As many of you know, Erik loves to visit as a dragonfly. I really never paid much attention to these beautiful creatures until he died, and certainly wasn’t aware of any symbolism involved. Now, dragonflies seem to be all around, visiting me and others like never before. When several of the blog members shared what they represent, the dragonfly visits made sense to me.
- The are often represented in Japanese paintings, representing new light and joy. To some Native Americans they are the souls of the dead. Faerie stories say that they used to be real dragons.
- Dragonflies are reminders that we are light and can reflect the light in powerful ways if we choose to do so. “Let there be light” is the divine prompting to use the creative imagination as a force within your life. They help you to see through your illusions and allow your own light to shine in a new vision.
- Dragonfly symbolism crosses and combines with that of the butterfly and change.
- The dragonfly symbolizes going past self-created illusions that limit our growing and changing.
- Dragonflies are a symbol of the sense of self that comes with maturity.
This one is perhaps the most personal message to me (and others) from Erik. It made me a little sad, yet happy for him at the same time:
- A dragonfly lives a very short life and it tries to live to the fullest with what it has. I think this is the greatest lesson for all of us. We should try to enjoy every moment of life with what we have.
One member of the Channeling Erik family, Lidian, graciously shared her own dragonfly stories, including a magnificent photograph and video. Please enjoy as Erik would certainly want you too.
Synchronicities abounding recently! Recently, I got out of my car and my attention was drawn to my car antenna. There was a spectacular orange dragonfly sitting calmly on top of it. For a second I truly thought it was a plastic cat toy that my son put there as a joke. But it was real. Never saw one in Pasadena, CA before – they must live here somewhere, but we don’t have much standing water so that part is a mystery. As I walked up to it I thought for sure it would fly away but it didn’t. It let me get so close that I could see the glittery lace of it’s wings and I swear it smiling at me! It was hot on that antenna and so it flew away and showed me how it could glide on the wind and I thought “oh come back so i can get a picture” and seconds later it came and calmly sat back down and let me take all the pictures I wanted. It got hot again so it flew away and I said if it comes back again, this is a special experience. It did – a total of 10 times. I was so entranced that we blew up one of the pictures and put it in a frame on the living room wall. I think I will call the picture “Erik’s Dragonfly”!
If you look closely, you can make out a mischievous little grin!
Soon after, Lidian shared another encounter:
The dragonfly came back on another day, this time to visit my son, who was really in need of comfort and companionship at the time.
He called to tell me our little visitor came and hung out with him a couple
days after the first visit. That dragonfly actually let Ian give him a
quick pet – a pretty amazing thing to have happen! Maybe your son came to visit mine! If Erik had anything to do with it, it was a very kind and cool
thing to do.
Check out the short video clip for yourself. Was it Erik or someone else? I can’t say for sure, of course, but as long as it gives us comfort and puts a smile on our face and in our hearts, it really doesn’t matter, does it?