~ Gift of Communion ~
“I live to hold communion with all that is Divine, to feel there is a union ‘twixt Nature’s heart and mine.” ~ George Linnaeus Banks, Poet and Playwright (1821-1881)
Through the valley of the mountain, and deep within its hidden hollow caves, the hypnotic echo of a lone Wolf Song can be heard in the distant land. Wolves howl to locate eachother, to assemble the pack, to sound alert, and to communicate across great distances, which can be heard for up to a 50 square-mile radius.
As highly intelligent and social animals, wolves are naturally eloquent and easily adapt to a group environment. When howling together, they harmonize with eachother rather than sounding the same note, creating the illusion of a greater number of wolves. Their song includes up to 12 complementary synchronized vocal related overtones, and depending on the circumstance, can remain constant or vary smoothly, fluctuating in chorus four or five times.
As a result, their crooning creates an eloquent melodious chant that humans are inexplicably drawn to. Throughout time, we have intuitively raised our heads and opened our ears upon hearing their entrancing song. It is a pure sound, the very essence of the instinctual nature that is a great part of us all.
Although much misunderstood and maligned by some societies, many cultures regard Wolf as an honorable teacher, and a powerful symbol of freedom of Spirit – the true, intrinsic energy of the Soul. Thus, Wolf Song becomes a universal mantra in the form of collective prayer – a divine union with all life.
~ WOLF POWER MESSAGE ~
I am Spirit of Wolf,
And I call you to reach out in communion with life.
I am the call of your Soul
Yearning for Sacred Union,
For our songs are united as One.
They speak of the brotherhood and sisterhood of all beings.
Your Voice is the Song of Creation
Singing through the aethers of the universe.
Your Voice…it is the call…the Call of the Wild
In harmony with life.
It sings together with the One Song of Spirit.
Let it be heard on high in Holy Communion!
~ WOLF ELEMENTS AND SYMBOLOGY ~
Through the physical and spiritual realms of the Five Kingdoms in Nature:
Celestial, Elemental, Fauna, Flora, and Mineral
Sirius – a binary star system, and one of Earth’s nearest neighbors. Known as the celestial “Dog” or “Wolf Star”, Sirius appears as the brightest star in the night sky because of its natural luminosity and close proximity to Earth, reflecting its radiant distinction in Canis Major, the “Great Dog” constellation. As a result of this, many societies have attached a special significance to Sirius, and even a modern legacy of popular culture, art, and commercialism has been created around the impact of its name and significance. In Native American myth, Wolf Star is regarded as a reflection of Wolf’s travels through the heavens down the path of the Milky Way known as Wolf Road, or the Path of Souls, where she is the guardian symbolically lighting our way through life. Thus, Wolf’s celestial crossing through the sky represents the journey of her powerful protective presence, and important relationship with the universe. She is the Pathfinder, unifying the energies of Heaven and Earth through the voice of her song. Resonating with this myth, we intimately traverse our own sacred passage through the cosmos as we give voice to our existence through communion – our own personal prayer – with creation. We each possess the power to safeguard the positive collective energy by sharing ourselves through our unique cosmic connection – our soul’s voice. As Marcus Aurelius, the Roman philosopher known as the last of the five good Emperors, perceived, “Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” And so, we too can choose to follow the path of Wolf Star through the sky, running with the sparkle of our own natural light in harmony with the heavens!
Aether – the spiritual “air” within, and surrounding all life. In late 19th century physics terms, luminiferous aether was considered to be the scientific medium through which light traveled, and in classical philosophy and physics alchemical theory it was supposed that aether was the hidden “fifth element” in the vital substance of life essence. Sir arthur Eddington, a prominent early 20th century British astrophysicist stated, “There is no space without aether, and no aether which does not occupy space.” This is where Wolf Song, in its embracing personification, dwells throughout eternity, sharing its unique quintessence through time and space. Aether embraces a universal communion with wild Wolf, and as a conductor of dynamic life force, expands through the cosmos in unison with all voices – the One Voice. As we join with the guiding Wolf totem, allowing our native inner and outer voice to flow and be heard, alighting our Song of Self in harmony with the natural wild world, we commune on a collective level with the heart of creation – with all beings. This is true union with Spirit, from whence we came, and where our soul inherently dwells. It is a relationship of the self with the Divine, through the streaming universal current of luminous aether permeating all life.
Voice – life’s energetic resonance, physical and spiritual, expressing a profound statement of self. Individual voice can manifest in an infinite number of ways besides vocally. When consciously articulated as a creative revelation and demonstration of ourselves, and as a form of prayer in dedication to life and connection with other beings, voice is expressed as a life-affirming act in work and play. Voice is an intimate link to the self and others, and our unique song to the Divine. The great Mahatma Gandhi insightfully declared, “Properly understood and applied, prayer is the most potent instrument of action.” And so, it can be perceived that as we raise our voice in devotion to life, it is a celestial song in the sharing of ourselves through our very actions. Listening to the united echo of the wolf pack, or the mesmerizing howl of the lone distant Wolf baying at the moon, we can be guided to hear our own inner voice in communion with the Spirit of Life, which in silence, is as clear and vibrant as the spellbinding mantra of Wolf Song. Although mankind considers itself civilized, we are yet an intricate part of nature, and possess our own wild spirit deep within our soul. We can hear our own Call of the Wild within, and invite it, like a dear old friend, to spring forth in unity with the cosmos ~ AAAOOOOOUUUUHHHH! Let your voice flow!
