From mystical flashes of violet, blue, and crimson, to earthy hues of red iron, yellow ochres and intricately veined swathes of fossil grey, these bears contain the rich wisdoms of Earth, grounding one while offering their own unique traits. A serendipitous find from an estate sale of a long-ago wholesaler’s antique collection, this breathtaking variety of one-of-a-kind stone specimens, combined with mindful carving, reinvigorates the wonder and beauty that is our Earth. While we have a small selection of other carvings from this batch, the majority are the Zuni Bear. The Bear, Guardian of the West, is renowned by most as a symbol of courage, physical strength, and leadership. What Bear also brings to you however is the power to heal and transform your passions into wisdom. Connecting this concept with the innate properties of each individual stone, you may find a powerful spiritual ally and guardian. Which Bear speaks to you?
Chrysocolla is the foremost stone of communication, and deeply connected with nurturing, Wise Woman energy. Its very essence is devoted to expression, empowerment, and teaching. It teaches that genuine power is best expressed through gentleness and compassion. A stone of wise women everywhere, it helps older women express their knowledge and experiences outwardly. It resonates deeply with rich, Earth Mama Energy, and is a wonderful gift for first-time mothers and grandmothers, supporting them and finding balance in this new role and facet of life. Chrysocolla helps us reveal our highest knowledge in a way that can help others benefit from our experience, but does so in a compassionate, grounded place from a place of love and understanding. Truly a goddess stone, it teaches the value of both expression, and the virtue of keeping silent – understanding which is necessary and when, and knowing that silence can be just as powerful. It emphasizes and helps us to understand the impact that our words can have on those around us. A stone of peace and forgiveness, it encourages compassion, helps to soothe and calm emotions and tense energies, while also strengthening positive emotional connections. It can help to release bottled emotions that otherwise block the mind from thinking clearly, and helps to bring balance and wholeness to those energies.
~*Please DO Feed the Bears*~
It is tradition to “feed” your Zuni Bear an offering of corn meal. Place a small amount under the nose of your Bear when you leave, and She will protect your home while you are away.