I woke the following morning with things to do and no sign of the python so I opened the front door and left the connecting door closed hoping that the snake would take the opportunity to escape. There was no sign of it that day or the next and I began to hope that it had indeed slithered its way out of the house because I still had no idea what to do with the darn thing. I wasn’t frightened of it but I had no idea what to do with it, I knew that pythons are not aggressive or venomous but I didn’t really know how it would react if I tried to pick it up.
On the sunday evening I had been out all day and when I turned the light on for the front room lo and behold, there was the python, curled up on a pot plant crushing the life out of the poor thing. This was the closest to the door it had been, surely there was some way I could get it to go out the front door. I got a broom and tried poking it but the snake merely raised its head and looked at me with its tiny eyes, what to do? Then I had a brain wave, the pot plant was on a small table and so I pushed the table over to the door. I had to push the table half way out the door but the snake eventually got the idea and slid its way down onto the verandah and slithered away into the night, thank the Goddess, I had managed to solve the problem all by myself.
The Midsummer celebration in Ancient Gaul was called the Feast of Epona, named after a mare goddess who personified fertility, sovereignty and agriculture. She was portrayed as a woman riding a mare.
A good story to dine out on, but of course there is a deeper understanding that may be gleaned from this tale, the snake is a symbol rich in meaning and it came into the house for the Solstice 2012, very powerful medicine indeed! To find out the meaning for me look for my next post, Slithering blissings to you all…………………
- The norse snake ring
Slithering blissings indeed! I was about to embark upon a year of incredible learning ushered in by snake medicine, culminating at the Spring Equinox in September 2013. I did not know then that a part of my journey was truly coming to an end. But before I finally came together with my soul mate there was pain and heartache which would help to strip away the last of what was in the way of my being able to see my own true value. And I have this blog which I published every day for almost a year to document my journey, yet another blessing amongst so many wonders and joys.
See you next week!
Dressing up as an elf can also be great therapy! Yes that’s me, photo by Steve Swayne.
Hello dear Readers, what is life holding for you in this very moment? Is there a thought or a dream that’s been wandering around in your inner being that wants to be expressed in some way? That’s a bit like the writing process for me, this blog is as much about my own therapy as it is about you gorgeous people out there.
There is a lot going on in my life at the moment, not the least of which is my going from being on my own to being with my soul mate. That journey brings its own challenges, it also brings incredible joy and the deepest connection, it isn’t the only way to get there but it certainly is fun! I have been noticing in myself an urge to immerse myself completely in my relationship, the desire to be in that ecstatic loving space all the time. There is a potential danger in this oh so natural process, at least it has been for me, it is so easy to lose myself in the ocean of love.
And this is relationship which is a spiritual practice that I am engaging in now so how much more the temptation to drown in that crazy, delicious place of delight. The funny thing is that the same thing ultimately saves me from tipping over the edge, it’s much harder to lose me these days, I keep finding deeper and deeper layers of who I really am. When you reach a certain point there is no going back, and why would you want to?
And I do let go of who I think I am as I shift into that state of oneness and surrender, but I’m not really losing myself these days, its more like letting go of control. Or maybe you could compare it to the ability of a shaman to move in and out of altered states of consciousness, after all I used to be a shamanic apprentice! Whatever you call it, its nice to have the opportunity to navigate the paths to ecstasy, even when it is shadow, as I release layers of old stuff I become more available to the ecstatic.
Until further notice, celebrate everything! Saint Germain through Azena Ramanda.
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Send your enemies love, the people who knock you out of your heart are the ones we need to love the most! Really truly, that’s my nefarious plan, to create so much love in the world that people will have no choice but to recognise that they are all interconnected and might as well get along. So if you do try out that simple practice of loving everyone you are actually contributing to the cause of world peace, who knows you may even get a Nobel prize one day.
As I am writing this I have to recognise that I am offering this up to you my readers, not just in the spirit of sharing it with your good selves, but also as a timely reminder to myself. In the last little while I have managed to live up to this lofty purpose for the most part but I am human and so there are times when I get triggered and don’t handle it well. Practicing love with EVERYONE will be very uplifting especially if added to the already sweet taste of soul mate bliss. Ok so that is starting to sound a bit chocolate box isn’t it? But that’s how it is, I didn’t really feel like writing a post, would much rather be lying around gazing into my lover’s eyes.
But I couldn’t desert this tale of inner journeys and sensual delight, dastardly doings and love’s gentle bliss, the stillness of nature, on a star I do wish! And my reward today is to find fresh intention in assisting the world to become a happier place, one bit of consciousness at a time……………..
So be it, so be it, so be it.
Words and thoughts concerning compassionate action that are not put into practice are like beautiful flowers that are colourful but have no fragrance.
Thich Nhat Hanh.
If you are interested in manifesting new opportunities in your life the process of visioning is most important, as is the letting go of anything that might get in the way of that vision. But unless you take whatever the appropriate action is to carry that forward into your living experience, it remains a glimpse into the raw field of quantum potential.
Find your practice, your method, and let your enthusiasm create a discipline that through repetition gives birth to new sensitivities and understandings. To truly go all the way with your method you must allow yourself to be seduced, this is when obsession becomes your ally, along with whatever symbols are significant for you in your journey. But at some point there needs to be a letting go or breaking down of your method or practice, remain rigid and you will begin to lose the insights and be doing it for its own sake. A bit like the self-sustaining beaurocracy that has forgotten that it is in service to the community, and is lost in the ego filled sea, or cloud of unknowing.
So I am interested in manifesting my soulmate or partner, just by shifting my frequency I can begin to become an attractor, but if I stay at home no-one will see me. Of course the whole being an attractor is quite subtle, the thing is to be out enjoying one’s life, notice what is coming into your orbit and from this raw material allow the new beginning to manifest. I’m having lots of fun and lots of connections with nice men, and no pressure to do anything other than be myself in the process, feels very empowering.
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