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WHO WE ARE: 

Welcome to the Bear Spirit Medicine Lodge web page.
 
Bear Spirit Medicine Lodge offers rituals, ceremony, gatherings, educational workshops, seminars and training that speak with traditional and distinctive Blackfoot Indian voices. We offer experiences reflective of traditional American Indian ways of addressing your life and your community's needs.
 
You are welcome to share in our gatherings. Check us out and join us when we gather in your area. you will find us good people doing things in a good way.
 
 
 
BUILDING THE CHICAGO
PURIFICATION LODGE 
 



A PRAYER

Spirits of the East, we call you here,
we want you here,
we need you here.

Come to us in the color yellow, the rising sun,
Spring- the bursting forth, the place of the warrior,
where birth, childhood and
new beginnings reside

The place of all birds and the power of Sky
where Golden Eagle carries our prayers to Creator..

Spirits of the East, we call you here,
we want you here,
we need you here,
be with us here.




Bear Spirit Medicine Lodge
held ceremony
is always free as the wind is free.


 

We do not sell or rent our members' or site visitors' personal information and have no intention of doing so in the future.
 

The articles and quotes in this web site are

for informational purposes only.



















HONORING THE SACRED IN ALL


HEALING
 "Embracing the mystery of love
in its broadest sense
is the beginning of healing.
Love throws you into the fierce liberation
of accepting all of life as your companion
and all things as your ever present, living support.
 
By risking an open heart
and trusting that pain is growth,
 there is no battle in life that can not be overcome
and overwhelmed with the deep joy of life lived. 
Look to that which is heart felt, no matter the cost,
and the reward will lead to a peaceful spirit
and to relationships that are rich
in texture and depth.
 A life of joy is found in living each moment
in good relationship." 
 ~ Chuck Skelton





"... [T]he loss of this is one of the disasters of the conquest of the Americas by Western powers. They didn't respect the mystical dimension of the cultures of this land. They didn't respect the land itself. As a result, there is this quality in America of a concrete highway laid across the land. We are just now — especially among the young people with their ecological awareness — just now beginning to have a sense of what the land can tell us, and along with this has come a respect for the American Indians and their myths and teachings and religious rites."

Joseph Campbell, interviewed by Cate Miodini in the Fall, 1986 issue of "Anima: An Experiential Journal.



We are a teaching lodge.

 THE SPIRIT OF AUTUMN

A human life is tied to the Earth and all things living. All things living are connected within a web of life.And this web of life is a sacred energy…in which all things… reside.

You are Creator created creation. All that exists is created out of the same stuff. All that is was created with a purpose. Each of us has her or his purpose in life; and if you know yourself well enough to understand what that purpose is, you will feel fulfilled in doing nothing else but living out that purpose.

When the human being dances in Ihtsipaitapiyopa (that spirit
that permeates all things; all that is) and acknowledges all of life in that dance that person is whole. The whole person is one awakened to life and fulfilling the purpose of his or her individual life’s purpose. It is that person who gives all that he or she has to life serving that the tribe may have life and wonder. Such a life of connection dwells in understanding the proverb: “may death find you fully alive.” May you always find yourself in peace and joy in the dance of life.








Pipe Prayer in the park

 
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if you have questions about us or our offerings.
 
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