Handling Stress

Dolphin (reversed) Medicine Card

The card I drew today is a good reminder for me.....We are going through a lot of stress right now. I don’t know if it’s the same level of stress as the year when I kicked out my oldest son, lost my job, the house, poly stresses were making everything exponential in how they were effecting us.......We need to be focused so that we don’t get to that level of stress again.

We were talking about the stress this morning, so we are both aware of it. This card that I drew is just another good reminder of how to take care of the situation.

Dolphin (reversed)

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If Dolphin appears reversed, know that you are forgetting to breathe. You may be under stress, and your body may need manna. You may be starving your cells and organs no matter how many vitamins you are taking. Your natural cycles may be fouling up. Pay close attention to your health and your feelings. If you are on edge or just tense, take time to relax and breathe the life force into your muscles. Focus on releasing old breath at the bottom of your lungs and refilling your respiratory system with regenerative manna. Breathe from the diaphragm and fill the lungs to capacity. Then exhale from the chest to the belly, allowing your body to totally relax as you breathe out.

Another message of contrary Dolphin is that many signals are carried through universal tides or waves, and you may be failing to use your sonar. To detect these wave-patterns you may need to realign yourself with natural rhythms within your body. Then it is necessary to use the Dolphin breath to connect to universal awarenesses and signals.

Dolphin says to dive deeply into the water, to play by the coral reefs, and to discover the beauty of the rhythm of breath.

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Wow.....I was just looking for another picture to add to my blog, and came across this writing about Dolphin medicine. It strikes a chord with me more than the writing that goes with the actual card. It’s long, but great stuff.

Dolphin medicine represents the sacredness of all life and the abundance of the primordial sea. They are the gatekeepers to other realms and may teach us how to pass freely between this world and others. Dolphins carry this ability because they are mammals that live in the sea. They live in two worlds, the world of air and the world of water. Like Whales, Dolphins teach us how to remain open to living in more than one way and environment, this is especially helpful for those who feel they are living a dual lifestyle, for example the Accountant who is also a practicing Medium on the weekends!

Many of us are uncomfortable trying to step from one realm of life to another in this manner.
We often feel we must hide our more unorthodox beliefs and practices out of fear that at best someone will think us a kook and at worst, we may lose our jobs. Dolphin medicine can show us ways in which we can come to terms with what the outside world expects of us and what we must do to remain true to ourselves! Dolphin may encourage us to begin looking at ways in which we can use the current career to help us step into doing full time that which we really love and desire to do so that we may be true to who we are at all times and not just when it is "safe" for us to do so! Or perhaps Dolphin energy may suggest that we begin looking for another employer who is more empathetic to our beliefs and may even ask that one share what one has learned with them and other employees! (I actually had a client to whom this happened after he began working with Dolphin medicine).

Dolphins are also extremely protective, they are well known for protecting other species, including humans by saving them from drowning and as such they can help to protect us when we call upon them for help and support.
If you feel you are drowning under a sea of emotional or physical problems, financial debt, illness, fears, what ever the cause may be you can call upon the Dolphin realms to help you get your head above water. One way of doing this is to find a picture of a Dolphin or a figurine, any that you feel attracted to will do, and write your request down on paper and place it underneath the Dolphin. I also like to give whom ever I am asking help from some token of appreciation and payment. This may include a few shiny pennies, some Tobacco, a bowl of essences or essential oils diluted in water, incense, what ever feels right and appropriate to you is fine. It is your intention to give something back that is most important, not the actual token itself! Donating money to a environmental cause that is important to you is another wonderful way of giving something back in Thanks! Yet which ever token you choose to give, once it has been given and you have made your request, LET IT GO! Perhaps spend a moment in quiet visualization seeing yourself on the edge of a beautiful shore, Dolphins swimming towards you in the surf. You wade out to meet them, noting how cool and clear the water feels as it laps gently against you. Feel the cleansing power of the sea and the love and support that is coming to you from the Dolphin realms! As the Dolphins approach, you can float the paper with your request to them or even create a symbol that the sea will wash out to them.

At times working with symbols can be even more effective as they bypass any belief systems you may have that your request will not be answered. Use your own intuition and guidance to determine what is best for you! Next , see your Dolphin pod taking your request or symbol and surrounding it, carrying it out into the Universal Flow where it may be healed. Your job at this point is simply to pay attention to the signs the Universe will begin sending you that healing and resolution is on the way! Pay close attention as sometimes things don't appear as we think they ought. Keep an open mind and heart, trust that the Universe IS working on your behalf as it is, always and in all ways! Most people who have worked with this visualization in the past have started to see results within three days. Yet give it time, watch for the signs, act on your own inner guidance, be open to receive healing and if you feel resistance in any form, call again upon the Dolphins to help you remain open. All you have to do is state your request clearly and they will hear you and respond.

