Dream Catchers.

After a harrowing decade through abrupt awakening after awakening, being thrown in and out of the system, and quite literally skidding in sideways through hell and back, I’d like to report that I’m finally on the other end and doing very well these days. I have reached an equilibrium … a new personal potential and new level of my authentic self. I’ve worked through much of my psychosis, soul retrieval and spiritual crisis by diving deep into Art Therapy and Creative Writing.

I’d like to share a post from my facebook page, On the Rocks – The Flipside of Bipolar and Recovery. I tend to focus on a lot symbolism and most pieces are abstract in nature due to this very reason. I find it deeply satisfying and find a deeper meaning in most things.

The first piece, is a tribute to Minnesota, where much of my fondness of Native American culture arose. The second, is somewhat of a tribal yin and yang. And the third is the inside view of a reiki master hand, drumming on a drum. The birch tree is significant because according to Natives, this tree symbolizes truth, new beginnings and cleansing of the past.

Symbolism of a Dream Catcher –

“All parts of the authentic Native American dreamcatcher have meaning tied to the natural world. The shape of the dreamcatcher is a circle because it represents the circle of life and how forces like the sun and moon travel each day and night across the sky. The dream catcher web catches the bad dreams during the night and dispose of them when the day comes. As for the good dreams, the feathers act as a fluffy, pillow-like ladder that allows them to gently descend upon the sleeping person undisturbed. There is some contention when it comes to the meaning of the beads that often decorate the dreamcatcher. According to some American Indians, the beads symbolize the spider—the web weaver itself. Others believe the beads symbolize the good dreams that could not pass through the web, immortalized in the form of sacred charms.”

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Dream Catchers | Elizabeth | 5•17

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there…”

Where the herons fly in solitude,

Through serenity and peace,

And where the swallows lap the air.

Where souls stand to conquer demons

And the angels take up their wings,

Where dissonance disappears

And euphoria bellows and sings.

Where the Dream Catchers dance ’round

Our sleepy heads,

Where nightmares vanish

And dreams are born

In the their silken webs.

Where everything in between

Right and wrong, as they used to say,

Stands together arm in arm

and begs for us to stay.

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there…”

Where our Dreams spring at midnight

Through the chase between love and hate …

Where everything is fair.”

(I tag-teamed with Rumi on this piece … shout out to our ol’ pal! 😂😜)

#poetry #nativeamericanart #dreamcatcher

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