I couldn’t move. I was bewildered with amazement. Captivated by awe. And honored simply to be with largest mammal I have ever seen in its natural habitat. Then, just as quickly as it appeared, it left. How could something that massive humbly surface then submerge without a trace? Complete stillness entranced the water after the sighting, but the energy of the whale lingered. I knew it was still close by.
The water began to swirl again and the birds swooped down. The whale and fowls were feeding on the same nourishment. My eyes were fixated 50 feet in front of me on the churning water- I could feel it, I could trace it, but I couldn’t see the magnificent beast. Then, just like before, all of a sudden it emerged again. Its back pierced the water’s surface, then plunged back under. Only a fragment of the creature was detectable, and even that was too large to comprehend. I was stunned from the sheer fact that I was sitting in the water witnessing the existence of this animal’s beauty. And despite the fact that I only saw a portion of its entire body, I could envision the whole.
Have you ever had a goal, vision, or deep calling surface and then submerge? You feel it, love it, and can even see parts of it, yet it almost seems too big to comprehend. Too large to fully surface. And too beautiful to realize it is real.
You stay fixated on it, bewildered that it even showed its existence, and you yearn to see more of it. Then you let it slip, submerge back down without leaving a trace. You continue to feel its energy though, for it is part of you, it has affected you in such a way that it is now imprinted on your mind. Its home is your soul.
Despite the fact that you may only have caught glimpses of it, can you visualize the whole? The reality of its presence?
From there, can you act upon it? Can you dive down deep to the place where it lives? Can you take what it is offering, formulate a plan, and share it with the world? Because the truth is, nothing is ever too big. Our minds might think of our visions as “too big,” but the ocean (aka, life), can hold it all- the largest of creatures, and the greatest of heartfelt ambitions.