This photo is not a great photo and, as my son put it, is boring, but when I saw this fountain I had to snap it. I recently learned that my spirit animal for this part of my life is a dolphin. I love dolphins and think they are highly intelligent, so I am happy to accept such a guide.
I took the appearance of the dolphin as my spirit animal to mean a return to the source, a return to my true nature and true self, which is a path I have been on for some time. This for me was a confirmation that I was on the right path.
At the age of 18, I began having vivid dreams of water, being at beaches and being swallowed by huge waves. Each dream was a bit different, but most of the time I ran from the water. This dream recurred for over a decade, and then a few years ago I had a dream that I like to think of as the final chapter. I have not had this dream ever since.
In this last dream, I was once again on a shore. The sky was cloudy and there was gray everywhere. Everything seemed muted and almost colorless. I found myself in the water, quite deep, and that is when the waves started coming over me. I struggled and had a hard time coming up for air. Another me told me to stop struggling and go with the flow. Once I did, the water calmed. I think this is the message of the dolphin.
Do you have a spirit animal(s)?
I was nominated to take part in this photo challenge by Geoff Le Pard, who tells the most interesting stories and takes us on wonderful walks, as well as the talented and amazing Sacha Black. I nominate Ellie of A Writer’s Caravan to take up this challenge. Ellie writes insightful and personal posts with their own soundtrack. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with.
The rules of the Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge are:
1) Post a photo each day for five consecutive days.
2) Attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or a short paragraph. It’s entirely up to the individual.
3) Nominate another blogger to carry on the challenge. Your nominee is free to accept or decline the invitation. This is fun, not a command performance!