I’m grateful for the symbolic meaning of wolves. I’ve been attracted to wolves for a very long time. In my first solo apartment, I had a huge wolf blanket hanging on my wall. I still have it today folded up in my closet. The image below is from one of my Mandalas. To me the wolf has always represented walking through my fears, connecting to the pack, remembering my strength, and knowing when to lead. The wolf is such a big part of who I am that I even attracted one by name. Now, I live in my wolf pack with my two amazing children. We walk through the fear and darkness together while finding our way to the light.
When I committed to take the inward journey, I knew I would have to face lots of darkness. I didn’t feel worthy of life, which means I thought I represented something so bad that I didn’t deserve to live. Part of my life’s journey was about going deep into those spooky dark woods and finding my way through it to bring me back into the light. Wolves are what I clung to in my lost and uncertain times. I used to collect a lot of wolves. I needed the reminder that I was strong and brave enough to take the journey inward and become apart of nature.
There are many symbolic meanings for wolves, here is something that I love. “In the Lakota language, the word wolf, sunkmanitu, means ‘divine dog’.” The source, Pure Spirit is embedded in the quote. There is no mistake why that would have a deeper meaning to me. I studied the Lakota in my anthropology course in college. I’ve been attracted to many of the Native American teachings of connections, which is why with both wolves you see, you will also see the Native American represented. My connection to the oneness with all that is has been practiced for centuries. The wolf has always helped me to connect to my soul’s path back to oneness.
A thought that literally just went through my head is I wonder if that is why I love going on forest walks so much. The journey through the fear brings out my inner wolf…I love when I get these kinds of realizations!!
Today, I commit to embracing the symbolic meaning of the wolf. What do I need to do to walk through today with courage, strength, and commitment? How do I need to show up for my pack? How do I show up for life today? Wolves are respected respected creatures. How do I project respect like the wolf? These are the questions I ask myself when I think of embracing the symbolic meaning of the wolf.
Here’s what I will do today:
- Take a woods walk
- Get in touch with any fears I’m feeling and walk through them
- Keep taking one step at a time to be present and aware in the moment
- Show up to lead when the opportunity presents itself
- Live my truth
- Keep doing the work to live life on my terms!
What I’ve discovered about symbolic meanings is we start with a general idea and then we form them to what works for us in our lives. I have no doubt their is Divine guidance that leads us to what we need to see in order for us to get the guidance we desire. Trusting the feelings that lead us to buy that wolf, angel, dragonfly, butterfly, etc. is something to pay attention to. I’ve found there is ALWAYS a reason I’m drawn to a specific item that holds symbolic meanings that help guide me on my journey. Keep on following and see what resonates with you.
With Love, Abundance, and Peace,
©Rachael Wolff 2021
Author of Letters from a Better Me: How Becoming an Empowered Woman Transforms the World — Click title to learn more