This beautiful yet misunderstood creature
is a strong symbol of survival against all odds.
Coyote symbolises a creative healing genius
with earthy wildness some call mad.
Many indigenous North American folk myth stories
involve coyote’s incredible genius at creation,
a playful hubris & touching ability at self humor.
Surprisingly coyote is also a totem
of passionate spiritual romance.
The type of crazy love that some of the most passionate
love stories are based.
Wolves are known for fidelity & loyalty
whereas coyotes symbolise passion.
(more about this later)
In the animal kingdom coyote is mammalia,
Coyote’s carefree skills & come hither approach
to environmental challenges are a reminder to us all,
the skills we have had to acquire in order
to survive modern day life.
Coyote medicine as the unlikely but profound
and powerful guide to deep spiritual love
is signified by the unusual wisdom
and set of skills that coyotes embody –
Qualities that rare love stories reveal to us:
endurance, creativity, self laughter
& commitment of flying with one’s own spirit
but also entwined with the true twin soul love.
Male coyotes treat their lifelong female partner as their queen.
She chooses him.
His mating ritual is tense & elaborate
with a caution not to disturb her aloofness.
If you are a male that has received coyote totem
this could be a reminder to respect your partner’s
need to be seduced with romance and caressing.
If you are a female that has received coyote totem
this could be a reminder to allow partner to pursue you.
using a gentle aloofness with traditional
& ancient subtle arts of seduction that also
bless your marriage, commitment, vows, promises.
If Coyote Totem appears in a marriage
it may signal a time where as a couple
sensual tantric practices,
long walks holding hands
and slow staring into each
others eyes is necessary to rekindle your desire for each other.
Playful coyote embodies the art of survival,
stamina & adaptation – skills we all need.
If you don’t already have these skills,
is coyote reminding you to ask for
stamina & adaptation?
For those of us healing our inner child,
Coyote spirit medicine teaches our soul
to remember to live deeply in line with our heart’s
dreams of child like trusting innocence.
Coyote could also be beckoning you to heal your inner child.
Coyote’s independence subtly urges us
to let go of obsessive
material satisfaction that is an expense
to our spiritual life.
Coyote spirit medicine leads us
to seek or at least desire the type of love
than cannot be bought
or earned with money or looks.
Many coyotes live on the brink
of where city has grown into
their natural habitats.
Their resilience and creative adaptability
is a strong symbol of our own survival.
Coyote is expert in precision and
separating what is nourishing and what is not.
As a totem in your life coyote could be reminding
you to pay attention to nourishing nutrition in your life,
but also urging you to seek what is
nourishing to the spirit and emotional heart.
Coyote totem is also a subtle guide
to ‘antioxidants’ both physical & spiritual
in a sense that coyote knows
what is pure in nature to eat and drink.
Coyote totem medicine can show us
what purifies and what does not.
Coyote medicine leads us on
a less traveled path to richness of spirituality.
By advising us to shed all pride in fear of failure
& replace ego with humility as a willing spiritual fool,
putty in our makers hands.
Clay that he molds with love: perfect imperfections.
As we learn to deliver our will to Great Spirit GOD
we free ourselves to trek on a lone survivor path
where all is observed, all is offered
& all is imprinted on our minds, hearts, spirits.
We just need to listen, watch, breathe & feel.
God Great Spirit is in charge.
Creator lovingly corrects any error we might make,
with just what creator is best at: Creation.
Coyote myth includes that the star constellations
were created by him in a haphazard fashion,
what he did initially upset everyone with fear
but creator turned coyote’s work
into the colorful and more meaningful creation.
Many long versions of this myth and
other coyote folk myths are available online.
Coyote woman medicine is sweet
& healing like a ripe pomegranate of healing love.
Her dreams can heal a broken heart sick from society.
Other websites & blogs have further in depth
description of coyote medicine.
You can also purchase made to order
shamanic spirit totem dress.
The website Shamanic Journey
has a beautiful traditional post on
coyote spirit medicine as a character.
While blogspot Tangle and Spiral
explores the folk myth in Native Americans.
The website SPIRIT ANIMALS,
has a wide variety of totem references
including how the totem appears
whether in dream or not.
Another website is Animal Spirits
that has many colorful posts on working
with animal guides in traditional shamanism
that also includes a useful
short form quick reference guide.
Understanding that all things are sacred–yet nothing is sacred
Teaching that only when all masks have fallen will we connect with the Source
Singing humans into being
Childhood trust in truth
Teaching us how to rear our young
Ability to laugh at one’s own mistakes
Placing the North Star
Teaching balance between risk and safety