I’m in a room and there are three snakes there. They’re the size of large garter snakes. One of the snakes is predominantly black-and-white with crisscross or diamond shaped stripes on it. The other might be white with a pink, or red, stripe, and I forget what color the third one is.
I look away for a moment and when I look back, one snake is trying to devour another. It’s already swallowed about four or five inches of it.
John: So, there are three snakes and one is black-and-white?
John: And one has a reddish stripe?
Jeane: Yes, and the other one might be green or blue; I can’t remember.
John: Which snake was it swallowing?
Jeane: I’m not sure about the colors. It might have been the pink/red and white one.
John: But one that was either red or green – one of them?
Jeane: Yes. I’m so shocked and bothered by one snake trying to swallow the other that I take the snake that’s eating and I pull on its skin. However, I end up pulling it inside out. When I have pulled it completely inside out there are just two thin threads that attach it to the muscle. I give it one more yank and “poof,” I can feel the energy as the snake dies.
Then I feel badly because I realize I didn’t mean to kill it, I just wanted to stop it from devouring the other snake.
This was part of a very long dream but that’s the only bit I remember.
John: Symbolically, the black-and-white snake is harmless. It’s a basic snake that just goes about its life in an essentially harmless way. Colored snakes – particularly the really beautiful ones – are usually very poisonous, or very dangerous.
So, this imagery is showing something that is essentially harmless devouring that which is potentially very dangerous. You find yourself trying to stop that process and, in doing so you get under the skin of what is going on there. As a consequence, you cause a shift in the energy. The snake dies, but a type of awareness unfolds.
Snake energy is an energy that you see when there’s something that you need to perceive. When you don’t see the snake energy, it means that the energy has been taken in, you’ve absorbed what that snake energy reflects or represents.
But when it’s awakening in you, it’s something new and it can be something frightening; it can be a bit overwhelming. It’s often depicted as the precursor image to a Kundalini awakening.
In this particular case, you’re taking what is a very benign form of Kundalini energy and also a Kundalini that is really, really dangerous, and you’re using the benign Kundalini to devour the dangerous Kundalini.
I’m not really sure whether that image is a positive one or a negative one. Perhaps you need that which is very dangerous in order to make a step forward, or a transition, and maybe you’re devouring that which is very dangerous, which means you’re assimilating it.
It would seem like you are taking that energetic into yourself, and therefore it is becoming a part of you. There’s something really grounded in your nature that can approach that which is dangerous, or out of the ordinary.
There is more to consider in this interesting dream, so we will continue the discussion tomorrow.