I have an unconventional morning meditation. My beloved bulldog Luna and I have quite the ritual, as bulldogs and humans tend to be quite ritualistic. We wake up, make our coffee and head straight outside without even opening our eyes fully to see what the weather is like. Silently hoping for a bit of warmth and no wind. I look up to see if my bamboo is swaying, Luna checks to see if her bird tribe is hanging out on the electrical wires above; checking to see if they are moving with the wind or singing their morning song. We both look for “Tinto” our resident red hummingbird. Then as seamless as our communication always has been, we collectively plop down on our double chaise lounge to cuddle and have some well deserved coffee.
Then…we take to the ocean. As soon as we are suited up and our board hits the water, it’s as if we enter into another time and space. Luna takes to the nose of our board to hang 10, like the mermaid pup she was born to be. I navigate from the back and we become this seamless movement along the water. People have often asked how I trained her and I say, “it just is”. Truly what it has always been is a lesson in telepathy. We have to communicate telepathically; her from the front of the board and me from the back. We both have to intuitively know each others next step information, as we anticipate weight and balance against waves, rip tides & currents and the occasional seal who would like to hop on our board.
Once we are synced, this is when my morning meditation begins. Almost instantly, my mind clears and I get a direct channel of information from my Spirit Guides and Angels. This is where I receive most of my guidance from. If I ever need clear answers, this is where I go. I’m not sure why, I suppose I must feel in my element and the outside “real” world can’t really penetrate us while we’re so free riding Mother Earth’s Highway.
This space is also a direct line to communicate with nature. We honor all the resident birds that we pass. We say good morning to the seal nursery on a certain dock while several sleepy, cuddling seals throw up a flipper to wish us well as we pass; making sure we honor each and every one. We know the seals who don’t stick to a pack and make sure we send them energetic hugs as we pass and ask for ArchAngel Ariel, the ArchAngel who watches over all animals, to please watch over them. We say hello to some resident humans too, sending pleasantries. All while my guidance is flowing in.
Today was an exceptionally beautiful day. No wind, 80 degrees. Calm waters. We have recently been sticking to paddle boarding in our local harbor as opposed to dropping in to one of our beaches to catch some waves, which we love to do but since there have been several Great White Shark sightings as well as it being Shark Week and all, I hadn’t been feeling very adventurous. Especially with having a cute little 50 pound nugget on the nose of my board but today was so nice…
We paddled to the edge of the harbor and we could either turn back around or hang right and drop into a great little beach cove and take a couple of waves. I started to get really nervous with the thought. Then…just as I’m about to make my decision to turn around and go back, a mama dolphin appears right in front of us with her tiny baby. They were taking their time, enjoying each other and the beautiful day we were having. It was so beautiful! I took it as a clear sign from my guides that all is safe, that we didn’t have anything to worry about. To take my little nugget baby and follow by example and enjoy this gorgeous day. To JUST BE is what my guides told me. Don’t worry, JUST BE.
It’s the little, subtle signs in life that always send the biggest messages…