Snake Medicine – Poem by Gloria Rohlfs

Snake medicine is with us.

We can pretend our skin is not shedding,

We can attempt to remain underground, curled up and quaking,

We can refuse to digest our life and suffer indigestion.

Or we can embrace the magic of our transmutation–

Chew on our life, swallow and savor it,

Slither out of our skin and leap out of ruts with passion,

Swirl into new experiences and dance,

Then feel the sun on our skin and dream.

– Gloria Rohlfs 2011


I’m sharing this, this Sunday, as I lean into some very big questions and know that some powerful change is underfoot for me. I’m resisting much of it and that is not serving. So instead, I seek to follow the wisdom of this poem and the snake shedding its skin with no resistence. Surrender… it is the way…

Another quote:

Nothing stays the same

save the heart of Mystery,

where all are held safe.

– excerpt by Mimi Foyle, 2011

Big Love to all who are feeling these energies and changes… Big Love.

(and thank you to WeMoon 2013 Calendar for these gifts of wisdom this morning.)

About Mare Cromwell

Referred to as “The Voice of Earth Mother” by a gifted Shoshone elder, Mare Cromwell is a multi-award-winning author, Medicine woman/Lightworker and healer. She has also been told by another gifted elder that her work with Earth Mother is in the prophecies. Her books include: "The Great Mother Bible"; "Messages from Mother.... Earth Mother"; and "If I gave you God’s phone number.... Searching for Spirituality in America". She has studied with Native American teachers for twenty-one years and sat on the World Council for Wisdom Gatherings for three years. Mare leads workshops on our Sacred Planet-Earth Mother, Womb Wisdom and Sacred Silliness and more. She is the visionary and producer of the 1000 Goddesses Gathering in Washington DC. Mare loves to be involved in Ceremony. She is also a former worm herder. She calls Western Maryland home.
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