|Coyote Pouncing on the Moon, aka Coyote Rising
|Oil Pastels, 2008
is an enigmatic character, depicted as the Trickster or creative instigator in many cultures. From his lessons, tenacity,
and folly, a new world or new way of seeing/thinking emerges. S/He is Creatrix or Potential for new life.
Coyote has been visiting many in the dreamtime; why, I wonder?
This is something of interest to me, and I would love to hear any coyote dreams, so please share if you can.
If Coyote appears in your dreams, then you are truly lucky and cursed
at the same time... The Trickster, Coyote, teaches, above all and if he appears, then a lesson is
to be found and learned. This lesson is never straightforward: are we getting too close to the fire? Do we need
to be more crafty in life? Coyote revolves around life and death...the true essence of Life and Living.
Understanding a coyote dream is like diving into layers and layers of meaning. Not so easy. Coyote Medicine, do
you Have it or do you Need it? Is Coyote asking something of you, or hounding you to confront your fears? As one
of the most successful adapters, Coyote forces you to become the very best, the most efficient, a survivor, a teacher; but
Coyote also asks that you take the harder road, the path less traveled, in order to find change, to move into another way
of thinking, learning, loving. My work with Coyote has brought a new understanding of my dreamwork and what it means
to listen and work those whom Coyote has touched. Sit up and listen, sit in silence and use all your senses, become
Coyote. If you dream of this elusive, amazing animal, then you are being asked to adapt, to change, and to accept humbly
what Coyote is Gifting. This is important, life-changing medicine that requires swallowing in order to become whole,
and fill full or fulfilled.
"The Trickster" akin to Loki of Norse Mythology
Humility or Humbleness
Giver of Gifts
Bringer of Life/Death
Appreciation of Life
Moral lesson to be learned
"There are thousands of myths and stories
about Coyote, the great trickster. Many native cultures call Coyote the "Medicine Dog"...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 also be sure that Coyote will teach you a lesson
..."Coyote is sacred. In the folly of
his acts we see our own foolishness. As Coyote moves from one disaster to the next, he refines the art of self-sabotage
to sheer perfection."
..."Go immediately beneath the surface of
your experiences. Ask yourself what you are really doing and why. Is Coyote your medicine?..."
Sams and Carson, "Medicine Cards".
Bear and Company: Santa Fe, New.