Friday, February 02, 2007

Dance of the Dolphins - Part I

Dolphins are pursuing me. Though I live on dry land in Seattle, I realized yesterday that for the last month dolphins have been pursuing me. They traveled along our sailboat seemingly in our first moments at sea and often throughout the trip. They have danced with me in my dreams and words throughout the month. Yesterday, they showed up fully in written form: First, through the story penned by a writing group friend, and next in a blog I visit occasionally. The power of their presence is palpable.

I am curious about this presence and felt the need to start this conversation. Since I am heading out the door this morning, this entry is only introduction and a reminder of dolphins. In one of yesterday’s readings, dolphins were referred to as “the carriers of messages of our progress.” I am excited to explore this thought. Other themes in the dolphin readings were breath, life, playfulness, sexuality and spiritual practice. Lots to ponder!

While the traditional part of me thinks this may sound a little whacky, my whole essence speaks strongly of connection to God through nature and creation. I am excited for the possibility of what God and the dolphins may be saying to me. I would love to hear your thoughts as I ponder this dance of the dolphins.

Then God said, “Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens.” And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:20-21

fyi--that is my leg in the photo--proof of the dolphins pursuit!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

It sounds a bit "whacky" to me, too. I was really concerned until you clarified that they show up mostly in dreams and in readings. I was afraid they might have been lurking in the bushes or hidden driveways!

I share this mostly to let you know that I do read this stuff (re: "Does Anyone Read My Blog??" January 31, 2007).

Dave

aka lucy said...

Ah..there's that wonderful stevens' sense of humor.

thank you, brother, for reading and for making me smile.

Wendy WaterBirde said...

Hi aka Lucy, Not whacky at all, and personally I'd listen : )

Just like Christine (Sacred Art Of Living) I believe animals can really teach us, our Lord has many ways to reach different people, and animals are a big way i learn as well. I wouldnt worry at all that it seems "whacky", instead I'd be grateful for such lovely dreams and co-in-see-dances (I think coincidences are really God dancing with us)...

Blessed Week...and Dancing : ) Wendy

aka lucy said...

i love the idea of co-in-see-dances...i may have to explore in future writings!

blessings to you, wendy!