Iktomi means ‘Trickster Spirit’ in Lakota. Coyote is known as the Trickster in Native American Animal Medicine. She often appears when we have allowed Life to become too serious, inspiring us to lighten up and to laugh at our own antics.
On my way home from my morning walk at the lake yesterday, I spotted this beautiful Coyote near the walking path that runs along the edge of the golf course. She stood so still, staring off into the distance, then turned and looked directly at me. It was like time stood still for a few moments as our eyes & spirits met….then she was gone. I smiled and reminded myself to maintain my sense of humor during the day ahead of me.
Thank you, Sister Coyote. Mitakuye Oyasin—We Are All Related.
Estes Park, Colorado.