The Symbolism of the Coyote
Recently, I was laying on the back end of my convertible star gazing when I heard the sound of nails walking on the road in front of my car. I sat up quickly and to my surprise, there was a rather large coyote walking down the road. We exchanged glances as he continued to walk across the street into our neighbors yard and then into the woods.
I found this to be unusual because coyotes usually travel in packs. No less than fifteeen minutes later, I heard the sound of nails walking on the pavement. This time, it was a smaller coyote. We both exchanged glances as he began to scurry across the yard of our neighbors house to the left of us. Once again, this coyote traveled alone, yet took an opposite direction from the other coyote, as if there was a fork in the road.
Recently, I've gone through some really emotional issues such as moving several counties away from my daughter, having to put my dog Bogey to sleep and losing my girlfriend. It's become blatently obvious that the universe is trying to get me to focus on something without any other distractions.
I live in a small town in Florida where indian symbolism is prominent. I looked up the meaning of the coyote and found the following:
Coyote - Prankster, insight, playful. The coyote symbolizes duality and the ability to present both sides of an issue. Clowning and humor, perhaps sarcastic.
Yesterday, I called an old friend who I worked with as a child & family therapist. She inspired me to take a new direction on a current patent pending that I wrote, designed to help families who are at-risk of dissolution. She'll be helping me establish clients through the county's human service agencies and will be making court referrals for additonal clients as well.
When it seems like life is a toilet bowl, there really is a larger picture being painted. The coyotes were signs to lighten up a little bit on myself because the universe has a divine plan that's been in motion from the day we were conceived. Unfortunately, I experienced a lot of pain and tears along the way but these are part of life's lessons.
I'm still emotionally drained from the recent events but I know each day will get better and better. Sometimes, the Universe will seemingly take away everything you cherish in order to get you to focus on the larger picture.
In a world where corporate symbolism is prominent, the natural symbols of nature can sometimes tell a wonderful message.
Thank you, Coyote.
PS: On a side note, I also saw two shooting stars that night.