Dolphins: The Spiritual Side

Stephanie T By Stephanie T, 15th Feb 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/deroshap/
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Dolphins to me are very special creatures, I would like to express my views on them and how my experiences have enabled me to understand their spiritual side.

My first experience

Since I was a young girl I have been amazed by dolphins, by their sheer beauty and power. To me they are like a mystical creature, like a unicorn or a mermaid.

I remember going to Sea World in Florida and visiting the dolphins in a tank. Immediately I was heart broken, to see these animals in a tank which looked like a fancy hotel swimming pool. I noticed that the people beside me and around the pool were talking to the dolphins like they would to a baby, making kissing noises and splashing water around.
I decided to put my hand in the water, and as I did that a dolphin swam past and my fingers brushed against it.
Then, to my astonishment, a dolphin swam to face me, looked into my eyes and squirted water at me. I laughed and it did it again. The woman beside me said that she thinks it likes me, and as she said that, I heared a friendly voice behind me.
The female voice was asking questions as if she were talking to a friend, and it was then that I realised the woman, who was a care taker for the park, was speaking to this particular dolphin who just squirted me. The dolphin followed the woman around the tank, and spoke back to her.
These animals obviously understood us, we didn't have to speak to them as if they couldn't, and I believe this is why the dolphin squirted me, because I was one of the only people whose communication was non verbal or was that of an adults understanding. I believe that the dolphin saw me, not in the physical sense, but it saw my essence, however absurd it may seem

In the Wild

It is thought that dolphins can actually see your body working, see your heart pumping and a baby in a mothers womb, so maybe it can also see other things. When we are around people we get certain vibes off them, and sometimes we feel so connected to someone who we don't know and feel that we understand them, I think dolphins can sense this and maybe even see it.

Over two years ago I went to work in a Camp in America, after my time was finished there, me and a friend went travelling and one of our destinations was San Diego in California. It is an absolutely beautiful place filled with friendly welcoming people, and stunning coasts.
One sunny afternoon we ventured to the beach, I decided to go for a swim and as I was looking out to sea I witnessed a pod of dolphins surfing the waves. I was so taken back, I couldn't believe I was in the same ocean as these magnificant creatures, and that they weren't too far away from me. It is hard to describe how seeing dolphins in the wild, in the same waters as I was stood in made me feel, all I can say is that I felt free and that all the material worries disappeared.

There is something more than what meets the eye

There are so many biological facts about dolphins, how they are highly intelligent, how they have accute eyesight, how their teeth are used to receive incoming sounds, and how their senses are highly advanced.
However the spiritual side is not covered as much, how they make you feel and I believe how they see your soul and feel your presence. You do not need a degree to see or to understand from this angle, as I believe we all do have this in us. We can feel certains things from others including animals, although it is unexplainable, it is a feeling that is magical.

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Captivity, Dolphins, Mammals, Spiritual

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author avatar Stephanie T
I love to be creative by singing, acting, painting, making head pieces, swimming and writing. I love travelling and could do it forever. When I was younger I wanted to be a mermaid, and I still do. I love adventures, life should be one.

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author avatar Martin King
16th Feb 2011 (#)

Thanks for sharing

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author avatar Martin King
16th Feb 2011 (#)

this article was very interesting as I love dolphins anyway, and believe they have amazing senses, you got two messages because I pressed my mouse by mistake before finishing my message, thanks again

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author avatar Denise O
16th Feb 2011 (#)

Nice writing. You write with such ease, I like that quality. I really enjoyed your story. I too believe animals see deep into our souls, I have had dogs all my life and I have felt the same way, so many times. I look forward to reading more of your work/art.
Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Stephanie T
19th Feb 2011 (#)

Hello Denise, thank you very much, that's very kind. Yes I think it's the same with dogs too. Thank you again :)

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author avatar Charlotte
21st Feb 2011 (#)

Hi Stephanie, I really loved what you have written here and I 100% agree with what you have said about Dolphins. I have always had a strong sense of awe and love for them, even though I had never actually seen one in real life before. That was until my husband and I had a holiday to Florida a couple of years ago and we visited the Dolphin Research Centre in the Keys. I can't explain the emotion I felt when I saw them for the first time, I had tears in my eyes. I was totally overcome.
I also feel that they are extremely intelligent creatures and have something magical about them. I believe they can read a persons aura.
Even at the research centre I felt a sense of sadness that they they wernt able to swim wild in the ocean.
xx

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