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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
Spirits of the West, I call you here, we want you here, we need you here.
Come to us in the color black, the setted sun, autumn, the place of the Healer, the place of Water and the power of the Moon..
Bring to us the spirit of reflection.
Come to us as Grizzly Bear the great teacher of reflection.
Bless us with the power of Sage to purify our hearts, and bodies that we might live free.
Spirit of the West, I call you here, we want you here, we need you here, be with us here.
Bear Spirit Medicine Lodge
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.
"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.
THE SPIRIT OF AUTUMN
The season of autumn on the medicine wheel of life is the time of the West. It ushers in a time of depth and connection. This period challenges us to expand our souls and connect to our. We live for a reason and that reason is not about us but about life. Autumn is the time to enter the depth of ourselves and embrace our purpose.
Grizzly Bear reflects the power of autumn. Grizzly Bear is the purveyor of Healing. As such, Grizzly Bear is the reflection of Creator moving within the now of life reminding us that life is purposeful and fulfilling when lived purposefully.
Grizzly Bear brings to us the pain and joy in the reality of truth. Grizzly Bear is a Truth bringer, the Trust bringer.
Sage is the herb of autumn. Its ’ essence is one of deep purification- of your physicality and our heart. Sage is the herb of the healer, purifying his heart to remember that what he does, he does for the people. Sage confronts the healer to remember that his task is to remember and connect his brothers and sisters with life and memory that they may not disconnect.. Sage spiritually purifies the body, the mind and the spirit for true healing in our bodies, our minds and our spirits to occur in our lives.
Pipe Prayer in the park
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