No matter where you live, you're surrounded by a wonderful local ecosystem of critters. Though the critters you find will vary from place to place, it's these animal companions we share our world with that help make it such a beautiful place.
They offer us a lot more than a cute sight when gazing out our windows, though. They're also wise teachers who come baring messages from time to time, helping guide us through our life's journeys. We just need to know what to look for and what it all means.
Picking up on the signs and symbols that occur around us can be difficult when our minds are muddled with thoughts that prevent us from opening our eyes and limiting beliefs that keep us locked in a state of ignorance.
The Coyote's Call
Coyotes are versatile inhabitants of plenty of diverse ecosystems across the country. They're vital, cornerstone members of North American ecosystems with a knack for adaptation, so these canids can be found in urban fringes and untamed landscapes alike.
They're far more than just fellow inhabitants of these lands, though. As with all of Mother Nautre's creatures, they carry deep symbolic meaning and have had important roles in cultural mythologies that span millennia. If they've been making a frequent appearance in your life lately, look to some of these meanings below, they could be alerting you to an important message.
Coyotes have long been associated with the trickster archetype in many cultures, namely some Native American tales. Their cunning nature makes them both revered and mischievous figures in folklore.
If you're seeing them often, consider the possibility that there may be a trickster in your midst, someone in your social circles with worse intentions than the rest of your confidants. Be on the lookout for any strange situations, any lies that may be about, or anyone who's seemingly trying to get the upper hand over you.
In some spiritual traditions, the coyote is seen as a messenger or guide between the earthly realm and the spiritual one. They connect living spirits to those who have passed on, either by leading the newly deceased or bringing signs from the other side.
If you find yourself repeatedly encountering coyotes, it might be a sign that you are being guided through a particular phase of your life. Pay attention to your thoughts and feelings during these sightings, for they could hold valuable insights.
Adaptability And Resilience
Coyotes thrive in various environments and are known for their remarkable adaptability. In North America, at least, their habitats span almost the entirety of the continent, with only the hyper-frigid northern territories being coyote-free.
If these creatures make regular appearances in your life, it might be a gentle nudge to assess how adaptable and resilient you are in the face of challenges, especially any current ones weighing on your mind. Embrace change and learn from the coyote's ability to navigate diverse landscapes.
Playfulness And Joy
Despite their cunning reputation, coyotes also exhibit plenty of playful behaviors. Even when tied into their more trickster-y personas, they're clearly having fun, often depicted or compared to a person laughing when they get to have fun.
If you find joy and playfulness in their presence or happen to see some playing, it could be a reminder to inject more lightheartedness into your life. Embrace the spirit of play, laughter, and spontaneity, mirroring the carefree nature of these creatures.
Different Coyote Colors
Though their coats are often a mix of greys, browns, and whites, coyotes can display different coat colors, each of which holds specific symbolic meanings.
Coyotes with mostly grey coats represent stability, sometimes even boredom, bringing to light the areas in which you might be feeling stale.
Brown coats represent security and one's connection to the Earth, reinforcing our natural ties to the world around us.
In some cultures, a white-coated coyote signifies purity and spiritual messages, guiding one through transitions.
Black-coated coyotes are linked to mystery and transformation, urging you to explore the depths of your psyche.
Seeing A Coyote Near Your Home
Encountering a coyote near your home carries profound symbolic significance, as the proximity to your dwelling suggests a personal message, possibly relating to your immediate environment. Whatever earlier meaning resonates with you is amplified when the bringer of said message is near your home.
Is the coyote a guardian, guiding you through a transformative phase? Or does its presence signify the need for resilience in your home life? Reflect on the context and emotions invoked, but know that this message is a more urgent one.
Seeing A Coyote Cross Your Path
When a coyote directly crosses your path, a significant moment of transition or change is just on the horizon. The coyote brings with it some practical advice that will help you face whatever change may come, be it good or bad.
Are you willingly embarking on a new phase in life? The coyote's appearance encourages you to navigate it with resourcefulness. Is this change unexpected? The coyote is reminding you to keep your feet planted and remain steady throughout. In both instances, don't forget to find some joy between moments of stress.
Seeing Coyotes In Your Dreams
An animal appearing in your dreams often plays into more spiritual aspects of said animal, as they're appealing directly to our subconscious.
Pay attention to the context of the dream, is the coyote leading or following? This may mirror a dynamic or occurrence in your daily life wherein you or someone you know is being represented by the coyote. Alternatively, it could signify a spiritual guide offering insights, a spiritual messenger here to indicate that someone on the other side is thinking of you. Embrace and examine the dream's atmosphere, emotions, and other symbolism within it, for within them lies the truth.
Our Shared Planet
Nature's intelligence is not something to be downplayed or ignored. Just as it sustains hundreds of thousands of delicate yet vital ecosystems, creating both beautiful flora and fauna for us to admire and live alongside.
With how interconnected it is and how interconnected we all are, it's no surprise that we all have things to share with one another. In the coyote's case, as well as that of many animal species, they're able to help us with their long-standing historical meanings and spiritual connections, blessing us with messages from beyond.
Noticing these messages, no matter how obvious, can be tough when we're trapped in our own minds, so busy worrying about other matters that we begin to smother our potential. Too weighed down by the past, we can't look to the future.
It's high time to break free from those chains and soar above these beliefs that keep us trapped. Though it sounds difficult, there's an easy place to start. Take a listen to this free audio clip and learn what true freedom can look like for you.