Welcome, the bear has always meant alot to me and my family. Its only more recently I have realised this is a connection to a North European native tradition.
Beginnings can be as difficult as endings, no one (at least no one you easily remember) tells you how to start life, no one shows you the way down the birth canal from the dark warmth of your mothers womb to the bright light and open air of this world. However the majority of us find a way without a map but with some assistance from our mothers, a doctor, midwife, friend or partner. No one tells you what it will be like to be born, but you do it anyway, you take that risk in the first burst of energy that launches you into that new beginning.
Acceptance, understanding, freedom to heal from the deep wounds of childhood helped me more than I can say. The ability to visualise and workJane Social worker