Surfing Your Life Like a Dolphin

Would you like to feel alive?  Would you like to be full of joy?  Would you like to feel the freedom that a dolphin feels surfing ocean waves?  Most people don’t; they don’t let themselves.  They think they can’t until they find their soul mate, make more money, live somewhere else, or get well. That’s called, “Waiting for Santa Claus.”

In this interview Rainbow learned that she doesn’t have to spend her life slowly dying while she waits for Santa Claus to come.  Instead, she has within her the ability to wake up to freedom, joy, and aliveness today, now.  You can too!

What are three fundamental life issues that you are dealing with now in your life?

The way that I think does not bring me joy.

Chronic depression

Deteriorating physical health

Which issue brings up the strongest feelings for you?

My lack of joy.

If those feelings had a color (or colors), what would it be?


Imagine that color filling the space in front of you so that it has depth, height, width, and aliveness.

Now watch that color swirl, congeal, and condense into a shape. Don’t make it take a shape, just watch it and say the first thing that you see or that comes to your mind: An animal? Object? Plant? What?

an undulating vase-like shape of red energy

Now remember how as a child you liked to pretend you were a teacher or a doctor?  It’s easy and fun for you to imagine that you are the shape that took form from your color and answer some questions I ask, saying the first thing that comes to your mind.  If you wait too long to answer, that’s not the character answering – that’s YOU trying to figure out the right thing to say!

Shape, would you please tell me about yourself and what you are doing?

I am not made out of anything.  I am energy.  I radiate red light and energy.

What do you like most about yourself? What are your strengths?

My energy is strong and calming.

What do you dislike most about yourself? Do you have weaknesses?  What are they?

I need to direct my energy inward as well as outward.

Shape, you are in Rainbow’s life experience, correct?  She created you, right? What aspect of Rainbow do you represent or most closely personify?

I am her life force.

Shape, if you could be anywhere you wanted to be and take any form you desired, would you change?  If so, how?

I would be the joy dolphins experience when they surf the ocean waves and I would be within Rainbow.  I would radiate into her and within her.

(Continue, answering as the transformed object, if it chose to change.)

(Character), how would you score yourself 0-10, in each of the following six qualities:  confidence, compassion, wisdom, acceptance, inner peace, and witnessing?  Why?

Confidence: 10

Compassion: 10

Wisdom: 10

Acceptance: 10

Inner Peace: 10

Witnessing: 10

How would Rainbow’s life be different if she naturally scored like you do in all six of these qualities all the time?

She would experience joy instead of depression!  She would feel free instead of always controlling her feelings with her thoughts!

If you could live Rainbow’s life for her, how would you live it differently?

I would stop suppressing feelings by thinking all the time.  I would learn how to just live. This is why she is attracted to dolphins and why she is on this dolphin excursion – to learn to be more like them.

If you could live Rainbow’s waking life for her today, would you handle Rainbow‘s three life issues differently?  If so, how?

All three of her issues will improve considerably if she will listen to me and follow my recommendations.

What would you focus on if you were in charge of Rainbow’s life?

Become me today.  Don’t wait until someday, somewhere.  She doesn’t have to travel to Bimini to swim with wild dolphins in order to experience their joy today in her life.

In what life situations would it be most beneficial for Rainbow to imagine that she is you and act as you would?

All the time, but particularly when she wants to feel more joy.

Shape, do you do drama?  If not, why not?

No.  I’m too busy experiencing joy!

What is your secret for staying out of drama?

I stay with the flow of my experience instead of getting pulled out of it by thinking or by being the roller coaster of feelings.

Why do you think that you are in Rainbow’s life?

I am here to wake her up to the availability here and now of the joy she longs for.

How is Rainbow most likely to ignore what you are saying to her?

By shutting me out with her thinking.

What would you recommend that she do about that?

Become me!

Rainbow, what have you heard yourself say?

I stop myself from feeling life, energy, freedom, and joy by the way I think.  It’s controlling and suppressing my life.  I am attracted to dolphins because when I am around them it is easier to experience those things that I long for.  The lack of them has caused my depression and lack of purpose and passion in my life.

If this experience were a wake-up call from the most central part of yourself, what do you think it would be saying to you?

I don’t need to be around dolphins to feel these things.  I can get in touch with the part of myself that they represent and feel these these things all the time.  When I do, my life will be transformed.

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