Lizard… will you dream with me?
Travel across the stars?
Beyond the place of time and space,
There live visions from afar.
Lizard sat lolling in the shadow of a big rock, shading himself from the desert sun. Snake crawled by, looking for some shadow to coil up in and rest. Snake watched Lizard for awhile as Lizard’s eyeballs went side
to side behind his enormous closed lids. Snake hissed to get Lizard’s
attention. Slowly Lizard’s dreaming eyes opened and he saw snake.
“Snake! You scared me! What do you want?” Lizard cried.
Snake spit his answer from his forked tongue. “Lizard, you are always getting the best shadow spots in the heat of the day. This is the only big rock for miles. Why don’t you share your shade with me?”
Lizard thought for a moment, then agreed. “Snake, you can share my shade spot, but you have to go to the other side of the rock and you must promise not to interrupt me.”
Snake was getting annoyed. He hissed, “How could I bother you Lizard? All you are doing is sleeping.”
Lizard smiled knowingly. “Oh Snake, you are such a silly serpent. I’m not sleeping. I’m dreaming.”
Snake wanted to know what the difference was, so Lizard explained. “Dreaming is going into the future, Snake. I go to where future lives. You see, that is why I know you won’t eat me today. I dreamed you and I
know you’re full of mouse.”
Snake was taken aback. “Why Lizard, you’re exactly right. I wondered why you said you should share your rock.”
Lizard laughed to himself. “Snake,” he said, “you are looking for shade and I am looking for shadow. Shadow is where the dreams live.”
Lizard medicine is the shadow side of reality where your dreams are reviewed before you decide to manifest them physically. Lizard could have created geting eaten by Snake if he had so desired.
Lizard is the medicine of dreamers. Whether dreamers smoke you or dream you, dreamers can always help you see the shadow. This shadow can be your fears, your hopes, or the very thing you are resisting, but it
is always following you around like an obedient dog.
If Lizard dreamed appears to you or draws your attention, it may be time to look and see what is following along behind you. Is it your fears, your future trying to catch up to you, or is it the part of you that wants to
ignore your weaknesses and humanness?
Lizard may be telling you to pay attention to your dreams and their symbols. Make a dream log and record all that you remember. Be sure to pay attention to each individual symbol or recurring pattern. If you do
not remember your dreams, you could try setting a music alarm for 2 a.m.
or 3 a.m. Or you could try drinking a lot of water before bedtime and
allow your bladder to wake you up. Dreams are very important. Pay
attention to them.
From: Medicine Cards by Jamie Sams and David Carson