Native American Elders Speak about Wolf Medicine 

Wolves live in a communal structure like humans. The Alpha male and female lead a strict social order. Next in the order are Beta wolves who do not breed and serve as nursemaids for pups of the pack. The Omega wolf is at the bottom rung and is the 'scapegoat' in situations when the pack is being attacked. Often the Omega wolf is forced not to eat when food is scarce. If wolf has entered the forest of your mind, it may be to teach you that all things in nature have order amid chaos and to accept your duties in life, whether they be leadership roles or otherwise, with humility and strength.

The wolf spirit teaches us to have balance between your personal needs and those of the family and community. Wolves are absolutely committed and loyal to the pack and find their place within the group. If wolf exhibits these traits, it may mean that you must examine your function within the community and loyalty. It may also be a sign to bring better balance to the varied interests of self, family and community.

The hunting techniques of wolves served as an example for many tribes who copied them. Members of the pack form 'tag teams' who take turns chasing prey to exhaust the prey before themselves. Packs are known to have run over thirty miles a day in pursuit. Cooperation in achieving a common goal is the message conveyed here.

Wolves have developed many ways to communicate by body language and vocally. Facial expressions, tail and ear movements, body posture, teeth bearing, eye squinting and scratching are part of their vocabulary. Vocally, a wide variety of growls, yelps, whines and howls make up a sophisticated system of communication. Wolf language helps the pack to identify and locate its members, establish territorial boundaries, give instruction, request assistance, sound warnings, teach the young, and generally to bring cohesion and unity to the pack. If a wolf or wolves have entered your physic, you are fortunate to have an animal spirit to knows the importance of communication and one that will find many ways to make their messages know to you. This ability to communicate may be a sign to hone your own speaking skills to effectively relate your feelings and ideas in a good way - to pray, sing and dance in praise of the blessings of the Creator.

When a lone wolf is seen the wild it symbolizes freedom. When seen in a pack it represents community. If wolf appears to you alone or in a pack it is asking you to acquire the same within your own life.

The primal and piercing howl of the wolf sometimes is marking their territory boundaries. If you hear a wolf howl it might be telling you to stand your ground and defend your boundaries.

Wolves have great stamina and strength. They do not fight needlessly and often avoid fighting whenever possible. Wolf teaches to know who you are and to develop strength and confidence.

Wolf is associated with the lunar influences and energies that rule psychic perception. They teach us to respect our emotions and face the darkness within.

The wolf is ritualistic. It knows the importance of regular lunar howling ceremonies and daily social rituals designed to communicate needs and express feelings. The message of your wolf spirit may be to honor the forces of spirituality and connect with the life forces of Mother Earth.

Responses to "Wolf Medicine - What wolves can teach us"

  1. Very good White Wolf, very good info, myself a wolf dog owner, have learned a lot of their traits by watching and learning, they ARE NOT like any other dog at all, wado (thanks) for the amazing blog, which I will now follow....wolf sister Blue Horse, me and my son "Bear" thank you very much for your wise teachings

  2. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for this clear and very helpful description of Wolf. As a Celtic Shaman, I have been blessed to have Faol Mor (Great Wolf) as my Ally and Companion for many years, and He has taught me more than I can put into words.
    Bright Blessings to you and your loved ones.

  3. I understand the passion for wolves, and their role and essence in the natural world. But simultaneously it needs to be recognized that the communication system most humans do no longer possess exists throughout the wildlife world. There's a place in our consciousness where that communication lies dormant until we start talking to animals in the language they understand. For that it is essential to learn the language of animals first.

  4. Unknown says:

    Thank you White Wolf, for that amazing information. Wolves generally appear to me in spirit, alone. I talk to animals all the time, my own dog is "almost" human.

  5. lindablog says:

    :) merci jen ai apris encore aujourdhui

  6. Anonymous says:

    Thank you so much,I have only the greatest respect and appreciation for the noble wolf.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Je suis avec vous toujours ! fidèle a mes Amis les loups !!! @+ sur face book and C0 SATP

  8. Anonymous says:

    hey thank you.....i have had many visions of seeing myself as a native american during my meditations and dreams and i also constantly am visited by white wolf.so wanted to understand why.thank you:)

  9. Anonymous says:

    This is very luvly. I have learned alot frm these wonderful animal.

