A teaching from the wolves and the pack; The Dominated: Guardian of Balance

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A good friend of mine, a woman from the same soul family, recently sent me a teaching she received while feeding a pack of Canadian wolves in an animal park in France. This woman discovered her ability to communicate with animals many years ago. She has developed and used this gift to help many people and animals find each other and live in balance and harmony. She’s the best animal communicator I know.

This is the first time I’ve come into contact with such a teaching, coming from and given by a pack of wolves.

A teaching from the wolves and the pack; The Dominated: Guardian of Balance

In the heart of vast forests, in the darkness of starry nights, wolves gather in packs. Each individual, from the most imposing to the most discreet, plays a crucial role in the group’s balance and survival. But it’s the dominated one who embodies the very essence of this harmony.

The dominated, often referred to in human terms as the “whipping boy”, carries the burden of frustration and internal conflict on his shoulders. Yet his suffering is not in vain. It enables the pack to maintain its unity and cohesion. How does it do this? Through what’s known as an energy shift.

Imagine a pack where each wolf fought to establish its supremacy, where rivalries degenerated into physical wounds. Instead, wolves turn to the dominated. They unload their tensions, anger and desire for domination onto him. In this way, the pack has only one wounded individual, preserving its ability to hunt and survive.

This apparent cruelty actually conceals a profound wisdom. The dominated one teaches that the collective good takes precedence over individual interest. He embodies the gift of self in the service of the community. In this medicine of sacrifice, the “act that makes sacred” and the gift of self, we discover a lesson: sometimes, for the good of all, we must accept to carry the burden.

When the pack moves, it follows the rhythm of the dominated. Its march is guided by the one who suffers, the one who sacrifices. And if someone dares to attack him without the dominant’s authorization, the pack rises up to defend him. Because the dominated one is respected and honored for his silent contribution to the harmony of the group. He’s an integral part of the pack.

The spirit of the wolf goes beyond the simple family clan. It reminds us that life is made up of compromises, of renunciations necessary for the common good. And in this dance between sacrifice and survival, we find a brutal beauty, an ancestral truth.

Among humans, we find similar behaviors, albeit in a more subtle and complex form. In our societies, we don’t always designate a specific individual as the “whipping boy”, but the dynamics of power and renunciation still exist. At work, some people take on extra responsibilities, listen to others’ problems, or show empathy without expecting recognition in return. In families, some members carry the burden of conflict to maintain harmony. In school playgrounds, a child is often what we now call “bullied”. Perhaps this is a natural, instinctive principle…

Ultimately, these behaviors reflect our innate need for cooperation and solidarity. Like wolves, we seek to preserve the unity and health of our groups, even if this sometimes means that some of us carry a heavier burden than others. It’s a profound lesson we can learn from our wolf friends.

To the Canadian wolf pack, I say thank you. Thank you for sharing this lesson with me. And to you, Hateya Dominated Wolf, whose heart touched mine in an inexplicable way, I preserve you in my human thoughts. Without intervening to preserve you. For nature knows best…

Julie Dos-Santos

P.S. -If you have a lost pet, difficult behavior with a dog or cat, problems with your horse or any other animal-related concern and would like Julie’s help, you can leave me a comment or contact me and I’ll pass on your request. She works from a distance most of the time, so even if you’re in another country, that’s no problem. She’s French so if you don’t speak French you’ll need to find a translator or use deepl.com . I can assist if needed. 

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