It’s been about a week since I had a dream with the Polar Bears. At the time I had it I knew that it was a sign, a message. Even though I researched it’s significance and found out what Polar Bear’s medicine is about, it didn’t really sync up with me until this week.
Just like Polar Bear was showing me in my dreams, with the language of symbols, I need to adapt. I need to be so adaptive that I can thrive whatever the condition. That means I’d have to be pretty darn flexible. Meaning that I don’t break, just bend. Ah-ha! Ah-ha….? What situations, conditions, circumstances are asking me to adapt?
Polar Bear, among other things, is about finding sustenance in barren landscapes and purity of spirit. (source: I found this description of Polar Bear to be the most complete – Ina Woolcott. )
I’ve come to admit that I’ve just been through some barren landscaping. I’ve got a situation at hand that I’m coming up short of ideas on how to face. Somehow, I’ve got to swim (polar bear is an excellent swimmer through emotional waters), not sink. How?
Adapt. Be flexible. There is a purity of spirit in that I’ve come across terrain I don’t know. That’s right, I don’t know. Usually, usually, I know. I’m a problem solver. I come up with decent solutions. But this time, I don’t know. I’m experiencing this purity of spirit – egoless- ego is no-go in this new terrain. So I ‘leggo of my ego and just be. Be here, now. In the purity of spirit. Being here now has led me to insight that I’ve got to adapt. I’ve got to get flexible. Stubbornness of the ego must go.
Polar Bear teaches how to “walk on the “ice” of life with grace and lightness.” (source: Gregg Prescott, http://www.in5d.com/animal-symbolism-totems-and-dream-analysis.html). This message was perfectly aligned with the Angel card I chose (and totally didn’t get so I put it off to the side and chose another one), Grace. Ah-ha!
Spiritual work is sleuth work. Seriously. You’ve got to be a sleuth to gather up the links, connect the dots, see the pattern, and get the message.
So that’s it. It’s with adaptability, flexibility, purity of spirit (ego “I”, don’t know) that I can walk on ice with Grace and a lightness of being. There’s where the Angel of Grace wanted to fit in. The ice is the barren landscape that can fall right from under you, or so it feels. And Grace is the energy that helps you to walk across the hostile environment with a lightness that will move you across the plain without a fall out.
This kind of a message imparts wisdom. It is reassuring and provides guidance on how to proceed. It communicates real insight that can be used in the material world making it even more valuable. Expect to receive these insights or guidelines and you will. Be alert for their arrival.
Has Polar Bear medicine ever carried a message for you? Where might you also need to exercise adaptability? What area has it been hard for you to be flexible?