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Polar Bear's Wisdom Includes:
Expert swimmer through emotional waters
Finding one way back from the brink
Ability to find sustenance in barren landscapes
Strength in the face of adversity
Communication with Spirit
Death and rebirth
Creature of dreams, shamans, mystics and visionaries
Defense and revenge
Ability to navigate along the Earths magnetic lines
The Polar Bear
Polar bears are outstanding hunters. They are the most aggressive
and carnivorous of all bears.
They hold the same characteristics as other bears although the
polar does have specific traits
inherent to it. Those with this totem should also read the information
presented on bears in
general for a deeper understanding of this powerful medicine.
The polar bear weighs up to 1600 pounds and can knock a 500
pound seal out of the water with
one blow. They are incredibly strong and more adaptable than
other bears. This adaptability
compliments their excellent survival skills. Those with this
medicine have karmic challenges
associated with flexibility, change and stubbornness and should
ask the polar for help in
overcoming these obstacles.
The polar will observe a situation completely before they act.
They know how to conserve their
strength as well as their energy and use both at the most appropriate
time for the best outcome.
This is one of the lessons that it teaches. Those with this
totem would benefit by learning the art
of energy management.
Polar bears have no enemies in the animal kingdom. Their only
enemy is the human hunter. They
are intelligent and fearless. Because of this native tribes
throughout history have recognized the
polar as a desirable ally and spirit helper. The white color
associated with the polar bear is very
significant. It represents "purity of spirit." Since
this bear is fearless and the energy of spirit only
flows when fear is absent, the polar serves as a valuable ally
in overcoming fear, both physical
The polar is known as the "Ice Man" in some native
tribes because of its preferences for hunting
on sea ice. The environment in which it appears to us is symbolic.
If the polar were spotted
walking on ice its message would be connected to the frozen
emotions stored within oneself and
the need for allowing those emotions to express themselves.
If it is seen foraging for food,
nourishment and replenishment of the body, mind and spirit would
be its message. It is important
to watch the polar bear to understand what it is trying to tell
you. When it enters your life the
awakening of your own true colors is at hand.
Polar Bear (Mato ska)
The polar bear ranges the frigid Arctic, living where no other
four-legged can survive. Patience,
resolution, and a solitary life are some of its major characteristics,
but endurance is the key word
for this representative of the north.
Other than a female with cubs, Mato ska keeps to itself and
out on the pack ice where it spends
most of its life hunting its favorite food, the ringed seal.
The bear's white camouflage, keen sense
of smell, sharp claws, and patience enables it to catch the
seal when it surfaces to breath at holes
or openings in the leads or edges of ice. Its strength, stamina,
and speed make it a feared animal
when it leaves the ice pack and comes south for a brief time
Polar bear tells us to keep endurance in mind as we journey
and explore along the Natural Way.
Polar bear wants us to remember the earth knowledge that we
receive. "Let the worthwhile
information endure within so that you can better protect the
animals and Mother Earth."
Polar Bear: Solitude, adversity, rebirth, dreams, transformation,
patience, communication with
the spirit, dreams for shamans, mystics, defensive, strength,
protection, swimmer, can break
through emotional barriers.
Another name for Polar Bear is Nanuk. For those who walk with
Polar Bear, it is also important
to study the more general Bear Medicine.
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