THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
The process of designing and creating a shield, dreamcatcher or medicine bag is a Partnership. There’s information that I need to get from you, the customer.
So please include this in your order:
• Is the work for you or a gift?
• Are there particular colors you are interested in?
• Is there a particular healing need, i.e., an illness, insomnia, energy balancing?
• Any other information you wish to share will be apprecia-ted.
I will handcraft your product with Prayer and Guided Vision. From receipt of your order to shipping will take approximately 4 to 6 weeks. Along with your product, you will receive a detailed explanation of the materials used and the “medicine” (energy) they are reflecting or calling in.
Following receipt of your order, I will review your requests and determine the materials that will be used. An Invoice for payment will then be issued. As soon as payment is received I will begin your custom design.
“The idea is like a blueprint, it creates an image of the form, which then magnetizes and guides the physical energy to flow into that form and eventually manifests it on the physical plane.”
Created with Prayer and Guided Vision
to bring the gifts of Mother Earth’s healing……
that your journey be light…..
that you walk tall and are supported by your Ancestors and Allies
and always be blessed by Great Spirit
The Legend of the Native American dreamcatcher varies somewhat from tribe to tribe, but the basic theme or intention remains the same: good dreams/visions slip through the web and into the sleeper, while the bad dreams/visions are caught in the web (Lakota legend states the reverse). As my grandmother taught me, I pass on to you – “one must be careful in judging a dream or vision and calling it “BAD”, the Grandmothers of the Sleep Space send you messages through your dreams. Often we call things bad just because we don’t like hearing what is said”. Originally, Dreamcatcher hoops were made out of willow and covered with sage, the web was made from deer sinew, the use of which is now forbidden. The design of the modern dreamcatcher is left to the artisan’s imagination.
Prices vary depending upon the size and intricacy of design. Once I have determined the design features, I e-mail each customer with the cost. Payment is made at that time, through a secure server. Taxes, Shipping and handling charges are additional.
According to Native American tradition, the “Medicine Shield” is hung to guard one’s space – sleeping area, workspace, and or home. In times past, warriors carried their shields with them. A Shield brings in and/or reflects unique energies and properties. Native Americans call this “Medicine”. The Shield reflects (tells the story about) the unique “medicine” of the individual who bears it as well as calls to that person or place the “medicine” of the shield.
The sizes of the Shields vary – I take into consideration the use, i.e., a petite shield for hanging in a car (approx. 3 inches in diameter) will be much smaller than one designed for hanging in a home. Prices therefore vary depending upon the size and intricacy of design. Once I have determined the design features, I e-mail each customer with the cost. Payment is made at that time, through a secure server. Taxes, Shipping and handling charges are additional.
The Medicine Bag or Pouch is a smaller, personal carrier of the Medicine Bundle. In Native American tradition, the Medicine Bundle was a collection of items that came to an individual in a variety of ways (gifts given, things collected, etc.) and represents the Totems of that person’s Power Animals or Allies among nature. It contains anything that represents “medicine” to the Bundle’s owner. In my Medicine Bag I carry crystals, a bluebird feather, offering tobacco and my son’s first lost tooth. The personal Medicine Bundle can be worn, carried or placed upon your sacred space/altar. These Bundles are called on when needed for strength and/or courage during daily activities. Some Bags are worn around the neck, some around the waist. These Medicine Bags are a reminder of the talents, abilities and power Animals who will aid you in walking tall and in balance. They are also for protection.