17 Oct Saving the Dragon
Saving the dragon.
dragons are symbols of the earth. Molten lava in their veins – breathing fire. Regeneraiting the land. creating new earth to sustain all life.
this is why most myths have the hero slaying the dragon. notice how the hero is always masculine.
So first web search turns up this:
“They traditionally symbolize potent and auspicious powers, particularly control over water, rainfall, typhoons, and floods. The dragon is also a symbol of power, strength, and good luck for people who are worthy of it in East Asian culture.”
the second listing:
European dragons: The European dragons are depicted as fire-breathing, winged beasts living in underground lairs or in rivers. They were believed to guard great treasures and were often associated with heroes who try to slay them. For instance, there is the all too familiar tale of the venerated military saint, Saint George killing a dragon. Thus, according to the European myths the dragons are symbolic of sin, wickedness, and ferocity. However, the Welsh folklore contains some notable exceptions to this view.
Asian Dragons: In the Orient, dragons symbolize wisdom, longevity, sexuality, fertility, procreation, and regeneration. They are seen as mythical beings having magical powers and symbolize water in the Asian cultures. The dragons of ancient India have been the Nagas’, serpents that existed in the underworld and harbored enmity with the Eagle-Man God, Garuda. These creatures were considered the wise and benign guardians of the life-giving properties of water.
Japanese Dragons: The Japanese dragons are considered to be water deities. These huge, wingless serpentine beasts with clawed feet are related to rain and water bodies.
Vietnamese Dragons: According to Vietnamese mythology too, dragons bring rainfall and are symbolic of life, growth, existence, and prosperity. Similarly, in the Korean culture also dragons are regarded as bringers of clouds and rain and are associated with water and agriculture.
Chinese Dragons: The ancient Chinese regarded the dragon as the most potent of all symbols of energy and good fortune. They believed it to be the harbinger of incredible luck, prosperity, abundance, consistent success and high achievement. It was said to represent potent propitious powers, especially control over rainfall, floods, and hurricanes. The dragon is still a very popular symbol that stands for valiance, heroism, boldness, self-confidence, power, excellence, perseverance, nobility, vitality and happiness. It brings about physical as well as spiritual well-being and strength. It is related to the spring season and is representative of auspiciousness and new beginnings.
Together with the Phoenix, the dragon symbolizes perfect balance. The dragon is a symbol of Yang and the phoenix of Yin and their union is representative of good luck, success, love, and enlightenment. The Chinese dragons are often depicted with a pearl under the chin. Generally, it is said that the pearl symbolizes riches, prosperity and great fortune, while some mystics believe it to represent wisdom, enlightenment, and truth.
While most of the other cultures view dragons as an essential part of their folklore, the dragon symbol is still deep-rooted in the Chinese culture. It is a revered figure that continues being identified with excellence, success, and affluence.
American Dragons: The dragons in the modern North American and the ancient Mesoamerican mythologies are mostly serpentine in form. The US and Canada have a common dragon, the ‘Horned Snake’ that is not a bad creature and is believed to come to the aid of young women. The Mesoamerican dragons are important gods in the Aztec and the Mayan cultures. Most notable among them is the Feathered Serpent, the Quetzalcoatl or Kukulkan. The benevolent dragon is credited with creating the Earth and everything else on it. It was believed to devour evil people and could control the weather and the rain, just like the Chinese and many other Asian dragons.
So ya, dragons as Mother Earth, Mighty Earthling herself.
It turns out i have been following dragons. they along with redwood tops against a dazzling night sky….Harbin first with its dragon gate and its night sky. then Camp & sons with dragons drool and its night sky. New Mexico is where i can experience real dragons, snakes – tho did see one in Butano! and a fox!
I see she has been giving me images – search images that tap my soul, that speak loudly to me. Hot springs – the feeling of being enveloped and hugged by mama earth herself. that is a search feeling.
what i hope to give the next generation is the ability to feel – feel with all of their cells and listen with all of their cells. this is the way to find your soul and to hear what you are meant to do, to hear what that unique puzzle piece is that you are meant to do – that your soul is singing to you about. you can certainly hear her when you really listen. and you are listening even when you didn’t know you are listening. like i didn’t know i was listening to dragon…but turns out i was.
that my dragon awoke the day with Melanie when we stopped where the snake told us to stop. And in that vision she breathed out fire like it was going to save her life – like self expression all over the place and how Melanie saw the divine chakra explode .. that is my dragon. Awakening. In actuality.
i want to go visit her.
how harry and heroine and Ron escaped the dark forces by riding mother earth herself out of the dungeon – the most secure treasure but hoarding it for wizards not for the creatrix herself – the dragon – the one who has treasure by nature of her being, she does not steal it, men steal it from her. and call themselves heroes.
it is so beyond time to be that dragon. to channel that righteous rage and use it to transform. to break out of our prison of greed and prejudice. to fly free with the power and determination of mother earth herself. to stop being afraid of the dragon and recognize her for the truly magnificent and magical creature she actually is.
And then how to breathe in that fire to breathe out that fire.
it takes sacred sexuality. it takes being in circle with dragons and other feminine / create – ive energy.
The council of all beings – or maybe we just convene councils with the redwoods right now – the elders – the oldest and wisest. I do know this is a priority. the same is true for oaks.
Priority: protect the oldest creatures and ask them for their wisdom. and then LISTEN. and then ACT.
yes we need the barricade holders – they are essential. and hopefully we can all be barricade holders but otherwise we need to CREATE. just be ALIVE. I have also been guided by that quote
“what the world needs is people who have come alive.” for reals. its not just a birthday card.
What the earth needs is people who have come alive and who are creating more life (not humans).
Maybe my tattoo would be a dragon.