The wolf has so many different lessons to teach us that can help us improve our lives and how we look at the world. The lessons of the wolf are connected to its metaphysical properties and are what we can learn from the wolves as we work with them. These lessons do not have to be understood to work with wolf magick but are inherently connected to the wolf.
The wolf’s teaching of community and communication:
The wolf teaches the importance of community and communication. By forming relationships, and communities with others, you will be able to learn and grow as a person while also helping the community to do the same. You will not only be part of one community, but you will reside in many of them. In all of these communities, you will have a role to play, and by playing that role, you will allow the rest of the machine to run smoothly so that you can strengthen the whole of the community. These roles will not be imposed upon you but will be spots that willing participants fill. Take time to communicate with the other people that are part of your community so that you can understand them and know them for who they are. By learning to understand and respect the communities you are a part of, you will allow them to run better and more efficiently, strengthening the community and everyone in it. There is strength in numbers, and no one knows this better than the wolf, so take time, learn, and communicate with the people around you.
The wolf’s teaching of instincts and intuition:
Like the wolf, you must learn to harness and trust your instincts and intuition. These abilities are naturally inherent and can provide knowledge outside our everyday perceptions. Your instincts and intention allow you to feel into situations and to act upon insights to put you in the best possible position for the future. If you learn to focus on your gut instincts and read them like a book, you will be able to be aware of the signs the world is giving you, and we’ll be able to move out of the way of anything you do not resonate with.
The wolf’s teaching of freedom:
Freedom must be understood. As an individual, you have the free will to do whatever you would like, but there will be a consequence for everything you do, and these consequences should be taken into consideration. Allow yourself to be free, but understand how you use that freedom.
The wolf’s teaching of loyalty:
Loyalty is something that is gained, but once it is, you will enter a sacred contract with the entity you are loyal to. One you must respect and honor. This does not make you submissive to the other, but an ally and a friend with a great bond. Be careful about who you give loyalty to, for it is not easily lost.
The wolf’s teaching of protection:
One must protect things that are important to it. A time will come when you find something you are willing to die for and protect. You will want to watch this grow and flourish under your protective eye and do anything to ensure it is safe. Do not be afraid to protect things near and dear to you.
The wolf teaching of death and re-birth:
Death is a natural and expected part of life, but most can’t help themselves from being afraid of it. However, all things will end at one point, and it should be seen as a new beginning. Nothing truly dies or is destroyed, and it is simply reborn into something new. It’s a cycle that stretches on throughout time and space.
The wolf’s teaching of humbleness:
The wolf teaches us about humbleness, and they teach us to respect all walks of life and live selflessly balanced with ourselves and the universe. Nobody is greater or lesser than anyone else, for we all have our roles to play and our paths to walk.
The wolf’s teaching of path-finding:
Everyone has a unique path to walk. With all the skills the wolf has, it can find where it is going and the best path to take to reach its destination. It is smart, wise, intuitive, and instinctual and will always be able to find its way. The wolf brings this understanding to us and can also help us see our ways in the world.