By Trish Regan
Fear forms the basis of most of the angry emotions that are expressed
by human beings. Oftentimes we ignore or try to avoid the passionate
emotions of others for fear of being drawn in. It can be that
very avoidance that can allow their strong feelings to wash over
us and enter into our field of energy. If we pay attention to
their expression of fear and anger, without judgement; if we serve
them by compassionately listening to them with an open heart,
then we can consciously see the separation of our feelings and
theirs, hence, peaceful co-existence can be possible.
We have been swimming with wild dolphins
for many years here in Hawaii. We believe that the dolphins and
their energy of pure love assist humanity to rise to a higher
consciousness, awaken our deepest capacity for joy and heal us
on many levels. Some people, who have not had the opportunity
to be in the ocean with the dolphins believe that swimming with
them is harassment. They have not had the experience of being
welcomed right into the dolphin pods.
I would like to share a wondrous story
about dolphins and compassion which demonstrates the power of
open-hearted communication and the possibility of letting fear
move through you. My husband, Doug and I, in our spiritual work
with the dolphins, learned about the Purple Ray of Compassion.
This is a very high energy of pure compassion that can heal and
bring peace to the world.
One morning at seven sharp I was awakened
with an irresistible message to find the dolphins! In a small
bay near our home I found about eighty dolphins circling in the
small deep area, close to shore, where they often visited. Slipping
quietly into the water, very soon I found myself surrounded by
these beautiful beings. I soon received the message that they
had invited me there in order to allow them to help me to send
the Purple Ray of Compassion to the world.
I proceeded to consciously transmit this compassion to all the
areas of the world that were experiencing strife. Energetically
I went to Israel and “saw” a Palestinian and a Jew
hugging each other and absorbing the Purple Ray, experiencing
deep forgiveness and compassion for each other. Next I found myself
in Africa, Northern Ireland, and so on, sharing the purple ray
and “seeing” compassion bringing about deep healing.
During the next hour and half as the
dolphins and I extended this energy, I grew to experience a state
of pure love. As I swam and transmitted the energy to the world
I could feel the hearts of those in conflict opening to this sublime
compassion, to this understanding and love as they hugged each
other. It was bliss! I was in a state of pure Love or Agape.
Suddenly, after being this way with the
dolphins for what seemed to be eternity, I looked up and encountered
an angry woman in a kayak next to me. She was screaming and cursing
at me and commanding me to “leave the dolphins alone!”
She shouted at me that I was harassing the dolphins. Her tirade
continued but my state of being was of such love and bliss I allowed
her anger to just flow right through me. Feeling compassion for
her and being in my personal power on such a high level, I opened
my heart to her and shared that I truly felt I was not harassing
the dolphins in any way and wished them no harm. Being careful
to avoid defending myself or arguing with this angry woman, I
simply explained softly my intention to help the world. Her shouting
and swearing continued. I told her of my intention to experience
the healing of these gentle creatures and that they came to me
and swam under me and all around me . . . I hardly swam at all.
She did not want to hear any of this. I explained that I subscribe
to the widely held belief that the dolphins are here to heal the
world. She couldn’t take it in or really “hear”
me, and left in a huff.
Turning to see where the dolphins were,
I noticed that they had removed themselves from this situation
and had moved to the other end of the bay. The work was done anyway,
I thought, and I wished to avoid causing these people more distress,
so I turned to make my way back to shore. On my swim back I saw
this woman’s husband waiting for me on the lava. He, too,
was agitated and began to curse me with much of the same energy.
By now there had gathered other swimmers who were sitting very
close to my place of entry. Normally I would have swam two miles
to avoid this confrontation, but being in such a pure state of
love, I courageously stepped out of the water with this irate
man awaiting me there.
He came right up to me, glared directly
into my eyes, and continued spewing his wrath at me with ferocious
force. As I stood there and listened to him without resistance
(my state of pure love intact), I could see in his eyes his genuine
concern for the dolphins. I “granted him beingness.”
I felt as though I could see into his soul and thought to myself,
“I really like him as a brother, a fellow traveler on this
sometime rocky path of life.” Again, as I maintained eye
contact with him, I gently explained my deep belief in the dolphins’
healing powers and my earnest intention never to harm them.
As my message began to sink in (or maybe
it was simply the Purple Ray), he began to soften. Since I was
in such a vulnerable and exquisitely spiritual space, I suddenly
began to cry. It hit me that this was a perfect metaphor for war...
two different belief systems held within the hearts of human beings
who are innately “the same.” As I melted into this
understanding, he “got” it too and his demeanor completely
changed. He came over closer to me, put his hand on my shoulder
and said to me, “I can tell that you are a good person,
and I shouldn’t talk to anyone like that . . . I’m
sorry.” This opened the avenue for conversation. From then
on we were able to communicate and learn about each of our concerns.
His wife came over too and she too entered into rational conversation
until we all understood each other and entered into peaceful co-existence.
I learned first hand that I could let others’ fears flow
through me and avoid taking on their fear by standing in my personal
power, truth and love. I did not have to fight, and my compassionate
listening served a peaceful coming together in a potentially volatile
situation. You can do this too by being aware of others’
needs to vent their fear and anger at times, without taking it
into your own being. Taking personally someone’s need to
express leads to entanglement and absorption of their fears. Standing
in love and compassion is the power.