The Great Bear is found on every continent and comes in many sizes and colors. The bear is revered on every continent, especially North America where the indigenous people who believe it was once human and Great Mystery lives in the spirit of bear. 

Many American Indian tribes have bear clans and bear ceremonies. Bear people use herbs and other plants in healing. Bear medicine is powerful and without peer among the animal people. The bear is a guide to the river of meaning.

Bear is spirit keeper of the West, the place of darkness, maturity and good harvest. From this place, Grandfather Bear gives strength, introspection and knowledge.

Bears are active during the night and day. This symbolizes its connection with solar energy, that of strength and power, and lunar energy, that of intuition. It enhances and teaches those with this totem how to develop both within themselves.

Grandfather Bear is a solitary dweller and master of his domain. This teaches us the importance of independent thinking and to seek peace in quite meditation to

Bears are sensitive to Mother Nature's cycles. They sleep long hours in the winter living on fat stored in their bodies. It teaches us how to go within and find the resources for survival and how to remain balanced amid change. This medicine is a reminder of the great circle of life and rebirth, renewal and fresh beginnings.

The stars above in infinite meadows of heaven show us the Great Bear in the Sky, Ursa Major, as a sign of the greatness and infinity of bear wisdom.

Bear is the embodiment of strength and is fierce to a threat on its lair. It is not wise to come between the mother bear and her cubs, teaching us ways to always protect those we love.

The bear holds the teachings of introspection. When it shows up in your life pay attention to how you think, act and interact.


Responses to "Bear Medicine: What Bear Can Teach Us - Elders Speaks"

  1. FulviaChristine says:

    What an incredibly beautiful description and imparting of tribal knowledge and beliefs!

  2. Carolyn says:

    Thank you for telling us about the wisdom of the bear.

  3. Anonymous says:

    where is the bear now? He needs to find me...T

  4. MonSherri says:

    Ne ma him.

  5. Anonymous says:

    What beautifull discription in honer of the Grandfather...most of all grandfather brings me comfort and protection

  6. Anonymous says:

    This is beutyful

  7. Derisory says:

    May the Bear and his medicine live on.
    Thak you for the lessons.

  8. Anonymous says:

    thankyou for the lessons on the bear

  9. Thank you for the lesson of the Bear, I love it ,it is a Beautiful animal!!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Love ;-)

  11. Unknown says:

    Thank you so much.. Much love

  12. Anonymous says:

    Anyone have insight on dreams that involve Bears?. Mainly being chased, or fighting one.

  13. Anonymous says:

    the great bear has been my spirit helper since I was in my teens .He leads and guides with much wisdom .

  14. S L says:

    To Anonymous above Sept 4 @5:44PM: might one suggest that either your not accepting that Bear and it's help or something deep inside you feels that you need some form of punishment for something. In line with this video, I'd go with the first idea. Next time you dream of this bear, try standing your ground and see what happens.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Thanks SL, I will try :)

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