Thank you for sharing 8bit. The Shamanic meaning for the totem Bear is Protective Mother, Hidden Strength, inward looking and to know one's self. Any and all of those could define what is happening here. In the end the meaning will be personal to you.
I saw some bears in a projection I had awhile back... it's just an excerpt
9th O.B.E.: 07/23/2011@ 0200-ish
Felt vibrations --- I think I was slightly “out” of body. Looked at my left hand and it turned into a big black spider, I would wiggle my fingers and it was like the spiders legs were moving. I freaked out for a second and then reminded myself to think “happy” thoughts, it changed to what looked like a bear and then back to a spider again. Like silhouettes. There was a glass piece floating in the air, I grabbed it and it felt REAL and it was stuck to my hand. Next thing I know, I was in a dark void looking through a screen or tiny window, rather. Saw a white boy (probably about 10 or 11yrs old) far off in the distance, in a city and it looked Black & White. He looked like he was dressed in 1920’s era clothes. I asked to myself, “Who is he?” He got even further away and it closed. Then I found myself going down a grand old staircase (and I remember seeing a bear on all fours off to the side of the staircase, but not a silhouette this time). Then I really felt myself “pop” out of body............................................
I did a little research about bears and native "folklore"; I also spoke to a spiritualist about this particular adventure. She told me that bears represent STRENGTH. Spiders represent CREATIVITY, and that the little boy I saw was me from a past life.