2013-10-18 / Columnists

It’s My Turn

Whales And Dolphins Here For A Reason
By Jill Lauri

One of the lessons from Hurricane Sandy is that we are all interconnected. This does not just apply to you and me, but also to the amazing creatures that swim the ocean. The whale and dolphin visits in the waters off Rockaway have swelled my curiosity. Many have attributed their presence to the migration of fish. As an Animal Intuitive and Healer, I offer you another possibility.

With the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy surfacing, there is a tension in the air and water. I think that the whales and dolphins sense our anguish and have come to share their wisdom with us. Theirs is a message of hope, inspiration and healing.

My sense is that the whales recognize the fear that many of us carry. They urge us to release our anxiety and swim with the natural currents of life. We can do this by embracing our faith and trusting that whatever waves break our way will be for our highest good.

I believe that the dolphins feel our sadness and invite us to add strokes of joy to our lives. They remind us to adopt a spirit of play in everything we do, especially as we dive into life’s greatest challenges. Over time, our grief will gradually wash away.

Whales and dolphins show us how to live in the moment. When watching a whale spout or a dolphin leap out of the water, we are completely engaged. There is no fear, no grief. We can choose to navigate through our lives one moment at a time. Each of us has the power within to heed the wisdom from the sea and chart a new course towards peaceful waters.

Some of my greatest life lessons have come to me through my relationships with animals. It was when I was faced with my beloved Misty's diagnosis of cancer that I began to explore holistic health, healing and spirituality. I continue to be presented with animals in distress: dogs, cats, birds, fish, crabs, mice, opossum and even a baby shark. This teaches me more about the process of healing, so that I am better able to help others through their own healing journeys with their animal companions. I am grateful and honored for this opportunity.

Jill Lauri, MBA, MSW is an Animal Intuitive & Healer

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