Maya has some of the most crazy nightmares. Sometimes, I cant wake her up. She gets so deeply intertwined with them that she wont wake, no matter how many times I say her name, kiss her cheek, or hold her upright. Finally, I went out and bought a dreamcatcher. I wanted to buy two, but the ones made by the Apache woman that I wanted, were sold out. She is currently in the process of making more, so I bought a Lakota one to tide me over. It's pretty, just not what I had in mind. (They have no Cherokee ones, which I would like for family background reasons, but the Apache ones are breathtaking.) I havent decided if I will put it over the crib where they nap, or if I will hang it over Maya's bed, and just hold off on having one over Bobby's bed, until the Apache ones arrive. At that point, I'll put the Lakota one over the crib, and the Apache ones over their beds.
I hesitate to say, but perhaps Maya is a bit more on the "sensitive" end of the scale. Bobby may be also. In fact, I think all children have deeper sensitivities because they are closer to the Divine. But I dont want her having nightmares. I bought a Mayan smudge stick as well; I figure it cant hurt to smudge out the stagnant energy. There is already a picture of the Blessed Mother and Christ-child over their beds, along with a cross, so now we will add the dreamcatcher, and hope for the best!
(Not sure the significance of dreamcatchers, click here)