The November, 2011 Hawaii Dolphin Wellness & Vision Retreat was an “extraordinary” experience for all!
Each morning, we started the day at 6 AM as one of the participants, Elaine Doll, an Ayurvedic practitioner and Yoga teacher led us in a wonderful class. I believe that our Yoga practice was very helpful in getting us ready for the day’s activities. At 7:10 AM each morning, we stood in line to get our energy fields and chakras measured with the Electrophotonic Imaging Camera (EPC), a Russian, digital-Kirlian technique that would help me chart our daily energy patterns before and after each dolphin swim.
After breakfast each day, we headed to the marina where we had an opening circle before we got on the boat. What a wonderful week with the dolphins! Captain Jim and Allison and dolphin pod leaders helped us release our fears so we were able to connect to these amazing beings. Each day before each swim, I offered the group a Medicinal Essence to open our hearts to the dolphins. We used Pine Ocean Maritime, Violet, and Sandalwood, and Carnation to assist us. On Tuesday, we had the pleasure of meeting the Pelagic Rays, who moved so elegantly as we swam with them in a deeper part of the ocean. By Thursday, our group had reached a level of coherence as the dolphins continued to swim with us throughout the entire day. At this point, they were swirling, spinning, and twirling beneath us in the deep ocean and then they would slowly come to the surface and give us eye contact as they took a breath and continued swimming with us. By Friday, they were completely surrounding the boat during our entire swim when we finally had to say goodbye as we headed back to the marina.
Friday night was special because people shared how much they loved the week, all the wonderful things they learned, and what they would take home to their friends and family. Friday night is always my favorite part of the week’s festivities.