Spirit Animal Totems


Listen your inner thoughts and trust your insights.

If Wolf has made his presence known in your life;

Is reminding us that although we see ourselves as civilized creatures – we are still animals with our own wild spirit. He is here to teach us about our inner selves and to discover our own hidden power and stamina. To see a wolf is to see a social and highly organized animal. One that understands the order of things and the balance of harmony and discipline.

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.

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.

If Wolf is your Animal Totem;

You have the capacity to make quick and firm emotional attachments and you know how to trust your insights about these attachments. You prefer diplomacy and retreat over open hostility or fights. This is not because of cowardice, this is because of a powerful intelligence. Often you maintain a network of loyal friends and family for when the going gets tough.

You are often very competitive and can become upset if the pecking order is disturbed, especially if it happens in your own home.

While seeking information and making an informed decision is a hallmark of this animal totem it is important that you don’t dally overlong in choosing what to do. More often than not, your seeking will lead you to the same conclusion that your animal intuition did in the first place.

If Wolf has come to your Dream;

To see a wolf in your dream symbolizes survival, beauty, solitude, mystery, self-confidence and pride. You are able to keep your composure in a variety of social circumstances and blend into any situation with ease and grace.

To see a white wolf in your dream signifies valor and victory. You have the ability to see the light even in your darkest hours. To see a black wolf in your dream represents your shadow. There are characteristics of the wolf that you are refusing to acknowledge or incorporate into your Self.

To dream that you kill a wolf indicates betrayal. Certain secrets will be revealed to you. If you are being chased by a wolf in your dream, then it implies that you are unwilling to confront a problem that has been negatively impacting your life. Instead you are running away from it.

To hear a wolf howling in your dream represents a cry for help from somebody in your waking life.

Additional Associations for Wolf:

  • Royalty
  • Spirit
  • Strength
  • Friendly
  • Sociable
  • Intelligent
  • Ritualistic in nature (applies to all of life)
  • Balances flexibility to establish harmony and order in life
  • New paths and journeys
  • Freedom to move within the realms of insights and attachments
  • Epitome of the wild spirit

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Please have a close look at the Quotation Box at the top of the page before you make a comment or ask a question. There are at least five different messages that can appear in the box and more often that not your personal guides will see to it that the message is appropriate to what your visiting Wolf was trying to convey to you. We try to answer as many comments as possible – but please be sure you have not already had your answer or that the answer is not in the first paragraph. If your Wolf is dead or hidden in some way– consider that the message is in it’s shadow form – in other words exactly opposite to what the message is saying and that you are somehow not accomplishing what it is asking for.

132 Responses to Wolf

  • Last night I dreamt of WOLVES. I dream of the WOLVES which have third eyes on their forehead and human faces … they are wonderful spiritual beings with me. One of them relax next to the real wolf.

  • I had a really weird dream it started off in a large body of water like an ocean in the middle of the night i was stranded swimming then sharks and a white wolf come out of no were, the wolf followes me and the sharks swim near me then i find a dock i cant get up at first the sharks dissapear but the wolf is still following me it comes up next to me and just stays there swimming stares at me, i put my finger in its mouth to see if it will bite me and it dosnt then i find the strength to climb dock when i get up im in the back yard of the house i grew up in i go inside and right after i close the door i hear wut i assumed to be hooligans in the back yard when i go back out to check it out the dock is gone along with the water i go towards the bushes where i hear the noise from, then two of my friends walk out we all start laughing until a women walks out of the bushes and asks theme for her baby then i notice that one of my friends is holding a baby with blood on its mouth and elbow he gives it to her she says o my god you are the worst baby sitters ever what did you do then they say they put it in the garbage and point at this garbage pale with broken glass in it then i wake up can sombody tell me what this means i always have weird crazy randome dreams but none so vivid and realistic

  • Hi, last night I had a very intense dream. I woke short of breath but calm. It was night time and I was laying on the grass watching the night when suddenly a there was a flimsy wire fence with a jet black wolf in front of me, then I could feel hot breath in the middle of my lower back and see its a white/grey wolf there, then the white/grey wolf rests his head on my lower back and starts growling. The vibrations from the growling got so intense and I was starting to panic and that’s when I woke up out of breath but calm and its been in the back of my mind all day, can anyone shed some light on its representation or meaning please.

  • In a resting state during an trauma release acupuncture session (my first ever), I experienced (behind closed eyes) a vision of a single eye looking at me and blinking. It was the eye of an animal –a wolf or coyote. The vision appeared as though under red light. Then the eye seemed to spin and then the vision morphed. The wolf/coyote was looking away from me and I was looking out in the same direction as the wolf, my line of sight just above the wolf’s head and positioned between his ears. This second part of the vision was not in red, but nothing was visible in the distance that I can recall.

    Any thoughts? Accessing a third eye? Meaning for this? It was very profound.

  • ok, this may seem a little weird but I have seen white wolves before, when I was conscious and in dreams. I have questioned myself for being insane by seeing them but I know I’m not because my twin sister sees it too. the first time I came in contact with the wolf was very different from how I see it now, now it comes to me in flashes like a split second or sometimes longer, but the very first encounter happened with me and my twin sister together. We were alone at our house on the trampoline messing around when I got tired and so did she. we layed down on the trampoline and stared up at the sky. It was when I looked up to tell her something when I noticed it. a huge snow white wolf with a jet black nose and eyes like I had never seen, beautiful sky blue. it scared the crap out of me at first so I told my sister to look up and she did so. the wolf seemed to be slightly injured as it watched us but neither me nor my sister said a word or made a single movement. the wolf turned as our mom drove into the driveway and ran away. since then me and my sister have both seen this wolf although in my eyes it is no longer injured but seems to share an aware emotion every time it flashes as if telling me what to do. the most recent sighting was just two days ago and the wolf seemed to be telling me to stay alert as if trouble was waiting somewhere. in a way I see the wolf as a guide but I start thinking I am going crazy everytime I see it and the memory of the encounter blurs even more. I still have a clear memory of the occurance but it only seems more and more like a unusual dream of a child. I come back to the realization by asking my sister if she still sees it and sure enough, she still does. I don’t know if you believe in ghosts but the wolf is not the only being that I have seen

  • A few months ago my uncle was killed. He meant alot to me. In a dream i had seen a picture of him in a room. When i left the room i saw a bright furry white wolf looking straight at me. I didnt feel fear. I felt as if i knew him. And just a few days ago. A white wolf appeared in my nieghborhood. And walked around my house. Does it have anything to do with my dream or any superstitions from this?

  • Hi
    In the last 12 months wolves have been appearing in my waking life, more so since Christmas and I get a sense that I am being sent a message. I have three such photographs in my living room and quite a big dream catcher with wolves as the illustration. I also have them as a screen saver on my phone. I even felt compelled to buy two jigsaw puzzles again of wolves. I have been undertaking some research and have read through your literature and all of the comments. Nonetheless I still feel I am missing something. I have never dreamt of wolves. I was out today and saw three. A month ago a black wolf appeared on its own as i mad my way into Chester town Centre. i looked around but could not find an owner. The wolf looked at me and I was mindful not to startle it and it then walked off. I have actually knelt down and stroked two varoations of wolf and they responded very well towards me. I feel the wolf is talking to me but saying what?

