As a child, I would have incredibly vivid and lucid dreams. Dreams match your consciousness and reality. But they also are messages and can foreshadow future events. Little did my young self know the signs and warnings I was receiving at this time.
I would dream of serpents so often that I began to develop an obsessive fear towards them whether I was around one or not.
They never harmed me in my dreams, but I remember witnessing their bodies slithering around, their scales and dark features appearing so vividly. I remember waking up multiple times drenched in sweat from these dreams.
I was so paranoid that a serpent could be hidden somewhere in my space that I would inspect every inch of my room every night before falling asleep. Regardless of what serpents truly represent, various cultures and religions portray them as vindictive and evil.
Little did I know that there was nothing to fear. It was time for growth and transformation. It was only the beginning of my journey and the guidance that awaited me.
Flash forward to present time, I now have engraved onto my skin with black ink, a snake on my right side as a symbol for what it is that I’m meant to do.
Serpents shed their skin when it outgrows it. Reminding us to discard all of which no longer serves us and to move towards the path of rebirth. There is no other name that I thought could best represent my own journey and my journey to help others thought their own path.
I can only hope that Serpent Spirit can help guide you towards your own path of transformation and healing as it has helped me.