The Snake Dream

Several weeks ago I had a nightmare. I usually don’t meditate much on dreams but this keeps occurring in my mind so I’ve decided to share it with you and what I believe is its meaning.

I’m wading in muddy creek water. The water is hitting somewhere between my mid-calf to knees. All of a sudden I see a bright green snake with a wide mouth. Almost as if it’s illustrated but it’s real in the dream. The snake sees me and I am panicked because I know if I turn my back to get out of the creek the snake will attack me. It’s then I see a large branch maybe about 6 to 8 feet long. I grab the floating branch as a weapon to protect myself from the snake. As I grab it and point it in the direction of the snake, the snake attacks it. Its viper-like teeth clench onto the branch and won’t let go. As I keep walking backward and backing up in the creek to find my way to land and a safe place, I can hear my intuition saying “If you’ll just let go of the branch, the snake will hold its grip while you make your way to safety.” I know it in my mind but my body cannot release the grip of the branch. It makes sense but my fear is too great to trust that if I let go I will be safe. And it’s then I woke up.

I know the dream could have multiple meanings but as I interpret it, I feel that the interpretation is that I need to let go of something I’m holding onto. I need to trust my intuition, my God-given central intelligence, and believe that I will be safe when I let go. I believe I need to understand that the attack is harmless and it’s only my fear that is standing in my way.

I need to trust that

“No weapon formed against you shall prosper,And every tongue which rises against you in judgment. You shall condemn.” Isaiah 54:17

Trust myself and have faith in God that I will make it to safety. I will make it to dry land. I will not fail, falter, drown, or be attacked.

Published by Dana

Creative writer about my life and life lessons. Survivor of abandonment, addiction, narcissist relationships, and trauma. Still dealing while I'm healing. Thank you Jesus!

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