Being a creature that is born in water, flies for its life, yet dies on the land, the dragonfly is a symbol of transformation and change. It connects the worlds of the living and the dead, matter and spirit. Yet, somehow, its beautiful flight always offers hope and joy.
If you’ve been noticing dragonflies more often lately, you’re being called upon to embrace the change that’s in your life. This beautiful animal has been sent from the spirit world to inspire you. It carries a message: You have the strength to become a better version of yourself.
Throughout its lifetime, the dragonfly will change colors. This process of maturing is being mimicked in your own life, as well: It’s time to embrace the shedding of old skins, and wear a new outfit. The dragonfly’s lightness will buoy your spirits, making it easier to rise above whatever challenges you’ve been presented with.
In Mayan mythology, the dragonfly was considered as the animal totem of the goddess of creativity. After nearly being killed, the dragonfly goddess was revived by a song that lifted up her wings. These animals are keepers of our dreams, and help to reflect back what we most desire to see in the universe.
In Swedish myth, dragonflies take a decidedly morbid turn. They check for the souls of bad children, and will stitch shut the mouths of children telling lies. Having been on this earth for millions of years, dragonflies occupy the role of “gatekeeper” in its benevolent and sinister aspects.
The video below has more great dragonfly information: