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dolphins soaring

Photo I took in the Galapagos of Dolphins soaring through the waters

Dream time has been increasingly potent for me, as I continue to go through personal shifts. Not only do I have some really blatant and powerful messages come through for self, but I have been receiving extremely precise and clear prophetic dreams for others that demonstrate much remote viewing and telepathy at work in the night, as well as being called in by others in need.

A LOT is going on when my eyes close and the head hits the pillow.

I’m sure for many of you as well.

I’ve had a series of rich dreams the last week and last night brought in another beautiful animal spirit guide – Dolphin – which felt especially meaningful/healing in relation to the night before’s dream. Her presence and interaction was also synchronous in terms of retreat time coming up in Bimini as well.

The part of the dream I remember took place on the shoreline of a beach somewhere at night. I recall being in the shallow waters there up to my knees and a Dolphin coming to me. She stayed in the very shallow water, basically resting easily on the sand below and at times just resting on the shore with me, as the water lapped around us. We had some very beautiful connective time as we laid there together and I would hold her with my arms around her, or gently rubbed her and held her face with my hands. And she would nuzzle, touch, and wrap herself as much around me as she could, as we communicated telepathically and with a very deep, heart connection.

It was like reunited best friends or even twin souls. And I know that that reuniting was not only providing personal healing and transformative support, but was helping me to engage (or re-engage if you will) a deeper part of myself that she was representing and bringing forth more consciously that was needed right now, and crucial in fact.

There were other things involved in the dream and another dream evolved from it, but I am meant to only really remember what is most important.

What happened next was that it was time for her to go and this was very distressing emotionally for us both.

Some people/or beings came to take her back to where she was needed. I had the impression immediately that she was of importance where she came from and was fully devoted to a life of service and a mission and had been able to/or stolen some moments with me to connect, knowing of my needs for her (brings up emotions again right now for me writing that) at this time. She was some sort of a protector and guide to the animal kingdom and Earth, as well as a Cosmic Missionary/Bridge Worker who journeys far and wide, as guided/needed.

It actually didn’t hit me until I sat here to write this, that this Dolphin feels to be a potential emanation of my beloved Cosmic Nestor (my rabbit familiar – in this life – that transitioned 6 years ago), whom you hear me talk of much.

As she was reluctantly leaving we both cried soulful cries that we must physically part for now. I remained in the shallow water crying with outstretched arms and she echoed my cries and tears as she swam off, being led by those that had come for her. I remember when she received the call to return, it broke our hearts, but we both understood what was for now in our present roles/realities and how our love shared, is the essence joy/service we embody in all that we create and share.

So, I have been sitting with all of the beautiful energy, supportive healing, and messages she gifted me, as I receive insights for implementation that will assist my shifts and integration that I am undergoing.

Since she came through as a Dolphin, this symbolism was purposeful to convey what was needed. I’ve known of Dolphin messages and what they represent generally or how they make me feel when they show up, but I wanted to delve a bit more into their medicine to see if something would trigger deeper consciousness for me and perhaps for you as well, if Dolphin is an Animal Spirit Guide you are blessed with too.

Being a Pisces, I am very connected to the mysteries and creatures of the ocean. Many of you will share remembrance of realities in the watery civilizations of times “past” and the Cosmic Waters of your essence that you are.

These heart-centered, highly evolved beings help to spread and anchor Crystalline Energy to light the Earth and they strengthen the song lines through the grid (encouraging us to work in alignment with Nature and Crystals), as they transmit their light frequency vibrations of love and harmony. Through their presence and interactions here and with us, they help awaken us to our truest and most joyous self that is anchored in unconditional love and innate freedom.

Sites like http://www.animalspirits.com/ share some of the general wisdom of Dolphins that include:

  • Knowledge of the sea
  • Patron of sailors
  • Change
  • Wisdom
  • Balance
  • Harmony
  • Communication skills
  • Freedom
  • Trust
  • Understanding the power of rhythm in your life
  • Use of breath to release intense emotions
  • Water element magick

But Dolphins also bring us playfulness, transcendence, gentleness and generosity, intelligence, friendship, community, deep contentment, personal power in divine flow, and even renewal/rebirth.

Since they have that element of harmony and balance it is understandable that they are also connected to duality and yin/yang. This, in part, has to do with being both mammal and fish and being of the water but able to breathe air. They dwell in a state of two realities and two worlds and so I see them as bridge workers and able to transmute energy. They have both the essence inherent of the Sun and Moon in this regard – the outward expressions, life, activity, vibrancy, intellect, manifestation, and masculinity, as well as the inward expressions of intuition, creation, hidden powers, feelings, dreams, mutability, and femininity.

