Wolf Power Animal Symbol Of Wildness Social And Family Values

By Ina Woolcott

Native American and Celtic custom regard Wolf as the way of find the deepest levels of self, of inner knowing and intuition. This is symbolized by the image of the wolf howling at the moon. Native Americans have long regarded wolves as teachers or pathfinders. In astrology, Wolf is represented by the Dog, Sirius, thought by many aboriginal tribes to be the home of the Ancients.

Wolves are probably the most misunderstood of all wild animals. Stories of cold-bloodedness abound, in spite of their friendly, intelligent and social traits. The wolf, once a much feared and hated animal, has lately become much more appreciated. They now stand a better chance of survival, where they haven’t been hunted to extinction, or near extinction, in some countries. In the USA this culling of wolfs, who are a symbol of wildness, was down to the process of taming the wilderness. Especially where farms were trying to be founded. They were seen as the enemy, especially when they ate farm animals! Perhaps nowadays people are becoming more aware that keeping the harmony of nature and its inhabitants intact is necessary as wolf’s are being reintroduced back into the wilderness in the USA. Of course, farmers are protesting profusely. On a deeper level our emotions toward Wolf reflect our muddled feelings of ourselves as humans. Although we consider ourselves ‘civilized’ we are still animals with our own wild spirit. Wolf reminds us of this, often uneasily.

The wolf, is a symbol of the night. This time can seem lonesome and scary to us. But it is also the time when through dreams, we may discover valuable things about ourselves. This is a lonely path. To truly come to understand yourself, you must be alone, undeterred by the beliefs, judgements and views of others. 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 sincerity. Though demanding a lot of us, much is given in return; a spirit helper that is always there to help, giving us extraordinary powers of endurance. Learn to hear the voice within yourself, which in silence is as clear as the sound of the wolf howling in the night.

Wolf is also an extremely gregarious animal, enjoying the company of others. Wolves mate for life. The clan has a solid social structure, in which all adults participate in the upbringing of the young. Wolves are fiercely loyal to their mates, with a strong sense of family whilst upholding individualism. Though their clans are highly organised, they are truly free spirits. They seem to go out of their way to avoid a fight. A shift in posture, a growl, or a glance gets the point across quite readily without 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 attachments. Trust your insights about these attachments, wolf will be there to guide you. Take control of your life with Wolf’s assistance and do so with harmony and discipline.

We can truly use wolf as an example in our lives. We can understand that there doesn’t need to be a hard separation between the solitary and social paths. Wolf teaches you to balance between the needs your family has of you and the needs you have for yourself. Wolves are totally loyal to the pack but do not give up their identity to the pack. If wolf has come into your life you are must look at where you are being too dependent and where you may be too independent.

Wolfs qualities, his medicine, are the ability to learn knew ideas and then teach them to others. Wolf is thought to be an independent explorer coming back to his pack to teach what he has discovered. We too in exploring the hidden paths of consciousness, may come across new truths to share with the rest of our clan, human beings. Wolf brings faithfulness, inner strength and intuition when he enters our lives, and also teaches us to live with ourselves.

If Wolf finds you, this may be an indication that you are a great teacher or thinker. Or if this is not so, perhaps you need to ponder whether there may be something you need to expand your mind about. Be receptive to new concepts/ideas. By doing so you can gain more wisdom. To increase your Wolf power, you can utilise your newly integrated wisdom and also share it with others. Wisdom is gained through experience, by walking the path. Another way to put it – practise what you preach.

When a lone wolf is spotted in the wilderness it embodies freedom. When seen in a pack it embodies a feel of community. If wolf appears to you alone or in a pack it is asking you to do the same within your own life.

The Wolf’s senses are highly developed. They are extremely intelligent with excellent hearing, sense of smell and strong feeling. As well as being determined animals they are also cunning. A wolfs howl is primal and penetrating. The howl is used to locate clan members or to let wolves from outside of the pack know their territory boundaries. If you hear a wolf howl, this may be telling you to stand your ground and defend your boundaries.

Wolves express themselves a lot with body language. If angry, they may stick their ears straight up and show their teeth. A suspicious wolf pulls its ears back and squints. Fear is often indicated by flattening the ears against the head. A wolf wanting to play, dances and bows playfully. Their body language is symbolic to you. Humans also uses body language to send out messages. The study of this art can increase your perception of this power animal.

Wolves hunt in packs, depending on endurance to run down weak and older animals. They have been known to cover 35 miles a day in pursuit. 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.

Wolf’s medicine includes death and rebirth, facing death with dignity and courage, Spirit teaching, guidance in dreams and meditations, instinct linked with intelligence, social and family values, steadfastness, skill in protection of self and family, outwitting enemies, ability to pass unseen, taking advantage of change.

