Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Lying in bed this morning, I wondered what to blog about? The sea came to mind. I needed to go down to the ocean today. Later, when I opened an old journal, I found this handwritten note on a scrap of paper.
"Just as a drop of the ocean contains every element of the whole body, yet has not the power to do the ocean's work, except as part of and one with the whole ocean just so the soul of man is a drop or portion of this central light, containing every element of force you see projected in the various points of love, strength, understanding." (Edgar Cayce Reading 900-254)
This point was beautifully illustrated when I checked my email this morning. A friend sent a rescue story about a female humpback whale that had become entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines. She was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat. She also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped around her body, her tail, her torso, a line tugging in her mouth.
A fisherman spotted her just east of the Faralon Islands (outside the Golden Gate ) and radioed for help. Within a few hours, the rescue team arrived and determined that she was so bad off, the only way to save her was to dive in and untangle her -- a very dangerous proposition. One slap of the tail could kill a rescuer.
They worked for hours with curved knives and eventually freed her. W hen she was free, the divers say she swam in what seemed like joyous circles. She then came back to each and every diver, one at a time, nudged them, and pushed gently, thanking them. Some said it was the most incredibly beautiful experience of their lives.
The guy who cut the rope out of her mouth says her eye was following him the whole time, and he will never be the same.
Have a good day with your Angels.