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Forest Friend (for-ist frend) n. Elfin being of Ontario woodlands, known for environmental consciousness and earth-based spirituality

Since ancient times the Forest Friends have recognized the interdependence of all lifeforms, thus they understand that to live in Harmony with the Earth, with the Others, and within their own community is essential for their survival, balance, and joy of living.  Their nature-based wisdom has important messages for our fast-paced technological age.


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When I make dreamcatchers for my Forest Friends, they have the additional meaning of representing the web of life, AND they serve as a reminder to dream one's dreams – and pursue them. This final piece in my Forest Friend dream series is a special mobile for a baby, delicately balanced to be in constant motion. It incorporates three strips of white doe skin and three swan feathers, which will further help to catch the slightest of air currents. It is a visible prayer for protection for the child, for joy, and for the harmony and balance that come with connection to Mother Earth. ... See MoreSee Less

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Last week I posted several mobiles of my new Forest Friend dream series. Each delicately balanced piece was the expression of an intention, a wish, a desire, a prayer: Joy. Relationship. Companionship and support. Family. Lightness. Abundance..... A child might have a wish, too, and I have known some who really wanted a younger sibling -- hence this double "dream-catcher"! ... See MoreSee Less

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