    I am really confused and would appreciate some guidance please

    • Hey Anne, I just read your story and can totally relate to what you are saying. I moved into a new townhouse last May and that’s when I started hearing/seeing things. After being woken up night after night, I finally got a snapshot of something in the darkness of my bedroom. When I adjusted the lighting, it revealed 4 native Americans with wolf headdresses coming out of my mirror. Since then I’ve been receiving pictures of dogs, wolves, and me flying some spaceship looking thing with dogs & wolves running alongside me and an invisible train full of people behind me. I cannot figure out what it is they are trying to tell me and feel exactly like you…. somewhat lost. We should correspond sometime and compare stories/share pictures.

  • I feel connected to wolves. It is the moon, I think. Some time ago I had a very interesting dream that I still don’t really know what to think about.

    I was travelling the country and people were telling me I am a healer everywhere I went and wanted me to help them, but I thought they’re just superstitious. I came to a village where everyone kept a wolf in a tiny cage in their yard. They told me that this is how they tamed the land. I told them this is unnatural and they’re supposed to be free. After speaking about it at lenghts I realized the people just enjoy seeing the wolves trapped. I went house to house and set each wolf free. They were stressed out of their minds in their cages and often jumped to attack me when I opened the door, but I stepped aside and pushed them to the ground using their own strenght. My touch instantly calmed them and they just wandered off. There was a smaller dark grey one that didn’t and wanted to stay with me. So we travelled together. People were afraid and kept telling me to put him on a leash. I knew it was safe, we were connected and he’d never do anything I wouldn’t do in his place. I just thought they’re being stupid.

    Then in a forest I came across a frightening man. He was huge, dressed in dirty white and had an axe. There was a wolf with him, big but seriously underfed, white but dirty just as him. He mistreated the wolf terribly, it was injured and he was still beating it to make it obey. The wolf was crazy with fear and was biting all around. This man spotted us. He wanted to take my wolf to “train” him. I was terrified and everything in me shouted RUN, but I saw the poor white wolf and knew I have to do something. I told him I will take better care of his wolf. He just laughed and set the wolf to attack. My wolf went to meet him and the man swung his axe at me, which I dodged – I wasn’t armed and I’m a small-ish girl, so it was a bit unbalanced. I was trying to get some sort of advantage, but he was really fast and I barely managed not to get hit. Our wolves fought as well. Then I saw blood on white fur. I screamed “STOP” and jumped right in the middle of the fight to tear them apart. The white wolf was bleading heavily, but was still trying to fight me even as he lay on the ground while I tried to do something about his wound. I was sick with fear, but knew I have to do something. He bit me and our blood mixed, but that wasn’t important, the wolf was important – I just kept holding him firmly. I remembered what all the people told me about being a healer. I really needed to do something. And then… I just knew. I reached somewhere above and elsewhere and then felt myself be the wounded wolf. And I just allowed everything calm down and heal. At least in the body. The mind was broken too. I knew everything that’s happened to this wolf. It was going to take a lot of time to heal this but me and my wolf will do anything we can.

    I stood up and picked the white wolf up like a child. The man was still trying to threaten me, but I was in no mood for that and told him a couple of pretty rude things that left him speachless. Then I turned my back on him and carried the white wolf in my arms, while the dark one was faithfully by my side.

  • Mine is a little different. I had a dream that i was on a pilgrimage through the desert (with some friends of mine) and i reached an Indian Camp. At the camp their was a chief and he told me that i must drink from the cup he provided. It was snakes blood. I felt as though i was dying, my vision blurred, my insides writhed in agony.
    A distant voice came to me, guiding me on, telling me “that i will make it through this”. The voice got stronger as i concentrated on it and then i saw the voice take the form of a magnificent wolf, he was knowing, i’m honestly unsure about color – it was not a focal point, but his mane was inspiring, impressive and magnanimous.
    As I had seen the wolf my vision slowly returned, and i could make out the Indian Chief drawing the exact same wolf face i had just seen on a large piece of parchment as if he was able to see through my own eyes. At this point all note of the poison dropped from existence, i felt weightless and began to glow, enlightened with this new knowledge.

    This happened two weeks ago and i can remember it as if it were yesterday.

  • :arrow: I’ve had once a dream that I was being attacked by aggressive wild cats and then a whole pack of beautiful grey wolves came to protect me from the attacks. Can someone tell me if it is good or bad? :shock: :!: :razz:

    • Could be either or, in general it sound like you’ve made enemies, but you’ve got good friends that will help you when you need it. So, I would say it’s good & to keep an eye out for those cats.

    • Before deciding if the dream is “good or bad”, it may be helpful to first look up the symbolism of wild cats in your dreams. If the cats are your “enemy” in the dream, understanding the meaning of each wild cat, as well as that of the wolf (like on this page), may help guide you to understand why such powerful spirit animals are reaching out to you in your dreams. Just a thought! :wink: :idea: :smile:

  • hi! I dreamed of a black wolf who swallowed a gold. And in my dream I killed the wolf and got the gold and i saw lots of baby wolves apart from that I saw a black bear that wanted to eat the baby wolves but I killed the balck bear. Is that a bad dream or already a nightmare?

  • What if a white wolf appeared to me in my waking life?

    • Could possibly be your spirit guide making you aware that they are there. research more on just the white wolf or artic wolf. you will find you answer

  • I had a dream a weird really big animal was trying to get my child and I was fighting it on one side and on the other side a white wolf was fighting it! It was protecting me and my child!

  • I had a dream I was standing outside my front door it was mid morning/night, and looking over to my left was a White Wolf. The wolf stood still just looking at me, I wasn’t scared in my dream of this wolf. And the wolf came up to me and then I woke up. I’ve never had a dream of a wolf before, let a lone seen one. I’m curious of what this means.

  • Hi guys,
    I also have the wolf as a spirit totem, and had a dream months ago and still felt like I had it last night.
    I was outside my house- in the midle of a blizzard, no less- when a single raven started flying around me, and left. I followed it outside the property when it led me to a single white wolf, and then vanished. It was a good size too; it looked like it knew a thing or two about people. The wolf was ready to attack, and being a martial artist, along with instincts, I quickly realized this, and we both lept on each other. When I grabbed it, I took it down to the ground and immediately let up, somehow knowing that the wolf had enough. With it still in my arms, it then had a small “conversation” with me, like I knew what it was saying. Then, shadows of sorts started quickly creeping up on us, and we both knew we had to fight these shadows, whatever they were. Before I even had the chance to move, I suddenly woke up, sweating a bit and breathing heavily.
    I kind of had a bit of experience with the whole spirit thing beforehand, now I’m struggling to know aas much as I can about these beautiful wonders of the world. There’s just so much to ask, and if I could get some clarification as to what I spiritually experienced, it would mean a lot to me.

