A couple of nights ago I had a dream. I have been known to have some pretty strange dreams. I used to dream far more often than I do now. This dream was pretty mild on the weirdness scale.
My dream started out at the zoo. I was in a building looking at the bear. While I was there the bear started to make attempts to break out of his cage. As the bear got closer and closer to breaking free I realized that my house was attached to this bears enclosure and that my kids were there asleep in the house and I had to get them out. I rushed around as fast as one can in a dream when one is trying to move fast to get them out. We got out the door and locked it just as the bear broke free of it's enclosure but I knew that the wooden door to the house wouldn't hold it for very long.
I rushed through the zoo with my kids trying to find some zoo keeper to tell. It kept getting more and more crowded and I couldn't find anyone who would listen to me. In the process of finding someone to tell about this bear I lost my littlest child. I was in a serious panic. Just before I woke up I had been reunited with my daughter and the zoo officials were off to check on the bear.
I dislike dreams where I feel like I'm rushing to get away from something or trying to find something and I can't. This lovely dream had both. So I went to the online Dream Dictionary to see what it has to say about having a dream about a bear. Here is what it said
To see a bear in your dream,
symbolizes independence, the cycle of life, death and renewal. It may signal of period of introspection and thinking. The dream may also be a pun on "bare". Perhaps you need to bare your soul and let everything out into the open.
To dream that you are being pursued or attacked by a bear, denotes aggression, overwhelming obstacles and competition. You may find yourself in a threatening situation.
Interesting. Usually when I go there to find out about things that I have seen in a dream I can't really see the connection or I have to make my mind stretch to see it. Not in this case. In this definition about seeing a bear in my dream I can see where all of those things would be happening in my life right now. Especially the aggression. I have a lot of aggression and anger towards one of my brothers and I am trying to keep it in. And it keeps trying to get out.