Brown bear symbolizes self-confidence and the possible need to reflect on the need to take care of you. I was shown in a vision about the first shamans, they were Siberian women (the word shaman is a Siberian word) and they are associated with the brown bear. They were and are able to shape shift into bear energy to journey between realms.
The primary meaning of the bear spirit animal is strength and confidence
Standing against adversity; taking action and leadership
The spirit of the bear indicates it’s time for healing or using healing abilities to help self or others
The bear medicine emphasizes the importance of solitude, quiet time, rest
The spirit of the bear provides strong grounding forces
When you invoke the power of the bear totem, reflect on the qualities of inner strength, fearlessness, and confidence in yourself and how you can project them in your world.
Also by entering the cave of the bear, which is the space between the four lobes of the brain, you enter that space of silence. Within the silence you quiet the mind to a place of peace, a place where clarity of self comes.
Beaver chewed handle: The beaver spirit animal symbolizes ingenuity and persistence when it comes to work. The beaver meaning also speaks about productivity and achievement. Beaver is protector of the water and community.
The rattle deer hide is from drum making scraps
The matching leather carry case is created from repurposed leather garments from the thrift stores.