Archive for the ‘Celebrate’ Category

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Christmas is Hare

December 24, 2012

XmasHare

The Blue-eyed Bear is the first to witness a new phenomenon the Christmas Hare! Since the Arctic is melting humans may have to adjust their myths, and well the Arctic Hare is just crazy enough to audition for the job. The BE Bear has no idea where the Hare got the hat and bells. Happy Holidays!

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Heaven and Earth Sing!

December 25, 2011

The Blue-eyed Bear and a few Arctic Friends enjoy a starry song!

All creatures of Heaven and Earth sing to honor the turning of the year. Honor the old and what has gone before and ring in the promise of the new. Whether the coming year brings a messiah or more of the same it  is for sure it will be full of wonder. So no matter what don’t be blue and don’t be bleak lift your voice to the Stars and sing!

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HAPPY HOLLOWEEN

October 30, 2011

See-through Bear!

In order to consolidate her supernatural power the Blue-eyed Bear must see herself as a skeleton and name all her bones. In this way she can more easily pass between this world and the spirit world. The shaman of the Inuit and Siberian tribes also visualize their skeleton and thus they are made totally familiar to their helping spirits.

At this time of year the fabric between this world and the next is very thin and its easy to slip into and out of the spirit realm. Close your eyes and imagine your body without the flesh. If you do this no telling where you will end up. But take care,  I would hold something powerful like a knife, rattle, or rosary cause you never know what you might meet and you want to get back. The B-e Bear has her claws for protection!

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Winter Solstice

December 19, 2010

Bear fire greets the solstice eclipse.

Happy Winter Solstice to All! In many cultures the shortest day or the year or the longest night is greeted by the lighting of fires. The Blue-eyed bear is herself a luminary with a fire all her own and so greets the New Year. When other bears are deep in their hibernation, the Blue-eyed Bear continues her search for home! She has had many adventures in the past year. With the help of her friends she visited Ireland, France, China, British Columbia, and Florida. (The bear chronicler has many stories yet to tell). Some adventures like her trip to the Gulf Coast to witness the BP oil spill are not adventures the BE Bear would want to repeat. (She hopes she helped wildlife rescue a little). Still others like the her trip into space got postponed and she is looking forward to continuing that exploration in the new year! What will the New Year bring?!! It can only be an Adventure !!!!! !!!!!

This year the solstice is marked by a total eclipse of the moon. The Blue-eyed bear is looking forward to witnessing this not often seen phenomenon. She will welcome the Moon back as she also welcomes the Sun back for the start of the New Year. Some say that because of the volcanoes Eyjafjallajokull and Merapi dust in the upper atmosphere may make the moon in eclipse almost black. Since this eclipse can be seen from the entire North American continent many of the Bear’s friends can join her in this Adventure !!!!! !!!!!


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Happy Birthday!

June 28, 2010

Birthday well wishes to all the B-E Bear's Cancer Friends!

Humans born under Cancer the Crab have the most varied personalities of any of the Sun Signs. Its probably do to the fluidity of this water sign and the way a crab can side step any issue. But there are some Cancer qualities that are  true to form that the B-E Bear can so identify with. Those qualities are the hard outer shell thats oh so strong and can take all sorts of punishment and the soft squishy inner part thats very sensitive. So all you Cancer friends, the B-E Bear says YEA for you, enjoy your special time of year!

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Summer Solstice

June 20, 2010

The Summer Solstice will happen June 21, 2010 at 6:28 am CDT. The Blue-eyed Bear has found some curious standing-stones from which to observe this midpoint of the solar year. Its a good time for the BE Bear to pause, like the Sun, in her travels and adventures to take a moment to remember her connection to the Earth and to all beings! Solstice means Sun standstill. The Sun rises a little further north each day from from its position due east at the equinox (equinox means equal amount of light and dark) and over this northward journey the days get longer until Sun stops and so marks the first day of Summer.  In a way this yearly cycle reflects the life cycle of all. The BE Bear celebrates summer, life is rich and full, there is usually plenty to eat. As I write this two squirrels a male and female are chasing around the trunk of the pecan tree and cicadas are screaming. But, its also good to remember  that now the Sun is moving back to the south and soon it will be winter once again.

The symbol the Blue-eyed Bear sees in the solstice Sun is one form of the solar wheel. It represents the turning of the seasons with the four arms marking the two solstices and two equinoxes. It has been called Brighid’s cross in parts of Europe. It is a symbol of protection, rebirth, renewal which is sorely needed in this world.

In terms of renewal the Blue-eyed Bear is also taking pause at this Solstice hour to reconnect with her inner shaman. The BE Bear had made a trip to Ireland not to long ago and visited the power point on the Boyne River  marked by humans with their ancient site Newgrange and Knowth among many others. The BE Bear saw the ancient carved symbols that likely represent the human shamanic experience. Since bears and humans are similar in form its not too difficult to believe that the BE Bear also experiences these symbols on her spirit journeys. The BE Bear journeys to the spirit realm to bring forth healing and wisdom.

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Happy Earth Day 2010

April 22, 2010

Earth Day is Everyday so Love Your Mother!