  • Last night I did a little meditation to try and let my spirit animal come to me and i went to sleep and had a dream. I don’t remember much of the circumstance or what was going on, all I remember is walking side by side with a beautiful wolf like in the picture on the left. I reached down and he (or she) looked up at me and looked as if he were smiling and then pushed his head under my hand to get me to pet him. What exactly does that mean? It doesn’t look to me like anyone else has experienced a similar dream so I was just wondering. ~many blessings <3

  • So last night I had a dream of a black vicious wolf with yellow eyes running then I realized the wolf and I were one what exactly does this mean

  • I had a dream that I was sitting on the couch looking outside, and three black wolves walk in front of the window. One sees me, gets the others attention, and they stand on their hind legs and put their front paws on the window. They all start growling at me but then the one in the middle stops growling and just looks at me like he’s known me all his life. They all had silver around their faces, but he had the brightest, almost metallic silver. I instinctively knew the genders and that the one in the middle was alpha. And yet that’s how he saw me. I looked into the alpha’s hypnotizing silver eyes, saw a look of love, and the dream ended. If anyone can help me figure out what that means, I would be grateful. Thanks, Namara

  • I want to become can ya please help me out.

  • I want to be a good werewolf but I need the real werewolf blood or a good necklaces of a good werewolf & take really good care of it. & let it take good care of me. from the inside out. by give me a really special gift from the werewolf & wolf spirits a good chance to save this world & stopping this mad man. & fix it. the way its. should be. & doing what is right. & make it right in life. what do ya think can ya please help out to become a good werewolf. saving the both worlds. & werewolves & humans & live peace.

  • Is there any symbolism associated with the boxes on the right of the comments (the midsize box with art work)? You may have it posted, but not sure where to look for it. Thank you.

  • This was in the quotation box and really fits me. “Learn to balance the responsibility of family needs without losing your identity. Use wolf medicine to develop strength and confidence in your decisions. -Wolf”

    How does one use wolf medicine to develop strength and confidence in decisions?

  • I used to have dreams that I was chasing a pack of wolves, they would turn around and look at me and stop and wait but I could never catch up…..
    I have always had a sense that I was somewhat of an outcast, lonely..& I don’t have much family. I think the dream represents that I’m just trying to belong to something….

  • I dreamt that a wolf was outside a window and I inside. Only a screen was between us. At first I thought it was a dog, then realized a wolf. I was scared at first, but then the wolf came through the screen like a ghost. She started licking my hair and pulling at it also. I was a bit frightened but allowed her to do so. Then she was inside my dream as I dreamed something else and finally became a thought in my subconscious.
    The one wolf became three. One went inside my head, the other in my heart, and the last one in my solar plex.

    I only instinctively knew that the wolf was a female and she was grey with a bit of white and she was also on the smaller side too!

    If someone capable of interpreting can help me, please do so.

    I feel it was a great blessing give me strength in my mind, heart and protection.

  • So now every once and again in my dreams im walking in the streets at night and I suddenly hear wolves howling. After the howling stops like a min after this huge black wolf comes out of nowhere and tries to attack me but this white wolf tackles it away from me and the two of them begin fighting.

  • In meditation, I had two separate visions of a wolf. One in which I was running, and I simply understood myself to be a wolf. In the second, I was on one knee and a grey wolf ran into my arms, its head close to mine. It howled and I could feel it resonating through me.

  • Few years back i was in my room. It was dark. There appeared three wolves. Since then ive advocated for wolves and have been their voice. The thing is I have been advocating for them for four years. The wolf in me wants to be in nature and hear its brothers and sisters howl. I am not near wolves. They trouble my mind, heart and soul. They make me sad. My wolf guide or spirit is with me in public to and I feel uncomfortable that I need to get home. The fact that I can’t help them makes me sad and I want the feeling to go away. The wolf is in me and I cant really handle the wolf because it’s to strong. I dont want to push the wolves away either because I care about them. It will sadden the wolf if I send it away. He let’s me know insight to things and perception. I haven’t yet learned to deal with that. I am asking the wolf to show me peace instead of fear. This is a new step I believe.

  • a grey wolf has appeared to me twice when i was in a very depressive state it broke through in a bright white light out of my body in a dream/vision, the next day i felt better about myself and the world around me, and cycling home from work that night i had another vision of the wolf running alongside my bike, the day after that i was out of the depressive state and happy again, since then i always feel the presence of the wolf beside me. Basically guys if you have a wolf as a spirit animal he will come to you when you need him most, concentrate and meditate and you will find the answer :grin:

  • Had a dream about white/grey wolves that were hanging around the house. They seemed non threatening and I even got my gun but my gun did not work and was mad at the fact that my gun did not fire while bullets were already loaded kinda odd. The wolves didnt even notice. What kind of dream was this?

  • Hi
    My dream is very simple. There is a grey in my house. I don’t feel threatened because the wolf is actually trying to get out of the house.
    It is a simple dream yet I am finding the meaninig elusive.

  • Hi my name is eriq i wondering if you could help me. I had a dream that i was alone and it was dark but then a wolf came i sat there dident know what it wanted then it came up to my and say down next to me like to keep me company then it howled loud and for some reason after that i felt safe .

  • I have dreams about being a large silve wolf what those this mean??? :oops: :???: :sad:

  • javascript:grin(‘:oops:’) I have never gone any were with out seeing a wolf in my mind but i have never seen one in real life not even in the wolf cage at the zoo. i have made it my life to follow the path of the wolf. :roll:

  • My spirit animal and I always talk to each other. Now I know that I always have someone to talk to when I have trouble. I just recently found him.

  • I once had a dream of a black wolf and a white wolf next to a large water fall both looking at me……….White symbolizes puirty and goodness right…………….What does black symbolize again……………………………………………I night-time………………….I think…………..LOL

      • Hello Sam: Black wolves often represent the need to trust the message of Wolf and her teachings. Integrate all the Wolf knowledge you can into your life and yourself. The Black Wolf understands how to use the power of Wolf medicine.

  • Hi everyone!
    I have always loved wolves and recently I took a Spirit Animal quiz to find out what my Spirit Animal was. It was a wolf. Weeks after the quiz, we (me and my mom) were in a resteraunt eating supper. I was looking around the room when I saw a man with a large tatoo of a wolf on his arm. The wolf was staring right at me and I felt as if it were reading my soul. The waitress came then and I had to look away to order. When I looked back to see the wolf again, the man was gone. Any imput on this would be great.
    Lucille. : – )

    • Hi. I found out that my spirit animal was a wolf And i always talk to him. Its suprizes me that we both actually have a lot in common.

    • Hi Lucille: Pay attention to the message at the top of the page in the quotation box when you return to this page. You will find that the message from Wolf will be specific to you.

  • I hope it means a good thing

    • Hello Amelia: To see a black wolf in your dream represents your shadow. There are characteristics of the wolf that you are refusing to acknowledge or incorporate into your Self. I would say this that once you incorporate these positive belief’s and traits that it will be a good thing.

  • Hi there,
    I have always felt deep connections with my dreams and normally, I can figure out a meaning or two that make sense. However, this one had me a bit confused.
    I was in the country somewhere in the front yard of an older farm house.
    I looked about and saw a lone white (kind of scruffy) running back and forth in this gravel driveway, facing me.
    At first, I felt a bit timid, but then I felt a bid sad because it seemed to be young and possibly lost from his mother.
    It made me want to help him find them, but knew better not to interfere.
    Next thing I remember, across the country road from the house, there was a wooden fence post and wire fencing enclosing what seemed to be a wheat field. There, in a opening in the fence were two wolves that showed up and I was so happy thinking it was white wolfs’ mom and sibling. I was so relieved he would be okay, but then, the “mom” wolf (which was the typical wolf coloring) started bearing down on the white wolf, and then the other wolf started attacking as well. At first I thought it was the typical wolf behavior of “the order” of a wolf pack, but it then turned out too violent, and had me very upset/sad.. And if I’m not mistaken, the wolf that showed up that I believed to be a sibling, might have been black.
    I just can’t wrap my mind around this dream, and really hoping for some information if you could possibly help.
    Thank you so much!

