WHAT DOLPHINS HAVE TO TEACH US ABOUT LOVE...
5 minutes before our plane landed on the Big Island, my Beloved Drew
and I started feeling waves of love coming from the land. We knew that
the energy of this area was powerful and known as a healing center but
we weren't expecting to feel it while still airborne...When we got
there, we immediately contacted our friend Meg Sibley. Meg is a master
at healing with sound and does "sound pods" where community can come
together to set intentions with the power of the voice. She also has a
very special connection with dolphins and we knew that she would help
us see them in a way that was respectful not only to the dolphins but
also to the spirit of the local culture of the island. She prepped us
by telling us to make sure we made eye contact with them and just ask
for them to come play. "They will circle you and approach you if they
want to play." And she went further to tell us that if we see their
tail going away from us, then that means they're done for the moment.
Don't chase them...Smart advice given the fact that dolphins are one of
the fastest creatures in water (20 mph). If they want to play, you can
offer them a leaf and they'll take it and often carry it on their tail,
then throw it to their nose, even leaving it for you, only to sweep it
up as you reach out for it.
Drew and I were terribly
excited about the possibility of communing with these playful
creatures, and when we swam out to meet them, we immediately noticed
how some people would aggressively pursue them only to be faced with
bubbles and then others would simply wait and have the dolphins
You can probably gather from the fact that
I'm telling you this story it has something to do with the Beloved.
Indeed, what struck me most was that learning how to attract dolphins
is very similar to attracting love. Imagine a scene from some kung-fu
movie where the master says, "if you can get dolphin to come and snatch
leaf from hand, then you can have love of your life."
it's not hard, from what I learned, but it requires a level of
detachment as well as trust in divine timing. The first day, we were
fortunate to swim with them right away, and then for the next two days,
they were nowhere to be found. What struck me most was the pain some
avid dolphin fans felt when they didn't get a chance to swim with them.
The language they used sounded similar to people in withdrawal from
some sort of addiction. People spoke of the dolphins being "fickle", a
"tease", of being able to "take a hint" when they no longer wanted to
play. One regular told us of how one morning he saw them out in the
water porpoising and when he swam out to where they were, they had
disappeared. He waited for them 45 minutes in the water, returned to
shore, took off his wet suit and looked back to see them porpoising
again. While dolphins are playful, they seem to know and reflect to
people what kind of healing a person needs. And in some cases, they can
also teach us not to become co-dependent on them in order to validate
our needs for love because that would belie the fact that it is truly
around us at all times.
On our last day, I scanned the
water in the Bay, there were no people and even the regulars doubted
that they were in the water. I checked in intuitively and knew that
they were near. I scanned the water with Drew's binoculars, and sure
enough saw a few of them porpoising out in the distance. We headed out
knowing that they may or may not still be there by the time we got
And yes when we got to the place where I spotted
them, there was no trace of them. We patiently waited in the dark blue
water asking them telepathically to come and play with us, and then
suddenly out of the mysterious blue vista, appeared a mother and her
baby. Then a pair showed up, catching my eye. I followed them as they
encircled me, and then one twitched his tail to show me that he had a
leaf on it. He and his friend circled me another time and then were
called away by their pod. The overwhelming power of their wisdom and
ancient intelligence was humbling and made me aware that though playful
they were masterful healers. Their message to me? Keep up the good
work, continue to help bring more Beloveds together!