Lessons of HOPE the North American Black Bear
the lessons continue
Good morning world!
IT IS FRIDAY,
but somehow it just feels right to leave the lessons here for another day;
FALL IS IN THE AIR
what a glorious day
is kicking off this weekend;
up in VA
godson DVante is getting ready with his
for a big night of
“Friday Night Lights”
Good Luck Bobcats!
Many around the world are
“glued to t.v.’s”
watching the Michael Jackson trial
I just pray that those children do
get drug through the proceedings
they try and hold
a physician accountable
prescribing a lethal dose of a medicine
King of POP…
For no matter your thoughts/feelings
Michael was a brilliant entertainer
to watch him?
another time of
I sure do hope
they leave the children out of it.
So for today;
I am choosing to leave the
“Lessons of HOPE”
I have read the updates
tried to get my head around the now thoughts of
a memorial to
with the waterfalls being built out there
Ely MN at the bear center;
the “off the cuff” beginnings of the plague
that would say
words that left spaces for the
before hitting “all the fans”
I guess it’s the proverbial he who gives the most gets their names in the lights
The anger and rage seems to be waning
and the grief continues to be papable
some continue to talk about the
others still want the hunter named.
On one site
it now says
“shooter has been named”
another wants a memorial t-shirt
HOPE was murdered and then says
she has never known anyone murdered before.
I HOPE she doesn’t express that to anyone who is the wife/father/sister/lover
of one who has been murdered
as she seeks solace or comfort
in her pain of loss.
Many are comparing the wild bears to their children;
have asked the moderators
Linda, Jill, Sue Mansfield to provide comfort
They are not experts in this area;
they suggested the fans begin a discussion page; a thread of grief so to speak.
Other sights have said they are reporting all of these things to those who can examine whether or not we have a “cult” of sorts going on
I do believe the debt of the bear center is now erased.
LESSONS OF HOPE
and I thank you all for your comments
I send prayers for those who are in pain, those who are walkig
It’s a lovely fall morning here this morning
I’ve just finished reading the many many comments from yesterdays’ thoughts,
absorbing the first of the day….
I HOPE that folks are beginning to settle with the news; the reality of the
beautiful Black Bear
and to allow the many Lessons of her life
to now settle in to their own world
around the world
as they move into their day.
The above photo of the remarkable art brings me memories and I share it today
I spent a long and beautiful time with
sissy by phone last evening
is a woman who is of great spirit,
a gifted artisan.
I recall talking with her last year
telling her about the auctions on the
Lily the Black Bear page
being held there.
I remember and we talked about when the
collared research bear Sara was shot and killed.
TwoWolves painted a most remarkable
feather for the folks
to use for their auctions
oh what an auction it was!
Folks were bidding and the comments at times were so funny.
Monies were raised to
“erase the debt” of the center
the goodwill of folks as they eased their pain of loss seemed to also be helped.
Of course all that has now changed
they have gone “over the top”
they are asking for folks
to set up a
they are now wanting folks to
“dig deeper” to give more;
it seems they are
“playing on grief now”…
IT IS OUT OF CONTROL NOW.
the veiled threats, the not so veiled threats,
the sympathy, the untruths
it is rather frighte
HOPE’s birth on that live web cam
seemed to bring folks together all across the globe
it was truly magnificent
along with dispelling myths of
North American Black Bears.
Folks replaced fears with facts
But then again I think perhaps that the whole thing just got out of hand;
rather than hire professionals to handle it as it grew,
it just grew and it grew
it got so far ahead of those there
Well it doesn’t really matter what one more opinion at this point thinks
I remember when my sissy
did the piece above
was going to sell it and donate a percentage to the center.
then Sue Mansfield got her self all wadded up and declared that she could not do that
because the orignial photograph
“belonged to the center”
that was not really true
once posted on a public page
unless having a copyright tagged to them are in fact “public domain”
(as I see my photos all over the internet these days”…
once an artist uses a photograph and then
a piece of art with their own spin
it is “theirs” by design
you can see
the design above is a
“one of a kind”
to be certain!
So sissy TwoWolves
decided that she would just
for the center for an auction
let them have a ball!
what a grand time was had as they bid on it
it fetched a lovely price tag
for the winner to enjoy
lives on now
but for the life of me I can’t remember
who or where!
Who would have ever thought it;
now a tribute to
we have yet learned so many lessons
Sissy and I talked about last night.
We watched; actually watched a live bear be born without
HUMAN interferrence in the woods;
we heard and witnessed the cries
that sounded like a real life baby!
We have learned that
nature vs. nurture is alive
and thrivinig in the woods
that they rough and tumble
and sometimes during that they can harm, maim and kill their brothers in play
they don’t mean to.
We’ve seen them separate and find their way back (mother and cub) and recognize each other, and rejoice as bears or I suppose others in the wild would; not so unlike humans in that way I guess.
we once again are reminded
if you throw a stone into a still body of water
the ripple effects will just astound you
if you stand at the edge and watch.
