Sunday, August 05, 2007

Even Snakes Fall from Trees

Yeah, I know-- the original phrase was Even Monkeys fall from trees. But that wasn't applicable for my little adventure.

Yesterday I went for a long hot run. It was wonderful despite the heat. I cut across a street to avoid a slimy sidewalk, where a lone patch of shade from a palm beaconed. I was two feet from that inviting momentary oasis when my eye caught something dark above me. A four foot long snake fell from the palm tree at my feet.

I don't know who was more surprised. All I know is that we both ran different ways. And I could have sworn that the snake had an "oh shit!" expression on its face.

And the positive vibe that came out of this near encounter? Well, if I was one step faster, that little sucker would have been on my head instead of at my feet. So being a step or two slower isn't such a bad thing after all.

Snakes have played a prominent role in my life of late. I've encountered quite a few lately, and they have appeared in my dreams. So what does this foretell?

Well, snakes are symbolic of untapped creative energy, life force, the kundali, (and sex in Freudian belief - but then he thought EVERYTHING had to do with sex.)

The literal translation of kundalini means coiling, like a snake. This symbol of "coiling" represents ready & able energies which are not yet tapped into by the Self. That will happen as one becomes spiritually enlightened. The kundalini is like the base of operations of the consciousness, and when we are ready to make changes in our lifes, the kundalini paves the way for the consciousness to evolve and make those changes.

This, of course, lead me to the question...What changes do I want to make in my life? What kind of life do I want to create for myself from this moment forward?

And naturally, I'm going to pose the question to you. What kind of life do you intend to create for yourself?


Susan said...

That's a hard one Ci. I've not thought to much beyond this moment, but I do need to regroup and think about where I want to be in the next 10 years.

I've sat here at looked at this blinking cursor and my only thoughts now are my wants and needs. That makes me feel like I'm being selfish. I want to travel and get out more. I want to find that special man that is meant for me. I want to be the best mother I can be. I need to experience the life I've been given instead of watching it go by. Does that make me selfish? I've put my needs aside for so many years and now that my children are grown (except Sierra), I have my home and my career, now what??? See Ciana I can't answer your question because I'm not sure how to create that person or if I can. Boy do I sound pathetic or what? LOL


Sally Painter said...

Snakes are also in another world of symbolism representative good fortune, overcoming obstacles and success in personal and career matters. It also symbolizes transmutation.

As long as they aren't biting you, I think you are getting lots of messages. I'm reminded of the one that slithered into your house and was literally swept out of the house. Just watch where you are walking.

Susan - taking care of self is not selfish, just a wise practice of good sense. You cannot neglect self for too long before it begins to wear you down. Hang in there.

Ciana Stone said...

Susan,honey you do NOT sound pathetic or selfish. A long time ago I read something that has stuck with me for a long time and that is that we all are selfish. How could we not be? We can only view reality from our perspective - never through the perspective of another because we can't think their thoughts. So selfishness in terms of what we want for our lifes can be viewed as sense of self.

And hey, look at all you have accomplished! Feel the joy in what is the right now and out of that joy the desire for what comes next will materialize. But never never call yourself pathetic. You are a strong, vibrant woman, caring and compassionation, passionate and independent. To me that spells special :)

And Sally, you're so right. I completely omitted some of the symbolish. Thankfully my soul sista has my back on that one :)

And yeah, as long as the snakes aren't biting, I'm cool with it - just hope the next one that shows up isn't a blooming anaconda!!

Julianne said...

Wow Ci, you are provoking some big and deep thoughts here. I want to be a better person, be there for my family and have a more active lifestyle. I would love to get out or retail someday and do something worthwhile at home. I would also love to find some friends who live close to me for some fun.

Susan, I don't think you are being selfish at all. You did what you had to provide for you and your children. Now is the time for you.

Susan said...

Sorry guys, didn't mean to get so melancholy on Deep thoughts for the hormonal woman..:)

Dani said...

Well what I really want is a mentally healthy son and a man that will love both of us no matter what. I can dream right? LOL

Honestly, getting back to reality, I'm really not sure what I want at all. I have big dreams, but right now that's all they are...Dreams.

Susan, if your selfish for wanting that then I am too. I want to do a lot of things that I can't right now and some of the things I want to do mirror yours. Does that make sence?