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So what’s happening? Did you have any luck hearing messages from the whales? Post your dream incubation experiences below so we can all learn from your inner wisdom.

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For example, IIWMD (if it were my dream) the whale is telling me to trust the decomposition process.

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P.S. Your incubated dreams may not have whale related imagery in them. Feel free to post whatever dreams you have, even if they don’t feel related.

P.P.S. Remember, just because you see something in someone else’s dream does not mean it is true for the dreamer. That’s why we always speak about the dreams as though they are our own.

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  1. Amy E. Brucker June 24, 2011 at 8:34 pm - Reply

    Dream Incubation Question: What is the whales’ message?

    Dream: I am standing on a dock looking out over the ocean as I notice my picnic basket floating away on the water. I contemplate jumping into the water, but it scares me. After a second hesitation I do it anyway and retrieve my picnic basket.

    Upon my return I notice a dolphin by the dock. She is looking at me. I am afraid again, but only for a second. We swim to each other, make beautiful eye contact, and play together.

    I get out of the water and look into the ocean below me. I see humpback whales everywhere, swimming. I am amazed there are so many.

    • Amy E. Brucker June 25, 2011 at 9:16 pm - Reply

      Hmm. Interesting. Thanks for your thoughts, Abigail. I had this dream shortly after I listened to a teleseminar about how women have been trained to tap into adrenaline, which is a masculine approach to getting things done. Women can produce adrenaline but not process it (unless they are serious athletes). When women produce too much adrenaline they feel exhausted, depleted and overwhelmed. Anyway, according to the teleseminar, women need to retrain themselves to tap into oxytocin which helps us feel empowered, inspired and peaceful while stilling being able to get a lot done! The host of the teleseminar made a huge impression on me and I was thinking about how useful this information would be for my women clients who constantly feel overwhelmed and overextended. Sounds a lot like your projections. :)

  2. Kit Cooley June 25, 2011 at 7:34 am - Reply

    I have enjoyed thinking of the whales this week. I miss their tails (I first typed “tales”–ha!) waving at us from the channel. We could see them from our lanai when we lived on Maui.

    Night before last, as part of a connected web of many dreams, I had this “whale” dream:

    There is a shelf in what seems to be a closet or built-in bookcase (the room/house is crowded and the light is low). The shelf is just barely above my eye level, and full of what appears to be (at first) firewood-size logs. Then I see that they are carved; the one closest to me is roughly shaped like an orca and intricately carved in the Northwest US tribal way. There are people near me, and I begin to explain the origin and use of these carvings, as I trace the design with my finger. (I have a sudden feeling of being related to the carver, although that is not the literal case outside of the dream.)

    If it were your dream, what would it mean?

    • Amy E. Brucker June 25, 2011 at 2:26 pm - Reply

      Hi Kit,

      When I have dreams like this I tend not to delve into symbolism but instead go out and get myself (or make) a carved whale! I found a Tlingit carved whale pipe: It sold for over $2000, though, so you can’t buy it. ;)

      Do you remember what your dream self said about the origin and use of the carvings? If not, it might be interesting to do a dream reentry, shamanic drum journey style, to find the purpose of the carvings.

      The addition of the book shelf makes me think of the legend Atava told me about, that in the upper NW tribes it is believed that the whales are the carriers of the Akashic records. Perhaps you already know this? If not, Apela and Atava seem to know a bit about it.

      happy dreaming,

      Thanks for sharing!

  3. Kit Cooley June 25, 2011 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    Thank you for your thoughts, Amy. Yes, I did know about Whale as Recordkeeper; it was something that Hawaiian Elder Mr. Makua shared with me when I did my remembrance work in the IM program. Keeping records is a recurring theme for me in my life, so that part of the dream certainly resonates with my being. Whales rarely come to me in dreams (other animals, but usually not whales), but often were a “presence” when we lived on Maui, so I am grateful for the orca in my dream. I did do a rough sketch in my journal, but I do not remember the details of what the symbols meant (frustrating, since it was so clear to me in the dream). Something for further exploration.

    Grazie for this space to share dreams.

    • Amy E. Brucker June 26, 2011 at 10:30 am - Reply

      Kit, I woke up thinking about your dream as it might pertain to the greater whole. IIWMD (If it were my dream), it may be that my work with the indigenous mind is integral to the overall process of keeping the records for ancestral information, not just my ancestors but others as well. I’m not suggesting that I have to know everything about other people’s ancestors, only that my personal experience can help other people know about theirs. Additionally, it might be useful to know mythistories of other cultures.

      Of course, this is probably old news for an IM person (!).

