It is still important to consider how the bear behaved, as well as whether it was in a natural environment, or in a man-made setting. As may be expected, if you were afraid of the bear, or it caused you some type of harm, then this type of dream may not be as auspicious as you originally thought it was.
Bear Dream General Meaning
Historically speaking, bears have many meanings in various spiritual traditions. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that they can also indicate some type of hibernation or awakening when they appear in your dream life. Since bears are often intimately tied to the cycles of nature, you can also interpret these animals to indicate various cycles of life. Regardless of whether this dream is about cycles, or inner landscape matters, you can look forward to a period of inner reflection and growth, as well as success in things that matter to you.
Unfortunately, if you were afraid of the bear, chased by it, or attacked, then the dream may indicate you will feel troubled by various elements of you waking and emotional life. In addition, since bears naturally belong in the wild, seeing dream bears in a zoo, or some other form of captivity indicates that you may need to cope with emotional and spiritual problems. Bears that are wounded or unhealthy may also carry less than positive meanings in your dream. That said, if you were able to offer assistance to the bear, the negative meaning may be mitigated to some extent.
How Bear Dreams Symbol May Fit in Your Life
When you dream of bears, it can easily mean you are about to awaken to some new meanings in life, or that you are about to enter a period of deep introspection. Therefore, this may be an ideal time to look into spiritual questions that appeal to you, as well as spend time with people that have some experience with these matters. This may also be a good time to think about old issues and try to look at them from a different perspective. At the very least, when bear energy is present in your dreams, you can have some confidence in knowing that their power and wisdom are also there for you to draw on. As may be expected, if you aren't especially interested in introspection or spiritual matters, you can also use this time to look for opportunities that will bring you good fortune, or enable you to reach some cherished goal.
A Sample Bear Dream Interpretation
Consider a situation where you dream of seven wild bears dancing in the forest. As you approach, they seem to pay no attention to you. Even though you recall that you are supposed to be afraid of bears, you don't feel any distress. In fact, when you look down at your hands, you are surprised to find that you now have furry paws instead.
While you are watching the bears, one separates from the rest and approaches you. Instantly, you realize that the bear is your fianc?e. This bear, in turn, invites you to dance with the others. Once you are in the circle, you soon recognize that some bears are co-workers, while others are family members. Even though you all seem to be dancing happily, some naggy questions arise at the back of your mind. Among other things, you begin to wonder why you have not decided to marry your fianc?, as well as what the future will hold.
Finally, the dance ends, and all involved sit in a circle. Soon you awaken from the dream with a strong feeling that you have good friends and associates in your life. Even though you feel a sense of boredom for a fleeting instant, you appear undisturbed by the dream in question.
Since the bears in your dream were wild and friendly, you can look forward to positive events in the near future. The fact that you also turned into a bear and joined them also indicates that you are using some of the best elements of your personality to fit successfully into your current life situation. Unfortunately, the feeling of boredom that you feel upon waking indicates that you may not be as happy as you believe you are. Rather than let this continue, you can use the good luck and power symbolized by the bear to make some changes. Even if you do not change your circle of friends, you can still deepen relationships that matter, as well as explore some new directions.