Dolphins and Whales: Gateways to Healing

Written by Keith Varnum

On a cold, dark, overcast day thirty years ago, a ray of warmth and light shown into my world from a most unexpected source-the eye of a giant Humpback whale. In my young twenties and already old with disillusionment atrepparttar state ofrepparttar 126225 world, I was trying to escape my despair by spending an afternoon at sea on a small boat. Without much hope of success, I had been asking whoever might be listening for a sign of something worth living for, some indication that there was light atrepparttar 126226 end ofrepparttar 126227 tunnel of this struggle of a life I had been enduring. That afternoon, my prayers were answered by none less thanrepparttar 126228 largest living creature onrepparttar 126229 face ofrepparttar 126230 earth.

Eye to Eye with a Whale

Lying despondent onrepparttar 126231 deck ofrepparttar 126232 boat, disappearing into my mental malaise, I suddenly found myself staring intorepparttar 126233 eye of a beingrepparttar 126234 size of a large office building. My gaze was locked intorepparttar 126235 penetrating gaze of this mammoth animal who had surfaced fromrepparttar 126236 depths just enough to peer overrepparttar 126237 bow of my boat right into my face. Our eyes were only three feet apart. There was no distance between our hearts. Our souls were already one. I immediately dissolved intorepparttar 126238 depths of this being's essence… a vast inner sea of spacious emptiness, allowing anything and everything, embracing all that I was and so much more than I was even aware of then. My mind went silent. My inner turmoil disappeared. I entered into a sanctuary of profound, gentle union with my own self inrepparttar 126239 form of a huge ocean creature.

Heart to Heart

In a very real sense, I have never left that sanctuary. I have carried with me to this day that feeling of deep, complete acceptance that I received fromrepparttar 126240 whale. That taste of my true natural state has inspired me ever since to search for ways to incorporate that knowing into every aspect of my life and being.

Our Kindred Spirits ofrepparttar 126241 Sea

The welcoming embrace ofrepparttar 126242 whale for me that afternoon was not an isolated incident. More and more often inrepparttar 126243 last twenty years aroundrepparttar 126244 world, whales and dolphins have been initiating contact with humans. As dolphin research expert, Timothy Wyllie, points out, "There's an awful lot of water out there…repparttar 126245 dolphins and whales don't have to interact with us if they don't want to."

My dramatic experience of wholeness and expanded awareness being withrepparttar 126246 whale was also not uncommon. Most people report regaining a natural, healthy state by being inrepparttar 126247 presence of dolphins and whales and being enveloped byrepparttar 126248 transformative emanations from these benevolent creatures. Cetaceans, dolphins and whales, are constantly connected withrepparttar 126249 universal vibrations coming from Source. Because they emit these vibrations abundantly and freely, dolphins and whales have a profound impact on humans in their vicinity. In their presence, people experience vast increases in energy, vitality and awareness on all levels, physical, emotional and spiritual.

Awake and Aware

Dolphins and whales are intelligent friends who live by expressingrepparttar 126250 qualities we value--harmony, joyfulness, good health, beauty, wisdom, supple movement, grace and respect for mutuality and freedom. Dolphins and whales are at One with nature andrepparttar 126251 universe. They live in a state of love that suspends judgment, anger and retaliation. Their exuberant celebration of life is a call to humanity to explore its collective potential and individual capacity for deeper compassion, more authentic self-expression and more profound spiritual unfoldment.

Expanding Our World

In addition torepparttar 126252 spirit of cooperation, peace, simplicity and love that they demonstrate, dolphins and whales teach their human friends to expand their mind, release limiting thoughts and feelings, and open torepparttar 126253 wondrous world ofrepparttar 126254 unknown that they are gladly revealing. Timothy Wyllie shares that "I love being withrepparttar 126255 dolphins, but they are challenging companions. They teach me how to let go… how to surrender to my own fear… how to reachrepparttar 126256 light by going through torepparttar 126257 other side."

Dolphin and whale interaction helps people go beyond our old limiting social and cultural beliefs and assists us to realize that we're capable of a lot more than we think we are. Their ability to use more of their physical, sensory and intelligence potentials reminds us that we can do use more of ours. For instance, humans use only a very small portion of their brain capacity. Dolphins and whales encourage people to use more of their brain by using tonal language to stimulate their brain cells, as well asrepparttar 126258 cells ofrepparttar 126259 rest of their body.