Canis Lupus – the mammal wolf, a sub-species within the genus Canis, which includes wolves and their cousins: dogs, dingos, jackals, and coyotes. Wolf lives by rules that are socially acceptable within the pack – being friendly with others, and seldom becoming aggressive. Although he has been vilified as having violent tendencies because of his fierce independence and prowess, he is quite gentle and compassionate, and within his own nurturing environment is deeply affectionate, generous, and intensely loyal with a noble passion. As a social animal, Wolf travels in nuclear families, possessing a strong sense of family loyalty, but at the same time upholds his individualism as a free spirit. While he independently explores, it is believed he comes back to his pack to teach what he has discovered. Thus, Wolf can lead us to harmonize with the Universal Consciousness through his embracing Gift of Communion. Rudyard Kipling, renowned author of the children’s enduring tale, The Jungle Book, observed, “For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.” This beautifully expresses the vital relationship and intertwining connection between the whole and each part, whereby the infinite expressions of One Voice are the natural links in unity with life. As an excellent communicator, Wolf is highly regarded by many cultures to be an inspiring teacher, helping us to discover an inner path through deeper levels of the self through the intuition of our own wild spirit. Thus, Wolf stands as a powerful symbol of strength and stamina, guiding us to know who we are, and develop confidence in what we do. With Wolf’s direction, we can find our own unique voice within – our divine link open to Spirit. The mesmerizing Wolf Song, flowing eternally through the aether, is the quintessence of universal prayer, a collective call to the wild – Wolf’s very nature in Holy Communion with creation. Her blessed song arises from the depths of her soul in unity with life. She does not learn her prayer – it comes from spiritual instinct – the intuitive and sacred voice of Nature. The cadence of her song bonds with the natural rhythms of nature, and as we learn to connect with Wolf Song, echoing through the aethers of the eternal cosmos, we can hear her voice speak in harmony and adoration of One – the intuitive language of Spirit. Herein sounds The Call of the Wild, where life yearns to communicate and make an impression in the world, so there can be an establishment of Oneness.
Wolfbane (Aconitum) – an herbal perennial native to the mountainous meadows and woods of the Northern Hemisphere. Wolfbane grows up to 5-feet tall on erect stems lined with clusters of 5” hooded blue, purple, pink, yellow, or white star-shaped flowers. Although toxic, it is beneficially used in minute doses for a wide variety of traditional Asian and Ayurveda medicinal treatments. The herb’s ancient cultural history encompasses a rich concoction of powerful magick that was used for protection, awareness, invisibility, and flying, and was planted over graves during funeral rites to shelter and safeguard the dead. Wolfbane certainly possesses a fascinating fusion of healing and mysterious practices! Derived from a Greek word, Wolfbane means “without struggle”. This is the soul of our true Wolf Song, free-flowing through life, eternally expressing its vital essence. We can integrate the symbolic energy of this magickal herb as a path to declare, and take pleasure in, our own unique and vibrant connection to the universal Song of Life in communion with the energetic pulse of creation. As Sai Baba, Indian guru, philanthropist and educator, divined, “Life is a song – sing it. Life is a game – play it. Life is a challenge – meet it. Life is a dream – realize it. Life is love – enjoy it”. How sublimely this reflects Wolfbane’s colorful character, and the quintessence of our own unique Wolf Song in harmony with life!
Cavansite – a rare mineral forming sparkling rays of blue crystals. Found only in small areas of India since 1988, Cavansite is one of the modern wonders of gemology, being cast up by Gaia at a time when the world is at its most polluted. This crystal is used as a curative stone for spiritual healers who practice prayer as a powerful source of healing through their heart or hands. Cavansite is also known to enhance sacred chants from all traditions, and like our own Wolf Song, embraces the celestial Song of the Spheres, uniting the throat and third-eye chakras for insight, communication, and greater understanding. Its element is the wind, which carries the voice of our song through the energetic aethers in rapport with life, and as a stone of revelation and prophesy, Cavansite is beneficial for assisting the voice to channel Divine information – to help open a clear path to truth, thus stimulating spiritual breakthroughs enhancing the union of heart and mind. And so, the vitality of this crystal possesses powers of deep communication through many spiritual practices of healing and illumination, and when united with Wolf as the Pathfinder, who is considered to be the tribe’s greatest teacher of new ideas and wisdom, we are able to balance and harmonize our gifts of self through our voice in unity with One. This is our gift to the world. As poet and playwright, T.S. Eliot intuitively noted, “The intense happiness of our union is derived in a high degree from the perfect freedom with which we each follow and declare our own impressions.” This is the path of Wolf, as she guides us to sing our own unique song in the realm of One.
