Dreaming about animals is always very powerful because they very often represent animals from the spirit world, or spirit animals also known as animal totems. If you dream of a bear it could be that your animal totem is a bear, but it could also be a bear with its own unique message. Bears for all of their bad reputations with humans are actually quite docile and mild mannered creatures, unless you make them angry. In the Native American culture bears represent a fatherly archetype and grandfather archetype and represents someone who possesses deep sacred wisdom. You could be in touch with someone in your life with this nature very soon if you see a bear in your dream. Or the bear in your dream could be pointing you to someone who has these qualities for you in your life right now, but that you are unaware. The message from this dream may also be to seek outside help from a wiser source than yourself on a particular problem in your life.