I think of the “Swim with the Dolphins” encounters that people seem to enjoy and I think of the intelligence experiments of the Cold War era. I think of the TV show Flipper and of the playfulness of the dolphins used for the show.
Dolphins seem to be peaceful creatures capable of teaching us a lot about community, family and, yes, even boundaries. But they are also aggressors, capable of protecting their own as well as actively and persistently fighting for what they want.
So what message was being sent? I had turned in my work for Hekademia and can now to work on the other projects. Am I to actively pursue the dreams that led me to taking the course? Am I to focus on strengthening the bonds in my community? Am I just supposed to take time out to reset my energies?
The answer to these questions is Yes.
As the Wheel continues to turn towards the closing of the year, I have come to understand that the proper mix of all these things will bring the outcome that I have searched for, without the burnout. I will take this symbol of Peace, Playfulness, and Boundaries as a reminder to have fun while I work out what the next step will be.