Has anyone out there ever been kissed by a Dolphin? Although I have not been blessed with a physical smooch, I have repeatedly experienced sacred encounters while swimming along side porpoises in the Gulf of Mexico. One time, I swear I received an unexpected surprise that felt like a telepathic, heartfelt kiss by a porpoise swimming only feet away from me! Ah, “Dolphin . . . Breath of the Divine, Manna of the Universe, in Oneness We entwine.” Perhaps it has been awhile since a Dolphin encounter as provocative as the former for yours truly, but I am inspired by Lao Tzu’s energy in me to get out after it as I heed his lyrics, “Nature is the best physician.” In this “world of 10, 000 things” and bling, bling, why not tap into Dolphin medicine’s free-flowing Spring. In my internal martial arts studies, I remember noticing that in the process of getting “it”, “it always comes back to the breath”. And it Sounds True that if We want to really live, then We must remember to breathe! Why not become aware of Your own breathing, as it transmutes an unconscious experience with Life to a conscious One. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”–Alice Walker
Further, if We allow Dolphin’s energy to swim into the waters of Our Consciousness, We say yes to Dolphin’s year-round teachings to discover hidden caverns and underwater cities within the depths of Our souls that exist in the Dreamtime. Has anyone out there seen the Australian film, ‘The Last Wave’? I think the film is a flowing stream of consciousness reminding Us to remember how to dream–something We have largely forgotten in Our modern, Western world. Even though I am still dreaming of a free for service economy, I can hear ‘Men at Work’ singing an old Aboriginal folk spiritual . . . “Do you come from a Land Down Under? Where women glow and men plunder. Can’t you hear, can’t you hear the thunder? You better run, you better take cover.” Many of Us have gotten lost in a sea of conceptual, mental concepts and the robotic doings of Our daily responsibilities and distractions. But Dolphin is here to remind Us to draw a bridge between Our material realm and the Dreamtime, by putting Us “on notice to be mindful of Your body rhythms and patterns of energy being fed to You from the Creator.” I choose to drink in from a hopeful Spring that asserts that there is so much help available to Us from the Spirit realm, if only We clearly ask for It and allow for It, come what May. I think the Boss energy in me is right when he sings, “it takes a leap of faith”, when We make the conscious choice to surrender to the Will of the Universe. Easier said than done! Do You need to pay more attention to learn something new, to your intellectual development, communicate more effectively to others and/or enjoy Life more by becoming more playful? Dolphin energy can help You in this area.
If We swim with Dolphin in the oceans of Life, We invoke Its medicine of knowing Our primordial history and remembering the power of breath and sound. I know the experience of being highly sensitive to the vibrations of others, as I feel them reverberating within my soul very organically and naturally. However, even those of Us whom are oblivious Our deeper Selves and/or less aware of the energies of others, We all stand to benefit from learning how to incorporate conscious breathing and sound into Our daily transactions. How many panic attacks could be derailed by simply taking in a deep breath through the nose and slowly exhaling through somewhat closed, pursed lips and repeating this process three times? Picture calming, relaxing thoughts, perhaps a waterfall and say positive self-talk statements, such as “I am relaxed”. After this brief walking meditation, see how you feel and repeat as necessary. However, if You begin to feel dizzy, please sit down and rest for a spell. After all, Water symbolizes creation, passion, sexuality, new dimensions, forces and is the Element of all Life. Remembering how to breathe consciously empowers Us to heal Our Selves in mind-body-spirit within the unchartered waters of Your True Self. In the spirit of that, I strongly encourage You to meditate on Dolphin and consciously connect the dots of your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Consider getting outside for some fresh air, play, explore and remember to breathe! Sea beyond Your small pod, toward Our greater Global community. And please be mindful of the hungry energies of the Full Moon on March 8th and the waning digestion process thereafter.
I Hopi You are well,