Wolf (General) (Listen while you read)
What is this for? Do we know? Are we to be led, or are we to lead?
These, and more, are the questions we need to ask of ourselves as we journey along life’s path. For, without the answers we are but leaves in the wind. Are we not?
There are many questions we need to ask of ourselves as we venture along the road. Many of these questions go unanswered. Indeed, many are not often thought about.
Why is this so?
This is so, my friends, because we often do not slow down sufficiently for these questions to surface. Indeed, many of us are so busy directing our lives, we fail to take note of the many signposts along the way. Signposts that would (should we allow) ask of us to deliberate upon many of life’s pressing needs.
Indeed, we say ‘pressing needs’ for many of us fail to realise the seriousness of our lives.
The wolf is indeed a wondrous example of one who recognises these ‘signposts’. Were it not for ‘checking for signposts’ the wolf would fall into many traps; both mental and physical.
Therefore, we would ask of you this day to watch for the signposts that will ask you to alter your course; whether that be physically, mentally or spiritually.
Yes, my friends, the wolf seeks this from you this day.
Will you listen, or will you fail to see?
Carolyn Page – ABC of Spirit Talk
Wolf is a savvy creature and I do believe my son’s totem.
The wolf in the photograph is as handsome as the post is wise.
Indeed he is, Jamie; very savvy, as you say..
I was so pleased to find the image in the Public Domain. Handsome and wise creature he is, to be sure..!
What a great post! I love wolves. My husband’s family has a typically Nordic tradition of naming the children after wolves! His father’s name means wolf, as does his aunt’s 🙂
What a wonderful tradition. I know there are a number of ‘old norse’ names for Wolf.! It certainly is a brilliant animal to be associated with; there is so much ‘wisdom’ associated with this incredible animal… 🙂
Wolves possess great characters! Handsome post indeed! All thumbs-up for you, Carol!
Indeed they do… Thank You… you are wonderfully kind… 🙂
It’s interesting how you craft lessons out of animals. I learn a lot!
Thank You, Rose… I’d like to be able to take all of the credit, however, as I remind my readers it is my association with my spirit friends, i.e., The Collective Consciousness who give me the ‘lessons’ with pictures and words and understandings….!
However, that being so I Thank You for letting me know this; it’s so good to get feedback, though, the truth keeps me humble… 😉
Time is an interesting commodity because we only see it as being limited. You see it as something far more powerful. I especially like your suggestion to slow down to receive the maximum benefit, which is counter to all the voices that tell us to speed up. It goes to the point, “less is more.” Brilliant….
So true, Rebecca…. Indeed most voices in our world do ask us to ‘do more’, and that can be quite valid. However, there is also a need to ‘slow down’ and savour the moment. It is within these moments that understandings come to mind; appreciations of life not consciously met (plus alternatives and answers) can have their way, which I’m sure you know and do.
It does take a certain ‘openness’ for this to occur; and this can only happen when there is an ‘opening’…
Yes, an opening. How well said. And within that opening, time seems to shift, to take on more depth and reality. We remember those moments so clearly. Everyone can remember the time they were on a special holiday, but to remember a day in the ordinary daily routine – very difficult. I will continue to look for those openings.
A mutual appreciation going on here…! 😉
So shall I….! 🙂
Love the wolf and, if it is asking me to try to see the signs, I shall do my best. May fail but hopefully will succeed. If nothing else, I’ll give it a good shot.
Hahah…. That’s the best any of us can do… giving it a ‘good shot’…!
I’ll do that too…! 🙂
Great post to have at Christmas time! You have a beautiful speaking style and voice. Thanks for sharing it. 🙂 Marsha
Yes, Marsha, I hadn’t thought of that: “Great post to have at Christmas time!”
I know I generally ‘reflect’ and slow down more at this time of the year…!
Thank You for that lovely compliment too…. 😉
I need to read more of your blog before I start asking questions, but your voice sounds trained. Your diction is perfect. Are you an actress or public speaker?
No, Marsha, I’m just an Aussie girl and not an actress or public speaker, as you wrote. However, Thank You for these wonderful compliments…!
Weel, kudos to you on such a great recording. 🙂
If you don’t take the time to enjoy life you will miss it 🙂
Absolutely true, Glenno… Thank You for your wonderful insight, my friend.. It’s not often a truth is said as succinctly as you have put it…!
I don’t think its that good, I missed the comma after life.. Which raises another question, is there comma after death? 😀
Now you are getting into another realm… haha… 🙂
(My attempt at a joke…) 🙂
Theological punctuation… Nah, it will never catch on
On looking back at my life, every time I’ve ignored the signpost, I’ve gone down a dark and windy road…
Then again, I think it’s human nature – if we did not sometimes go down the dark and twisty roads, we would never learn to look out for the signposts, and we would not know what we do now…
Indeed, a catch 22 in a sense…!
