Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Weaving the Web of Life- Making a Dreamcatcher
hang above children's beds, or sleeping spaces to help filter bad dreams. Now tribes, reservations everywhere make them, and you can find them at Pow Wows, random artist venues. They traditionally were made with wood, sinew, which is shredded fibers of tendons from animals, hide glue, leather, and feathers. The branches from my dreamcatcher was found by my friend Lily, she soaked them, bent them in the shape of a circle, carefully ripped off the bark to give it a vibrant color, it was a lot of work greatly appreciated by me. A traditional dreamcatcher is about 3 inches across, but some people make them bigger, just because. I feel a lot of gratitude for what I've been blessed to make with my dear friends, and feel I now have more insight into who my ancestors were, and last night I got a lot of answers as I slept, dreaming away, the magic, energy swirling above my head. With deep love, and respect for the Natives that lived before us, now, and
within us... Blessed be. Aho.
Posted by Joy Clarkson AS, Licensed Massage Therapist, Spiritual Healer at 6:24 AM