Archive for the 'Dream Catchers' Category

A Cat’s Dream

July 20, 2011
Author: Miagro2000

I have a nice dream catcher on my bedroom wall.  When even the slightest breeze hits them, the feathers shake very slightly.   It’s almost unnoticeable to me, but it drives my cats’ nuts! 

They used to crouch down inside the sliding glass door and peep at the birds that hopped across the deck.  Maybe they think the feathers on the dream catcher are the birds trying to sneak into the house.

Do you think that the Dream Catcher catches cats dreams too?

Was it all just a bad dream?

October 16, 2010
Author: Miagro2000

Back in the 60’s, it would snow more often than it seems to now.  We would have snow storms that would amount to about a foot of snow every now and then and we kids loved playing in it.

One night, my best friend and I took our sleds out to where a house was being built. There were large piles of dirt next to the deep hole that was to be the basement of the new house.  Great hills for sledding down, we thought.

I climbed up first and slid down the hill.  My friend climbed up and began her descent.  Suddenly the front of her sled hit something and stopped, tossing her into the air.  It was like watching an Olympic diver fly through the air in a swan dive. 

She flew, catapulted off the sled with her arms stretched straight out in front of her and landed with a thud on the ground at the bottom of the hill, still outstretched, and just in front of the huge hole in the ground.  It was almost in slow motion like a dream.

It was so funny, but scary at the same time.  She could have been badly injured. 
She moaned and I ran over and asked her if she was alright?

She was okay but we decided to call it a night and go home where it was safe and warm.  We were thankful that she hadn’t flown far enough to have ended up in the basement.  That would have been quite a drop!

Grandma’s Dreams

October 6, 2010
Author: Miagro2000

I remember, when I was young, my grandmother would tell us stories of people from way back when she was a very young girl.  We loved to hear her tell of her sisters and her mother and father, (my great-grandparents that I never really knew).

She told us about a Native American woman who had married her father’s brother, her uncle, and how she would make dreamcatchers by hand to give to family members as gifts.  She told of how creative this Indian woman was and how much the family had learned from her.

Sadly, we never got to learn many of the things our grandmother could have taught us.   Dreamcatchers are really awesome and it would have been great to have learned how a real Native American made them.  But we were kids and didn’t want to stay in one place long enough to learn things that were done while being still.

My grandmother tried to teach us how to knit but I never could get the hang of it.

Now I wish I had learned many of the things she tried to teach us.  But at least I still have the memories of my grandmother.  I will always treasure them.

Was it a dreamcatcher?

October 5, 2010
Author: Miagro2000

We always had lots of different species of birds in our back yard.  My little niece was trying to learn the names of some of them.  She was doing very well considering she was only 5.  One day she was naming all the birds she saw and was getting most of them correct.  Then she announced, “Look, a Brown Crested Dreamcatcher”!

She couldn’t understand why we were all laughing.

She had mixed the words, dreamcatcher with flycatcher.  I know birds catch flies and other insects.  But ever since then, in our family, birds are believed to also catch dreams.

The Dream of the Girl Scout Leader

September 16, 2010
Author: Miagro2000

My Mother was a Girl Scout leader for as long as I can remember.  It was only in the last few years that she really started stepping back on her activities and finally “retired” this past year.  What she seemed to love most was teaching the girls all about the one thing that brought her more joy than anything else, crafts.  When I told her that my website was going to include dream catchers in our product line up, she was so excited.  She immediately ran to her craft room and presented dream catchers that she had made by hand over the years.  You could almost see the memories as they ran by her mind’s eye.  All the girls she watched grow up, and all the things she taught them along the way.  Least of all, was the art of dream catchers… 

Then she came back to the moment with an offer to teach us how to make them.  “It’s really easy!” she said.  More than dream catchers, I will always cherish the memories. 

Thanks Mom.

Dream Catchers

September 9, 2010
Author: Miagro2000

When we were kids my brother kept having nightmares.  Just the usually kid stuff but it got to be really annoying with him waking everyone up once or twice every night.

My grandmother brought a dream catcher and put it up over his bed.  It had some beads in the webbing and she said the beads were spiders that caught bad dreams in the web.  She told him he would not have to worry about bad dreams anymore because the dream catcher was there to make sure only good dreams would get through to where he would be sleeping.

It worked!  He had only good dreams from then on.

It was only a problem when we went on vacation or when we stayed at a friends’ house for a night.  We had to make sure that dream catcher was with him everywhere he slept.

The Dream Catcher Story

August 16, 2010
Author: Miagro2000

The story behind the dream catcher is as interesting as the dream catcher itself.

Dream Catchers are an ancient spiritual tool used to help assure good dreams to those that sleep under them. A dream catcher is usually hung over a place you would sleep where the morning light can hit it. As you sleep all dreams from the spirit world have to pass through the dream catcher.

Only good dreams can pass through the hole in the center while the bad dreams are caught in the webbing.  The positive dreams would slip through the hole in the center of the dream catcher, and glide down the feathers to the sleeping person below.  The negative dreams would get caught up in the web, and expire when the first rays of the sun struck them.