I’d like to think I’m in tune with much of the universe, my surroundings, nature, animals, people, and everything in between. Not even close. But if that were truly the case than I think the point and purpose of my life, your life, or anyone’s would be lost.
We’re not supposed to know everything. Why would we want to either?
This is not so much a post about wine, but more about the symbolism and meaning in the things we do, how we live our lives, and how everything affects us.
I wasn’t aware of the dragonfly’s significance and meaning until events starting happening to close people in my life. These events usually tend to lean towards sadness and hardship. It’s our proclivity to seek meaning and information in times of difficulty, confusion, and heartache. I do it too and know this far too well.
Something has happened again where events and energies are affecting me deeply. But I can’t be egocentric or self-serving. The world does not revolve around me, or you, or anyone in particular. Actually in a positive sense it does revolve around me, you, and everyone else. We are all one. And events in our life, our dear friends and family’s life, and maybe with people we have yet to meet all affect us. Whether we realize it or not.
The fact that I know this might mean I’m a bit ahead of the curve, but again what do I really know?
What does this have to do with wine? I’ll get to that I promise.
As advanced as we are humans, we continue to feel things that on the surface may feel uncomfortable forever, but it’s all temporary. Even if that temporary negative feeling lasts much longer than a temporary joyous one, it’s all short-term. We want to feel good, in harmony, in touch with everyone ad everything. We want to feel that everything will go right for us. And it most instances it does. But when it hurts. It truly hurts. And those feelings of sadness can feel like an abyss, like an eternity, with little to no end in sight. But it’s still temporary.
Animals, whether they’re dragonfly’s, dogs, cats, and all our other amazing friends have feelings to. But they’re either mostly all loving, all knowing, and know what’s important in life to survive. They know they don’t need much. But a feeling of zen and/or love is the common theme. Actually a feeling of peace, acceptance, appreciation of life, and knowing there’s something bigger than us is the main message.
The dragonfly is now something I like to research about whenever I can. As the weather is improving they may across our paths a lot more frequently than we will acknowledge.
I noticed that when I was more aware and self-aware of my surroundings they were showing up in the most unlikely of all places (or was there something more). They were telling me something. They tell us all something whether we see them or not. Whether we realize they’re there or just ignore them, they are sending us messages.
In my own way, I wish I wasn’t always aware of all this. It can drive a person (i.e. me) crazy to know that in a way we’re being watched, warned, or being served messages on a regular basis from these highly advanced creatures. Yes they’re smarter than us.
They might be sending us signals of love, hope, peace or maybe a warning of something that is to come. Maybe it’s just a message to relax and appreciate what we have. Because so many things we love will not be around forever. And as we get older, grow up, and experience happiness and tragedies, we will ultimately know what’s important. I would like to think I’m getting there. I would like to think we’re all getting there.
I would like to think that many of us put things into perspective and to appreciate life when things are going great, not just when times are difficult and the patches are rough.
We’re all so vulnerable aren’t we?
Some of us might be stronger than teflon and carry ourselves like nothing can stop us. More power to you if that’s working out for you.
But for the rest of the world (at least in mine), something has been going on that I can’t describe. It’s like a domino effect of events affecting so many people close to me, close to us, and I would like it to calm down.
Again, it’s temporary, it will resolve itself. But I root for my friends, my family, and most of all our individual selves to become stronger because of this. We will. It may take longer for some things to resolve over others. But they will. We have to believe that.
Our dragonfly friends are giving us signals of that.
After all that, again what does this have to do with wine?
I take it all the back back to last September and the Maryland Wine Festival.
There was a stranger energy in the air than previous festivals. Again, we all see it differently, but this is how I saw it.
From one booth to another, it just felt like something was more off than usual. Than my initial visit to the Far Eastern Shore Winery tent felt a bit eerie. For my first of what I would assume would be repeat visits to this and other booths, this one had an aura about it. And I’ve sampled their wines before, at many an event or tasting.
Maybe it was the plants and flowers on display, maybe it was their famous swans on the labels, or maybe it was something bigger. But this initial visit was all about a minute. The lines were long all over the venue.
After several hours of wandering, I didn’t realize it until after the fact, that my last visit of the day was back at their tent. How about them dragonflies?
And I only tried one of their wines. I only needed to try one. It was this one pictured above. I know right?
It may not mean much but everything is a sign, everything is energy, everything is everything. To say I’m freaking out in remembrance of this and writing about it now would be an understatement. I’m slightly shaking. That’s an energy bigger than me saying this.
To complete this I will say that this wine does not fit my palate. But it doesn’t matter. In this or all instances it doesn’t really matter does it? It’s a blush wine with a white Shiraz base that many will adore. It contains raspberries and yummy dragonfruit (yes!), that works perfectly in the warm weather months. And actually it can work whenever you want it too.
It’s not a wine I would truly seek out but it now has huge meaning to me that I feel I need to have it stored at home in a safe (the fridge of course ha) place to remind me of things, to remind me of energies, messages, and all that is here and all that might be coming.
I’m not a clairvoyant but I sense something bigger is going on in our universes that has always existed but is finally scratching the surface, and we will be up to the challenge. Yes this is about all of us.
But for those interested in contacting the winery (and I am one of them) to learn more, click here. Info on their tasting room is here.
And here is where you can find their wine locally in Maryland and where you purchase it across the country.
I hope to chat with the winemakers about this remarkable experience I’ve had, because if it wasn’t for them I wasn’t sure how I would be able to share this with you. There’s a huge meaning right there.
There’s a deeper meaning in everything. I believe that. Many people close to me believe that. There’s something bigger than us but our energies are also so big, full of life, full of potential, and full of amazing life experiences to come.
Thank you dragonflies.