There seems to be this playful and inquisitive invitation that dolphins beckon us to adventure with them on. Perhaps it’s to explore new realms of your work, relationships and friendships, places of domicile, or maybe even simply to explore the inner realm of emotion and creative passion wanting expression. Long thought to be messengers of the Gods/Goddesses and inter-dimensional travelers bringing messages of divine guidance, love and harmony, they carry with them an innate healing energy that is calming, pure of light, and rich with intuitive wisdom that speaks from the grace and heart of a wise child.

This purity and innocence they embody teaches us to trust and tune within in order to commune with the natural rhythms and flow in the mirror of their flight.

Dolphin spirit guides are spiritual beings that remind of us our authenticity and help to align us in the spirit of our true nature. Their magickal and mysterious nature also invoke a calling from within that remembers our connection with the vastness of our soul that is of this Earth but not of it.

They remind us of times and places far and wide, spanning the Cosmos as well as the Ancient Earth and its lost worlds that once were.

Something stirs within us when Dolphin graces our life, and this awakening helps to activate a realignment with living in natural harmony with all of life.

I read that when Dolphin appears he/she is a symbol for living life from true purpose, on purpose, as a creative, abundant and vibrant being. They also invite us more into the depths of our higher heart communicative abilities and further development of them through intuition, vulnerability, psychic awareness, and telepathy. Not to mention, I believe, they open us to our creative voice and expressing the frequency vibrations of our authenticity through it.

This feels very accurate for me, as the inner communication skills, as well as advanced communication skills like telepathy and clairvoyance have been at the forefront of my experience, along with voice.

They are also known to draw our attention to this present moment and encourage us to be all that we can be right now, as well as have gratitude for everything we DO have.

I also read that Dolphin invites us to make an assessment of our lives and our connection to Spirit for further expansion in these realms. A deeper dedication may be called forth now, as not only is it part of your mission, but it is needed collectively to support the energetic field of experience in evolutionary expansion as well. Dolphins have a gentle, but strong pull that mirrors our readiness for initiation into a higher state of being that calls from a deep place within that remembers who you are and what you have chosen to do in this reality you have embodied. Something that has not been accessed yet, or is in need of being more fully cultivated, may have drawn in your Dolphin friend to remind you.

This also feels true for me and whether the Dolphin was Nestor, another guide, simply an aspect of myself, or all of the above, as it ultimately IS anyway, I have asked myself to go to another level and it is more than a want, but an inner knowing of soul timing being of the essence.

Dolphins also possess a very powerful, but gentle transformative healing energy that comes from their love of being of service always, and hence this love is consistently and eternally exuding from them. Their ability is so magnified and pure that they can support healing on all levels and just being in their presence activates this on a DNA level. It’s one reason people are drawn to swim with them, besides the pure joy experienced.

Dolphin helps us to travel through portals of time and space and when we do, we will find our personal and magickal gifts that present unlimited possibilities.

When you want to connect more with your Dolphin spirit guide, meditation, ocean visits, surrounding yourself with their and the ocean’s symbolism, or actual sacred time with them in their environment can help awaken what is within that they message and invite you into.

I’m grateful to be journeying soon to commune in waking life, as a mirror to my dream life. And I’m exploring further the integration and expansion I’ve called upon now.

From the Ocean’s Creative Depths a Cosmic Rebirthing Emerges Through an Enchanting Underwater Sacred Tattoo Design


Mermaid Dolphin & Lotus Sacred Tattoo DesignI really enjoy each of the sacred tattoo designs I have the honor to assist with and this one was an added joy, as it blended dear elements of my own heart, as well as was for a dear soul in my life.

I wanted to make sure to create something that was reflective of my seeing her in her wholeness, yet that would also hold the space for her highest potential through a graceful and flowing journey of evolution.

tattoo to work fromShe already had an older tattoo (as you see pictured left), which was my foundation to work from, and then I had to incorporate the new elements to transform it into the new energy of who she is now and is becoming.

The result was this channeled creation you see above, which is almost like a cosmic, underwater enchantment scene that is the landscape of her essence as seen from within, reflected out, and will hold the space and energy of this. It also reflects within this, the concept of “as above, so below”, as well – helping to create the core foundation that supports and sustains her new birthing into being.

She shared with me some of the symbols she is drawn to and having known her story, I was guided to use the symbols of the lotus, dolphin, mermaid and spiraling energy of water and cycles of life for this creation. These seemed to speak through her most at this time in her life and as most reflective of her journey in essence. A couple of additions that came through were a sort of cosmic infinity flame at center of the dolphin and mermaid and the two spiraling nautilus shells anchoring the energy below.

The design she already had directs energy both down to her Root Chakra and the Earth, through the point at the bottom, as well as up and out in all directions of the wave spirals.

