Shaman Discusses: The Wolf Power Animal

gray wolfThe wolf symbolizes instinct, intelligence, an appetite for freedom, loyalty and awareness of the importance of social connections. Wolf helps to find the deepest levels of self, inner knowing, and intuition. The wolf has been regarded as teachers or pathfinders.

The wolf is a symbol of the night which can seem lonesome and scary at times. It is at this time we may discover valuable things about ourselves. It is a lonely path in which to learn about or real self and our inner power and strength. In order to do this, we must take risks and face our deepest fears. By listening to the voice within us to find who we truly are.

The Wolf also symbolizes the fear of being threatened and the lack of trust of others. When feeling this way, look to overcome those things that keep you in fear and distrust.

Wolf is an extremely sociable animal, enjoying the company of others. Wolves are fiercely loyal. The Wolf has the ability to make quick and firm emotional attachments. Wolf teaches balance between family and self.  If the wolf has come into your life take a look at where you are being too dependent and where you may be too independent.

The wolf helps us to take control of your life and to do so with harmony and discipline.  When exploring the hidden paths of consciousness you may come across new truths to share with others. When learning these new ideas teach them to the people around you. The Wolf brings faithfulness, inner strength and intuition when they enter our lives, and also teaches us to live in balance with ourselves and others.

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 wolf’s howl is primal and penetrating. If you hear a wolf howl, this may be telling you to stand your ground and defend your boundaries.

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.  The 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 the protection of self and family, outwitting enemies, the ability to pass unseen, and taking advantage of change.

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