Life is full of unexpected twists and turns, and I recently experienced the slithery reptilian variety.
I am quite surprised to find myself writing about snakes and even more surprised to have had one of such stature and strength wrapped around my neck. To be perfectly frank I didn’t know I had it in me. I embraced the moment with fear banished from my soul like Moses to the desert of Midian. But then this is how it works with enlightenment, unexpected and imapctful. I loved how warm and energetically charged the boa constrictor was. I was deeply impacted by our meeting and the following snake “encounters” over the next three days were of no surprise at all.
Snakes are scary to many people and for good reason. Certain venomous breeds can kill with one bite. While sourcing images from Pinterest for this piece, I had a friend inform me that she was going to unfriend me if I continued Pinning images of snakes!
In my opinion, the snake is a welcome animal spirit guide. It is intense and powerful while whispering messages of healing and transformation. Snake energy can also bring about vitality, a sense of courageousness and new adventures. Not so scary now are they?
There are roughly 3,000 species of snakes (suborder Serpentes) around the world with only a few hundred being dangerous enough to kill a human. Venomous snakes inject venom into their prey while constrictors squeeze them…ouch! Anacondas and pythons can go up to a year without eating after a good meal, so it is the unlucky soul who ends up as their dinner.
As a spirit guide, an animal shows up several times in a short period of time or in one significant sighting. Not all of us live in an abundance of nature so be aware of photos, songs, patterns, clothing, accessories, sculptures, etc that you encounter. I write about this in both my dragonfly and owl posts.
In the case of the snake, just as it sheds its skin, you too are about to go through such an intense transformation your new life will take on an entirely new aura. You will be sharp, alert and experience a heightening of all six of your senses.
As in my case, the boa constrictor is here to remind us to follow our intuition and end a toxic situation. Now is the time to remove yourself from drama and those drama queens in your life. RUN, run away, NOW!!! Like the Five of Swords in Tarot, beware of council too freely offered by others; take advantage of your heightened sensitivities and choose your confidants wisely. Take a deep breath and smile – someone has your back!
If snake is your power animal, one who stays with you and guides you closely through different phases of your life, then you:
– Have a natural inclination for healing
– You have a strong connection to the metaphysical world
-You love to study ancient civilizations and their spiritual traditions
– Your gut instinct is 100% spot on and you rely on all six of your senses in your day-to-day life
– Because of your heightened senses, you take your time before warming up to new situations and/or people
My recent experiences have definitely changed my feeling towards snakes and I am grateful for the message and clearly know why it is helping me along. As for tarantulas and scorpions, we still have LONG way to go before you get on my good list! As a mom and a new fan of snakes, here is a cute little edible snake image I found on Pinterest that I just had to include!
If you are interested in spirit, totem and power animals, I have also written about the eagle, owl, cougar, dragonfly, butterfly, wolf, deer and squirrel. I would love to hear about any impactful animal sighting you have had and I also consider requests for posts so please leave your feedback in the comments.
Images courtesy of Google Images and Pinterest.
May we all BLOOM into our best lives as we journey through the garden of life. Namaste – Lisa _/|\_