  10. morning sun says:

    I wish i could find someone with wolves in this valley, there are none. and my wolf dog is gone.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Thank you from Gina Laughing Pony, here in Kasilof Alaska. I have two amazing hybrid girls age 10 years now, American Timber wolf and Mexican red wolf Thankfully they closed the wolf breeding farm in Alaska and the 30ty wolves got a home at a Sanctuary in California, their mom was a rescue from there 12 years ago and died at the age of 3 years because of my lack of knowledge a long story. As you wrote so beautifully, they have loyalty to family, and amazing songs If any one is near by in Alaska and wants to meet us contact me at gina6ak@yahoo.com I have lived through Breast Cancer because of my wolf friends CD/ Nemo and Lola and their nephew Blue and the first wolf Luna. The wolf place was in Palmer Alaska and was called USA wolf country

  12. Anonymous says:

    Thank you, for the beautiful teaching and video. ^..^

  13. Anonymous says:

    Love wolves so much and believe in their medicine. Loved wolves from a very young age and love them even more today. It hurts my heart so much that humans are killing these beautiful creatures again. Why can't humans learn to live with the creatures of earth and not destroy them and their homes. The human race is so destructive when it comes to the enviroment and its inhabitants.So many inhabitants of the earth no-longer exist because of the human race. I hope that one day all creatures of earth will co-exist in peace and happiness along side one another. Great Info. I love your site. = )

  14. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful article and photos. Man must stop the wonton slaughtering of wolves around the globe. They have a desire to live and a right to live just as we all do. Live and let live.

  15. Unknown says:

    They can teach us so much in how they live with their heirarcy and how they take care of each other when needed. Beautiful animals.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Thank you White wolf, I just needed this!

  17. Anonymous says:

    The Life of a Wolf, is similar to Natives, they have customs and the many slaughters of them is roofless callous and evil. And they were here long before mankind. Their beautiful animals, if you leave them alone, they will leave you alone. Lets save the Wolves.


  18. Anonymous says:

    These are the Grants available to the Natives, Music, Land Buy Back, Housing Vets, Work Force, and Technical Training to Start Businesses. Grant#SCAISB-14-AW-001-SCA-011314 code:19.501 is worth $500k, to $1Mil. Also 19.501 is the Entrepreneurship Program to health Middle East same amount of money. Grant for Housing Vets VA-Grants-112508-002 code: 64.005 $85 Mil, Grant for Work Force is RFA-278-14-000002 worth $44 Mil, Growing Crops Grant USDA #NIFA-AFRI-004412 worth $500k Grant buy back land for Natives Grant#LBBP-2014-1 must be Native American Tribal Gvt, Federally Recognized Organization code# 10.310, Grant for Technical Training to Start Business Grant#TAP2014 also Grant#MAP2014 Maintenance Assistance Program, which is maintaining your small business. Remember when using browsers don't use Google Chrome it blocks the download of applications from grants.gov and grantsolutions.gov where these are located at.


  19. Anonymous says:

    If you have complaints about whats going on in your community or your state, you can go on twitter type in @USCBO for the @USCLO who will address the issue, there. You can also go to facebook, and type in Department of Justice, the President is also there, the VP as well, Depart of Defense, tell them whats going on, if anyone is rapping, harming little kids, police brutality, tearing up the forest, you don't want them digging for oil, or fracking for gas, you can address these people and get immediate results.


  20. Anonymous says:

    Thank You White Wolf.

    I am very privileged and honored to hear the howling of a beautiful wolf every night. His name is Jet. He is half Canadian Gray and Timber Wolf. I've had him since the minute he was born,six years ago. And his mother before him. I howl with him,when the coyotes get to close to the house. It gets very quiet and the coyotes leave in a hurry. My four grandchildren have grown up with him and have howled with him. He's very protective of us. If he excepts someone as a member of his family he licks them under the chin. If he doesn't like a person,he will not have anything to do with them. I've dreamed of running with wolves since I was very young. When he leaves this earth part of me will go with him.
    We have had wild wolves howl with us on several occasions. I live in southern Mississippi and we do have wild wolves even though not many people here believe it.

    Thank you again for the beautiful video.

    Sandra H.

  21. Anonymous says:

    It would be great to howl with wolves....

  22. Anonymous says:


  23. Wolves , coyotes, canines ; all are part of our "family"

  24. Anonymous says:

    waoou waoouuu waoouu

  25. Neal says:

    I returned days ago from my humblecha "vision quest" high on the continental divide. In my vision three wolves came. A large white female, a grey adolescent and a small white pup. The adolescent came to me staring into my eyes. I scratched its ears and petted it. The adolescent wagged its tail and stayed at my side. The mother rose from her resting position and walked away with the young pup. Before the white adult re entered the forest she turned around looking at me with her bright yellow eyes as if to say "I'm watching you, take care of my child" and then she and the pup were gone.
    My spiritual "mentors", "advisors" are pleased for me. Now I'm looking for advice, help... Any suggestions might help.

  26. I have always had a very strong connection with wolf. We can learn so much from all animals if we listen. It is a gift for me when I see coyote on my early morning walks but I don't let my little dog outside on her own she has no fear does not realize she is breakfast. Lovely video thank you.

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