|The dolphin swimming across my book-self .|
This is my last planned Animal Dreaming post from Scott Alexander-King's book.
I've enjoyed doing posts on these animal dreaming archetypes and I feel it has really helped me to identify different aspects of my psyche in a shamanic sense.
|Me (left) with my older subnormal brother.|
|This picture just about sums up the story of my life;-)|
(but cruel at times) learning curve.
|The world is heavy,man;-)|
My brother has always been the constant yin to my yang and if I ever need proof of the unfairness of life, I need look no further than the above baby photos.
He can't talk and still craps his pants at nearly 50 years of age.
I don't think he has ever used a toilet in his life, apart from the early failed attempts to train him, so you can imagine the strain on my parents lives looking after someone like this that is constantly smashing the house up with his wild tantrums.
|A more recent shot of my brother.|
|Verity by Damien Hirst|
I reluctantly included the above background of my life, because I feel it has a lot to do with 'Dolphin Dreaming' and the idea behind it and why it appeals to me so much.
" Dolphin is one of the Spirit's midwives.
She is present when we are born; she helps us take our first breath and then pilots us through life in much the same way she guides boats from port, reminding us to breathe as we embark on all creative ventures.
The time spent in the womb is sacred.
It shapes our view of the world before and after we are born.
Realizing what life was like for both you and your mother while she was carrying you will help explain why you act and react toward life the way you do, the way you feel toward your family, why you hold your breath in times of stress and why your view of yourself has developed as it has.
Your sense of security and confidence, your relationships and even the type of employment you seek, are all determined by the quality of time spent in your mothers womb and the conditions under which you drew your first breath."
Dolphin prompts you to review your life by asking questions that may trigger heartfelt reactions to your time in your mother's womb.
Ask yourself what life was like for you and your mother during this time....see this as an opportunity to reclaim your power, to rebirth and to finally honour the first breath you ever took."
Looking at my brother I could never understand this notion of being judged on just one life, so reincarnation has always appealed to my way of thinking about life.
I will never buy the 'only one life' idea of some religions, it just won't gel with me, I'm afraid.
|Verity the Nude Pregnant Woman Statue With the Chapel in the Background|
Verity The Pregnant Nude Woman Of Ilfracombe