Humans have had close relationships with many marine animals over time, but none more divine than dolphins. People are drawn to them because of their intelligence, playfulness and compassion. Cremation urns and jewelry featuring the image and symbolism of the dolphin have been popular with our families.
The metal urns are hand painted in rich sunset colors and are attractive enough for display in the home, yet suitable for burial. Pendants designed to hold a small amount of ashes are available in both silver and gold.
As spirit animals dolphins appeal to a wide range of people, here’s a a few reasons why:
They travel alone or in pods and have strong pectoral flippers to help them steer through the water. Their flippers also allow them to stroke one another, which helps them develop strong natural bonds. Dolphins that are socially developed play harmoniously, swim in synchronicity and leap high out of the water.
Dolphins are also awesome communicators, a trait we can learn from these mammals. They speak through a variety of sounds, clicks and whistles as well as through body movements. Spiritual traditions claim that dolphins symbolize the breath of life, freedom and harmony. Some claim that since angels are purely spiritual beings who can appear in any form, they can appear as dolphins if it would help them fulfill God’s mission.
Commonly considered the “king of fish,” dolphins are not typically dominant animals, but are endearing and offer protection to all who encounter them. Derived from Greek mythology, dolphins also offer the gift of healing and provide a wealth of spiritual messages for everyone.
Dolphins and Dreams
Dreaming of dolphins is quite common. Seeing a dolphin in your dreams symbolizes your need to communicate more clearly between your conscious and subconscious. If the dolphin in your dreams is dying or even hurt, that may be a symbol of hopelessness or depression. Finally, if you are riding a dolphin in your dream, that is a symbol that you are connected to your true self and are happy with whom you are and how your life is going.
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