Feel me in this space, in the sounds you hear, in the atmosphere around you. You are part of the Earth, part of me. But you are oblivious to this fact, because many of you live in your head and have lost contact with the most living part in yourself: your strength, your passion, your feelings. For most people, there is a veil over these elemental forces even though they are what connects you with me, the Earth, and with life.
These elemental forces reside in your abdomen. It is where the raw emotions reside: wild waves in a turbulent sea. At the same time, there is in your abdomen the possibility of a deep silence in which you feel connected with all life on Earth and are a part of it. Know that in the center of your abdomen, two extremes are located: the peaks and valleys of your emotional life and, at the same time, the anchor, the foundation of your existence: the connectedness with all life that is experienced in silence and openness.
I ask you to descend with me into your body, into your abdomen. First feel your feet firmly on the ground. Connect with me through the floor; feel my energy. Everything on and in me is alive: the soil, the rocks, the grass, the plants, the trees, the animals. Everything is alive and has consciousness to one degree or another.
All your body is part of this living whole. You have a home here as a human being, yet you often feel without roots, and not at all at home. You wonder what you are doing here, what your role and task is. But see the life around you that does not have that concern. It just is; it lives and enjoys and feels fulfillment.
Now, go with your attention to your abdomen and breathe with ease into the center of your abdomen. Connect with the natural, spontaneous power there that does not question why you are alive or why you have the right to exist. Become a part of my nature by letting go of all your cares and fretting, and come home to me. I am your mother; I can care for you if you align with my rhythms.
And what are these rhythms? Descend even farther into your abdomen. Imagine that your consciousness nestles completely in your pelvic cavity and takes a rest from all thought. Your consciousness feels snug in the hollow of your pelvis. There, it discovers that you are connected to me through your lowest chakra, which roots you into the Earth, and you let go of feeling separate by feeling supported by me.
Imagine that a snake is curled up in your abdomen. A snake is an animal that might evoke resistance in some, but it is a natural beast of the Earth. It has a lot of power and is a symbol of much energy that is loving and powerful and can eliminate many taboos or prohibitions. But I am not going to speak about the meaning of the serpent as a symbol. I simply ask you to imagine that a snake is coiled inside your abdomen.
Have respect for the power of this animal. Feel the muscle strength throughout this snake’s body. Feel what it is like to be a snake that, in nature, moves across the ground beneath a forest canopy, and how your whole body is then connected to the soil, the dust, the rocks. A snake lives very close to the Earth. A snake is intelligent and takes the strength of the Earth completely into its body, while it also soaks up the sunlight and integrates the cosmic energies from above.
Now imagine that this powerful snake, full of Earth energy and full of Sun wisdom, slowly uncoils in your abdomen and gradually rises up your spinal column through the levels of your stomach and your chest. Feel at ease with its power; make the snake as large or as small as feels comfortable to you. If you feel tense doing this, give the snake a more modest size. This snake reflects a primal force within you.
If you allow this force to ascend through your spinal column very quietly, without forcing it, see what happens inside you. If you sense a blockage on a certain level of your body: your stomach, your chest, your throat, then ask this snake: “What is it that you want me be aware of? What would you like to tell me today? Is there something in me that I hold down which I don’t want to see?” Trust this snake; it is a channel for your primal energy.
Imagine that the head of the snake, when it is fully ascended, is now located in your head. Feel the liberating action of that happening. The snake expels excess thoughts, unnecessary analyses and worry. The snake is sure of itself and has no need to prove itself. The snake has a natural strength and for that reason it is a symbol for healing: the caduceus of the physicians.
Finally, I would like to say something in general. Humanity on Earth is in a process of change and you feel called – are called – to contribute in some way to this change; to facilitate the birth of a new consciousness. Because it can be a painful process, and because many people live in their heads and have lost connection to their grounding, this process of change can cause them to lose their balance.
But this process of change is unstoppable. Those who are joined to their foundation and possess the basic trust that they are welcome on Earth can fulfill an important and leading role in this birthing process. Have the confidence that although you have come here for yourself, you are also here to be a midwife who assists others in their new birth. This role makes you happy, deep down, and joyful. Do not hold it back any longer!
I need you. You can bridge the gap between me, nature, and humans. That bridge is needed and is a restoration of balance. This is not a role or task that should feel as a heavy burden on your shoulders; it can be light and easy. If you believe in yourself and do what you love to do, you will automatically find the way and you will contribute to the bigger picture. Trust your nature, your instincts, and call up the snake in you when you wish for more clarity.
Thank you so much for your attention.
© Pamela Kribbe
Translation by Maria Baes and Frank Tehan