“While the earth quickly heals, she’s finally getting a breather, while we humans are being forced to recalculate, redesign, transform, learn, grow.”
Leah Dawson is known for her unique approach to surfing.
Her stylistic flow is equivalent to her spirituality. Connected to the ocean and the vast nature, Leah is committed to the mission of spreading positive vibes.
“My dad and I spoke this morning and agreed to start writing daily as a form of release, inspiration, reflection,” she says. “While the unknown can be scary, especially in the days we are living in, it’s our love for each other that carries us through. Being apart from our loved ones is tough, especially right now. While darkness is at times challenging, we move and flow with it, gracefully as our shadow dances alongside us.”
Read Leah’s first written letter sent to her father and find grace through chaos.
Words: Leah Dawson
I remember one of my first days working on your movie set for “letters to god”. Our late friend Bobbie said the group prayer to start the morning before production began. “Grace through chaos”,
I remember learning that morning. While easier said than done,
both of my parents have this quality pulsing through them.
I’m still learning, yet the goal resonates.
At that point, I was in my early 20’s and just beginning my spiritual journey. I was still learning and deciding “what I believed in”. I’ve pondered the meaning of life since a young kid.
After my middle school years at the baptist school, I learned I wanted strive for good morale, the noble path desired as a way of life. I learned about other religions, and how to minister to them, that their way wasn’t the way to heaven. That never ‘made sense’ to me as an early teen.
When I went to college and became friends with Parker and Kumari, a Buddhist and a Hindu, two of the kindest, most Christlike humans I’d ever met, believing they could go to hell for what they believed didn’t resonate with me, so I no longer felt connected to Christianity.
As a woman, I grew a little disheartened that God is mostly referred to and revered as a man. This separation of man over woman reigns around our world.
Then you gave me a book, “Many lives, Many masters” and suddenly my perspective of spirituality was born, because these very deep ‘I’ve been here before’ feelings finally had some explanation. And that made me feel God, whatever god was. But as a woman, I grew a little disheartened that God is mostly referred to and revered as a man. This separation of man over woman reigns around our world.
Today, I still pray, and feel very connected to God or Goddess, which for me becomes Mother Earth, having that spiritual connected to the planet, our life-giving home.
While the earth quickly heals, she’s finally getting a breather, while we humans are being forced to recalculate, redesign, transform, learn, grow.
Our world today is separated by perspectives of belief over the same pondering of meaning and purpose in life, feeling something bigger than ourselves and an akin to be a part of it. So while religions separate us, they can also bring together if we truly live out the moral.
More respect for life itself, more respect for the power and grace of social interaction. While the earth quickly heals, she’s finally getting a breather, while we humans are being forced to recalculate, redesign, transform, learn, grow. Grace through chaos.