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Celebrating October

Just past midnight last night, an adult Coyote walked through our suburban neighborhood. Threw all the dogs into an uproar. It proceeded to stand on our driveway almost right next to the window I was lying next to and let out a long piercing howl. When I opened the front door to check on the commotion, it bounded away between the houses. Such a trickster.



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Oct. 1st, 2009 06:54 pm (UTC)
i sent him
Oct. 1st, 2009 07:02 pm (UTC)
Good to know. I like it when he shakes things up a bit.

Oct. 1st, 2009 06:56 pm (UTC)
That's amazing! Regarding October: What I said to Brian this morning: "Happy October!" I'm so glad it's here.
Oct. 1st, 2009 07:03 pm (UTC)
October is a mixed bag for us. Starts out cold and wintry but usually ends up as Indian Summer. Here's hoping.

Oct. 1st, 2009 07:55 pm (UTC)
Howllll! Happy October indeed!
Oct. 1st, 2009 08:03 pm (UTC)
It was actually kind of unearthly!

Oct. 1st, 2009 08:27 pm (UTC)
Lately all the coyote I've read about are people. Sure it wasn't a skin walker?
Oct. 1st, 2009 08:33 pm (UTC)
Pretty sure. I'm not scared of them anyway. I've got my protection about me at all times. Beside's I'm not Navajo and that's pretty much just a Navajo belief. I'm Shawnee and we didn't have skinwalkers.

Oct. 1st, 2009 08:53 pm (UTC)
We live in a very rural area, so coyote sightings are pretty common--what I love about them is the way they serenade us. The dogs are used to it (and one of them will often call back to them from safe inside the garage; they don't go out at night just to be on the safe side) so they don't lose their minds over the sound. :)
Oct. 1st, 2009 09:08 pm (UTC)
At my farm they are an every night occurrence as well. A little less common so close to Chicago though. No real woods for them to hide in. Coyote is one of my spirit guides so it's pretty significant that one came so close in the city. I love the serenade of multiple critters too.

Oct. 2nd, 2009 01:25 am (UTC)
Coyote is one of my spirit guides

Ah, so special significance. I am only just getting to know you, yeah? A wonderful thing, then, and I envy you that. Is your farm in Illinois as well? (I'm in central Indiana.)

My affinities seem to be birds for the most part, though I cannot claim them as guides, more as creatures who seem to trust me.

Edited at 2009-10-02 01:34 am (UTC)
Oct. 2nd, 2009 05:03 pm (UTC)
Yup, central IL. Right on the Illinois River or close by anyway. Owl is one of my other guides. Bear and Deer are also significant. My grandmother comes to me in the form of a Cardinal. When my sister wants to contact me, she sends a Red Tailed Hawk so yeah I have the birds going too. Nice to get to know you.

Oct. 1st, 2009 09:59 pm (UTC)
Oooh a personal visit! Very cool. Coyote always makes me grin.:)
Oct. 2nd, 2009 04:32 pm (UTC)
Yeah me too. He can be a difficult totem to have.

Oct. 2nd, 2009 12:40 am (UTC)
They do show up at the most interesting times, don't they...
Oct. 2nd, 2009 04:54 pm (UTC)
The fact that it had just turned October 1 and I'm going through a huge spiritual transition was not lost on me either.

Oct. 2nd, 2009 07:50 am (UTC)
Coyote and I go back a ways, as well.

I married when I was in the Army. Shortly after, my husband was diagnosed with cancer. By the time I was 30, I was a widow. I struggled with his death for a couple of years.

I finally started to see a therapist. I'm not an easy nut to crack. I had tried therapy a couple of times and had run circles around previous therapists. I was so lucky to find someone with a real gift. He opened my eyes to so much and helped me find my path.

We lost Coyote in January this year to cancer.

I saw him the day he died. I sat beside him and held his hand. He was way out of it, but I closed my eyes and went down the rabbit hole.

I don't know what we said to each other, but we talked. I realized after he was Coyote...he was always Coyote.

Several months after Coyote's funeral I was driving home in the dusk. It was late enough that traffic was really light. I was in a populated residential area waiting for a light to change.

A huge coyote trotted right in front of my car. I watched him with my mouth open. He moved confidently...very unconcerned. As he passed by me, he glanced over at me. I felt a bolt of electricity run through my body to my toes...and he melted into the bushes.

He is a trickster. It's hard to say what the message is, eh?

I'm just grateful he took the time.


Oct. 2nd, 2009 05:00 pm (UTC)
Coyote's big message to most people lately is not to take yourself to seriously and just lighten up. Since he's actually one of my guides, his messages to me go a little deeper but for the most part, he's trying to get you to laugh at yourself.

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