    • When im alone I see a Pure black wolf and in all my Dreams he/she is there. I saw him today when I was in the woods alone

    • You saw a white wolf attacked by a black wolf??? :shock:

    • Hi Tina: There seems to be some sort of lesson there about Bullying. Even family members can be bullying toward someone who may be more “sensitive” or artsy. I would look to see how this self applies.

  • :???: I have a reoccurring dream where I am alone in the woods and a wolf approaches me and I kneel down on one knee and bow. He stares back at me and does the same. We look into each others eyes for what seemed like forever and I feel an over welcoming since of comfort. Then he walks away and I normally wake up at that moment. Its like I saw his soul and he saw mine raw and true. I have had this dream since I was 16 I am now 25 almost 26.

  • I once had a dream that I was was going to a carnival and it had forest surrounding it, and on the outskirts of the carnival, I saw a lone wolf! I bet near a carnival is the last place you’d find a wolf. But there he was, only eating flies swarming around him, but he didn’t look sickly. Then I felt bad and then told the wolf, “why don’t you go into the forest and hunt a deer? Wolves like deer you know.”. Then I went to the carnival and enjoyed it for a while. When I went out of the grounds, I saw the same wolf chasing after a deer that was about to get away, so I scared the deer into going the wolf’s way. I succeed, and when the deer went down, the wolf howled in excitement. He let me join him in the feast, and reminded me that I have my part and he has his. We both felt stronger after our meal.

  • I dreamt black wolf was in bed with me cuddling as my partner. At times I accepted it, others I’d try to get away as he was heavy and suffocating but if I moved he’d move with me. I’d talk to it but all it would do was stare at me with big yellow eyes. No threat in them, just love and protection & a bit of wearyness. :shock:

    • Hello Beatriz…will you please ask yourself these questions?
      Have you been wondering if you honestly want a mate and or a life teacher, whether or not you’re in a relationship? Could it be that you do not wish to give up control in some area of your life? Do you believe that male energy is here to protect you, or are you mistrusting it? I have doubts he would actually suffocate you…but perhaps it is just your fears of the unknown holding you back from what calls you…in a good way. Are you resisting exploring the Great Mystery within you? I believe that Black Wolf may represent a Matriarchal influence wishing to guide and protect you. I sense that he will see you through thick and thin…always there to enable you to face your fears and false beliefs. I also believe he will teach you how to gain closure of unhealthy situations in your life….guiding you to learn about healthier boundaries with some of those in your life…a key person even.
      By your description it sounds like your spirit guide has been patient with you for awhile…I sense you may be feeling as if you’re running late. I feel he keeps you safe as you explore spiritual ground you may never have encountered in any of your past lives…at the same time he is here to remind you to explore more of your purpose.
      I think it’s possible that you mistook a friend as the enemy but are now discovering that the ‘enemy’ is an excellent ally. I see this as meaning you have got the courage it takes to grow. May I suggest that you express yourself to someone special more than you have in the past? Thank you for sharing your dream :smile:

  • i dreamt that a white wolf came to my bedroom window through the fog. I went to get closer but then i a was awakened.

    • :grin: Hello Nathaly your reply struck a chord with me. I associate white wolf with the north direction. What does north mean for you? To me white is wisdom, purity and innocence. I feel that others see a teacher in you…it would show in your eyes. If you don’t feel that, then it’s a possible potential for you. I’m taught that fog is one’s ancestors coming in close to help guide you..to comfort you…to protect you. I feel not a coincidence that you were awakened, but you’re moving closer to another truth about who you are spiritually. I feel that Wolf knows when one is ready to wake up spiritually, and is with you now that you’ve dreamed her/him.

  • So I have many dreams of wolves. This one I have been having for about a week now. It’s the same thing over and over. I’m running through a forest, not away from a wolf, but more like with it. He is a multi-colored wolf. We come to a river and he stops running way before I do, and I stop at the banks of the river. When I turn around, he is running at me, then jumps into my chest, and by chest I mean like my heart. Dreams I have had in the past include me being in the desert alone surrounded by either a single wolf, or many. They then began to speak to me in a Native American tongue. I’m confused by what they mean. Please someone help me.

    • When the wolf jumps into me, I wake up everytime, gasping for air.

      • Hello Justin: The Wolf is a very powerful teacher. Take the time to study the Wolf Totem and all of it’s aspects and incorporate his teachings into your daily life. The wolf in your dream is representative of your fear of taking the next step in your life. You are a teacher yourself and have a great deal of wisdom to share with the world. Your fear is in being wrong and in failing. Understand that there is no right and wrong – only the correct message for those who need to hear it. Failure is merely a lesson learned and we go onward to the next lesson.

  • I have always dreamt of wolves. For a long while it stopped. Now i have been dreaming of walking threw a forest dark but moon shining threw the trees and clouds. On my walk i feel i am being watched. When i stop to look i see this huge black wolf with pericing blue eyes. At first i want to run because he is huge. But i cant move my legs. I stand there and the wolf walks up to me. Circles me once and then stands in front of me and stares into my eyes with his. I move my right hand out to him he sinffs it then rubs his head into my hand i scrath him behide his ear and then he moves his head looks at me again and then turns around and leaves. I have no idea how to take this. Please help.

    • Hello Michelle: Your message from the Black Wolf is to learn to embrace what you perceive as negative traits within yourself and use them in positive ways. For instance – if you have a habit of procrastinating on things – recognize that we procrastinate when we feel overwhelmed. List the things that are overwhelming you and then simply prioritize the top five. The rest will melt away and soon everything will be caught up. So make the changes and feel good about yourself. Embrace who you are and work with yourself in positive ways.

  • In my meditation, i was in a forest at night. I met a white, slightly grey wolf. We stared at each other with understanding. I had the impression to “be brave.” I Felt the lone wolf was taking me on my next part of my journey. thoughts?

    • Hello Jr: Your Wolf is there as a Totem to help you with the next phase of your life. Keep your eyes pealed for people around you that can teach you about new aspects of yourself.

  • Hello,
    I just woke up from a dream and it was a dream filled with strangers and a black wolf. I was in this house completely unfamiliar to me and everyone was freaking out that there was a wolf attacking people. But when I went outside I was not attacked, the wolf made it’s way inside and I was still not attacked, I was frightened but not hurt. Others however were attacked. What does this mean? I used to dream of wolves as a little girl but never black or a lone wolf. I have always loved wolves and have partitioned for wolf rights, they are my favorite animal and always have been but my dreams of them are few and far between. Who or what does this black wolf represent?

    • Hello Lexi: The black wolf represents the shadow aspects of your own personality. You live in fear of unconsciously attacking others verbally – without meaning to. Always afraid of saying the wrong thing. Especially when you meet strangers. As a result you know that you come across awkward and will fail to make a good first impression. Take the time to ground yourself when meeting new people, set the intention to create a great first impression, and just go ahead and meet new people. It will take time – but your confidence will build.

