“Coyotes in the north field!”
That’s all it took to get me in fast motion to view through a north facing window in the game room.
I watched them romp in the snow for a moment before they headed east, at which point I went upstairs to get a better view.
All together, there were six of them.
You can see two of them stopped to fight/play. I got another picture where it appeared the one on bottom had its tail tucked around the tummy….I believe it is clear who the Alpha animal is here!
Here’s one as he was exiting that parcel of land through a barbed wire fence.
They all headed east and south, out of sight, but I felt compelled to put on my boots and go outside anyway.
As I was about to go out into the north field, I heard barking. I looked over and the coyotes were back…. defending their territory with a couple of hounds, who anxiously followed the trail the six came on from the west.
This one yip-howled letting the hounds know that they were welcome to leave.
Then he stood there watching, waiting until the hounds were out of sight.
Then he saw me.
He just sat there watching me. I suddenly felt a different kind of surge and chill not related to the below-freezing temperature. I felt as if he were sending me energy…a good kind of energy.
I never did feel in danger, despite there was nothing but a field and an easily breached fence between me and him. I only felt peace and oneness.
Once the 6-pack had left, I decided to see what kind of tracks they left in the field. Some prints slid into a standstill, some places looked like they danced, others you could see where one had been rolling around on his back.
As I walked back to the house, I had a silly thought…. I put my own track next to one of theirs, with the thought, Dancing with Coyotes!
I said I felt an energy from the one coyote. On researching, I found that one part of Native American lore that included the Coyote was said to bring natural shifts in balance.
Perhaps it’s only for me.
But perhaps it has also to do with the whole concept of the shift in consciousness (a balance of love) that many feel is about to take place.
The coyote is also known in Native American myths as a “trickster”… maybe the many who believe a cataclysmic end to the world is fast approaching have simply been tricked.
Whatever the case, I felt a strong connection with that animal this morning. It was quite incredible.
What is it you connect with? What speaks to you?