Silencing the Sea – The Link Between Sound, Life and the Mass Murder of Whales and Dolphins
In our universe of frequency and vibration, where all matter is condensed energy and even water demonstrates intelligence, sound and intention play an enigmatic role in the organization of life.
When introduced to positive, loving intention and prayer, water molecules freeze into highly ordered, beautiful, crystalline forms. When subjected to negative energy and harmful intent, water crystals form into chaotic and confusing designs, demonstrating that even at the molecular level the influence of love organizes and heals, while fear and disrespect cause damage and impart chaos. Communication happens between all things, living or inanimate, and intention matters.
As above, so below, and if our growing understanding of how our natural world takes form is true in microcosm, it must also be true in macrocosm, meaning that the web of life on earth is fractal, more inter-connected, and more delicate than we humans can yet understand. The actions, intentions and words we cast onto our material world are meta-physically employed in constructing the five sense reality we actually experience, even though this process happens outside and alongside of our ordinary perception.
We are beginning to wrap our heads around the entangled nature of our universe, and this should give us even more good reason to proceed with caution when disrupting the natural rhythms and flow of life in this world which sustains us, for we too are dependent on this web.
Cetaceans – the ‘Other Humans’
For tens of millions of years, cetaceans, the whales, dolphins and porpoises of the seas, have thrived on this planet in peace. Few mammals inspire such wonder, and they are recognized as sentient, self-aware, socially complex, fully conscious and extraordinarily intelligent beings, worthy in some nations of legal rights. They have been adored by human cultures since the societies of the ancient Greeks, Egyptians and Sumerians, and they even play a part in the myths of ancient Atlantis. Many spiritually adept people believe that whales and dolphins are advanced extra-terrestrial beings, sent to earth as emissaries from other galactic races, but, you don’t have to have had contact with ET’s to appreciate the grace and radiant love these creatures bring to our world.
Cetaceans have the largest brains of the animal kingdom, with a brain to body mass second only to humans, giving us another clue that their role in the animal kingdom is special. They communicate with each other with advanced verbalizations including song and speech, and although we have yet to decipher their language, observation of their behavior tells us that there is indeed deliberate intent behind the sounds they choose to make. Both NASA and the US Navy have even had success in teaching dolphins and whales to mimic human speech, using it in appropriate context.
A Matter of Frequency
“Om is the mysterious cosmic energy that is the substratum of all the things and all the beings of the entire universe. It is an eternal song of the Divine. It is continuously resounding in silence on the background of everything that exists.” -Amit Ray, Om Chanting and Meditation
Sound is the vibration of energy as it moves in wave form through air, water or another physical medium. It has a physical presence around us at all times and with sufficient amplitude, or energy, and when tuned to the proper resonant frequency, sound waves can destroy physical objects, for example, breaking glass. Remarkably, acoustic levitation of objects is also now a technological reality, further demonstrating how sound can influence our physical world. Sound can create or destroy.
Many spiritual traditions have long believed that sound was the original dynamic force responsible for creating the conditions for life to emerge in the universe, and science has revealed that even atoms are in perpetual motion, continuously oscillating. There is no form of matter that can exist without vibration, and every component of our universe has its resonant frequencies which respond to and interact with external vibrations. In this way, everything truly is connected.
The effects of the vibration of sound on matter can be observed with cymatics, allowing us to see the complex and highly organized patterns that are created when sound passes through a medium like sand, salt, water or oil. Looking at a digital interpretation of the human voice created by a cymascope is a dazzling example of the complex, living patterns that occur when voice imprints itself onto the material world. The images are starkly evocative of the human iris, the window to the soul.
The sounds of cetaceans are a complex form of energy transmission, and artist and marine acoustics expert Mark Fischer has developed a unique means of visualizing the songs of whale and dolphins. He uses a mathematical process known as wavelet transform to interpret underwater recordings of marine mammals. The designs are stunning, and when seen in this light, the abstruse mosaics imbedded into the complex harmonics of their language appear to be a spiritual transmission of sorts.
From a much wider perspective, outer space, we see that the planet itself projects its own vibrations into the cosmos in the form of electromagnetic radiation which travels at the speed of light. An example of this is the earth’s natural background of resonant frequencies, known as the Schumann Resonances, of which the fundamental frequency is 7.83 Hz. These frequencies are artifacts of the shape and size of the planet, as electromagnetic radiation moves between the center of the earth and the ionosphere, giving planet earth a unique stellar signature, broadcast into the heavens.
Additionally, the earth also emits an ‘auroral chorus’, a cacophony of very low frequency (VLF) sounds that can be picked up by simple receivers in certain ground locations. It sounds eerily like a language of its own, with whistles and clicks which at times sound quite similar to dolphin chatter and the whistling of certain whales.
NASA’s radiation belt storm probes in the Van Allen Belts, receive and translate the earth’s space chorus, another electromagnetic property of planet earth, into audible frequencies which also can sound mysteriously like the dips and whistles of certain whale songs.
As Above, So Below
The earth emits a complex electromagnetic signature which, when translated for interpretation by our senses, can resemble the language of cetaceans, an observation of significance as our scientific understanding of the deeply connected nature of life evolves.
If all of the atoms that comprise the earth and its creatures are in continuous vibration, and the earth as a whole is resonating electromagnetic frequencies, then everything that occurs in between is integral to the health of our planet, the only heavenly body we know of which supports abundant life. In this equation, sounds and vibrations contributed by sea mammals, of which whales are the largest and loudest living creatures, play a harmonious part in maintaining the balance of life. There is a reason they are here, and a reason why they sing, we just do not yet fully appreciate it yet.
