Wolf Maidens Greeting

I am a young woman, whom lives, treks, dances and sings with pure wolves. Due to where I live not only do I have the opportunity to have viewed, studied, and experienced living, surrounded by wild born wolves, right on my own land even! But I have also forged a friendship with some captive born pure wolves at my licensed wolf outreach and eco education center in Northern Canada. They have been but one teacher in my life, and I have humbly grown over time with them. It consists of various journeys with various wildlife, and pure wolves as they be, and all their glory. Nothing is ever as great as viewing the wild in the wild, such moments never fail to bring me to my knees in awe, wonder and humble honor. To meet another sentient being on their own hallowed grounds where they belong, brings tears to my eyes. I have an undying love affair and romance with the greatest show on earth...LIFE! and wish to say Namaste' to all fellow earth aliens :0) I hope you feel most welcome here and come back to visit from time to time, perhaps leave your own thoughts and mark to remember you by. It seems that so many are in a hurry these days, and don't just sit back enough and simply BE, I provide a lot of music choices here (Just scroll through them if yee like ) I hope you enjoy your stay no matter how long. I LOVE to meet people and hear their own story. I do feel with my every being, that every morning the sun rises to refresh our souls, and every sunset is honored as a gift, for we are not granted a tomorrow. I have the now to share, and hope you catch the same wild disease. Remember in the words of Dr. Seuss Be who you are, say what you feel, because those who mind dont matter, and those who matter don't mind.

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Monday, November 24, 2008

The Wolf That Changed America













Namaste' fellow earth aliens! Hope this finds you alive and living :0) I am including a few pictures here taken this early winter of Tibet Night Song my littlest wolf angel, she was having a really bad day with her disease and illness so decided to add her spirit here. She has been a real survivor in her life. And I know lobos spirit flows within her own as all is connected. Tibet is a little wolf that has helped to change my life in various ways, and her soul in my life has brought with it may lessons good, and not so good. One day her tale will also be told.

I wanted to share the amazing tale by a Canadian naturalist that occurred in the late 1800's, his name was Ernest Thompson Seton. This film "The Wolf That Changed America" was especially reminiscent for me because I had read Seton's book when I was a kid, and like so many other books I remember so clearly and fondly, such as "Never Cry Wolf" Or "Island Of The Blue Dolphins" this one truly made me weep as a child out of sadness, and fondness of the lessons, it was one I did not forget in my life. I could not understand the mentality of Mr Seton in the beginning of the story, claiming to be a naturalist, and also having the mindset of wolves that he had held up in Canada. I recall thinking at 10 "oh this guy is a bad man!"

I look at some of the people I currently know today, whom I know are avid outdoorspeople and naturalists (they love taking photographs of wildlife and live literally amongst nature in the woods like I do) yet they too look at wolves as something almost alien to the planet, a foreign creature not necessary/ needed in the greater scheme of things. BUT perhaps they have never had that AHA moment experience with another sentient being such as the wolf , maybe they have not allowed that *wall* to go down just enough, that they can be graced by such a powerful wild wisdom and connection with ALL things great and small.
A true wild wisdom will course through your entire body and very veins, it will feel like the greatest love story and romance you have ever and will ever know, when you FEEL it, you KNOW it instantly.

Being an avid naturalist and artist myself I have had such a romance with nature and *all* it's residents from the moment I entered this world, it has brought me through some of the darkest, and brightest periods in my life. But I must also keep in mind that some simply will be led down other paths and ways to their lessons from my own kindrid relationship forged, some of those ways differing either subtly or drastically from the next persons.

It was interesting to see the book come alive in a way, (although books grant you vivid images in a way no film ever can) and I am sure you will also enjoy this film, like I did. The scenery of New Mexico is spectacular, the wolves engaging and stoicly beautiful. You can certainly see how such wilderness, regardless of Ernest Setons temporary job, would have still swept his breath away.

I enjoyed that they had the wolf biologist Doug Smith on the film, because right before they talked to him in part 2, Seton thought the wolf was playing a trick on him by not taking the first of baits. I thought to myself "No, the wolves like coyotes over time were simply getting smarter." So I did have to laugh.

This is a well put together film/recreation of a timeless tale, one I will have to buy for my library. But be forwarned if your like me, you may shed some tears watching this film too, it has some very moving moments, it made me go awwww, wow, and bow my head in shame for the past, which brought me to the present day mentality that still exists in several areas.

