Friday, July 10, 2015

Lucy's Skin



I know we've already talked about snakes, but that was before I had a snake living under the flagstone in front of the door to my laundry room named Lucy. Today while I was on my way out of the laundry room, I noticed that Lucy had shed her skin. That's a good sign people! Snakes shed their skin to support continued growth.

Animal Speak says, "In the Americas, the snake served as a prominent symbol in art and lore. To the Native Americans, the snake is a symbol of transformation and healing."

It's been a weird summer since I sprained my ankle and then re-sprained it; I haven't been able to go hiking, my favorite summer thing. I've been resting my ankle and icing it and not practicing Child's Pose or Upward Dog for the last month and it still hasn't felt much better. I went to the chiropractor the other day and he moved a bone from the wrong place back into the right place. My ankle felt more stable immediately, although stiff. Lucy's skin is making me hopeful that all this ankle stuff is just me learning about patience aka growing. William C. Hannan says "I know this transformation is painful but you're not falling apart you're falling into something different, with a new capacity to be beautiful." That's so nice.

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