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  • Writer's pictureby Essence Diaries

The Bear; a Spirit guide for Raw Power

The Bear is a very adventurous and curious animal, Fearlessly he explores to find whatever his instinct is in search for. A symbol of pure strength and force. A truly powerful totem that inspires all those seeking great courage and will. As a spirit animal who is in touch with the earth's natural cycles, it is a powerful guide that will take you through physical and emotional healing.

The meaning that this wonderful beast carries is one of inward exploration, where you are put on a path to discover the real essence that lies within above of all conditioning. Therefore, when you meet this spirit animal you are being asked to delve deep into your heart to find the significance of your path; beyond all expectations that are being put on your shoulders. A path of no lies. In essence, Bear symbolism is notifying you that you are free to roam at will and follow your path.


Bear as a spirit animal represents confidence and believing in the power of itself. A Bear does not need to travel in packs, it believes in its own raw power and holds a knowledge of how to survive alone. This could be the main element of the bear message - you can find your way when you are truly grounded, alone and in solitude - a step that one makes above the feeling of loneliness. You do not need anyone or anything by your side; you already have everything.


Even when the honey is in a dangerous place, right off the edge of a cliff the bear will do the utmost to go for it and get it. A bear is confident that he is beyond the fears that might arise and stop him from getting what he aims to reach. He knowingly faces danger with confidence to get to the reward he is set on.

When one looks deeply within oneself, that which is found inside is not always rainbows and flowers. Certain times we face guilt, hatred, resentment, and all the other lies that are built around our self-reflection. Diving straight-in to find these lies is a big challenge, although with this spirit animal by your side you unleash the confidence to slowly drop the barriers of conditioning and ego.

The bear is also a guide to act and take leadership in your life or others around you. This animal is feared and admired for its strength. Its presence inspires respect.


Bear cubs are very playful and mother bear is super protective, she will give all to protect her own. She sits there patiently offering them the peace of mind to enjoy their fruitful young energies and explore the sensations of freedom. Bear symbolism signifies the connection with children around you, bringing them closer and ensuring they are safe, free of fear, and free from harm.

Sometimes this totem also means that you might be a little too sensitive and badly perceive invasions and threats. Protecting your own space is not something bad but you may also be overreacting to a particular situation. Too much focus on a particular thing, can result in one forgetting to nurture themselves in the process.


Remember; a bear goes in hibernation to regenerate and save its energy to find it then when its at most required. Symbolic of strength and courage the spirit of the bear is a strong source of support in times of difficulty. It provides courage and a stable foundation to face challenges. When the bear shows up as a spirit guide in your life, it’s perhaps time to stand for your beliefs or your truth. This power animal will provide you with support and strength.

When you come across the pure power of the bear totem, reflect on the qualities of inner strength, fearlessness, and confidence in yourself and how you can put them in play throughout your wakeful life.

Dahn & Jura


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