Call Upon the Snake!

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Rattle Snake by Christy Freeman

The snake is one of the most well-known animal allies. There are so many people that work with the snake and there are countless myths that surround it. In some cultures they are seen as a positive ally and in some they are known to be negative. In my tradition and in my believe system the snake is one of the most noblest animal allies to work with. I love snake and I hold it in high honor.

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Enki, Sumerian Water God

In my own experience my first spiritual teacher was Enki. He is the Sumerian god of water, he is known for his wisdom, creation, sexuality and fertility. His symbol is two serpents intertwined on a staff. He created man along with Ninmah. He invented writing and he is the keeper of the divine laws. He is the son of An and Nammu. He knows the very heart of the gods. The first time he came and showed himself to me for the first time it was during a journey in which I was to meet a deity and who I met, was myself as half woman, half snake. We danced and share a very spiritual moment. This journey puzzled me for a few years. Then when I was initiated in to shamanic practice I went and meet my teacher and he came to me in his humanoid form. For many other journeys he showed himself as a man coming forth from water. In other journeys he would come to me as a winged serpent. He is a great teacher and I have learned so much from him. His love and guidance are invaluable to my spiritual growth and path.

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Snake Animal Ally by Trina Brammah

In this case the first time I encountered the snake animal ally not tied to my teacher was during a few journeys that I did while I was out in the desert. He came to me at at time in which I needed wisdom and guidance. The snake is generally associated with transformation, healing , sexuality and rebirth. Which I had a need for during my time spent in the desert. So snake came to me at the exact time I needed him the most. If you are in a journey and you see snake it means that you are going to go through some significant personal changes, so intense and dramatic that an old self will metaphorically dies as a new self emerges (very much true in my experience). It can also mean that you are going to go through a change in which you will sharpen your mental capacities and open up new channels of awareness. You will be able to resolve a long standing issue by seeing things from a new perspective. You will experience dramatic and unexpected physical or emotional healing very soon coming from an unexpected source.

Call upon the snake when…

… you are going through a major life or developmental transition which requires for you to shed a lot of attachments and especially to your old identity.

… you are moving into unknown territory, a passage through darkness and you are feeling afraid of not being able to overcome it.

… you need healing.

… you need to rid yourself of all self-destructive and self-limiting and self-defeating tendencies or habits.

…you want to increase your vitality, energy and libido.

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Rainbow Serpent by Pablo Amaringo

Resources:

  • My own personal experiences
  • Sumerian Mythology, Samuel Noah Kramer
  • Animal Spirit Guides by Steven Farmer
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Goddess Guidance 09-05-14

It’s Venus Day! If you would like to know which Goddess has stepped forward and the message she has for you this week all you have to do to participate is to select a card from the Goddess Guidance Oracle Card deck pictured below and then read below for the message that Goddess holds for you. Feel free to comment, enjoy!

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This week 2 goddesses with very similar energies have come forward, Eireen and Laskhmi. Kali is destroying to propel you towards a new direction while Eireen and Lakshmi are here to make you feel about the changes that Kali have brought forth.

Card #1 Kali, Endings and Beginnings – “The old must be released so that the new can enter.”

Kali is a very appropriate Goddess to show up during this time as in the cycles of nature we are at the end of the growing period and starting the harvest season. Mabon is just around the corner and with it the Autumnal Equinox will be upon us. Kali is a very well-known Hindu goddess of birth and death. She is the embodiment of Mother Nature with her creative as well as destructive forces. She forces forward movement by destroying the current structure so that we may build a better one. She will push you beyond your comfort zone but it is for your highest-good. She is stepping forward to facilitate change and progression in your life. You must now leave those things that no longer serve you behind so that there is room for growth. You must cut and clear, to start anew. This is the perfect time to perform a cord cutting ceremony or a purification bath. Take the time to connect with her transformative energies.

Card #2 Eireen, Peace – “There is no need to worry, as everything is working out beautifully.”

Eireen,is a Grecian goddess who brings peacefulness to all who call upon her. She helps you replace your worries with faith that everything is as it should. She calls us to retain our childlike wonder and enthusiasm for life. Her message is very similar to Lakshmi’s however the difference is that this no need to worry is of a more mental and emotional aspect of things while Lakshmi’s energy is more focused in the material and abundance aspects of life. Eireen, bring forth that peace of mind, the peace that fills your heart and soul. It is the mental and emotional stress reliever. She is here to let you know that everything is going to be ok, you just have to have faith. Take the time this week to do works to increase peace and harmony into your life. To honor Eireen you can light a blue or white candle on her honor. Take the time this week to be in nature and seek peace in the mists of the daily chaos.

Card #3 Lakshmi, Bright Future – “Stop worrying. Everything is going to be fine.”

Lakshmi is a beautiful and benevolent Hindu goddess who brings abundance. She is connected to the element of water, the Lotus flower and elephants. Her connection to water represents her absolute faith in fertility and abundance that is available to all. She works directly with Ganesh which is a Hindu god known to be the remover of obstacles. Unlike Eireen her focus is in the material plane the basic needs that we all have in order to survive this physical experience. She comes to let you know that everything is going to be fine and that your needs will always be met and you should not fear the next step in your journey. This is the time to set your intentions to create an abundant future for yourself. If you like to connect with her in a deeper level you can visit a body of water and release a lotus flower and call upon her gifts. You can acquire a lotus flower or an elephant and place it in water and keep in your altar.

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