Spirit Bear Collage


Anandamayi Ma & Great Bear as "Spirit Bear" 8.5 x 11 (print)

Minimal Hand Cut Collage


“As you love your own body, so regard everyone as equal to your own body. When the Supreme Experience supervenes, everyone’s service is revealed as one’s own service. Call it a bird, an insect, an animal or a man, call it by any name you please, one serves one’s own Self in every one of them.” - Sri Anandamayi Ma


Great Bear represents resurrection. To the ancients this wild animal awakened from death and returned from the deep dark. Bear has the power of tracking, knowing, and “digging out” the psychic aspects of all things with the ability to regulate one’s life, move in cycles and be fully alert. Bear simply knows when to quiet down to renew energy for the next cycle. Spirit Bear mirrors our loyalty, wisdom, strength and deep compassion for the self, in a fierce, but generous and timeless way. With Spirit Bear, we are reminded to lean into the discomfort of the dark to find the light within.