Friday, September 10, 2010
Dolphins and Whales Are Magickal Beautiful Animals
I'm very grateful that the book, "Dolphins and Their Power to Heal," by Amanda Cochrane and Karena Kallen, touched my life. I was fortunate to find this wonderful book on the free bookshelf of a metaphysical bookstore in Los Angeles, CA. This book came into my life when I needed it most. I was enduring some very challenging difficulties in my life and I had recently begun learning about dolphins and whales and their tremendous wisdom and power to heal. One of the wonderful things I learned in this book is that therapists and health practitioners have worked with wild dolphins for years in helping to heal autism sufferers and many other people with various other mental, emotional, and physical ailments. Apparently, dolphins have very large brains and have evolved way beyond we humans.
I read a story about a young autistic boy who was very sad and a near mute, very unsociable and withdrawn. The story is very heartwarming and brought tears to my eyes because the moment the boy's mother held him gently in the water, a dolphin swam right up to him and showed him tremendous love, gentleness, and tender kindness; very similar to the kind of love you experience when cuddling with a cat or dog. Initially, the mother was a bit apprehensive and not sure it was a good idea, but the moment the beautiful dolphin made physical contact with her son, the dolphin squealed and squeaked and smiled and her son immediately started laughing, splashing, and playing with the dolphin. For that one special moment, there were no negative feelings, only pure beautiful unconditional love, and the boy and dolphin continued to play like dear friends and nothing else mattered.
There are many wonderful stories like this in the book and each story is equally heartwarming. Dolphins have tremendous capacity to love, play, feel and share emotions, and help we humans. But this will only happen if we show them, the whales, and their natural habitat, the vast beautiful mysterious ocean, respect, honor, kindness, and love. Please remember that the ocean is a vast world unto itself that is home to countless beings that swim and fly. Please conserve, protect, and respect this vast mysterious beautiful world and keep your carbon footprint as small as possible.