Saturday, June 18, 2011


Hello Lovelies!

Girls, I'm getting closer to putting the paint brush down ~ at least where the walls are concerned.  I will then happily pick up the spray paint can :)  As soon as the beeeeg desk is out of my bedroom, I will commence in painting the final room and then be happy to not have to paint knotty pine.  again. 
Ever.  Unless it's already been painted.  

So here's the real interesting thing that happened.
As I was walking to my door to my apartment on Saturday, my mind was thinking a million miles ahead of myself...when my eye caught the sight of something like this:

Eastern Garter Snake

I was just about to step on her when I looked down and froze.

She looked at me (I'm saying she cause I want to, not because I checked.)
I slowly backed away. Thankfully, I know that we have very few (if any) poisonous snakes in NJ, so I knew I wasn't in involving-a-hospital type of danger.

As my brain began to unlock itself from the 'omg, a snake!' thought, I was able to realize that she is a gift to me.

Yes, folks, I said it. A slithery gift; not warm and fuzzy, but beautiful gift, nonetheless.

From what I have read, and I am by no means an expert on Native American totems, Snake medicine is very powerful. Here's what I found digging around, where else, on Google.

This a powerful totem -- it is
Wisdom, Healing, Initiation
The Symbol of Enternity
The symbol of transformation and healing.
The Snake is wisdom expressed through healing.
It is a protector and guardian totem,
along with its sister totems, the Dragon and the Serpent.
If a snake totem has come into your life, your creative forces are awakening.
Your intuition will sharpen and be more accurate.
Snake energy 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.
It also signals a transition in your life.
New opportunities and/or changes.
Snake is fire medicine, the medicine of transmutation.
On a material level, it is vitality; on an emotional level, it is ambition and dreams;
on a mental level, it is intellect and power; on a spiritual level (the highest level),
it is wisdom, understanding and wholeness.
Snake magic is heavy magic.
Become the Magician and transmute the energy and accept the power of the fire.

Okay, so the woo-woo things that give me goosebumps that go along with this are:
  1. In chinese astrology, I am a Dragon (see quote)
  2. I know this is a time of great change for me (I'm not going to bore you with the details). Sure I'm not. But that's for another entry.

I sat down on the flatbed trailer next to my door (another entry) to just observe her. She really was beautiful. I thanked her for showing herself to me and reminding me of where I am in this journey. I walked back to my car and back again to the place I saw her, and she was gone.

Some of you will probably say, like I did, “it's just a snake; you're on a farm”, “it was a cloudy day and she wanted to warm herself on the concrete” or just not believe in this whole woo woo kinda stuff.
S' okay. I'm not trying to change people's beliefs, this is just my truth.

The one thing I canNOT get past? Waking up that morning wondering, 'why in the heck was I dreaming of a snake?'

1 comment:

  1. Donna, your post made me cry -- in a good way. You inspire me. You look at the seemingly little things and they make you stop and reflect. I need to slow down.... I think I will -- on Monday evening.