Now I’m dreaming about a Bear…What’s this all about?
Dream 2017 12 05:
In this dream, Our Daughter, Our Son-N-Law, and their kids had been visiting us and My Mother was with them. It seems like Our Son-N-Law had brought something to the house and he had assembled something in the back yard but I can’t remember what it was but they had been there quite a while. We had eaten and were just visiting.
When they started to leave this huge bear began to circle the house so that they were afraid to go out to get in the car. There were other large animals outside also but I couldn’t identify what they were other than they seemed to be white or light colored. The bear was dark brown and huge.
Our house, in the dream, was the same with only minor detail changes. There were 2 garage doors and there were doors where the windows are in My Husband’s music room and in my study. The fence wasn’t there as the bear could circle the house with no fence restrictions.
Our Son-N-Law kept going from one door to the next trying to figure out the quickest way to get to the car. The quickest way was to go out one of the garage doors but I was afraid that the bear would get in before I could get the garage door back down. He realized that I was too frightened to allow him to open the garage doors so he backed off and began to look for another way out.
At one time I noticed that the back door was open, only the screen was shut, and I ran to shut it as the bear was just passing by that door. I remember thinking that he could have come straight through that screen without a problem but he walked by as if he didn’t notice that the door was open. I was relieved.
Our Son-N-Law had decided that they would go out the front door and run to the car. He had Our Daughter and the kids gathered at the door ready to run outside while the bear was circling the back of the house.
My Mother was supposed to ride back with them. Our Son-N-Law turns around to get My Mother but she is on our landline phone to her pharmacy getting instructions about taking a new medicine that she had just started taking. The medicine was for an ongoing health issue that she had.
She had injured her left hand somehow and it was bandaged and in the process of healing. The pharmacist was explaining to her how to unwrap her injured hand in order to take the new medication and then wrap the hand back up. I could hear the whole conversation and I remember thinking, how crazy is that, why can’t she just take the medicine with her right hand?
She has no fear and doesn’t act as if the bear is a problem. It’s as if she is totally confident that Our Son-N-Law will handle the situation. She is waiting on him to figure things out and when he does she will just get in the car and ride back with them.
I could tell that Our Son-N-Law was upset as he was ready to go out the front door to get everyone in the car while the bear was circling the back of the house but My Mother was on the phone to her pharmacy as if nothing was happening. He was being patient and pretending not to be upset as he waited for her to finish her phone call.
The dream ends.
Once again, as I wake up terrified, I look back on the dream wondering, what is this all about? Outside of Bigfoot, bears would be my next biggest fear. I’m not sure what the Bigfoot fear is about other than the fact that my father believed that such a creature did exist. “Of course they exist! There’s just too much evidence!” I can hear him now. It gave me a creepy feeling as a child to know that he ‘knew’ about this creature and believed that it existed. I think children… Ah heck I don’t know about other children. I just know that it frightened me that he said it was real. I wish he had lied.
As for the bear fear, I had read a story, in Reader’s Digest, when I was very young, about a group of teenagers camping in the woods. One of the girls had wondered off into the woods alone to use the restroom and was attacked and killed by a bear. Her friends could hear her screaming but they were all too frightened to go and help her. She was screaming that the bear was pulling her arms off. She kept screaming for help but her friends were paralyzed and sat by the campfire until morning when they finally got enough courage to go looking for her and they found what was left of her body. The story was written by one of the boys at the camp many years later as he had lived in horrible guilt for not trying to save her.
If a bear is ever mentioned that’s exactly where my mind goes back to.
OR – Who knows, I could have been killed by a similar animal in a past life and the fears are just carryovers of some kind.
At any rate, these two creatures are my greatest fear on planet Earth which is actually irrelevant other than the fact that I am now having dreams about them. What the heck is all this about?
j: Yeshua, it’s 3:12am, what you up to? I feel you smiling. Can you help me out here? What the heck is this dream about? Surely you are not going to tell me that I am seeing you as a bear?
Yeshua: Every character in this dream is a representation of part of you.
j: Oh, well, Okay… (I’m thinking about each character in the dream…and relating)
Our Daughter and the kids are waiting on Our Son-N-Law to fix the problem.
Our Son-N-Law, although he is frightened, he is looking for an answer. Although he is just running away, he is trying to save those that are depending on him. He is also aggravated when others won’t cooperate but he pretends that he is just being patient, while he waits, when actually what he wants to do is to scream, “Every one of you, get your butts out the front door and get in the car before the bear gets back around the house and kills one of us!”
My Husband is just quiet and watching.
My Mother is entangled with confusing, aggravating, issues of life, while depending on Our Son-N-Law to fix the life threatening issue. But then making him wait for her to finish what she is doing before she complies with the solution that he has provided for her.
And my character is just frightened for myself and for everyone. I don’t seem to have a solution or to even be looking for a solution other than to stay inside with the doors closed and hope that the creatures will go away and my home will be safe and wonderful again.
Yeah, I guess I’m all of those things and I bounce from one personality to the other; very interesting.
Yet this goes back, once again, to my greatest fear being my belief that all of this is real. I still hold the belief that I am trapped here in need of a savior… which is why I keep coming to you. You are still that figure for me, that savior figure that I found and have looked to since I was 13. Wow, enlightening. I still look to you as my savior. You are safe.
So how can I bring all this schizophrenia into one character and get some kind of peace?
Yeshua: Peace is not a place. Peace is a state of being. Remember who you are. There are no bears in spirit; no Bigfoot. There is nothing to fear in spirit.
You call me your savior for you are afraid of being alone. You are afraid of depending upon the God that is within you. It is the same God that is within me. I’m not going to leave you. I will always be here and you can perceive me as anything that feels comfortable; savior, big brother, Holy Spirit…there are no rules. We are all the same. There is nothing to fear. Look within. I am there. You are there. That is All That There Is.
I used to wonder about those people that say that they can interpret your dreams for you. You know, the ones that just study symbols and have no real intuition of spiritual insight. More and more I understand why no one else can interpret what you see as an individual. Your ‘symbols’ are very personal to you.
At first glance, the dreams about Bigfoot and the bear were very much alike and should have had the same meaning for me. Although they both symbolized fears that I held ‘an interpreter’ could very easily have missed the differences.
j: Thank You My Brother.
Uh… By the way, were all those other characters in the Bigfoot dream representatives of my own personality as well as they were in this dream?
Ha Ha. I feel you smiling.