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Linda Shay

About Linda Shay -- Dolphin Ambassador, Spiritual Teacher, Dolphin Energy Healer & Author

After eighteen years in the corporate world (I was a banker!), I realized something profound was missing in my life. I took a sabbatical in 1993 and embarked upon a journey of self-discovery. From the boardroom to swimming with wild dolphins, my life has never been the same.

In 1996, while living in the sacred red rocks of Sedona, Arizona (the desert!), I began receiving messages, from out of the blue, that seemed to be telling me that I had a special connection with dolphins. All I knew about dolphins was from watching the TV show Flipper as a kid. I was a land girl! I loved the mountains, and wildflowers, and hiking, and biking. I did love to swim, but I didn’t care much about the ocean. What do the dolphins have to do with my life? I kept wondering.

Through a series of synchronicities, I was very clearly guided to go to Hawaii, to swim with the wild dolphins there. The impulse to do this was so strong inside of me, I just had to go, even though it made no sense to my rational mind.

On my very first day in the ocean, an entire pod of wild Hawaiian spinner dolphins surrounded my kayak. I watched them for a while, and then donned my snorkel gear, and entered the water to join them. I swam with this magnificent pod – over 80 dolphins – completely by myself, for two hours. It was incredible. But one moment, with one dolphin, completely changed me, and my life.

I had just had my first eye-to-eye, side-by-side swim encounter with a pair of dolphins, which was such an ecstatic experience, I was on the lookout for an opportunity to do that again. Soon, a group of dolphins swimming beneath me began to rise to the surface to breathe. I swam faster, hoping to meet them where they would surface. When I realized I wouldn’t reach them in time, I stopped swimming and resumed floating.

My head, on its own, moved to look below and behind me. There was one lone dolphin floating there. The moment we made eye contact, he swam very quickly right toward me. I thought he was going to hit me! My body reacted … my eyes closed, and when I opened them, I was vertical in the water, and this amazing dolphin face was hovering just inches in front of me! Our bodies were aligned vertically. I was floating in the ocean, face-to-face, body-to-body, with a wild dolphin! I was so surprised, I burst out laughing -- not a wise thing to do with a snorkel mask on! Just as I needed to surface to clear the water from my mask, this dolphin, still looking right at me, made some clicking sounds and then swam away.

That very night, the magic began. People began having spontaneous healing and transformational experiences in my presence. Over the following days, weeks and months, I discovered that this dolphin had given me a profound gift. He activated something inside of me that enabled me to transmit dolphin energy to humans ... on land. I had become a vehicle for the energy and consciousness of the dolphins.

Soon, the Dolphin Consciousness became my primary spiritual teachers and guides. From my desert home in Sedona, Arizona, I shared their beautiful healing frequencies of love and joy with individuals and groups. Simultaneously, the dolphins led me on a profound seven-year inner journey of healing, growth and transformation. With the dolphins by my side, I healed my heart, and became more happy and whole.

In January 2003, I had a spiritual awakening. I woke up one morning feeling brand new. Everything about me was different. My fears were gone. My self-doubts were gone. I was expressing my unique self in the world without any care as to what anyone else thought about me. I was free! And my new-found freedom of expression was intoxicating.

My dolphin journey seems to unfold in seven-year increments. The next seven years, 2003-2010, was spent creating an in-depth fifteen-month program, Dolphin Healing HeArts … A Gateway to the New Paradigm (a.k.a. Dolphin School), with my husband and beloved, David Rosenthal. We traveled a lot to teach it -- mostly to Holland!

Now, in 2011, new and exciting creations are underway. And the form of Dolphin School is transforming. It’s lightening up, loosening up, and tech’ing up. It’s coming into harmony with the rhythm and flow of today’s dynamic times and technologies, so that anyone around the world will be able to participate.

Check out our website,, to see what we’re up to. Come on in … the water’s great!

Coming Soon!! This Summer 2011, my first book will be published: Dolphin Love … From Sea to Land.

Are the Dolphins Calling You?