Sun shines a little more every day as we shift forward to the Mother Earth’s rhythms. I find myself thinking about the day and I see the peaking of the sunlight though the clouds. My friend and I drive quietly together to Point Reyes through the Redwoods, they are my favorite trees that stretch so high. I open my car window and say hellooooo as we drive through them.
It is the Pagan Earth holiday called “Imbolc” today – coming of the new light. The road becomes bumpy as we get closer to the beach through farm land on the California Coast. Black cows, brown cows, spotted cows, cows standing on hills stare at us and chew while we drive past. I can smell the ocean before I see it, freshness in the air and my heart quickens.
We park and begin to walk a winding path in the green grasses out to the beach. In a sense of reverence I look up to the Sun and see there is a Rainbow Circle around the entire Sun! Wow! I am in awe, I take in this magnificence and there is a celebration happening. Celebrating the incredible magic of being alive and connecting to the Universe this way is astounding!
I feel a rush that everything is happening exactly as it is meant to be. All of it is perfect in this moment. I love these gifts of nature that appear to remind me of the happiness of just by being alive and present. I feel humbled by this opening to the All That Is in this Rainbow Circle around the Sun that is so beautiful!
The path through the soft sand dunes leads us to the ocean. She is beautiful with a flock of white storks all just landing. They are huge birds with such nobility. We walk by them with respect. The Kehoe beach has huge cliffs that rise so high to the sky. They are made of different rock and sand formations. Some are smooth and beige in color and other parts more black and brown jagged cliffs. We hike down the beach as far as we can go to where the cliffs meet the waves.
One cliff stands out more that others because it has veins of quartz crystal running through it. My friend and I walk up closer and I feel this particular cliff is actually a part of the Devic kingdom. An energy Spirit that is here to watch over this beach. A guardian if you will, to keep safe this area. I feel this Devic Spirit take me in as I get closer. I ask if I may have a piece of its quartz from the vein that runs through it. “Yes if you can find a piece that yields to you, you may” I hear.
I take my time and find a piece that releases into my hand. I feel very excited and I kiss the mountainous rock cliff and thank the Devic Spirit. We walk on and I hold close this heavy special quartz to my heart. I want to let it cleanse in the ocean waters and place it down so that the waves can wash the dirt away…. a big wave swooshes in with white sea foam.
When this big wave has gone back out, my crystal is gone! I search all of the surrounding area and there is no rock to be seen! I frantically dig into the sand to see if it sank down. Nothing…. why I ask the ocean, why? Why have you taken my beautiful stone? I stand there like a little child who lost their most favorite toy in the world, arms loosely hanging at my sides. I look to my friend for answers, and he says, maybe it just isn’t meant to leave this beach.
I think on his words and realize this is true. I wanted to hold so tightly onto this crystal stone to hold this special moment on Kehoe beach. I come to understand as we start to walk back, that for me to know this wondrous experience, I need to let life flow. Like the ocean waves flow and not hold on so tightly. To know that the love in the Universe is infinite, it will always be here for me and to trust this.
I look up and the Rainbow Circle has been here all day and still is here….