Indigo Children: Listen to Me!
ľ I am Bo, a Baby Dolphin
I'm a dolphin. I'm only four months old.
I live in the waters surrounding a beautiful island called Billini
in the Bahamas. I have a couple of helpful hints for you that just
may just give you enough courage to start living your lives like you
would if you weren't so afraid.
Look, I know it's hard to be a child.
I'm only four months old. A four month old dolphin is kind of like
a six year old human child. I'm very smart and I'm also very stubborn.
I have to swim by my mother's side and sometimes that rule that makes
me really mad.
I have a twin sister named Fiona. She's a very good sister. She does
everything my mother asks her to do and she never complains. She never
even complains about staying by our mother's side!
I've got a bad temper. Even though I'm only four months old I think
I should be able to live my life the way I want to. I sometimes feel
like I'm in prison. I have to follow all the rules that my mother
asks me to follow and I have to stay close to my pod. A pod, by the
way, is a dolphin community.
I just wish all the adults in my pod would listen to me. I've got
really good ideas. I really do know more than most four month old
dolphins. I know more than Fiona. She really has a lot to learn.
At least Fiona loves me enough to listen to my ideas. Fiona and I
have very long conversations about angels and what life would be like
if all dolphins listened to their angels.
My friend Blythe who is a very wise adult dolphin said many of you
who are reading this letter have problems like I do with life. She
said that many of you who are reading this letter have been called
stubborn, angry and wilful. She said many of you get in trouble with
your teachers. She said that often your parents have no idea how to
raise you because you are so different from other children.
She said, without exception, you are very, very smart. She said most
of you have every intention of being good but something goes on in
your mind that makes you say things like "I don't believe you!
or "You're wrong!" or "You don't know what's best for
me!" You say those things when adults ask you to do things that
don't feel helpful. In other words you don't believe that following
their instructions is going to teach you anything new.
Blythe said you are just like me. You always want to learn something
different. She said your parents ask you to do things like eat your
dinner, go to bed on time, do your homework, listen to your teachers,
spell correctly, talk politely to people you don't like, keep on studying
for your test even when you know all the answers, sit up straight,
make your bed, clean your room, and wear clean clothes. If you don't
do those things your parents ask you to do them until you do. It's
so boring isn't it!!
But you know what else Blythe told me? She said most of the time adults
really do know what's best for you. I, for example, really must swim
by my mother's side. She doesn't make me swim by her side because
she's mean. She makes me swim by my side to keep me safe.
Bu gets hurt by a shark and learns about Courage
I'm very small. I don't know much about keeping myself away from sharks.
Sharks eat dolphins. I saw my friend get hurt by a shark. My friend
was about twelve months old. A one year old dolphin is like an eight
year old human child. My friend, whose name is Bu, is just like me.
He's very independent and he's very smart. He goes off on adventures
all by himself.
One day Bu's mother said he could swim one mile away from the pod.
She said he should never swim further than that because he could get
into trouble with sharks. Instead of swimming one mile he swam five
miles. He found a big school of fish so he began to catch them and
eat them. He forgot that his mother had told him to swim one mile
and immediately come back because the pod was about to swim to a different
area of the ocean to hunt.
When he didn't return on time his mother got very worried. She sent
a search party out to find Bu. Five dolphins found Bu but it was
almost too late. A big shark called a hammerhead shark bumped into
Bu and bit him in the side. The five adult dolphins chased the shark
away but the shark turned around and swam back towards them. They
took charge and they really scared the shark. They didn't fight the
shark. They didn't chase it and they didn't get angry. They sent the
shark a navy blue colour I call Courage. They sent the navy blue colour
from their hearts.
This navy blue colour is also called a Ray of Joy. Joy is what you
feel when you are so happy that you get up and laugh and play and
run around. Joy is what you feel when you are getting along with your
family and you've just been given permission to do something new.
There are about twenty Rays of Joy. Courage is one of my favourites.
My friend Blythe sends me the Ray of Courage when I'm afraid I've
been badly behaving. Whenever she gives me Courage I become brave
enough to do whatever it is I've been asked to do.
