A Totem, according to Ted Andrews in “Animal Speak” is any natural object, being or animal whose phenomena and energy we feel closely associated with. Animal totems are also called spirit guides, spirit animals, power animals and totem helpers. It is said that the totem chooses the person rather than the person choosing the totem. Pay attention to what crosses your path in waking hours and during dreams. Also note what animals, insects or reptiles you are fascinated with: both those you like and those you fear. The wolf is an animal that is both fascinating and fearful to many people.
There are totems that remain with you throughout your life, and those that come to assist you with specific life lessons and transitions. Remain aware of the nature around you and consider the meaning of totems that may be making their presence known to you. When wolf appears to you as a totem in your life he is bringing specific energy to assist you.
The wolf teaches how to establish order and harmony within your life. Wolves live in packs and by carefully defined rules. Every member of the pack knows it relationship to every other member. Wolves often mate for life and share in the care and affection toward the pups.
The wolf emphasizes the importance of listening to your inner thoughts and intuition. Fur and hair have long been symbols of psychic abilities. The wolf has both an inner and outer coat, giving it the ability to reflect the archetypal forces associated with psychic ability.
The wolf can help you discern your inner voice. Wolves have powerfully keen senses, especially the sense of smell. The sense of smell has been associated with spiritual idealism. Trusting your own insights will guard you from inappropriate action and lead you on your own path with determination.
The wolf will guide you in bringing new energy and strength into your life. When wolf shows up it is time to find a new path, take a new journey, take control of your life.
Sources: “Animal-Speak” by Ted Andrews