You may have heard of the dream-catcher. How did the dream-catcher come about? Why do some have a dream-catcher above the bed and what does it mean? Dream catchers are arts and crafts of the Native American people. The original webdream catcher of the Ojibwa was intended to teach natural wisdom.
Tradition has it there was a very old spiritual guide who was a leader by the name of Lakota.
One day Lakota had a vision while being on top a mountain. This vision included a wise man named Iktomi. Iktomi came into this vision as a spider. The spider picked up the elder’s willow hoop (decorated by beads, horsehair, and feathers) and started to spin an intricate web within the hoop.
While spinning, he explained how life had different cycles. We start out as babies, go to childhood, adulthood and completed by old age. During old age, we need to be treated similar to infants, needing to be taken care of, thus finishing the cycle.
Iktomi continued with his web explaining how there are good and bad forces. The good forces will get you to good direction and bad forces will get you bad direction. And if he believed in a great spirit, it would help filter the good and bad. Iktomi finished the web by creating a perfect circle with a hole in the center of the web. The spider said the bad would get caught in the web and the good would go through the hole. As it goes through the hole, it will go into the dream-catchers home.
So if you are ever experiencing bad dreams, make sure to lie on your bed (with a Sleepys.com warranty) with a dream- catcher right next to it. You are probably past due on getting those good ideas and dreams to visit you.
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