Who is Black Wolf?
* Years ago I dreamed I was a lone black wolf, trotting along through a snowy forest, looking out of wolf eyes and sniffing the clear crisp air. Snowflakes powdered my thick ebony coat. I felt my paws sink deep into the lush whiteness. I was a young female wolf in perfect health. I felt happy, safe, and comfortable.
Gradually the forest thinned, and I approached an ice covered stream. I want to reach the other side, but why, how? I glance out at the ice. I feel uncertain, anxious. Will I cross? I don't want to risk an ice water bath. It looks bleak on the other side. There are a few scattered trees and no wolf pack to rejoin. Can I reconnect with a pack? Do I want to?
I lean forward to test the ice with my paw. I collect the faith to forge ahead toward the uncertain distant shore.
Fast forwarding to a phone conversation with **Bill Homann. He felt the wolf dream meant I am gathering courage to cross the uncertainty of ice and achieve the goal of piecing together the first draft of my then unwritten book, Silver Butterfly Create A Vision. "Keep moving forward, no matter what, to achieve your vision!"
Life stretches out before us like blank pages and canvases, unwritten and unspoken words and paint begging for color and composition. On the evolving journey, I am learning more than I ever wanted to know about myself. Family, friends and adventures with animals are opening doors and windows to my soul that I had denied or locked away. "Physician Heal Thyself," (Luke 4:23) my Dad repeated to me over and over. Physician See Thyself: Look in the mirror, see your soul's reflection.
"Have a Vision, never let the dream of your vision fade," Jou, Tsung Hwa, Tai Chi Master
Rob adds, "In Decision Leave No Doubt"
Related Posts: Winter Wolf (Nov 2010), Escape Artists, and Silent Runner (Feb 2011) Universe Shadows of Cranes (Dr. Paul Lam, Achieve Your Goal, Mar 2011), and Catching Up, (April 2011).
Pieces of Rainbows, Crystal Tiger Out of the Blue, (Dec 2010) and Painting the Earth (May 2011), Crystal Skull Stories printed with permission, Bill Homann)
Resources: The Rise of Black Wolf, (2010) shown on National Geographic Wild Channel http://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals A rebel wolf breaks from his pack and lives to be one of the oldest wolves in Yellowstone.
www.nextnature.net/2011/11 Nature Magazine, coat color in black wolves, did ancient dogs contribute black coat gene?
Living With Wolves, book by Jim and Jamie Dutcher and companion DVD. Take a peak inside the Sawtooth Pack. Meet Chemuck (Nez Perce for "Black Lassie") as she rises from a shy skittish young wolf to assert herself and become the Alpha Female, Kamots' mate.
** Bill Homann, current keeper of the Mitchell-Hedges crystal skull.
http://www.taichifarm.org/ Jou, Tsung Hwa, The Tao of Meditation and other books.
http://www.taichiforhealthinstitute.org/ Paul Lam, M.D. Tai Chi for Health Programs world-wide.
http://imaginehealing.info/ Joel P. Bowman and Debra Basham, CHTP, NLP, HTt, RMT
http://dbasham.blogspot.com/ Debra's New Blog: Yellow Brick Road, Your Path to Heart and Health
*firstname.lastname@example.org this story based on excerpts from Silver Butterfly, Create A Vision. Request this free PDF E-book. Purchase paintings and prints.
Paintings by Dahlis Roy: Forging Ahead, blue and black watercolor sketch. Where did the pink color come from? Note beam of light coming from left paw.
Courage, oil painting: Look above her head and "see" a large eye. The pupil of the eye forms the nose of a white wolf spirit protecting the young one. In the upper left corner area, there is a tiny green lizard climbing up the birch tree.
Black and White Winters, oil painting: Black wolf watches between the two birch trees.