I’m currently living in Titusville, right next to the Kennedy Space Center. With SpaceX (Elon Musk’s space company) ramping up numerous projects, there are launches in the vicinity a few times a month. I’ve written numerous blogs on running along the ocean at the PlayaLinda beach, and that beach is just North of the Kennedy Space Center. Many of the rocket launches are at night or early in the morning when the beach is closed, but they just had one that had a launch time of 6:51 pm.
Perfect I thought … go on out to the ocean, get a good spot right down where they block the beach off from continuing south onto the Space Center, and enjoy the rocket show. Get ready for a spectacular liftoff! These rockets really fill the sky and can be seen from all over Titusville and the surrounding communities.
Since the beach was open during the scheduled launch time, many other people decided to take in the show as well. The normally empty beach was humming with people, energy and excitement.
Get really close, right?!?!?!
I get to the beach, and there are 13 parking lots, with lot 1 the closest to the Kennedy Space Center, and lot 13 about 6 miles to the north. I find a spot in lot 3, which is about a 1/2 mile to the north, and decide to walk down as far as I could to the south. That way I would be closest to the launch, and we want to go toward the rocket launch, right?!?!
Hundreds of people flock to the beach and accumulate near the point where the park rangers would not let us go any further to the south. That line of people is the closest you can get to the rocket launch site.
Looking at the picture above, I circled where the rocket was going to be launched. I saw a guy with a 600mm lens on his camera (that is huge, by the way!) and he looked like a professional. He had stopped right about where I took the picture above, and set up his tripod. He said from the beach we can’t see the actual launch, but it would come up right over the sandy grassy beach dune.
Those dunes rise up about 20 feet or so, and it is the home of the giant sea turtles. The forest service does a lot of work protecting the sea turtles, as they are becoming an endangered species. The 25 miles along the Cape Canaveral seashore is protected and you are not allowed to go on those grassy dunes. Many turtles live, mate and return to these grassy dunes year after year. In that manner they have a natural habitat that protects these turtles.
Where I circled in blue in the picture above is an empty launch pad with a white electrical lightning rod attached to it. The actual rocket “launch” was to be somewhere behind that black tower with the white lightning rod above it. I decided that being as close as possible with the “crowd” wasn’t the best viewing. I’m moving to higher ground!
The grassy dunes actually blocked more and more of the view of the launch as I went down the beach. It was quickly apparent that moving further back but up would be a better all around experience, especially since I hadn’t ever done this before. As in life, sometimes its best to let go, move away or back from a situation, find that higher ground and enjoy life!
Move away but to Higher Ground!
Higher ground! That is the key! So I move back to the access bridge around parking lot 3, and find a spot on the bridge with the view below. Much better for liftoff!
The access bridge goes up and over the sandy, grassy, bushy dunes, and that spot seemed to have an excellent view. Others joined me up there, and it was fun talking with a family that had 2 college kids there. The son was in aeronautical engineering, while the daughter was in biomedical pre-med.
The excitement was thick, and after a brief delay, the launch is set for 5 minutes! I could feel the energy and excitement building within the crowd that had now gathered on the bridge. I’ve found that these community events are a joy to participate in, and all who do tend to have their spirits and energies lifted.
The countdown is close. People start talking louder and with more energy. I take a video, practicing moving the camera up and down so I can capture the liftoff. Enjoy!! The liftoff is about 34 seconds into the 2:30 minute video below.
As the rocket takes off, there is a tremendous roar and vibration that can be felt for miles around. Its as though a giant train engine just came down your street! The visual is spectacular, and then feeling the raw power, energy, vibrations and sound all add to the “wow” experience.
Fear keeps you bound; serenity uplifts – to your potential!
As usual, all my blogs get me thinking …. there is so much fear, anxiety and worry in this world. Us humans tend to worry about everything, and thereby keep ourselves tethered to the launch pad. Indeed, they tested the firing of those engines and had the rockets tethered down so that it would not blast off during engine testing the weeks prior to the actual launch. In order for our lives to truly take off, we must let go of the fear, worry, and resentments. They act as tethers to keep our souls from soaring into the heights of Spirit land. We must let go in order to soar. I know they kept me in my alcohol and other addictions, until I was able to break free of those fears and resentments.
Each of us has a mission in life. The best way to fulfill it is to live in a state of joy and happiness. Our energy and Light will uplift others around us. It is necessary to enter into a state of joyous being, and then our light within shines and lights up everyone we interact with. I’ve found my life is so much better, and everyone around me lights up when I live in that joyous, peaceful state within.
I attended a Gabrielle Bernstein webinar this weekend, and it has inspired me to blast out of my tethers and become my best self. I pre-ordered her latest book “Super Attractor“, which has the tag line “Methods for Manifesting a Life beyond my Wildest Dreams”. With any of the products I recommend or talk about, I get a small affiliate percentage, but I only will add things I know worked for me in any of my blogs.
The webinar went for 2 hours, but it felt like a few minutes. Already today, I started out with 2 different meditations. I’m finishing this blog that I started and stopped last week … I’m energized. How often do we get going on a project and then life throws things at us, we get distracted and then it takes so much more energy to get going again?!?!
Gabby has written many other books, and the Universe Has Your Back has been very effective for me too. I plan to use the 2 books together in my work and study in the coming months.
Commit … a powerful word that requires action! Just like once the launch has been committed, the countdown begins, and at zero, the rocket takes off. Ready or not! There may be small imperfections, or things not quite perfect, but the launch will only be scrapped or delayed for serious issues. Then its full speed ahead, rockets blasting, into the Higher plane.
I’ve scrapped my own personal “rocket launch” mission in the past, many times over silly, small things, but because I might make a mistake, or be labeled, or have fear, or ….. I’m learning to just “go for it”, commit, blast off, shine my light, and live in that powerful state of joy and peace within so that everyone around me gets uplifted in the process.
I’m committing to blasting into my higher plane …. how about you? Is fear holding you down? Let go and share some of your wisdom and thoughts below in the comments, as we get spiritually fit together.
3, 2, 1 …. blast off!
All the best, namaste,