Bear represents wisdom, insight, introspection, protection and healing. However, bear medicine is perhaps most powerfully known for its ability to awaken the power of the unconscious, guiding us deep within so that we are anchored by the steady, honest, and authentic power at our core.
Bears are often associated with trees, an equally powerful and ancient symbol that most often represents wisdom and growth, as well as the connection between heaven and earth. While bear guides us to move inward to awaken our dormant power and potential, tree serves as the reminder to bring this power out into the world and share it.
Bear coming to us today, on the summer solstice, is also a sweet reminder of the dreams we planted during the winter solstice. Now is a time to fully move out of the dream state and hibernation so that we can bring these dreams to fruition.
Finally, bears are so often associated with honey. Again, the timing with the energy of the summer solstice is so perfect for us to receive this message of truly taking part in, enjoying, and celebrating the natural sweetness of life.
The #ipulledacardforyou is a series I originally started on Instagram. While the cards that I pull are from a Medicine Deck of Totem Animals, all the words and insights are my own from sitting in meditation with each animal's medicine and guidance for that week. Please credit accordingly.