Hello from Hawaii,
This is Joan writing to say HELLO and to share with you an experience I had with a Sperm whale (aka Cachalot) .
The mighty Sperm whales with the largest brains on the planet, live in Hawaiian waters year round. In April we met a very special young female Sperm Whale. As we were swimming in the deep blue waters, where the bottom of the ocean is miles away, this young Sperm whale came to visit. With her huge dark head and jaws, small eyes, about 35 feet long, she seemed to be alone (although who really knows what is below in the blue black waters).
She approached us as we were swimming alongside our boat. We were a group of women who had been communicating with dolphins and whales that morning and decided to cool off in the bluest blue water you will ever see, the deep Hawaiian waters about 10 miles off shore. You can imagine how surprised we were when she surfaced. We were startled and then amazed to see her so close.
The auric field of a Sperm whale surrounds you in a feeling of great peace. And so we became suddenly silent and respectful. After a number of loud and powerful blows, she slowly arched her massive body and dove down. Our thoughts said Thank you and Goodbye as we watched her disappear. Disappear, except for a spot of white skin that was on the edge of her lower jaw. Looking through our masks, we silently observed that last speck of white, fading into the deep blue. And then to our surprise, she rolled and slowly, slowly, began her ascent to the surface choosing to come up next to us again.
She did this repeatedly, always returning just before we lost sight of her completely! We felt she was playing with us and enjoying our company. Perhaps she could sonar us best from down below, getting to know us, trusting us. Experiencing this unique encounter and even friendship, I did not take many pictures, except for those on this page.
Anyone who has ever met a Sperm whale in the wild knows, they can swim extremely fast and dive thousands of feet whenever they choose. She stayed in the ocean with us for over an hour.
The feeling in the water when she is around is of complete awareness. The waves, the murky water, whitecaps, bumping into each other, did not interrupt our concentration. We were fully present and in contact. The brain of the Sperm whale cogitates and transmits volumes, sending acoustic images, feelings and thoughts. The ocean seems to be a conduit upon which her messages float; a huge amphitheater with surround sound and waves of holographic images all around us. It created a field of total love. Inside her mind, we were immersed in another world, very ancient and wise. Unable to speak, we floated within this vast consciousness in gratitude.
Experiences like this change you. We were changed by this contact, uplifted, in a permanent way that led to practical changes in our lives. Rather than working so hard to change the old world, we knew we would create a new world. A world of love and cooperation. This was the message of the Sperm whale.
This is part of the Beauty of living and swimming within the waters around these Pacific islands of Hawaii. I hope you will join us here.