There was no guarantee of dolphins – just a hope and in past experiences: some weeks they had some, some weeks they had none. Some weeks they had plenty.
Dolphins bring up childlike magic for people. They stir joy in the crabbiest of people. A smile washes across almost any face when they hear the word dolphin. What is it about this mythical creature for us? And what could we learn from such grace?
We left Bimini with our dolphin hopes and sure enough on the first evening we saw a dolphin and her baby and the next thing you know, we were in the water before we even learned to free dive! The first couple of dolphins were magical and yet, throughout that week, the mystical dolphin week, dolphins seemed to multiply, coming out of nowhere. As if they heard “Hey, those people are all in the water again, let’s go and play with them.”
The first big swim I remember my mask fogging from tears of joy. The second day of swimming with them I nearly choked on water consistently because I couldn’t stop giggling! There aren’t words really that match the experience as a whole, the words I’m typing here are simply relaying some impressions. Like any dream, I’ve lost all chronological order to the whole trip!
I had a moment out in the sea that I felt as though I were spun like a top in an enchanting dance, as our eyes locked, I was mesmerized into the soul of my dance partner, a dolphin. Once I was still and the dizziness subsided, I realized that this dolphis had initiated me into some trance, another world, another way of thinking.
It is a dream to be in the blue so deep and to see dolphins swimming by. Their whole body motion adds to their presence of a magnificent being. Even more amazing was that they chose us to be their amusement, they wanted to engage, to play. Their pods would circle us and have us stay as a pod as if we all played better together in teams.
People kept asking me afterward, what did the dolphins tell you? I must say, I was so enthralled by the experience that I went into the waters with joy, gratitude, hope…….those were wonderful feelings to sustain for the hours we played in the water each day.
In the end it was pretty clear through the actions what they taught. If I were to abridge the messages and the experience, the cliff notes would be twofold – 1. Joy, gratitude and hope must become the most familiar of feelings within my whole being. 2. That we are also a really great species and to enjoy each other, to connect back up despite our differences and be a groovy pod.
As simple as that all appears, some days, all or part of it is a really tall order. Yet, that’s my homework until I get my deep blue sea dolphin lessons next June. I am eternally grateful that the dolphin experience is now part of my internal hard drive!
Blessings, Joan Ranquet
Animal Communicator, Author, Speaker
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