Dreams and Snakes

“I have written a lot about snakes. There’s something pretty primordial about it.” Laurie Anderson

For the past five years, I’ve been haunted by dreams of snakes.  I’m actually a huge fan of snakes.  When I was fourteen, I went camping and kept the tent flaps open each night to watch the stars.  The next day, the tent would heat-up in the morning sun and I’d wake-up to find myself covered in harmless garter snakes.  They loved the heat and I’d stay very still because the tiniest movement would  frighten them away.

In 2007, poisonous snakes began appearing in my dreams.  They appeared in trees, coiled up on chairs, and appeared as baby snakes in the grass.  In one dream, a little snake bit my foot.  When I mentioned the snake dreams to Michael Sheridan, Aisling Dream Interpretation, he commented that the snakes were warning of cancer.  Happily, dreams give you ADVANCE warnings so that you have time to do something about potential threats, such changing your eating habits, exercising, or investigating different healing modalities.

Rather than wait to see what would happen, I jumped on the healing path.  I used hypnosis to dig into any forgotten emotional baggage from childhood.  I tried past-life regression, which was such a profound experience, it led me to become a hypnotherapist.  I attended Adam McLeod of Dreamhealer’s healing sessions and began using his healing visualizations.  Finally, I attended a lecture on Super Foods by David ‘Avocado’ Wolfe and on his recommendation, included raw cacoa and Chaga mushrooms in my morning smoothies.

Just this week, another ‘snake’ dream presented itself.  In this dream, I was visiting my mother in a house on the island where she was born.  My mother was explaining how thousands of snakes that lived on the island were now dying because the soil had become toxic to them.  In the dream, my mother described how the snakes had burrowed holes in the soil as their homes.  However, the soil had become so poisonous to the snakes, they could no longer survive.  Looking out the window, I saw thousands of snakes dying and lying scattered across the lawn and the fields beyond.  This seemed incredibly sad .  However, when I woke up, I realized the dream was letting me know I was no longer a host to the threat of cancer.

When it comes to healing, dreams are important.  Also, it’s advisable to try different modalities until one or all of them work.  The cause could be emotional, nutritional, viral or other!