Chinese New Year – Dragons and Snakes…

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Dragon10th February 2013 marks the Chinese New Year.  The year of the Dragon draws to a close (so many of us have had huge challenges with 2012 and the Dragon’s energy!).  The next character on our doorstep is the Snake…lets see what it has in store…
 
 

 By Alana Fairchild

2013 is the year of the snake, and the healing wisdom of the serpent is available to us all this year, if we choose to accept it.

Snake medicine is powerful and transformational. It stimulates us to grow – frequently in directions we had not forseen.

To allow this to happen, we often need to shed old skins, to release that which no longer supports the direction of our unfolding life force.

The skin we need to sheSnaked might be who we have been in a relationship, a point of view, a belief system or an identity.

When shedding a skin, like the snake, we enter into a period where we are neither completely what we once were, nor yet what we will be. We are becoming. We might not even know what we are becoming! We may just sense that we are no longer what we once were.

The divine wisdom of the snake can help us. The snake doesn’t plan or control its growth cycles, it surrenders into them as they naturally occur.

“We can learn from this. If we allow ourselves to trust in our own life process, our growth happens perfectly, without planning or control”.

With serpent energy, we are asked to trust more in what we are becoming rather than what we have been. If we feel the onset of change without any clue about how it is all going to turn out, snake wisdom helps us remain present and open to the process.

It can feel exhilarating and terrifying to let go of expectations, to stop trying to anticipate life based on what has happened in the past, yet when we do, we become more alive.

Life may become less habitual and more unpredictable. We may find ourselves moving in directions we never considered before. This is the adventure of living our true nature, and the energy of 2013 supports us on the journey.

It is safe to trust your life experiences and don’t worry if you don’t understand them! Call on the loving wisdom of snake medicine and trust.

“You don’t have to know, you just need to let go – and then you’ll grow”.

Shedding my skin…

SnakeLittle did I know when I ventured on my dream journey to Bali in 2011 that the shedding of my skin would accelerate.  Looking back I know this shedding started long before that fateful trip but since then the internal process I’ve been going through seems to have certainly grown in intensity.  I’m feeling the growing pains, literally.

I view 2013 as a new beginning.  I KNOW deep within that there’s no going back to the life I once knew so well.  There is so much more out there for me to experience and staying small and safe is no longer an option.

As Alana said: “When shedding a skin, like the snake, we enter into a period where we are neither completely what we once were, nor yet what we will be. We are becoming. We might not even know what we are becoming! We may just sense that we are no longer what we once were.”

I know I am definitely not who I once was…I’m in transition between the old and the new…2013 is my gateway into the new.

We’ve all heard the saying “life is short”, and it is.  It can literally change in the blink of an eye.  I’ve known too many people that that’s happened to, some very close to home.

My HEART is telling me, “Do it – get out there and go for it Paula”!  My head is stressing over the financial cost…what will happen to me further down the track financially if I do this…

A true Pisces – two fish swimming in opposite directions – that’s me!  pisces

So, I’ve decided, 2013 is the year I follow my heart once again, but on a very different level to the past. 

So, watch this space because you’re along for the ride too…

Small Steps

 

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