It's been a 'beary' busy bear season - in the park and up at my house, too! They sure seem to be visiting with purpose and showing up at interesting, poignant moments. The spirit of the bear can reflect and represent many different things, depending on the lens you look through. The bear is a strong source of support in times of challenge. It provide courage and a stable grounding force. The presence of the bear can indicate that it is time to stand for and in your truth. It can reflect that you find balance and comfort in solitude and need to set or honor boundaries. They are also seen as wise teachers who are in direct rhythm with nature. Perhaps I have been calling on these powerful, protective, majestic creatures to help me find my center and ground myself in the support of nature.