It’s own venom made the snake sick...
During one of my difficult ascension symptom times years ago I was attending a sweat lodge and approached a Dine’ (Navajo) healer whom I was watching from a distance as he magically cured a woman from her migraine headache sufferings. I asked him if he could help with my chronic neck pain that I had been experiencing for many moons. He proceeded with his particular healing ways- brushing a feather along my neck in quick swipes and pulling out whatever I had in there. I entered the lodge pain free. After we had finished with our ceremony we all sat down to enjoy a much deserved feast together.
The Medicine Man approached me and said in an airily daunting way, “whatever you had in your neck it made me sick. Whoever you are hanging around with stay away from them.” Now, I knew in my mind that was a rather harsh thing to hear from someone who was only trying to help. I felt a little guilty, but at the same time I thought, “why would someone who does this work on a regular basis not have the proper protection they need?” I suppose it happens from time to time, as in this case. Anyway, I pondered on that for awhile. Grandmother was over hearing our conversation and she said, “Never apologize.” I felt a little better after she chimed in with her wisdom. As I continued on enjoying my food I thought about what the Medicine Man said about the person I had been exposed to. I had a hunch on who it was, for now. For an entire year I worked on mending that relationship and in the end I had a nightime dream that we both had a baby together and it was toaster, haha! We ended up going our separate ways as what happens in life when lessons are learned and experiences are finished. It wasn’t until a few years later when I truly understood what the Dine’ Healer meant by staying away from whoever it was that was influencing me in this way. I came to the realization that the “other” was none other than myself.
I was surprised and shocked at first, and then had a big “Aha!” moment. “Could I really be the one who was ultimately getting myself sick? How could this be?” It was the way I was thinking, protecting myself, and shutting my heart down. I was creating negative thought patterns and sending them so deeply inside it was creating a self inflicted torture that was silently paralyzing me. Yes, that relationship with that person was causing stress and triggering me to respond in a way that was harming myself. The frustrating thing is that they will never know what I went through. The only one who was burned was me. So, how did I handle this? I sat down in the middle of myself and had a sobering conversation with an aspect who had been hiding. She didn’t realize she was causing harm. Her intentions were always true to protect what she perceived as the enemy outside, or the “wolves at the door.” What does one do when the wolves are at the door? They batter down the hatches, board up the windows, and hide. That is what she did.
A human being is not singular, but a multidimensional ever expanding consciousness with many aspects integrating or not as they move in and out of time and space. Once these aspects are gathered together through the act of self realization they become facets. These facets are the collective “I Am” presence, where wisdom flows at any given moment. There are some aspects who may not feel comfortable to integrate, let them be. A person can realize themselves as God too, AND a human being. This is multi-tasking and being one with multi dimensionality. With that being said, the question that I had for this kind Medicine Man was, “What if that person I should stay away from is me?” As any Master knows, the answer comes before the question is even asked. That protective aspect is no longer hiding. In fact, not only is she not hiding anymore, but she is ecstatic that I have recognized her and gave honor for the only thing she knew to do and that is to protect me.
Mental possession is real and a large portion of the human population suffers from this self induced affliction. They spend most of their time with internal dialog consisting of dilemma's similar to what I went through. Is it there for a reason? Absolutely. It will continue until the human is ready to leave their cage; Until they are ready to stop arguing for their limitations; Until they are ready to see that they are comprised of many aspects whom they created themselves for the experience of existing in duality. Some of these aspects are fine left to themselves as long as the human recognizes and honors them. They are not going to join the party with the rest, but what they will do is leave you alone if you let them be. Like a snake that may come across your path one day.
If you let the snake be, she will let you be.
Blog/Musings by Muriel Shickman
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