Hey there, Mindfulness in Every Moment followers. Let me tell you about my logo, the dragonfly.
In almost all parts of the world, dragonflies are associated with transformation and personal growth. Their character represents an ability to look into the deeper aspects of ourselves and life in general. Dragonflies hold a deep personal connection to loved ones who have crossed over. Their symbolism represents the deepest from of connection and grace. When I am visited by one, I pause and listen for the message it is bringing.
Their life cycle inspired the book, Dragonflies and Waterbugs Explaining Death to young children. Let me share an excerpt with you that speaks to the power of transcendence and the beauty of living in each moment.
Waterbugs & Dragonflies — by Doris Stickney, edited by the Rev. Sandy Belcher
By observing the world of nature, we can often gain a glimpse of
some of the great truths about life and death. There is a charming and
poignant little parable about the mystery of life after death that draws
from the amazing metamorphosis of waterbugs into dragonflies.
The story begins with a colony of waterbugs who spend their days
scurrying around in the mud at the bottom of a pond. Every now and
then, a waterbug would climb up the stem of a lily pad and disappear
from sight. The waterbugs agreed that the next one to make that
journey would return to tell the others where she had gone.
But when the next waterbug climbed up the lily stalk and broke through
the surface of the water, she was amazed at what she saw! Her body
had changed, so she now had four silver wings, and a long tail. She was
a dragonfly! She began to fly, swooping and diving with glee through
the air, the bright sunshine warming her new body. Then she
remembered her promise to return to her friends. She could see them
at the bottom of the pond, but when she darted down towards them,
she bounced off the water’s surface.
Now that she was a dragonfly, she could no longer go into the water. At
first she was dismayed, but then she understood that her friends would
all one day join her. They would then soar happily together in the
awesome and colorful new world air and sunshine.
In our waterbug world, we grieve the loss of our loved ones who seem
to disappear from our sight. Let us hold onto the message of the
dragonfly who gives us a glimpse of the wonder of life everlasting.