For several weeks now, Spirit has been showing me the image of Kestral... but forgot to tell me why. OR... which is more likely... I couldn't pick up the energy of Kestral to share it with you. This morning, on the other hand, Spirit distinctly changed that image to Wolf. Not just any wolf... but wolf momma with her cub. You may now ask why this image is so important to everyone at this time. You may also be sitting there reading this and thinking to yourself "Oh, hey, I just had a dream about a wolf" or something similar. Wolf may have been part of your day, your dream, your symbol... for awhile now. Let's now venture into why...
The wolf is a pack-oriented animal. Family and the survival of the family unit is the message behind most wolf visions, sightings, and feelings. All wolves are messengers to you... some are heartwarming and some are down-right shivers-up-your-spine scarey. When Wolf is present, it is for you to draw those dear to you, close to you. Protect the pack. At this time of year, the Holiday time, the family is such an important part of our lives... our existence... our inner being. That does NOT necessarily mean your biological family (some of those can be real pains in the neck). Your family is that group of people that make you feel the most whole... the most comfortable and safe. Guard the pack... protect your family unit... survive through the love and strength of those around you who stand with you.
If a Lone Wolf, particularly a White Wolf, has come into your life... via visions, dreams, thoughts... that is a beautiful thing indeed. The White Wolf, although seemingly alone, is never alone. White Wolf is your guide, your guardian providing truth to you on four paws. White Wolf is there to let you know that trials will be coming but, you are blessed with a true guardian who will be with you through thick and thin. White Wolf is there to let you know to watch-out, don't let your guard down, be prepared. It's always good to know when something is up rather than having it thrust into your face when you're least ready for it. When we're prepared for something, it never turns out anywhere near as bad as it would had we been un-prepared.
Some unfortunate souls, though, are witness to the Black Wolf. The ethereal Black Wolf with red glowing eyes in particular. This wolf is NOT the bad omen of popular belief... yet can be very frightening for those that it looks directly toward. Those of you who have had this magnificently ominous creature follow you and look you straight in the eye are being spoken to and sought out by someone from a past life. This wolf is the soul of a child... a child who passed away before it could be baptized. Whether you believe in God or not... whether you believe in the rite of Baptism or not... it does NOT matter. This is the soul of a child looking for, hunting for, and longing for its parent. This Black Wolf is an indicator that you lived before, and lived during a time in Europe when not baptizing a child was considered evil, heresy, and to be eternal condemnation. Times were different then and this soul is looking for you, its parent, to ask forgiveness from your Higher Power for this one oversite on your part... not on the child's part for it wasn't the child's decision... it was yours in a by-gone era long gone. This soul is looking to you to ask your Higher Power to take it into the fold... into the pack. By doing this, the soul will be receiving something that it has been searching for for far too long... a parent's love. Do this... no matter what or how you believe... for the child, your Black Wolf will disappear. You, along with the soul of the child, will have peace.
What better gifts to have or give at this time of the year. To give of yourself to others or to know that others are giving to you... out of love, honesty, healing, and support... are things that are true gifts felt like a shining bow on the greatest package of all, otherwise known as our heart.
Be well, take care, and I bid you true peace at this most joyous of Seasons. Remember that we don't need gifts, parties, lights, and hoop-la to be joyous and shine. All we really need is love... we are ALL of the pack.