In many cultures, bears are considered to be a symbol of power and strength, and dreams are no exception. On a deeper level, bears also represent courage, aggression, and the fears that we are afraid to face.
The image of a bear in a dream could be a sign or rather an encouragement to be fearless and face all the fears and all obstacles. Otherwise, we will not move forward in life and achieve what we desire.
A dream about being chased by a bear signifies your fear of someone impeding or blocking your progress or goals. It could be a family member who is not being supportive of your dreams and goals, or it could be an ex-boyfriend or girlfriend that keeps contacting you. I know this might not be the best example, but it’s one of the things a bear in your dream could potentially represent.
A chasing bear in your dream encourages you not to turn back because that is not the direction you are meant to go and to be strong and fearless. You need to find the inner strength again and move forward so that your fears or obstacles in the form of a bear in a dream do not trap you.
The bear is chasing you because you’re running away from something in your life that scares you. You’re being chased by an entity that represents your anxieties, fears, and insecurities, and if you allow them to consume you, then the bear will run after you indefinitely. However, if you confront your fears head-on and overcome them, then the bear (your fears and insecurities) will eventually fade away.
All in all, when you see a bear in your dream, know that this is trying to remind you of your strength and courage.
The Symbolism of Chasing in Dreams
If you’re being chased in your dreams, there’s something in your life that you’ve been avoiding, and the act of chasing (whether it’s an animal or a person) reminds you of what’s waiting for you if you continue down this path.
Chasing in dreams can also sometimes represent an individual’s need to flee from something that they are afraid of or unsure about. It could be a desire for something or a compulsion to continue with something even when it may not be the best course of action.
The Symbolism of Bears in Dreams
That being said, a bear in dreams symbolizes strength, courage, aggression, and common sense. For example, if you dream of hugging a bear, it indicates that you have become a strong and fearless person again. On the contrary, if a bear attacks you, it is a sign that you need to harness these qualities and become a strong person.
One of the most favorable bear dreams is a dream about small bears or the birth of a female bear. This dream symbolizes healing and regaining the power and control over your life that you have lost.