You know how it goes. Sometimes you are a bit afraid to behave, because
if you do your parents or teachers and other adults won't realize
how very definitely you have another way of looking at life. You are
afraid they won't have any reason to listen to your opinion.
When Blythe gives me Courage I feel very joyful and I say to myself
"I'm very important and I've got very strong opinions. I'll ask
that adult to please sit down and talk to me later. Right now I'll
do as I've been told. I do know that even children as smart and full
of great ideas as me have a lot to learn from adults."
You know what! The more I behave and do what my mother and Blythe
ask me to do the more freedom they give me. So ask your parents to
give you Courage if they notice you are upset about something they've
asked you to do. If you feel really grumpy about being asked to do
something give yourself the Ray of Courage. Just imagine yourself
being surrounded by navy blue.
Calm, centered , focused dolphins scare sharks
You are probably wondering what happened to the shark when the five
adults sent him Courage. Sharks don't like to receive Rays of Joy
from dolphins. The Ray of Courage really makes them anxious. Sharks
want dolphins to be afraid of them. A fearful dolphin is a weak dolphin
and sharks want dolphins to be weak.
Before adult dolphins send a shark Courage they send one another Courage.
They become very calm and all their fear of the shark disappears.
They became focused. They focus clearly on the shark's behaviours.
They also become centered. When you are centered you are very aware
of your body and you move your body efficiently. No shark wants to
mess with a calm, focused, centered dolphin.
Blythe said some of you put up with mean children and sometimes mean
adults called bullies. If a bully ever bothers you send the bully
Courage but don't forget surround yourself in Courage first. That
bully might get worried and walk away.
Bo hits his head, heals himself and learns about The Blessing
I want to tell you another story. This is a story about my first attempt
to leave my mother's side. I was only one month old. I was only about
three feet long. I was one of four new born dolphins in my pod. One
of course was Fiona. The others were named Skip and Grip. Fiona, Skip,
Grip and I loved to take turns swimming around in circles. Our mother's
always supervised us when we played.
I really love swimming in circles. One day I got a bit bored so I
left my mother's side and began swimming in circles around my mother.
Everybody else in my pod was relaxing. I kept swimming faster and
All of a sudden a completely terrible thing happened. I got dizzy
and bumped into my mother. I really hurt myself. I hit my head so
hard that I got what you call a headache and I began to cry.
My mother asked for help. She said very loudly "My son Bo just
hit his head and he's very upset. Will you please help me help him
feel better." Everybody in the pod surrounded me and sent me
a beautiful forest green ray we call Blessing.
I was really afraid I was going to die. I had never had a headache
before and I thought my head was going to blow up. But the minute
everyone gave me The Blessing I began to calm down. Then I began to
notice how my head really felt. There was one spot over my right eye
that really hurt. I felt better when I realized that was the only
place that really hurt.
I heart a very loud voice telling me to fill that spot above my eye
with the forest green colour of The Blessing. That voice was the voice
of my friend Bill. Bill's one of my angels. Bill is a very big whale
who lives in another place called Vu. Vu is a place where dolphins
and whales live. They don't really have bodies. They don't have to
eat and certainly don't have anything to be afraid of.
Bill and his friends are what you call angels. Angels help
dolphins and people learn to live happy lives.
Bill's my best friend. I really think he knows me better than my mother.
He doesn't ever get angry with me even when I'm badly behaved. I really
trust Bill. I know he loves me very much.
I filled that painful place above my right eye with the forest green
colour of the blessing and the pain went away. I became very centered.
When you are centered you are very aware of your body. You notice
how your body feels.
I began to move my head back and forth and up and down. I felt nothing
but happiness when I realized I wasn't going to die.
I told my pod very loudly that I felt better and I thanked them very
much for their help. I also thanked Bill for his help. My mother gave
me a big kiss and so did Blythe. They said they were very proud of
me. They said that I proved to every other young dolphin that even
the very young can heal their own bodies and take care of their biggest
All young dolphins and children really need to do is learn to listen
to their angels. Blythe said you all have angels and many of you are
good at listening to your angels.
