She starts her day with candles, scents, herbs, stones ,meditation out in the rocks gardens with her dogs, her hot cocoa even in summer. The early Tennessee mornings with the green rolling hills this time of year, a light cool breeze blows her hair that finally she has managed to get long again after she has shorn it during a cancer illness tried to overtake her. The smell of lilacs, honeysuckles, roses, even the overly strong smell of geraniums in the flower bed puts a sense of peace as dragonfly flits by. This is a message she knows so she watches Sister Dragonfly carefully. The messenger from the gods flashes by under the mighty oak closest to the deck, to the flower beds where the limbs so heavy with green leaves, acorns, almost touches the ground making a shelter of shade from Father Sol who will get hot later. Many do not understand her. She often appears cocky, so sure, overly so they think, yet no one sees how many times she has been tried, her heart broken, her tests, her patience, especially the temper she has to fight to gentle on a daily regular basis. Many often do not understand the love she feels either. No one other than herself, who knows her strengths as well as her faults, can know that she talks, walks hand in hand with spirit even in her sleep. This is impossible many say, but she knows no other life, so other way to be. There is no free will, as normalcy would be a blessing, a joy, to be able to get the things out of her head, the sadness, the heartache of the world, yet there are some who this is just their lot, their fate, the 3 sister fates have woven these threads of life so tightly there is no way to leave. So then she enters into our lives, this woman, some say too proud, some say crazy, some say weird, or just impossible to believe, but she will love us, she will share the light as she sees it, she will help us listen to the gods as they put us through our paces, our path.
Animal totems: Dragonfly: Sister dragonfly is the messenger from the gods. Long ago before the Zealots, the reformers came to destroy the old ways, dragons were feared, but beloved because they did protect. No enemies came to the places where the dragons lived. But they were greatly feared by the ones who wanted to conquer so the gods made them small, into flying dragonflies, beautiful to see with the wings of great color. These totems come from air, earth, water, element able to endure in all the elements, along with fire as we often see them glow in the moonlight on the top of the waters. This totem gives us balance, as her medicine says be still, to listen, to hear as the gods will whisper to us what we need to hear with softness. The messages never come harshly with negativity, with fear or confusion. Dragonfly is quiet, she hovers in one place being still while she waits for the gods to speak, to act, to create our dreams
one woman, one life, many share the gift, the path the way, take care to choose our advisers well. be careful whose advice we take.