Mythic Coyote lessons, teaching balance between risk and safety
I said I was terrified, I wasn't ready to deal with what he might say. When we first re-connected in the summer of '09, I definitely wasn't ready to confront him about 1974.
And then I went on to say:
You know, I think I am at a place now where I can deal with it, and I dont' think in 2009, when I re-connected with Mike Lewis, I don't think I could have handled it, I think I can handle it now, I really was fragile at that point...Right at this moment, exactly as I spoke those words, I saw a Coyote trot across my yard and run towards the east. It was right out my window. I have lived in this house for almost 19 years, and this is the first time I had ever seen a Coyote in my yard.
I sort of exclaimed to Suzanne that I had just seen a Coyote, and then I immediately asked: "What was I saying, just now?"
I realized that this was truly the first time I had ever said those words, or even felt them. I spoke them clearly and it felt honest. Suzanne played the encouraging role of mentor.
I recorded the call, and I am included a (slightly) edited audio of our conversation, complete with my surprised voice when the Coyote trots across my line of sight. This audio is interesting because both of us are totally open in the way we examine these intertwined issues.
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After the call ended, I searched on-line for Coyote information. This is from Diana's Animal Spirit Guides Site:
Coyote is the anti-hero whose antics make it easier to see ourselves.
• Teaching balance between risk and safety
• Understanding that all things are sacred--yet nothing is sacred
• Teaching that only when all masks have fallen will we connect with the Source
• Ability to laugh at one’s own mistakes
• Placing the North Star
• Childhood trust in truth