Thursday, September 23, 2010

A Dragonfly Present from Carol

 Hi Blogging Buddies,

I couldn't resist sharing this beautiful parcel Carol sent me in the mail all the way from America.  For my regular followers you may have seen Carol's name in the comment sections of my posts.  Carol comments on every single post I make and is a wonderful blogging buddy.  One day when she comes to Australia she is going to come and visit me!

Carol made me this beautiful dragonfly scarf herself, and she gave me this gorgeous dragonfly necklace and last, but by no means least her stunning dragonfly card.

My sister is going to be so envious because she just loves dragonflies...and so do I. 
She told me that dragonflies symbolise freedom.  After a quick google search I found that there is more to the symbol of the dragonfly.  I cut and pasted a bit of info from this website here.

Symbolisms of the Dragonfly

Maturity and a Depth of character
The dragonfly, in almost every part of the world symbolizes change and change in the perspective of self realization; and the kind of change that has its source in mental and emotional maturity and the understanding of the deeper meaning of life.
The traditional association of Dragonflies with water also gives rise to this meaning to this amazing insect. The Dragonfly’s scurrying flight across water represents an act of going beyond what’s on the surface and looking into the deeper implications and aspects of life.

Power and Poise
The dragonfly’s agile flight and its ability to move in all six directions exude a sense of power and poise - something that comes only with age and maturity.
Defeat of Self Created Illusions
The dragonfly exhibits iridescence both on its wings as well as on its body. Iridescence is the property of an object to show itself in different colors depending on the angle and polarization of light falling on it.
This property is seen and believed as the end of one’s self created illusions and a clear vision into the realities of life. The magical property of iridescence is also associated with the discovery of one’s own abilities by unmasking the real self and removing the doubts one casts on his/her own sense of identity. This again indirectly means self discovery and removal of inhibitions.

Focus on living ‘IN’ the moment
The dragonfly normally lives most of its life as a nymph or an immature. It flies only for a fraction of its life and usually not more than a few months. This adult dragonfly does it all in these few months and leaves nothing to be desired. This style of life symbolizes and exemplifies the virtue of living IN the moment and living life to the fullest. By living in the moment you are aware of who you are, where you are, what you are doing, what you want, what you don’t and make informed choices on a moment-to-moment basis.
This ability lets you live your life without regrets like the great dragonfly.

The opening of one’s eyes
The eyes of the dragonfly are one of the most amazing and awe inspiring sights. Given almost 80% of the insect’s brain power is dedicated to its sight and the fact that it can see in all 360 degrees around it, it symbolizes the uninhibited vision of the mind and the ability to see beyond the limitations of the human self. It also in a manner of speaking symbolizes a man/woman’s rising from materialism to be able to see beyond the mundane into the vastness that is really our Universe, and our own minds.
My favourite symbolism is "living in the moment" I think.  What is yours?
Thank you so much for my beautiful gift Carol...I will treasure it always.

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