reply to post by AbandonedKid
Very new member. Apologies if I'm off the mark!
I've grown up living in close proximity to many Ojibwe people. Native North American Tribe, for those of us unfamiliar. I'm leaving out details that
aren't mine to give. But I knew someone who went on a vision quest and found his animal to be a Black Wolf. I will say from it sounded like he had to
first fight the wolf to be accepted. Now this "fight" I interpret a form of a test. As in the Wolves don't accept you into the pack unless you can
hold your own. But it must be said that you wouldn't be tested/challenged if you were not capable, imho.
Wolves are the protectors(warrior) and scouts of the tribe. That's not always the popular conception of the wolf, but where did dogs (man's best
friend) come from? WOLVES! We were brothers once and still are to a degree.
I feel that depending on where you live or grew up the animals CAN have different meanings and interpretations. And it really all depends on the
perception of the individual.
I personally have a hard time conceiving of "evil" spiritual forces. Evil could be considered an human made concept. Is the young male Lion evil for
eating the cubs of the elder male whom he has defeated?
So when I've been scared/confronted by something beyond normal perception, I've found it helpful to try and calm the fear and hear the REAL message.
Extra emphasis on the word REAL in this context. REAL as in remove your ego's interpretation. All our senses are meant to be helpful tools, it's the
user (you) who must decide meaning.
About the Wolf. It can be a gentle guide and protector. But there are two sides to the coin. If you fail to develop knowledge of self the negative
aspects will be more likely to manifest. Instead of calm, anger will be the just below the surface. Lack of honoring the real spiritual side leads to
unfounded pride. Same can be said of anyone, but I know more than a few whom I would consider Wolf people.
What does that have to do with you? Well by looking at your responses to some of the more antagonistic replies you get angry. And you can't fully see
the wolf, which is more or less an extension of your being. Granted it's also separate from you, right now. It doesn't have to be separate but you
have to provide a suitable home in your heart/mind/being.
Each and every healthy wolf knows it is one piece of a whole family. I'd personally advise you to find ways you can interact with your immediate
community in a positive way. Not saying start slinging slop at the soup kitchen. Just being neighborly and always on the look out for a way to help
someone else. Not to benefit yourself but because that's what it means to be a guide/protector. That's your true calling, to be helpful. That doesn't
mean that's what you'll choose, or that you'll always be able to fulfill that role, just what you're capable of becoming. A fear based mentality will
tell you a far different story.
edit on 10-4-2013 by CuriousTherion because: fixed who I replied to