Last night was a night of dreams. But the only true memory left of my dreams is one in particular. But what truly stood out in that dream was the very large snake that was in it. Someone wanted to put me in some sort of long container with a very large snake, green in color. They wanted me to get in the container and then they were going to put the snake in with me. When they opened the container holding the snake it lifted its head and started to uncoil. I remember saying I was not getting in the container with that huge snake! I remember experiencing the feeling of some fear. This is not the first time a snake has been in my dreams, usually it is a cobra. Serpent energy is around me often. I looked up the symbolism of the snake and found this information that resonated with me:
Snakes / serpent’s power includes – Being the messenger of the Rainbow Serpent, wisdom, healing, initiation, elusiveness, manipulation of lightning, transmutation, exploration of the mysteries of life, primitive or elemental energy, protection from religious persecution, goddess energy, psychic energy, creative power, immortality and the connection to, or forming, the magic cord by which the shaman travels to the soul world. Snake medicine is the energy of wholeness, cosmic consciousness, and the ability to experience anything willingly and without resistance. It is the knowledge that all things are equal in creation, that all is one.
Snake is a powerful animal guide, a symbol of transformation and healing. The snake is wisdom expressed through healing. This is a protector and guardian. If snake has come into your life, your creative forces are awakening. Your intuition will strengthen and be more accurate.
When on the move snakes make no noise whatsoever. They are invisible when resting and are unable to produce their own body heat, often to be seen lying in the sun. The suns warmth together with their behavior regulates their body temperature. They don’t rely on the energy of food to generate body heat and can survive on scanty diets for long periods of time. Those with snake as power animal need very little food for energy. They are usually cold, with body temperatures below average, and prefer warmer climates.
Snakes do not have eardrums nor external ear openings. Instead they have small bones in the head that conduct sound. They can hear low frequency sounds and sense vibrations that travel through the earth. This links them to the underworld where secrets are kept.
The snake depicts healing on a cellular level. With their lightweight and flexible bodies they possess extremely fast and agile. If snake enters your life, expect swift changes to sweep through your life. These changes denote death of the old and a birth into untapped power, creativity and wisdom. Snake is very powerful to have to have as a guide. It is the guardian of sacred places and the keeper of concealed knowledge.
I received a message from a lion power animal that came to me in one of my shamanic journeys in the workshop I attended this past weekend. The message he gave me had to do with stepping fully into my power. Because I experienced fear when I saw this snake in my dream I can only conclude at this time for some reason I fear stepping fully into my power/abilities. Things are shifting at such an accelerated rate, but I AM sure I will BE shown what this “fear” may BE.