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Abominable Snowbear

December 5, 2011

A white bear against the Arctic or Himalayan snows is all eyes, nose, and claws! In Tibetan  the term is metoh-kangmi or man bear -snowman. It  was a “Glacier Being” or god of the hunt.  The Blue-eyed bear continues this tradition of a  Great Being in a mystical land. Now you see her, now you don’t. What is she hunting? Maybe you!

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Himalaya Adventure

November 8, 2011

The Blue-eyed Bear encounters a Snow Leopard.

Always on the looking for a new place to call home the Blue-eyed Bear is in an extremely remote corner or the earth, the high Himalaya. This beautiful and extreme country may be remote enough and safe enough from human encroachment. But, can the B.E. Bear make friends with the mysterious “ghost cat”, the Snow Leopard, the top predator in this land.

Still,  the Snow Leopard too faces threats from poaching, loss of habitat, and loss of prey animals. Conditions that affect top predators, except humans, all around the world. The Snow Leopard Trust estimates there are some 3,500 to 7,000 cats left in the wilds. And the B.E. Bear is lucky enough to meet one.

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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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Enso Bear

October 18, 2011

ao I me no kuma

The Blue-eyed Bear (ao I me no kuma) creates her own two-pawed and ten-clawed enso or a circle of bear perfection.

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Almost Home?

October 3, 2011

The Blue-eyed Bear is climbing into a new adventure. Can you guess where she is? The new friends she meets may help decide if this is a new home for the bear!

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Force of Nature

September 11, 2011

The Blue-eyed Bear observes some strange birds.

The 10th anniversary of the destruction of the Twin Towers in New York City, the attack on the Pentagon, and the plane crash near Shanksville PA. a series of events collectively known as 9-11 provides the B-E Bear a time for sobering reflection. When all these terrible acts occurred the B-E Bear had yet to leave home and seemed secure in her icy estate. But on her Adventures she has since observed the great destruction humans wrought on themselves. For instance, Bears don’t fly (well maybe only in their dreams) yet, Humans have turned flight into a common means of transport,  a joy to many, as well as a means of destruction. Ten years ago on that fateful September day the  common means of transport was without warning morphed into a means of destruction.  Great buildings fell spewing forth debris that, like a volcano, could be seen from space.

The Twin Towers fall as seen from the International Space Station, a NASA image.

After 9-11 if anyone questions whether humans can effect  the environment they need to take the perspective of  the fall of the Twin Towers from space. What happened that day had immediate repercussions  unlike the unseen, but no less devastating slow accumulation of  pollution that is heating this planet. The tragedy of 9-11 is a vivid demonstration  for all living  generations, that  they are a force that can unleash unthinkable destruction in an instant and or over the course of time. Other forces of nature such as  volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunami, or slow grinding of the tectonic plates can’t be stopped.  However,  humans believe they can change course and  choose a less destructive path. But can they? 

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Tail Chase

September 2, 2011

Around and Around we go! Where we will land no body knows!

Life is a tail chase. Ever feel like your going full-out but have know idea where you’ll end up? So does the B-E Bear. It’s said  that the journey is what matters not the destination. Or its how you play the game not whether you win or loose. Taking these sayings to heart suggest you would not recognize your life’s destination even if  you arrived. Anyway, the B-E Bear thinks it might  look very much like the place from which you started. But,  just caring to ask the question “where am I going” may be the only way to reach one’s true potential.

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Miami Blues Almost Gone!

August 16, 2011

The Blue-eyed Bear dreams of finding a unknown colony of Miami Blue butterflies.

The Miami Blue butterflies are almost gone. They have been recently given emergency placement on the endangered species list because they are in such a precarious state that they can’t wait for the bureaucratic wheels to grind. As their name implies these little one inch butterflies can be found only in south Florida. As a butterfly they only live one day and thats not much time to mate and lay eggs. Their caterpillars feed on balloon vine and both caterpillar and butterfly stay within the small area where they were born, thats why habitat loss is so devastating to these little guys.

Take a good look. You may never be able to see this butterfly again!

The Blue-eyed Bear dreams of finding a previously unknown colony of Miami blues and fighting off  all comers to protect  their balloon vines.  Some say, so what if a butterfly dies out! Humans need more condos along the beach and more places to park their autos. But the Blue-eyed Bear’s world would be a little less beautiful without them! Their loss would make for one less ice berg on the ocean of time.

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Heats Up!

July 29, 2011

The bergs are getting smaller!

It Hot!!!! And small bergs means the Blue-eyed Bear has to work hard to keep balanced! But balance isn’t everything.  Sometimes you got to just take the plunge even if it means watery wrinkles and puckered claws.

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Requiem for a Bear

July 19, 2011

The Blue-eyed Bear greets a little dog named Bear who has just begun the transition to a new state of being. She now exists in the hearts and minds of those who love her and thats just where the Blue-eyed Bear and all the animal friends she encounters also exist.  One can’t say that this is not a real for  love informs all existence and is true no matter what shape or form it may take.

Little Bear, released for her corporal existence, can now be off on her own adventures. Of course the transition is hard especially for those who love her because they have to find a way of not being left behind.  One way is to keep an honored space for Bear so she always feels welcome in her corporal home. And maybe if the Blue-eyed Bear is  lucky, she may cross adventurous paths with little Bear again in their great wanderings.