Blythe said that sometimes there are problems between you and your
parents because your parents have forgotten how to listen to their
own angels. You have to realize that parents have a lot of responsibility.
The biggest job in the whole wide world is taking care of young children
and young dolphins. Parents must work very hard to provide us with
food. They also must keep us safe. All that hard work can make a parent
tired. Sometimes when you are tired you are so grumpy that you don't
have enough patience to listen to your angels.
Bo says he's sorry for being self-centred and feels very loved
I have to start listening to Bill more carefully. Sometimes I get
so self-centered that I forget about everyone else in my pod. I even
forget about Fiona. When you are self-centered all you care about
Sometimes all I feel like doing is swimming in circles and leaping
out of the water. Bill says that playing hard is very good for me
but there are times when playing isn't a good idea. I was being self-centered
when I swam in circles and hurt my head so badly. Everyone in the
pod was relaxing. Dolphins need to relax. They love to relax and breathe
I learned from that very bad experience of hurting my head that being
self-centered and playing when I was supposed to be relaxing was very
hard on not only me but everyone in my pod. I did something very grown
up when I realized how my self-centered behaviour of playing during
the time for relaxation upset everyone else. Nobody complained about
my behaviour but I knew I disturbed their rest. Dolphins need to rest
so they have enough energy to catch fish.
I said I was sorry to everyone in my pod. I gathered them all around
me and said "I'm very sorry I disturbed your rest. I was very
self-centered." Every single pod member came up to me and gave
me a big kiss. I began to cry and told them I felt loved.
Then everybody began to cry. We weren't crying because we were sad.
We were crying because we felt so much love for one another.
I noticed that everyone had beautiful love light coming from their
hearts. There are many kinds of love light. This love light was a
beautiful red colour. We were surrounded in this red love light that
was very similar to the red of a big red delicious apple.
Bill says being still and breathing deeply helps you listen
Bill started to talk to all of us and we all listened very carefully.
We all breathed deeply and kept very still.
Bill said "You've taken a big step. You've learned that being
still and breathing deeply helps you listen to one another. When you
listen you learn a great deal about love." Then Bill told the
grownups that they had learned a great deal about helping the very
young learn to love. Bill said that by giving me nothing but love
when I hurt my head the adults helped me learn how my self-centered
behaviour affected them.
Bill said that I felt so much better after being given The Blessing
that I was able to listen to Bill more carefully. As a result I helped
myself feel even better. I also realized that I wasn't being kind
to everyone else by playing when I wasn't supposed to.
Blythe said that you have the same ability that I do to give yourself
and other the lovely navy blue Ray of Courage and the soothing Ray
of The Blessing. She said that you too can sit quietly, breathe deeply
and listen to your angels. She said that you can also learn to be
kind and considerate to everyone in your world.
Blythe said you are very smart, gifted children. She said you are
going to be special leaders when you grow up. She said some of you
will be very great parents who lead your own children the way my mother
and Blythe have led me. She said some of you will become community
leaders and even political leaders. Some of you will be wonderful
teachers. Blythe said you are going to change the world!!
I'm very happy to have you as my new friends. I'd love it if you would
write me a letter. I can't wait to hear how well you are doing with
the Rays of Courage and The Blessing. I'm so excited to know that
you too will begin to sit quietly, breathe and listen to your angels.
My friend Kathy who talks to me all the time said she'd publish your
letters in various places. She said she'd also publish my answers
to your letters. I'm so happy! I'm going to making so many new friends!
You can reach me through my friend Kathy.
You can send Kathy
Jensen an email by clicking here.
You can of course just sit and say "Bo, I've got something to
tell you." I promise I'll listen. Bill, Blythe and my mother
will tell me when I need to calm down and listen to you. If you sit
quietly, breathe and listen you just might hear me say something back
I've got to go now children. I'm supposed
to learn how to help Fiona be still and breathe. I'm learning to be
Good bye for now,
Your friend Bo