Dream Catcher Magic

dreamcatcher-k

 

Knowing that I love dream catchers my lovely niece sent me a self designed drawing of a dream catcher for my birthday last week. Not enough that it happens to hold precious numerological and other personal meanings to me (like the seven pointed star as one of them, the symbol of my life purpose, also known as Mystic Star), it intuitively seems to be catching the story of Ojibwe Dream Catcher History. Read the last sentence of the excerpt and count the petals of the flower web in addition to the seven pointed star. The excerpt is from Dream-Catchers.org at http://www.dream-catchers.org/ojibwe-dream-catcher-history/ where you can read the full story as well as find more information about the fascinating dream catcher theme:

“Long ago in the ancient world of the Ojibwe Nation, the Clans were all located in one general area of that place known as Turtle Island. This is the way that the old Ojibwe storytellers say how Asibikaashi (Spider Woman) helped Wanabozhoo bring giizis (sun) back to the people. To this day, Asibikaashi will build her special lodge before dawn. If you are awake at dawn, as you should be, look for her lodge and you will see this miracle of how she captured the sunrise as the light sparkles on the dew which is gathered there.

Asibikaasi took care of her children, the people of the land, and she continues to do so to this day. When the Ojibwe Nation dispersed to the four corners of North America, to fill a prophecy, Asibikaashi had a difficult time making her journey to all those cradle boards, so the mothers, sisters, & Nokomis (grandmothers) took up the practice of weaving the magical webs for the new babies using willow hoops and sinew or cordage made from plants. It is in the shape of a circle to represent how giizis travels each day across the sky. The dream catcher will filter out all the bad bawedjigewin (dreams) & allow only good thoughts to enter into our minds when we are just abinooji. You will see a small hole in the center of each dream catcher where those good bawadjige may come through. With the first rays of sunlight, the bad dreams would perish. When we see little asibikaashi, we should not fear her, but instead respect and protect her. In honor of their origin, the number of points where the web connected to the hoop numbered 8 for Spider Woman’s eight legs or 7 for the Seven Prophecies.”

For the lovers of stories I also recommend to read the Lakota Dream Catcher History on the same site: http://www.dream-catchers.org/lakota-dream-catcher-history/

 

Image: Drawing by Deelia´s niece ©

Quote: Opening Doors

 

“Your intuition beckons you to the future with things you feel drawn to because you love them. When you follow that voice you will find doors opening everywhere. If you are finding closed doors, it is the universe telling you there is a better way to go. Don’t keep pushing against closed doors; look around for the open ones.”

Spiritual Growth / Sanaya Roman at orindaben.com / Creating Your Highest Future Room

 

Image: wallpaperswide.com

My Tarot Pick for November: Ace of Cups by Gerd Ziegler

ace 

The Ace of Cups is one of my favorite tarot cards. And why not, its essence is about love, personal as well as universal,  being in a happy flow and (unconditionally) magnetic to good. Things and issues just effortlessly flow together. May we all enjoy ease, grace, magic and synchronicity as the universe is always voting for our happiness, wellness and fulfillment.

Ace of Cups: Gerd Ziegler – Mirror of the Soul, Handbook for the Alisteir Crowley Tarot

Key Words: Overflowing love; emotional clarity, deep love of the self; giving and receiving.

The white lotus is the symbol for love of a giving nature. It forms the base of the cups, which is blue, color of the element Water. Vertically through the cup flows a brilliant energy beam, uniting Earth and Cosmos. The cup is the medium which makes itself available for the coming together of the above and below, inner and outer. The Ace of Cups is the feminine counterpart to the Ace of Wands; open, receptive, surrendering; bearing the transformatory power of giving love. The upper and lower portions of the painting embody the same quality, below in the emotional realm of water, above in the ethereal sphere of the spirit. As above, so below. That which is internally felt expresses itself externally clearly and openly. Emotional clarity results, emphasized in the painting by its balance and harmony.

The giving of love happens effortlessly. That which continually flows into us from the boundless abundance of the universe radiates outward again by itself, if we remain open and receptive. You can compare it with the flower which exudes its fragrance whether someone comes close to enjoy its perfume or not. This giving is not dependent on individual, perhaps close people. There is so much to share! All of existence can take part in it. Becoming one with the all-embracing, omnipresent love is such a silent ecstasy, a cosmic orgasm!

