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Since I’m once again away from home this week, our weekly newsletter article is short.

A couple nights ago I noticed a beautiful long-legged brown fly on one of the kitchen window sills. I moved to get a closer look, and realized he had only one wing. He wasn’t afraid of me, and just stood there. He looked like a miniature dragonfly—although dragonflies have four wings, and this little creature had only one.

Even with only one wing he obviously could still fly or he could not have been sitting on the window sill six feet off the ground.

He stayed there several hours before finally flying away. I knew he had a message for me..

The message, as I understood it, was simple. Even if we’re “crippled” by the world’s standards, we can still fly. Having one wing did not keep this little creature from living a normal life, and flying as if he had two wings.

My spirit guides have often talked about the profound messages we humans can get from the natural world—if we’re paying attention. Here is what they told me once:

Pay attention to the animals in your life. Especially when they appear to you unexpectedly. They have a message for you. The animals in your life are always messengers from Spirit.”


This beautiful video explains the lessons we can learn from dragonflies:

Have you ever received messages from the animals? Or from birds, insects, trees, etc? Please share your thoughts and comments with us below.

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About John Cali

John Cali is a writer, blogger, and channel for a group of spirit guides. His next book is Real Answers to Life’s Pesky Questions: Conversations With Spirit, Book 1. John lives in northwestern Wyoming.