WE ARE SEEING THOSE EFFECTS NOW
They may turn to a tsunami of human
emotional crisis before it’s over.
wE have watched a wonderful gift
one that seems to have started out
with great intent
and then become swept up in
adorations, emotional upheaval,
in a little town that is probably wondering
where did all these people and money come from.
Why are my children that are in the first grade crying and talking about death?
That pepple has sure made a ripple of effect
in hearing across the world
not sleeping, not eating, wanting folks to choke, to have karma imposed in bad ways
to have to walk away for fear of what may come next…
We are open now to the many lessons
the 4 leggeds indeed.
Folks have found this safe place of warriors here; those of gentle spirit
they have talked in great detail the last few days.
Most have talked candidly and for fear of being known they can’t say their names,
others have decided to say
things about ole “drses”
it’s alright with me.
As you know
I roll with some powerful folks here,
they won’t tolerate that!
I won’t mind if they speak their mind to anyone
after all they are powerful warriors
HOPE is a wonderful thing
was a tenacious little bear from the beginning.
As TwoWolves and I spoke last evening,
we lit our tobacco and sage together
we had our council
arm in arm we agreed on many things
I would like to share with you those things today
please visit my sissy…
for she is one fine woman.
Rest your hearts dear ones, and hold tight to the many lessons of HOPE today and all days as you STOMP>>>
From talking with TwoWolves last night; here’s mostly what she had to say about the lessons …
To try to bring some understanding, NO ONE could have forseen the huge effect these black bears would have on the world.On the people watching the feeds and the basic “Cult” following that grew.
It is a modern day miracle. Who among us would have handeled it better?? I don’t think I would have wanted the Job!
Has the page and even the WRI been mishandled? Probably,
Could they have hired a professional agent and counselor/Advisor/Therapists; to better handle things yes , but they didn’t know ! None knew this was going to turn the way it did, that hundereds of thousands of people would ATTACH alllll their emotions to these Bears.(THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY!)
It was not their intention to start a CULT following.(by the way you all know this one… the road to hell is paved by good intentions) They started off just looking for support, Like all the rest of us here on FB and the Web. Have things turn ugly yes some, after the outcrys last year when Sara was shot , they should have had forsight given how attached people were to Hope and Lily. But they are not counselors, therpists/they are not equipped.
For the fallout;
In my eyes all of this is a Great Lesson for all of us in Human Nature.
WITH GREAT POWER COMES GREAT RESPONSIBILITY
And I am Happy not to have been in the positon to try to govern this.
Personally speaking I would probably screwed it up worse.
It is sad she is gone, But let us not forget that had nature had its way Hope would surley have died shortly after being born , had it not been for the intervention of Lynn. Her story was , is and will continue to be an inspiration for change, Hope and education.
Her short life has touched sooo many lives all across the world. This is the Blessing Of Hope! What an amazing life she lived, what an amazing teacher she will continue to be. Life is not always pretty but how we choose to interact and learn from it is what makes the difference. Thank you Hope for touching my life, Thank you for changing, and educating so many lives.
To many People are quick to get mad, get even, be outraged. What would have happened if another Bear Killed Hope? Or a Wolf ? would we be quick to want to kill all wolves then, What if it was Lightning, Drowning, or being hit by a car. Hope was on borrowed time from the start, Creators gift to us was she was allowed to be here just long enough to make a difference.
I have nothing against hunting and Hope that the one who took her will use her properly. I use animal parts in ceremony, art and yes even on my dinner table. Hopefully always with the greatest respect and gratitiude.
HATE is not the message here. Hope Named appropriatly. Was born to bring just that. Hope!
So then, we talked alot.. we remembered and we recalled when we both walked away from the page back when and then we came to this and share with you our HOPE:
Hope that we learn kindess,and understanding,
Hope that we see our 4 legged relatives for the incredible teachers and healers that they are.
Hope that future generations learn respect for All our relatives.
Hope that people will pay attention to the wonders of nature around them. She brought all of you these things,
WE would Hope you keep the Real message of Hope Alive in your hearts. Each one of us is only a child here still learning our way.
was good to talk with you, to share our time
and I look forward to sitting across the table sometime soon with the dunkin donut coffee.
“I’m thinking a feather in memory of
would be a powerful thing on my mantle
when you have time sissy,
The fire is burning, its embers are hot
and I thank you all for entering here, this safe page
where you are welcome
I heard from our Joey Graff last night,
it sure did a heart good to hear from my friend
who dances on desks on Mondays’
oh I love me some
along with about 47 emails about the comments on our page…
“sign me A”, not to worry darling, you are fine just fine.. a fine warrior indeed, STOMP ON”
Prayers goin up for my friend out in CO
our warrior EE is facing some scary medical tests out there, hold her UP warriors!
Congrats to cuzzie Angie,
Activities DIRECTOR of Pulaski Rehab!!!
and hello to Chris who is here reading
not commenting cos of puter bandits!
for all of you
who have been threatened harrassed or plain out treated badly…
Creator don’t like UGLY…
Tobacco and sage going out for our 4 legged relative . And for all our 2 legged relatives as well.
We hope you are feeding
the right wolf.
HOPE LIVES IF YOU LET HER
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