By Mac Guerreiro
Eye’m terrified of my instinctual nature. This is what eye realized while watching a Snake Discovery vídeo on understanding a snake’s body language. Watching Emily handle her snakes fearlessly whilst mentioning that when we display uncertain behavior we appear like predators caused me to become aware unlike ever before.
My Cleo is a ball python, one of the most docile species of snakes out there but especially on feeding days eye find myself a little shy with her. Granted eye have accidentally gotten bit which didn’t even hurt but it does contribute to the weariness. Eye feel that eye should mention that she’s only bit me when it was clear that my hand smelled like her food which was totally on me. With all of that said, eye couldn’t quite figure out what it was that keeps me a little weary in spite of my logical mind knowing all that eye just mentioned.
Today’s epiphany let me know that it’s not past experience or even anything either Cleo or eye have done; it’s her instinctual nature and essence all together. It’s the Wild Woman energy that we share regardless of our forms. It’s the truth that she mirrors to me. It’s my own serpentine signature just finally feeling welcome, accepted. It’s my own creative prowess shown through her, the most grounding being eye’ve ever cared for and the most ancient at that.