Conversations with a Dragonfly

The Great Spirit is in all things: he is in the air we breathe. The Great Spirit is our Father, but the Earth is our Mother. She nourishes us; that which we put into the ground she returns to us.” – Big Thunder (Bedagi) Wabanaki, Algonquin

As I sat by the shore near that sacred lake today I wondered whether my spirit guide dragonfly would show up. I closed my eyes and centered on my heart. When I opened my eyes there he was on the sand next to me. I greeted him by his Indian name Spotted Wolf. I asked him what lesson he had for me today. I told him I wanted to know how the Indians learned their wisdom.

Spotted Wolf said American Indians sought to be part of beauty and wild around them. They did not try to control these gifts that Mother Earth provided them. He said not changing people and controlling things especially nature would only lead to discord. Our teepees were built upon the earth and our altars were made of earth. The earth is where we all returned. We sat on the earth instead of propping ourselves up so that we would not give up our life giving forces we gained from the earth.

Humankind has not woven the web of life. Nature has woven the web. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things are connected. The way to connect to the web is by opening our hearts. I asked him how do to this and he said he would be back another day.

My Conversations with my Dragonfly Spirit Guide

As previously posted I usually ride a 2 mile wooded trail by Lake Washacum.  This lake was the previous home to the Nashaway Indians.  Two days ago I stopped to take a break and sat down on the shore.  I was approached by a dragonfly who caught my attention.  I have recently been doing more and more meditation.  I decided I would meditate with the dragonfly.

Within a minute I started hearing the dragonfly speaking in my head.  The dragonfly told me his name was Spotted Wolf.  He had lived on the lake back in the early 1700’s and had been reincarnated as a dragonfly and was my spirit guide.    

Spotted Wolf had chosen to come to me in the form of a dragonfly because they represent a transformation. As long as I came to visit him at this spot on the shore of the lake he would give me insight. He told me I should communicate his wisdom through this blog in a series of posts.

Wakan Tanka, Great Mystery, Teach me how to trust My heart, My mind, My intuition, My inner knowing, The senses of my body, The blessings of my spirit. Teach me to trust these things So that I may enter my Sacred Space And love beyond my fear, And thus Walk in Balance With the passing of each glorious Sun. – Lakota Prayer

The Native Americans believed the space between the in and out breath is the Sacred Space for there we fall back to our natural state. We transcend fear and find true love when we release the ego and sense of separate self. To walk in balance refers to the harmony between heaven and earth. Spotted Wolf said we must go out in nature and respect the balance seen in nature. That is why he had chosen this sacred ground for it was becoming scarce in the world to find such a place.