A perspective on life and survival as transcribed by an animal communicator.
by Cathy Malkin-Currea
The latest addition to the Galde household is a five-foot red-tailed boa constrictor that had been abandoned in an apartment for a month with no food or water. Recently, the snake was interviewed by animal communicator Cathy Malkin-Currea.
Cathy: I feel that the snake is a female. She would like a name that denotes value and healing. She says she is not that old, maybe a couple of years.
Snake: While snakes can go for a while without food or water, it was the climate in the apartment that proved to be most challenging for me. Thankfully, it was cooler rather than warmer. This way I was able to slow my metabolism down and survive without food or water. Had it been summer, I doubt I would have survived.
Cathy: Phyllis says she will foster you.
Snake: This is fine with me, especially with a larger habitat and more rats to eat. I do enjoy your companionship and attention. My biggest wish right now is to be able to move around outside the confines of a cage. I get all kinked up when I can’t stretch out and move.
Cathy : Do you think?
Snake: Yes, we think. We just don’t think in the same way as humans do. We are wired to be more aware of our senses and learn to think through our senses and trust them. Therefore, we are much more sensitive to our environment then people are. Just by the nature of how we move, we are more in touch with what is around us. Our intelligence is not based on ego, but survival. Humans used to understand this principle as they once lived more like we do. Now humans tend to be led by their ego instead of their heart.
Cathy: What do you think?
Snake: As I mentioned, we don’t “think” in the same way humans do, so it might be hard for you to “wrap your brain around” our thought patterns. Our thoughts work at a different level or vibration, which is difficult for most people to grasp. Our thoughts tend to more of what is needed for basic survival, yet we have plenty of time for meditation and dreams.
Cathy: A friend says that snakes have a brain the size of a grain of sand.
Snake: The belief that the size of one’s brain correlates to the level of intelligence is really the construct of human ego and projection. I feel that I am extremely intelligent and capable of taking care of my needs, which has nothing to do with brain size.
Cathy: Do you have intelligence? Are you aware?
Snake: Yes, I am intelligent, and quite cunning, too. If I were able to live my life free, then you would see the prowess I possess that allows me to hunt successfully and protect my offspring. Sadly, I will never know this side of myself because I am a captive snake and not a free one.
Feelings? Yes, I have feelings just like humans. I feel happiness and sadness. I even feel fear. However, how I respond to my feelings is quite different than humans. It’s my experience that humans don’t want to acknowledge that we have feelings. It’s my belief that if humans did accept that snakes along with all animals had thoughts, feelings, and viewpoints, then people would never treat us so inhumanely. Why? Because they would finally realize that all living beings on Mother Earth are interrelated and interconnected. We are one. Therefore, what you do affects every part of the whole earth. If people would only understand that when they hurt us they are really hurting themselves. This why the earth is experiencing so many changes—humans are disconnected.
Awareness to what degree? Awareness equals survival. Snake awareness is holographic and multi-dimensional.
Cathy: I think that snakes get a bad rap. Why?
Snake: We can be cunning and dangerous, so we create fear in humans.
Cathy: Is it because you have no legs?
Snake: Having no legs has nothing to do with why humans fear us. Millions of years ago snakes came to Earth, and when we met up with humans, we saw their ego. Therefore, we felt we had to let them know that we were a force to be reckoned with. This why so many stories and myths have been created in our honor.
Cathy: What primal thing makes people react so badly in fear of snakes?
Snake: We see into the core of humans and this is why they react with such fear. They know that snake medicine is powerful medicine.
Cathy: Do you like it at Phyllis’s house?
Snake: So far it’s okay. Once I get into a larger area, it will be better. I just need to move and stretch. While I do love to curl up and sleep, it’s just as important that I move. I need a bigger cage.
Cathy: Should Phyllis let you loose next summer and let you forage in the wetlands for mice and food?
Snake: I do not know what freedom is. In my dreams, my ancestors keep the memory of roaming and foraging in my consciousness. Snakes did not come upon the earth to be trapped like slaves and kept captive for their lifetime by humans. We are born free to feel our bellies against the earth, feeling our interconnectedness with all of Mother Earth’s beings and creatures. This is when snakes feel most alive. I hope to one day to live a free life, even if it results in my death.
Cathy: Would you come back in the fall if you were set free?
Snake: I don’t know if I would come back. It just depends on how bonded I am with Phyllis. And even then, there would be no guarantee that I would return.
(At this point I let the snake know that if you let her out this summer and she doesn’t return by early fall, she will die from the elements. The snake then said that she would rather take her chances for one free summer and then death than being held captive at the whims of humans).
Cathy: Do you want to find a different home?
Snake: Phyllis’s home is as good as any, especially if you expand my habitat, feed me well, and want to understand me. I hope that at some point, you will let me out of the cage and allow me to roam and move to experience my body in its fullness.
Cathy: Were you scared coming to Phyllis’s?
Snake: Yes, I was scared. I had no idea what her intentions were and I am still trying to figure them out as I communicate with you.
Cathy: Do snakes get scared?
Snake: Of course we get scared. And when we are scared, we either retreat to safety or, if it’s a matter of survival, strike the object of our fear. Except for hunting for food, I feel my species of snake are gentle souls who are just trying to survive and perpetuate their species.
Humans scare me more than anything. I don’t understand their need to capture animals and keep them caged up in inhumane places. Humans believe that they can better care for us than we can do on our own. Of course, this is ridiculous. We would never do this to another being. We take only what we need from the Earth and leave the rest. Humans consume and take what is not rightfully theirs. I hope that people will look deep into their hearts and ask themselves why they need to take animals out of their habitats and think they can recreate what Mother Nature has done so perfectly.
I hope that those who are reading my words will take them to heart. Snakes need to roam this earth no matter our species type. We share Mother Earth with all species, including humans. Sadly, it’s humans who make the assumptions that they can care better for other species than the species themselves. Take a look around and see what I see. I see the worst that humans can offer. I was bred and raised to be at the mercy of humans. How did they treat me? Like an inanimate object. Then I was left to rot and die.
I am intelligent, sensitive, and very wise. I have thoughts, feelings, and viewpoints just like you. Please try to see things from the animal’s perspective; you might be surprised at what you receive.
As an animal communicator, Cathy Malkin-Currea offers private consultations both in person and by telephone. Her work is internationally recognized with clients throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, China, Egypt, and Australia.