Sacred Guardians: The Snake, The Violet and The Water Strider
The imagery on this hand painted Nature Spirit drum is the dance of the snake, the violet and the water strider. Together on this drum, the images represent the power of the water element. The snake represents the deepest and most inner realm of water energy. Think of the power of water to forge deep canyons from stone. This mysterious and powerful force is akin to that of the snake.
The violets represent the physical realm of water, where water nurtures the earth. Violets are thought to be calming and inviting, loving, and serene. They invoke in us the same peaceful sense as that of a mountain lake, cool and tranquil. The violet is the perfect keeper of the water energy that sustains all life on earth. The water striders dance across the surface of the water, completing the circle where water meets air. The flow of the water strider dance is upward into the heavens, to descend again later as rain. This is an energy of completion and replenishment, of joy and renewal.