Who would guess a snake would find this a safe homestead? A quaint wheelbarrow and plant display in a yard, why of course subconsciously prompted to stowaway the limbless one, the one with out eyelids, yes the one with the forked tongue!
Did you know reptiles use the tip of their tongue to sense from which direction a smell is coming? Don’t think he sensed the very curious little human who lived nearby though!
Would often think of that expression as a negative; forked tongue and yet we eat with a fork, digest words and honestly we all know it’s not what goes in rather what comes out of a heart which harms. So what is the big deal with snakes anyhow? EXACTLY what my grandchild thought! Why it’s just an interesting creation to CATCH and capture she did!
Fearless she reached for the twisting flash of energy, a tumble here scampering there and BAM the wriggly form was snatched from the grass. Confidently she held on to this reptile, totally fascinated she tightly gripped her new found friend. Didn’t you know, all of nature was her friend?!! The frogs, the birds (which she hasn’t caught…yet…) fish and bugs, all of nature was her friend, her pets, until Mommy and Daddy said “Ok let them go home to their families” Yes, my grandchild understood at this tender age, the magic of the transmutation and cycle of wholeness; yes, living with out fear. Nature was fascinating!
In Canada there lives only one venomous snake; the rattle snake. So thankfully when grandma witnessed this capture she rested inside knowing her progeny was safe from any harm. She was demonstrating what she did years ago in her youth, it brought a tear to my eye witnessing her zeal, her parents gentle guidance and I felt the warmth radiate within. Certainly this wasn’t the poison she needed to be protected from.
Ahh yes, to have the ability to sense like the snake, where a smell is coming from. To know the innocence of living without fear. . . that even the worst bite, opens you to heaven to heal you and you will emerge stronger, wiser and humbly aware of how authentically alive you are! Yup, heaven on earth witnessed once again.