There is something about the ocean that calls me and heals me.
For a long time I have lived near the sea, in spite of living a work-oriented life downtown and not in front of the beach, I loved to go out at the break of dawn to take a deep breath and feel the ocean breeze filling my lungs.
Nothing was more rewarding than running along the ocean watching the sunrise and then diving into the arms of a loving sea.
After 5 months of being separated from this power source, I was blessed to begin the year 2018 near to my beloved sea on the shores of Tel Aviv. After observing the shift in my body and my energy by being near the ocean again I was able to relate how important this connection is for humanity.
Water is the source of life, this is a very powerful statement by itself.
This planet is mostly made out of water just like our bodies as part of the planet are mostly made out of water, a mother carries a child in her womb in water, civilizations and animals live and move where they can find water. If water is inside of us and the ocean is the biggest concentration of water and life we can find, there is certainly a relationship between ourselves and the ocean.
Water is the universal vehicle and the ocean has allowed people to travel and explore the world since ancient times also acting as a vehicle.
I answered the call of the ocean after my time in Israel and came to live near the beach once again, this time instead of the Caribbean it was the Mediterranean island of Cyprus who received me.
Everyday we met and spent time together -the ocean and me- sometimes we talked and shared our feelings of joy, sadness, fear and concern. Sometimes we played and danced enjoying a good time, sometimes we stood silent together and went into meditation.
Every time there was a different lesson to be learned and every day the energy was different, from empowering and daunting to relaxing and soothing, this time together made me aware of the mother ocean’s voice.
I believe that the way ancient tribes understood life and the universe is not wrong or crazy, to me it actually holds a lot of value and meaning, with that being said, mermaids are the symbol of the connection between humans and the ocean.
I personally like the concept of half human half animal creatures because it demonstrates a blend and a harmony, one is not complete without the other.
As for the origin of this depiction it might have come from the companionship of dolphins and manatees towards the people traveling the ocean, or maybe these creatures are there and they just show themselves from time to time. Whichever the story is behind them, mermaids are a representation of femininity, the beauty of the sea and its delicate balance.
Connecting with this energy means to become one with the ocean, to allow this fascinating piece of the Earth come to live within your heart and therefore understand that “If she heals, you heal”.
We can’t survive without the ocean. Just like our mother she is kind and loving, providing us with life, wealth, health and riches.
Let’s stop the violence towards everyone that surrounds us and take care of our own family, especially our ocean family.