The Meaning of Bears

Bears are kinda cool, in my book.  They’re relatively inoffensive, as long as you don’t get between them and their cubs, or them and some really, really good food.  There are a variety of species, and they eat a variety of things.  They’re not always bloodthirsty and angry and roaring.  They’re playful and inquisitive and intelligent.

If a bear is your totem, it could represent a good balance in your life – the ability to be curious and figure problems out, but also the ability to live a balanced and healthy life through your diet.  In addition, some bears hibernate.  A bear coming into your life (hopefully not in the, “I’m going to kill you!” sort of way) could indicate that you are in hibernation, about to emerge.

Bears also care very deeply for their young.  We say that someone is a mother bear, or that mother bears are the most dangerous creatures in the world.  With a bear as your totem, you know – or will know – how to hold onto and defend what is yours.

Protector of the family, intelligent, adorable AND omnivorous, what’s not to love?

From an AP News Article on Bears

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One response to “The Meaning of Bears

  1. Bears are not scary nor offensive unless they are either threatened by us (momma bear) or have spent too much time with us (bear rooting in the dumpster downtown, anyone?). I live out by Jasper National Park, and any local here can tell you the worst kinds of bears are the ones who have met humans. Even if people just stop the car and watch, the bear becomes accustomed to humans, and loses all their natural fear of us. If they are angry and bloodthirsty…. it’s our own darned fault.

    So. Adding my common-two-sense to your post (and excellent blog!) to say:

    LET THE BEAR BE!

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