Multi-dimensional Playmates

Playing with these wondrous creatures, people find they leave behindrepparttar 126260 linear belief system of three dimensional time and space, entering an altered state in which there are no time constraints and everything occurs simultaneously. Cetaceans naturally play in multiple dimensions. They are simultaneously experiencing life inrepparttar 126261 ocean and life in a holographic, vibrational world of multi-level subtle realities inrepparttar 126262 fourth and fifth dimensions. Swimming with dolphins and whales in their multi-dimensional universe, people easily access empowering childhood memories, enlightening past lives and exciting visions of their future.

Plants Have Souls-and Gifts for Humans

Written by Keith Varnum

Plants are intelligent forms of life who are capable of intention, preference, and a will to survive, thrive and interact. Scientific research indicates that plants communicate with insects, animals, human beings and other plants in order to keep themselves alive and safe. Evidence also reveals that plants are telling us how to achieve health and wholeness for humanity andrepparttar earth herself.

Plants Are Just Like People

In research which spans more than 100 years, scientists have been documenting botanical adaptability andrepparttar 126224 amazing similarities that plants have with animals and people. Studies indicate that what metaphysicians, psychics, shaman, tribal people and sensitives worldwide have been saying aboutrepparttar 126225 plant kingdom for millennia is true: plants are intelligent beings who can communicate with us, and, we can communicate with them.

Smart Strategies for Survival

Inrepparttar 126226 book, "The Secret Life of Plants," authors Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird describe how plants "talk to" people and what plants "talk" about. Staying alive and safe topsrepparttar 126227 list.

To protect themselves, plants have developed highly adaptive and strategic ways for living. According torepparttar 126228 authors, "Plants seem to know which ants will steal their nectar, closing when these ants are about, opening only when there is enough dew on their stems to keeprepparttar 126229 ants from climbing. The more sophisticated acacia plant actually enlistsrepparttar 126230 protective services of certain ants which it rewards with nectar in return forrepparttar 126231 ants' protection against other insects and herbivorous mammals," thus servingrepparttar 126232 same function as friends and allies do inrepparttar 126233 animal and human realms. Some vegetation develop a bitter taste, some ooze gummy secretions, while others grow thorns to defend themselves.

Prickles forrepparttar 126234 Pussy

Once plants feel safe, however, they may drop their need for defense. In one study, a scientist wanted to determine if cacti grow needles primarily forrepparttar 126235 purpose of keeping themselves from harm. Safely housed in a greenhouse,repparttar 126236 scientist talked to numerous cacti assuring them that they were protected and that he cared about them. He encouragedrepparttar 126237 plants to feel even more secure by playing soothing music inrepparttar 126238 greenhouse. Within several monthsrepparttar 126239 cacti dropped all their spikes. The offspring of these bare cacti were born without needles. Defenseless within this nurturing environment,repparttar 126240 mature and new-born cacti prospered. After a period of a year of being without their protective quills,repparttar 126241 cacti suddenly began re-growing their bristles and new baby sprouts were born with needles again. After some investigation, it was discovered that a house cat had found its way intorepparttar 126242 greenhouse. Suspecting thatrepparttar 126243 cat may berepparttar 126244 source ofrepparttar 126245 perceived threat torepparttar 126246 cacti causingrepparttar 126247 reemergence of their means of protection,repparttar 126248 scientist blockedrepparttar 126249 cat's way of entry. Oncerepparttar 126250 cacti sensed they were once again safe, all ofrepparttar 126251 cacti dropped their prickly means of defense.

You Can Hurt a Plants Feelings

Plants respond not only to insects and animals but to human emotion and intention. Plants can distinguish between people who are feel kindly towards them and people who don't, and our green friends cooperate with people they like. In one experiment a new scientist came to study some test plants. Surprisingly, these test plants which previously had been very responsive, were completely non-responsive duringrepparttar 126252 new scientist's tests. Investigatingrepparttar 126253 change inrepparttar 126254 plants' response, it was discovered thatrepparttar 126255 new scientist incinerated his plants in his own personal research once his tests were completed. Shortly afterrepparttar 126256 new scientist left,repparttar 126257 plants again began registering activity and cooperating.

In another study, scientists found that vegetation reacted negatively to people who foundrepparttar 126258 plants unattractive, even torepparttar 126259 extent thatrepparttar 126260 plants would "faint." When over-stimulated by emotions, plants will "go unconscious" or numb and can stay " moody" for weeks. Scientific studies show that once plants attune themselves to a particular person, they are able to maintain a link with that person, no matter how far away. These plants register "knowing" not only when a person is returning torepparttar 126261 plants, but whenrepparttar 126262 person makesrepparttar 126263 decision to return. Other reports show that plants respond to people talking to them in a caring, loving manner, such as asking a tree to radically change its growth direction so that it won't have to be cut, or asking weeds not to grow excessively in a vegetable garden.

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