Because of their protective nature, Dolphins are wonderful medicine to call upon when you are in an area where you feel unsafe. If you must walk alone at night, call upon a pod of Dolphins to surround and protect you. The more you can feel their energy around you and you will with practice, the more they will be able to protect and keep you safe! Those who live so called "alternative lifestyles" such as Gays and Lesbians may also want to call upon Dolphins for support and protection! Dolphins do not judge, they do not condemn, they seek only to enlighten all of us that we are one and what is done to one, is done to all!

Dolphins are also very sexual creatures, they have been known to mate just for the sheer joy of it! For those who carry feelings of guilt or shame about their own sexual natures, Dolphins can help them release those feelings and understand that Spirit in all it's wisdom knew what he/she was doing when sex was created! Sex can help one stay younger longer, improves physical and mental as well as emotional health, is valuable as a stress reliever as well as sharing intimacy to bond even more strongly with one's partner. Dolphins tend to touch one another frequently, and science has found that touching is such a strong means of bonding that the more often people hug and touch their loved ones, the stronger the support each member feels and the healthier every one is!
Because of this Dolphin can teach us that the way to heal rifts is by being willing to be open to touching and receiving touching from those we love. Obviously the touching must be done in appropriate ways, yet who couldn't do without a daily hug or pat on the back!

For those who have been sexually abused Dolphin can be called upon to help heal the damage that has been caused. Dolphins because of their strong bonds to other pod members can call in those folks through whom one can feel safe and okay about being touched because it is coming from a space of unconditional love and with the highest intent at heart! Dolphin people for this reason are fabulous healers for those who have been sexually or physically abused, and may even have been abused themselves. Yet because these people carry such strong unconditional love for all and are often very wise in understanding that everything can be used to create a higher level of being for all, they are able to find ways to move past their own pain so they can help reach and heal others. Bless them, these folks have often seen so much and yet they are able to respond back to the world with love and compassion, even as Dolphins in the sea are able to respond in loving and supportive ways to humans though humans have not always been so kind to them!

Because Dolphins are of the sea and air, they also carry strong intuitive and creative energy. They are highly telepathic and love to communicate in many ways and forms.
They can teach us too how to communicate more fully and honestly with others, as well as how best to express who we are as creative beings. We are always creating, and even though some or perhaps many of our creations are not to our liking, Dolphin is well aware that we are indeed creating everything we are experiencing in life through our thoughts, our emotions and our actions. We are amazingly powerful beings! If there is any one thing that I have always felt Dolphins would love for us to know it is this: We CAN change our lives by paying attention to what we are communicating to ourselves and others! We are constantly sending forth messages in one form or another and some of those messages are obviously not in our best interests or the world would be a much happier place to be! Have you ever watched a pod of Dolphins at play? It's amazing, the way they frolic in the sea, calling back and forth, chirping and clicking in joy. They even LOOK like they are smiling much of the time! I believe this is how they have managed to survive, even with the pollution we have dumped into our oceans, even with the ways in which many humans have shown a tragic disregard for all forms of life. Dolphins are still able to find and communicate that note of joy and there are many who are starting to listen!

If Dolphin has appeared for you, ask yourself the following: what am I communicating? Am I finding things to be happy about or is all I am seeing are the problems I currently am facing in life? What have I been wanting to create in my life but I feel I am too old, too young, not enough money, not good enough, not worthy of having that creation manifest? Have I been listening to my inner guidance or do I ignore it in hopes an answer I like better will come along? Have I asked for help from my own "pod" or am I always trying to go it alone? Dolphins rely heavily on their pod members for safety and finding food as well as companionship. If you don't have a circle of support perhaps Dolphin has appeared to tell you to start asking for your own Pod to appear! Yet you must ASK, you must communciate what you are needing and wanting in any form that feels right to you before the Universe can bring you what you desire! Begin a creative project of some sort, writing, painting, creating music, learning dance, sculpting or starting a garden are just a few ways that you can put your creative skills to use. Don't think you are very "creative"? Think again! Perhaps what you need to recognize is that you have created a wonderful home for your family or are talented at inspiring others to be the best that they can be!

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