Walk through the grass with bare feet

I was out on a walk yesterday and went through a little grassy area. As is my custom, when I got to the grass, I took off my shoes and started to walk through the grass with bare feet. All of a sudden, a dragonfly buzzed right by my head! I LOVE it every time that happens! I always stop and watch them as long as possible when I see them. : )

After that one flew off, I turned back around to continue my walk. Then I saw another one! What a great day! And as I watched that one fly around, I looked at the bigger picture – as I softened my gaze and looked at the entire grassy area.

Then I saw them.

There were hundreds of dragonflies! Maybe more!

Once upon a time, I would have thought, “Oh isn’t that great! How fun to see a bunch of them at once.” And then I would just go on about my day.

But as the years pass, I have come to see that,

these are not chance encounters at all.

I have come to see that we are all more connected than we may realize. Even with animals and insects. Just like we are attracted to certain people as friends or business partners, we are also attracted to specific animals at different times. And often, if we are listening, they have a message for us.

Dragonflies are all about transformation. They bring messages like, “It’s time to begin a transformation from what was to what is coming,” or, “You’re doing a great job! Keep it up! The work is worth the outcome!” or, “That transformational journey you are on? Guess what? You did it! You’re on the other side! Congratulations!”

Now, they haven’t actually said those things to me. Not out loud. But their messages are just as clear as if they had.

So, think about your last few days or weeks – who has wandered across your path recently? What do you think the message for you could be?