So I’m really confused about something…
Apparently many Christians think dream catchers are evil. I’ve just discovered this, and I’m undecided on what I think about this. Here’s the main reason:
|February 2, 2015 at 10:31|
You need to be depending on God for your security, not a dream catcher. Try praying and reading inspirational verses every night. You can even sleep with a bible under your pillow if you’d like.
I am personally undecided about dream catchers, but because you asked I am going to share a story from a friend about them. First just let me say that she is a very reliable person who has never gotten drunk or done drugs. I will tell you the story and let you draw your own conclusions.
|February 2, 2015 at 10:59|
Thank you. I might try sleeping with a Bible under my pillow like you described. I would have already tossed my dream catcher if not for the fact that my sister made it. She doesn’t live with us any more, so I don’t see her as much as I’d like, so I guess that is the reason why I’m so confused.
|February 2, 2015 at 11:17|
I still really don’t understand why the dream catcher sucked all my bad dreams away. It’s a bit fishy, to be honest. I’m trying not to believe that this thing could have actual power, apart from the ability to comfort me when I miss my sister.
|February 2, 2015 at 11:20|
Dreamcatchers, like a lot of things, have pagan origins. Wikipedia talks abouy how they originated, for people like me that find that stuff interesting: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dreamcatcher
The reason it worked is likely because, with the dreamcatcher, and the expectation and/or hope that it’ll work, you were more comfortable and relaxed when you went to sleep.
Or maybe the Ojibwe people were on to something, who knows 😉
List of other things with pagan origins: http://www.jehovahs-witness.com/topic/160613/lets-list-everything-that-has-pagan-origins?page=1
|February 2, 2015 at 12:47|
Interesting! Never knew that everything listed, except the days of the week, months, and chocolate, were of Pagan origin. I’m not worried about the Pagan roots (I know, I know, sue me). I’m worried about depending on my dream catcher for protection instead of God. I really try not to idolize it, but it’s kind of difficult. It also has great sentimental value as well, like I’ve already described.
|February 2, 2015 at 13:51|
(Wedding Rings are pagan too, it’s cultural, not religious! So are Christmas trees!)
|February 2, 2015 at 18:21|
I’ve heard dream catchers are evil too, but no one told me why 😛 As far as your dreams go: belief–positive or negative–has enormous power. When you got the dream catcher you expected to have good dreams-so you did.
You don’t need the dream catcher. It’s an object and it has no power, good or bad. You have a good brain, fill it with good thoughts and you will have good dreams.
I make it a habit to read a chapter of the Bible before I go to sleep, it gives me something good to dwell on as I drift off to sleep.
|February 2, 2015 at 19:42|
Though to add, because it’s just an object, it’s okay if you still need it! I need to sleep with the monkey I was given as a kid because he was given to me as a cheer-up gift when I’d been sad, and I associate him with good feelings. Therefore, I have good sleep-thoughts. So don’t dismiss objects that help you because theyre “just things.”
|February 3, 2015 at 18:21|
The dream catcher itself has no actual power, it’s all psychological. Since you expected it to work, it did. I don’t think it’s wrong to use, as long as you know that the dream catcher is not actually some sort of powerful object.
|February 5, 2015 at 16:49|
Like rainbow said, it’s a psychological thing. I’ve always just thought they were pretty…
|February 6, 2015 at 13:59|
Well, now I sound superstitious, lol.
Thanks for the replies.
|February 8, 2015 at 09:13|
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