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Dolphin Appearance Symbolizes Breathe, Love, Balance



Dear Wellness Seekers,

Dolphin Appearance Symbolizes Breathe, Love, Balance is a happy discovery. While walking on Bayshore Boulevard  in Tampa, the nine mile pedestrian water way I enjoy so much, I found myself deep in reflection about the many steps I have taken on the path at many different times in my life bringing me peace of mind. But this time my attention was drawn to a small school of dolphin that came to greet me.  They have appear in the inner Bay rarely so they never fail to amaze. This morning one was being particularly playful – came up for air, danced a bit and then slapped its tail in the water and took a dive. I tried to catch it but they are so fast. I was as if she had come with a message but what was it. I realized I had never really studied the symbology of the dolphin and what the appearance of one might signal.

Hope you enjoy the short video – See if you listen you can hear her communicate her message.

Spanista too some time to research dolphins to discover some very interesting  insights that align with our Self Care Philosophy. The alignment is inspiring.

I was especially taken by an article on the Meaning of Dolphins by Ina Woolcott on a site called Shamanism as I am always open to new lines of thinking about the world and our role in it. The site is

Dolphin teaches us that when we live in tune with the patterns and rhythm of nature, we learn how to truly be in touch with, resonate and communicate with All That IS and how to share this sagacity with anyone interested. There are those that believe Dolphins are more intelligent than humans. Especially when it comes to love. They have large brains, superior intelligence and are often associated in mythical lore with higher forms of consciousness. Some believe they are far more evolved than we are, especially on a spiritual level. Some believe they are alien beings from a different dimension.

Dolphins are connected with the power of breath and with emotional release, which are also both deeply connected. One of the most important factors in spiritual growth is to give ourselves the freedom of full experiencing our feelings and emotions. Often negative emotions are suppressed as we don’t want to be a part of them, so we try to stay apart from them. Feelings of sadness, pain, anger, grief. We need to stop doing this, as this only lays the foundation for disagreeable outcomes. We need to feel our feelings, by suppressing these feelings, of course they DO NOT go away. They are still there, subconsciously, manifesting blocked energy with-in, and if these blocks aren’t removed, this can go on to physical imbalances, with-out. On top of this, by blocking these so called negative feelings, this can result in losing the quality of being able to feel at all, losing much of life’s joy. Becoming dead to the world.

Simply stated breathing is conversing with the outside world.  When we learn to breathe deeply we can learn to feel deeply, in turn letting go of stifled feelings. One way of doing this is to copy the dolphins pattern of breathing, a superb tension reliever!. Dolphin breathes deeply, holds his breath underwater, then breathes out forcefully. Living in water is an important characteristic of Dolphin, as in many belief systems, including astrology, water is related to feeling and emotion.

If Dolphin swims into your life, he is asking you to relish water both physically and mentally, swimming freely and going along with your natural feelings. He is showing you how to enter the waters of life and then with breath and sound call forth what you most need or desire. Dolphins use a variety of whistles, grunts, clicks, and body postures to communicate. They have unique, personal whistles they give out. Sound is the creative life force and a big part of dolphins life, therefore this needs to be a part of your life. Communicate. With those around you and All That Is.

Dolphins have a wise, innocent, purity of being which reaches out to our inner nature. Follow their lead and open yourself to the energy of love, harmony and balance. Express your inner truth, be true to yourself. Follow your inner joy. Dolphin is asking you to go back to your roots, to the depths of your being and rediscover the Love that you truly are.

Spanista Takeaway: Dolphin Appearance Symbolizes Breathe, Love, Balance and sends a message that I should heed.  Who knew Dolphins Wisdom includes – Knowledge of the sea, change, patron of sailors, harmony, wisdom, balance, communication skills, freedom, trust, understanding the power of rhythm in your life, use of breath to release intense emotions, water element magic, unselfishness?  Dolphin reminds us to get out, play and most importantly, to breathe. What a valuable lesson to learn?

Have you ever felt personally touched by a dolphin.

To Your Self Care Journey To Joy,



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