When You Dream About Snakes, Start Looking for Jealousy
If you have ever been to one of my dream meetings, you will almost always hear me say that snakes are about change, transformation especially at the beginning stages of change, but there is hardly another animal on the planet that evokes so much fear as a snake. Part of the problems with snakes is that you can’t see them until you are right upon it. If it is poisonous, then its effects from biting you can be really deadly.
Jealousy as an emotion most simulates the way a poisonous snake acts. People who have problems with jealousy tend to use vicious poison in a hidden way so that they can protect the power and things, especially relationships, that they already have. Its dirtiest weapon is usually backbiting. Backbiting is the act of trying to maintain what you have by purposely spreading negative information about another so that they will look bad and be disfavoured in certain people’s eyes.
If a poisonous snake appears in your dream, one of the important questions to ask is, “Who is the snake and what is the snake protecting?” Jealousy is often portrayed in romantic relationship issues, but it is not exclusive to them. People who managed to claw their way to the top of an organization in negative ways are guaranteed to be full of it and their poison is lethal.
The worst kind of poison that I have faced is institutional backbiting. This is where the head of the organization allows people to report negative things about others in the organization without going through proper channels and then the person is believed without the facts having been thoroughly investigated. Jealousy does not want to investigate facts because it is interested in maintaining power and recognition. It sees people doing excellent work as a threat to their position because they have earned their position by doing a lot of negative behavior. Allowing an uninvestigated fact to be perceived as true is how the snake’s poison infiltrates the organization and then ruins people’s livelihoods. It discredits good work and then allows the leader to maintain power. It is very effective and very lethal. A leader who is good at it can have most people believing the poison so that his name remains in good.
When you are attacked by jealousy, the first thing that tends to happen is that you begin to doubt yourself and your abilities, but what it takes to overcome the attacks is a huge amount of self discipline in the mind. Self discipline of the mind means being able to investigate the facts to see if they are true. If someone is jumping the normal procedures to go to the top and then top is allowing it to happen, then you can be certain, that what they are reporting is plague with lies and it is a huge cover up for their own ineptness. Leaders just feed on it so that they can protect what they have.
What to do? A poisonous snake dream is a warning. It first requires finding out who is jealous, and then it requires re-focusing on the goals in the light of an environment filled with its poison. What poison usually does is destroy the minds ability to think clearly, so first you keep your goals like doing excellent work and then you keep your mind by seeing with your own eyes what is truly happening. You always have options, but first you need to have your own mind that has self discipline. The goal of a leader who is threatened by you is to get rid of you, plain and simple. Sooner or later you will get the boot.
So I think that the best thing to do when you start recognizing institutional jealousy is realize that you are already fired. As soon as you recognize that jealousy has already fired you from your relationship or work, then you have options. When you hold onto thinking that you are going to keep the relationship, you are just wasting a lot of time. The relationship is over so what are your options?
Snakes mean change so a poisonous one is just opening some new doors for you by signaling his jealousy and that the relationship is over. Keep your mind and assess your options. The new options are always much better than the old.