Dragonflies - Interesting Creatures Paralleling Growth, Strength & Change

      '... Dragonfly symbolism crosses and combines with that of the butterfly and transformation. The dragonfly symbolizes going past self-created illusions that limit our growing and changing, and is a symbol of the sense of self that comes with maturing.
      Dragonflies are fantastic fliers, darting like light. They twist, turn and change direction, even going backwards as the need arises. They are inhabitants of two realms - starting with water, and moving to the air with maturity. Some people who identify with the symbolism of the dragonfly have had challenging early years, and like the dragonfly, as they get older there is a transformation toward increasing balance and well-being.
     The colors of dragonflies are the result of reflecting and refracting light. They can be good reminders that we as people can reflect light in different ways if we choose to do so. When we are not comfortable with the reflection mirrored back to us, we put up a facade to protect ourselves. Sometimes we create illusions, causing ourselves and others to see only what we wish, while hiding our imperfections and our true selves.
        "Let there be light" is a prompting to use your 'true' self as a force within your life. This can help you to see through your illusions and to allow your own light to shine through in positive, new ways. Self acceptance, and being accepted by the important people in your life... for who you truly are, is a powerful source of healing and serenity ...'                                                          

Dragon fly symbolism adapted from: http://wiki.answers.com