By Christine Heineman © 2016
Resolving issues through lucid dreaming has become a constant practice in my life. It has become a habit of mine to incubate my dreams with the intent to resolve any conflicts. Through many years of keeping dream journals I firmly believe it is a tool in self growth mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. Most often I seem to work on conflicts in my relationships with my loved ones. Currently the dream figure of a pod of killer whales has appeared in two separate dreams.
This sighting of killer whales in the Pacific Ocean recently became a part of my conscious reality during a vacation I went on in July. They are amazing beautiful creatures. I was awe struck at the sight of two baby whales playfully diving up and down in the water near the cruise ship I was on. Along with that I saw at least a dozen adult whales off in the distance exhaling powerfully out of their blowholes. This breathtaking view made quite an impression on my consciousness. As I watched I embraced the thought of the baby whales and their new life, a new beginning. I was also amazed at the size and strength of the adult whales. At the time of this amazing vacation I was also in the process of figuring out how to remove myself from what I considered to be a toxic relationship. My emotions where all over the place. At the point I finally gained the strength to end this relationship I decided to do some work with lucid dreaming to carry me through this journey.
I set my intention with an affirmation to work through the anger, sadness and uncertainty I was feeling from leaving this relationship. When I woke up and recalled that there were whales in my dream I grabbed my journal right away. I also immediately looked up the spirit totem of a whale. A brief description I found was: Emotional, physical healing, emotional rebirth, peaceful strength, communication and wisdom holder http:// www.spiritanimal.info/whale-spirit-animal/.
In my journal I wrote ― “I am watching a large pod of killer whales swimming as I look on through glass windows of a room on the ship. There was a lot of whales.” As I wrote I wondered why I was looking through a glass to see them (I often dream of looking at something through windows‖. I determined that watching them through the windows meant I just wasn‘t fully seeing my own strength and wisdom yet. It meant I was just starting to see the healing that needed to happen.
This seems to be just the beginning of killer whales in my dreams. The next time whales showed up in my dream I chose to fully understand the power of this dream figure. This time the whales where so close to the ship and making major splashes with their tail fins. The force of the water from the strength of the whales bashing their tail fins was so powerful that the water came up on the deck of the ship. I kept telling the people around me to watch the whales. I wanted them to keep splashing.
As the dream progressed I had the courage to change something in the dream. This was about relationships, so there was a person representing characteristics of someone I didn‘t like. As these whales were splashing I was shaking the hand of this disturbing man but then I turned and chose not to interact with him. To the other side of me appeared a man that represented all the characteristics that I love. He was friendly, had a pleasant smile and was attempting to make me laugh. The first man I saw suddenly disappeared. However, I could still see the whales swimming in the water. The splashes became what I consider to be normal.
I had a good feeling from this dream when I woke up. The whales and the ability to change the male character in my dream made me realize I‘ve had the strength all along to maneuver through my own healing. Now I can use whales as a symbol of strength and wisdom when I encounter challenges/fears in my dreams. I do feel a great amount of healing has occurred from my lucid dreaming experience of killer whales.