This was the last day of my December retreat. It was a particularly clear morning. The horizon was further out than I remember ever having seen it before.
I had taken the group through our closing morning meditation. It was particularly sweet this morning. We had all gone through so much clearing and expansion of the heart. We had become ever more present. We had found a very loving and supportive extended family here all of whom we would take with us back into our worlds. After our meditation, as the others were having their breakfast, I scanned over the bay just on the other side of the stone wall from our retreat house. No sign of dolphins. I had a feeling they would visit us here this day. I took this as an opportunity to haul another load of my things I used during the retreat up to my house. On my way back down the hill I sang a sweet chant to the dolphins telling them I was ready to play with them. (dolphin friends, dolphin friends, I am ready to play with you…) I continued this chant all the way down the hill back to the retreat house, into the house onto the deck. I took another look and there they were. I called out to my group and the six of us walked over to the shore of the rocky beach, the gateway to a magnificent, sacred bay. We said a prayer of gratitude and carefully entered the water.