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Last night I had a dream that I went walking by the ocean and in the distance I could see a whole pod of Orcas swimming under the water.
I never saw any of them fully breach but I could see them just under the surface swimming playfully, and there must have been hundreds! I was amazed and overjoyed by the sight.
At some point a man came walking past and I exclaimed “Did you see the whales!” We both stopped and watched as once again they rose just below the surface.
I then said to this stranger “It’s weird isn’t it. Here we are, both species living in different dimensions. Different planes of existence, both so contrary to the other and yet both exist. I wonder if they stare up at us humans, out of their world and wonder about us and our lives?”
Yep, just like me to launch into something deep and meaningful with a complete stranger…even in my dreams!
It made me think (in my dream – see, even asleep I never stop thinking!) about my belief that there is MORE to life than we know. I resonate strongly to the theory that there is not just one plane of existence, but many, and these we cannot humanly fathom. And…maybe we are not meant to?
I googled this morning what the significance of whales are in mythology, just out of curiosity. This is the first thing I found. “Killer whales are considered a particular symbol of power and strength, and catching sight of one is considered a momentous omen.”
I also found on “Whale facts” this…
Depending on whom you listen to the symbolic meaning of whales in dreams can vary dramatically.
THE INTERPRETATION OF STRENGTH AND SPIRITUALITY
Whales usually represent a big event in your life or a strong feeling of solitude.
Some people believe that whales are associated with peace, serenity, spirituality and tranquility.
The appearance of a whale in a dream can signify that everything is or will be o.k. and is often related to spiritual matters of the mind and heart.
In dreams that focus on a particular individual the appearance of a whale can identify that person as trustworthy and good spirited, and can give you a feeling of connectedness with that individual.
Some people have even interpreted the symbol of a whale as the feeling of a loving mother who protects her child.
Deep feelings and close emotional connections are often associated with these majestic animals.
Whales tend to appear during times of relevance when you are currently facing an issue in your life.
At times whales may also represent power, leadership and strength.
They symbolize that you can accomplish your goals and have the strength and intuition to overcome the obstacles in your life.
They’re a sign of protection and a signal that you need to relax and stop worrying.
Dreaming of the ocean is very much tied to the emotions, so it is said. Maybe that explains all my dreams of giant tidal waves, which I often have. They are particularly frightening dreams. I think they are a symbol of my fear of being out of control.
In fact, I rarely have peaceful pleasant dreams involving the ocean, but last nights was indeed surrounded by a peaceful positive feeling.
I wonder who the stranger was though?
So… perhaps (hopefully!) something momentously positive is about to happen?
Whatever it is, maybe I’ll have a whale of a time 🙂