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Originally posted by BRCMontana
Conquistadork, you said when you tossed the snake away the first time, it returned bigger and meaner looking. Perhaps this is your subconcious attempting to warn you about confronting a problem and dealing with it rather than ignoring it or brushing it off. Your subconcious could think that if you ignore the problem it will become larger and less manageable.
This is just one theory, and I won't discount the possibility of a malevolent force at work, brought up by Majestic12
Originally posted by Conquistadork
It asked me questions of my family, as if it was testing how well I knew them, and everytime I would seemingly get something wrong, it would bite, and that's when it started to hurt.
Originally posted by Mizar
I get killed alot in my dreams... a good 80% of any dream I have I die in, and I dont wake up.... and my deaths are painful.
Originally posted by Mizar
It was a spiruatal dream because I can constantly recall being int he face of death and thinking "God's plan for me isnt what I thought" and then agaisnt all odds I would make it out alive barely and simply praise God for keeping me alive. Strange strange dream....
Originally posted by Zanzibar
Last dream I had is one I have all the time. I just fall off a cliff and slam into the ground, the pain is phenoneomal for a few seconds and then I wake up, remember it was a dream, then go back to sleep.
It doesn't really affect me much, I'm a cheery kind of person so I just get on with it.
A SNAKE BITING YOU: Freud saw this as a classic symbol of self-realization. You either have just had, or are on the verge of an epiphany.
A TALKING SNAKE: This has dual meaning and will largely depend on the dreamer’s personal views of snakes. To a Christian person, a talking snake may represent deception. It may be a mirror of yourself, your guilty conscience acting up because you have deceived someone. It may also be a warning from your subconscious that you are being deceived by something. For a person of another religion or who is not afraid of snakes, a talking snake represents wisdom. This could be your higher self trying to give you a message. Pay close attention to what the snake is saying to you.
Dream symbol: snake
snake, snakes, snaking, snaked
A snake within a dream often symbolizes transformation, resurrection or rebirthing
A snake bite may suggest self-sabotage
Mysticism, healing, enlightenment
Being highly sensitive to the vibrations of others
A sleeping or coiled snake may represent Kundalini energy or life force
A Phallic Symbol
Sexuality or sexual energy
A negative association with a snake may denote being afraid of your own power
Choosing an indirect route or being unfocused
For many westerners, snakes represent fear or death
Something that is snaky may represent betrayal or insidiousness
A devious, sneaky or dangerous person, a snake in the grass
Gillian Holloway, Ph.D.
Snakes as Symbols of Initiation
In many dreams a single snake will come to bite you, and you may in fact be bitten after a brief struggle. To your amazement though, you will not die, and may find that the situation is not as bad as you thought. This type of dream can come when you have been fighting for your life with some problem, relationship or challenge. Such a snake-ordeal is an important signal that you are going through a kind of initiation; a psychological and spiritual trial that has the potential to change your life for the better if you deal with it bravely and with a clear heart. You may have to give up something you thought you couldn't, or take a stand for your principles or faith. This type of dream is responsible for the widely held belief that "snakes represent transformation." In my opinion, these dreams state the potential for growth and transformation inherent within a current difficulty. But to harvest this promise, you must walk through your fears and be willing to let go of the old in order to gain the rewards of the future.
If you have correctly interpreted the snake in your dream, it should make sense when considered against the context of the dream, the setting and the way you felt. Consider whether you're dealing with a sticky problem, the potential for something positive to emerge from current trials, an image of the afterlife, or a sexual symbol. It is also possible that your snake has a very unique meaning. Use these descriptions as a place to start from to uncover the interpretation that is right for you.
Originally posted by saint4God
I found your portrait on the web Zanzibar!
Seriously though, it's great to hear you don't let these thing interfere with having a good day. Truly an inspiration we should all follow
[edit on 22-12-2005 by saint4God]