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Sunday, April 6, 2014
Life is Symbolic. Start Interpreting…
1) Have you seen a COYOTE lately? I did, on Friday
04.04.14 early morning driving my SUV from my neighborhood going to work, I saw
a beautiful white furry COYOTE walking before I reached our community gate and
then going home from work in the afternoon, I saw the same coyote walking
again, as soon as I entered our community gate. It felt like it's waiting for
me, I drove very slow and passed it, I looked at my front view mirror and saw
the coyote stop walking and just watched me drove my SUV away. Below is what I
found on Life is Symbolic. Start Interpreting… ~Cynthia~
2) When I lost my two
cocker spaniels, I thought I’d never have any dogs again in my life, however I was
wrong. I adopted two feral cats a male and a female, and I’m glad I did. When an
animal approaches you, there’s always a reason, as nothing happens by
themselves are quite resourceful and tend to give us messages of change,
flexibility of adaptability. Often, when a cat makes an uncommon appearance in
our lives it is a message for us to shake up our habitual routines and make
somefresh changesin our lives, as well as be more
flexible in our thinking. Cats
can also be quite aloof, and this too is often a message for us to distance
ourselves from people or situations. Sometimes the best cure for a problem is
to step away from it - the cat inherently realizes this, and we would be wise
to recognize this need as well. Continue here: http://www.whats-your-sign.com/cat-animal-symbolism.html
Life is Symbolic. Start Interpreting. Animal Symbolism: Meaning of Coyote
The Coyote is a clown in the
natural world, and in many Native
American tribes view the symbolism of the Coyote as that of trickster,
shape-shifter, and transformer.
Legend has it Navajo never kill
Coyote because of their belief that it accompanied the first man and woman into
the entrance of the first physical world.
Also, in the same myth, the Coyote
brought with it seeds of life so as to sew new growth upon the
new world. This legend depicts the Coyote as a bringer of life and a new birth
Shoshoni believed the Coyote as an
indication of an ending. The sighting of the Coyote was said to bring natural
shifts in balance, causing an end (which, of course, simply makes way for new
beginnings, and so on). Essentially, the Coyote is like a "way-maker"
of new direction as it went about its symbolic role of representing the cycle
of life/death in nature.
General Animal Symbolism of the Coyote
In my mind, the symbolic meaning
of Coyote resonates with the stuff of youth. Cocky, rebellious, fearless,
spunky, playful....qualities that are electric, raw and driving. Everything
about Coyote's seem to say "lean and keen." So, when
the Coyote comes into our awareness, or presents itself as a totem, we're
tapping into a high voltage energy - crazy. Do you ever feel like you're
jump-jivin' in perfect time? Moments of youthful clarity - simple amusement -
dumb luck high. I do, and the Coyote (sometimes Wolves, and Fox too)
often evokes those moments for me. Romp around with the Coyote in a meditation
sometime. You'll see what I mean.
Another intriguing observation
which could translate into an interesting symbolic narrative is the idea of instinct.
Have no doubt, the Coyote is pure instinct. It's why they've got themes of
influence in their symbolic history. Their instinct is so laser-like, seamless;
they've been given the mantle of "cleverness" and
"shape-shifter." They're sharp, super sharp, and highly
sensory-activated. Coyote's resourcefulness is second-nature, instinctual.
So what does this mean to us on a
symbolic level? Well, in my experience, the Coyote has been helpful in
developing my sense of humor. I wish I had one (a sense of humor).
I suspect it's there, but just gone missing in long, deep bouts of serious
seriousness. :) So, basically, hanging out with the Coyote has helped me
lighten up and trust my instincts.
The Coyote tells us to be mindful
of our actions - be wary of playing tricks on ourselves or others.
Coyote also reminds us that the consequences of our actions effect
more than just ourselves.
The Coyote sometimes comes to us
with a message about learning from our mistakes, and by learning,
we become free from getting trapped. This learning can mean communicating with
"our pack" for better understanding (advice, open dialog, sharing
experiences with our closest peeps). Or, learning might be a solo thing, like
recognizing a personal mistake, seeing its consequences and vowing not to make
that same mistake twice.
This wonderful creature also
reminds us that no matter what form we take (as we "shape-shift" our
personality) or how many difficult situations we may find ourselves in - we can
always see another side. That's what shape-shifting is partly about, which is:
Being flexible enough to laugh at the fear, and weep at the joy. That may sound
contradictory; that's kinda the crazy-Coyote Way. ;)
I hope you have enjoyed this brief
summary of insights on the animal symbolism of coyote.
Take the time to communicate with
this elusive animal spirit, and most assuredly, the coyote will offer its own
unique brand of illuminating wisdom to you.