Watching the video…how do they do this Sky Dive? This is my first time ever to “jump out of a plane” …attached to a complete stranger…. Yes, you go in tandem, with an instructor….you are harnessed together before the jump…..
“Josh and Kay”…that is us…now we get outfitted….. these harnesses look strong….Mark fits Josh and I and then gives instructions to us and the other two divers who are going up….to 13,000 feet….
The plane is back, and we are the next team to head up into the sky.
The plane is small and no seats, just benches to sit on in the gutted interior….there are two photographers jumping out with us…one for my dive and one for the other two who are diving. One lovely woman is solo….that means ALL ON HER OWN!!!!…she works here.
Good thing we are not flying for long….this is close quarters. I am sitting right In front of my tandem partner; we are right beside the plexiglass door so we can easily watch our ascent.
The cameraman begins to shoot our take off and the country side as it appears from the air….and now, here we are over the ocean….gorgeous day….blue skies, green hills…this is in California, just north of Santa Barbara near Lompac.
The plane goes along the coast, out over the ocean, circles to face East and the door is opened – so much noise has just increased in the cabin…. we are over land now….having reached our altitude of 13,000 feet….
The woman jumping solo goes out first…her “uniform” is muliti-colored and looks so beautiful as she free floats in the air.
Now the first photographer places himself outside the plane on a small ledge so he can get the “jump of his diver”…and then he drops off as well.
The young Chinese woman is next…..she makes a small scream as she and her partner head to the open door….
Josh, the photographer for my dive, heads out on the ledge…
Goggles on, harnessed attached to Tom, we head to the open door….down on the right knee, arched back head on his left shoulder….lean OUT/IN/OUT….and falling in the air…..HUGE amount of wind/noise as we free fall to get away from the plane…Josh is in front of us with the camera…Tom is so excited we do high five in the free fall…..
…..and then….the parachute is pulled…..SILENCE….are we just hanging in the air…no noise, no sense of movement just incredible beauty all around us……SILENCE…stillness, inside and out…what a GIFT!!!!
Then the movement begins to be felt…..we have no reference point for wind currents…we are the reference point….
Slowly and gently we move with the currents….
Tom says, ”Want to do some spins”?
“No Tom, I just want to see the Earth”…..
Now he can loosen my harness so I am less bound and constricted since the chute is open.
Floating, floating, floating…..hardly an sensation of movement, and yet the Earth is getting closer to us….. still such wonderful silence.
Now we can see where we are landing….a small piece of Earth ….closer, closer….here we come in…..
Feet together, knees up……together we do a butt landing in the small gravel….we have landed…we are sitting on the Earth….what an incredible journey.
Since I have had these days to feel into my experience and register the analogy of how much life on this precious planet right now seems to be like a Sky Dive, i want to share my thoughts with you.
HUGE unknown, feeling like we are leaping into these unfamiliar experiences, so much going on – inside and outside of everyone, feeling alone and yet NEVER alone…..our guides and angelic guardians always “have our back” while we are moving in the deep inner Silence of our Being, with no conscious reference points to tell us “how we are moving”, and may times, where that movement is taking us….we are getting closer and closer to dramatic life changes on this Earth….we must stay focused, relaxed and keep moving until it is time to “land”….
Faith in our Divine Connection and movement….Soul Purpose and BEING must be our partners in the Sky Dive of LIFE, otherwise, FEAR is our partner and then the changes become immense challenges, that have no solution……and we feel so alone and hopeless.
TRUST you and your Divine Guides and Angelic Guardians to love you and move you – through Faith and action – in creating a sustainable quality life for your self and our global family. The Earth awaits our arrival as Conscious Visitors on this planet. Enjoy your Jump!!!