The whale is the world’s largest mammal and teaches lessons in vibration and sound. Whale Medicine is all about hearing the faint soft voices, the low-frequency messages, and maintaining remote bonds that are real and strong, though far away.
Whales are able to communicate across vast oceanic distances via low-frequency sound vibrations. In this way, the whale’s throat is technically their ‘ear’ because they send and receive vibrations which are felt as wave language. We also experience wave language but often do not pay attention to what we hear because we are so oriented towards verbal communication. But non-verbal sounds carry a great deal of information when we attune ourselves to listening to the world differently.
Whales are not able to completely sleep at sea due to the danger of drowning if rendered unconscious. The adaptation for this dilemma is that the two hemispheres of the whale’s brain take turns sleeping. Thus the whale is often simultaneously awake and sleeping. This speaks of the ability to rest while working and to trust your autonomic nervous system to take care of you.
Whales are metaphorically described as swimming libraries. It is believed that within the vast intellect of whales is held the Akashic records, containing all knowledge and experience in the history of all life. Whales are honored as the Record Keepers of the cosmos. Their strange song rings a knowing of astral realms and elemental depths beyond our comprehension. They are an audible reflection of the cosmos, dreaming and awake at once.
If Whale is visiting, sounds are crisp and isolated with deeper meaning than usual. The crinkle of grocery bags, the honk of a car, the hum of a refrigerator, all things ring an unlikely song in Earth’s symphony. When whale medicine is singing in your life, the tone of what people say communicates more effectively than the words they use. Whale asks that you switch between the two hemispheres of your brain as well as the two hemispheres of your being and listen without added mental logic to the truth of a given tone.