This picture is from The White Wolf Sanctuary and Educational Facility
I read a post from Stone Stories this morning and was inspired by the imagery of two white wolves that she saw on her early morning travels across the Canadian prairie. I could see them in my imagination, off in the distance standing still or they could have been running. It inspired me to look for a picture of two white wolves and to blog about them as animal totems.
First, it is interesting that there were two of them, probably mates. whats-your-sign.com has a page on the spiritual meaning of numbers which you can find by following the link. For the number two she says: “The symbolic meaning of number Two is kindness, balance, tact, equalization, and duality. The number Two reflects a quiet power of judgment, and the need for planning. Two beckons us to choose. The spiritual meaning of number Two also deals with exchanges made with others, partnerships (both in harmony and rivalry), and communication. Two urges us out of our indecision, calls us to unite with like-minds, and like-ideals. Two asks us to exert our natural flow of judgment to do what is best for our souls.” There are lots of possibilities to apply to the number two. When reading nature’s messages one needs to pick the one that resonates the most with oneself. It will be different for each person.
Second there is the color white. White contains all colors and it is called the pure White Light of Spirit. This color can symbolize spiritual advancement and openness to the realm of the divine.
Most important of course is what the wolves represent. Carly Van Heerden in her e-book Animal Totems & Spirit Animals says this: The wolf represents loyalty in a balance with independence. The wolf is strong in perseverance and spirit which can lead to success and freedom. They are also pathfinders, being wise teachers of new ideas. They can represent camaraderie and are noted for being highly decisive.
Jamie Sams in her Medicine Cards: The Discovery of Power Through the Ways of Animals says that Wolf medicine empowers the teacher within us all to come forth and aid the children of Earth in understanding the Great Mystery and life. “It is in the sharing of great truths that the consciousness of humanity will attain new heights.” Sometimes one needs to withdraw and be alone in a power place, in nature, to connect with one’s true self. Be aware of the teachings coming in every day life. Wolf represents the tribe’s greatest teacher so wolf’s appearance signals a time of learning. We are all learners and teachers.
Here’s another blogger’s post you might enjoy entitled The Howl of a Wolf is Sacred
And here’s a beautiful watercolor of a white wolf called geronimo.
See Gretchen Del Rio’s beautiful wolves watercolors here.