A Girl and a Dolphin - my own dolphin "tale"

I love this video. It reminds me of my first encounter with a wild dolphin. And of the great love for dolphins we have around the world. Here is a bit about my personal dolphin story and connection with these super conscious, loving beings.

I have swum with wild ocean dolphins four times, free in the ocean, not in captivity. The first was in '95 when I had an intimate one-on-one conversation and sonar session with a large atlantic bottlenose.

We watched from our boat as 2 playful dolphins were swimming towards the horizon. I couldn't resist my inner calling to connect with them, so I slipped quietly from the back of the boat into the water.

Down and away from the boat I swam, calling outloud to them from as deeply as I could dive fin-free. (I love to swim barefoot depsite the fact that fins can give you a longer glide, doesn't matter to me!) I called to them from underwater again and again, playful and heartfelt and telepathically at the same time.

On one of my underwater dives, something wonderful happened.... I dove from the surface travelling toward the sandy ocean floor below (the water is so clear) chirping and dolphin-singing in my best intuitive dolphinese. Just as I was making my own turn back into an upright surface-facing position, a huge gray Atlantic bottlenose surprised me by coming and "standing up" full-length in front of me under the water. We were face to face, heart to heart, feet to fluke. I thought "holy wow...." while simultaeneously going into a conscious state of Oneness and pure bliss.

I found myself suddenly staring into a pair of big, present, dolphin eyes! And they were just an arms reach from my own face, though I wouldn't dare disrespect by trying to touch him. He was standing right in front of me. And he was gazing into my eyes too!

As I smiled into his dolphin eyes, feeling simulateously great peace and excitement, I put my hands over my heart and sent love energy to him. "I love you! We love you!" I said (telepathically) as I sent energy from my heart to him with my hands. He smiled and took it in. He was taking me in too. And I was "home", in my heart, and my consciousness, and also remember feeling like I was in outer space with the anti-gravity of floating freely underwater in a totally safe and beautiful "other" dimension. Indeed I was. Everything seemed to happen in slow motion with grace.

As I sent my love energy to him he stood before me with huge conscious eyes and that ever-wonderful dolphin smile. I remember thinking "I hope I remember these eyes forever." My conscious friends. And then he began to chatter away with me out loud! I will always remember the sound of his clicks in the water as he told me, it seemed, many happy things. I think he was saying "hello! hello!" and "this and that" and "want to play!! want to play!!. Then he gently sonared me too. "B-b-b-b" the sonar beads gently hitting my chest. I wondered what he was reading. Then, with several flips of his head and some jovial chirps, he invited me for a dolphin swim! Oh, that I could have kept up with him. It was so natural for me. Experiening Oneness with this Angel of the Sea. It was easier to connect with him then it was with people at the time. It felt like an easy, true, family-consciousness, and touched my soul in such a natural and indelible way. I still carry that connection with me now.

Another time I got to do some underwater video with them. I had borrowed a friend's filmmaking underwater housing and brought it along on a 10-day boat-based dolphin lovers trip off the coasts of florida and the Bahamas. This was around '97 or so. Our boat captains knew these dolphins well. They were a group of super playful spotted dolphins.

Such hams! They love human gadgets and toys, like cameras and underwater motor-scooters. They couldn't get enough of them! And loved to play catch-up and chase. The general rule when playing with them is to swim with arms behind your back and not to touch them out of respect. I don't like to see them in captivity.

I saw my first whale breaching in Coasta Rica in 2001. It was the most peaceful experience I have ever had. A huge pacific grey whale mother and her baby. They moved so slowly, so incredibly peacefully, alongside our boat, and with such grace. She also did several slowwwww and magestic tale flips. I cannot describe the depth of Peace she carried. A true meditation in peace and Presence. In their great presence we truly come into the power of Now. We were also among tons of dolphins on that trip. It was the first time I saw the flamboyant Spinner Dolphins. I don't know if that's the right word, but they are high energy. They are thin and shoot into the air, spinning 'round and 'round and 'round as they fly high towards the sky in joy and exhuberance. Powerful, they are.

The fourth was on my honeymoon in Mexico. There were little canoes on the beach, and my hubby said - "C'mon!" There was a red tide at the time, and I said I wasn't sure I wanted to go. But my hubby said (not knowing what was coming, but somehow intuitively), "Yes, come. You're gonna like this."

He rowed us away from shore and towards the horizon. And then, unexpectedly, we began to see fins. My husband whispered, "dolphins!" He had rowed us right into a pod of quiet pacific bottlenoses. They are dark gray, almost black, and were feeding and focused on some fish below. So not paying us any attention. I wanted to share with my beloved the experience of swimming with them. So I gently slipped from the row boat into the ocean. But the pacific ocean is so deep and big. Not the clear comfort of the Carribean. And the water there was murky at this time. I didn't feel safe. So I climbed quietly back onto the boat. And as the dolphins were feeding too, we didn't want to disrespect them. So we chose to gently float among them in their presence. And watched them grace the surface from our quiet little boat. It was magic. And a gift my husband brought me as we started our journey together as husband and wife. Thanks, honey.

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