Here...I'll compile some definitions from the sites I gave you. All those symbols are about your Spirituality. That you are a dolphin or whale is amazing! You should look into that Aisling site I recommended - I think you would like it. The more you find out, research and have 'Ah-HA!' experiences (Jung's idea!) about your dreams and your Self...the more accelerated growth you will have. So keep exploring!
It traditionally represents our great unconscious, memories, emotions, and individual soul and collective experiences. Look at all of the details in this dream. Is the water clear or murky? Is it calm or turbulent? Are you catching fish, or are you stranded and afraid? Look, listen, and try to comprehend the messages in this dream. No one is in a better position to give meaning to your dreams than you can. Concentrate and learn for yourself.
Water is a very common but powerful dream symbol. Its meaning varies with the details and the mood of the dream. Water is a deeply
spiritual symbol representing the "water of life" or the "flow of life." Large bodies of water usually represent our unconscious minds
or/and soul experiences. Water symbolizes emotions (rough, smooth, clear, murky, etc.).
For most people, dreaming about whales is a pleasant experience. These huge water dwelling mammals may be symbolic of the connection that exists between the unconscious and conscious mind. They may represent the dreamer's level of awareness, perceptiveness, and intuition. Some think that they represent our emotional power or are messengers from the spiritual realms. If the ocean waters were turbulent, and the whale in your dream was unpredictable or on the attack, considers the emotional environment in your every day life. Under such unpleasant dream circumstances, these large animals may represent overwhelming emotional or psychological issue and problem.
Dolphins represent friendliness, communal living, rescue, communication, and affection. They are water dwelling mammals and in
our dreams they represent our willingness and ability to navigate through emotions. They represent positive messages from our unconscious minds. Dolphins could also represent a positive connection between our consciousness and to those parts of the psyche that is a mystery and largely unconscious.
Since your dreams are soooo positive and peaceful...it's definitely about your Spirituality and your ability to swim in the 'Oceanic Universe'. It's quite possible the whales and dolphins are your Higher Self/Intelligence....or even Beings/Guides. If you wanted to you could probably learn how to channel...through meditation and desire.
Most of my dreams like this are extremly peaceful. Water is very clean and clear with maybe a slight wave but when I swim, it is fast, graceful, and the water smooth. I'm ususally almost always happy.
Weirdest thing is...about 2 years ago when we came here, we started spending an aweful lot of time down at sea world. Well, I felt like a kind of strange bond with the whales and dolphins. I HAD to be near them. Just touching the large 12 foot high glass pannels between us and the whales, was unbeleiveably stimulating and I felt like I was rejuvinating. Does that make any sense. I felt so full of life everytime I left there. There's a peace there. Also...there were strange times the the whales or dolphins would be swimming by and then just STOP..right in front of ME! and we just stared at each other...peacefully.
Another time My husband was video taping us at the Boston aquarium and one of the LARGE fish was following my hand...all the rest swam by but this thing had a fascination with me and my hand. Not sure what that was all about but we have it on video tape and everyone was trying to figure it out.
This is almost scary. I'm not a perfect person and have made and still make many mistakes. My heart is always peaceful but there are times I'm in times of turbulance and can get angry.
My true heart however is peaceful. Ifeel it is this crazy life, and society that brings the worse out of us.
I have had a harsh life. and yet my spirit calls for peace. I feel negative when there is no peace and I'm still in that great search for it. I hope to acheive it before I pass from this world. And I want my children to experience it. Right now we're going throug hard times....again. I hope it just gets better and never stops. :)
I dream of it.
Have you ever heard it said that the whales and dolphins (cetaceans) are spiritual beings??
Cetaceans (dolphins and whales)
The Cetaceans are the only fully conscious beings living on Earth. That they are fully conscious means that they are in touch with their divine selves, and that they communicate with the Spiritual Hierarchies. The Cetaceans are spiritual beings in a body that looks different from ours. We are spiritual beings in human form.
You certainly ARE in touch!
You are lucky to have that still, peaceful, joyful place that supports you. I hope you are able to bring that out into the world more...