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Blue Dragonfly | Huntington Gardens

Huntington Gardens
July 14, 2013

I met this little feller today. He posed for over 5 minutes for me and smiled the whole time.

Blue Dragonfly


Blue Dragonfly

"You caught me off guard, let me get into official "Dragonfly" pose..."

Blue Dragonfly

"Oh wait... this is better form!"

Blue Dragonfly

"Howeverrrrr, sometimes you have to just let a wing hang loose... be free... Freedom with a heaping side of joy!"

For more about what the dragonfly signifies spiritually, I have quoted the medicine card below by Jamie Sams & David Carson.

Dragonfly ~ Illusion

~ From “Medicine Cards” by Jamie Sams & David Carson ~

Dragonfly medicine is of the dreamtime and the illusionary facade we accept as physical reality. The iridescence of Dragonfly’s wings reminds us of colors not found in our everyday experience. Dragonfly’s shifting of color, energy, form, and movement explodes into the mind of the observer, bringing vague memories of a time or place where magic reigned.

Some legends say that Dragonfly was once Dragon, and that Dragon had scales like Dragonfly’s wings. Dragon was full of wisdom and flew through the night bringing light with his fiery breath. The breath of Dragon brought forth the art of magic and the illusion of changing form.

Dragonfly is the essence of the winds of change, the messages of wisdom and enlightenment, and the communications from the elemental world. This elemental world is made up of the tiny spirits of plants and of the elements of air, fire, water, and earth. In essence, this world is full of nature spirits.

If Dragonfly has flown into your cards, you may have forgotten to water your plants. On another level, you may need to give thanks to the foods you eat for sustaining your body. On the psychological level, it may be time to break down the illusions you have held that restrict your actions or ideas.

Dragonfly medicine always beckons you to seek out the parts of your habits which need to change. Have you put on too much weight, or have you started to look like a scarecrow? Have you tended to the changes you have wanted to make in your life? If you feel the need for change, call on Dragonfly to guide you through the mists of illusion to the pathway of transormation.


Are you trying to prove to yourself or to someone else that you have power? Are you caught in an illusion that weakens your true feelings of minimizes your abilities? If so, you may have contracted “Dragonfly Dive-Bombing.” Is this the final “crash and burn” for some pipe dream that had no real purpose? Look within and feel the sense-of-self energy. Notice if it is ebbing, and find the point in time when you were deluded into believing that you would be happier if you changed because someone else wanted you to. Misery is a prime clue that you lost your will and personal validity when you bought into someone else’s idea of who or what you should be. The illusion was that you would be happier if you did it their way. In forfeiting what you know is right and true for you personally, you give away your power. It is time for you to take it back.

Follow Dragonfly to the place inside your body where magic is still alive and drink deeply of its power. This strength belongs to you. It is the power of becoming the illusion. This ability is ever changing and contains within it the knowledge that YOU ARE CREATING IT ALL.

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Praying Mantis

I had seen the exoskeleton but I thought it was from a grasshopper.
Yesterday morning, I saw movement in my garden.
I found a praying mantis staring back at me.

From my book Animal Spirit Guides by Steven D. Farmer

If Praying Mantis shows up, it means:

  • You could benefit from studying and practicing a martial arts discipline such as Kung Fu, Chi Gong, or Tai Chi (haha, and I do :)), which has a strong meditative and spiritual component.
  • Make prayer, meditation, or contemplation part of your daily regimen, even if only for a few minutes a day.
  • Listen to your instincts as to when to move forward and when to retreat.
  • Spend some time in the natural world, and practice being as still as you can for as long as you can, with nothing else to attend to except your breathing.
  • Consider redirecting your energy by withdrawing it from whatever isn’t working in your life and focusing greater attention on what is working.

Praying Mantis

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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This photo makes me extremely happy.

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Busy Bee

Shot with a lensbaby on my D90… Looking through this lens brought me into another world.

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Lady Bug

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Dragon Fly Dreams

Joshua Tree

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