Galladin is an alligator guide who joined us several years ago. Galladin decided to come forward after we read a charming children's story which featured an alligator as a central character. The alligator had a smile "three feet long", and he loved to look at himself in the mirror. The alligator also loved to help people, but he encountered too many people that were afraid of him.
"Crocodile tears" are an expression of false grief. Alligators and crocodiles are not the same creature, and are as different as tigers and lions (though those are both cats). Alligators serve as transmuters of grief. Humans have many sub-emotions of negativity, including anger and fear, but it is the alligator deva that works specifically with Grief.
Alligators "partner" with water, plant-life, and trees. Alligators are a "Druid" animal. Bayous are repositories of Druidic energy, and this is where alligators do their best work. The sleeping alligator is busy at work, on the astral plane, and is fielding grief energies and transmuting those into healing energies available to the Earth and to Mankind. The alligator channels directly to Mother Earth, through roots and water streams, and Mother Earth returns the transmuted energy through the sands and the rocks.
Grief is a natural emotion, and is one that needs to be expressed by Humans and all beings. Grief is a "sentient" process of empathetic emotion, and is Divine in its purpose. Grief serves purpose when it is manifested as a result of loss, and is proportionate to the loss. In this case, grief "works out naturally" and does not need to be transmuted. If grief is understood or used correctly, that grief can be an out-picturing of a positive celebration of Life and Creation.
Long ago, in many ancient or past cultures, when a family or community member was lost, humans celebrated the life of that person, rather than mourned for the loss. This "celebration" was done in a period of a few days, and then that person was "retired" as a living being, so that the Living could be celebrated, and the "hopes of tomorrow" could be placed on the Living and the Young. Energy was not wasted on those who were not coming back.
In the last few centuries, particularly in North America, grieving has become an art-form, at times worthy of an Emmy Award. Grieving for the past, or the dead, has become a cult of religion, a shroud of suffering and wallowing in sorrow. Other cultures do this as well - to retire the Living as well as the Dead.
Rate this picture two hankies and a sniffle!
"He who cannot come to terms with his grief gives more power to the past than the future." (We would attribute that if we knew who to.)
Grief is an honored process for Humans, and should remain so. However, Humans need to break away from the "forms" of grief - particularly in relation to customs associated with cultures. Every person who feels grief ought to be allowed to express their grief and find compassion, and those who do not truly feel grief should not have to "walk the hills" for the sake of appearance. It is the "wallowing" in grief that causes the most problems, on the astral plane.
By refusing to give up or let go, a Human entraps the energy of the past into the present - but does not have the power to positively effect a change into the physical dense. They simply pull in old patterns, but create no new energy, yet replay old energy until it's in smithereens, and it becomes dispersed as chaotic energy, rather than productive, directed energy.
Alligators field, or channel, excess grief, and direct it to the healing energies of Earth where it may do the most good for everybody.
Galladin says, "Keep on Smiling! Maybe someone will see the Sun shining on your teeth."