Question: Do you know of any alternatives to a dream catcher? I had no idea that it was a part of someone's culture, I just thought people had them because they were neat.
i was going to have nice links and stuff but i was so depressed, however i didn’t just want to leave this!
so alternatives to dream catchers!
witches ladders. they are knot magic with added trinkets, usually feathers! while braiding or knotting just think of the intention of what you want out of it. an added bonus is the fact you can add things you associate with a goods nights sleep, or gems that offer magical properties of sleeping well, good dreams, nightmare reflection ect.
my favorite is satchels that can be made cheaply, filled with herbs and stones of your choice. when completed, put the satchel under a pillow or your bed!
similar to satchels are poppets, or a teddy bear works great for this if you have sewign skills. if you can make a small incision on the bottom of the bear (or stuffed animal/poppet) and while thinking on your intent put charged herbs and gems inside. then just close them right up adn sleep with the bear with you or near you.
if you like the looks of dream catchers to aid in helping you get better dreams i would suggest wreathes, you can add what ever decorations that match your aesthetic and practice, and it won’t be appropriation because its not from a closed religion
and this is a good sight that talks about a few stones that work well
Sunbeams slice through the darkness. The chirps and rustles of life surround you.
Now, imagine that that forest is underwater. What would it feel like to swim through an underwater forest?
Welcome to the kelp forest.
Here, you won’t find trees; instead, 150-foot seaweeds tower above you. Fish swim around you; sea lions frolic in the distance.
Your national marine sanctuaries are home to magnificent kelp forests that host an endless variety of fish, invertebrates, and plants. Like trees in a forest, kelp can grow in dense stands. These kelp groves provide hiding places to young fish and other animals that are hiding from predators; they help absorb wave activity and reduce erosion on nearby shores.
Kelp can grow nearly two feet a day. It has no roots – instead, claw-like holdfasts anchor it to the seafloor.
Kelp forests rely on a delicate balance to maintain their role as an ecosystem. Sea urchins, one resident of the kelp forest, is a big fan of kelp holdfasts. They chow down on these holdfasts, causing the kelp to lose its grip and float away. What’s left is known as an urchin barren.
Of course, the urchins aren’t particularly trying to destroy this ecosystem, but if the sea urchin population gets out of hand, it can spell real trouble for kelp forests. With too many sea urchins, you won’t just have a few urchin barrens here and there; instead the entire ecosystem is threatened.
That’s where sea otters come in.
Sea urchins are one of the otter’s favorite foods, so a healthy population of otters can help keep urchin populations in check.
With balanced populations of sea urchins, sea otters, and other creatures, kelp forests can thrive and serve as a refuge for fish, invertebrates, and other animals. That’s why we at NOAA do regular surveys to track kelp forest conditions, understand natural cycles and human impacts, and protect these majestic towers of life.
Take this time of this fascinating season to collect the last herbs, find acorns, pine cones, dry leaves. If you have the ability, visit a forest and get some pine tree branches, mushrooms, berries and breathe in the fresh, cold Autumn air.
Go out cloud scrying. Feel the fresh air after a rain. And just enjoy this beautiful season🍁🍃