Unbelievable, sad, sadistic, unholy, no respect for life and all that is sacred – from my blog today – : Limpy Killing the Wolves Again

19 thoughts on “Wolf Power Animal Symbol Of Wildness Social And Family Values”

  1. Thank you!
    I had a terrifying dream in which I came face to face with a wolf in fire who was smiling like a Cheshire Cat. I was terrified. Now, I am beginning to understand that the wolf was not threatening me but showing me a truer version of the self I long to discover.

  2. Wolves and tigers are my brothers when I killed wolves in games I always cryed and why did I do that I love wolves that much

  3. I had a dream last night after meditating…there was a white wolf he was thin and he stairing at me and I stairs at him with a smile and then his legs went apart and head dropped to the level of his back keeping his eyes on me and then he growled and I’m total lost as to what this could mean please some let me know I need to learn more I have to

    1. I had a vision of white wolf with green eyes about the same time as you. We simply looked into each others eyes before it disappeared. Beautiful. Felt at peace within for months

  4. In 2007 I was working as an egg picker. One day I was working away and my eyes felt like the were shaking really fast…At that point I looked down and there was a wolf sitting by my side. Has never happened again and I still don’t understand what it was about.

  5. I had a very weird dream that a black wolf came and howl @ me. I don’t know one minute i was on the side of i guess was a house with a stick hitting it. And all of a sudden out of the blue comes this black wolf, he was howling. Then it was right in my face like i can literally just touch it. I woke up so fast, and couldn’t go back to sleep. I still don’t know what that was about. Help..

  6. I had a dream about a black wolf but not ordinary it was huge it led me into a thick forest and there were others but old spirits I think they were my ancestors sine my families blood is uniqe and my grandmother was there bit what did it mean

  7. I’ve been searching for my spirit animal for a while. I found out that the wolf suits my personality perfectly. I’m so much more at peace now.

  8. The wolf appeared to my then 3 year old after my husband died 20 years ago. She said wolves were lying on my bed with red glowing eyes. I remember telling her that they were there to help and protect us. 15 years later, while hiking, I suddenly found myself standing square in front of a black wolf with yellow eyes. Had my dog not chased it away and run after it, I might have thought it was my imagination, so incredible was that experience. We had locked eyes and both of us couldn’t move, til the dog showed up. Like the wolf I have an extremely developed sense of hearing and smell. In the emergency medical field I was able to distinguish between the smells of different diseases, even death has a smell, long before it arrives. It helped me save lives. I expect the wolves to pick me up when I die to guide me home. I played dog as a child and had fits about wanting a dog. I feel a kinship and now I found out that the wolf is my spirit animal, so befitting. Thank you wolf, you make me feel protected and strong

  9. My boyfriend of 11 yrs was wondering what his dream meant. He was walking along and came across two wolves just sitting there staring at him. Out of nowhere a voice told him to turn and walk away. What does this mean? Please help with deciphering this dream.

    1. Ani Guwasi gives this dream to her people. I have the same one. Once (not in a dream, in real life) millions of dragonflies swarmed all around me while I was waiting for a train in coastal New York and I heard a clear voice: get out. I have also seen the jaguar referred to below.

      If you live in a city, get out before the day it will turn to steam. I do not know when the day is but it is in this lifetime. Paris is a sign of things to come. You still have some time, but not much. More important than being scared and moving now is knowing when to move. Listen to the dreams and if they tell you more to move, then do so. Our great mother knew when to move and those who did not listen died on the frozen path.

      Do not stay in the center of a city. Give yourself enough room to turn home. Look for his ancestors– trace a history to Chota, Tenn., Pearl Bluff, or South Carolina. Look there. The ones with Christian names and no parents. Look for second, third marriages. Check census records. They will be living with their tribe in late 1700’s-early 1800’s. 1810 is when they took the voice of the great grandmother away. After that she buried her descendants, hid them in plain sight. More is in the rattlesnake prophecies. Her children will run lost for seven generations until her children begin to awaken and return home. Those who do not return home will be turned to steam when the great cities turn to steam.

      We have a great chance to come together now and open a portal to the happy universe and our own eden if we come together and link our nation. The roads must run North-South instead of East-West. And we must connect this land in a great circle.

  10. I dreamt a black wolf came to find me, and I ran with him out towards open country. He was running with me, frolicking playfully, and rolling onto his back. As I was running, I remember feeling very slow and clumsy, and as I was thinking this thought, it appeared to me that black wolf ate me so I could in turn become a wolf and run like he did, free and swift. I am wondering what this could mean. I have also had a dream in the past where I met Jaguar in a dream, who when I touched, I also became a jaguar, and /or he passed his energy into me. Neither of these dreams have scared me.

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