Near the end Mr Seton, has a magical experience, one that would alter the course of his life for it's duration. That powerful energy a wolf carries, that independance, that grace hits Ernest Seton directly and hard. All things happen for a reason, and Lobo became Setons reason. One can't not go deep down inside within their own souls, during this film, it shows how capable we all are to positive change if we simply allow the beauty of life to kiss us.

click on the following for the full episode of this nature film
The introduction/synopsis

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/the-wolf-that-changed-america/introduction/4260/

The Wolf That Changed AmericaIntroduction
In 1893, a bounty hunter named Ernest Thompson Seton journeyed to the untamed canyons of New Mexico on a mission to kill a dangerous outlaw. Feared by ranchers throughout the region, the outlaw wasn’t a pistol-packing cowboy or train-robbing bandit. The outlaw was a wolf.
Lobo, as locals simply called him, was the legendary leader of a band of cattle-killing wolves that had been terrorizing cattle ranchers and their livestock. Known as the “King of the Currumpaw,” Lobo seemingly had a mythical ability to cheat death, eluding the traps that ranchers had set for him throughout the countryside.
It was up to Seton, a naturalist as well as a professional animal trapper, to exterminate this “super-wolf.” The ensuing battle of wits between wolf and man would spark a real-life wilderness drama, the outcome of which would leave a lasting effect on a new and growing movement in America: wilderness preservation.
The Wolf That Changed America premieres Sunday, November 23 at 8pm on PBS (check local listings).

20 comments:

Walt said...

Thanks Sky, The Wolf That Changed America, was very moving indeed, and a bit of true history I never knew about. Seton, was not the only naturalist was proficient in killing. Audubon slaughtered masses of his beloved birds in order to mount them and to draw their pictures. It seems ironic that a society to protect birds would be named after someone who killed so many of them. These men can only be judged as a product of their times. I love your music, but I can't dance and read at the same time! A serious writer requires serious attention. I looked and found some music that was a little more appropriate for feasting on your wisdom. I started out by listening to some Native American music, but any time you encounter Indian art or music, brother Wolf is not very far away.

Mother I feel you


Native American Wolves & return to innocence Enigma

The Eyes Of Truth

Save The Wolves - Remember their Existence

wolves are In the Arms of Angels

BUDDHA & BONSAI

Robin Easton said...

Parts of this brought tears to my eyes. Especially this part:

"BUT perhaps they have never had that AHA moment experience with another sentient being such as the wolf , maybe they have not allowed that *wall* to go down just enough, that they can be graced by such a powerful wild wisdom and connection with ALL things great and small. A true wild wisdom will course through your entire body and very veins, it will feel like the greatest love story and romance you have ever and will ever know, when you FEEL it, you KNOW it instantly."

Now you are speaking my language, one I KNOW with all my soul, my being. Falling in love with ALL of Nature is a passion so great that I cannot be with Nature without feeling this. It is what Nature IS. I feel it everyday. Even if I am bodily away from Nature for a short time She is still ME. I do not go a day without feeling her in my bones. But it's more than that; I have BECOME Her. I think I was born that way but became consciously aware of it in the Australian Rainforest.

People sometimes say to me, "Where do you get your passion from? You are the most passionate person I've ever met." Yet they usually don't understnad it when I tell them it's because Nature lives inside me, I've become Nature. They tend to think it has to be something else,s ome book I've read, some guru I've learned from, etc, etc, etc,. But as you know so well, it's not.

When you "fall into the waiting arms of Nature" and I mean every single fiber of your being, every single spark of your existence, you are forever, forever, forever changed. There is NO going back. You NEVER see the world in the same way. You become wild.

Dear Sky, I am so blessed that my Life led me on such a path. I could not have lived any other way, not and stayed alive in both body and soul. Nature saved my life. Literally.

We ARE Nature. We ARE the wild. Anything less is an illusion. I feel for the children who lose this innate connection, one their souls hunger for and must have to fully "come to Life".

From this place one can ONLY see ALL wild beings as equals. Nothing less. NOTHING LESS!!

I am very moved that you shared these thoughts. I felt like you were speaking directly to me....with me. As if you sat here in my house with me and hugged me and we looked at each other said, "I know, I see, and I understand." This did me a world of good tonight, my dear beautifully wild soul friend.

Love,
Robin

PS And the photos of your dear wild friend are beyond breathless. All the emotion in her face is mind blowing.

sky said...

