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By Jimmy WhiteBear
Spent Sunday in tribal ceremony.
We celebrated the Bear going into hibernation. When some hear
of the "Bear Feast" they automatically think that
we are having Bear for our meal. Not so!, We don't eat family!...
The Bear feast is a celebration of the bear going into hibernation
and the people feast on nuts and berries as the Bear would and
has this past season. Bear is fasting and in dreamtime for the
next few months. In March we will Feast again and awaken him
from his long winters sleep. We leave him a "Spirit plate"
of nuts and berries and if we have a potluck, we will leave
some of this for him also. A "Spirit Plate" is when
we make up a plate of food and bring it into the forest and
leave it there for bear. The Bear in the mundane may not get
it and we know this, but one of the four-leggeds will take it
to the Spirit Bear... Sleep well Bear!...
you for sharing this Jimmy. I really enjoy, and feel honoured,
when you share so freely of your Path. I learn much from it.
Sleep well Bear!
A beautiful honoring
ceremony, Bear, thank you so much for sharing it. May I post
this to the library?
Thank you Cinn and everyone,
Yes Cinn you can do that if you like. Elders have warned against
sharing the entire ceremony and against practicing a Sacred
ceremony unless we have gone through the traditional 7 day fast.
Earthwalker, Arctickaiku, StarDreamer,
WhisperingWater, Minna, WakiyelaSapa/BlackDove, Lotus, StarBearWalking,
all posted thank yous.
Thank you Bear,
it's fine that the ceremony is not presented in full here. Best
IMHO. But I think the concept of it is important and will help
people understand the purpose behind it. Much appreciated my
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