Silencing the Sea – Mass Murder of Cetaceans Underway
Some propose that we are the verge of another mass extinction event on planet earth, chiefly as a result of anthropogenic activity. In this escalating catastrophe, whales, dolphins and other sea mammals are falling victim in greater numbers, and people the world over are beginning to pay more attention to their troubling fate.
In Taiji cove, Japan, for example, the annual slaughter of thousands of whales and dolphins by Japanese fishermen has become an international outrage due in part to Ric O’Barry’s award winning documentary film, The Cove, which brought considerable awareness to this massacre. It is quite sobering to watch the brutal, inhumane and dreadfully cruel treatment that occurs as dolphin families are trapped and separated, causing mothers to abort, and forcing the pod to watch as other members are bludgeoned to death or led into a life of captivity. This type of activity is, of course, not limited to the Taiji cove hunt.
“If we can’t do something about this one little cove, then how can we change the world?” –Ric O’Barry
The apocalyptic nuclear disaster at Fukushima is dumping thousands of tons of highly radioactive water into the Pacific ocean each year, unabated, with no relief in sight. Birds, sea mammals, fish and all other sea life are dying off in extraordinary numbers due to their inadvertent consumption of pieces of plastic waste and human trash, which now contaminate the oceans in magnificent proportions. Industrial fishing practices are indiscriminate in what and how much they kill, and the oceans are acidifying at alarming rates due to other environmental factors, setting off a chain of dangerous imbalance that promises to choke out life in the earth’s seas.
In addition to these stressors, the United States Navy is openly disrupting life in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and the Gulf of Mexico with an ongoing program of testing new advanced SONAR technology and a new generation of explosive under-water weaponry and tactics. The program admittedly presents significant dangers to sea life, but especially to animals that rely on echolocation for navigation, migration, breeding and for obtaining food. The Navy recognizes the toll the testing will take on aquatic life, yet is adamant and will continue, but their annual estimates for how many mammals this will impact is highly disputed by activists and other concerned organizations.
“The Navy estimates that its activities could inadvertently kill 186 whales and dolphins [annually] off the East Coast and 155 off Hawaii and Southern California, mostly from explosives.
It calculates more than 11,000 serious injuries off the East Coast and 2,000 off Hawaii and Southern California, along with nearly 2 million minor injuries, such as temporary hearing loss, off each coast. It also predicts marine mammals might change their behavior — such as swimming in a different direction — in 27 million instances.” [Source]
The Navy’s underwater warfare testing will include testing “…mid- and high frequency active sonar sources and explosive detonations. These sonar and explosive sources will be utilized during Antisubmarine Warfare (ASW) Tracking Exercises, Mine Avoidance Training, Extended Echo Ranging and Improved Extended Echo Ranging (EER/IEER) events, Missile Exercises, Gunnery Exercises, Bombing Exercises, Sinking Exercises, and Mine Warfare Training…” and more. [Source]
These tests can generate extremely high levels of sound, over 200 decibels, which is loud enough to kill a human being in the same way that a wine glass can be shattered by the power of sound. To the military industrial complex, though, cetaceans are expendable, and for them to die cruel and inhumane deaths is simply collateral damage in the eternal quest for national security.
Combined, these conditions mean that life is becoming increasingly challenging for whales and dolphins. Some people believe that their voices in the seas are being deliberately silenced as a means of cutting off human contact with cetaceans and reducing the vibration of life on the planet, thus limiting the spiritual evolution of the human race. For, to meet these animals face to face and interact with them is truly an uplifting and life-changing event.
Changing the Vibration of the Oceans
Drawing on the totality of information we now know about how inter-dependent, entangled, and sensitive life is, it is foolish, or perhaps suicidal, to proceed with such disregard for whales and dolphins who fill the seas with immense loving energy. When the peaceful and harmonious sounds of whale and dolphin song are replaced by the negative and destructive energies of weapons testing, ultra-loud SONAR, and nefarious intention, then it is conceivable that the overall web of life in the sea will be pushed into chaos and confusion, more so than it already is.
Cetacean song and speech has been a feature of the subaqueous realms of this planet since nearly the beginning of life on earth. If the supposition that life requires, and is influenced by, vibration is correct, then creatures that speak must be somehow, albeit still inexplicably, contributing to the formation and maintenance of life, as well as to further developments in evolution.
From this perspective, the sounds that sea mammals project into the open waters are not neutral, inconsequential or expendable to the holistic habitat, but rather are an integral part of the environment, playing some quantum role which have yet to grasp.
“Earth is a planet filled with sentient beings that must learn to coexist and man now must evolve to wisdom beyond the primitive tribal mentality that destroys without forethought of the impact.” –Debbie West
Sound affects matter, and just as water responds to positive or negative energy, so does life. The silencing of cetaceans will remove the most benevolent and intelligent sources of positive vibrations in the sea, and who exactly knows what the implications of a shift from whale song to the sounds of warfare will be?
About the Author
Dylan Charles is the editor of Waking Times and co-host of Redesigning Reality, both dedicated to ideas of personal transformation, societal awakening, and planetary renewal. His personal journey is deeply inspired by shamanic plant medicines and the arts of Kung Fu, Qi Gong and Yoga. After seven years of living in Costa Rica, he now lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains, where he practices Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and enjoys spending time with family. He has written hundreds of articles, reaching and inspiring millions of people around the world.
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