|Original art created by Judith Parsons 2015|
The butterfly snake.
Both mean transformation. We were all brought up on the beauty of the butterfly. Elementary stages taught, if one was lucky enough to be raised in CA then you got to she the monarch hatch from its cocoon. (Waving at Dave and Margaret)
The snake, from Jamie Sams and David Carson’s book: Medicine Cards is also the symbol for transmutation. According to Sams and Carson the snake is the “ transmutation of the life-death-rebirth cycle and is exemplified by the shedding of Snake’s skin. It is the knowledge that all things are equal in creation, and that those things which might be experienced as poison can be eaten, ingested, integrated and transmuted if one has the proper state of mind.”
They also discuss the symbology of two snakes intertwined around the sword to represent healing. There is need to transmute so that wholeness can be achieved.
“This is heavy magic, but remember, magic is no more than a change in consciousness.”
Please look up the reading on the snake. Just sit with it.
We have all been bitten by life. We can learn from the snake, we can shed the old and begin again. Life is constantly changing, evolving. I believe in magic, in prayer …in healing.
We are both the snake that lays coiled up in the sun and the butterfly that flits about. (Sighing)
I love you.