  • I too was in a trance just a few hours ago, but I’m finally snapping outta it.
    I went outside to my front porch for a cigarette at about 2am. Before I sat down, I leaned over the railing because I had to spit. Before I could even open my mouth, I heard and sensed something coming closer to me and…I froze in my steps…
    There was this white wolf walking very slowly down the road towards me. He saw me at the exact moment I saw him. I felt terrified, yet protected somehow.
    He stopped dead in his tracks; his eyes were piercing me. Not in a threatening way though…It felt comforting. We stood there making eye contact for only about 2 seconds, and then he slowly started walking away. I knew my husband was still watching tv right in the front entrance, so Once the wolf was a good distance away, (but still in sight) I opened the front door and told my husband to look at this beautiful creature.
    By the time I turned my head back around to show him .. It was gone. He explained we don’t have wolves around here either, only coyotes and smaller wildcats.
    I know this was a wolf though.. He was beautiful and white and glowing almost…
    After seeing him, i came inside to try to go back to sleep, and i am just shaking off this trance-like feeling now… 4 hours later. When i awoke from this feeling my eyes were pouring tears and my hands were holding my cellphone looking at pictures. I feel like i just woke up from a deep sleep though.
    How long have i been on my cellphone? was this all a dream? What does this mean even if it is only a dream. My husband says I didn’t seem like I was sleep walking and dreaming.
    Please let me know any thoughts you may have about this!

    • Hello Emily: Sometimes we hold onto our emotions so that we don’t have to feel them. Your visit by the beautiful White Wolf gave you the gift of releasing some old emotions that were stuck in your body. It was a gift of healing. Embrace it and allow yourself to feel all the different emotions that come up for the next while so that they can be released and let go of. You don’t have to attach them to any incident or person – simply feel and let go.

  • What does it mean if I dream of a black dog or wolf that was looking at me intently the it growls sending more of its kind but its fur were brown there were six of it surrounding us ( US because ive seen myself there was 7 ME) the animals were not barking but instead they drew themselves closer to us. I closed my eyes for i was scared that moment then when i opened my eyes i was with my family already riding on a motorcycle… Not far from our sight there comes arunning man that was being hold-up by a man carrying a piece of cutter blade .. The man died then the other man comes closer to us. I felt scared but i stopped him my father and brother tried to stopped him too but theyre fingers were cutted by the blade..the man was kinda drunked as i obreseved he threw nasty word icouldnt remember then i kick him cause he was choking already the

    • Hello Hannahly: In the first part of your dream the Wolves are bringing the message that you have to be careful to balance your thoughts about the material world with a focus and faith in the spiritual world. You are on the right path…. keep up the good work! The second part reflect the uncertainty you feel about your path and the fear that you will ruin things through self sabotage. It also seems that you are not getting all the family support that you desire.

  • Last night when meditating for the first time in years a wolf came to me. I was listening to a guided imagery that talked about spirit guides and then she came into my vision. I thought it was a fox at first but then it became clearer that it was a wolf. When I spoke with my husband he said he thought my spirit guide would be a fox since I’m not a fighter like a wolf but it seems that the wolf means much more. Do you have any insight or advice with exploring this? I am new to all of this and am open to any input anyone has. thanks…


    • Hello Jennifer: Any animal can be a fighter if cornered. Trust your vision and embrace the teaching of your Wolf Spirit guide.

      • Hi Silken Raven. Thank you for your reply. I have been seeking more information both on-line and in my heart about this and still cannot discern which animal is my spirit guide right now. My friend who knows more about this says you can have many spirit guides and they can change over time so maybe both the fox and the wolf are trying to speak to me…I am open to what the universe, my spirit guides and anyone on here has to offer me in the form of wisdom and encouragement. thank you…

  • Hi
    I would like to tell you about an incident. I was in a trance meditation state and I saw this greyish white coloured wolf (not even sure if it was real, I mean it was glowing ghostly like). It stood there so peacefully and calm. Regal and solid. It looked every bit fierce and as I was approaching the wolf I was not scared though I acknowledged his (I had a strong feeling it was male) presence as a possible danger. And then I remember walking up to the wolf and putting my arms around his neck. His neck seemed to relax visibly and I nuzzled the wolf for a bit. He had intelligent eyes. Does this mean I have met my spirit animal guide? I was unable to get a name or anything else.

    Help me please. Thank you in advance

    • Hello Emily: You have met one of your spirit guides. It will take a bit of time to establish your ability to communicate with him. Believe and trust the messages your receive through empathy, visions, clairaudience and sentience.

  • I’ve been seeing a white wolf and it has a mournful howl… I’ve been wondering if it is a mirror of me or is it something else? i see it at school and at home…but no one else sees it what does this mean?

    • Hello Charlie Rae: Embrace your white Wolf. He is going to be with you for a while. There are are spiritual lessons to be learned – so look for the spiritual meaning in all the things that surround you right now. He will lead you on a personal journey of self discovery. Come from a place of personal integrity.

  • Several months ago , I was driving up my driveway and caught a glimpse of a white-ish colored wolf standing to the side. I couldn’t believe my eyes, but my daughter’s boyfriend saw the wolf as well.

    This past Friday night, I heard a wolf howl 3 separate times during the night. It sounded like the howls came from 3 different area of our property. I know I wasn’t hearing things as all the dogs in the neighborhood were barking. What does this mean?

  • :neutral: i been seeinga black wolf starring at me for a long time with yellow eye what does that symbolize

    • Seeing a black wolf is seeing your own dark side.
      You face a decision that you feel, will make you appear to be evil.
      Face the wolf, do not fear him. For he is you. Maybe together you can find peace.

  • I keep seeing a gray(grey) wolf in my dreams. He is always beside me protecting me from harm and etc I am not even sure what it means to be honest with you. I have asked many people they keep telling me they don’t know or just refuse to tell me.

    • Hello Livia: To see a grey Wolf means that you have to find balance in the teachings the wolf has to offer. There are some aspects of the Wolf that represent the shadow or dark side of life – and only with acceptance and integration can you become all you can be. The past is gone – but embrace it as a part of you.

  • I dreamt last night that I was followingn a white-ish timber wolf down a snowy forest trail. She then stopped and looked back at me expectantly to keep following her. Then I woke up. There were no sounds or words and no communication except for that look. Did I meet my spirit animal?

    • Hello Rachel: Yes you have met one of your Spirit Animals. She is offering you wisdom if you follow her path and believe in her teachings.

  • I dreamed about a white wolf looking out of dark woods and growling mad., the wolf was illuminated. I confronted it anxiously, raised my arms and hollered confidently that I could make it back off. What does it mean?

  • I had a dream recently in which I was confronted by a pack of wolves. I wasn’t alone, although I don’t remember who was in the group with me. I do remember that no one was attacked except for me. A wolf bit my hand and wouldn’t let go, but I felt no pain at all. He was just there, still, biting my hand and I couldn’t get it out, but again, with no pain or panic. I then proceeded to hit the wolf in the head with a rock untill he let go and just laid there in the ground at my feet. I saw some blood but I believe that the wolf was not dead, he just laid there still. I walked away and the rest of the pack was still there but with no violence or aggression at all. Last thing I remember is walking up feeling very sad for hitting the wolf. An opinion on this would be very usefull and appreciated. Thank you.

