Working With Archetypes :: Serpent
In Shamanic traditions the Serpent represents the earth element and Root Chakra. I find myself being informed by her medicine and teachings a lot lately. Going back to basics, foundations, shedding the old and merging into the new.
I used to be afraid of snakes, but now see them in a new role as Teacher—showing me how to transform with grace + ease. I feel we must always go back to our foundations in order to ascend higher.
So many just want the connection to Spirit and to skip connection to the earth. I don’t think we can fully embrace the messages of the cosmos without first being rooted into our first chakra qualities of feeling safe, secure, in acceptance, and grounded.
Then whatever messages Spirit has for us will land in our bodies and energy as a direct knowing deep in our core—rather than landing as doubt and fear.