Dreaming About Snakes......eeek!
Have you ever woke up with an ah-ha process going on?
This is exactly how I woke up this morning.....and bright and early I might add. Weekends are my sleeping in and refueling time but this morning the universe had a different plan for me.
So I jumped out of bed - okay maybe not jumped up but my exit out of bed this morning was an energetic one - and headed straight to the kitchen to get the coffee started.
When I reached in the cabinet for a coffee mug my Rebel Fuel mug stood out so that was the one I grabbed. The perfect gift from my friends at Creative Biz Rebellion sent to me after being on their podcast...episode 16, which you should head on over and listen to this morning good stuff for ya in this episode.
Kitchen Floor Thinking Does The Job
After pouring my cup of coffee in my super cool mug I simply sat on my kitchen floor. Weird, I know but It's something I've always done even as a small child. I would sit or lay on the cold tiled floor and think.
I sat. I sipped. I did some thinking.
Thinking about why am I having dreams with snakes in them? I'm TERRIFIED of snakes!!!! I mean like big time terrified. I get anxious just seeing a photo of a snake and I certainly don't watch any movies involving snakes.
So why do I keep having these dreams that have the scariest snakes ever in them.
I've had two dreams so far this month with this snake in it. The snake is in my house and chases me and strikes towards me but doesn't bite me.......Thank God!!! Last night's dream I'm at my daughters house visiting and now there are two snakes in my dream. Each snake pops up in different parts of the house. They aren't chasing me as much in this dream as they just keep popping up in whatever room I'm in.
So I hit the interwebs to search out a translation to the meaning of these damn snakes invading my dreams. What message are they sending me? What do I need to do to get them out of my dreams?
So what I found out about my snake dream is:
Generally, a snake featured in a dream means that you're dealing with a difficult situation of unsettling emotions in your waking life. On the positive side of dream analysis, dreaming of snakes could also mean that healing and transformation are taking place.
What Does it Mean to Dream about Snakes?
To get start interpreting what dreaming about snakes means, here are the most common meanings associated with snakes in dreams:
- A snake is a symbol of the unconscious
- Snakes or serpents indicate you’re in the process of healing and resolving issues
- The snake is a symbol for an untamed part of yourself or an untapped resource
- Snakes could represent your intuition or spiritual aspects of yourself; your instinctual drive, what moves you from the depths of your soul
- Snakes or serpents tend to show up in dreams in times of transition and transformation
- From the classic Freudian perspective, a snake or serpent is a phallic symbol
If you know how to interpret your dream, you may discover ways to resolve these issues and encourage your personal growth. Like the snake that strikes when it feels threatened, the presence of the serpent in your sleep symbolizes a wake up call to look at fears about your own feelings or a threatening situation in your waking life. All of this valuable snake info found at snakedreams.org.
This got me thinking. A lot. First thought was....really, a snake could this same message be sent by a bear? Ugh! But a snake definitely got my attention.
Several things are going on in my life at the moment. Huge things. Life changing things. These changes I'm super excited about. But, also terrified about and as a Virgo very critical about these changes.
Hello I'm A Virgo And A Control Freak
By nature Virgos are perfectionist and must have control of all things. The decisions I'm making and will be making are based with uncertainty and are unplannable to a point. Not able to make a step by step plan with exact dates is messing with me.....a lot. I know what it'll take to get from point A to point B but what I can't write next to each step is a particular date for completion. Each step is literally up in the air until one or more steps fall into place. ARGH!!!!
I knew with my present moments being in total chaos I was needing some words of wisdom. Do I pick up a book or listen to a podcast about transformations and life shifts? Do I continue to struggle because I've always worked things out in the past? WHAAAAAT do I do?
I decided I needed a little help from my friends and a few bad ass women who speak great words of wisdom.
My list of survival tools:
- Box of Cab Sav
- Fresh bag of coffee
- Transformation essential oil
- Bliss and Grit podcast
- Magic lesson with Elizabeth Gilbert podcast
- Tibetan bowls for heart energy and releasing negative energy
- Yoga with Adriene
- Hot clay bath soaks
- Paleo lifestyle (A-mazing)
What I noticed after I started the above list of goodness was that I was able to sleep better. My digestion improved. My anxiety calmed the F down. The snake dreams started changing. As I mentioned before the snake in my first dream chased me down striking at me with never biting me. The second dream one snake is now two snakes with less chasing but popping up in every room I was in. I'm hoping with more days/nights spent with my survival tools my future dreams of snakes will be of them leaving my presence.
Don't Ignore The Nudges
Take notice to the tapping or nudges on your shoulder and the oddness of your dreams. The universe is sending you a message. A message you need to receive. One thing that is so difficult for me to remember is that I am the only ONE that is in control of my life of the direction my life is heading. Ultimately my future depends on the decisions and actions I take today. Not daydreaming about my future but what I'm doing to for it.
The universe has your best interest at heart so pause and listen. You may not agree or like the message but at least listen and trust.