    • Hello Alexis: The wolf has come to you several times in the role of a teacher – yet you have refused it’s help with your lessons. You need to be more accepting of the wisdom that is offered you at this time. You are betraying your own spiritual growth by turning a blind eye to the wisdom that is offered.

  • Hello, recently my granddaughter felt as is she was being followed here in the house and got an unnervery feeling as she stated that ran up her back. We have several orbs in our house that cause no fear so I played it off as just that. Today she came to me and said that this uneasiness was revealed to her today as a black wolf named Elizabeth. Elizabeth is her spirit animal. The last spirit animals were dragons and hawks. They routinely visit her and she feels perfectly comfortable with any/all. I welcome your comments..

  • I had a lucid dream where I came face to face with a wolf and it was white/gray and was looking me dorectly in the eyes and then merged with me and I was looking around through the eyes of this wolf as I woke up. I have recently been listening to the DEVA PROJECT David Ison – Healing Magic tapes with headphones while I sleep. This dream has me awstruck

  • I had a dream last night. I saw a grey/black wolf which was alone. It seemed to be looking for something. The dream had no sounds so I didn’t know whether it was walking or pacing around. What does it mean?

    • Hello Jolene: The Wolf was letting you know that you have to stop looking for your answers vicariously. Those of us who go inward will find all the answers are simply just there already. Only you know what is right for you.

      • For some weird reason all my spirit animal related dreams only come when I’m about to wake up. Sometimes I’m even half awake. Just wondering whether it’s connected.

  • Hi, I wanted to share my discovery of my spirit animal, the timber wolf. My first encounter with the wolf was in a time when I was close to depression. My friends were pushing me out of our friend group and I didnt trust anyone. That night I dreamt I was sprinting through a bright oak forest. I wasnt scared or being chased, I was just running for the pure fun of it. As I was running, I was getting faster and faster until it was hard to dodge the trees. Then all of a sudden, it was easy. I could sense then that I was a wolf, even though I couldnt see myself. I could sense everything in the forest and smell everything. The feeling was a feeling of joy and freedom that I had never experienced. I then woke up and at once realised that the wolf is who I am and I need to accept that people will have misconceptions of me and I need to stick with my fanily in times of struggle. Its hard to explain how, but I felt that everything made sense suddenly, like a haze had been lifted from my life. Since then the wolf has appeared many times. However all the spirit guide sites talk about seeing wolves not being them and I have always been a wolf, wether in a pack or on my own. What are yiur thoughts on being a wolf rather than seeing one?

    • Hello Luna: It is only the human ego that stops us from becoming all that we can be. Our intellect believes that we are human and that we are the wisest ones on earth. It never stops to consider that we are all one with all species. You are fortunate to be able to fully integrate your Wolf totem.

  • I see spirits and demons and until recently never knew of spirit animals too much. Well I have had a very fearful mental impression of a black wolf in my house that is always watching me. Scares the crap out of me. Never SAW him but knew there was a wolf. I had an empath give me a reading a couple months ago and she mentioned the black wolf and it stopped me dead in my tracks. I learned of shadow animals today and wonder of that is what I’ve been sensing? It said shadow animals are there to help but if ignored can become dangerous. .what does that mean? Dangerous how?? I can’t figure out what message or lesson he is trying to convey

    • Hello Tiffany: Your gift of being able to see spirits and demons is a little unsettling to you. The black Wolf is representative of the fears you have about this shadow world. Embrace the Black Wolf as your protector and he will transform those fears through an inner understanding of the machinations of the eternal struggle of darkness and light. The only danger you are in is one of allowing your fears to get the best of you. Embrace it and you will wonder what you were afraid of in the first place.

  • For as long as I can remember the white wolf has been visiting my dreams. She usually makes her presence known in times of great stress. I have never felt fear or uneasy around her. A couple nights ago I dreamt I was going into a motor home with my fiance and wolves were howling back and forth to each other outside. There was no door on the home just a piece of leather. I told my fiance that tonight wasn’t the night to be out. The whole time the howling was making me very uneasy and even scared. This confuses me because I have always embraced the wisdom and courage of the wolf. I know in my waking life I have felt like I had to defend my fiance from my family’s unfounded attacks and deceptiveness.

    • Hello Donna: Your feeling of being unsettled and uneasy is symbolic of your inner wisdom knowing that the one you are trying to help at this time should really be allowed to help themselves instead. The wolves are letting you know that allowing other to fend for themselves is key to their personal growth. There are no lessons for them if we filter their experiences.

  • Hi, I was told that my spirit animal is a wolf (I think grey). I sometimes get the feeling that the wolf is rubbing his fur on my face. I had a dream about a wolf walking slowly up a flat rock. When he reached the top, he looked up to the moon and started to howl. This dream was a one dimensional and the wolf was black and there was no sound so I didn’t actually hear him howl at the moon. Can you tell me if this means anything?


    • Hello Remo: I believe this dream is letting you know that you are ignoring the needs of the most important person in your life. You are not listening to yourself and addressing your own needs. Listen to your heart and body and give love, compassion and understanding to yourself.

  • Hi, would you happen to know what it means that I dreamt of a black sort of panther that looked kind of vicious. He was walking inside a cage, steel structure with glass that reached all the way to the ceiling, so the cage was closed from the front. He came in from the back side. I was standing as a viewer on the side of the glass. Suddenly there was a young grey wolf in the middle of the cage, not a puppy but like 6 months to a year old I would say. The black creature went for his head and punctured it with his sharp hook teeth and looked at me while he killed the wolf. I felt horrible when I woke up!
    Then 2 days later I dreamt of walking in nature, somewhere with green hills and trees, by moonlight. Suddenly there is a small tennis court-cage, the door of it was slightly opened and inside there was a labrador dog standing. (Can’t remember if he was barking.) He was standing still and looking at me. I remembered I feared him, the way you fear a predator. But soon after he ran outside of the tennis cage in this happy way that dogs run and led me to an open area surrounded by trees. There was light coming from the sky and I saw an entity, with a female face. She made me feel (she didn’t speak) inside my mind that her name is “Aleda”. After researching I found it to mean “the small winged one”. My friend told me she is my spirit guide.
    All of this happened within 3 weeks of starting to talk and pray to my spirit guides for the first time.
    But what do the panther, wolf and labrador mean?
    I really hope you can help me. Thank you for taking the time.



    • Hello Elisar: The first part of your dream is about lurking danger and enemies wishing to do you harm. The Black panther is usually a symbol of power grace, and strength. In this case the wolf is killed for you by the black panther which is an indication that somehow you are being held back and that secrets are being kept from you.
      The Labrador Retriever in your later dream signifies that you have made the right choice for yourself recently. Labrador Retriever

  • Can’t really find much about the black wolf. I know the black wolf is my animal spirit. Can someone please tell me more about the black wolf animal spirit. Also can Someone tell me about the white wolf spirit. Can’t really find any information about those two spirits. What does it mean when your animal spirit is the black wolf and your spirit guide is the white wolf?

    • Hello Standing Wolf:
      Like the classic ying and yang symbol these two spirits represent the opposites of each other. Having both energies in your life represents the balance of these opposing energies.

      Understanding the Wolf as a totem is important and you must embrace the shadow aspects as well as the aspects we perceive as “good”. Know that we are all the sum total of “good and evil” and that through our own integrity of spirit provide to others exactly what is needed in the moment. We are not here to judge – but to walk our own path in unconditional love and acceptance.