~ CELEBRATION THROUGH SACRED CEREMONY ~
Moving through the energy of our own spiritual Wolf Song, we can be blessed with the precious Gift of Communion in harmony with all life. Here, within the realm of Divine union, our True Self dwells.
A personal ceremony can be performed to enhance the manifestation and integration with Wolf’s all-embracing gift. This can be a private celebration between yourself and Wolf Spirit, or you can invite others to join. It can be as ritualized as you desire, or naturally free-flowing, and include anything you want to say or any object(s) that intuitively feels in unison with the act of Wolf’s blessing and thanksgiving.
A powerful place to hold the celebration would be outside in a naturally wild area, but location is not of prime importance. If you do not have access to this environment, any outside contact facing Wolf’s auric presence would be helpful. If the ceremony is held indoors, being in room with a window is encouraged to enhance the presence of natural elements, but if this is not possible, symbolically facing a wild area would be beneficial. Even if this locality is hidden or at a great distance, emanations from Wolf Song’s spiritual source are not obscured, as they flow freely throughout the Universe.
As a sample list, any of the following ideas below could be included in your celebration, and verbalized during a Blessings of Intention for Communion affirmation ceremony (see below). Also, any of these offerings may be created and integrated into your ritual either physically and/or symbolically in Spirit.
- Begin with a personal intention for Communion to enhance any general or specific aspect of your life.
- A silver, white, or blue candle to embody the radiance and guiding illumination from the Wolf Star, Sirius, sparkling brightly in the heavenly sky.
- Feel and visualize the all-encompassing spiritual Aether through which your song travels, flowing through and merging with all creation.
- The rich timbre of your Voice in “OM” as a prayer to invoke resonance with One, communing in Universal Song.
- Honoring Wolf, Canis Lupus, symbolizing the Pathfinder within who guides you to the natural Song of your Soul.
- The mercurial herb Wolfbane, whose healing and mystical powers can lead you to discover the free-flowing freedom of your own Wolf Song.
- Cavansite, or any other gemstone that resonates Wolf’s enlightening power of insight and communication to you. Emerald, Rose Quartz, Pink Tourmaline, and Morganite also enhance the sacred union of heart and mind.
- Intentional blessings for the Gift of Communion. A simple statement in the form of a heart-felt declaration can attract and summon the heights of magick and power through the fundamental, positive act of intention. By the sincere act of a clear and pure desire, a personalized blessing can call upon the unifying Divine forces within life – the source of the Infinite Self. You can use any of the following Blessings of Intention affirmations as a guideline to be included into your own personal declaration towards inner harmony and integration of the energies of Heaven and Earth. Written as non-denominational statements, these intentional blessings can be practiced by any single person, or unstructured or organized group through their own personal form of prayer, charm, chant, invocation, or medicine, etc.
- A devotional declaration of praise, honor, and thanksgiving, as suggested in Dream Song to Wolf Song (see below). This act of appreciation is enhanced with the powerful personal statement “I Am”, and especially when said aloud, can invoke the creative energies of manifestation radiating throughout the Universe, calling upon Wolf’s Great Spirit to be infused into your life. All or part of the Dream Song passages can be included in this holy prayer of purpose and gratitude, and they summon and embrace a wide range of natural spiritual influences, mythology, and life-force energies from Native American, Deity, Celtic, Shaman, Indigenous, Pagan, and Wiccan cultures.
~ BLESSINGS OF INTENTION FOR COMMUNION ~
- With this illuminating candle, blessed by Wolf Spirit, I light the wild fire of Sirius Wolf Star, guiding me through the path to Divine Communion enlightening my heart and soul.
- With the embracing spiritual aether within and around me, blessed by Wolf Spirit, I breathe in the Universal Consciousness of Communion flowing into the current of my heart and soul.
- With my holy voice, blessed by Wolf Spirit, I sing the celestial Song of the Spheres in Communion with life chanting through my heart and soul.
- With the honorable teacher Wolf, Canis Lupus, blessed by Wolf Spirit, I follow the path of her hypnotic mantra in Communion with the Call of the Wild resonating with the beat of my heart and soul.
- With the magickal herb, Wolfbane, blessed by Wolf Spirit, I plant its mystical powers of Communion into the essence of my song blossoming within my heart and soul.
- With this healing gemstone, blessed by Wolf Spirit, I unite the third-eye and throat chakras, channeling the Communion of spiritual insight into the core of my heart and soul.
~ DREAM SONG TO WOLF SONG ~
O Wolf Spirit, I hear you!
As your song enters my Soul, I hear you!
I am touched and intertwined with your song –
The Voice of Spirit flowing freely through the universe.
And as I merge and flow with it in communion,
I hear The Call of the Wild in all beings, and in all things,
Flowing to, and through, Life.
And I am One with its Voice.
It streams through the aethers of time and space,
Into my heart… forever calling…forever free… forever me.
Thank You, O Wolf Song, for your Gift of Communion
The Illustrated Director of Healing Crystals, by Cassandra Eason
From Heaven Sweet Nature Springs