If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.– Anne Bradstreet
Once Upon A Time
a young Evenk girl got lost in the Siberian woods, and accidentally wandered into a bear’s den.
Winter came and went, and she was nowhere to be found. Just when her family began to lose hope, she returned to the village with a big surprise in her belly.
The Evenk girl was pregnant with a bear cub. After the birth of her son, she married a charming man from her village and had another son. The two brothers grew up together – hunting, fishing and herding reindeer in the chilly Siberian mountains.
One day, her human son was too rough with his bear brother while playing, and caused a fatal injury. On the bear’s death bed, he explained the rituals that should be performed when hunting and burying bears.
And so from that day on, the Evenk people perform sacred bear rituals.
The bear teaches us of the importance of solitude and rest. Just like the bear hibernates in the winter, we too are called upon to go inward and reflect on life. There is great power in introspection. Only you can provide the answers you seek.
Bear also teaches us to stay grounded. Feel Mother Nature’s strength beneath your feet, and root to rise in your power.
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