Power Animal Healing with Lord Sananda and Alexandriah Stahr
Birth Totem - Bear - August 22nd - September 22nd
Birth and animal totem: Bear (August 22nd - September 22nd).
Moon: Harvest moon.
Season Aspect: Harvesting time.
Wind Relation: South winds.
Directional Relation: South-south-west.
Element Relation: Earth.
Elemental clan: Turtle clan.
Plant totem: Violets.
Mineral totem: Topaz.
Polarity with: Wolf.
Color Aspect: Brown.
Musical vibration: G natural
Personality: Practical and industrious.
Spiritual energy: Masculine energies.
Emotions: Warm and thought out.
Positive traits: Detailed, humble, trustworthy.
Negative traits: Finicky, judgmental and often times hypocritical.
Compatibilities: Geese and beavers.
Conscious Desire: Reaching forth, aiming high.
Subconscious desire: Attaining pure wisdom and truth.
Spiritual Path: Understanding it all.
Strengths: Optimism, tolerance and self acceptance.
Weakness: Fault finding, pessimism and putting things off.
Keywords - Discerning, careful, practical, precise, kind, critical.
Birth Totem - Bear - August 22nd - September 22nd
Birth Totem Bear is an individual whose outer personality is one of quiet observation. As birth totem bear moves through his/her daily life, there is a noticeable careful study of all he/she encounters and experiences. It is as though the intention is to sift and sort through all of the stimuli and input that the conscious mind encounters - to categorize and label each person, action and event so that a greater understanding and assimilation can occur. In the wild, bear is an omnivore, yet their diet will consist primarily of vegetarian fare and larvae or grubs. To attain the morsels of squirming grub, the bear must forage around beneath fallen logs and stones, sifting and sorting through the forest debris in order to be rewarded with the treats they so enjoy and that will provide the sustenance that will benefit their physical well-being. Yet birth totem bear will eventually realize that not everything can be understood with the physical senses alone, and the individual soul of another can never be neatly or completely labeled or categorized as it is dynamic and ever changing with that individual's evolvement.
Until bear can come to the awareness that life is ever-changing, and that to attempt to understand the process with the physical senses alone will inevitably (and invariably) lead to frustration, he/she will be stunting their own spiritual growth. Just as bear must rely upon her/his "higher senses" (intuition) in order to prepare for the lean months of winter and to alert him/her of impending threat, so must birth totem bear learn to rely a little less upon "physical evidence" and more upon his/her inner voice and feelings. In this way, integration of mind and physical to that of the emotions and soul can take place leading to the higher intent of bear’s incarnation - the perfection of the soul.
Birth Totem Bear
August 22 to September 22
Keeper of Unconscious Knowledge
Bear seeks honey, or the sweetness of truth, inside the hollow of an old tree, and enters the cave, or womb, to hibernate, and to digest the year's experiences. Bear seeks answers while hibernating, or dreaming, and then is reborn in the spring. Bear teaches us that to accomplish the goals and dreams we carry enter the silence within. If we choose to believe that there are many questions to life, we must also believe that the answers to these questions resides within us. ~ excerpts from the "Medicine Cards" by Jamie Sams
As Birth Totem Bear, you are an individual whose outer personality is one of quiet observation. As you move through your daily life, there is a noticeable careful study of all you encounter and experience; to sift and sort through all of the stimuli in order to categorize and label each person, action and event so that a greater understanding and assimilation can occur.
Eventually, you will realize that not everything can be understood with the physical senses alone, and the individual soul of another can never be neatly or completely labeled or categorized. Until you can come to the awareness that life is ever changing and that to attempt to understand the process with only physical senses will lead to frustration, you will be stunting your own spiritual growth.
Bear teaches us to respect our natural hibernation cycles. Just as Bear rests during winter and reawakens during spring, we need spaces of rest and rejuvenation. Bear calls us to awaken the potential within ourselves and the power of our unconscious mind. Bear reminds us there is a time for playfulness and a time to be assertive. The power of the Bear Totem is the power of introspection. The answers to all our questions lie within us. Each of us has the capacity to quiet the mind, enter the silence and know.
When you have Bear Totem, you are being guided to a leadership role. You must be fearless in defending your beliefs.
The Bear also encourages you to exercise your abilities as a natural healer.
People with Bear Totem are considered by many as self-sufficient, and would rather stand on their own two feet than rely on others.
Bear's medicine includes solitude, wisdom, change, and communication with Spirit. Bears are associated with trees, which are natural antennas, linking the Heavens and the Earth.
The symbolism of the Bear's cave reflects returning to the womb of Mother Earth. [A Cave is an archetype for the mind - sleep - returning to higher consciousness.] This also suggests a strong feminine aspect, one of nurturing and protection. Bear cubs, born in the early spring, can spend as many as seven years with their mother before reaching maturity.
The Bear is the Keeper of the Dreamtime, and stores the teachings of dreams until the dreamer wakes up to them. People with Bear Totem will be quieter during the winter months. However, they must awaken in the spring and seek whatever opportunities are around them.
People with Bear Totem may have developed the skill of visualizing new things, but can get caught up in the dreaming, making little progress in waking reality.
Bear is not one to make snap decisions, or be forced into any position. Bear takes in all available information, takes it into his quiet place, studies that information carefully, gives it careful thought, and then reaches his own informed decisions based on the facts at hand. Bear is the one who says: "I have to think about this. I'll be in touch later." You can rely on opinions coming from a Bear person as being well thought out and thorough, and based on the facts given.
When Bear shows up in your life, pay attention to how you think, act and interact. Use discernment in all that you do and discriminate with care. Bear teaches you how to make choices from a position of power.
Bear can sometimes be too quick to anger and too sure of its own power. While they have little to fear, they can forget caution, which is an important trait to have. If Bear is your Totem, be careful that you don't throw your caution to the wind. Being unaware of your limits in certain settings can be disastrous.
Birth Totem Bear Flower Essence
This Flower Essence takes us deep inside ourselves, into our cave, so to speak. It is in the darkness of the womb that form takes shape. Things are created first in the Spiritual Realm and then manifest themselves in the Physical Realm. The darkness is not filled with demons and difficulty, it is filled with potentiality.
Totem Bear Flower Essence supports us when we become too rational or focus too much on the external things in life and ignore what we instinctively feel is right. This Flower Essence helps to unite our sense of the Divine within ourselves with our sense of humanness experiencing the power of deep seeing, understanding, and feeling.
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