In an earlier post I spoke about my dragonfly sightings (up to three at last count). For years I have been asked to create a dragonly-inspired piece of jewelry, and for years I have resisted; I have no idea why, maybe I’m just stubborn. Anyway, I took these sightings to be a major message that I really needed to finally carve a dragonfly ring.
Much like the switchplate, this turned out to be easier said than done! I lost track of how many version of this piece I’ve made, but, at last, I created a ring I’m just thrilled with. I think it is one of the best things I’ve ever made.
When a specific animal keeps crossing my path I like to look up their meaning in Medicine Cards by Jamie Sams and David Carson. According to this book, dragonflies bring messages about the nature of illusion. They ask you to look at your own life and realize what is truth and what are the illusions you have created that restrict your your actions/ideas and keep you from realizing your goals. Poweful stuff!
Much like the cicada ring that I created last year as a reminder of transformation, I now wear this dragonfly to remind me of my own power, and that ultimately the majority of obstacles in my life are, truly, my own creation and can removed with a change of mindset.
This is my wish for everyone else, too.