Totem Animal Story: Look a Coatimundi

Totem Animal Story: Look a Coatimundi

Life is magical. You never know what to expect when you are open to life’s’ infinite possibilities.

I choose to have life be a very meaningful experience. So, I look for meaning in everything and wait for life to reveal itself to me. I think it is much more fun this way.

According to the Law of Attraction, you get what you look for. You get more of what you focus on with intention. This is a Universal Law.

My story takes place in the Chiricahua National Monument in Arizona, where I was exploring with a friend and my camera. I can always find something interesting to take pictures of. And I am always hoping to see wildlife to photograph.

We were headed out of the park where I had been excited to see a variety of lizards as my “wildlife” for the day. My friend was driving too fast down the mountains to see anything or to take any pictures. I asked him several times to slow down in case there was “bigger prey” I might catch sight of.

He laughed and said a little sarcastically, “What do you think you will see? A bear? The deer are all in the brush hiding. All the wildlife is asleep and hiding this time of day.”

“Well, yes,” I said brightly, “I could see something. You never know.” But he didn’t slow down.

Suddenly, a tribe of mammals I had never seen before tumbled across the road like clowns and into the brush on the other side. “Stop,” I shrieked and rolled out of the car after them, camera in hand.

They were like orange-brown monkey animals with bushy tails all stuck straight up in the air. I saw a bunch of them grubbing in the ground looking for food as I tried to catch up and get a good photo shot of one of them.

Later, I looked them up in the directory of animals in the National Monument to discover that I had seen Coatimundi.

An animal native to the Andes Mountains of South America. Mountain coati (also commonly referred to as coatimundi) is a Central or South American raccoon. They have found their way into Texas and Southern Arizona too it seems.

I was thrilled, to say the least, to discover an animal that I did not even know existed before. And of course, I want to know what the spirit message was for me.

I felt so blessed that I saw an unimagined animal and that spirit prompted them to literally run across my field of vision, so I wouldn’t miss this message. A coincidence? I think not! Not in the least!

Here are some possible spirit totem meanings:

“Looking after others, being generous with your time and space, foraging, finding wisdom in unexpected places, being highly adaptable, sniffing out the truth, integration and assimilation, physical play.” White Nosed Coati as Totem

All of these message could apply to me in my current life situation. I resonated with the meaning of “finding wisdom in unexpected places,” the most.

For me, the meaning of this sighting is to emphasis that one should always be on the look out for what is possible—for the impossible—or the infinite possibilities. We don’t know, what we don’t know. Use your intuition to find the meaning of your life experiences. Have fun with it.

Do not close your mind because you BELIEVE you already know. Be open to new possibilities. Choose a different perspective. Do not believe that what you seek is not there. In this example; It is the wrong time of the day, or the animals that you know of are not likely to be there.

What about the unexpected? What about the surprise? What about that gift from God that you have been praying for? What are you attracting into your life?

For me the message that is so clear is that miracles are there for me and for you. They are there for each of us.

You are gifted and I am gifted with an amazing life experience. Right NOW is an incredible time in the history of the earth. Change is upon us at every turn. Be open to things that you never imagined possible.

Be in expectation of them. What you seek may be around the next turn.

Don’t forget–“What you seek, is seeking you,” according to Rumi.

Right after that we saw the deer. So slow down. Trust.

You never know what life will put in your way. Your life experience is perfect and is sent here just for you. It is all here for your awakening.

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Lindsay Godfree is a successful author and teacher who was struck by a supernatural experience of transformation and awakening. Her mission is to inspire others with her story and guide them on a journey of authenticity and consciousness.
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1 Comment

  1. Lorrie on September 23, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    Perfect! Expect the unexpected. Expect miracles! New possibilities and surprising gifts are waiting.