We could all do with some positive energy in our lives, the last year has had its fair share of troubles for everyone. It is always nice to feel that we can make a difference to those around us and this week we attempted this by creating our own dream catchers.
It is widely believed that dream catchers originated from the Native American Ojibwe tribe. Dream catchers are said to filter away bad dreams thus protecting you from negative energy. Ojibwe people believe that the night air is full of dreams good and bad. Dream catchers were hung above the bed to capture our dreams and filter out the bad ones. The good dreams will find their way through the centre of the circle while the bad dreams get caught and disappear when the sun rises.
There are many of us here that enjoy a crafty afternoon. There are so many benefits to be gained from it. We enjoy the social side of coming together to share ideas and stories. We get a great deal of satisfaction from creating something beautiful and original and from being productive. It is also nice to have something to show for your endeavours.
Creating dream catchers was a wonderful idea. They are very different from anything that we have made before. The process was interesting and fun, and we do love to learn new techniques, it really fuels the imagination and gets the brain cells working.
We had such a lovely afternoon, not only crafting but also learning about the origins of the dream catchers and the benefits that could be gained for everyone by placing them above our beds and letting them do their work, protecting us from negative energy.
It was lovely to see them in all their glory, hanging in front of the window. Admiring them I fully understood why they were thought to spread positive energy, they certainly had a positive effect on us.