The other day I revisited a hike that I like, the Cam Boh trail into the Panther Wash Trail into the Roadrunner Trail. The trails are in the Saguaro National Forest West, outside of Tucson, AZ.
I had been asking snake spirit to come to me. Soon after starting the Cam Boh trail, my hiking buddy pointed out a rattlesnake slightly up ahead, with it’s nose and top 1/2 of it’s body under a bush to the side of us, and the bottom 1/2 of it’s body sticking out on the ground.
Many people are afraid of snakes and yet my experience with snakes, (after my fear of them turned into fascination) is that they don’t want to harm you, they’d rather stay out of your way.
I feel that is true of many of the things we are afraid of, as we project into our future or our past, making up these things that might never happen, or making things that did happen bigger than they were at the time.
When hiking in snake country and season, it is important to stay present and aware, which is a great way to be in all our life. Then, we are able to stay safe, and make supportive decisions based on the information we are guided to in the moment, and see when something we are afraid of, isn’t really true at all, and if it is, we can make healthy choices to either avoid it, or move past it in a supportive way.
In hypnotherapy and NLP there are techniques to use to help people release a true phobia and move past their fears. If you are in need of such help, please contact me and see if I can be of service. Otherwise,…stay alert, stay in the moment, breathe and keep moving forward! You will reach your dreams.