This opening volley of posts would not be complete without honoring my Power Animal. Part of Wolf Medicine is the teaching that Wolf is allied to the moon and lunar energies and that our emotions and unconscious urges need to be respected. Respect, too, must be given for the wildness of our animal natures, and willingness to face the dark within ourselves is an imperative for Wolf people. Knowing this, and honoring my free self, has led me to this particular fork in this particular path. It has just begun; I will patiently follow and see where it leads, and I suspect, my Wolf brethren will be beside me, as they have since I was a child.
In the words of a Siberian Shaman, ‘Everything that is, is alive.’ I have been fortunate to feel this from a young age. I deeply believe in the interconnectedness of my Path; I have walked as a Druid for many years now, and as a part of that path, I was fortunate to work with the Foundation for Shamanic Studies and deepen my connection to the Otherworld and to my Guides and Teachers. This is merely a fork in the road, and a joyful one, I believe.
I state now my intentions to continue walking and learning along that path, and honor the lessons I am given. As an honoring of Wolf, I started a header illustration today; it will be of an Arctic Wolf.