Cabo Epiphany


In October of 1995, I was on a trip to Cabo San Lucas with Karina, a fellow surfer/skater and new bohemian of the highest order. At 10:30 one evening, we hiked a half-mile down a desolate beach to reach “Lands End”, the actual geographic tip of the Californias. A unique spot where sixty- to eighty-foot granite spires, fins and elementally carved monoliths of bedrock shoot straight up from the coarse sand a few yards from the sea, looking like great dinosaurs frozen in time, yet intimidating at night via their abrupt prominence, shape and the eerie shadows that they cast in the full moonlight.
We climbed to the top of one that provided a decent ledge upon which we perched. From this vantage, the glistening Pacific sparkled iridescently directly in front of us, while the Sea of Cortez was a stones throw over our shoulder. The surf was huge that night; fifteen-foot breakers thundered on the beach directly in front of our site. These waves erupted with such unimaginable force that they actually shook these great million ton slabs of granite as though they were made of balsa. With every wave that exploded like a muffled cannon blast near the base of our seat, a 3- to 4.0 mini-tremor was felt.
As the full moon rose to its apex, the celestial firmament of stars was as spectacular and breathtaking as any Hollywood special effects wizard could envision…and better still because it was real and not some computer illusion. Millions of crystal clear laser beams cut through the night sky with clarity and precision.
As we huddled, completely awestruck by this inconceivably gorgeous and breathtaking display of Mother Nature in full force — full moon shining brightly, stars radiating, waves exploding, land shaking — without warning we were struck by something not of a physical nature. I surmise few have been fortunate enough to imagine in this life a nirvanic moment wherein a profound sensation came over both Karina and I as though we could truly feel in our hearts, minds and spirits the Earth, Sea and Cosmos. It ran through us with an electric energy lighting us up as this unknown ethereal force took hold and catapulted us into another dimension. It felt as though we had been linked directly with…God Love Creation The Universe Unfreaking believable!!!
The most exquisite sensation coursed through my being. I have never felt anything like it since, and neither has Karina, who harkens back to that magical event. I am compelled to wax poetically about this even though words can do it no justice. It was an experience beyond human ability to articulate. This was more real than most other daily events in my life, and completely natural. It seemed as though this experience was our inevitable destiny…to sit atop these incredible rocks jutting up from Lands End, a place many consider a power spot of intersecting key lines and electromagnetic/geographic uniqueness, and have our consciousness transported to a divine place of mindboggling beauty and unconditional love; total ascension beyond this mortal plane. To say that it was a life-altering experience would be selling it short. We walked there as the people we had always been and walked back changed forever!
I believe that if a majority of others alive today were blessed with similar experiences, the world would be a vastly different place, changed for the better by this type of revelation that was beyond conventional comprehension. I think they would seek to take action to alleviate suffering, injustice, greed and degradation of the earth after realizing life is so much more sacred than pop culture and the conventional conservative mindset would have us believe. Im eternally grateful to have been fortunate enuf to be part of something so sublime, yet ethereal, at a place most see as little more than a dot on the map.

April 2012