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Bear Dream Interpretation and Meaning

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When a bear is part of your dream, be aware that you are dealing with a symbol of power. Although many people associate a bear with aggression and danger, the bear has traditionally been a complex dream symbol, representing both positive and negative elements. These are influenced by the particular associations of the dreamer and his/her culture. The symbolism of a bear in your dream is also impacted by what actually happens in the dream.

For example, if your dream involves being attacked or chased by a bear, you are dealing with overwhelming problems or competition – you believe yourself to be threatened in some way. A dream of a polar bear is associated with a psychological or spiritual reawakening, representing the cycle of life and death. Running from a bear in a dream could signal financial loss in business – a play on the use of the term “bear” to indicate a bad financial market.

For Native Americans, the bear represents a grandfatherly figure who is very wise and knowledgeable about spiritual things. For people outside the Native American culture, however, bears often represent bad temper. For those who live in “bear country,” bears in dreams often indicate their very real concerns about being attacked.

Psychologist Carl Jung believed that all wild animals in dreams represent feelings and emotions. Seeing a bear in your dream may indicate you are experiencing a time of depression or introspection as part of a healing cycle. The dream bear could represent parts of your personality as well. To dream of a bear suggests that you have emotional issues that you would rather keep “sleeping” instead of facing. When children dream of bears, the animals represent their fears.

Dream bears are sometimes associated with possessive mothers, since mother bears have a powerful instinct to protect their cubs. If a mother bear and her cubs appear in a dream, this may indicate a desire to have children or to protect your children from danger.

Bears in dreams are also associated with victory over competitors or rivals in love. They are often about power, an imbalance of power, or the use of power. The dream bear is linked to concepts like grumpiness, over-protectiveness, and hibernation or retreat.

Carrie

Dream interpretation specialist

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  • I had a dream many years ago. The white polar bear was coming out of the water and turned into a man as he was coming out of the water. Also the dream had 3 feathers in it. I woke up with a feeling I never had. Good feeling.

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    • my dream was a white bear protecting me from a black bear. at first the white bear followed me like a pet , then noticed the black bear staring at me, I then appeared in my car and the white bear pushed me up an snowy ice road. then I woke

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    • Hmmm...interesting! If polar bear represents spiritual awakening could it be that the man coming out of the water represented Jesus? 3 means complete in the Bible and it also represents the Trinity if God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The feathers could represent the Holy Spirit as it also has been manifested as a dove (like when it descended on Jesus at His baptism). I'm not claiming to have interpreted the dream, I just see symbolism. Maybe try praying to Jesus and see if He moves you.

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  • I have been having dreams of a bear getting into my home while my kids and I are asleep and I am having to protect themthe dreams occur often but have only occurred in this one house that I have lived in a few different times. This house is owned by my family and I have lived here 3-4 different times in the past ten years. It's kinda scary and bothersome.

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  • In my dream, I dreamed my kids and I were at "my house" and I looked out the door and saw a bear walking around in the yard. At first I didn't think anything about it except that I knew not to go outside. Then I looked out the door again and a dog tried to attack the bear to get it to leave but I knew the bear was going to win that fight. Then a deer if all things, a huge deer, ran up and stood on it's back legs and fought the bear. I couldn't watch the bear kill the deer so I shut the door and got the feeling the bear was going to get in the house. I was instantly afraid for the kids and myself so I ran up the stairs. I walked quietly down the stairs to peek in the living room to see if the bear made it in but I already knew somehow that the bear was in. Sure enough, the bear was coming in the door. I took off running up the stairs and threw all the kids in the room at the top of the stairs. I had to get that door shut before the bear got us but as I turned around to shut the door, the bear was coming up those stairs so fast I didn't have time and it wrapped it's paws around my legs and was about to bite me but I woke up in a panic. Scared me so bad

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  • I dreamed a grizzly was walking outside as I looked out the window . We went out to see it and it came tears us and we ran into the house . I locked all windows and doors as I was doing so I seem a bear cub and put him outside the window . The grizzly was coming in the house . There were many strangers in the house . As I entered a room I locked the door behind me . Locks that were hard to deal with . I told everyone to hide . I went up a flight of stairs then went to another set of stairs that went to a strang swing that pulled you up higher on a seat . The bear came through a the doors and was killing people . I switched seats with a guy and the bear killed him . I ran down stairs and through the house and found a different set of stairs 3 sets going different ways . I had little time to choose the bear was coming . I woke up .

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  • Last night I dreamt i was cuddling a lovely Polar bear!

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  • I had a dream that many polar bears were united in a river with white snow and few of them were having sex. And i was with many other people taking a picture from the far distance. I woke up with a feeling of something good is coming in my life. Please suggest me the other meaning of my dream.

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  • I am standing on top of mountain singing to God - a big brown bear comes and stands next to me . There were other animals to but the bear was next to me not in the background

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  • I dreamed of bears constantly when I was a little girl I haven't dreamed of them since then last night I dreamed that I came upon two abandoned cubs I took them in and took care of them then the bears came looking for them I didn't feel threatened by the grown bears they stayed off a ways but was aware of their presence and the danger.

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  • I dream that i was in a reservation and first sharks were chase out by dolphins then rigth after we found a little baby cub and i told my wife not to touch it or let his polar bear mom to see ...well the polar bear mom saw her and we star running we hide in a restroom while i close the door while my wife used the mens toilet cuz i decided is was better to be together ...then the cub show up following my wife scent i scream at her to find an exit ...i tried bark at the cub so it goes away but it didnt then i ran inside the toilet thinking we have a couple of minutes till they show i finally see a place really up high like a closet where i told my wife to hide then a little girl show up she say she was down stairs but there was no time so i gave her to my wife then the bears show up and i scaped downstairs where i hide in a closet so the bear dont find me or fooling enough to leave it there i remember thinking that i wish the police dont shot the bear cuz they are just animals ....then i woke up

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  • I had a dream last night that I was mother to a baby polar bear. I had the mother polar bear there that he would sleep with but I fed it. Preceding that there was a black kitten I had with me that I wasn't bothered about taking with me places. I live in Fl so it definitely made me curious. Any thoughts? I definitely felt good after being a mother to a baby polar bear and waking up.

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