Big Bear Medicine Wheel Ceremony

Greetings cousins from all nations,


The spiritual vision is calling the Indigenous Nations, along with other cultures to come forth putting our relationship with nature back into harmony and order with sacred vibrations. To come forth with the use of sacred prayers, utilizing our drums, songs, and sacred vibrational tools.

By utilizing prayer, the sacred vibrations of our drums, by chanting our songs, these ancient sites will revitalize. The intent is to place back into harmony and balance those lands, mountains and bodies of water that are now “out of harmony” due to reckless development within these areas that has happened within the United States at large.

The dream mentions when the ceremony takes place, negative thought forms and deeds which lie within these areas, will be released, freeing the bandages which have been put upon the land and re-attuning these Sacred Sites with one another, and to work together as the ancestors once did in the past before colonization took place.

The ceremony then becomes an important tool to teach all individuals the importance of our Mother Earth and the blessings She has given all of us. The re-harmonization will help bring back the rains. Many of Mother Earth’s womb springs will come to life once again, flowing outward. Water carries the messages of life, while sustaining life, our lifeblood that is blessed by our Father Sun and watched over by the Universal Presence.

This is to be a joint effort of all involved. We must be in the highest form of sacred thought while in prayer. We must work in a straightforward manner. There will be no disagreements as to who is right and who is wrong for the mountains and rivers have already had enough of this negativity.

The vision shows that this undertaking would be a joint effort working together in Peace and Harmony with one another, working with our families as we are surround by the four colors of race, mankind itself.

We shall bring back Peace of Mind to our spirits, to our hearts, and to our homelands.

We will release the bondage of negative thought forms and prejudice within our minds for the betterment of all living things.

Mother Earth will assist us in these areas that are being prepared.

She will activate the sacred vibration of harmony through the sacred medicine wheel.

Spiritual Messengers of many Indigenous Nations along with many other cultures will participate in prayers and ceremony.

Everyone will be in the best of behaviors with integrity of pure prayers of the mind, heart, and spirit with sacred actions for harmony and balance.

This is very important for the Holy Ones will be watching all of us at this time.

The Holy Ones have instructed us to be in clear minds, hearts, and spirit, being one in Harmony with Sacred Prayer for Mother Earth’s Creations that are all related on Turtle Island of the America’s and around the World.

Bibliography: Blue Thunder Eastern Shoshone Nation

BlueThunder, spiritual elder and adviser, is an enrolled member of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe on the Wind River Indian Reservation, Ft Washakie, Wyoming.

He has 56 years of experience in indigenous knowledge and wisdom in the traditional aspects of his culture within the Eastern Shoshone Nation.

Through the encouragement of his tribal elders, he studied Cultural Anthropology and Applied Indigenous Studies at Northern Arizona University, located in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Studying European methods of communication at N.A.U. that has allowed Blue Thunder to speak from a truly Native American perspective cross-referencing the educational teaching methods to truly know what is important in helping other cultures consider on what the Indigenous cultures represent in the Earth Wisdom Nations.

Blue Thunder is a member of the Spiritual Elders of Mother Earth, an organization of Indigenous Nations Prophecy Seed Carriers of North America – –

In this capacity, he helps educate all cultures of the Black, White, Yellow, Brown and Red Nations on the importance and the significance of sacred sites and the Indigenous Prophecies.

His present emphasis is:
* To inform all cultures of the importance of protecting and preserving all indigenous sacred sites within this country and across the world.

* To teach the great significance of the Indigenous Nations holy lands sacred texts in the rocks spread areas across the America’s and the world at large. Representing a reflection of what the Indigenous Nations traditions and cultures is what the rest of the world’s nation have or once understood also.

* He stresses the importance of the language of traditions in dreams and visions in the many homelands of all nations in the America’s and abroad. Utilizing the current and rapidly disappearing Indigenous perspectives on Mother Earth Environments: Educating humanity around the America’s and other Nations in an Indigenous Educational format. Wisdom and Knowledge to consider on what has happened in the uncontrolled land development, which is causing Nature’s Disasters. Bring an awareness how development in materialist gain goes against the Indigenous Protocols that is causing nature to react as it is now around the world.

Blue Thunder believes there is a great need to undertake an understanding of all sacred sites as part of a spiritual learning experience to regain the wisdom and knowledge remembering how harmony and peace work upon Mother Earth.

Not only for oneself but also for our families and all of humanity.

Practicing the healing ceremonies of Mother Earth and repairing, rebirthing her environments into health, purity.

There is a need for wisdom of the tangible and intangible spiritual aspects of all life on our true Mother, our Earth. Mother Earth who gives us life as does our true Creator, the Universe Life Force of Creation.

The Truth has been written in the stone writings of great knowledge explaining the visions of the past, present and future. It’s direction for mankind tells us how to stay in balance and harmony with nature and all conscious life upon our sacred mother, the Earth within the Universal, Spiritual Laws of Nature.

Toward the end of October 2004 an ancient ceremony to heal the energy grid took place in Big Bear Valley. Immediately following the ceremony the earliest snowfall in several decades blanketed the Valley.

Two weeks later a full-blown Medicine Wheel ceremony took place in Big Bear and on several points around the Southland.

A post ceremony celebration took place several days later and as the celebration came to an end snow started to fall, dropping 28 inches before the storm ended.

Healing of the earth, coincidence or folklore?

Only a power higher than mere mortals can answer that question.

Bennie LeBeau, a spiritual leader from the Eastern Shoshone Tribe, Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming, performed the 6,000-year-old Medicine Wheel ceremony.

