“The power of Dragonfly lies in its ability to see around things by looking from different angles.” (Dragonfly Totems, n.d.)
My totem came to me at a time when I was least expecting it. I lived in a small town in Wisconsin and found that whenever I stepped outside, dragonflies would surround me. Now, this may not be unusual except for the fact that I lived nowhere near any water source. There was no standing water close by either.
I was, however, at a point in my life where I simply existed. I was in a long-distance relationship that was going nowhere fast. I went to work, came home, went to bed, and did it all over again the next day. All my children were out of the house and I could go a couple of weeks seeing only my patients and co-workers at the hospital.
Therefore, when I noticed all these dragonflies around, I got online and read up on them. I found that they represent change and transformation. I was in dire need of change at that point in my life. LOL What I was unaware of at the time is that this change might take a while. See “dragonflies inhabit to separate realms: air and water” (Dragonfly, n.d.) therefore the number 2 figures into their influence. Any change they may signal could be two years in the making and sure enough it was about a year and a half that my life was devoid of much social interaction.
When my daughter came to visit me one time, her boyfriend did not want to make the two-hour drive home by himself, so he brought a friend along to keep him company. Little did I know that friend would end up being my life-mate. Yes, he is younger than I am by 19 years, but dragonfly teaches us that life is not always as it seems. The magic of dragonfly allows us to “to see through life's illusions and find our true vision” (Dragonfly Totems, n.d.). Our time together has been great for the most part, yes there have been very rough times but we have both seen things that we can change (there it is again) to make it better.
|I guess that dragonfly is not through with me yet!|