January 4, 2016 Totem Card of the Day – Snake

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We are in a retrograde most of this month, so appropriately the Snake shares with us to be aware, look through what is presented as the truth to find the reality within situations. Not to say that all situations and people will have their own agendas, but you need to look and see clearly. this is not a time to walk through things blindly. Snake teaches us how to move through life by it’s movement as it moves left to right and back again… avoiding obstacles wisely. This is definatley a tough start to the year, but awareness is key. Having our eyes wide open is key, and utilizing both to move safely through our days.

Snake Is a difficult teacher at times, and one that is not easy to master. Lessons that Snake brings with it are of life cycles and change, remembering as we grow we shed and transform into new energies and new experiences. Snake teaches us about poison and that we need to be able to rid ourselves of the toxins can be placed within our Sacred Hoops. Don’t let the poisons kill us

Snake can be a hard teacher. His lessons involve a transmutation of the cycle of life, death and rebirth. Snake symbolizes this cycle with the shedding of his skin. We learn to the whole energy of life, the cosmic consciousness and have the willingness to experience anything without resistance. It is also about the poisons that we might take in. Those poisons can be eaten or ingested in some way but they also may be integrated into our lives. The goal is to not let the poisons taint our body or spirit.

Since Snakes can shed they teach us about the levels of our human, of our spirituality, our experiences. It is time to seek our inner knowledge before moving ahead with decisions. It is time to coil and go within to make sure we are well prepared before we strike out. Snake speaks to us as it makes its way across the Great Mother Earth, to ground ourselves, to use our energy wisely and not to rely on primal instincts of lashing out. For at times it is more empowering to hold back and use that knowledge that energy in wise ways. At other times it is best to strike and seize the moment with a precision and quickness. Snakes often retreat long before biting defensively because they sense that it may cause consequences/damage to others and drain you of healing energy.

Snake is very old and powerful healing medicine. Once harnessed, Snake will help you to position yourself carefully so that you will trust your gut when making important decisions. So look to the Truths today and find the right path and above all… Honor that inner voice and what you have been given as guidance from all that is Sacred around us…

“I am Dedicated to Educating and sharing the Native culture with the World. It is not enough merely to teach the ways of our Elders. We must honor those traditions by sharing and educating the World. Inspiring others …Inspiring our Youth. Through the Music… the Arts…the stories…”
Mitakuye O’yasin
~bear Medicinewalker

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“Join Me as I continue the Sacred Hoop Project into this Year 2016…the year of Truths!”

 

 

“Wake the Dragon” from Temple of the Drum by Dragon Ritual Drummers. available on I tunes.