreams.
The night air is filled with dreams.
Good dreams are clear and know the way to the dreamer, descending through the feathers.
The slightest movement of feather indicated the passage of yet another beautiful dream.
Bad dreams, however are confused and confusing. They cannot find their way through the web and are trapped there till the sun rises and evaporates them like the morning dew.
Native Americans and of course others, truly believe that dream catchers have the power to catch all of your dreams; trapping the bad ones in the web, and only letting the good dreams pass through the hole in the middle.
Originally the Native American dream catcher was woven on twigs of the red willow using thread from the stalk of the stinging nettle. The red willow and twigs from other trees of the willow family, as well as red twig dogwood can be found in many parts of the United States. These twigs are gathered fresh and dried in a circle or pulled into a spiral shape depending upon their intended use. They used natural feathers and semi-precious gemstone, one gemstone to each web because there is only one creator in the web of life
Traditional dream catchers are made using a hoop of willow and decorating it with bits and pieces of everyday life (feathers, arrow heads, beads, shells etc..)
Of course, modern dream catchers are similar; however, they are also different..
They are more decorated and fancier looking.. (planning to make one for myself) 😉
When we compare traditional and modern dream catchers, the difference will be noticeable..
Native Americans were mostly concern with the meaning and spiritual belief of the dream catcher, and for modern dream catcher people are more concerned about the perfection, looks and decoration..
What do you think??
But, I love the Native American dream catchers with the willow hoops..
Some people think dream catchers are a lovely and decorative thing to have. Others see them as something that brings together many Native American cultures and the symbol of Native American unity.
There are others who think, dream catchers are simply tacky tourist souvenirs that are made in China and shipped to this country to be sold as authentic Native American crafts.
Dream catchers made by artists and craftspeople are beautiful to look at and calming and peaceful to watch, as the feathers move and sway in a breeze. These dream catchers are made with the same loving care as those made by Ojibwa people long ago..
Although there are many variations, a dream catcher is basically a small circle of wood that is tied with sinew or thread to resemble a web with a small hole in the middle. An interesting thing in that is the strings or sinews are tied at several points on the circle, with the number of points on the dream catcher having different meanings:
* 13 points – the 13 phases of the moon
* 8 points – the number of legs on the spider woman of the dream catcher legend
* 7 points – the seven prophecies of the grandfathers
* 6 points – an eagle or courage
* 5 points – the star
What are you waiting for?? Ger a dream catcher for yourself (try to make one) and get rid of nightmares…
Have sweet dreams..