Wolf. Like Raven, I AM Wolf - a small living piece of Wolf Above. Many different things can be said about Wolf, but this is my own personal piece.
Wolf appeared only after I Awakened. I was very very lost - but slowly pieces started to come together. In my personal dreamspace there is a river, filled with water-wolves who guard against those who would cross it. These were the only wolves in my space - or so I thought. Slowly, as I began having "odd" behaviors and cravings, need to howl with the wolves in the fields, an insanely sensitive set of eyes and nose, wolves of all sizes and colours crawled out of the woodwork, teaching me their ways. I had a Dream-pack showing me the path.
Later on, as I slowly gained a grasp on things, only one wolf came to me; gleaming black-silver, like stars spun into threads, with bright silver eyes. It was he that suggested to me that I could shapeshift in the real world, not just magickal shapeshifting or astral shifting. When I tried this and he proved right, it blew my mind. Wolf Above guided my Awakening as smoothly as possible, and when the time came I was on my own.
I know he's still with me, that wolf, watching until I have new lessons. Wolf is on my Right side.
From my favorite animal spirituality site (go here):
You are fiercely loyal — to friends, family, ideals and principles. There is no compromise for you. You are very territorial. You protect all that is yours and your family's at any expense. You are fearless in your protection, but not reckless. You plan your strategy carefully, and wait for the opportune moment for most powerful effect. You have a strong family structure. There is no doubt who the elders, patriarchs and parents are, or about their roles in the family structure. Disobedience, selfishness and unruly behavior is not tolerated as there are strong boundaries for the young. They are taught well and carefully so that they may assume leadership roles in their own family structures.
You have an unrelenting sense of adventure. You love to explore new things, to stretch out for new horizons. You have a thirst for knowledge and for learning new things. You are eager to share these things, which makes you a natural teacher. Your adventures may take you away from home and family, but it is important that you have this base of security to return to.
You have an unrelenting need to be alone. You are so busy being the protector, the provider, the teacher, and the trailblazer, that it's very easy for you to become exhausted and burned out. In order to re-charge your spirit, and keep your balance, it is critical that you have time to be alone with your thoughts and your own sense of self. This is one side of your nature that must not be overlooked. Even if you lock yourself in the bathroom for 15 minutes a day, the time alone must be honored if you are to have value to those you care for.
Wolf is power. Wolf is honor. Wolf is integrity. Brother Wolf; Sister Wolf - I honor you.