The Dream Maker is a jewelry talisman conceived by Diamond Mike Watson to summon any positive virtue. Forged in precious metal, the Dream Maker renders its power with positive thought. When used with good intention, the Dream Maker can add a higher level of purpose in ones life. When this is accomplished the entire world benefits.
The inspiration of the design came from a sketch Watson’s adoptive mother, Martha, drew when he was a child. Martha made a square graph with 36 dots, then connected the dots into the shape of a stylized, symmetrical cross. Then she embellished the negative spaces of the quadrants with a swirl. The contour of the cross gave the aura of invincibility.
Martha prepared another paper with 36 dots and taught the skill to her only son. To Watson, the result was a magical eight-armed symbol that forever sparked his imagination.
Watson began in the jewelry business at age 17 and became a diamond merchant at age 22. At 23 he began jewelry design.
Throughout the years, Watson found himself doodling the drawing and inconspicuously published his mothers creation in his book, Tales of Imagination – Everything is Real. Because of his love for his mother, Watson associated all goodness within this enchanting symbol.
During the years that followed, a deeper meaning arose from the drawing.
Since ancient times, humans have been fascinated with the virtual indestructibility of a diamond, which in its natural state grows for millions of years into an eight-sided crystal. It seemed appropriate, Watson thought, that the Dream Maker had eight arms.
Watson divided the components of the symbol into the virtues his mother taught him as a child. To be worn, any sharp edges would have to be softened or framed. Watson finally transposed his mother’s original sketch into a beautiful piece of jewelry that has since branched into an array of striking designs.
Each arm represents a virtue. There are four similar objects arranged as a cross and four other objects arranged as an X. The center of the Dream Maker represents unconditional love, in which Watson believed all virtues stem.
The eight virtues that form the Dream Maker (from top right going clockwise): kindness, thankfulness, forgiveness, courage, giving, joy, awareness, and knowing.
Other than the virtue of love, Watson could never arrange any virtue by importance because a virtue may be needed more at different times in one’s life. Since Watson was rarely satisfied in the concept of ultimate truth, he never assigned strict definitions for any virtue except love.
The virtues established may not contain the one needed for every moment. Therefore, the Dream Maker should be considered a “living” talisman, which can be transformed at any moment to benefit the needs of the user.
A definition of each virtue is as follows:
Knowing we are loved shapes us into who we are. It is the root in which all other virtues branch out from.
The Eight Virtues:
1. Kindness. This includes caring, compassion and empathy. This represents treating others as you would like them to treat yourself.
2. Thankfulness. This is the immense appreciation of our every experience and every sensation such as sight, smell, and sound. We can be thankful for our home, our daily food, our limbs, all living things, and all those who are significant in our lives. We can be thankful even for our perceived shortcomings.
3. Forgiveness for misgivings. This means forgiving at all times and forgiving those who do not ask for forgiveness.
4. Courage. Bravery. Living without fear. This includes standing up for one’s principles and for the well-being of others. Honesty and trust are also acts of courage.
5. Giving. Generosity. We can give money, we can give our time, and we can provide needs for others. A warm smile or a pleasant memory can be one of the greatest gifts. We can give back to our earth by being frugal with its precious and finite fruits. It is not what we have but what we give that is important. We must give more than we take.
6. Joy. Real joy comes from the thoughts of love we hold in our hearts. This can be found through humor, laughter, and happiness through those who add richness and fullness in our lives. On this arm of the Dream Maker one may inhale with thoughts of joy and exhale with a smile.
7. Awareness. Consciousness of the present moment. This includes holding the entire universe with all its galaxies in the center of our minds. We are aware of our sensations. We are aware a star can evoke joy to one and loneliness in another. On this arm of the Dream Maker we understand we each experience life differently. Our truth may not be another’s truth.
8. Knowing. Believing in ones awesomeness and uniqueness. We know that we are loved. We know our value, self-worth, and that life will give us anything with good intention. We know we can accomplish anything through the door of unlimited possibilities and boundless imagination.
It is here you can Fly Up, meaning Fully Live Your Unlimited Potential. Watson defined this as one of the highest levels of human needs.
How to use the Dream Maker.
Although the DreamMaker can be used throughout the day, some feel the best time is in the night time before falling asleep.
Some believe dreams hold the power to solve perceived problems by giving solutions in waking life. By carrying the thoughts of positive virtues into one’s dreams, one may awaken with renewed purpose. Using the Dream Maker at night is a wonderful way to fall asleep.
With little effort, one can memorize the eight virtues and where they appear on the Dream Maker. From time to time it may be a good idea to first read through the definitions of each virtue while jotting a thought beside a particular virtue that has a current or special meaning to the user. Before sleeping, one may simply think about or touch the virtue of Kindness on the top right arm. Then move clockwise around the Dream Maker with your thoughts or by touching the metal, silently repeating the name of each virtue while giving deep thought to its meaning. The user may spend as much or as little time contemplating how each virtue and how it is currently relevant in ones life.