The design I created adds to this with drawing energy up through the highest point at top, furls out through the opening lotus petals, and spirals in all directions with the extended side designs of what I see as reflective of the water’s energy, spirals of life, and also of the stems and roots of the lotus below the water that anchor and ground.

The top of the design is more organic and then blends into a symmetry and balance of delicate flow, rooted in the ancient nautilus shells that have a feminine curving grace, from which the spiraling energy emerges.

The design will slightly and gracefully wrap around to the sides with a flowing essence that moves the energy not only up and down, but circling around, left and right as well – the four directions. I wanted to try to make the design look like it was meant to be created as one piece, rather than looking like we are piecing things together – like it was meant that way originally. In a way, it has sort of a henna-like design quality/feel to it with a two-dimensional aspect, plus some three-dimensional aspects at top.

The essence of the piece captures a rebirthing process, an integration of duality into wholeness, a partnering of the twin soul aspect within self and then respectively, also with another.

The mermaid – an aspect of her, as well as the dolphin.

It carries the magical flow essence that creatures of the ocean know very well how to do, the continuous evolving through the spirals of life, the waves of the ocean, the nautilus symbolism, healing others through the healing waters represented in the spiraling waves, as well as the dolphins in their nurturing gentleness and Universal Love nature that knows the connective state of each other as a collective community, and it embodies peace, harmony, joy and love that she wanted.

It even has the quality of “Namaste” emanating subtly that she had mentioned wanting too, as there is a subtle design aspect that I added to be like two hands coming together in prayer/honoring  that you can see the top of the fingers of, at center top of the design/doubling as lotus petals (which are also like cosmic flames themselves) – and the dolphin and mermaid are each aspects entwined into one of what would be the two hands at either side.

I added a cosmic infinity flame I created between the two, where the lotus unfurls to birth this fusion of divine union.

Dolphins symbolize playfulness, transcendence, gentleness, harmony, intelligence, contentment, friendship, community, resurrection, generosity, power, compassion, well being, purity of heart.

As I shared from astrologer Cathy Lynn Pagano in my earlier post today on the Full Blue Moon in Aquarius:

“The Sabian symbol for the Sun at 29* Leo is: A mermaid emerges from the ocean waves ready for rebirth in human form.   In one sense, a mermaid symbolizes a new feeling arising from the collective unconscious.   Part woman, part fish, the mermaid brings us news of what is going on in the creative depths of the ocean which gave us all birth.   A new manifestation of the Anima Mundi or World Soul yearns to be reborn as Lady Wisdom.  

This felt so perfect for the symbolism of the mermaid in the design. 

The lotus is a powerful and ancient image symbolizing harmony, spiritual illumination and unlimited potential. The lotus is a type of water lily which rises from the sludge of muddy waters and opens into a beautiful flower. It is often used as a mandala, or circular symbol, but any way you use the Lotus in a spiritual practice, it will provide a resonant field that reinforces the concept of resurrection. Human mistakes and challenges are the fertilizer for brilliance and awakened creation as the Lotus shows us. Born in the murkiest of ponds, Lotus still emerges pure. Use the Lotus as a reminder that “this, too, shall pass.” Be assured that all fertilizer nurtures a beautiful new life. In the greater world, Lotus is a peaceful cosmic beacon for forgiveness, gratitude and compassion to prevail where the sludge of conflict has resided. Using this symbol on water invites a balance between humility and pride.

The Nautilus shells to me are of an ancient nature and with its integrated chambers is symbolic of continuous progress, balance, new ideas, visionary discoveries, innovation and inspiration, renewal, eternal continuity, expansion, consistency, evolution, interconnectedness, divine perfection, natural flow, stability and internal harmony within regeneration, abundant creative energy – in general, a symbol of life and “the journey home” to Source within All That Is, through a succession of transcendent spirals. When gazing upon the Nautilus it provides a serene sense of balance and well being.

The spiral itself is a symbol of creation, movement, fluidity, surrender/releasing, holistic growth, and awareness of the one within the context of the whole. It reveals the cyclical nature of life, the consciousness of nature from core center expanding outward, and the relationship between unity and multiplicity. It is the limitless spirals that move both “inward towards the Source of creation and eternally outward with Source’s continual self-creation.” In this way, the spiral reflects the contiguous journey home to who you really are and the journey to be one with Source.

Overall, there is a feeling of connection both to the Earth and Cosmos, that is grounded, yet flowing, as well as continually blossoming with renewal, the quality of Divine Goddess energy that is whole in sacred union from within, there is a sense of her exquisite nature and simplistic elegance, loving tenderness, yet empowered beingness, nurturing and creative passion of her spirit that is being both celebrated, as it blossoms, AND shared with others, and inner peace in all of life’s cycles.

I’m sure there is much more that can be found and felt. And really the details don’t matter as much so as the essence of how it feels when it is worn as a mirror of the soul, and gazed upon by anyone who mirrors that reflection.

