Last weekend I experienced this, in the most intense way – given the subject.
A few days after we moved here, my toddler boy happily found a snake and ran to show his younger sister. We have learned snakes love railway ties and mulch!
More than a few years ago, one of the kids had to get a costume to be medusa at school… you know where this went right?!
The rubber snakes came home, I found them everywhere… in the fridge, in my closet, in my bed, under my pillow, randomly on the floor or tossed to me. Could I have gotten pissed and yelled – yup 100%… Until I realize what was actually happening, these little rubber snakes were no longer bothering me. I was able to handle the snakes in our garden much easier… trust me still makes my heart leap when I see one, I think simply because they are so quiet and can sneak up.
But then really… what does a snake actually care about me? It doesn’t. At all!
I was in the garden and I looked up toward the corner of the front porch and our eyes met. If anyone walks by or stops in when I am outside, yes you will 100% most likely hear me talking to the plants or the wildlife. Yes, even snakes.
So Im at the corner of the porch, we have an understanding, you stay there, I wont come closer, I will keep picking the weeds from the front of the garden. Friday night after work I weeded the majority of the garden. I first took a walk through, letting the snakes know I would be in there for a bit. They stayed away thankfully! Sunday afternoon however, is their sun time!
As I went further down in the garden, I noticed a few weeds that I missed behind the eavestrough. As I walked up to it, I HEARD something. Yes HEARD. I instantly heard, Pam if you can hear them you need to step back and find them. So I did. As I stepped back, I instantly saw where the sound was coming from. A tiny snake head was resting on the bottom of the A/C lines. I surrendered the garden and told him/her I would be back with my camera.
When I returned, I was taken aback!
Not one but TWO snakes!
Talk about facing a fear, not only one snake – most likely with babies under it – there was two and not just two snakes, the one in the corner was also slithering down to join them. A great big happy family.
Apparently that’s the vibe our home gives, which is awesome. Why is it awesome, well not just because it attracted snakes, that’s not my top pick…
Our last name, translates into snake.
Spiritually, Snake means:
“Snakes hold a certain fascination for humans. They have the ability to shed their skins and seemingly emerge reborn, so they are identified with the symbol of regeneration and immortality.
The snake demon or serpent God in mythology represents fertility in many cultures. In many cultures, snake meaning is God and the snake symbol is worshiped.
However, snakes also spew venom, bite people, and can destroy. Hence, their role is that of the creator as well as a destroyer.
Because it lives close to the ground, the snake is an emblem of the nurturing earth and also the unknown perils of the underworld. Snakes also have different mystical meanings. Entwined snakes meaning is God Mercury’s caduceus, which is the symbol of the medical community.“
This was a reminder, to soften to my triggers.
WHY do I have a reason to be afraid or scared of a snake? When lets be real I am like 1,000 times bigger than it.
The energies have been real, this I took as a reminder to take a deep breath and allow to release. To soften. What is the message I need to receive – get even more grounded!