Whale Animal Medicine: Record Keeper
Whale figures in the folklore of all cultures and is a creature of antiquity. In Amerindian legends the whale is associated with the time before the sea swallowed up whole continents in a great world-wide catastrophe. It is therefore regarded as the carrier of ancient knowledge.
Whale as a power animal is concerned with bringing messages out of the depths of your being – out of ancestral memories that lie deep within you in your DNA code. The answers to many of life’s greatest perplexities lie hidden there, as well as the records of your own past and the indications of your own destiny. Whale can help you to go deep down into the oceans of Time and discover and understand the ancient wisdom.
Whale can also help you to find your own unique sound pattern and your own power song that can link you to the “heartbeat” of the universe. Whale has a power song of its own which informs Sirius what Earth children are doing! Wisdom of the Past.
Biologists say that Whale is a mammal, and very possibly lived on land millions of years ago. In tribal legend, Whale’s move into the ocean happened when the Earth shifted and Lemuria, the Motherland, went below the waves.
All of our petroglyphs speak of the Motherland, Mu, and the disaster that brought the red race to North American from the West, beyond the great waters. The symbols in the pertoglyphs speak of the rivers and mountains crossed by our ancestors when they sought solid ground as the water receded.
Whale saw the events that led to the settling of Turtle Island (North America) and has kept the records and knowledge of the Motherland alive. It is said that Mu will rise again when the fire comes from the sky and lands in another ocean of Mother Earth. The native medicine people are waiting for this event as the next sign of Earth changes. Earth’s children will have to unite and honor all ways and all races in order to survive.
Whale medicine people are coded in their DNA to understand that sound frequencies can bring up records in the memories of ancient knowledge. They are usually clairaudient, or able to hear both very low and very high frequencies. They are usually also psychically developed and fairly telepathic. Many times, however, they are not awakened to their gifts until it is time to use the stored records. Many Whale medicine people are able to tap into the universal mind of Great Spirit, and have no idea how or why they know what they know. Only later, when they receive confirmation, do they begin to understand how they know or why the received impressions.
Whale medicine teaches us to use the sounds and frequencies that balance our emotional bodies and heal our physical forms. To recall why the shaman’s drum brings healing and peace is to align with Whale’s message. The drum is the universal heartbeat and aligns all beings heart to heart.
Before the advent of speech and the primordial language, hand signs were used, and many tribes were silent most of the time. The language that was understood was the sounds of Great Spirit’s other creatures, the animals.
If you pulled the Whale card, you are being asked to tap into these records and to allow yourself to be sung to be those who have the original language. We are the only creatures who do not have our own unique cry or call. Find yours. Allow your voice to use this sound to release tension or emotion. Whale signals a time of finding your origins, of seeing your overall destiny as coded in your DNA, and of finding the sounds that will release those records. You may never again be the same. After all you are the melody of the Universe, and the harmony is the song of the other creatures. In using your voice to open your memory, you are expressing your uniqueness and your personal sound. As you open to this uniqueness, the animals that are your nine totems may then send their sounds of calls to you or through you. This will open your personal records so that you may further explore your soul’s history and commune with Whale, who carries the history of us all.
Acknowledge your mission. Trust your path. Become your chosen destiny.
Source: Sams, Jamie and Carson, David. Medicine Cards (Santa Fe: Bear and Company, 1988).« Back to Glossary Index