Dragonfly Medicine a strong, positive spiritual force of the Dream-time aspect.
The Highest energy and destiny of carrying Dragonfly Medicine is the Principal of Vibration.
A Southwest Native American Myth says,… the speed in which the wings of a dragonfly moved would open doorways to other realms and dimensions. Some legends say that Dragonfly was once Dragon. 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 facade. Coyote tricked Dragon into changing form, thus 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 Medicine represents the Dream-time , the illusionary facade we accept as physical reality. The Illusion, and the Power of Light. Dragonfly is the power of light vibrations.
Dragonfly inhabits two realms,… Air and Water and the influence of both these elements will be felt by Dragonfly people. They will be emotional and passionate during their early years, (the influence of water), more balanced with greater mental clarity, and control as they mature, (the influence of air).
Dragonfly Medicine beckons you to seek out the parts of your habits which need changing. Dragonfly is the essence of the winds of change, the messages of wisdom and enlightenment, communication from the elemental world where all things vibrate.
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.
Mastery of life on the wing Power of flight, Power to escape a blow, innerstanding dreams, Power of light breaking down illusions. Seeing the truth in situations, as Life is never the way it appears, it is always filled with light and color, and vibration.
Dragonfly Medicine will help you to see through your illusions, thus allowing your own light to shine forth. Dragonfly brings the brightness of transformation, the wonder of a colorful new vision.
Breaking the illusions, on the wings of change.
Brings the visions of power, in ones own dreams.
No need to prove it, your spirit will move it.
Now is the hour. Where Dragonfly Magic has the power!
Know it, believe it, the Great Spirit intercedes,
Feeding you, blessing you, Fulfilling all your needs.
People with Dragonfly Medicine are dreamers. They can be perplexing and annoying to others. The dragonfly person may appear almost schizophrenic as he or she rests (or hovers), absorbing light and energy for a time, then flits off to a new project. As individuals, dragonflies have lots of nervous energy.
Intermittently, it is good for them to land and get grounded for a moment.
Dragonfly Medicine beckons,… seek out the parts of your habits which need changing. Call on Dragonfly Medicine it will guide you through the mists of illusion to the pathway of transformation.
Dragonfly is asking you to question the illusion which you call reality, particularly that part of your reality which limits your ability to grow, create, and transform your life. Dragonfly speaks of greater dimensions of reality, helping us to travel into the realms of light color, in which spiritual expression is vibration.
Dragonfly embodies a stripping away of all beliefs that say, “I cannot do this or can’t do that, or achieve a dream or goal”. It reminds us anything is possible when we understand, we are of the Great Spirit, (ALL) , and as such we have the power to manifest anything we desire.
Dragonfly is the keeper of dreams, the knowing within that sees all of our true potential and ability. Dragonfly strips away the illusions that says, we cannot achieve our dreams and goals, that we are not worthy or capable, when in fact it is our birthright, and our true power to create anything we choose!
This Animal Medicine power symbol is especially helpful for those who feel unable to grow spiritually, for those who feel blocked in their creativity.
Dragonfly Medicine reminds us that “ordinary” physical reality isn’t the ALL that is available to us.
Its rainbow wings remind, that we can live in a world of magic, color and Vibration. With the power of color comes the ability to work with many different vibrations to achieve anything we want to experience in life.
We begin to see how the colors we wear via our clothing, the colors that we fill our homes with, even the color of the car we drive is impacting us for better or worse. Continually wearing dull drab colors while asking for more adventures or excitement in life sends the message, I don’t really want what I’m asking for.
The colors we surround ourselves with sets up a vibration that attracts circumstances, people, and energies, that reflect back to us messages we are sending forth.
When we want change we need to affirm that we are ready and willing for the changes to occur through the use of color vibrations matching the energy we are seeking to experience. When one wants to become better recognized for the work one loves doing, then wearing shades of red or violet will help one achieve that.
For new beginnings try wearing shades of green. Feel more empowered wearing shades of yellow. To feel more deeply connected with the Universe and to develop greater intuitive ability, all shades of blues and indigo are excellent!
Color is vibration, a very valuable tool in expressing who we are, who we desire to be, and what we desire to experience in our lives.
Looking at the world around, one sees. All of nature sets forth its intent and requests through the use of a vast range of color vibrations. A flower will attract a pollinator through its color. A Tree Frog may warn predators that it is not good to eat through the colors it displays on its body. A Lion can attract a mate through the color of his mane.
Working with Dragonfly Medicine teaches us how to use color to attract that which we desire or at least, to understand what messages we, ourselves are putting forth through the color vibrations we project.
