Bear - Introspection
Bear . . .
Invite me Into the cave, where silence surrounds
the answers you gave.
The strength of Bear medicine is the power of introspection. It lies in
West on the great medicine wheel of life. Bear seeks honey, or the
of truth, within the hollow of an old tree. In the winter, when the Ice
Queen reigns and the face of death is upon the Earth. Bear enters the
womb cave to
hibernate, to digest the year's experience. It is said that our goals
in the West also. To accomplish the goals and dreams that we carry, the
of introspection is necessary.
To become like Bear and enter the safety of the womb cave, we must
ourselves to the energies of the Eternal Mother, and receive nourishment
from the placenta of the Great Void. The Great Void is the place where
solutions and answers live in harmony with the questions that fill our
realities. If we choose to believe that there are many questions to life,
must also believe that the answers to these questions reside within us.
and every being has the capacity to quiet the mind, enter the silence,
Many tribes have called this space of inner knowing the Dream Lodge,
the death of illusion of physical reality overlays the expansiveness of
eternity. It is in the Dream Lodge that our ancestors sit in Council and
advise us regarding alternative pathways that lead to our goals. This
power of Bear.
The female receptive energy that for centuries has allowed visionaries,
mystics, and shamans to prophesy is contained in this very special Bear
energy. In India, the cave symbolizes the cave of Brahma. Brahma's cave
considered to be the pineal gland that sits in the center of the four
of the brain.
If one were to imagine an overview of the head, the top of it would be
circle. The South would be the forehead, the North the back of the
the West would be the right brain, and the East the left brain.
Bear is in the West, the intuitive side, the right brain. To hibernate,
travels to the cave, which is the center of the four loves where the
gland resides, In the cave, Bear seeks answers while he/she is dreaming
hibernating. Bear is then reborn in the spring, like the opening of
For eons all seekers of the Dreamtime and of visions have walked the path
silence, claming the internal chatter, reaching the place of rites of
passage - the channel or pineal gland. From the cave of Bear, you find
to the Dream Lodge and the other levels of imagination or consciousness.
choosing Bear, the power of knowing has invited you to enter the silence
become acquainted with the Dream Lodge, so that your goals may become
concrete realities. This is the strength of Bear.