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My Personal Connection with Dragonflies

Dragonfly on top of kid's fingers

Growing up, I never felt an innate connection to any animals, mammals, reptiles, or insects -- besides cats, of course. (We were a cat family and I only grew up with cats. Not out in the wild Tarzan-style, but with a pet cat or two.)

It's not that I didn't love animals. I do! My mom actually thought I would go to veterinary school. I just mean that there was no one specific creature that I felt drawn to more than the other (again, besides cats).

I was told that my Power Animal was a spunky horse some many years ago by an Intuitive gal at a holistic expo. I can honestly say I had never felt drawn to horses, except for many years after this engagement, around a year or less ago.

Once the summer of 2022 arrived, I was in a weird place in my life. I had recently gone through a breakup. I was beginning my tattoo journey. I was traveling more. I still hadn't made any friends in the town I live at for around 2 years at that point. Most importantly, I didn't know which direction in life I was headed. After my concussion in the beginning of 2020 -- before the COVID lockdown -- I was homebound for around a year or more before I started driving again, and only short distances. I started having chronic health issues pop up. After 2 years of this, I still knew I was unfit to be able to work. I felt stuck. I felt confused.

One day in the summer of 2022, I took a trip down to Minneapolis. I honestly wish I could remember the context of the trip... Getting a tattoo? Meeting up with someone? Going on a date? Being bored and wanting to explore? I honestly couldn't tell you. But I specifically looked up a nature spot that I drove to while I was there. It was a cute and short path near a river/lake. As I began walking toward the entrance of this path, I had the thought to ask Spirit for guidance. Let me know you're here. Please send me a sign, I thought to myself. I felt a little odd thinking that, as I never outwardly asked for a sign from Spirit before -- at least not in this way; not randomly. After I had entered the path, around 10 seconds later, a swarm of dragonflies came and flew by me. They had come from behind. Then they started flying all around me. I stopped and stood there for a moment, and they did the same. One in particular was close to my face and staring me in the eyes. I was shocked. I started walking again, and they flew further ahead of me until they were out of sight.

I was thinking about this experience during my entire walk on this path. As I was getting ready to leave, on the way back up, in the same area, the dragonflies appeared in front of me. I stopped, and they stopped. One of the dragonflies (probably the same one as before) was staring me in the eyes, close to my face. After anywhere from 5-10 seconds of me standing there, they left and flew by me. I stood there for a bit longer until someone on a bike wanted to pass by me, so I moved out of the way and continued walking forward.

Once I got to my car, I looked up the signifiance of dragonflies on my phone. Dragonfly symbolism includes change, transformation, and getting out of one's comfort zone, to name a few. There were also a bunch of articles and forms of people discussing dragonflies showing up for them during dark times, or after the death of a loved one.

I gained some hope for the first time in a while. I was hopeful that I would experience all of these things. Change, for I wanted my life circumstances to change and be different from the way they were. Transformation, for I wanted my mind, body, and Soul to be revamped. Getting out of my comfort zone, for I wanted to find ways in which to experience more out of life.

I experienced a lot of dragonflies flying around me after that, until I reached a point of major change: starting up my own business!

More than a year and a half later, I can honestly say I am not in the life position I thought I would be in -- both for better and for worse. Either way, I am so grateful. I am also excited to see where my life journey takes me next... I'm always buzzing with new ideas! So don't be shy -- join in on this fun ride!

Much love,

Brittney xx

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