I’ve had difficulty with meditation in the past, but I think i’ve found my trick! It seems to help if I hold a scented candle in my hand. I’ve tried it with a blue & white one so far. I think the properties of these candles really helps, plus the soothing aromas are relaxing.

(White: The Balance of all colors: Spiritual enlightenment, cleansing, clairvoyance, healing, truth-seeking, purity, innocence, clarity and unity, Dawn, purification, peace, truth, protection, spirituality, General work, cleansing, repels negativity; use to bring peace, spiritual strength, truth, purity; heals emotions, and provides protection)

(Blue:Communication, truth, peace, calm, wisdom, understanding, protection, harmony, inspiration, truth, patience, health and happiness, luck, communication, loyalty, peaceful, cooling, contentment, healing, idealism, harmony, devotion, meditation), plus the soothing aromas are relaxing.

Well, when I meditated today, I saw a mama bear & her cub…could these have been my spirit animals? I was curious, so I looked up what the bear spirit symbolizes. This is what I came up with:

Bear Spirit Animal Symbols:

Introspection, Solitude, Motherhood, Hibernation, Dream Time, Healing, Communication with Spirit, Thoughtfulness, Natural Strength, Intuition, and Territorial

Bear Totem Meaning and Medicine:
The bear spirit animal brings with it many different meanings. If the bear spirit totem has entered your life recently take a moment to stop and reflect on some of the following messages:

Retreat, Rest: Have you been running non-stop, have you disconnected from yourself in the everyday hustle of life? Bear spirit medicine guides us to take time for ourselves, to withdraw into your den, rest, and regenerate. Slow down and take some time to reconnect with yourself, meditate and reflect on who you are and what you want.

Independence: Are you depending too heavily on people in your life? Bear totem animals are extremely self-sufficient spirits, during the winter they live almost entirely off of fat stored in their bodies. If you have seen bear recently her message may be to remember that you have the animal strength and power to live and thrive within yourself. Just as the bear spirit animal awakes in spring for a new and fresh beginning, so should you!

Balance, Sleep: Are your sleep cycles out of balance? Bear totems are active both in the day and night. This symbolizes bear spirit’s connection with solar energy (strength and power), and lunar energy (intuition). Bear spirit is powerfully connected to dreams, it guides us to seek balance in rest, make sure you are getting enough sleep and pay attention to any dreams that stand out in your mind!

Protection, Strength: Has someone entered your personal space, is someone threatening you or a loved one? Or has someone simply come between you and what’s truly important? Bear animal spirits are fierce defenders and does not tolerate any threat to its lair or cubs, meaning you shouldn’t endure any intruders in your life. You may need to stand up to someone or something that has come between you and your family or friends. This could be an outsider or even someone you are in a relationship with.

Solitude, Territorial: Have you recently moved or has there been a major change to your immediate environment? There is a great deal of meaning buried within bear spirit’s cave. If the bear animal totem is speaking to you it is important to ensure that your home is safe and sound and that you feel completely comfortable there. Hang some paintings or posters and make sure that your special place really reflects your inner spirit.

I suppose I must be doing something right, because I can incorporate almost all of the meanings into my life.

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