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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Dragonfly


Renewal ~ Positive Forces ~ Power of Life

I really love Dragonflies. I enjoy watching their wings glisten in the sun as they fly around the pond. I looked up the meaning of dragonfly and found that three phrases inspired my thinking. 'Renewal ~ Positive Forces ~ Power of Life'.
As we as a family have experienced this year, 'bad things happen to good people'. My mother's diagnosis of breast cancer was one of those 'bad things'. But, through the process of her treatment, she has been an inspiration to her family. She inspires me to 'really live' this abundant life we have been given. Looking back over the years of growing up, my mom has been a creative force that has challenged me to create a life with no regrets. I'm always saying, 'you only get one...so live it'!

Here are some interesting facts about dragonflies: Be Inspired!


Fascinating Facts of the Dragonfly:
Dragonfly eggs are laid within their territory near the water. Once hatched, these nymphs will live nearly two years on the bottom of streams and ponds.

As they reach adulthood an amazing thing occurs, they transform into dragonflies and ascend to the air. In the air, they travel with wings that sparkle with spectacular colors by reflecting and refracting light and other colors.

No insect or bird can maneuver as well as a dragonfly. Flying up to 30 mph, they will twist, turn, move up and down, fly backwards, even change directions instantaneously and still will spot movement 40 feet away.

Dragonfly Totem
The power of Dragonfly lies in its ability to see around things by looking from different angles.

Using its ability to transform colors and lights by reflecting and refracting them the Dragonfly shows us that life, like light, can bend, shift, and adapt in various ways, making life's appearance never be what it appears to be.

Dragonfly's abilities show us to see through life's illusions and find our true vision. It calls us to transform within our lives and reminds us to feel deeply so we will have the compassion necessary to help ourselves and others.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Encourage and support someone you know who is undergoing treatment for breast cancer.