I had the opportunity to visit Kilauea on the Big Island of Oahu while taking a healing course.We went in the evening as you can see the lava below better in the dark than during the day. The trail is marked daily to guide you out to where it is safe to look into the flowing lava. You follow the markers and can go out to the edges to look directly downward and see the lava flowing below your feet. You can also feel the heat below you. Visually you can follow it down to the ocean and see when it is opens in the different areas and then see the steam as it enters the ocean. Impressive to say the least. Our teacher and guide warned us not to step onto the lava if we were feeling any anger at all. When a volcano erupts you can be assured that somewhere on the ley line of the volcano a major issues of anger have just occurred.
As we made our way out to the flowing lava you could feel the heat building below your feet. My sneakers were very warm and you needed to keep moving. As we headed out some vistors were heading and and talking about a couple who had fallen into the volcano while they were out there.The expression was that they were swallowed up. They were going to report it. Rumour has it that it is a regular occurance and no one speaks about it or is it advertised. I wondered if they had anger issues.
It is quite a treck out to edge the folowing lava and you do have to be very careful as it is very sharpe and not easy to walk on. It is very irregular, rough and you are constantly looking to see where to step. Lava is where pumice stone comes from. On the way back a few of us were try to skirt around a small group who were heading back. They were very, very slow and oblivous to anyone but themselves. We spoke to them and they ignored us.I started to get annoyed at how they were inconsiderate they were. I started to trip and did a summersalt landing on my left knee and both hands. My knee was scraped and both hands stung from the sharp edges of the lava. I was being watched over during my skirt with anger. I did not even tear my slacks. Wow scary, learned that lesson fast and first hand. I slowed down and started to pray to remove any traces of anger. We made it safely back to the van. I can still close my eyes to see the flowing lava. Powerful, beautiful and scary. In love and light