Saturday, 2 July 2011

Spirit of the Wolf

Wolf is regarded in Native American and Celtic custom as the way to discover the deepest levels of inner self, of hidden perceptions and awareness. The image of the wolf howling at the moon symbolises this. On a subconscious level our emotions toward Wolf reflect our confused feelings with regard to ourselves as humans and individuals. We deem ourselves ‘civilized’ but in some form we are still animal, and as such bear a wild spirit all of our own. Wolf can and does, albeit with a sense of unease, prompt us to remember this.
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The wolf, is a symbol of the night showing us through our night dreams, many things of great importance about ourselves. To really understand yourself can make for a lonely night journey, but you must be alone, and not discouraged by others beliefs understandings and opinions.
  • The wolf teaches us to learn about our inner self and to discover our inner power and strength. However, to achieve this, we must take risks and face our deepest fears.
  • Wolf requires honesty. Though commanding a lot of us, much is given in return; a spirit helper that is always there to assist, offering us exceptional capabilities to persevere.
Listen for, and learn to hear the voice within yourself, which in silence is as clear as the sound of the wolf howling in the night.
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Wolf is a very sociable creature, fiercely loyal to their mates, with a strong sense of family whilst maintaining individuality and independence. Wolf packs are outstandingly systematised, but they remain beyond doubt spirits of wildness and freedom. They fight only when it is necessary, using instead shifts in stance, a growl, or a look to make a statement without resorting to violence.
  • We are reminded not to waste resources and to learn how to avoid trouble and confrontations.
  • People with Wolf as power animal have the ability to make quick and firm emotional connections. Trust your discernments regarding these bonds; wolf will be there to guide you.
  • Take control of your life with Wolf’s assistance and do so with co-ordination and self-control.
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We can benefit greatly in our lives by learning from the example of the wolf, understanding that there doesn't need to be any conflict between the solitary and social paths.
  • Wolf teaches you to balance between the demands of family and the meeting of your own needs.
  • Wolves are absolutely loyal to the pack but do not give up their identity to the pack. Wolf helps you to look at the areas of your life where you are behaving too dependently and those in which maybe you have become too independent.
Wolfs qualities, his medicine, offer us the aptitude to discover new ideas and in turn teach them to others.
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  • Wolf is considered an independent explorer who returns to his pack to pass on the knowledge he has acquired on his travels.
  • During the process of exploring the hidden paths of consciousness, we too could well make enlightening discoveries of our own to share with and benefit the human pack.
  • Wolf brings faithfulness, inner strength and intuition when he enters our lives, and also teaches us to live with ourselves.
Wolves are highly intelligent creatures, with highly developed senses, and a great sense of determination.
  • A wolfs howl is primal, and both intensely powerful and deeply evocative. The howl is used to locate pack members or to let wolves from outside of the pack know their territory boundaries. If you hear your wolf howling, this may be a call to stand your ground, to fight your corner and defend your boundaries.
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Wolves hunt in organised packs relying on their outstanding powers of endurance to run down weak and older animals. They have been known to cover 35 miles a day whilst pursuing their prey.
  • Wolf is a symbol of stamina and strength, teaching you to know who you are, and to develop strength and confidence in what you do.
Whichever way wolf appears to you be it alone, embodying freedom or in a pack, embodying community feelings it is asking you to follow the example in your own life.
Be receptive to new concepts because in doing so you can gain more wisdom. Utilise it well and share it with others. And remember, wisdom is gained through experience, by travelling the road.
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2 comments:

Chip "Rocket Man" Allen said...

Nice post, Wolfie!

Eddie Two Hawks said...

excellent, through, and well written description of wolf life and their close ties to human beings
beautiful pictures too Wolfie!
Eddie