I know it has been those dark and windy roads (as you say) that have brought the awareness of the darker aspects of life to my attention; to be sure. They have been wonderful teachers in that sense. Now though, the Wolf’s advice to me is to be watchful of those dark and winding roads; I no longer need or want to travel down and through them. With an older and wiser head on my shoulders (so to speak) I can side-step and make choices based on that greater wisdom of experience…!
Since this morning (after writing this post) I have been able to see a few ‘signposts’ in my life and have made choices that will circumnavigate a number of possible dark and winding roads (albeit only slightly dark and slightly winding). However, this posting has benefited me; it has caused me to pause and consider a number of attitudes and the possible consequences.
A wonderful aspect of my posts is that I learn and enjoy and ‘take to heart’ the meanings and learnings inherent within them… I am a lucky girl… 😉
I so try to listen like the wolf. But sometimes I just can’t hear. Like the wolf I can be strong willed. Great observation Ms. Carolyn. As always.
I know what you say, Kim…. Sometimes we are too ‘strong’ for our own good… 😉
ohhh mum enjoyed this post as she loves wolves xxx
They are indeed wonderful creatures. However, moggies are gorgeous too…! 🙂
Oh Carolyn, I love this post. We studied wolves quite a bit when we were in Yellowstone for two years and they are fascinating creatures. How true that we all need to slow our minds down and see the signs presented to us. I failed to do this for so many years. Meditation and yoga has helped to calm this Type A personality tremendously. The animal kingdom instinctively knows this, don’t they?
They (the animal kingdom) are certainly more ‘measured’ in most instances…!
LuAnn, that must have been a great experience you had. I’m sure it would have gone a long way in helping you to appreciate the need we humans have to ‘slow down’. Many in the animal kingdom instinctively do this, as you wrote. We are indeed very fortunate to have discovered what works for us; to be sure…. I’m so pleased that we both found avenues to a better life (which does allow more opportunity to see those signposts…..!) Well done to us… 😉
Hear, hear! 🙂
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Congratulations for your well deserved stars, and Thank You for your generosity; a very touching post; to be sure……
these questions dont torment me, ever…. guess i am a drifter 🙂
Perhaps you are more ‘measured’ than most, Sharmishtha…. 😉
i doubt that! 🙂
i am just a drifter 🙂
What do you mean by ‘drifter’….?
Great post to have at Christmas time! Thank you for share it for us , have nice day.
Thank You, Stefan…. Many blessings to you…! 🙂
Ralph means in old Norse ……. wolf council …….. or in Celtic …………chief wolf …. explains a lot !! 😉
Indeed it does, my wonderful friend….! 🙂
I am sitting here with a very serious face; honest, truly I am… 😉 😉
Then maybe a little curtsey from you as I leave 😉
You’ve got it, my friend….. 😉
Now go to bed; you need your beauty sleep….! 🙂
That I surely do. Oh. And thanks for that little curtsey. It’s nice that you respect me 😉 😉 Goodnight sweet Carolyn xx
Goodnight, Ralph… xoxoxo 🙂
Thank you Carolyn! I’m not much one for slowing down, yet I know it is an important thing to do. I do see the signposts go by, but heeding them is another thing altogether. Since I first read this post I have made more of an effort.
Good for you, Resa… so have I…! xoxoxo 🙂
If I ever had the option, I would absolutely team up with a pack of wolves.
Sounds like a good plan…!
They sure do look after their own… 🙂
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Congratulations on your 6 Stars Ivon; they are well deserved…!
Thank You again for the nomination; I am very honoured and delighted..!
My dear friend my today post is dedicated to you!
What a delightful surprise, Stefan…
Thank You, my dear friend. xoxoxo 🙂
good message to read this morning.. I am going to stop a moment and really listen to your words
Good for you… sometimes the right words can be very powerful…!
This one was brilliant! Needs to be Freshly Pressed!
You are way too kind, my dear Hook…..!
Thank You…. 🙂
I was just speaking to Mr. Wolf. He showed me a signpost that said: “Go to ABC of Spirit Talk for wise counsel and advice.” So true. I’m glad I took his advice… : )
Many thanks, my dear Carolyn, for sharing your wisdom and beautiful spirit.
Thank You, Mark… You make me smile..! 🙂
(That’s a gift of yours you give so freely….!)
Well fellow blogger (I like saying that Carolyn) have a great Christmas and a fabulous New Year – Scott
Indeed, fellow blogger (yep, it has a nice ring to it) to you a wonderful Christmas filled with whatever brings you joy.
I’ll second that ‘Fabulous New Year, Scott.
Here’s to it…! Cheers…… 🙂
Hi Carolyn, I love the inflections in your voice as you read aloud. The images really come alive for me and makes it all the more special. Thanks for sharing and putting so much heart into every post. Cheers for the holidays!
Thank You; that’s really good of you to say…!
Christmas time sees so many of us ‘putting our best foot forward’, so to speak…
Your name ’1EarthUnited’ has an even greater meaning for many at this time of the year.
Here’s to many more keeping more of that energy for themselves during 2013…
May we each experience the Wolf more and more in our daily lives….! 🙂
I know I will be trying my best… 😉