      IMVOTD, I do feel, however, that I have tapped into a deeper role, something specifically for me, and this has to do with being a Wisdom Keeper. Our ancestors used to tell “tales” around a fire not only for entertainment but to keep the memory of the mythistory alive (which reminds me of the wood carvings I mistake for logs, logs being what we use to make fire). Few of us tell stories around a fire anymore, but that doesn’t mean we still can’t tell tales to keep the stories and information alive. Perhaps I am being told I have the wisdom within me, even when I don’t know consciously that I have it.

  4. Ryan June 27, 2011 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    I didn’t have a whale dream but I’ve had three dreams about boats in the last week. I’m not a boating enthusiast or anything, so this is striking. in the last dream, I was with my dad and we were looking into the bottom half of a boat (out of water); we could see into the hold. it was stacked with books I own that I’ve forgotten about: I was excited, it was like discovering old treasure.

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  6. Kit Cooley July 6, 2011 at 8:43 pm - Reply

    I don’t know if we are still sharing whale dreams here, but I had another such dream three nights ago.

    In my dream, I was on a surreal trip, or series of trips (kept repeating, with different images in the “tunnel”), down into a whale’s belly or womb. The “tunnel” was the rib cage [kind of reminded me of your dream description, Amy], and there were disembodied, ghostly heads floating by, and strange inscriptions, and time stamp clocks. One of my companions was “stamped” with a number and became like a mindless Monty Python-esque grayscale cartoon character. He then got on a cartoon bus going in the “wrong” direction. I continued on, and there seemed to be others with me: we had to get to the belly or womb to assist in the “birth.”

    If it were your dream, what would it mean?

    • Amy E. Brucker July 7, 2011 at 11:07 am - Reply

      Wow, Kit. Linda just finished writing her next post: The Belly of the Whale, big dreams as initiation!

      If it were my dream, this is DEFINITELY an initiation dream. My cat dream, with the rib cage in the cat’s mouth, is also (according to Linda’s projections) an initiation dream of sorts. Ryan commented that “I have to go through the mouth to get to the belly of the whale.” (I could go on about this, but I won’t.)

      On another level, if your dream were mine I’d contemplate my possible role as psychopomp or someone who guides initiates through the birthing process. I feel like these disembodied heads are lost souls (like the ghosts in Harry Potter!). They remind me of our Western “addiction” to living in our heads and forgoing our connection to the body and more primal awareness. Also, they remind me of the disconnect that happens when we forget our ancestors and ancient practices like shamanic initiation or just initiation in general.

      Furthermore, this dream may be a lifework dream, giving me a clue about my role as “midwife”, a role in which I help assist people as they become more aware of the importance of initiation, ancestors, and a need to “go in the right direction” or a healthier direction for humanity.

      On a global scale, if the dream is for the community, I see it as a call to be reborn into a higher awareness, one that is going in the “right direction.”

      Thank you so much for sharing.

  7. Valley July 8, 2011 at 8:16 am - Reply

    Hi all,

    I found this discussion very engaging and enjoyed Linda’s article on a dreaming town. I have not had any whale dreams lately but I often dream with whales. I wanted to share this Big Dream that I had a few years ago,

    Transfiguration Pipe Ceremony

    I am holding hands with a Native American Elder and he stands to my left, I
    can see the color of his skin is the color of the red earth, and the
    beautiful wrinkles on his skin from the many years he as lived. I never see
    his face only focus on details of holding his hand. His energy is sweet and
    loving and the wisdom he has to share is nourishing. I feel so blessed just
    to be able to hold hands with this elder. We are standing holding hands as
    part of a larger circle and there is a pipe ceremony going on. The circle is so big I cannot see the faces of the people standing across on the other side of the circle. I am offered the pipe by the elder as it goes around the circle. I stop to notice in detail, the beautiful carving of the pipe before making my prayers and holding it to my heart and then pass it along the circle, but then I realize there is no one standing beside me to pass on the pipe to. It is as if this huge circle of humanity ends.

    Now, I am under the ocean and I see a whale with his face pointed toward the
    ocean surface with his tale is pointed downward toward the earth. He is hovering looking up into the stars through the surface of the water. I am underwater with him and my body is positioned the same way, hovering under water just a few feet away from each other, we make eye contact with each other and then look up into the heavens. The whale is showing me a constellation in the stars.

    Now I am up in the stars and I see a configuration of stars below me that
    makes a cross. It is the Northern Cross. The energy seen over the cross is that of Jesus, yet the cross is so much more, it is a universal symbol that connects with every tribe. There is a tremendous amount of energy coming from the cross configuration that looks like golden shooting stars headed toward earth. It is the energy of transfiguration. EOD.

