We all know that dreams are usually the reflection of our own wishes, fears, hopes, and thoughts. Actually, dreams may be metaphors for something that has been happening in our real day-to-day lives.
We sometimes believe that we have received a message in our dream that we perceive to be of importance. It makes us take action; believing that this is what the dream wanted us to do. Even though they are not among the most common, people do have dreams about black bears. Many of us have wondered what a black bear dream means.
Some people say that dreams involving black bears reflect a life which is currently experiencing success and luck in the future. Others, however, warn that they may be sinister messages or thoughts with negative connotations.
The bear in our dreams may represent our power, independence, and strength. We know that bears are large, wild animals. Perhaps, in our dreams, they symbolize things or actions that are wild or untamed. In the wild, black bears are top of the food chain; there is no larger predator to fear. Wolves, for example, leave them alone (unless they are badly injured).
Perhaps a black bear in somebody’s dream represents a mother figure. We have the expression “mamma bear,” which symbolizes a strong and protective mother who defends her offspring with everything she’s got.
Was the animal in your dream a peaceful or aggressive one? Did it behave like a strong, wild, predator should, or was its role completely different? These are some of the questions dream experts might ask you if you told them you had a dream involving a large, black bear.
Examples of dreams with a black bear
We have listed below some of the most common dreams people have had involving a bear:
You see one
If you see a black bear but have no contact with it, it could symbolize fierce competition in your life. Perhaps you work in a business where you have to compete against one or two major rivals. This type of dream may also mean that you expect things to go better for you in the future – you expect to become successful.
It is a peaceful bear
Seeing a peaceful bear in a dream is more common than most people realize. This type of scenario could mean that you feel independent. Independent people can cope with most things in their environment. Not even a large, strong, rival or predator overwhelms them. Maybe this type of dream also means that the dreamer lives life his or her own way.
It is a bear in a circus
There are many different interpretations to this kind of dream. It could mean that you are going to meet an honest and quiet person. This person will make you feel happy all the time.
Hugging a bear
When we were children, many of us went to bed hugging our teddy bear. Dreaming about hugging the real thing could mean that you are a friendly person; you are friendly with others in all types of situations, even unpleasant ones.
Many people believe that black bear dreams, in fact, dreams involving any kind of bear, mean that you do not get angry or upset easily. These animals typically sit around, search for honey and other tasty morsels, and sit in water for hours when they are fishing. In reality, they are wild predators that kill their prey, but that is not how most of us perceive them.