The lure of the dragonfly has been in existence for over 300 million years, continuing to draw people from many cultures and civilizations. They are a symbol of change and self-realization, navigating the environment with elegance and grace, as they begin life in the water and magically transition to life in the air. Dragonflies are mystical and wonderous, reminding us of the change that can occur with the slightest breeze. They provide the courage and strength to move through illusions and bring dreams into reality, helping us on our path of discovery and enlightenment. They show us that no matter how brief our time here; we are never too old to make this kind of life transitions and transformations.
The spirit of the dragonflies is very powerful. In some Native American beliefs, it is said that the dragonflies are a symbol of renewal after a time of great hardship. The Japanese believe that dragonflies are symbolic of success, victory, happiness, strength, and courage. In Indian culture they believe that dragonflies are the embodiment of spirits that have already gone on; they are the bringers of dreams from the afterlife. When a dragonfly sits on your shoulder, all your dreams are thought to come true. Listen to the wind in your soul with heartfelt anticipation, lightness of being and Joy!
The writing of this book was set in motion by a force far greater than I. It is compelling and written from the heart. Life brings us challenges but also rewards. Sad times but also good ones. Pain is a doorway, through which you can find the magic in a myriad of facets that compose one’s life; more importantly healing from within. Stay positive and focused in the face of adversity. Practice mindfulness and in the silence, find the true nature of yourself.