  • Hi again, I have a few other questions about a few other dreams I had, but they don’t involve a wolf. They do involve other spirit animals though. May I ask them?

    • Hi Katerina: Please post any questions you have about any animal totem on that particular animals page. Keep in mind that each page also has the quotation box at the top with at least five different messages for you. Generally an appropriate message will come up in the box for you. If the animal is not listed in our Site Map then please contact us by email with a request for an Animal Post on our Contact and Comments page.

  • Hi, I had a white wolf in my dream. It was chasing me and my crush. It started to attack my crush and my crush told me to run, but I didn’t. I stayed and a strip of my hair turned white, and I confronted the wolf. P.s. my crush’s spirit animal is the wolf and he’s in this group where he sticks up for people who are being bullied. My crush is also one of my best friends. Could you tell me what this could possibly mean?

    • Hi Katerina: “To see a white wolf in your dream signifies valor and victory. You have the ability to see the light even in your darkest hours.” It means that you need to stop running away from something in your waking life and simply deal with it.

  • I was just told I have a wolf totem I was talking to them for some reason I told them all about my liking wolves from early childhood, I use to play with the native Americans when I was a child then last night I heard a pack of coyotes seemed like in my back yard. I do live in the country , I heard them howl then what seemed like a little fight then it just stopped and was silent she said it has something to do with the trouble I am having with my family in ny so I bought a book and I am starting to read on I any insight I would appreciate. Thank you

    • Wolves and Coyotes – although related to bring very different messages. For further insight – go to our page and pay close attention to the message in the quotation box. at the top of the page. There are at least five different messages that can appear here from Moth. The message that comes up for you in particular will send you in the right direction.

  • What does it mean when you are riding on the back of a running wolf ? :?:

    • A new path with your life is now open to you. The Wolf is letting you know that he will be there to carry you through it. Enjoy the journey and embrace the new world that is about to open up to you.

      Silken Raven

  • I had a wolf dream last night. It started with a King and Queen who stayed in their castle and only focused on the present, but in a way that kept them stuck. They had long ago made some sort of pact not to talk about the past or think about the future. I was in the room with them but also felt like I was the Queen as well. There was some discussion about three blankets. One was the King’s and one was the Queen’s but they had been stitched together a long time ago (I think at the time the decision was made to only be in the present.) The blankets were very beautiful and colorful quilts and I was gently pulling them apart. At the same time I started to hear the Queen talk about her childhood being raised by wolves. I was shocked that she was remembering her past-in a good way. I placed each blanket over her shoulders and was about to reach for the third, a wolf skin/fur blanket, when I saw in my mind’s eye a pack of wolves running towards the castle. It was like the Queen’s memory had called or invited them. I have some thoughts about it but thought I’d see if anyone else has insights on this?

    • I am thinking that the theme of past present and future is very strong in this dream so we should combine that with the wolves in it’s significance. The Wolf spirit is an incredible teacher and I believe that the dream is reminding you that you are in the past, present and the future all at the same time. Remaining in the present is a goal for many of us but we should also be aware that the present contains our past as well as our future. We are the sum of everything.
      Silken Raven

      • Thank you, I was thinking along those lines as far as remembering and using the past. Then I thought of remembering who I really am and the word “birthright” flashed through my mind. The part about wolf energy that speaks to my the most is FREEDOM and it’s been what I’ve been craving. To do my own thing, walk my own path, etc. I am getting the sense that once I remember who I am (even me as a child,) I’ll start to see more movement…

  • That’s interesting. I will think about this. I’ve been wondering a lot about it lately. I don’t think of wolves in nature as acting the way these people have. It’s like they alway chose the monster form of the wolf, almost distorted wolves, distorting it in ways I’ve never seen before. I did learn a lot… Actually, i grew a lot. I had a dream, the last dream i had about wolves ever, before i knew about spirit animals, in which i was a tiger and i was chasing these wolves away from me. It was the best and at that time most ridiculous dream i ever had because tigers terrified me at the time and so it was ridiculoys because i could never imagine being something as powerful as a tiger. I started learning all about them. I learned so much about their medicine, too. Tiger makes it’s own space, it’s own world, and I learned so much from this. I think tigers scared me because they are all about confidence and independence, and I’ve slowly been growing into that role as i recover from wolves and i start making art again and truly enjoying alone time. Perhaps wolf was just trying to warn me that there are people who will act like predators and I need to get away, or maybe trying to warn me that some people turn the wolf into a monster, or distort it because they don’t understand it. Maybe. Like, wolves hunt for food, these people were distorting it by hunting for… their egos? Not really sure why they were doing this. Anyway, thank you, I’m much more seeing and understanding the wolf now. And in life, I’m much farther from being “hunted.” I definitely want to learn all i can about this one spirit and about all animals, they have been so profound.

  • Hello Brenda: All things happen for a reason, and it usually has to do with growth, spiritual connections and life path. You have had some difficult experiences with the wolf medicine – however if you look at the positive aspects of what wolf has repeatedly tried to teach you and learn from it you will be able to move forward with your life in leaps and bounds.

    I would suggest that you are seeing the wolf in one of his most magnificent forms “the Teacher”. It seems like each of your “lessons” have become progressively more harsh and they will continue to do so until you “get it”. This is perhaps because each time you have been confronted with a similar situation you have responded in a similar way. Take the time to think things through and find a way to respond differently. You will get these lessons until you have gained a good self understanding of how to respond from a loving and non judgmental state of being.

    Embrace the wolf next time, set your boundaries in a loving and forgiving manner and move on.

    Silken Raven

    • Also it wasn’t that i wasn’t loving or forgiving, everyone usually associated me with doves (but i never felt that was right), i think i was too tolerant of people treating me horribly. People saw it as dove-ishness or love and peace, but it was really just fear, on my part. I learned that definitely and I defunitely have a strong base of empathy and ego suspension, patience and working things out when major problens arise in a relationship, but I’ve also learned that there are people who will want to take advantage of you and just won’t stop, no matter who understanding you are. These people i don’t let “feed” off of me anymore. I forgive them and I leave, even if it’s really painful to at first. And always my life moves forward and i progress a lot when i do. I forgive them, but i also protect myself from them, and I’m very shocked and pleased with myself for being strong enough to do this.

