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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 SPRING

The season of spring on the medicine wheel of life is the time of the East. It ushers in a time of new beginnings, new awakenings and new starts. This period challenges us to open our hearts and let in the eternal cycle of life. Remember, we live between memory and anticipation. Living is done in the present. Springtime challenges us to remember to live now in the newness of life.

Eagle embodies springtime.

The Golden Eagle is seen as flying the closest to the Sun and thereby carries the spirit of Creator.  As such, Golden Eagle is the presence of Creator moving in the now of life reminding us that creation is ongoing in the world and in our lives. Golden Eagle brings to us a vast vision of life’s possibilities that we may soar into new experiences. Golden Eagle is a hope bringer; a light bringer.

Sweet grass is the herbal grass of springtime. Its

essence opens our hearts and lifts our spirits. Sweet grass is the herb of the warrior, opening his heart to remember that what he does, he does for the people. Sweet grass confronts the warrior to remember that his task is not to savagely kill but to strongly protect. Sweet grass spiritually washes away what needs to be cleaned up in our bodies, our minds and our spirits so that our perspective is one towards life.







Pipe Prayer in the park

 
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if you have questions about us or our offerings.
 
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