South Point – Kau (Ka Lae), the southernmost point of the United States and of the Big Island, has always been one of my favorite places to visit in all of Hawaii.
Maybe that’s because “where land meets water (such as at Ka Lae-South Point), there is a great deal of energy,” our masters guides and teachers told us (a group of shamans and lightworkers) in October 2011 in Inch, Ireland (where land also meets water, though not in as dramatic a way as at South Point).
Elizabeth and I first came to South Point on Thanksgiving Day 2008 (see below). Mesmerized by the beauty and power of its Yin (feminine) energy, we have been back eight times in the last six years. Twice, I did shamanic healing ceremonies from this spot. Such as in March and November 2012, the year of “The Shift” (12-21-12).
And now, on Aug 19, 2014, we were back again. This time, we returned only 10 days after the hurricane Iselle passed right over this magical spot. While we had not seen any evidence of damage to property or trees on our drive to the South Point, once we got to the tip of the southernmost point in the US, we were amazed by what we saw. Or didn’t see, to be more accurate…
See this big lava slab which I used as shamanic altar in the March 2012 healing ceremony? (above left). And again the same slab in Nov 2012 (middle). You can see what remained eight months later of our Stewards of the Earth (SOE) inscription written in white coral. The slab, our SOE altar, was also there last year (above right).
Now? It’s gone. Vanished! And not just the small coral rocks. The entire large lava slab was completely destroyed or moved by the storm. Evidence of Power of the Yin (ocean) over Yang (land) when and where the two meet. Iselle (the hurricane) took it and ground it into the ocean. Prayers delivered by Mama Kocha (Mother Ocean) to Pachamama (Mother Earth).
And now, here’s a video which attests to both the beauty and the power of Yin:
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Before we got to South Point, we stopped in Kona so Elizabeth can do some shopping at the farmer’s market. While she was doing it, I bought six large Star Fruit for us took this photo of some other exotic Hawaiian fruit.
And then we set out for the South Point. Here are some shots of the first glimpse of it (left), as well as several taken at the South Point where in the old days the local ranchers used to lower cattle on those pulleys down to the boats for transport to markets.
Nowadays, people jump from there down about 30 feet of the vertical rock drop. Then they either clamber up on ropes, and bum a ride on a wave into a cave, before clambering up the cave back to the surface. Either way, dangerous stuff. Yet we saw two people do both while we were there. The latter (cave climb) was by a lady who looked to be about 60. She is from Cairns, Australia.
And now, if you want to peruse at leisure some of the still shots you have just seen in the above video, here they are, starting with the “mermaid-in-pink” pictures… 🙂
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Here are now stories about our earlier seven visits to South Point:
Thanksgiving Day 2008 (Nov 27, 2008)
Return to the Big Island (Nov 28-30, 2009)
Cape “Hawaii Australis” (Nov 29-30, 2010)
Big Island: Return to Pele (July 5-14, 2011)
Big Island: Healing Ceremony at South Point (Mar 29-Apr 1, 2012)
Big Island: Healing Ceremonies, Mauka & Makai Day (Nov 23-26, 2012)
Big Island 2013: Adventures & Beauty Galore (July 6, 2013)