Never had I seen a newspaper at my neighbor's door but glanced down and noticed bold LA Times title, "Lethal and stranded." I skipped the fine print as I was walking to teach yoga but assumed the piece was on nuclear weapons.
Upon arriving home from the yoga class, I received a photo message from my mom of the same headline. The article (click link above to read) is about San Onofre's nuclear power plant and options/obstacles in handling the waste. Just last night I arrived home from San O.
This synchronicity (trip, article, Mom's note) prompted me to reflect further.
I started by making a Facebook album. In fact, after memorable experiences, I enjoy reflecting to absorb and integrate. With full schedules, it's common to move from one activity to the next without pause and full appreciation between. Posting a photo or album to social media is part of this integration process because one must first have a window of time to review the images, select one or a group, think about the feeling in each, and make a title or caption.
I received valuable insights from a string of experiences occurring in the past 48 hours that were different but connected. The cycle began and ended with yoga.
After wrapping up a vinyasa flow class Friday morning at Stadium Fitness Yoga, I took off to San Onofre for a short surf/camp trip with one of my best friends, Bri. I first had to stop home for my surfboard and a few items. Power in the building was out due to scheduled DWP maintenance so I took the stairs up and down three times to pack. I had to run upstairs one last time for something unexpected, and I remembered thinking, "oh well. I am delayed a few more minutes, but everything happens for a reason."
While driving, I listened to Tim Ferriss podcast episode #249: How to Make a Difference and Find Your Purpose - - Blake Mycoskie. This episode contained highlights from a longer interview with Toms Shoe's founder Blake, the process of creation, his early childhood, and obstacles along the way. Two highlights for me were Blake's safe of journals and comparison of innate versus learned entrepreneurship. Also, his passion and motive for launching did not involve large profit.
Earlier that morning a plane had crashed on the 405 freeway along my planned route so I took a detour. I felt an overwhelming sense of gratitude for life and for all the times my planes had landed safely. I also felt a dull sense of danger ~
First to arrive at our campsite, I parked and walked up the cliffside to enjoy a majestic view of chaparral, crashing waves, and air elementals. I discovered a perfect spot upon which to meditate and sat. The vibration was high - similar to moldavite/phenacite. One can relate the vibrations of crystals to places. Meditating on land between driving and surfing is an effective anchoring tool.
After the rest of our group arrived, we set up camp and headed to surf. San Onofre is one of our favorite spots. However this time I could not help thinking about the nuclear power plant, storage, and unreported effects.
Upon arriving, the parking attendant warned that there had just been a shark citing. Lifeguards had cleared everyone out of the water, and it was "enter at your own risk" territory. There were warning signs and a KTLA news van on the beach. Sharks - another small danger noted with the plane crash. Was entering the water safe? Intuition said, "yes."
We had a wonderful session of afternoon and sunset surfing, retired to camp, cooked a delicious dinner, chatted around the campfire, and slept.
The next morning we awoke and made out with the perfect Hawaiian style beach campsite. Intuition again said it was safe to swim. Shortly after exiting the water, lifeguards announced that two sharks were spotted just south of us.
After surfing we lounged. I did not want to leave but looked forward to Hollywood Bowl night with Natallia. Drove home and made it in time for the bowl.
Natallia made a colorful and delicious spread of tapas and wine. We chatted, indulged, danced and laughed for hours under the beautiful sky and hillsides. Natallia chose seats in the most magical part of the dome (high, bird's eye, gorgeous view). By chance we ended up down the centerline. I thought about how prior experiences sitting in boxes were nice, but from bird's eye view, the boxes looked contained, crowded and constricting.
We were free, filled with joy, laughing, loving, honoring, and celebrating freedom, abundance in many forms (health, wealth, people, nature, more) and unity - music, food, and dance have the same general meaning where ever one is in the world.
Just today, I realized the connection between the two domes at San O and the dome of the bowl. My teacher Naha says it takes 3 crystals to make a grid. I thought about this grid of domes and connection between the bowl and power plant - one a space for outdoor music acoustics and celebration, the other to house radioactive waste. What a contrast. I also noticed visual symbolism between repetitive tarot card two of swords, Natallia and I clicking our fries, the crossing sky lights, and church cross on the hill. Duality, choices, forks, left, right, in, out, opposing forces, light, dark, no grey.
The trip, today's release of LA Times article on San Onofre's nuclear waste, and my Mom's photo were not a coincidence. The guides and universe were clearly pointing to this place and issue. Energy cannot be created nor destroyed but the use/harboring of energy for impure intent cannot be smoothly and effortlessly transmuted. There are clear and complex ramifications. Acumen, strategy and execution are required to handle.
Reflecting on these domes used for very different purposes made me question intention. As humans we create, but do our creations ultimately bring peace, unity, joy and serve the light or do they in some form involve corruption, ego, and power struggle? Intention and purpose are everything.
Nothing is coincidence. Every cause has an effect. Seen or unseen, energy returns in some form.
How do we solve and resolve?