I am Grandfather Bear and I am grateful to have the opportunity to speak to you about Bear Medicine today. I speak to you from the spirit world as the original Father Bear. We have lived on Earth for many millions of years and you have always respected us for our size, strength and hunting abilities. We are omnivores like you and we have really big appetites. Our sense of smell is so acute that we can smell our favorite foods at great distances. We are very diligent and perceptive hunters because we must store as much power as we can to sustain us through our hibernation period, which may last anywhere from 3 – 7 months, depending on the severity of Winter in our habitat. We do not eat or drink anything when we hibernate. We never question our basic instincts because our survival depends on them. We smell what we need and then go and get it!
You humans sense that we are a lot like you and we have always found our way into your old stories and myths, like the tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We can stand up, walk and sit down like you and we can even climb trees. Some of us have actually let you take care of us and teach us to dance, jump rope and do other tricks in your circuses! Your children love the teddy bears that you give them and they can feel the Bear Medicine when they cuddle them. They can sense the fact that we are very happy beings with big hearts and we help them feel safe, warm and “fuzzy”!
The main reason that we are so happy and heart – full is that we use all the delicious power that we feed on in the warmer moons to sustain us during the Winter. When we make our hibernation dens we always choose a spot where we feel warm, welcomed and supported by Mother Earth. During our deep meditation retreat in our Winter dens, our bodies absorb the wonderful nurturing energies of Mother Earth while our spirits fly up into Father Sky and commune with the divine lights of the stars!
We live mostly in the Northern hemisphere of Earth because we have a natural affinity with Polaris, the Northern Pole Star. This is a most sacred star for us and we love to dream ourselves up to the 9th dimension of Polaris when we are sleeping in our Winter dens. When we go there, we bathe in the shimmering waterfall of divine light and feel the power and glory of Creators love for all of Creation!
You can relate to our medicine because you have always had saints, mystics, shamans and yogis among you who do meditation and fasting retreats. We are a good role model for you because we show you how to have a powerful Earth walk by trusting your inner hunter / gatherer instincts, find a safe place on Earth where you can make home and go within, and then use the power you store to enhance your intimacy with the Creator. We know how to connect Earth and Sky in The Heart! What goes out, must come in, what goes up must come down and the sacred center is always found in the heart. This is Bear Medicine!
I, Grandfather Bear, am very happy now as I watch you from the spirit world. I see the great spiritual awakening that is growing among you as you complete the Great Work of the many eons you have lived on Earth. Your journey has been long and hard but now your path is taking you home to your true natural selves, and your hearts are merging back with the heart of the The Great Grandmother Who Gives Birth To The Universe. Your medicine is pretty darn good, considering that you’re animals with hardly any hair, hahaha! I honor you wonderful Hu – manimals! Good life to you!
Thank you for sharing, Grandfather Bear. You’re a really great guy, but I don’t think I’d want to invite you over for dinner! Hahaha! Good life to YOU!