How did Sacred Healing Bears come to be?
I was going through a difficult time in my life and I wanted a bear to cuddle that was made of fleece with a native design on it. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find someone to create it for me. So, I decided to make it myself. I found some patterns online. I then decided to make it a spiritually based healing object. And that I wanted to birth it in ceremony and sacred space, with healing gemstones within it as well. After creating prototypes and my own bear, spirit made it clear that I should continue to create and sell the unique bears.
The process I use to create the bears will change as spirit leads, and for now it is as follows. During creation only certain positive kinds of music are played. Prior to ceremony I ceremonially cleanse myself and the space to be used. A ceremonial circle is set. Singing bowls also assist to cleanse the space further. In ceremony the bears are cleansed with sage and offerings of corn meal and tobacco are given to Great Spirit. Bears are drummed over with a bear skin drum and with a buffalo skin rattle. Each bear is given seven chakras and the four directions, as well as Reiki. Each bear is breathed into life and clapped over to set everything in place. They each receive a blessing before the ceremony and circle is closed.