The bear is a creature of contrasts: it has enormous strength and yet loves fruit and honey. In Jungian Psychology the bear represents the danger caused by the uncontrollable contents of the unconscious and because of this it is often associated as an attribute of the cruel and rude man. Bear energy is the energy that seeks your deepest truth, and with the discovery of this truth we are bestowed with the honey of life – the sweetness that comes with knowing who we really are.
The symbolism of the Bear's Cave reflects returning to Mother Earth's womb. This also suggests a strong feminine, nurturing and protective aspect. Bear cubs, born in early spring, can spend up to seven years with their mother before reaching adulthood. People with the Bear medicine are considered by many to be self-reliant and would rather stand on their own two feet than rely on others. They are often considered dreamers.
THE WHITE BEAR means opening and arrival of happiness in the body and soul. It has deep vision, sees great distances on ice.
PANDA BEAR teaches you to be more aware of dangers, not to be influenced by those who claim to be our great friends, because there is always an intention and time will show it. Teaches to take good care of secrets.
THE BROWN URSO is the tracker of the medicine and roots of the forest. He helps the shaman find the right medicine for healing.
The bear stores zen and the teachings of dreams until the dreamer wakes up to them. It is in the House of Dreams that our ancestors gather in council, to show us the alternative paths that lead to our goals. If you like bears, maybe you dream a lot. If you need a lot of sleep, you might be working on bear strength. This receptive feminine energy has for centuries brought prophecies to visionaries, mystics and shamans.
Whoever has the bear as a power animal does not usually make sudden decisions. It's the one that says, “I have to think about this. I will be in touch later.” Opinions are well thought out and in-depth based on the facts presented. He is a fierce warrior, especially when protecting his young. They appear to be clumsy and slow, but can be lightning fast when threatened. The strength of the bear helps us to dive within ourselves, to make inner journeys and to connect with places where intuition and “knowing without thinking” are the rules. Entering the silence gives us the opportunity to return to the world stronger and wiser.