Indication: You are in contact with all-embracing love. It fills you and you can pass it on generously, lavishly, to others!

Question: What is your way of expressing love?

Suggestion: Let the card work on you for a while. Read the last two
paragraphs of the description again, and close your eyes. Feel yourself
as an open channel for the divine energy.

Affirmation: All-encompassing love fills me and my environment.”

index

product_100474_1_orig

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Images
Alisteir Crowley Tarot: Ace of Cups
The Tarot of Crystals and Gemstones : Ace of Cups – Rutile Quartz

Book Quote: Storytellers by Nicolas Barreau from The Ingredients of Love

15793153

“My theory is that people who write novels and tell stories to us fall into three main groups.
   The first group always write only about themselves – many of them are among the literary greats.
   The second group have an enviable talent for inventing stories. They sit in the train, look out of the window, and suddenly they have an idea.
   And then there are those who might be seen as the impressionists among writers. Their gift is finding stories.
   They travel the world open-eyed and pluck situations, moods and little scenes from the trees like cherries.
   A gesture, a smile, the way someone brushes their hair back or ties their shoelaces. Snapshots behind which stories are hiding. Stories that become pictures.”

–   The Ingredients of Love by Nicolas Barreau

Do You Think that You Have Never Channeled?

ID-10088656

“The times when inspiration flows effortlessly are similar to the channeling state. Most of you have had brief experiences of a channeling-like space, such as talking to a friend in need, feeling wisdom flowing through you and saying things you had not originally intended to say. The moments when you feel deep love for a friend, awe as you look at a beautiful sunset, appreciation for the beauty of a flower, or the reverence of deep prayer all contain elements of this state of consciousness.” Opening to Channel by Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer at orindaben.com

 

Image: Victor Habbick /freedigitalphotos.net

Trusting My Guidance

ID-10088652

Thank you Guidance
for all the messages,
affirmations,
confirmations,
revelations
through all my
stubbornness
not to
sometimes
trust
even the most
obvious.
How can I
be so loved
just as I am,
just as we all
are.

And thank you
my stubborn part,
it is you
who miraculously
made me overcome
the most difficult
things in this life,
your will to live
and your will to love,
and your growing
ability to allow ease,
now,
let´s get stubborn
in trusting.

– Deelia ©

Including a couple of quotes from the wonderful book Opening to Channel by Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer at orindaben.com:

“It is all right to have doubts. Almost everyone goes through times of having doubts, even the finest, most experienced channels. You are not alone.”

“More people than ever possess the ability to channel, explore alternate and probable futures, move into new understandings and concepts of time, control the mind and unconscious, and tap into the powers of their superconscious selves. As more people travel into other dimensions and higher realms, a doorway is created for many more who would not have been able to make such journeys before. Changes are occurring in dimensions beyond the earth; doorways are being created to other planes of reality that have never before been accessible to people.”

 

Image: Victor Habbick /freedigitalphotos.net

Quote: The Centre of Your Soul

 

the_known_universe-wallpaper-1280x768Sharing a wonderful quote of Saint Teresa of Avila from the book “The Interior Castle”, translated by Mirabai Starr. Originally posted by Monika in her great post: The Private Self at symbolreader.

“There is a secret place. A radiant sanctuary. As real as your own kitchen. More real than that. Constructed of the purest elements. Overflowing with the ten thousand beautiful things. Worlds within worlds. Forests, rivers. Velvet coverlets thrown over featherbeds, fountains bubbling beneath a canopy of stars. Bountiful forests, universal libraries. A wine cellar offering an intoxication so sweet you will never be sober again. A clarity so complete you will never again forget.

This magnificent refuge is inside you. Enter. Shatter the darkness that shrouds the doorway…

No one else controls access to this perfect place. Give yourself your own unconditional permission to go there. … Believe the incredible truth that the Beloved has chosen for his dwelling place the core of your own being because that is the single most beautiful place in all of creation. Waste no time. Enter the centre of your soul.”

– Saint Teresa of Avila, “The Interior Castle”, translated by Mirabai Starr

 

Image: wallpaperswide.com