I guess saying “wild coyote” would be an oxymoron wouldn’t it? I’ve worked with wolves in my life and understand as best as I am able to how smart they are, how they communicate and what “rules” to heed. All I know about the Coyote is that they are smart and very, very wily. Even the friend I worked with who rescued hybrid and pure wolves from across the United States told me to “never trust a Coyote”. After all, the Coyote is known as the “Master Trickster”.
Several years ago, I learned about animal communication through a good friend, Leta Worthington (http://www.herbsandanimals.com/). She really helped me to grasp on to and hone the communication skills that I already had been using “loosely” throughout my life with animals. I learned that there is a real difference between communicating with domestic animals and communicating with wild animals. The first time I ever communicated with a wild animal, it was a Red Tail Hawk and the communication felt very wild indeed! It felt as if I had entered into a world that required that I know, understand and utilize immediately
its protocol for approaching—even psychically!
We’ve lived in our home for almost 15 years which boasts three acres total that backs up to a wet weather creek. I’m fairly certain that our elderly outdoor cats that moved with us to this home met their demise with the Coyote pack who lived out back. I “communicated” with the alpha cat after she passed, “Dreamcycle” who told me their deaths were quick and honorable. Still, I did walk around feeling sad for not having protected them better.
Throughout the years there have been puppies stolen out of yards, cat food gobbled up, and dogs threatened by the Coyotes. A few years ago, a young couple from California moved into the home and acreage across the creek from us. They’ve put in an extensive organic garden, lined the creek bed on their property with high wire fencing and just recently built a hen house—they are determined to raise chickens. Some of the neighbors have tried to warn them about the Coyotes, but their convinced that they can make it work. I’m pretty sure the Coyotes will figure out a way to get in their yard….we’ll see.
The first time I connected with a Coyote was an early evening when I heard the most pitiful lonesome yipping and crooning that pulled me outside onto our back deck. My heart practically broke from its sadness. I reached out mentally and also verbally said soothing words. The yipping lessened and then it gradually stopped. Almost immediately all the hair on the back of my neck went up and I could “feel” many Coyote eyes gazing at me through the trees. It felt like every single Coyote was “sensing” me out to figure out who I was and what I was about. I could stand about ten minutes of it before I made a quick beeline back into the house. Still, I’m pretty sure I connected with the Alpha female who had just lost one of her pups.
Years have come and gone since then and there have been times when Animal control has “relocated” the pack. But earlier this year I began to “feel” them again and sense their presence. No sightings, no killings, just that they were back. Then the other night I was woken up at about 2:30am with the whole pack yipping wildly for about 4 minutes…I could almost “see” that two of the younger males were fighting with a large mammal (possum? raccoon?) and the whole pack was cheering them on to victory. Then it was completely silent as if nothing had happened. But I knew that a great Coyote feast was happening. When I replayed the group yipping in my mind, I’m pretty sure that I recognized the louder yipping of the female that I had met so long ago.
In the Medicine Cards it says this about the Coyote card, “Many Native cultures call Coyote the “Medicine Dog.” “If you have pulled this card, you can be sure that some kind of medicine is on its way — and it may or may not be to your liking. Whatever the medicine is, good or bad, you can be sure it will make you laugh, maybe even painfully. You can be sure that Coyote will teach you a lesson about yourself.”
I’m pretty sure I picked up the Coyote card awhile back and am only now able to receive the divine “medicine”.
Accepting the cards that we are dealt can be the answer to all our problems if we allow it. What cards have you been dealt lately?