I have often wondered about dream catchers….
Yes, I know that it has to do with dreams and catching the bad ones but,
I learned more about them as I was reading a book by Sylvia Browne,
called, Book of Dreams….
Apparently, “the Ojibwa Nation created the dream catchers,
beautiful woven webs of willow hoops and plant cords
with a single feather hanging from them.
According to legend, when dream catchers were placed on the headboard of
a sleeping child, all dreams would be attracted and come to them.
The bad dreams would get stuck in the weaving, unable to find their way
through, while the good dreams knew their way through to the center so that they could
slide down the feather into the child’s spirit mind.”
(this is my favorite part…)
“And in the first light of the morning the sun would shine on the bad
dreams trapped inside the dream catcher and melt them away forever.“
I just think no matter what we believe in, it is still a beautiful story.
I have learned that people from different cultures all over the world
view dreams as important, if only to help us within our own mind
to resolve issues we have faced or let go of things that are
troubling our spirit. It is a fascinating topic. One that
has been written about with volumes and volumes of books
(the one on the left)
<I included words and meanings from the dreamtime so that I could
remember what I had read in the book>
This is a piece I did after reading a book by Lynn Andrews,
called Crystal Woman, a part of her Medicine Woman series.
Lynn meets her aborigine teacher, Ginevee.
Through out the book it talks about dreamtime
and the importance of dreams to that culture.
a piece of art I was given that is called
“Dream of cranes”
a tiny paper crane…amazing!
So whatever you think of dreams…
I wish you pleasant happy dreams zzzz!
Look what my youngest daughter handed me this morning….
a dreamcatcher she made at school! A little crumpled from the backpack.
I had no idea she was making this…I love synchronicity : )