Namaste' Walt Wow thanks sooo much, you always know the right things to put here don't you? Your such a sweet man!! thank you, thank you. I too find irony in what you state, I believe all things are for reason, and if lessons are learned from those reasons, perhaps the not so right way, helped to set others on the right path, thus giving the tragedy a purpose?

sky said...

Namaste' dear soul...you truly understand, yes it *literally* saved my life as well. I would not have made it to 16 without it. Your words tell me you KNOW about that honor. I had noone human in my life there for me as a child,I had nature and it's residents. I ran to their world during all times of trouble and non, and as a guest, and student learned those ways. There are no written words I could write, to portray those gifts given. I thank them all every day of my life however, from the sky, to the wild berry bushes,to the jack rabbit. All is embraced, and your right I see all sentient life as NOTHING LESS.

Stacey Huston said...

Beautifully written once again sky. Good to see you posting again.

Walt said...

Bless you Sky.
Namaste is now a little more than just a greeting to me.

Walt said...

Your Love Shines Through.

Walt said...

Namaste Sky, I am thankful to have a kindred spirit to share my heart with.

A Cherokee Legend
An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. "A fight is going on inside me," he said to the boy.

"It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil - he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego." He continued, "The other is good - he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you - and inside every other person, too."

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win?"

The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."

Here is the same story, but it is called "Grandfather Tells" which is also known as "The Wolves Within"
An old Grandfather said to his grandson, who came to him with anger at a friend who had done him an injustice, "Let me tell you a story.

I too, at times, have felt a great hate for those that have taken so much, with no sorrow for what they do.

But hate wears you down, and does not hurt your enemy. It is like taking poison and wishing your enemy would die. I have struggled with these feelings many times." He continued, "It is as if there are two wolves inside me. One is good and does no harm. He lives in harmony with all around him, and does not take offense when no offense was intended. He will only fight when it is right to do so, and in the right way.

But the other wolf, ah! He is full of anger. The littlest thing will set him into a fit of temper. He fights everyone, all the time, for no reason. He cannot think because his anger and hate are so great. It is helpless anger,for his anger will change nothing.

Sometimes, it is hard to live with these two wolves inside me, for both of them try to dominate my spirit."

The boy looked intently into his Grandfather's eyes and asked, "Which one wins, Grandfather?"

The Grandfather smiled and quietly said, "The one I feed."

Walt said...

Better stock up on Wolfsteiner Grafen-Pilsener, I just gave the Germans your address. Thay seem to like wolves as much as the Indians. If a bunch of Germans show up at your door blame this girl, I got sucked in, and could not help myself.

Walt said...

Jeepers Sky, you posted everything!
I look like a raving fanatic.
Maybe so. ...... Namaste. ;-)

sky said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHahahahahah your awesome Walt, you post the most amazing stuff how can I not publish it? and who says being a raving fanatic is a bad thing anyways? lol Metta

sky said...

Namaste' Stace! thanks for stopping in, it's been too long in chatting. I have to catch up in your world here, please excuse that absence.

Walt said...

I got something really nice for You.
When is your brithday? There is no way I can make it up there for Christmas. I'm not going to tell you what it is, but I know you will love it. Now on another subject, wolves: This here is the very first movie back in 1985 that sparked my love and respect for wolves.

Walt said...

Namaste' dear ones, I know how all this must look. Folks, we have no secrets to keep, so let the romantics think what they may. What you people see is all there is. Sky and I have a deep spiritual relationship, nothing more. What our souls rejoice in, is not of this world.

Walt said...

Hey Punk!
Happy Valentine's Day!

Walt said...

Oooooooh Ooooooh, You are killing me! You Always Hurt The Ones You Love I wish you well my friend.

FishHawk said...

A Wolf Adventure has been included in this weeks A Sunday Drive on AsTheCrackerheadCrumbles. I hope this helps to attract even more new visitors here.

http://asthecrackerheadcrumbles.blogspot.com/2009/02/sunday-drive_22.html

Walt said...

I'm not going to worry, I'm not going to get mad. But if I must comw up there to spank you, make sure you are wearing a thong, so I don't have to peel down your panties to blister your hot little ass.

Ian said...

I love wolves, but I have only ever seen one in the wild and that was in Mongolia.

Walt said...

I have often wished I could drop out and just disappear. I'm sure the world would go on without me. But a world without Sky, will never be the same. Our brothers and sisters of the wilderness have no voice if we do not speak for them. And in these dark times, they need us more than ever! I love you my sister, you do not have to love me in return.