Dragonflies are ancient insects dating back over 180 million years old. In the USA alone there are over 650 species of dragonflies in the US alone. These amazing creatures have been a symbol of grace in teachings of Feng Shui, and a symbol in shamanism for transformation and seeing in a new light.
Dragonflies spend their first two years in the water as nymphs. Then they climb from the water and transform completely into winged insects with great agility and speed. Their agility in flight is similar to that of the hummingbird, another powerful totem spirit.
The dragonfly is a symbol of transformation. With all great transitions in life we must understand that there are steps along the way, and all change takes time.
Because the dragonfly spends such a long period of its life in the water it possesses many of the water qualities. There is the emotional, introspective quality of the water, as well as the ability to flow. The dragonfly experiences great transformation in the water, shedding up to fifteen skins.
Dragonflies possess the spectrums of color in their transparent wings and their vision. We can bring focus to the great spectrum of luminous colors available to us through our higher spiritual presence. The multi-faceted eyes of a dragonfly also show us that anything can be seen from different perspectives, even the illusions of life.
Dragonflies and Meditation
You can bring the influence of the dragonfly totem into our meditation.
- Dragonflies remind us to take flight, moving out of the stories we live within.
- You can look past the illusions, finding greater clarity with your emotions and introspective self.
- Bring the prism-like luminous colors through your aura as a cleansing renewal.
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