Field Report: The Power of the Ocean

Field Report: 08/08/13 by Founding Facilitator Krystal

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Last night at dinner, I asked our client Nancy about her goals for today’s sessions. She first quoted Herman Melville, thinking about the power of the ocean.

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There is, one knows not what sweet mystery about the sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath.

And then Nancy provided the following themes.

  • Openness
  • Receive the gifts from the universe
  • Release
  • Physical, emotional, spiritual
  • Free

Nancy began the day with the dolphin Royal Swim.

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During this time, the clients get to know the trainers and the dolphins. Today Nancy first worked with Ayla and Keplar, adult female and male dolphins.

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Nancy’s laughter flooded the lagoon as she joyfully participated in the dorsal pull and the foot push.

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She was with Ayla the Dolphin on the left and Keplar the Dolphin on the right. The trainers were Vance and Joel.

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Her smile says it all.

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She participated in the “romance activities” with Maggie the Dolphin. Hugging, kissing, handshakes, ball toss, and dancing. The trainer was Marlo.

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Then Nancy had two sessions and her infectious laughter continued to be a sound, among the dolphin chirps and clicks of Jaiyi, ocean waves crashing, and visiting birds!

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The evening ended with the Carrot Bay Carnival, getting a sample of the local music, food and culture!

Photos and more details to come on my return!  It has been an amazing and profound experience!

I leave you today with the following quote found by Sarah, here at home:

When beholding the tranquil beauty and brilliance of the ocean’s skin, one forgets the tiger heart that pants beneath it.

~ Herman Melville

Ocean Love, Dolphin Hugs,

Krystal

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