Kealakekua Bay, according to several friends living on the Big Island, is supposed to be a powerful location for manifesting one’s desires. These friends are in circles with alternative health practitioners and other consciously oriented individuals. But I still am a touch skeptical when I hear these proclamations. Because there are many sacred sites on this island.
This is the Bay that Capt Cook apparently sailed into first when he “discovered Hawaii.” It is also where he died later, and his bones are supposedly hidden in a difficult to reach cave in the cliff face. Anyway..
I had a few hours to kill one day and I’d already snorkeled, so I figured why not go and meditate in this powerful location. And then I might as well state an intention while I was at it.
Well, I did this. Becoming very soothed by the rough choppy waters, the tide was slowly rising. The bay is incredible in its own right, sheer verdant cliffs rise in front of you and of course the Pacific stretches to the cloudy vast horizon. The lava rocks on shore are pretty much all black with a few striations thrown in for good measure. But amazingly, all of the rocks within 10 meters of the water are rounded and smooth, which is a significant departure from the jagged lava nearly everywhere else. It seems the surf has been pounding and refining these rocks for centuries.
So I was just sitting on a picnic table which had been carried a ways onto those black orbs. I did a little bit of shamatha, not that I know what I’m doing, and then at the end I stated an intention. Because, if you are a diligent reader of this blog, you will know that one of my heart’s desires is to be in a healthy relationship. But I’m not looking for just anybody, so I stated a clear, detailed intention to who / whatever was listening.
And guess what? Perhaps this is pure coincidence, but not five minutes later, I met someone. We enjoyed a few outings together, and then she had to leave. But it was a splendid two days shared with a dynamic and attractive woman about my age.
Who knows? Maybe we would have crossed paths anyway. But this is not the only time I have heard stories along this line.
The take home message? When on the Big Island, of potent volcanoes and raw elements, ready for the shaping, know that your thoughts and words may pack an extra punch.