People who carry Dragonfly Medicine are often quite talented in the use of Color for healing. They see or sense the colors that an individual carries in their aura. Learning how to help the person adjust the color rays so that one becomes a part of their own healing process, rather than relying on someone else to do the healing for them.
The Dragonfly Medicine person can help one learn to work with drawing in all the colors of the Universe, both seen and unseen, to repair and invigorate the aura. This is done through Vibration.
Dragonfly people are very talented in helping others navigate their own emotional waters. How often have you heard someone say they “felt Blue” or “tickled Pink”? Our emotions have colors just the same as our world, it is filled with color. Yep, and so are we.
In our culture uncontrolled emotions are not “nice”, people are not encouraged to feel the wide range of emotions we have been blessed with, so often this energy gets trapped or stuffed down, especially in the lower chakras. Working with Dragonfly energy, calling it into the lower chakras, (where much of this energy is trapped), can help stir this energy up, thus get it moving again.
If Dragonfly Medicine has shown up in your life, you may need some fresh air regarding something emotional. One may need to gain a new perspective to make a vibratory change.
Are you neglecting your emotions? Are you being too rational about everything? Are you not keeping the color of your emotions alive?
It need not be as painful as one might fear, it is always less painful than having that energy constantly attracting more and more of the same negative energy through vibration!
To work with this, and you don’t know a Dragonfly person to help you through the process, simply call on the energy of Dragonfly Medicine through your mind, thinking about it is enough. Next, visualize Dragonfly moving through your lower chakras, infusing them with clear, brilliant colors, the loveliest you can imagine. Feel the vibration of each color.
When you start to feel emotional, stick with the process! Usually, it does not take very long for this energy to clear, feeling those emotions helps to let them go!
Cry, yell, stomp your feet, do what ever it takes to get that energy up and out. Bear in mind that you have a powerful ally working within you, helping support you during this process.
Contrary Dragonfly Medicine
Are you trying to prove to yourself, or someone else, that you have power? Are you caught in an illusion that weakens your true feelings, or minimizes your abilities?
If so, you may have contracted with “Dragonfly dive-bombing.” Is this the final “crash and burn” for some pipe-dream that had no real purpose?
Look within, feel the sense of self energy within. Notice if it is ebbing or tiding, find the point in time where you were deluded into believing that you would be happier if you changed, because someone else wanted you to.
Misery is a prime clue that you lost your will and personal validity when you bought into someones vibration of who, or what you should be. The illusion was that you would be happier if you did it their way.
In forfeiting what you know is right and true for you personally, you give away your power. It’s time for you to take it back!
Follow Dragonfly Medicine to the place inside where magic is still alive, and drink deeply of its power. This strength belongs to you. It is the power of becoming the illusion.
This ability is ever-changing, and contains within it the knowledge that you are creating it all.
Part of Dragonfly’s Contrary Medicine, is its ability to play among the air currents and to dazzle others with light. However, its gift also carries an implicit warning… as a Master of illusion, those with Dragonfly Medicine should be warned not to fool themselves.
See how to apply the art of illusion to your present question or situation, remember that things are never completely as they seem. Dragonfly teaches us how to balance emotion with mental clarity and control.
Dragonfly Medicine works in a two-year cycle, so if Dragonfly has come into your life, you can expect change within this time period.
Dragonfly people need to honor their health by spending time outdoors in the sunlight near streams or lakes. Teaching us to use water to see through our own illusions and travel to other dimensions.
Linked to elemental spirits, Dragonfly speaks of Otherworlds, other dimensions, and those that inhabit them. This animal-teacher encourages the creativity of our own imagination, a powerful tool in letting our gifts shimmer in the light of a new day.
Hers is the Dragonfly Medicine of the Dream Lodge; it tempts you to go beyond mundane or superficial appearances into the explosive colors of your own mind. She urges to explore other possibilities, always with the promise of enlightenment. Encouraging you to shed negative attitudes or old habits, she nudges you to emerge from your cocoon and dance among the early dawn mists of the still pools of creation.
As Dragonfly dances on the wind or skims the water’s surface she demonstrates changes, the shattering of illusions. Through willingness to see from various perspectives, changing colors as the situation calls for it. Let your own creativity dictate how far you can go. Thus painting your world any color you prefer.
In the world of your dreams the possibilities, the colors, the vibrations are endless.
Seek Turtle Wisdom, Crow Medicine, Spider Medicine, Bat Medicine, Rabbit Medicine, Squirrel Medicine, Raccoon Medicine, Hummingbird Medicine and The Great Spirit for other teachings in Animal Medicine.