mmm ~ We are set in time to be exactly where we are intended, to make a choice, to learn a lesson, to be inspired through love and compassion of others in our daily lives and interactions … Yesterday (Sunday) we set upon Kehena beach to ground in the ocean and enjoy community as well as to prepare our spirits for the work week ahead many of us who toil on the earth… Kehena beach is notorious for its large quick waves which can turn dangerous quickly and without warning, the current is strong and the beach has claimed its share of fatalities.
I stood there on the sand, with the waves coming up to my knees watching the movement of the ocean, enjoying the scent, hearing the drum circle behind me and then the sense came. The women and child were on my right hand side playing in the waves. As they started to come in front of me something shifted, its a sense you have, an instinct which is hard to describe in words. The women and child walked in front of me and as the wave hit them. I prepared my body to catch the child and positioned myself closer to them. As the wave hit the mother scooped up what appeared to be a 3 year old in her right arm , as she used her left arm for balance and in a moment in that moment the wave started to curl out sucking her and the child with it.
I ran up to them just as she lost her footing, her feet falling out behind her and with her arm still clutching the child she threw her other hand out to me. I grabbed her hand. It happened so quickly so unbelievably fast and then another shift as I sensed this became a serious situation, the pull of the ocean became stronger and it felt like an eternity with us clasping each others hands holding against the tug of the ocean. Everything seemed to freeze around us, the sounds, the smells, the others. I felt her fear as she curled her head to her chest holding tightly to her child, with our hands clasped together I knew my arms weren’t strong enough so I put the weight of them on my legs and I dug my legs into the sand as hard as I could to hold them both.
The current was strong and I thought to myself doesn’t anyone see this? Is anyone else coming to help us? I realized in that instant there wasn’t time enough for them to make it to us, it was just us… I held strong within that moment I let her know with my body and with my clasp and with my heart that no matter what… I would not let go! No matter what happens I would not let go! … I could see the next wave forming behind them, if we don’t move now the child and mother would be swallowed by it. I pulled as hard as I could to get her on her feat, the oceans pull softened and with a tug she was back up with the child safely in her arms … They walked up out to the beach both fine.
When I came back upon the shore an older women came to me and said, “I witnessed that and I was prepared to help you.” I thanked her and we stood there holding each other, smiles on our faces with gratitude that all turned out well…
Mmm the thought of the women and child are in my mind today, the sense of fear and disbelief of how quickly things can change that I sensed from the mother still strong in me. Today I will commit my body to work the earth to grow abundance to share with others. The connections, the stories of real life events, the small interactions no matter how large or small they seem all add up to help us to commit to our true purpose, to continue with love in our hearts of others that we might create a better place for all of us and especially the children. To community with love, to tribe with love, to brothers and sisters with love, I commit that I wont let go…
In Love and Light ~