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Wednesday, December 07, 2005

I brought this back from British Columbia for my son. It is a First Nations Dreamcatcher. The bad dreams get tangled in the web at the top, but the good dreams are allowed to filter through the holes. My son thought this was very clever, and it was a great thing to bring him for several reasons; 1. the profits went to the local First Nations in Penticton, B.C., 2. it is not a typical commercial product, 3. it is made of all natural products, therefore it's creation was in no way harmful to the environment, and best of all, 4. we only have good dreams filtering into our house. Good dreams for the holiday season. Mine are to feel truely at peace, have wonderful shared Christmas memories with my sons and Mr. C and last but not least, I would like a new camera, one that can zoom in and produce photos of great clarity. What are your good dreams?

  1. Blogger M!chelle said:

    Dream catchers are cool, at a reserve some of the natives taught me how to make them.

  1. Blogger Anhoni Patel said:

    Hi Cathy! I usually have dreamless sleep. I know I dream b/c everyone does, but I rarely remember them. I've only had a handful of nightmares my entire life (thank god. although i may have had more when i was little...).

  1. Blogger Chloe said:

    when my son was about 3 he used to be very afraid of the dark and he used to say he was afraid of bad dreams. So i made a little dreamcatcher (by no means as nice as that one you bought, just a net with little balls and stars hanging) and hung it over his bed.
    I'm not sure he fell for my story though. Later, he related everything to his teacher but the way he said it meant "poor mummy, she made it so i wouldn't be afraid."
    My good dreams are usually dreams of being in forests. I've got to ask somebody what these mean.
    Hey, what do you do with the bad dreams that get caught every night? Do you throw them away in the morning?

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Hello. Welcome. I would like to try and make one. Nice of the First Nations to have taught you.

    I usually have dreamless sleeps as well. I had a few crazy ones the other night but I can't remember the specifics. Unfortunately, or perhaps fortunately.

    I bet yours was very pretty and certainly helped your son out. "poor mummy", so sweet.
    I wish I could have dreams of forests; it sounds wonderful. Bad dreams caught in the net get tossed outside and turn into weeds in the summer.

  1. Blogger riskybiz said:

    Dream catchers are plenty where I drive my truck, near 6th Nation Reserves.(Brantford area)
    It really sucks that I can't remember any of my dreams.

  1. Blogger Stephanie said:

    Cathy - this is so strange. My landlord (who is Chinese) left me a Christmas present today. Guess what is was? A dreamcatcher!

    I rarely rememember my dreams, and lately I'm having a lot of trouble sleeping at all. So I put it over my bed, figuring it cannot hurt and anything that helps at this point.

    I can't share my good dreams right now, as they are also what is keeping me up at night - but once i figure it all out I will certainly try.

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    It bugs me that I can't remember my dreams, either. So perhaps you need a dream catcher?

    Very interesting coincidence! A Chinese dream catcher; that's interesting! I'm intrigued by the good dreams you can't share; no actually nosy would be the better word!

  1. Blogger Meow said:

    I think dream catchers are a wonderful idea. They are said to be great for kids who have bad dreams ... especially when they make the dream catcher themselves. However, there are some beautiful dream catchers out there to buy.

    Why is it, though, that when you have a good dream, you always wake up before it is finished, but when you have a bad dream, it just goes on and on ????

  1. Blogger Stephanie said:

    oops - Sorry, not a Chinese dream catcher. Mine is Navajo, but he had put it in a box with little Chinese characters all over it.

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    I wish I knew!

    I was just being silly :) Looks like you are going to be getting a Friday storm...

  1. Blogger blackcrag said:

    You are supposed to hang the dreamcatcher over the bed. The good dreams filter through and trail down the feathers to your sleeping mind. The bad dreams are caught in the net and dissolve in the sunlight the next day.

    That's the lore behind it, anyway.

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