Wolf Animal Spirit and the Power of Instinct
The Wolf, Intuition, and Instincts
We all go through life with intuition and instincts. “I had a feeling that would happen”, “I know I have met her somewhere before”, “I had a feeling it was you calling”, “I knew it was going to be a boy” or, I wish I would have listened to myself" are but a drop in the bucket of all the intuitions and instincts you will or have already encountered thus far in your life.
So why don’t we listen more closely to those inclinations we have? How many times can you recall when you've shrugged off a feeling only to find out that you were correct?
We all have the ability to use these powers of intuition and instincts, but as a human race, sometimes, well, most of the time, we need physical proof so we can be absolutely sure before we speak out or act upon our feelings or beliefs.
The problem is, that we as a human race don’t trust ourselves enough to listen to our intuition so when we choose to shrug off and ignore these feelings, we can miss out on so many wonderful experiences that otherwise could have been a very positive part of our life's journey.
The best teachings in the universe that we can learn from are those of the natural instincts and deep connections with that of the wolf.
By observing and studying the characteristics of the wolf, we take notice of their intelligence that comes forth with an appetite for freedom and most importantly, the awareness of social connections and family values.
WOLF/ Connecting With Your Spirit Animal and Spirit Guide
The Symbolization Between You and the Wolf
Believe it or not, we have so much in common with our spirit animal guides. The wolf plays such an intricate part in our lives especially when revered in a spiritual and/or cultural tradition. With the wolf as our spirit guide, it helps to show us the way along our very own path of life by teaching us who we are and more important, how we should treat each other.
During our life's journey, there will be several times when we will feel the need to be on our own. As a toddler, our appetite for freedom begins when we learn to crawl. We learn to move about and explore the wonders around us by touching, pulling, tasting, and smelling. When our journey takes a hold of our learning ability and our accomplishment of taking our first steps rewards us with another sense of freedom, our appetite increases with the knowledge that we can go further.
Our very first day of school, learning to drive, our first date, first job, going to college, living on our own, and getting married, is but a handful of our thirst for freedom.
Along with the passion of this freedom comes the desire of living life powerfully with guided instincts. This combination is the passion we all desire to approach our daily endeavors.
Within the Native American culture, there are many traditions that consider the wolf to rank the highest among all the spiritual teachers, including the eagle and the hawk.
Ted Andrews, author of Animal-Speak states, "Wolves are the epitome of the wild spirit. They are friendly, social, and highly intelligent. Their sense of family is strong and loyal, and they live by carefully defined rules and rituals."
The wolf is considered the “Teacher of Knowledge.” Their spiritual purpose on this plane of existence makes them one of the more common animals that people are naturally driven to and want as their spirit guide. As with most animals of the universe, we as humans also have the gift of knowledge and a spiritual purpose, however, it is the animals that have that "special balance and flow" with nature’s energy and therefore adapt to living within this world much better.
Family Wolf Pack
Wolf and the Family Unit
When we look at the family unit as a whole, the first member we tend to look towards is the mother (or the female) of the family. She is loyal, territorial, nurturing, protective, possessive, and the keeper of the community.
The female wolf you might say is the same way but with a few added characteristics. She is rarely alone. All of the responsibilities of her family are shared with the pack.
The female wolf will stand and not be afraid to fight for her home or pack. She also has a bit of a jealous streak when it comes to those she doesn’t know or trust and will step in between her home and family and others. The female wolf’s energy and intuition is remarkable and can always sense even the slightest change when something is amiss within and around her home and family. All sound too familiar?
When the wolf is not threatened and treated with respect, it allows others to come within their space and partake of their knowledge and teachings. Once that trust is broken or the sense of threat is apparent, then the wolf becomes aggressive and protective and will remove the negativity from them and their home.
It is important to remember that as a human race, there is constant negativity surrounding us every day. Even more so with the modern technologies that allows others to invade our homes, our families, work place, and privacy. When we sense a negative force within our “space” we must take necessary steps to remove it or remove ourselves from its presence. Then and only then can we live in harmony and with peace.
Has Wolf entered into your life?
Have you had any experiences with the Wolf in your life? In which method?
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The Wolf Spirit and Connection with our Instincts
Our strong connection to one another using our instincts and intuition symbolizes similarities that the wolf possesses and helps us perceive and understand the world around us.
If the wolf has appeared in your life, whether it be in a dream, meditation, or physical form, it may be revealing to you that your instincts and intuition are being challenged in a situation that you need to grasp and is calling you to use those gifts to deal with that situation. If the presence of the wolf feels threatening to you, it is time to pay attention to your emotions and how you are reacting. By ignoring these instincts, you can jeopardize your balance as well as the balance of those around you. Your gift of instinct should allow all that is peaceful into your space and devour all that is bad.
Wolf Totem and Your Personal Dreams
If you are fortunate to have your dreams, visions and any personal quests reveal the wolf as your totem animal or spirit animal guide, then any form of manifestation will be designed to alert you and teach you to look for certain symbols that will follow any appearance of the wolf.
These symbols are important and are to be carefully analyzed. Use your instincts and the power of intuition as this will help you in solving any problems or decision making that may cross your path.
- If your dream scenario has shown you frightened by the appearance of a wolf, you must be on guard against any type of burglary or theft.
- If your dream portrays you walking through a forest or meadow and seeing a wolf running ahead of you, your guide has provided you with a symbol of prosperity and that better times are ahead of you, however...
- If a wolf suddenly runs past you unexpectedly, then your guide is warning you that there are enemies who will try to stop or delay the arrival of your good fortune.
- Dreaming or seeing a number of wolves following you is a sign that there may be a possibility that one or more individuals who are close to you are taking advantage of your trust.
- If your dream scenarios has you chasing a wolf and then catching it, your guide is alerting you that you will have good fortune very soon.
Is Wolf Part of Your Totem?
If wolf is part of your totem, then you will act upon your instincts when life brings you challenges to conquer. Listen to yourself, to your heart, and your mind. Let your wolf guide you with the power of intuition you were born with. Remember to eliminate the negative out of your space. Embrace life fully with your family and community. Listen intently, and act accordingly..with the spirit of the wolf. Namaste
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2013 Liz Rayen