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LEGEND ABOUT DREAMCATCHER

May 31, 2017

Long time  ago when the world was young, an old Lakota spiritual leader was on a high mountain and had a vision.
In this vision Iktomi, the great master prankster of wisdom appeared to him in the form of a spider. Iktomi spoke with him in a secret language that only the spiritual leaders of the Lakota knew understood. As they talked between themselves, Iktomi -the Arana took a piece of wood from the oldest willow.Shape round with feathers, horsehair, beads and ornaments began to spin a web.

 

 

They talked about the cycles of life, how we started life as babies and grow in childhood and later adulthood, to finally reach old age when we must again be careful, as when we were babies, to completing the circle But, Iktomi said as he continued to spin his web, in each time of life there are many forces, some good and some bad. If you listen to the good forces, they will steer you in the right direction. But, if you listen to the bad forces, they’ll steer you in the wrong direction and may hurt you. So these forces can help, or can interfere with the harmony of Nature. While the spider spoke, he continued to weave his web.

. Also with the great spirit and it’s wonderful teachings”. While still he is talking spider weaving its web, starting outside and working toward the center. When Iktomi finished speaking, he gave to the old  Lakota the web and said, “look the web is a perfect circle, but in the center there is a hole, use it to help yourself and your people, to achieve your goals and make good use of people’s ideas, dreams and visions.
If you believe in the Great Spirit, the web will catch your good ideas and bad will go down the hole “.

 

 

The old Lakota, he passed his vision to his people and now the Indians use the dream catcher as the network of their life.
They hang it  above the beds, at home to sift their dreams and visions.
The good dreams are captured in the web of life and sent with them.
The bad thing escapes through the center hole and will never again be part of them.
The Lakota believe that the dream catcher holds the destiny of their future.

Traditionally, Native American dream catchers were only a few inches in diameter and it would be finished with a feather hanging from the webbing. Wrapping the frame in leather would be pretty common too as another finishing touch.

Natives believed the night air was filled with good and bad dreams. The legend of the Dream Catcher is that it captures the bad Spirits and filters them. Protecting us from evil and letting through only the good dreams. It is believed that each carefully woven web will catch bad spirit dreams in the web and disappear by perishing with the first light of the morning sun.

The good spirit dreams will find their way to the center and float down the sacred feather.

Dream Catchers are believed to bless the “sleeping ones” with pleasant dreams, good luck, and harmony throughout their lives. It is how many people remember lessons in our community and get their visions.

It is said that when you get a good night sleep you can remember when the spirit has talked to you.

Dream catchers were given to new born and or hung on an infant’s cradle board for good dreams. The larger sizes were hung in lodges, for all to have good dreams. It is never too late to acquire a dream catcher.

The dream catcher that you have received as a gift was made  with you in  thoughts and while sage was burning and being in prayers at all times. It is a sacred object.

This Dream Catcher is not only a dream catcher but also a medicine wheel.

All the parts of the dream catcher has meaning.

To begin, the web represent the spider our brother of life for ever repairing the eternal web of life. Thus weaving your life dreams and energy in the universe when you dream.

The ring represents the earth mother and the humble walk we do upon her. The ring was also covered with multi-colored wool representing in my mind and spirit aspects of your personality, moods and emotions. The beads on the web are of the 7 directions thus calling upon them to bless you.

As we believe that we are related to all things and that all things are part of us then the Dream Catcher and medicine wheel is a representation of such sacred belief.

The first color is blue representing Father Sky and all that lives in the sky; grandfather sun, grandmother moon, Star nation and Creation.

The second colored beads are purple this is the color of the inner self and the introspection of where the Creator lives, within us all.

 

The third color is Yellow this represents the direction of the East where the Yellow Nation is and we call upon their ancestors and the wisdom they carry to come in and teach us. It is also the direction of where the sun rises every day therefore a new beginning. We put the Sacred Eagle in that direction and call upon the abilities to see far beyond what is in front of us and to focus on the task at hand.

The fourth color is Red for the Red Nation. In this direction we call upon their ancestors to come and teach us how to take care of the land and do the work necessary for our families to grow in a strong foundation. It is the direction of honesty, hard work, family, integrity and love.

The fifth color is black. This color represents two roads. The direction of the Black nation and we call upon their ancestors to come and help with healing, also how to care for the water. It is also the direction of the black road, the one of self destruction, abuse and so on. Therefore we pray for understanding of such since we say Creator of all good things. We pray for the lessons that these people bring to us.

The sixth color is of the White nation. We acknowledge the white people and their ancestors. The knowledge and the wisdom on how to use that knowledge in a good way.

The 7th direction is of the color green representing Mother Earth. The one who feeds us, clothes, and protects us from the elements. She supplies all that we need in order to live on this earth. We give thanks for her.

In your Dream catcher, I have finalized the eye with purple again. This is to remind you that we are spiritual beings in all aspects of life and that without such believe then we continuously search the reason of our being and try to explain it in many different formats.

Once the ring and the web are weaved, it represents love, honesty and purity. All of the elements of the dream catcher together represent the earth, fire and water. Things we need to live. So when I make a Dream catcher the feathers are of the Eagle one of our most Sacred Animal Spirit. The Eagle to me is part of my Native ways and is in my personal medicine wheel in the East which represents the ability to fly high and close to the Creator. It also represents part of my name and the Society that was founded for the purpose of advancing the Native American Way of living.

It represents the ability to be love and to love, to take the risk and get out of the nest and fly on your own, the ability to live beyond your shadows. Once put on the dream catcher it represents the air.

If you received a dream catcher you have received an object that represents the 4 elements of life. Earth, Water, Fire and Air, all the things necessary to sustain life. May you have a happy, dreamful life with this dream catcher and good Karma.
Aho !!

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