Once upon a time on a beach far, far away, a group of dreamers gathered under the full moon to create sacred space and share rhythms from our ancestors and our ancestors’ ancestors. At the center of our circle a fire lit up in the night. Surrounding the fire, dancers turned rhythms into body movements. Surrounding the dancers, drummers played Djembes, Doumbeks, Congas and other traditional and home-made drums – the sound of the beats echoing off the cliffs, our hearts, the night sky above.
We gathered together to participate in the celebration of the full moon – an event that occurs at a specific moment in time and on the clock and for which we arrange our celebration. Our actions tie us to the people who came before when the full moon was the only time that bright light fell upon our heads after sunset. The moon, reflecting her wisdom down on us instead of out towards the sky shared with us for one brief moment the wisdom that we all have in our brains but which gets hidden by electronic chatter and intellectual discourses the separate us from the cosmos. This wisdom is ours when we connect the movements of our body to the rhythm of the drums and the eternal songs of the ocean. This wisdom is ours when we let our hearts guide our actions and our love serve the greater good.
In those days, we would take a break from drumming and dancing to hold hands with each other, form a circle and share knowledge on how to gather safely under the luminous full moon on a wild beach with dolphins watching our every movement. In those days, we would Om together, share songs, stories, and our hearts. In those days we changed the course ofeach other's lives in a positive manner.
According to the Mandukya Upanishad , "Om is the one eternal syllable of which all that exists is but the development. The past, the present, and the future are all included in this one sound, and all that exists beyond the three forms of time is also implied in it". When we Om together, we change the energy of our circles, our selves, and the world around us. Om reminds us that we are all one and we come together to celebration our oneness are our weaility.
The sacred celebration that once existed at Black’s Beach is no more. However, we can find our way back to this space again if you are willing to help.
The most important thing you can do to help us make it back to the time before time is to STOP going to Black’s Beach after dark on the full moon. However, we would like to invite you to come to Black’s Beach the morning after the full moon with trash bags and clean up after those who are still learning to be the change they wish to see in this world. Bring grabbers and rakes. Bring coffee, water, and snacks to share with those who may be hungry or thirsty so that we can bag up all the trash, pick up all the cigarette butts, and hike everything up to the parking lot together.
You are the future of this planet. Do you want love, respect and community be to the future? Or something else?
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For more information, come to Balboa Park on Sunday afternoons and become part of the community. Bring musical instruments and your smiles. Please support our circles when they are called. The circle is what makes the Rainbow. Just a reminder, no smoking is allowed in San Diego Parks or on San Diego Beaches.
Balboa Park adjacent to Marston Point in the Pine Grove Picnic Area. From the intersection of Sixth Avenue and Laurel Streets in Hillcrest, enter the park going east on Laurel (which becomes El Prado). Turn right on Balboa Drive which is the last right before the Cabrillo Bridge. Follow Balboa Drive as it loops around and look for family near the Pine Grove Picnic Area and the restrooms. (We are due east of the San Diego Chess Club 2225 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101)