As always, I love to bring you, my readers and friends, writings from guest authors. The following article is from a friend, fellow Spiritual Warrior and Seeker of the Way. So, sit back, relax and enjoy the article below as Kenneth Spirit Wolf recounts one of his spiritual experiences.
Greetings my friends. Been a while since I have written to you. Our dreams and visions can influence our daily lives without even realising it. I wanted to share a dream I had that spanned at least three nights and what happened thereafter. Read the story below and see for yourselves how powerful our dreams and visions can affect our daily walk in life. It’s kind of long, but enjoy reading…
January 1, 2013
I had a vision, a dream that was tugging at my heart. The spirits were strong and I felt this calling to answer them. As I laid down for the night, I could not sleep, I kept getting awakened by this calling. I stepped outside under the stars and looked up to the sky to see what I needed to do.
As I stood outside I was told by the spirits to go on a vision quest to connect back to Mother Earth and the animal world. I understood what I needed to do and went back inside and went back to sleep as I would need the rest because I would go out come morning light.
I awoke in the morning, packed a few things in my medicine bag. The morning sun felt warm on my face in the cool crisp morning air and I paused to pray to the Creator for the glorious morning given to me.
As I struck out into the wilderness, I did not know where it would lead me, but I knew the spirits would guide me to the right place. I came to a clearing in the forest with soft grass beneath my feet and a clear view of the sky. This felt like the right place to stop. What felt strange was the fact it was unusually quiet and I did not see any wildlife around and did not hear the presence of anything around me.
I set up a circle in the grass with some stones I found to resemble a medicine wheel with four large rocks to point to the four directions. I used some smaller rocks to fill in the circle around the perimeter. When I was done I sat in the middle of the circle facing south to feel the warmth of the sun. I pulled out a feather and prayed to the Creator in thanks for finding this place. I cleared my mind and then I went into meditation.
As I sat there I began to see many forms of animals walking, crawling, and flying around me, my eyes were closed, as I was visualising this. Then they left and I was alone again. After a few hours which might have felt like days, I saw some wolves come out of the forest into the clearing. It was a whole pack of wolves with some little wolf pups following them. What was unusual about this pack was that they were not all the same. They were all different colors and types. The alpha wolf was all black with glowing golden eyes. His mate was all white with these beautiful blue eyes as clear as the sky, she was the one with the little wolf pups. The pups were mixed colors too, gray and white with one all black one that looked just like the alpha male. They came up to the circle and sat around me in a semi-circle just outside the perimeter of my circle to check me out. The alpha wolf came forward and sat in front of me. We gazed at each other’s eyes and I felt a connection just like I could see his inner soul and he could see mine. We communicated with each other and I realized what had happened. I had become a part of the pack. The black and white alphas entered the circle and sat beside me on each side of me. We became one family and pack and I was pleased. The other wolves continued to sit just outside the circle and just then I felt this cold and wet feeling on the back of my neck. And then I opened my eyes…
To my amazement, when I opened my eyes, I saw the same wolves that I saw in my meditation sitting before me with the two alphas sitting beside me! I felt this intense rush race through my body, I could not believe what I saw! Do I have the power to summon the animal spirits as well as the animals themselves? I tried to comprehend it but it was there right before me. I felt the alpha male nudge his snout under my arm to raise it so he could get closer to me and gave me a big wet kiss in the face and the alpha female did the same. The other wolves came into the circle too to join in and we all embraced and hugged each other. I felt the love of the pack and their acceptance of me and now I was a part of them, not just in spirit, but in real life as well. I then heard the sounds of other wildlife around me which I didn’t hear before and felt a real connection to my surroundings. The mother wolf brought her pups over for me to see and I was delighted, they were beautiful!
Night was beginning to fall and I felt a need to build a fire, but then noticed a huge bright full moon rising in the distance. There was plenty of light to see. We stayed together and enjoyed each others company. As the moon finally breached the treeline you could see how bright and full the moon was. The wolves gathered around looking at the moon and began to howl and sing. It was so loud it drowned out the other sounds around us. The sound was magical and I could feel the energy. I joined in and felt so connected to nature. I was so proud and grateful to be a part of it.
It began to get late and I felt tired. As I began to lay down the alpha male laid down by my head and offered for me to use him as a pillow. He felt warm and soft as I nestled my head on his side. The mother wolf curled up beside me as well to offer warmth from the night chill. The other wolves gathered around and all settled down for the night.
Sometime during the night all the wolves in the pack left and slipped into the darkness of the forest. But before they left, the mother wolf brought the black wolf pup over to me and placed it between my stomach and arms since I was laying on my side. Then they all disappeared into the night.
As I awoke in the morning light and mist, I noticed the wolves had left but left the black wolf pup with me. I picked it up and held it close to me. He felt cold and a little frightened, but I comforted him and he felt better. I prayed and thanked the Creator for the wonderful vision and experience and the gift left for me. I packed up my things and headed back to camp with the wolf pup in my arms.
I finally reached camp after almost a full day getting back. I didn’t realize I went so far out. It was already starting to get dark and we both felt hungry and tired. I was greeted by the elders and was given some food and drink for me and the wolf pup. The elders were surprised and amazed when I brought the wolf pup with me. As we gathered by the campfire they were waiting for me to tell the story of my quest.
I told my story about the visions I had and when I came out of it the appearance of the wolves and my bonding with the pack, how they left the wolf pup with me. They were all delighted with my experience and then one of them spoke up. He said, “Lonewolf, you are no longer a lone wolf but have become wise to the ways of the wolf and we are proud to have you as part of the wolf clan. You have become a free spirit and now understand what path the Creator has laid out before you. It is now up to you to follow this path and to teach the others what you have learned. This is the way of the wolf, be wise and follow your heart”. The elders told me the name of my wolf pup shall be “Lakota” and he will be my companion to follow me on my journeys down the path of life.
End of story.
I shared my dream with an elder and he told me that my dream reflected my true spirit, how I see the world around me and how it influences my writing as well. Then he asked me, “You guess your name isn’t “Lonewolf” after all?” I replied, “I guess not”. After that was said and done the elder told me my new name shall be “Kenneth Spirit Wolf“. He said the name was more fitting of my heart and spirit and I agreed that he was right about it.
So I am honoured to bear the name “Kenneth Spirit Wolf“. It is a high honour to be named by an elder and I will honour and respect tradition. I will live up to the expectations of my new name. So from this day forward, you will see me here as “Kenneth Spirit Wolf” and not as “Ken Lonewolf”.
I wanted to share this with you because sometimes your dreams and visions can affect your daily walk in life, you never know where it will lead you.
Blessings my friends and may you seek your true path in life.
Kenneth Spirit Wolf 2013