I was just meditating and listening to whale music. It would have seemed obvious to me before what whale music was, but in the state of meditation, I experienced it differently, perhaps as a whale might.
One unique voice added to many others out of the pure love and joy of expression and communication - a symphony of individuals acknowledging the beautiful and intricate web of connections that weave into ONENESS and experiencing that ONENESS through a fluid oceanic field of existence.
Humans are widely considered to be the most highly evolved species on Earth, yet a closer look at the neuroanatomy of the human and whale brain reveals that the whale cerebral cortex is much more convoluted than the human cortex. Sure, some might suggest that this doesn't mean whales are more intelligent. They may even ask for proof of this intelligence asking, "What great works have whales created?"
And yet, this prompts another question, "What makes us humans believe that our creations represent the most highly evolved form of consciousness on the planet?"
What if cetaceans existed simply to experience and radiate the beautiful field of unified consciousness and love around the Earth? How would that mission rate in terms of evolutionary prowess?
I don't think my little human brain can comprehend this, so I better go back and listen to more whale music to perhaps experience it first-hand.
I believe we can rise to our personal and societal challenges by embracing the spirit of adventure and the enduring wisdom of nature.