Once in a while, the wolves will come into town. A few days ago, they were heard howling near the hospital. For a couple of months a huge, bold male has been seen trotting through town in the early morning. He looks into the windows of residents and stares at the domestic animals inside.
He is hungry and fearless.
Whenever a wild animal comes into town, here is what you can do:
Take three deep breaths. This clears your mind and gets you ready for “transmission”.
Picture the wolf clearly in your mind.
Picture him walking through the town, doing all the things he has been doing.
Then picture the humans, watching him, and feeling scared. Then say in your mind when you come into town and people see you, they get scared.
Wild animals of course don’t know verbal language, but it’s the *energy* that will transmit and be received. As long as you are very clear and picture clearly in your mind what you want to communicate, they will understand.
Next, see in your mind, what scared humans will do in response to a wolf in town. In our case, they will get a pack of beagles and guns. They will hunt the wolf down and shoot the wolf. Or they could come suddenly out of a house and shoot the wolf. Picture this from the human perspective, feeling the fear and anger. Then picture it from the wolf’s perspective – the surprise, fear and excruciating pain of being shot.
Picture all the blood, the fiery pain, the inability to walk, the terrible fear and helplessness as the wolf watches the human walk towards him with a gun to finish him off.
Then say, When humans are frightened, they will shoot you. You must run away. Picture him running away from people. Picture him walking on the outskirts of town. Picture him travelling only at night. Picture him being secretive. Then from the wolf’s perspective, feel in his body how caution of humans feels. Feel the precautionary fear that keeps him safe from harm. Smell the humans food and pets, and associate it with fear and danger. Picture him turning away from town and leaving. Then take three deep breaths and clear your mind. End transmission.
Send this message again and again over many days.
I have been doing this with the local wolves who have gotten bold enough to howl through town. There is the one large male, in particular, who just seems to be ignoring me… and sometimes that happens. That’s the thing with animal communication – just because they understand, that doesn’t mean they’ll do what you want. They are wild creatures of free will.
I asked the wolf why he continued to come into town. Does he have a message for us?
Where are the ducks? He asked. In recent years, we had a flock of white-fronted geese that wintered over in the downtown park. This year they didn’t stay.
“I don’t know,” I replied. Then I showed him the downtown construction. Maybe the noise bothers them, and they left.
He showed me all the noise in the backcountry – logging in progress. He gave me this feeling of anger and entitlement, and the sense of the town is rich with food. Showed me dogs running lose, cats. Public garbage cans.
I said, “There are so many people who are fighting for you.” Showed him the logging and the people who looked at it and saw it was wrong. “You must hide from people. When some humans see wolves, they get frightened. They will shoot you.”
He showed me travelling by himself. He showed me a bear mother travelling with her young cub, and how he tried to get the cub. He was a lone wolf at the time, and could not get the cub. He showed me how a pack would have distracted the mother so that one wolf could dart in and snatch the cub. He gave me the understanding that he had to go where he could get food.
I showed him the dump, and I showed him the long stretch of park land outside of town. There is food in there, and it’s safer from humans. The dump has rats (showed him rats leaving through the electrified fence that keeps bears out.) I showed him the long stretch of beaches and all the birds that land there, tired.
I got the sense that he was taking this information under advisement… and it was that night the wolves were heard howling through town.
I hope they have left.