Dream Catchers: Story behind these mystical webs

The cryptic design that it has, dream catchers always leave us intimidated. But why do we call them so? Do they really catch dreams? Are they something similar to wind chimes or evil eyes? Many of us are hanging dream catchers these days; they look beautiful and are often associated with protection from evil eyes. This article explains everything about a dream catcher; how is it associated with occult and its significance. Dream catcher is a handmade willow hoop, on which is woven a net or web. The dream catcher may also include items such as feathers or beads. Dream Catcher originated from the Native American people. Ojibwas used to hang dream
catchers above the bed as a charm to protect sleeping people, usually children, from nightmares. It is believed that it helps to filter dreams by catching the good one and allows it to slide down through the fluffy feathers to the one sleeping below it. Besides that, it also helps to trap bad dream in the protective net clearing away the unwanted negative energy during sunrise the next morning.In India, there have been the ‘Torans’ that are hung at the entrance of the house. They also help call in abundance and positive energies. Dream catcher is circular in shape that represents the life’s circle and is often being known as the scared hoop and also represents how the sun and moon travel each day across the sky.In the Asian countries, you can find dream catcher that has peacock feathers attached instead because the peacock is a symbol of good luck/enlightenment and also believed to be an earthly manifestation of the powerful phoenix.

Placement :

  • In the Bedroom – The key purpose of a dream catcher is protection or shield for
    sleeping people, especially for those who keep having nightmares or bad dreams, so the most ideal placement is to hang the dream catcher over or near to the bed to serve its guardian purpose.
  • Hang it at the Doors/windows – Since a dream catcher is used to capture the negative energy, it should also be placed at the entry point of a space, for example, the main entrance door, balconies or windows.
  • Display in the Car – For protection, safe travel and shield against accidents.

So, hang it, wear it or bookmark it, dream catchers are things that ring in positivity in life and bring peace to your mind.

“When you hang it up at the window by the bed it becomes an address for the inspiration/ideas for your journey further to reach you. There are good ideas and bad ones. The good ones slip through the central opening and gently land on the feathers. From there they slip into the mind as ideas for us to use and act upon. The bad ones get caught in the web and evaporate with the first rays of the sun touching it. If you meditate with it and are open to the communication of the Universe, it will help. ”

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