Over the years here, we’ve discussed past lives quite a bit.  I know this is not our only journey, our only adventure in a physical body, because I’ve seen many of my own, and plenty of them for others.

             What we maybe haven’t covered as much is the exact type of bodies we’ve been wearing.  And yes, our material coverings are pretty similar to how we drape these shells with clothing.

All sizes, shapes, colours.

             In our various guises, through the soul’s experience here on a solid planet, we don a variety of husks.  We have been all the categories in one life or another.

             Technically speaking, whatever style we have on right now, is the one which is specifically suited for the purpose of this journey, and that we* chose.  (Remember the affirmation: I am in the perfect body for this soul’s purpose.)

*I know, what the actual fuck were we thinking?!

             To remind us of this Universal Truth, our daily draw has arrived in the form of this validation.

animal messages, oracle cads, dragonfly messages

“Dragonfly  ~  27  ~  Illusion

Dragonfly medicine is of the dreamtime and the illusionary façade 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 its fiery breath.  The breath of Dragon brought forth the art of magic and the illusion of changing form.  Then Dragon got caught in its own façade.  Coyote tricked Dragon into changing form, and the shape of its new body became like Dragonfly’s.  In accepting the challenge to prove its power and magical prowess, Dragon lost its power.

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, earth, fire, and water.  In essence, this world is full of nature spirits.

If Dragonfly has flown into your cards today, you may have forgotten to water you 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 you 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 transformation.

See how you can apply the art of illusion to your present question or situation, and remember that things are never completely as they seem.”

Today’s Deck:

Medicine Cards – The Discovery Of Power Through The Ways Of Animals by Jamie Sams and David Carson, illustrated by Angela C Werneke

FLP Report:

begins with a Florida example of heinous illegality (the frame covered nearly every single important piece of information), plus a Missouri in some style we’d never seen before, then one standard Kansas (still rare), and one each of Minnesota and Iowa.  It’s summer now, and the students are definitely leaving town.

5 thoughts on “Not As Real As It Feels

  1. “I know, what the actual fuck were we thinking?!” I could say that about this life!

    My mother-in-law said something interesting once. I told her about my nearly died experience, and how the only reason I’m here is because of the intervention of Someone Else, and she said that maybe it wasn’t so much that I was needed here, but that I was needed to make sure my children made it here. Yes, I know that means that I am also needed. But it was the point of interconnectedness (is that a word?) that I found interesting.

    On the plain practical front, I sure the fuck wish someone would give me a fucking MAP! 😀

    Interesting, and rude.
    But ya know, that might just be me.

    11:17 p.m.

    (I believe that interconnectedness IS, in fact, a real word.)

  2. Robin: I’m holding out for a User Manual. It can incorporate a map, but I want more info than that. 🙂

    I’ve always liked dragonflies. And I have been resisting change. So this is good.

    Anything that we resist, it appears, is exactly what we need to be focusing on.

    11:18 p.m.

  3. I would also like a map. Or a user’s manual. Or any kind of guide at all, as I am feeling distinctly at sea in some areas of my life.

    And I’ve already made the damn changes. Where are my signs that they were the right ones? Sorry, I’m apparently feeling slightly antagonistic tonight.

    But I did forget to water my plants, so thanks for that reminder.

    Wasn’t that funny about the plants?
    I just KNEW it would be perfect for someone.

    11:19 p.m.

  4. Even on my worst days, I’m pretty sure that this is the best gig I’ve had in any of my lives. It’s one of the best ways I know to remind myself to be grateful. Interesting card, thank you for passing along the information. and truly WTF! re: this body.

    We, evidently, thought it would be a good idea. 😕

    11:22 p.m.

  5. Past lives stuff is fascinating. I know this ain’t my first rodeo, and most likely, not my first as a human. I do firmly believe that I was once a redwood tree, however.

    Dragonfly came to visit yesterday while I was staining some deck furniture; there are several varieties that inhabit our yard (more when it is damp) but one beautiful orange smallish one that loves the smell of the stain.

    We were JUST having a conversation in my pool class tonight about living as a tree!

    10:53 p.m.

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