He has performed similar ceremonies in other drought-striken areas of the country with similar results.

LeBeau conducted a huge Medicine Wheel Ceremony in the Grand Tetons of Wyoming and surrounding points in May.

The Big Bear Medicine Wheel Ceremony is a result of new visions urging LeBeau to help heal the rift between nature and humans.

LeBeau is an elder spiritual leader and adviser.

He studied cultural anthropology and applied indigenous studies at Northern Arizona University.

He is a member of the Spiritual Elders of Mother Earth and helps to educate Shoshone Nations people and others regarding sacred sites and indigenous prophecies.

The purpose of the Medicine Wheel ceremonies is to honor the Earth and her living inhabitants in all of nature’s creation, according to LeBeau.

The disruption of the Earth’s electromagnetic energy grid has resulted in the prolonged drought, LeBeau has said.

“The Medicine Wheel Ceremony doesn’t create the weather, but it does enhance it,” LeBeau said.

Some of the local residents may be wondering if the six-year drought in the San Bernardino Mountains (and Southern California) has come to an end, given the unusual precipitation last fall. What they may not know is that an ever-growing group of locals as well as others off the mountain have been working since September 2004 to heal the earth using Native American earth knowledge and technology.

Eighteen residents of the San Bernadino Mountains were among 300 participants
at Journey To The Heart’s “The Gathering”, a conference of indigenous healers from 30 countries, held near Big Bear from September 9th through 12th, 2004. During this conference, mountain residents solicited the assistance of Bennie E. LeBeau, Sr., an elder with the Eastern Shoshone tribe in Wyoming. Mr. LeBeau was one of the presenters at the conference. He explained that just as our human bodies have acupuncture meridians and energy centers, the earth has an energy grid system, with sacred sites and ley lines.

When energy flow is cut off to a part of the body, an organ for example, can start to malfunction. When ley lines are severed on the earth by bulldozing, mining, drilling and bombing, the weather patterns are disrupted because the connections between the mountains, waterways, and clouds have been broken. Mr. LeBeau is not claiming that all these activities need to stop, but that the ley lines need to be repaired.

Repairing the grid is done through ceremony where the earth is vibrated in a positive way through drumming, singing and dancing, as well as pure intention and prayer. A medicine wheel was created in a 120-mile radius of Big Bear Lake, where ceremony was performed on eight “spoke” sites along this circle, as well as in Big Bear, which was the “hub” of the wheel, on November 15, 2004.

The Big Bear Medicine Wheel Ceremony was modeled on the “19 + 1 Grand Tetons Medicine Wheel Ceremony” in which Mr. LeBeau coordinated simultaneous ceremonies at 19 spoke sites plus the hub, in a 600 mile radius of Yellowstone on May 8, 2004.

A volcano under Yellowstone Lake was threatening to erupt.

That medicine wheel resulted in alleviation of the excessive volcanic activity and rains returning to the drought-ridden areas within the circle.

Mr. LeBeau flew to California from Wyoming on October 22.

His sister, Jola LeBeau joined him shortly thereafter, and was an integral part of all of this work.

It is noteworthy that the participants were from diverse cultures and traditions, and were primarily female.

There were no “right” or “wrong” ceremonies.

Most important was the reverence for the earth and all life, and our intentions that the earth be restored to a healthy balance.

This has been an absolute grass roots effort.

All monies were donated by individuals to cover expenses.

Neither Bennie nor Jola LeBeau received payment for their loving services.

Hundreds of people have been involved from all over Southern California and even from out of state.

An Abenaki (Algonquin) shaman flew in from New Jersey, and a spiritual healer flew in from Houston to participate at the Big Bear hub.

In their desire to bring more water to our forest and lake, the local government and water agencies were prepared to spend nearly one-half a million dollars over a three-year period to seed the clouds.

The Big Bear Medicine Wheel accomplished more than cloud seeding could have at best, and without great expense, or the introduction of toxic materials into the environment.

Here is a general chronology and map of the Big Bear Medicine Wheel:

September 9, 2004. Healers at The Gathering located an ancient medicine wheel in the forest. Observing that the line between Big Bear and Mt. Baldy had been broken, they performed ceremony to reconnect the energy between these sites. It poured all day although no precipitation had been forecast.

October 24-25. Ceremonies were performed at Mt. Baldy and Claremont.

October 26. Twenty-five people attended a training class in Big Bear Lake, and performed a ceremony that brought two feet of snow! The ski slopes opened a month early.

October 27. November 14. Many preliminary ceremonies were performed on the spokes of the Medicine Wheel in preparation for the final Big Bear Medicine Wheel Ceremony on November 15.

November 15. Sacred ceremonies were held simultaneously at 8 sites on the spokes of a Medicine Wheel on a 120-mile radius of Big Bear Lake, plus at the hub (Big Bear) from sunrise through late afternoon. Ceremonies include offerings of that which the earth gives us—food, flowers, crystals, minerals, etc., loving intentions and prayers for the earth and all life upon her, and gentle vibrations of drumming, singing and dancing.

November 20. A celebration honoring the participants was held at Big Bear Lake. Danza Azteca Xochipilli, Rainbow’s End Song and Drum Circle, and spiritual leaders from the Mayan and Otomi nations contributed their blessings and sacred ceremonies to the event. It started snowing that evening leaving almost 3 feet of snow two days later. A “dusting” of snow had been predicted!

As of March 14, 2005, the water level in Big Bear Lake has risen 12 feet since the beginning of the Big Bear Medicine Wheel project. For further information, use our Contact Form or visit

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