Just a couple days ago I was stopped at a traffic light as I exited the freeway, returning home after a long busy day. My thoughts drifted, and my consciousness was far away in this momentary break from reality as I waited for the light to change.
I was suddenly pulled back into the moment by a sudden movement around my car. A dragonfly zipped past the driver side window, directly into my visual path, and stopped right in front of my windshield. It was as if I was being summoned to release the place and thought where I had drifted, and return to a conscious state. The reminder was accepted, and I smiled as I remembered that it is our being that matters, not the details of days.
The dragonfly is honored as an ancient symbol of spirituality. The dragonfly is thought to be connected to Freya the Norse goddess of love, fertility and warfare. What could possibly connect the dragonfly with love? The paired bodies of mating dragonflies form the shape of a heart, the modern symbol of love.
Some think the dragonflies appearance is prehistoric, and I don’t think we’re too far off. The oldest known species of dragonfly is the 320 million year old Delitzschala bitterfeldensis.
Is there some intuitive meaning if you see a dragonfly? I believe more than anything that we are pulled from our mental imprisonment and fixation on our thoughts by the dragonfly, just the same as with the hummingbird. A visit may appear to be deliberate, and many write it off as imagined, but somehow we know the purpose it serves. The meaning is felt in the heart and soul, and when we ask in a reading session the answers returned are often confirmations of what we already know.