Around 7 p.m. yesterday, Elliot and I got an angel nudge to ride to the lake and take a walk in the fresh air. When we arrived, the evening sunlight had a golden glow, and the clear blue waters were like a mirror. Tall yellow waterlilies were still in bloom at the far end of the lake. A large flock of turkey buzzards were keeping guard on the grassy hillside. Two sandhill cranes and a couple of ducks were also out of the water, watching the lake.
Something was up.
Then we saw it!
A five-foot gator, slowly emerged like a floating water log in the stillness. Hurrying out of the car, I asked for angelic help in capturing the moment.
The bright sun made it hard to see through the LCD viewer, but I trusted and kept snapping away. Thank goodness, a gator at the lake is a rare sighting, but later, when I uploaded the pics, something more amazing caught my eye.
Now that I could see the big picture on the screen, I could hardly believe my eyes.
Was that a delicate dragonfly riding the sunlit waters on the hood of the aggressive gator's eyelid?! Two extreme polarities sharing a realm in harmony, I wondered about the timely message.
The symbolism of the dragonfly is the Power of Light. These lovely creatures have been around for 180 million years. In Animal-Speak, I learned more: "Life is never quite the way that it appears, but it is always filled with light and color. Dragonfly can help you to see through your illusions and thus allow your own light to shine forth. Dragonfly brings the brightness of transformation and the wonder of colorful new vision."
Gator represents primal energies of birth, motherhood, and initiation. I'm thankful for the powerful imagery of the gator and the dragonfly. It gives one courage to know that when our eyes are fixed on the Light, we will have a smoother transformation, regardless of the fearful conditions that appear to be around us.
Just now, I happened to look down at the marker in my animal guide book. An old faded Course in Miracles card:
"There is no time, no place,
no state where God is absent.
There is nothing to be feared."
Enjoy your day with the Angels.
Love and joyful blessings,