What dreamcatchers really catch


The dreamcatcher in this photo may look very pretty, but if you hang it in your home, guess what it does? Absolutely nothing except gather dust, cobwebs and stagnant energy.

Originally used by Native Americans, who are said to have believed they could help to filter a person’s dreams, they are now sold in New Age stores as a kind of good luck charm.

One of the first things I suggest to people who have them and who need to declutter is to take them all down. They clog the energy of a space, especially if hung in corners or near beds. And the downward-hanging shape pulls the energy of a space down, making clutter clearing harder to do.

They are a very good example of a so-called cure that causes more problems than it solves.

This may come as quite a surprise to some people, but for those who have perception, it will be a welcome breath of clarity and fresh air.

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Karen Kingston is a leading expert in clutter clearing, space clearing, feng shui and healthy homes. Her two international bestselling books have combined sales of over three million copies in 26 languages and have established themselves as "must read" classics in their fields. Her best-known title, Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui, is now in its fourth edition. She is best known for her perspective-changing insights and practical solutions that enable more conscious navigation of 21st-century living.
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3 Responses to What dreamcatchers really catch

  1. Jaye says:

    You’re welcome, Deborah. I wish I could remember more, but it has been a while since I took the course and I didn’t take notes. 😉

  2. Deborah says:

    Thanks for your explanation, Jaye. This makes sense. Much appreciated.
    Kind regards, Deborah

  3. Jaye says:

    I took a course with a Native Canadian recently about dreamcatchers and the dreamcatcher name is erroneous, given by non-natives. They were not created to catch your dreams at all. They were created to work through an issue in your life and when completed, they were burned to release the issue.

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