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2 years 5 months ago #1 by DansDreams

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    I never look into this stuff but I just had a very strong and vivid dream that had me completely shook when I awoke. I’ve not felt that in a long time from a dream so I thought I’d get in touch. I don’t remember many details or any kind of narrative really. But the part that I remember so clearly. Me and my Father were sat in a room that had French windows that looked out into the garden. It was night time, we had the lights off in the room but we were talking. Then past the window a flash of white went past, which scared me, I felt so scared that something Unkown was in our garden and went past the window, I shouted to my dad if he saw it and he said no, I genuinely remember the feeling of pure fear in the dream, then it went past the French windows again the other way but slower so I could see that it was a large white wolf, not peering in to look at us but just slowly wondering past. I remember shouting again to my dad if he saw it and he said no. I look at him and he was staring blankly into the darkness. I felt pure fear. I can’t explain it, I have no fear in real life of Wolves or dogs or anything, but it was more the fear of … you know if you saw a person outside your window at night? That was the kind of fear it was.  I’d really like to know what this means, I have never looked into my dreams before and I’ve never thought about them much but this really hit me hard. It felt more like a nightmare. Thank you. 

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  • Replied by Lugus on topic Please help. White Wolf outside window.
    Although nightmarish dreams are unsettling and can even be frightening, they often have a positive meaning.  So it is with this dream. Many dreams have a mythological theme or have images from mythology.  Therefore, it is possible that this white wolf is a creature from the mythology of Europe or some other culture
    – more about this below. 

    OK, let’s cut to the chase.  I believe that the white wolf is your power animal [or animal guide or spirit animal or whatever else you want to call him(?)].  Additionally, the power animal is often the same sex as the dreamer.  And“You can have one or several spirit animals throughout your lifetime. They can come in and out of our lives to give us guidance, teach us about ourselves,
    and help us maintain balance. The timing and direction we are headed on our path, a specific occasion that may arise, phases of life, or tasks that need to be completed along our journey will dictate what animal steps forward to help.”  

    BTW, we do not choose our animal spirit.  “A spirit animal is characterized as a teacher or messenger that comes in the form of an animal and has a personal
    relationship to an individual. Other names might be animal guides, spirit helpers, spirit allies, power animals, or animal helpers. It is believed that you do not choose the animal, rather it chooses, or has already chosen
    you. The animal is there to provide “medicine” to the recipient in the form of guidance, lessons, protection, power, or wisdom. Shamans worldwide have
    relied on the guidance, wisdom, and symbolism of spirit animals for thousands of years.”   Note that this quote has a reference to shamanism.  The call to shamanize and shamanism are both fascinating subjects and are worth researching.  But they are beyond the scope of this interpretation.         

    How do you know if he is your power animal?  From what I have read, as well as from my own experiences, I believe that there are certain signs.  These include, but are not limited to, the following:
    ·       As mentioned above, a person does not choose his or her power animal.  Thus, its spontaneous appearance in our dreams would be a sign.
    ·       When it appears in a dream, it means that the dreamer has reached a certain level of psychological and spiritual development.
    ·       The dreamer has often had a past life experience with the animal.  For example, it may be that the dreamer was an enthusiastic hunter and killer of wolves in a previous life.
    ·       With this in mind, the dreamer may have had a frightening or somewhat scary experience with the animal in his current life. 
    ·       In a dream, the power animal will commonly be seen at a distance and will be standoffish. It is often difficult to get a close physical relationship with the animal.
    ·       Another sign is that images of the power animal start appearing in a person’s waking life.  For examples, the animal might appear in a TV show or perhaps the newspaper or a billboard.  It may even be that you have heard that a wolf (or a wolf-like creature) has been spotted in your neighborhood.
    ·       And finally, he appears in another dream.  However, he may not appear spontaneously.  He is most likely to appear in a dream when the dreamer requests that it shows itself.  So how do you do this?  One approach that has worked is to make a request that he appear in another dream.  This is probably best done at night immediately before going to sleep.  You would get into a relaxed state and then tell yourself (but not out loud) several times that you will remember your dreams and request that he show himself if he is your power animal.  Note that it may take several nights for him to appear.       

    But, what about the rest of the dream?·       
    Much of this dream consists of images from the unconscious.·       

    As the dream opens, it is night.  You and your father are in a room. 
    o   Night symbolizes the unconscious as opposed to daytime which would represent the consciousness.
    o   Your father may actually represent your real father. Or he might represent Odin (Wotan). This would be especially true if the dreamer has British, Germanic, or Scandinavian ancestry.  BTW – the above reference to shamanism supports the belief that your father symbolizes Odin.  In Norse mythology, Odin is the patron god of shamanism. 
    o   The room symbolizes the dreamer in some way. It probably represents the dreamer’s psyche; however, it could instead symbolize his physical body.
    ·       The garden is also another positive image.  Healthy plants are almost always a sign of the development of the dreamer.  Also,the types of plants in the garden may be significant. 
    ·       And now for the white wolf – if we accept the premise that this dream has symbolism from Norse mythology, then it follows that the wolf would be an animal from Norse mythology.  There are other wolves in Norse mythology,but Fenrir, and Geri and Freki are the best known.
    o   “Fenrir,also called Fenrisúlfr, monstrous wolf of Norse mythology. He was the son of the demoniac god Loki and a giantess, Angerboda.”
    o   “In Norse mythology, Geri and Freki (Old Norse, both meaning "the ravenous" or "greedy one") are two wolves which are said to accompany the god Odin.”     
    o   Any wolf of Norse mythology would make a formidable and powerful ally.The white color of the wolf reflects his purity and goodness. 

    And finally, as you see I have not included any links to info on power animals – especially the wolf as a power animal.  Such links are numerous and easy to find.  

    Hope this helps,

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