"Oh my goodness!" I cried as I ran to close the back door.
The bear was headed straight for my back door too. I reached it seconds before and as I was trying to close it, the bear also reached the door and pushed his way in. I tried to keep him out but I was no match for him. He didn't push forward in a ferocious sort of way, but more in the way of he was just coming in and if I was smart, I would move out of his way. I did!
Scared I ran down the hall and down the stairs to the basement. Nervously I fumbled with my phone and started to dial 911 for help. I heard the bear upstairs walking around, bumping into things. He didn't seem to be upset or purposely destroying things... he was just being a curious bear walking around inside a house.
I was shocked. I was confused. How could there possibly be a bear upstairs in my home? As he didn't seem intent on hurting me, my fears started to fade... a little. It was then that thankfully I woke up.
Animals, acting as animal totems, have messages for us. They can present themselves to us physically, in meditation, or in our dreams. The brown bear in my dream was a message for me. Researching the behaviors and characteristics of bears and analyzing the circumstances in my dream affords many clues as to my message.
Bears have great mythology surrounding them and are symbolic of Mother Earth and our connection to the natural world. The bear is known for its ability to hibernate and the hibernation teaches us to go within. It is symbolic of connecting with our subconscious mind and bringing forth the information we have deep inside. The bear teaches us to be still and quiet to hear our messages. Once we have connected to our Spirit, it is important for those working with bear energy to also come out of hibernation, and share our gifts and messages with the world.
The bears love for trees and honey that is found in the hives in the trees is also very telling. The trees stretch from Mother Earth up to the heavens and are connections between us in the physical realm and the Divine. The bears are known to mark the trees with their claws telling us to leave our spiritual mark on the world. Their love for honey is symbolic of the importance that while searching for our Spirit, to still enjoy the sweetness of life while we are in physical form.
That the bear was coming into my home and through the back door also gives many clues. The home is representative of the heart center and the back of your house is symbolic of things that are more personal and private in nature.
I know the bear coming into my house, from the back, was a direct message to me to go inward, listen to my heart, and hear the voice of Spirit. My Spirit is reaching out to me.
It is time for me to be quiet and listen. It is time for all of us to be quiet and listen. The world needs us to pay attention. The world needs us to step into our power as spiritual beings and create the positive shift into higher consciousness that is waiting for us. It is time. Will you listen too?
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