I so love to see what channels through with each person, as I truly believe that the essence of the soul is reflected in the design that emerges. True beauty is all I see when I work with each person, and the result of that in manifested design, is the unique channel of the soul mirrored.

If you would like to partner in co-creating your own sacred tattoo design to embody the empowerment you desire, you can contact me at tania@spiritualskin.com. Remember that there is currently a waiting list and price changes are going to be in effect at start of 2014. 

For more information about the process and pricing please visit: What is a Tattoo Design Consultation

Some people have preferred to read my book, Spiritual Skin ~ Sacred Tattoos: More than Skin Deep, especially if they are new to sacred tattoo designs, before embarking on this journey.

If you are drawn to learn more about sacred tattoos you can order a copy of the book here: Spiritual Skin

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Dolphin Magick


Lavender Jade Dolphin –
It is super sparkly magickal when the sunlight hits it!

Dolphin energy has been showing up prominently lately. Perhaps others are experiencing this as well? They have always been big in my life, but more in cycles. Recently, they seem to be continuously around.

I can think of many reasons for their showing up as much as they are, in mirror of the energies currently pervading our experience of the now.

Nearly every time I go to the beach dolphins have shown up in the waters (which around here, in Southern California, has never really happened much for me), playing in the waves, or following in unison with me walking on the beach. Being a Pisces, this cetacean energy is very much home to me and often I work with dolphins in my Reiki sessions, as well as have channeled them in two of my paintings, Water and Visions of Atlantis. I wear their energy in several Larimar (dolphin/ocean energy) pieces of jewelry I have (yesterday I just realized that Larimar is the most prominent stone I have in pendants and rings – 9 pieces total!), and have cherished my time spent with them in the wild, on a previous trip in Bimini, swimming and communing with them.

It is no wonder I was drawn back to Bimini to offer a retreat there this coming December over 12/21/12 – Cosmic Heart Activation with Reiki, Raw Food & Wild Dolphin Communion. Right after making the arrangements for this, I was greeted by dolphins at the beach the next day. Such beautiful confirmation.

And equally beautiful is this lovely Lavender Jade Dolphin (pictured above) that was gifted to me upon my partner, Allison Jacobson’s  return. She was in Hawaii with her husband for vacation and transformational openings where she had the opportunity to swim with dolphins for her first time off the Big Island. I was excited, yet not surprised, to hear about her heart-opening and empowering experiences. I knew she would fall in love and consider it one of the best experiences of her life – and indeed she did! Since she will be joining the Bimini trip in December in assistance with the retreat, with her husband, this was a lovely introduction I felt and she is ever-more excited for her continued connections with the dolphins to come! So much so, that like myself, she feels her next sacred tattoo design will be of a dolphin. I have twin dolphins on my lower back that I got maybe 8 years ago, long before my Bimini trip, in honor of my connection with them and the beautiful love and harmony of partnership and collective connection they represent.

I loved the backdrop of this painting in our house. It felt like a beautiful environment for this lovely dolphin and perfect with the full moon, since Allison’s trip in Hawaii was over the Full Blue Moon, where she got this for me.

Synchronously, I remember the first day Allison went out with the dolphins in Hawaii, I simultaneously during the time she was out swimming, heard dolphin whistles/clicks, as they make when they echolocate. I hear their playful, almost giggly sound quite often and so clearly and loudly in my inner ears. Dolphins are not only connected to the waters of Earth, but to other worlds and entities, including those of extraterrestrial origin. They were prominent and sacred in the times of Lemuria and Atlantis – times when telepathy was the natural means of communication and the people could communicate in “dolphin codes.”

Needless to say, their showing up so much lately is a beautiful sign to me and I embrace their presence, support, love, and wisdom.

For those wanting to know a little bit about what dolphin wisdom imparts, here is a little insight to reflect upon:

Dolphin wisdom includes change, wisdom, balance, harmony, playfulness, transcendence, gentleness, communication skills, contentment, freedom, trust, friendship, community, generosity, understanding the power of rhythm in your life, use of breath to release intense emotions, water element magick…to name a few. The protective, stabilizing, compassionate demeanor of the dolphin is a message of well being to the pure of heart. 

Dolphins can express a need to embrace more playfulness and joy of life into your experience and to be in balance and harmony with yourself and others while reaching to connect more vulnerably and share of yourself. They are masters of the water element and hence, speak to the emotional and intuitive aspects of ourselves and to hone those energies more in order to create balance with the intellect and mind that is used more often…flowing, feeling more rather than over-analyzing. This trust of emotions takes practice, but will reveal where your heart’s joy and gifts are leading you.

Thank you my sweet and amazingly brilliant dolphin friends for your loving support and guidance in these times we are moving through!

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