After I stared at the water and sand sculpted divinity from the sea for a few more moments, I started noticing a few sacred symbols around her; like the two sticks making the image of a cross close by, then the coconut that sat reverently in front of her, her ample breast, her slender waistline, her wide hips and her opened womb. I also noticed that she sat in lotus position. I knew that these symbols were like gateways into a deeper reality about this coral reef goddess figure. Tuning into the symbols helped me begin to see beyond just the thing that I saw before me.
I was able to see the image of Divine Herself. She rose up out of the waters of the ocean. The sea is the Womb of the Earth Mother. The sea is the symbol of the Mother's sacred and magical blood. It is the primordial womb that gave birth to the universe when there was only the darkness of Chaos. From Her womb, was born night, and water, and eternity. From these were born light, and earth, and time. All life comes from the sea. Life on Earth began in the sea.
When we moved onto land, the sea came with us. It travels in our cells. The sea is the fluid which runs in our veins. The saltwater of the sea lives in our sweat, flows in our tears and bathes our sexuality. Mother sea purifies and rebirths everything that enters her. I felt so blessed to have found this sacredness on the beach that morning. It put a forever smile in my heart and in my womb.
When I was finally able to pull myself physically away from this auspicious find, we continue looking for food. That turned out to be fruitless as the market seemed like it was real far in the distance. The noon sun was starting to really beam down and kiss the island and we were much too hungry to walk any further...lol. So, we decided to head back to the villa to seek nourishment there. Throughout the rest of our few days on the island, I never really stopped thinking about the the coral reef goddess. I think about the statue often and yes, I still wished that I was able to bring her home with me. Hmmm...I did bring her home with me! I'm very happy that I took these photos. The memory of her divinity rests in the depths of my soul. I can always visit her there whenever I feel the need to reconnect.