Today’s inspiration comes from Oracle of the Dreamtime – Aboriginal Dreamings offer guidance for today by Donni Hakanson.
“Dolphins are easily the most beloved of our planet’s aquatic creatures, representing the child within, playful and joyous. the image of the dolphins leaping over foamy waves conveys a sense of wildness and freedom.” Its message for humanity is one of developing faith, devotion, and unconditional love for self and others.
“Dolphin calls you to come and play, to leap into the ocean of infinite possibility. But there is also a special reminder, one that is in contrast to this carefree image. Dolphin can represent our shadow side, the side that can cause hurt and pain, to ourselves and to others.”
You are being asked to be more thoughtful of consequences. This can include not poking fun at others with criticism, and not being too hard on people – including yourself. It is too easy to automatically react to people and situations with your shadow self which will manifest by being too critical and unforgiving of perceived personal faults – especially if you feel you’ve been wronged or slighted in some way.
Dolphin asks you to find the harmony in the situation and approach it with great acceptance, compassion, and love. There is a strong need for you to find and harvest the energies of this unconditional and all encompassing love to be put into practice today in some aspect of your current question, situation, or issue at hand. Be thoughtful with your self talk and consider your words carefully before speaking to others. Find the joy in the situation and embrace the opportunity to better harmonize. Infinite possibilities are limitless and surround you.
Beholder of Dreams
“And there came from the red heart
a wise man with Dreamings to tell
and knowledge to share.
Of Dreaming comes creation,
and of creation the manifestation
of creative Dreaming.
Make your Dreamings sweet
and let mother’s arms embody you,
acknowledge her wisdom,
learn from all creatures upon her
for each has something to tell.
Hear what you listen to
and listen to yourself
then the knowledge born of wisdom
will be yours to share
with the Great Ones.”
– Lisa Reid, Wreck Bay Mission, New South Wales 1995
A Little History
The Aboriginal Dreamtime is strongly part of their culture which explains the origins and culture of the land and its people. They have the longest continuous culture history of any group of people on Earth, dating back 65,000 years. The Dreamtime contains many parts: It is the story of things that have already happened, how the universe came into being, how humans were created, and how the Creator intended for humanity to function within the greater cosmos of life.
According to their ancestors, Aboriginal culture has no relgion. Instead, they have a very intricate spiritual belief system. This is so ingrained into their culture that it is part of their existence of their every day life. Even the animals, plants, and creatures of their land are their ancestors, including their brothers and sisters, their mothers and fathers, their grandparents. These personal totems are to be looked after with great care and respect, and in turn they will look after us and help connect us to the spiritual, and can guide us during difficult moments.
“With the Australian Aboriginal world view – every meaninful activity, event, or life process that occurs at a particular place leaves behind a vibrational residue in the earth, as plants leave an image of themselves as seeds. The shape of the land – it’s mountains, rocks, riverbeds, and waterholdes – and it’s unseen vibrations echo in the events that brought that place into creation. Everything in the natural world is a symbolic footprint of the metaphysical beings whose actions created our world. As with a seed, the potency of an earthly location is wedded to the memory of its origin.”
“The Aborigines called this the “Dreaming” of a place, and it constitutes the sacredness of the earth. Only in extraordinary states of consciousness can one be aware of or attuned to, the inner dreaming of the Earth.”
– Faces of the First Day: Awakening in the Aboriginal Dreamtime by Robert Lawlor.