Power and Poise

  The dragonfly in this picture came to my friend Peggy and me while we were browsing in a second hand store. It met us outside before we came in and again appeared hanging onto an earring in the jewelry section. Peggy whipped out her phone-camera and took picture after picture. The dragonfly stayed put, allowing us to experience its presence with amazement.       Recently, dragonfly came to me again as I was considering what we have been learning from the chaos in the world. It is apparent that messages about power and empowerment are a big part of what we are receiving. “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.” http://www.dragonfly-site.com/meaning-symbolize.html  As we view what is going on in the world, we might question whether we have grown in mental and emotional maturity.  We see people looking for something or someone outside themselves to “save the world.” They are ready to give their power over to others only to be disappointed again and again. Change through Self-Realization If looking outside ourselves for the answers hasn’t worked, that must mean we are to look inside.    Empowered living requires discernment that comes from our inner knowing which then activates deep authentic integrity into action. This different kind of power is part of our inherent essence. Actions are then in alignment with a passion that comes from deep within. We do what is naturally our truth, fully aware...