There have been hundreds of beautiful dragonflies flitting about our pasture over the past couple of months. I’ve always thought that dragonflies prefer to be near water, but our field is bone dry, without a drop of water in sight, so I decided to have a little fun by researching the meaning of the dragonfly. It’s been nearly 6 years since Cain passed away, and I still receive signs from him, though not as often…or so I thought! Maybe the dragonflies are here to feast on bugs that lay between the blades of grass, but the symbolic meaning of the dragonfly spirit guide is hard for me to ignore.
Dragonflies have traditionally been one of a select few creatures that have been known to carry a departed one’s energy (soul) to their loved ones. Contact from one of these simple creatures brings peace to a grieving soul. A light touch reminds us that our loved ones are never that far away, even after death.
They teach us about the brevity of life. Just as most butterflies live a few hours to a few days, the same is true of the dragonfly, which lives up to a few short months. They remind us of the beauty within that short space of time, and that beyond what we cannot see lies beauty as well.
The dragonfly is also connected to the symbolism of change and light. When the dragonfly shows up in your life, it’s an indication that it’s time for a change. Just like the dragonfly changes colors as it matures, you may be called to live and experience yourself differently, and it may remind you to bring a bit more lightness and joy into your life.
Relish each moment, and live your life to the fullest…may everyone be followed by dragonflies!