I painted this almost a month ago - 17 May 2012.
Inspired by the wonderful books of Carlos Castaneda, my love of the Mexican and North American desert regions with their vast azure-turquoise blue skies.... and Coyote, who truly knows how to trust himself.
Coyote is to me, is such a powerful example of an animal who is able to adapt skilfully to any environment or situation, the ultimate survivor-thriver.
I noticed some fascinating shifts beginning to take shape for me immediately after I painted this quote onto my painting, and it was up on display in my living space, where I was seeing it all the time. I found out for myself how the very act of writing something down makes it physical, in this world, no longer just a concept, and in this case the words seemed to take on a life of their own and I got to start living with them.
Events and opportunities suddenly came up where I found myself checking in with my instinctual 'knowing' Self, to see if I trusted myself...or if I needed to trust myself more.
Words have such inherent power in them. The words we use and choose to surround ourselves with.