The circular shape of the dreamcatcher represents the circle of life, with no beginning and no end. This is significant to many Native Americans because they believe that death is a part of life and that the spirit lives on.Dream interpretation has been directly influenced Native American cultural and spiritual beliefs for centuries. American Indians believe dreams influence the conscious soul of the dreamer, oftentimes acting as a means for change in personality traits such as confidence, maturity, kindness, and loyalty.
Infants were given dreamcatchers as a protective charm. Traditionally, two spider webs were hung on the hoop, and it was said that they protected the child from harmful dreams and other dangers passing through the air. The legend states that in a spiritual vision, a Lakota leader met a trickster with great wisdom named Iktomi, who appeared to him in the form of a spider. Iktomi told the man that light and dark forces would try to enter the dreams of people. Iktomi instructed the man to make dreamcatchers to catch the light forces and let the dark ones slip away. Whether dreamcatchers catch the good dreams or the bad, many Native Americans hold to the belief that the charms dispel nightmares and help protect them from negative forces.
More About Dream Catchers: Classic Navajo Dreamcatchers have always been a fundamental part ofOjibweculture and have many purposes.
Prophecies:Dreams can show future events that will affect a tribe or individual person.
Names:Spiritual leaders can receive the name of a newborn child through dreams.
Spiritual Strength:Many Ojibwe people pray, meditate, and fast in order to bring on dreams that will give them spiritual guidance during difficult times.
Symbolism:Dreamers will often see a symbol that has personal meaning to them throughout their lives. Many Ojibwemakea charm to keep with them to remind them of the symbol. Some even take them to the grave when they die for strength in the afterlife. The Ojibwe people, often referred to by their anglicized name, "Chippewa", so insightfully understood the importance of dreams, especially in children, that they attempted to assist a child’s ability to receive good dreams and filter out dark or negative dreams with the use of a dream catcher.
A suncatcher or light catcher is a small, reflective glass or nacre piece that is hung indoors at windows to "catch the light" from a nearby source. A suncatcher is like the optical equivalent of a wind chime. It is believed that suncatchers were first made by the Southwestern Native-Americans.
The use of Chakra Kits for energy work can help you stay mentally and physically fit, and improve your financial/professional lives. The Sanskrit word Chakra literally translates to wheel or disk. In yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda, this term refers to wheels of energy throughout the body. To visualize a Chakra in the body, imagine a swirling wheel of energy where matter and consciousness meet. This invisible energy called Prana (also called "Chi" or "Qi") is the vital life force which keeps us vibrant, healthy, and alive. When there is a disruption or a blockage in this life energy, the individual may suffer from health or mental issues. Each of your seven Chakras has a corresponding color which follows the colors of our rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet (or white). These pure, spectral colors can be used to energetically influence the senses, balancing the body, mind, and soul.
Includes: 1 Dreamcatcher
Size: 18.5 x 2 inches
Circle Diameter: About 2 inches (5 cm)
Hanging Pendant Size: 2 cm (20 mm)
Materials: Metal, K9 Crystal, String
Weight: 0.23 lbs
Usage: Home/House Decor, Garden Decor, Yard Decor, Car Decor, Decoration