|Posted by SarahMichelle on June 8, 2013 at 7:20 PM|
This is the story about how a dream catcher gave me nightmares.
About two weeks ago I went on a mini-vacation with a friend to a place called Oregon, Illinois. It has a lot of homage to the native american ancestors (mounder) who lived there before, this includes tipis all over town, the largest standing cement statue in the world called Chief Blackhawk, and a super cool native american store called the Eagles Nest. At this store I bought a lot of gifts and souveneers like stones and crystals and a wooden snake, but I also bought a dream catcher. They had dream catchers on small racks beside the checkout and I picked up a teal colored dream catcher with soft fluffy feathers and decided I wanted it. It also had a really good energy to it. But my friend picked up a different one that was blue and purple and had a quartz hanging from it and I chose that one because of it's asethetic qualities even though it felt strange to hold.
After I took this dream catcher home and hung it up, I started sleeping for 9+ hours a night. I woke up tired, and I realized this was because I was having nightmares I did not fully remember. But when I became concious enough to remember one, I had a full blown night terror. I talked to my boyfriend about it and he suggested I smug the catcher just to be safe, and if that didn't work I needed to take it down. So, the last night I kept it up in my room, over my bed, I smuged it along with the rest of my crystals. This was when I had the most vivid and terrifying dream of my life. I had a dream I was sleeping, and I kept waking up with writing carved into my skin (kind of like white ink tattoos). I woke up in my dream with three tattoos and I dediced that a deamon had been writing on me in my sleep. (one of the tattoos had the shape of a t-rex along with the writing) So in my dream I went to see a gypsie to consult her about the marks on my body. I walked through three shops to reach the gypsie in the third. In the first shop I stoped to look at something with stars and moons on it, the second shop and fancied an oriental jade tea set, and in the third one the gypsie sold jewelry with stones on them. After telling the gypsie about my dream within a dream and the marks on my body, all she told me was that it isn't right for something to be marking me and harming me. I woke up mid conversation.
I took down the catcher, and I've read articles that I need to burn or bury it, but I haven't done so. I also learned that in order for a dream catcher to work it has to be made for you by a shaman.
I am looking for some feedback into the symbolism of a dream catcher and the symbolism in my dream.
Thank you :3