Many years ago when camping in Bundjalung, one of Australia’s coastal national parks, I had a life changing experience.
I met a pod of Dolphins while taking a swim at sunrise. These Friendly ocean beings played in the waves with me for about 15 minutes before dashing away to someplace else. That evening in my sleeping bag I remembered a friend telling me years before, about Dolphin Meditation and Dolphin consciousness.
I drifted into a self induced hypnotic trance state through deep zen meditation. and soon found myself swimming with the Dolphins again, but in a different reality.
The water felt like cool air on my skin and I moved effortlessly through it. I had on my Dolphin body. They were as curious about me, as I was of them. To my great surprise they spoke to me, not in words but in pictures and emotions. After some long time, ‘Time has no place in Dolphin awareness’ I asked one of the teenagers among them if I could meet an elder, as I had a question.
They led me to a coral cay where the oldest and wisest of Dolphins lived. He was a big bloke, pale gray and spotted. No need for introductions, he knew who I was and what my question was. I wanted to know what his people thought about human beings and our activities. The answer came as an emotion. He filled my head with something deeper and greater than sadness, despair, shock, hopelessness and a lot of other negative feelings. It hit me in the heart like a bullet, It left me shaking and gasping for breath. I have no words to describe that feeling well enough, I asked if there is any hope for mankind. He let me know that we will not survive , We are here, just for now. However there is some good news as well, He told me Humans will evolve into spiritual creatures before the End or at least at the end. He told of wars and famine of the holocaust to come. He emphasised the importance of mental and spiritual preparation.
We must do this or remain lost for all time he said..
I still do Dolphin meditation and enjoy it for the wonderful state of freedom and joy it brings me. I won’t go into how to do dolphin meditation in detail here, I suggest you just google it as I’m sure others can explain it better than myself.
Try it yourself but remember to be careful about what you say to them. Better still, say nothing at all, just be.
peace be with you.
I found these pix of the Anna Creek fettlers camp ruins near Williams Creek, in outback South Australia.
I actually lived and worked there as a 19-20 yr old, for about 18 months. 10 Fettlers, a Ganger and a Cook lived in this, and one other building that was the kitchen and Gangers rooms. That was 1968-69 and this old building was about 100 yrs old, and had been well maintained all that time. It had a steep corrugated iron roof , There were also several outbuildings and machinery sheds. We fettlers maintained a fifty kilometer stretch of rail track on the old Ghan line. The line closed up a couple of years after my stay, and dozens of these old camps fell into ruins.
While there I created a small market garden out back, and grew shrubs and flowers around the buildings, watered from a deep hole in the mostly sandy, Fink River, only a few hundred metres away.
Mulch was hard to come by but essential to keep the beds moist. I found a large pile of old railway blankets in one of the sheds and promptly put them to work as mulch, it worked a treat. I never had to fertilize as the desert soil was very rich already, evidenced by the thick blanket of desert flowers that popped up in the short wet season each year.
The garden produced more than enough for a dozen men so the excess was swapped for meat at a nearby cattle station ( The Anna Creek Station) about an hours drive away.
I took hundreds of photographs while there but unfortunately, a girlfreind years later threw them, and all my belongings to the tip in a jealous rage.
(I’m still cranky about that, Lillian)