On the wall above my bed there are two very beautiful dream
catchers that my wife bought. They are red and brown willow hoops
decorated with feathers, horse hair, and beads. They have a
wonderfully delicate, spider web design in the middle of them. At
the very center of the web in the very middle of the dream catcher
there is a round hole. The Native American Lakota Tribe believes
that the dream catchers represent the web of life. Their people
believe that hanging them above your bed or in your house will sift
your dreams and visions. The good in your dreams will be caught in
the web and carried with you, but the evil in your dreams will pass
through the hole and no longer be a part of your life.
I enjoy looking at these lovely dream catchers, because they
always remind me of what I want to do in my own life. I want to
catch only the good within myself. I want to capture only the
highest, wisest, best, most loving, most giving, and most joyous
part of myself and let the rest fade away. I want to become the
person that God meant for me to be and live the way that God meant
for me to live. I want to become a wonderful part of the web of life
and share only love and joy with others and the world.
The glorious truth is that you, I, and everyone else in this
world can do this too. God loves us all so much and God gives us the
strength and ability to become our highest selves. We can choose to
be the person God meant for us to be. We can fill ourselves with
love, joy, and light and then share them with the world. We can
capture the angel within and allow the worst parts of ourselves to
fade away. We can live as a true Child of God sending smiles, giving
love, offering joy, scattering sunshine, and creating laughter
wherever we go. We can catch the dream of the person we always
wanted to be and make it a reality.
[ by: Joseph J. Mazzella (firstname.lastname@example.org) -- from 'Inspired Buffalo' (InspiredBuffalo@lighthouse.net) ]
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