Once there was a humpback whale swimming freely and living a happy life in the wide blue ocean.
One day it got entangled in a web of crab traps. The fifty foot whale was weighed down by hundreds of pounds of traps that were making it difficult for her to stay afloat. She also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped around her tail, her torso and a line tugging at her mouth.
A fisherman spotted her and called an environment group for help and rescue of the whale. Within a few hours the rescue team arrived and reviewed the situation. They found that the only way to save her was to dive into the ocean and untangle her. This idea was fraught with dangers as the whale was moving restlessly and one slap of her tail would be enough to kill the rescuer.
The team worked hard for a few hours with knives to cut of the rope and eventually freed her.
When the whale was free she was so happy she swam around the team in circles. The rescuers were afraid- they thought the whale wanted to attack them. But then after some time they realised that the whale was moving gently and carefully towards each one of them- she came close, nudged them and pushed them around gently. She was thanking them! It was joyous moment.
The man who cut the rope near the mouth said that he saw her eyes on him all the time while he was at work. He says his life will never be the same again. Receiving thanks and gratitude from a humpback whale was the most uplifting experience for the entire team. And to think that they feared for their lives before going in for the rescue!
Let us keep our minds open to the light of natural goodness.
Humpback whales are endangered species. There are only some 10,000 known to be alive.