I’ve had a couple of mornings off from work and have been able to enjoy the beauty of the ranch I’m living and working on.
Today I took a “field trip” to clear my head, or keep my head clear, and although I didn’t see a bear at mile marker 16 like I had hoped, I did see one a few miles after that. I pulled off the road and as I did, it looked at me. Then he walked a few steps and almost gracefully crawled over the barbed wire fence.
It was beautiful and made me wonder what “bear” means as a Native American totem.
Bear: Caution, Healing, Leadership
“The power of the Bear totem
is the power of introspection.
The answers to all our questions lie within us.
Each of us has the capacity to quiet the mind,
enter the silence and know.
Just as the bear hibernates during the winter,
people with a Bear totem will be quieter
during the winter months. But they
must awaken in the spring and seek
whatever opportunities are around them.
When you have a Bear totem,
you are being guided to a leadership role.
You must be fearless in defending your beliefs.
The Bear also encourages you to exercise
your abilities as a natural healer.
Bears are associated with trees which are natural antennas, linking the heavens and the Earth.
Bear also has links to the seven color rays of the Universal Light
as well as Lunar ties, linking the subconscious and the unconscious mind.
It is associated with the Goddess Artemis”