The bear is a symbol of introspection, healing, solitude, change, communication with Spirit, death and rebirth, transformation, astral travel, creature of dreams, shamans and mystics, visionaries, defence and revenge, wisdom, thoughtfulness, need for retreat, rest, natural strength, primal power, sovereignty, intuitions married with instinct, awakening the power of the unconscious, mother, cunning, healer, dreaming, direction, connection to creator, nature’s pharmacist. As a totem animal it is a symbol of patience and connection, hibernating an idea until a better time presents itself. It also shows you how to connect to both the Earth and Celestial energies as well. Tapping into these energies will help you tap into the flow of life. Confidence and authority, The physicality of a bear shows us that we to can go beyond our status. No one questions the bear and nurturing and protection as we are shown in the way the mother bear protects her young. However the ability to nurture and protect does not only apply to offspring but to ideas as well.
January 23, 2013