This is a beautiful happy hoop to help boost those difficult days! “Warrior of Light” is here to inspire joy and radiate happiness in the present moment. A protective talisman for a warrior promoting lightness of being and being a shining light for others. Be present, feel the sun that is shining, dance and hear the birds singing, watch the trees, kiss under the stars, be grateful, be loving, be true to your heart.
I made this for my partner Craig on the 22nd of December and I also did a blessing ceremony for it on that day too. Did not realise until later that it was made on the 22nd (which is a special number in numerology). It is blessed with sage and rose incense, with Reiki, and the Shiva mantra Om Namah Shivaya. (Shiva is one of the three main gods in Hinduism. Shiva is an embodiment of ultimate space of enlightenment. Shiva is known as the destroyer god because he removes all evil from the world, he is depicted with a crescent moon, he is also depicted dancing around a ring of fire. Craig is a beam of light in a harsh world and he also loves to dance, this is why I connect him with Shiva.
His wife Parvati (also known as Kalyani which is my spiritual name) was the goddess of mercy, the mountains, wildlife and she blesses everyone’s heart with tenderness. Also the goddess of fertility, love, beauty, marriage, children, and devotion; as well as divine strength and power, depicted wearing a red dress holding flowers, sugarcane (for sweetness), a rosary and wearing a headdress).
Interestingly this dream catcher being blessed on the 22nd December happened to be during the waning Crescent moon, which is Shiva’s moon and a phase of the moon representing surrender, deep, nurturing love, and to trust in destiny and the magic unfolding.
This is how I see craig, if he was a dream catcher. Full of joy, exuberance and optimism. Making this for him has inspired me to make one for myself which is quite similar only more white with a pop of colour. I’ve never actually made a dream catcher for myself so it’s about time!
“To the warriors of light, there is no such thing as impossible love. They don’t allow themselves to be intimidated by silence, or by rejection. They know that – behind the icy mask people wear – there is a heart of fire. That is why the warriors risk more than others. They tirelessly seek love – even if this means hearing, many times over, the word ‘no’, returning home defeated, feeling rejected in body and soul. Warriors don’t allow themselves to be discouraged. Without love, life has no meaning.”
– Paulo Coelho
The meaning of all the things chosen for Craig’s Dream Catcher:
Willow Hoop: Adaptability- the ability to survive and thrive in challenging conditions. Deep emotions, magic, hope and healing, symbolic of the element of Earth.
Red ribbon: Passion, stability, the colour of ancient Roman soldiers.
White ribbon: Peace, sincerity, temple columns, hope, Egypt, High Priestess.
Turquoise ribbon: Emotional balance, speaking with truth, loyalty.
Purple ribbon: creativity, wisdom, dignity, devotion, peace.
Shells: Remind him of Tenerife, symbolises Aphrodite, resurrection, element Water.
Two Beads in the web: Craig and I, together in this web of life.
Imperfect web: Life is imperfect & I learned from Craig that spiders make imperfect webs.
Two small dream catchers: Craig and I, Yin and Yang.
Citrine: Prosperity, abundance, element of Fire.
Red Carnelian: Ancient Romans used it for protection, a stone of motivation and endurance, leadership and courage, a warrior’s stone.
Tiger’s Eye: Ancient Egyptians used it for protection and magic. Stone of emotional balance and protects you from the negativity of others.
Clear Quartz point: Connects you to your higher self, cleanses the room.
Black Obsidian Arrowhead: Purposefully chose this as its shaped like an arrow, another warrior stone. Black Obsidian derives it name from an ancient Roman explorer called Obsius who was given a black glass sphere from a volcano by an Ethiopian woman called Xenia. It is also called the “wizard stone” because it has been used since ancient times in many magical practices. Shields you against negativity, cleanses your aura and may stimulate the gift of prophecy and help you remember past life memories.
Feathers:Symbolic of the element of Air
Blue Jay: Bringers of light and joy, can signify that you are coming into a time of your life when you will understand your power, and how to weld it.
Pheasant: Leading a passionate life, You have the power to make anything happen.
Lady Amherst Pheasant: Luck and Love. Roaming free.
Silver Pheasant:Enhances your intuition, strong sense of responsibility and loyalty.
Peacock: In Greco-Roman history Peacock feathers were known as the eyes of the stars. It has also been said that the Peacock is the earthly manifestation of the phoenix. The feathers are talismans to protect you. For this reason the Peacock feather represents immortality, and can absorb negative energies, protecting those who wear them. Just like the phoenix those who wear the Peacock feather can rise from the ashes.
Black and White feathers: Yin and Yang. Divine feminine and divine masculine.
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