I remember puttering around the garage recently, stepping into the backyard for a spell and sharing an unexpected intimate moment with a snake gazing my way from his vantage point in the grass. Given that I was about to embark on an adventure to my 20 year High School reunion, I took my encounter with snake as an omen to shed our old skin, while allowing for a smooth transmutation process into becoming something new. Given the changing tides, this summer is an especially hot time for reunions and gatherings. When we face the music and participate in the theater of life, it is not always an easy buffet of feelings to consume and digest. We are all mirrors for one another, albeit diverse expressions of Great Spirit (God, Universe, etc.). As mirrors, we do not always like seeing the snakes reflected back our way. However, when we tap into the fire of snake medicine, it invokes within us the process of alchemy that facilitates healing. By embracing our own power, we wake up to our authentic selves. In releasing our own suffering, we open up to compassion and love. Remember that the Buddha arrived at this Earth plane to show us compassion, while the Christ arrived to show us Love. When we heed their wisdom and walk in this Light, we facilitate the healing of ourselves, the planet and Universal Consciousness throughout by co-creating Heaven on Earth one moment, one slither and one breath at a time.
Has anyone else out there had a tendency to play with fire and get burned in the process? In the theater of life, facing the music and taking it to the edge sometimes is an experiential learning opportunity for growth, here in Classroom Mothership Earth. Sometimes, ingesting the poison of the bite stokes the inner flame of alchemy to wake up to our own immortality. Perhaps our dying selves and dying world will be the death of us, but with every funeral comes a new birth. Regardless of one’s belief systems, those of us that know the power of prayer and meditation know a direct experience with Divine Energies that are available as powerful resources to us, if only we ask. At this junction of Nature’s cycle, it was so nice to celebrate good times with old friends and breathe in new life, while exhaling dead air. While many folks avoided directly participating in our celebratory ritual, I know the good vibrations will be felt by even those that did not show up. When we effectively integrate our masculine and feminine energy and heal polarity in our consciousness, we light the torch of fire medicine. In the spirit of that, we create passion, desire, procreation and physical vitality on the material plane; ambition, creation, resolution and dreams on the emotional plane; intellect, power, charisma and leadership on the mental plane; and wisdom, understanding, wholeness and connection to Great Spirit on the spiritual plane. Does anyone remember the scene from The Matrix when Neo visits the Oracle and the little boy in the waiting room says to him something like, try not to bend the spoon . . . that’s impossible . . . instead, imagine that the spoon isn’t there. Readers, do you see that magic is no more than a perceptual shift in consciousness?
Snake’s energy has potential to awaken our Divine Life Force within (Chi). If you would like to tap into this power, please consider keeping yourself energetically clean by psychically bathing yourself in white light and flushing whatever toxic debris remains down your spine, through the soles of your feet and into Mother Earth for her to receive and compost. By embracing our power with respect to our relationships, we wake up authentically to our True Selves. Shamans of the Americas have shared stories of a dying, snake-like god named Quetzalcoatl that would someday return. In this Light, we will explore fantastic mythical stories like this in future blog conversations. If anyone out there has a poignant story to share, I would excitedly welcome that.