Larval Passages

Daily Draw March 28th, 2012

My husband picked up 14 books I had on hold at the library. I’ve got history books, a book about a horse, biographies, a book about nature journalling and some books on tai chi, and three children’s books by Edward Eager that I haven’t read since I was about 11.

When you are troubled in mind and heart, a good book comes to the rescue!

I feel like a card related to Nature today for a bit of cheer, so I’m going to use Nature’s Wisdom Oracle.


Isn’t this a nice one? I made myself earrings once with dragonfly charms and I have a nice fabric with dragonflies on it. They are cherry little things, darting gaily in the garden, like small ships passing by on the way to Somewhere.

And Somewhere is where we are. Somewhere in-between, somewhere where things are not quite right. My Newfie dog is missing her companion and moping around. She can’t read a book and escape.

The dragonfly inhabits water as a larva. It spends most of its life there and then will metamorphose into an adult and inhabit the air. So it really does inhabit two worlds and is here to represent the conscious and subconscious mind and guide you through under the surface to find the pathway to transformation.

I think humans often try to forget that we must make these transformative passages and take the time for them. Yes, it’s all a bit painful and sad and you can’t quite settle yourself in this in-between time, but it’s necessary.

It is like swimming underwater, where you slow down and it’s not unpleasant, but it is slower, more focused. Time stops for a bit and all your senses feel the passage, bathing you with time, and then you break the surface and rise up, hovering, and dart off to a fresh leaf.


2 thoughts on “Larval Passages

  1. What you’ve been saying the past few days is helping me as one of our cats is diagnosed with lymphoma which we’re treating in hopes he will have some good months, maybe as long as a year with a good quality of life. When he was at the vet’s for several days the other cat stopped eating and I’ve been in a tailspin. You are so right about needing to live more slowly and see things more as they are at the moment. Thank you.

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