    • I have been thinking about what you said for a while now. I had alcoholic and para-alcoholic parents, and I read an ACoC traits list and it fit me perfectly. I started cognitive behavioral therapy recently and it has been wonderful, especially the meditations, and made me increasingly aware. I was over-focusing on relationships and a desire for them, versus independence and indifference to them. This dependency personality trait, familiarity with abuse, and developed psychological problems allowed me to fall prey to these distorted relationships with cruel people incapable of loving as well as negative thoughts about myself and the world, which I believe were seen as violent/monstrous, frightening and peace-less wolves.
      I do very much think the wolf was the teacher here: to teach about personal relationships and running with a pack. The wolves were distorted and frightening so that I would run /from/ them, not with them, and realize that they were bad (I had been familiar with “bad” relationships my whole life because of my family life and childhood and could not identify a bad relationship well nor did I think of bad relationships as something I shouldn’t be involved in, just something that was the way I thought life was). The wolf was showing how distorted and frightening those bonds were by appearing distorted and frightening. That is why the wolf never appeared as a protector to me because the wolf spirit was trying to show me that I wouldn’t find protection from conventional social bonds (like family, “a pack”) because of my surroundings/situations. He was teaching me that, trying to get me to understand, but it was very difficult because it was all I knew. I think the tiger appeared because of it’s show of independent strength, which I needed in order to save myself (not depend on a relationship of any sort to save me but depend on my own desire and will to be saved) by not listening to those in my social circle but by going alone and even fighting the misconceptions I grew up with (in other words, fighting off the “bad pack” and its training). I think the wolf, having knowledge of the importance of social roles, can determine between a bad and a good pack. I couldn’t see all this before but now that I understand the significance of the social understanding of the wolf and the wolf as a teacher, I think this might make sense. He was “scaring me” away from the bad (which was my over dependence and familiarity with abuse) so I would go in the right direction (inner strength, independence, not external strength, looking to others). When I was a tiger and chased away the bad pack, I was confronting a reality that was difficult for me to understand because it required the entire re-structuring and the questioning of everything that I was familiar with in life, as well as my desires (my desires for relationships; I had to chase away those desires and realize my own importance and purpose and significance). It had been difficult to accept that people I had depended upon for love had not given it to me and that my life hadn’t been entirely healthy. The tiger, a healer totem used to frighten away bad spirits and bad people, who is an independent/solitary animal, showed me the strength to attack the warped teachings of those around me that the wolf spirit had shown me that were bad by showing them as scary wolves instead of cooperative, supportive wolves. By chasing away the bad pack and not caring about their approval of me or depending on them, I was learning what the wolf wanted me to learn, with the help of tiger.
      Definitely forgiveness is important because it severs the ties with those who hurt me. If I had been seeking revenge, it would have kept me tied to those bad people and working with them in a way, the same way seeking their approval kept me tied to them and working with them. I had to let go of resentment to realize independence, the importance of my own life and my own work instead of thinking I was worthless and only others could do something or only their paths meant anything, and learn to keep my distance, social emotional spiritual and physical distance. The tiger’s bond to water (purity and healing) and traits for healing from evil forced me to look at all this and avoid aggressiveness, which I, at first, thought the tiger totem was all about. It’s really not about aggressiveness per ce, though. It’s about seeing through the darkness into who people really are and healing from them and rejecting what is cruel and bad, which makes sense why the wolf, the teacher, social expert, would be involved, too. I really see the wolf in a different light now and I think I understand that he was trying to teach me to be afraid of what was bad for me (in other words, show me that it WAS bad), and show me that I could overcome it as well.
      That was a long reply but please understand this conflict involving wolves and tigers has truly been a significant experience in my life, really important. It all started after I started meditating and praying the rosary several years ago, almost every day, and will continue to do so. I feel I have been guided by God and His creation (like how the gospels/saints who wrote them are represented by different animals: hawk, ox, lion, man) and have really been delivered/exorcised from evils, especially in the last few years when things got worse before they got better. I would like to add that I had the dream of the tiger forcing out the pack happened before I got ptsd. Getting ptsd is when I hit rock bottom, got so sick I almost died and had to quit school and stay in bed for almost a year. That time in bed gave me a lot of time to think and heal and realize all this, how important healing was, and it really gave my life an overhaul for the absolute better. It was like resetting my entire life. I feel reborn almost, I’m unrecognizable and have confidence. I kept trusting in God and all these things, even when everything was bad, and was led by them and it ended up better than I could have imagined life being.

  • I’d like to add that all of these seeming conincidences between the presence of wolves and very destructive people in my life is what turned me onto animal spirits and make me believe in all animal totems in the first place. Because the connection between the wolf and these people was always so consistent, they all had the same traits. I don’t really understand this but I do believe in it because I have seen it over and over again.

  • I’ve known a lot of people who weren’t wolves but who followed after the wolf. I have never seen anything positive longterm from this spirit. My exboyfriend was a wolf fan, he turned out to be a violent liar and gave me ptsd. He was a self-admitted control freak, he enjoyed manipulating everyone, all his kindness was insincere, he was really disturbed. My ex best friend kept a picture of two wolves devouring a carcass on her wall, she stopped having anything to do with me when she was done using me (she was technically a shark, tho; my exboyfriend was a fox). Our mutual friend was really into werewolves and she lied and gossiped about everyone and was really discouraging to everyone, and also stayed in abusive relationship because she thought she coyld manipulate her husband for things and not have to work ever (which she did). My best friend from childhood was way into werewolves as well, far more than the previously mentuoned woman. She was sadistic, close minded and tore me down so much that I stopped being creative for years. She had very negative spiritual presence and was also very controlling, in a very sick way, and she lied so much she seemed delusional. Very arrogant, all of these people. If i had to pick wolf traits i would say, arrogant, controlling, feeling entitled and being deceptive. A man at my mother’s workplace had the last name villalobos, wolf house, and when his wife had to be checked into an insane asylum, probably because of how he treated her, he had her deported because he wouldn’t be bothered with her. He was fired from work for lying about the work he did, misconduct, and looking at porn at work. I used to have nightmares as a child about wolves, before i knew any of these people (except my childhood friend) about these terrifying monsterish wolves that could move faster than any fleah and blood wolf could. I avoid the wolf spirit and those who tag along with it because this spirit and its followers have ruined my life so many times. I would ve interested in seeing these good traits in wolf people but i never have, and i take the presence of the wolf as a warning to leave: a warning that i have never regretted heeding.

    • Hi Brenda you are talking to someone who has the wolf spirit. You have seen bad stuff but if you let your wolf teach you to that all that bad stuff can becaume good you will turn out like me i am like an wolf but human as well and its not that bad to be a wolf it has its bad times but at the end it will turn in to something good like you are fast and strong like one or you get a mate that you love so much like that guy you said you have known for a long time if you accept you wolf inside you you will be the one you are meant to be. have a nice day. From your Wolf friend Semi.

      • Semi- I don’t think you were reading what I wrote /at all/. The guy I mentioned in my post was a wolf, but he was a violent, sociopath and narcissist, incapable of love, who left me with permanent post traumatic stress disorder because I was afraid he would kill or injure me, and he did many illegal things. he is NOT asomeone who is capable of being loving or being in a loving relationship.

    • Hi I know how you feel I have a friend who has taken the wolf spirit animal. I have an owl but I’m taking on the wolf spirit but the good one well I think I am but anyway I know exactly how you feel Brenda

      • Kat- Wow, you’ve seen this too? I’m glad you know what I mean. I know what you mean about the good wolf spirit, I can see many good traits in wolves in the wild, and I think that they must have them because ancient people bred them into dogs, and they are not as violent like hyenas (who are known to cannibalize even as puppies). I think even if I just see the wolf as a warning animal, or if it just warns me, then it is good. I wish I could understand better, why I have seen it as being negative instead of positive or how to have it be a more directly positive spirit in my life, but I think it is something that I will learn with time.
        I wish you well and I hope maybe you post back here in the future and see if you have found a way to make good of the wolf spirit and maybe a way to determine the difference between one used for bad and one used for good, or post your experiences with it. I really love the owl spirit, I have an owl neighbor (a literal owl, the animal) who recently moved in (built a nest in my backyard, a big nest!) and I feel so blessed to hear his beautiful song if I work late at night. You are very fortune to have such a great spirit animal.

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