Bear Tablet - Draw the power of love to yourself. Compassion and joy. Discover the love inherent in you. Live listening to your heart. Make your own life choices according to your passion. Notice how emotions and thoughts influence you. Open your heart. Give of yourself and be nurtured. Make a picture of love to give to someone. Imagine yourself as Mother Bear. Do so without attachment. Do so because you can. – Maria Yraceburu
We know it can be a bit daunting coming into a new community.
Our desire is to make you feel welcome & to help you understand
& experience the love of Changing Mother Earth & Spirit.
Children in Circle
In ancient times it is said that a community measured it's wealth by the happiness of it's children. We follow this practice, making sure our children feel they have a relevance in community. We have several programs especially designed with children in mind. In ceremony we give this roles of minor responsibilities that help them grow into self confident adults of our community. Children that came into community years ago are active members to this day!
Earth Tradition to Heal the People
Quero Apache diiyin (HolyOne) and author Maria Yracébûrû has led the kind of nomadic life that’s reminiscent of her ancestors. A recent survivor of a lightning strike, Yracébûrû has been honored by the Inkan elders as “Laika” (holyone). She’s held in high regard by her community. She is a highly trained and trusted individual, instructed by her grandfather the late Juan Ten Bears Yracébûrû, in the task of remembering and telling the history of her clan. Maria not only remembers the past and traditions of her clan, but she is something of an entertainer, historian, priest, counselor, eco-psychologist, storyteller, and understands and teaches the meaning and origin of ceremony.
At YEW we believe in celebrating life & connection to the Earth. Our different Cyclic Ceremonial Gatherings allow for individuals to get involved & grow in group through ceremony.
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