Living in Santa Barbara, I’m sure you have had the privilege of seeing dolphins leaping & playing or racing through the tides. What an incredible gift! Dolphins make our own hearts jump for joy and bring the child within us back to the surface to play. Dolphins are remarkable for their ability to ‘go with the flow’ of life, free from worry. Perhaps that is why they are considered to be among the smartest animals on Earth!
Various species are found in all the oceans of the world, and even in rivers. They have extraordinary powers of evolution, as their eating habits, love lives and family groups adapt to any environments they enter. Dolphins have unique skin that they shed every two hours; this is nine times the amount of humans: thus they are a powerful symbol of the freedom to renew and redefine one’s self over and over.
Dolphins racing through deep oceanic waters are the consummate symbol of Soul Travel. They twist and turn exuberantly in calm seas and stormy surf alike, which mirrors our own ability to thrive in the vast, emotional depths: Dolphins model for us the ability to navigate fearlessly through all types of currents. When we behold them, we are released from limiting beliefs. This “unstuckness” allows us to explore and open to all possibilities, and to accept and enjoy our deeper spiritual natures.
Spring is the time when we return to the shores for picnics, communion with water and exploration of nature. Put our feet back in the waves. This May, as the salty loam rushes between your toes, look for the dolphins, within and without. Imagine yourself being a dolphin, leaping carefree, releasing inhibitions, and playing with others.
Place symbols of dolphins around your garden and imagine them leaping out of confinement into an ocean of fun. Let Dolphin guide your inner child and your spiritual wise wo/man to a new level of freedom never felt before and learn to swim with renewed hope and joy.