Every September I put special focus on cetaceans (dolphins and whales). As many of you know, they have had a truly profound impact on my life.
My Deep Dolphin & Whale Connection
First, the dolphins came while I was doing a shamanic vision journey around a medicine wheel in my mind. I was just learning to meditate and this was a truly profound, life-changing moment. After that, they showed up pretty much every time I closed my eyes. The energy that came with each of their appearances healed the emotional wounds I was experiencing after remembering being raped when I was 18.
Fast forward only a couple of years. I met a woman from the San Juans at Stuart Wilde’s 8-day Warriors in the Mist training. She told me the story of Lolita
, the beloved Orca from the Northwest who was ripped away from her family at a young age and sent to a concrete prison where she has been enslaved ever since in Miami. The story touched me at such a deep level, and for several other reasons, I quit my job as an engineer and manager at a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility, moved to the San Juans, and co-founded a non-profit with the woman who originally told me the story … with the aim of having Lolita rehabilitated to wild and returned to her family.
Right before I left, my dear teacher and friend, Karen Schweitzer, introduced me to her friend Dr. Marsha Green, Professor at Albright College and President and Founder of Ocean Mammal Institute. Dr. Green told me about the devastating effects of LFAS (low frequency active sonar used by the US military) and how damaging it is to our beloved friends with fins (and anything in the water I later learned.)
While living in the San Juans, I developed such a deep bond with the orcas that live in the water nearby, I began to be able to literally feel when they were near. I would just suddenly have this deep inner knowing that the orcas were visible from somewhere on the island where I lived. So I would jump in my car and drive quickly to the place I felt guided to go, park the car on the side of the road, scamper up to the top of the hill, sit down, and watch 30 or so orcas swim past.
Then I moved to Southern California and developed a similar relationship with a pod of dolphins there. I met my future husband. We moved to the top of Mt. Palomar, a very sacred mountain. It was there that I began hearing more and more about LFAS. Contemplating how it was impacting my beloved friends with fins (dolphins and whales), I sent up a prayer to the Universe asking what we humans could do to protect them.
Receiving the Global Water Healing Meditation
The next morning I was jolted awake at precisely 4 am with the words to the Golden Water Dolphin Meditation for Planetary Healing
burning in my brain. I wrote the words down as quickly as possible and knew it was to be done at Fall Equinox. I also had the inner knowing that it wasn’t just me alone who needed to perform the meditation if it was going to make a big enough difference. (Just as an aside – It was the first time I channeled a guided meditation. I’ve probably channeled a thousand or more since then.)
I knew Barbara Wolf had an announcement email list of global meditations people could join in on and I asked her if she would mind letting others know about this one. Her immediate response was that I needed to contact David J. Adams in Australia.
It didn’t take David and I very long to realize that we each had been given a very similar meditation to share with humanity. The meditations connect the participant with dolphin and whale conscious and help to raise all the consciousness of water everywhere on the planet. Since water makes up 70 to 80% of you, it raises your vibration as well. Beginning in 1998, we’ve been co-leading these global meditations every Equinox since. This is our 23rd year.
David still lives in Australia. I still live in North America. I almost got there 11 years ago when I was living on a yacht in the South Pacific, but the Universe had other plans. So, to this day, we have never met in person … but we meet often on the ethers. And, by participating in the meditations coming up at Equinox, you can connect with David and I on the ethers are well. Plus you get to connect with all the dolphins and whales all over the globe. And help us raise the vibration of all the waters on planet earth including the water inside of you.
Somewhere along the way I started a facebook group called Wild Dolphin Lovers. And by being the place where so many gather to find out more about cetaceans, I stay abreast of what is happening in the world related to them. That means the good as well as the very very sad.
Many years later, I felt an inner calling to put together a special book by dolphin and whale experts to share their unique stories of their deep connection to cetaceans. It was called Dolphins & Whales Forever
and it became a #1 bestseller. That book has impacted many many lives.