Now that is a legitimate question if I do say so myself because how on earth could a round hoop woven with yarn really protect you from bad dreams? If you’re the least bit skeptical about hanging one above your bed, I urge you to fully understand the importance of believing in it before purchasing one.
What Is It?
A dreamcatcher consists of a round wooden hoop woven with a web of yarn leading to a dangling of beads and feathers of various colors. Traditionally, from the Chippewa Nation, they are made with eight different points, representing a spider. It’s a little confusing because you would think that people are having night terrors about giant spiders so why represent it? These creatures actually represent energy, learning, and wisdom that give you the protection you need during your sleep.
What Does It Do?
It does a lot more than protect you, it filters out all of your dreams to which the unnecessarily negative ones go straight out the window, literally. Being the primary symbol of the Native American culture, dreamcatchers started off by being hung above children’s bed to prevent nightmares and evil spirits from bothering them during their sleep. For a child to have a dream, it would have to pass through and float down the hanging beads and feathers to get into their subconscious.
A nightmare will get caught in the web of the dream catcher figuratively stopping the flow of bad dreams disappearing once the sunlight from the morning shines on it. There are various beliefs of what happens to the bad dreams or how the good thoughts are filtered out, but nonetheless, a dreamcatcher does protect you from having any bad dreams.
Are You Sure It Works?
If you firmly believe in something so pure, there is no doubt in my mind that it won’t benefit you in some way. Whether it is comforting to gaze at before bed, reminding you that you are being protected throughout the night or symbolizing protection against evil spirits into your room, I believe it can be what you need it to be.
There are so may success stories raving about the positive impact they have on one’s mind throughout their sleep cycles, revealing that dreamcatchers do indeed execute what they stand for.
Nothing is set in stone or works overnight, or does it? Having too ridiculous of expectations for a dream catcher will inevitably get you a little disappointed if every dream isn’t up to your standards, but you may never know the bad ones that it protected you from either.
If you’re still a little hesitant on preceding your dreamcatcher experience, then maybe it isn’t for you. For a genuine occurrence of this working, you must believe in all of the good it can do for you, whether you’re asleep or awake. An addition to your room should be comforting and represent good energy that you believe in.
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