Sacred History of Your Sweet Be Hive of Healing
Growing an intentional healing community on a tribal sanctuary
Our Beloved Family:
We wanted to share with you some interesting facts we recently learned about Be Hive of Healing. As we’ve said in the past, we chose to consolidate our medical and dental practices in 2013, and move the new office out of the frantic energy of Los Angeles to a nature-based setting that was more conducive to healing. For us, that place was Agoura Hills. So far, working among the rolling hills and ranches on the cusp of the Santa Monica Mountains has more than met our expectations. The rejuvenating energy we feel here enhances our passion for our work and resonates in the experiences of our patients.
Only recently has it come to our attention that the larger surrounding area was once inhabited by a community of Native American people from the Chumash tribe. Not only that, but local historians informed us the portion of the land on which our medical and dental center is located was the tribal birthing sanctuary. Because healing is a form of rebirth, we saw this beautiful synchronicity as yet another confirmation that we’re exactly where we’re supposed to be. Prior to our arrival, we were told the building we now inhabit was once a restaurant, and then a bar with go-go dancers. Since moving into the neighborhood, historians and locals alike have thanked us for bringing sanctity and healing back to the land.
As an intentional healing community, it’s always been our goal to investigate and incorporate as many natural healing interventions from as wide a range of sources as possible, and this includes medicinal applications from the Chumash and other tribes.
We were also told there’s a folk art statue of a Chumash chief, known as White Eagle, that’s positioned on an outcropping in the part of the Santa Monica Mountains called Mt. Estrella. Created by Hollywood photographer, Jean de Strelecki in 1940, the 14ft. sculpture can be seen from Highway 101 as you exit at Chesebro Rd. You’ll have to look for him the next time you come to Be Hive of Healing. We plan to visit him soon via an easement path that cuts through the mountains. Times have certainly changed since White Eagle began his lookout, Back then, Agoura Road was known as the Ventura Highway, lined only by a post office, small grocery store and a few other buildings that served all of Agoura Hills’ 200 residents. The Ventura Highway we know today wasn’t constructed until 1967.
As an intentional healing community, it’s always been our goal to investigate and incorporate as many natural healing interventions from as wide a range of sources as possible, and this includes medicinal applications from the Chumash and other tribes. Cultivating and integrating these practices with other approaches helps us provide treatments that resonate deeply with the body’s ancient connection to the earth and its memory of wholeness. Sage happens to factor deeply into tribal medicine and works quite well in several applications with women who are pregnant.
This recent news makes us even more passionate about building a community that sees healing as a frequent and necessary part of human evolution and not something we seek out only when we’re sick. As our way of helping build this kind of community, we’d like to remind you that our Healing ZEN Garden is available for your personal events and group meetings. It’s always held a special energy for us, but now that we know the deeper history of this land, it’s clear why that feeling is so tangible during Be Hive of Healing gatherings or just meditating alone. Experience it for yourself, and let us know when you’d like to reserve the Healing Zen Garden for your next special event.
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Light & Love in the Month Ahead,
Dr. Habib Sadeghi & Dr. Sherry Sami