Saturday, November 10, 2012

Pay Attention When Black Wolf Visits

When a black wolf appears to you in a vision, during a mediation, or in a dream, listen carefully to what he has to say. This wolf emerges from the shadows to teach a lesson or to issue a warning. Sometimes associated with a message of death or disaster, his arrival does not always have such ominous implications. Wolf is fiercely protective and motivated by love for his student. He will guide you through the chaos and help you to create or restore order and harmony in your life. If you listen without fear, he will reveal new paths for your journey. Through discipline, Wolf will show you how to create true freedom no matter what your situation might be.

Yes, that all sounds truly inspiring… until you open your eyes one morning and see a wolf actually entering your bedroom and halting next to your bed once he realizes he’s been spotted. When he doesn’t disappear and casually stares at you as if there’s nothing at all out of the ordinary going on, you blink hard a few times to assure yourself that you’re merely hallucinating. Yet he remains steadfast, cool eyes fixed upon yours.

Breaking the silence, he makes a slurping noise, like he’s just sucked the last little bit of his previous victim from between his teeth so when he smiles hungrily at you, there’s no evidence remaining to cause alarm. It’s Humphrey Bogart in a wolf disguise. Cool and nonchalant. You can almost hear what he’s thinking: “Yeah, honey… That’s right. I ain’t goin’ nowhere.” Of all the bedrooms in all of the towns in all the world, old Humphrey had to walk into mine. What did he want?

As our eyes locked, I forgot to be afraid. I was too busy trying to figure out why he was there to realize I should have been afraid. Perhaps if he had been real, I would have had the good sense to be frightened, but I wasn’t. That still seems strange to me because if he wasn’t real, he sure gave a good impression of it.

This black wolf had been around a while; he’d seen the world and visited many people. He had the wisdom of an ancient shaman and the gray flecks in his coat to match. He seemed tired, like he’d made this journey a few too many times and was ready to retire to some secluded forest somewhere. Maybe my bedroom was his last stop before he fulfilled some pact that had too long kept him from resting his weary body. He just wanted to get on with business; there was no hiding that.

Ready to face whatever lesson I had to learn, I rolled over and looked at the ceiling. I studied every line, every speck above me, trying to remember the significance of wolves as spirit guides, but drew a blank. I heaved a sigh of reluctance and turned to face the Black Wolf, only to find he had vanished. Perhaps I was still dreaming and just imagined the whole thing. None of it was real… or was it?



Moral of this story?

Always brush your teeth before going to bed. Never watch fairy tale movies late at night. Sometimes the only lesson is to pay attention in life, especially when Black Wolf visits.


8 comments:

  1. I had a black wolf in vision during meditation but he was familiar friendly and more dog like. He had yellow eyes.
    Any insight?

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    1. Perhaps the black wolf with yellow eyes was there to alert you to something health-related. Since his demeanor was friendly, he may have picked up on some good news. I hope that's the case.

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  2. Such a well told tale. Thank you for your humorous, respectful vision of the Black Wolf. I was at a Tantric retreat in Glastonbury during Beltane and dreamt of a black wolf wandering the prairie where my Irish and Dakota ancestors once lived. He attacked me and I grabbed his jaws with both hands. Healing the family shadow, perhaps.

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    1. Shadow is an interesting word choice. Attacking wolves usually indicate a dangerous encounter with a "hidden" or previously unknown adversary. Since the jaws were targeted, maybe it was in regard to something slanderous. Harmful gossip even. Did you win your battle with the wolf?

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  3. My black wolf visited me in a dream he had the most brilliant blue eyes the blackest coat and he lead a large pack. I was walking down a road on a hill a bit upset and he was running toward me big strong commanding but I wasn't scared I knew him, he knew me. He came straight up to me I put my hand out to greet him without hesitation, gave him a rub he rubbed up against me, all the while the pack sat down and waited patiently for him. After we bonded he turned and left leading the pack away as he did he turned and longingly looked at me one more time.Such a lovely feeling when I woke up like I felt protected and loved, like he was telling me I was safe and he wasn't far away always watching

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    1. Interesting! I always think "true blue" with blue eyes, usually about friendship and loyalty. I think the same applies with our relationships with spirit animals. "He's got your back" is the phrase that came to mind as I started read what you wrote, then you said you woke up feeling protected and loved. True blue. What a wonderful dream!

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