The piece below was my response to a Monastery Of the Heart poem prompt for April that my Wednesday ‘Stepping Stones’ group worked on. We could write about what someone said or what someone told us. Because it was Holy Week some chose to write about what ‘Jesus Told Me’ or something similar…. I chose the Dragonfly…

What The Dragonfly Told Me

That God doesn’t like Ugly
That I need to finish what I start
That sometimes I am the ‘somebody’ that has to do it
That a ‘seed’ needs water as well as sun to grow
That I should give thanks for the nourishment I receive
That sweating is sometimes necessary for cleansing
That green is good
That mom was with me in the sweat lodge
That it is time to look beyond illusions, to the path of transformation
That being flighty is not the same as being a free spirit
That change can be very good
That practice can be joyful
That dreams are messages
That I only need to ‘listen’ to hear God’s voice

Note: the dragonfly means many things to me. It represents my mother. It is a reminder for me to pay attention.

I have written some ‘palm of the hand’ pieces about dragonfly encounters. I also talked a little bit about a particular encounter in a blog post in August of 2009….