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SHELO- A person who knows how to be happy though may be sad. I am a woman, a mother, a daughter. I am loving and caring. I have shattered dreams but I have hope.I have a God who arranges everything for me. I may not have a desirable past, but no one can destroy me and I am still standing. All I want is to be accepted and loved for who I am cause that is Me and That is all I can be.

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Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Dreamcatcher

While we were in Tam-awan village a web-like handmade object caught my attention as we were threading our way to the hilly part of the Ifugao community. We stopped and ask the guide to know what it was. He introduced it to us and told us about amazing stories how the olden society used that nature woven spidey-webby like hoop, the dream catcher.

According to legends and myths, through the dream catcher the good in their dreams are captured in the web of life and carried with them...but the evil in their dreams escapes through the hole in the center of the web and are no longer a part of them. They hold on to their belief that the dream catcher holds the destiny of their future.

This was an old belief that originated too from the old Indian community. Wherein, they believe that a dream catcher may guide them in having a prosperous life. The web is a perfect circle, but there is a hole in the middle of the circle. The made us of the web to help the community reach its goals, dreams and visions. According to them, if you believe in the Spirit, the web will catch your good ideas and the bad will slip through the hole.

Another legend believed that, "Good dreams pass through the center hole to the sleeping person. The bad dreams are trapped in the web, where they perish in the light of dawn."


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pehpot said...

oh that's an interesting story.. di ko nakita yan nung nagpunta kame sa Tam Awan..

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djtammy said...

oi gang. daghan kau ko baligya anang dream catcher :-) mga choker gang! naa pod dre FCC?lolz

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reanaclaire said...

hello..thanks for coming by , sweet shelo.. i havent heard of this dream catcher before..thanks for the info.. hehe

jes said...

wow meron p pla nyan...pero sabagay kahit yung iba nagsasabit p nga nyan sa roomnila eh =) nweis kanya kanayang paniniwala lng yan..=) just here to drop bu=y! have a nice daY!