    The connections I felt in this dream were deep and cosmic. The Native American Elder gave me a sense of deep gratitude to be standing right where I was in the circle to touch this Native Elders hand and share in his energy, his deep wisdom, and his incredible love. When discovering there was no one standing next to me to pass on the pipe to I felt surprised and perplexed.

    The whale encounter was amazing, it had some of the same qualities of the Native Elder in that the transmission was not spoken but known telepathically.
    Being in the presence of the whale in that position under the water was showing its connections with humans, that we were the same, and in looking into the eyes of the whale and being so close, I felt the whale and I were deeply connected, and felt a sense of deep understanding. The whale looking up into the stars from under the water was amazing to realize that whales star gaze and also have star knowledge. I found the constellation the whale was showing me up in the stars, where I was given cosmic information about the energy that is flowing toward the earth connected with the Christ energy but a deeper meaning beyond religion is the relationship humans have with the cross symbol and the changes it is bringing, the energy of transfiguration. The word transfiguration has been linked to the enlightenment of Jesus and also the resurrection of Christ. Another perspective on transfiguration is that of shapeshifting from the indigenous shamanic perspective of aquiring animal powers and becoming more than human but also part animal. The energy of change and shift are now upon us all over the world and we are becoming something new.

    • Amy E. Brucker July 8, 2011 at 8:44 am - Reply

      What a beautiful dream, Valley. Thank you so much for sharing. The “star knowledge” information has come through other people’s whale dreams, too, but I don’t remember if any of them are posted here. I’ll have to re-read them. Did you go to UCS/Naropa? Your dream reminds me of the Cosmic Christ.

      Thanks again for sharing. I think this dream will stay with me throughout the day!

  8. Sunshine July 16, 2011 at 10:43 am - Reply

    I haven’t had any dreams that pertain directly to whales…last night I used the question, “What do I need to know about the whales and what should I do about it?” as a mantra before going to sleep last night, and meditated before a blue candle with a photo of a whale on it.

    This was the dream I had, I’m curious about other perspectives:

    As I fell asleep last night I had some pain in the left side of my belly, I could feel the pain in my sleep. I tossed and turned and began dreaming in kind of a twilight state. I dreamed that a “ghost”, an invisible being, was pressing on my belly. I was paralyzed and powerless and couldn’t fight it off, it was annoying and painful and I couldn’t do anything about it. I finally managed to turn over and the ghost started pressing me on the other side, and kind of batting me. I couldn’t move, I couldn’t swat at it, and it was annoying like a fly, in the way it was pressing on me and wouldn’t leave me alone. I tried to yell at it, and had no voice.

    This went on for a while, until I managed to stand up and open a door and walk out. Up to that point, the scene was just like my room in waking life, but the door in the dream was to the left of where my bedroom window is IWL. The ghost tried to keep me from opening the door, it was difficult to turn the knob. I went in and out of feeling powerless and paralyzed, and finally opened the door and stepped outside. There was a dark aluminum frame of a screen door on the outside (no screen or glass, like my mother’s back door).

    I could feel the wind catch the ghost and it began to dissolve and float away with the wind. “Residue” or “parts” of the ghost tried to get back into the apartment and close the door, but I held the door firmly open and felt more of it that had been wrapped around me fall away and dissolve. I think my voice returned then, too. Then I woke up.

    After I woke up, I got up and moved around. My stomach still hurt, so I put some hot water on the stove to make some ginger tea, then decided as a symbolic act of acting out my dream I would open my front door and step outside…I stepped outside for a few moments, then came back in and heard a loud POP! and the sound of breaking glass….I had turned the wrong burner on and exploded a dark blue pyrex dish left on the stove. It felt like a release of energy, related to releasing the ghost or something. And now there is glass all over my stove and floor because I don’t have a broom yet :)

  9. Sunshine July 16, 2011 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    It only just occurred to me as I was sweeping up the glass from all over the kitchen just how seriously I would have been hurt if I had stayed in there instead of deciding to act out my dream and open the front door…interesting! The blue of the glass seems related to the whales and the ocean.

  10. Cathy July 17, 2011 at 11:50 am - Reply

    Newbie here to this group… I didn’t manage to dream of whales (or if I did, I don’t remember).

    That said, about 10 days ago in the space of less than 48 hours, I happened to turn on cable TV and “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home” was playing. (That’s the movie about bringing humpback whales back from the 20th century to the 23rd when they are extinct.) I also happened to read something online about people working with beached whales, and finally, in my Facebook newsfeed, an acquaintance had posted and an article about the biology of whales.

    So, if I were to look at my waking life as a dream, I’d say I had messages from whales saying please take care of our home and us…

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