|Meeting of the Rainbow Serpent|
Before we can welcome what we yearn for into our lives, we must first be prepared to acknowledge the things we no longer want or need.
It is a recognized fact that there is no such thing as a sick person who is not grieving for something.
If we are grieving for some aspect of life that we feel is out of our reach, no matter how we twist and turn in a vain attempt to draw it closer to us, the grief will always eventually make us ill. We grieve because we love, and to stop grieving suggests that our love has gone.
Grief however, can be turned into power because to have lived with grief is to have known love, a power that empowers us to teach others how to deal with grief and see beyond it.
Snake points out that we need to look deep within ourselves and honour those aspects that pose the greatest threat of making us ill.
We have to hand them over so that we may see clearly again, allowing us to move forward with confidence and a sense of purpose.
Snake suggests that we look at our baggage, our burdens and our pain and transmute them into new opportunity for new life and the chance to start our journey over again.
She offers the chance to physically rebirth ourselves by strengthening us emotionally and deepening our relationship with Spirit. "
Animal Dreaming: The Symbolic and Spiritual Language of the Australasian Animals
GIANT fossilised snake skeletons found on Cape York have unearthed new links to the Dreamtime myth of the Rainbow Serpent.
Fragments of the giant prehistoric snakes, known by the scientific term madtsoiids, that once stalked the Earth have been found by cavers and scientists in the secret "fossil gold mines" of the state's deep north.
Dated back to the Pleistocene epoch, between 2 million and 11,700 years ago, the fossils are believed to be akin to a constricting python, a predator that grew up to 7m long and as thick as a telegraph pole.
Experts question if the giant snakes intersected with the arrival of the earliest humans and if the extinct creature is the latest clue into the mystery of the popular Dreaming story of Australian Aborigines.
The Rainbow Serpent is a story of creation, where a creature of immense proportions moulded the barren earth into mountains, rivers and gorges as it moved across the featureless land.
Secret caves in Cape York reveal fossilised snake skeletons and link to Dreamtime