I had a dream this past week that I was swimming with bears.

With ease and curiosity, we were playful, quiet and comfortable with one another, even though I was aware of how strange it was.

Yesterday, I decided to take a break from planning a workshop - because anxiety and doubts had started to creep in, and I could feel them trying to steer me away from the true center of my intentions.

So, I picked up my sage and my paintbrush. I sunk into my breath with my flute, and then let the color move.

In just a matter of moments, I met this bear totem in the marks, reminding me of the power to conjure Courage,

and the Wisdom to know when to use that courage to shift into action or contemplation.

So, I'm Listening, I'm Learning...