10. Dezember 2022 - Keine Kommentare!

He Mauna Loa au

He Mauna Loa au (I am Mauna Loa)

By Jeffory

Lava Hawai

I have chosen to flow after 38 years of silence
Now it’s finally the moment to offer Devine guidance.
To create, display soul and express the magnificence
Gives the world another chance to see global ambivalence.

Often times there’s tremors, the inner ringing won’t stop
Only preparing for an eruption and the awesome fiery pop.
Years of quiet and patience, nearly impossible to move
It’s time to breakout and surface, the earth needs to improve.

It takes so much tolerance, keeping everything inside
While finding peace without fear and the grace not to hide.
Then it’s times like this that I really want to flow
Is it too much to ask just to be what I know.

A huge mountain so majestic, yet mostly stays a-sleeping
And then all at once it begins and starts unleashing.
The potential to glow and run a sacred course
Awakens the potential to release earth’s remorse.

Yes, part of the process when the vog hides the moon
Another form of self expression that always passes soon.
Inside there’s longing, more than ready to give a shout
It’s time to shake and quake, and let it all come out.

A long time coming when looking from the outside
The great release and out pour, what a magnificent ride.
From the inside, perhaps a moment in geologic time
The flow is always love for Hawaii’s matriarchal line.

Please come see me reshape and witness rebirth
It’s what I love to do, my contribution to earth.
So how does it feel, doing exactly what you love
For me it’s the flowing lava, and inspiration from above.

What a glorious journey, the bursting of flames and fire
A mountains’ ever changing beauty, something to admire.
Some have called me Pele, but any old name will do
Just follow your sacred heart and whatever inspires you.

From dormant to active, can at first seem strange
An example too earthlings, that it’s also time to change.
Pele has a message and if you want to be like her
Expanding and changing can be earth’s greatest cure.

Such a struggle to be seen, full of rumblings and more
No longer just a mountain but something of earths’ core.
From so deeply within, have reached my internal quota
Again it’s time to remind the world that I am Mauna Loa. 

The eruption began in Mokuʻāweoweo, the summit caldera of Mauna Loa, around 11:30 p.m. on November 27, 2022. I went  to view the Mauna Loa lava flow on Dec 4, 2022 around 4:30 am. Several days later on Dec 8, 2022 around 12:30 am, shortly after the full moon, I awoke suddenly and started writing. The grid power was out so I began to write in the dark. It was an auspiciousness, quiet, tranquil and very peaceful night on the Big Island.

Lava Hawai

21. Oktober 2022 - Keine Kommentare!

Timid Shadow


Sometimes my shadow is timid, shy, confused and unsure. He feels insecure and often times full of self doubt. He even questions why he shows up at Kiholo Beach before sunrise and before all the other shadows wake up and present themselves.

And when, my shadow in all his beauty, is afraid to talk or take action… these feelings are intensified and especially hard to face. At times it can be nearly impossible to mustard up the courage to face, understand and shoulder these feelings as it relates to the trials and tribulations of current life circumstances here on earth.

But even at times like this, in the dark before the sun rises, amidst the sounds of the waves rolling the smooth rocks over and over again… my shadow can say to himself “Oh well, there is always the next life time to look forward to.”

And at the same time, he can say, to himself… “Shadow, please just please remember your deep inner truth, love and tenderness for your many selves this lifetime.”

I pray for both to happen…
Mahalo Sunrise and Mahalo my dear shadow for hanging in there with me!

18. Mai 2021 - Keine Kommentare!

Whales “in the family of things”

On one particularly warm morning early this year, I drove north along Queen Ka'ahumanu highway towards Kiholo Bay, a seasonal Hawaiian home for humpback whales. I arrived at Kiholo before the sun rose over Mauna Kea, but signs of the world waking were already multiplying by the minute: birds squawking in the trees; mongooses anxiously darting in and out of the brush; sleepy, tanned people emerging from tents at the beachside campground; and whales surfacing at the edge of the bay.

Whales! Whales were the reason I was there, and three of them seemed to greet me from a distance — perhaps a mile offshore — with tiny pinpricks of breath and spray popping above the gentle line where sea met sky. I smiled, excited that I spotted the whales so quickly, and turned my attention to finding Jeffory (who would be my whale guide for the morning) in the campground.

I found Jeffory at a picnic table along the bay. He and I spent a few minutes organizing gear — snorkels, fins, kayak pedal drives, water, snacks, hats, GoPro, etc, before walking down to the water to load the double-kayak in the water.

Once in the kayak and past the shore break, we paused for a moment. Jeffory said a short blessing: for our safety on the water, for the openness of whales to come towards us, and for the gift of the ocean and Earth (it was beautiful and really just amazing). Then we were off, paddling away, away, away from shore and towards the whales lingering outside the wide mouth of the bay (~2 miles wide, Kiholo is the second largest bay on the Big Island).

My sense of time was entirely distorted on the water, but it must have taken 45 minutes to reach near where we had seen the whales from shore. Once outside the bay, I felt especially small compared to the ocean swells — calm but substantial — that raised the kayak up and down. We paddled quietly, beholden to the rhythm of the swells, waiting for a glimpse of the whales surfacing.

One of the strangest aspects of the experience — which I noticed immediately — was that from above the ocean surface, it’s nearly impossible to tell if a whale is twenty feet or two hundred meters away from you. Their only giveaway is breaking the surface (the whoosh of a breath or the splash of a breech or the eerie calm, stagnant top layer of water left after they dive somewhat of a vacuum effect). They are silent, elegant, and simply surprising.

We paused paddling to sit and wait to relocate them. I searched the water at incremental distances, radiating outward from the kayak: 20 meters, 50 meters, 100 meters. The minutes ticked by. But no sooner had I given up, and anxiously decided that the whales must be right below us, did I hear a faint whoosh in the distance. About 100 meters south one, two, three whales surfaced, headed back towards the mouth of the bay.

My initial instinct was to pedal toward them, but Jeffory quickly explained why that was a lost cause: 1) the whales are far faster than the kayak, and they would go and do as they please — in effect, they had to want to come near the humans for them to be near the humans; 2) if we aimed for where the whales “were” we wouldn’t be able to meet them where they were “going to be” (duh, I realized later: physics, interception points, and such). So what did we do? We paddled slightly southwest in the direction they were headed (towards the mouth of the bay) and then waited again, patiently, as the sun rose over Mauna Kea.

Only a few minutes later the whales reappeared, much closer this time: a momma, a few-day-old baby, and an “escort” (sort of a protector whale that keeps an eye on the pair). Their smooth backs glided along the surface, the heave of their breath cracking the still air, tiny barnacles scattered like stars along their school-bus-sized bodies. I sat in awe. Jeffory queued me to put on my snorkel, mask, and fins. If the whales decided to come closer, we’d be able to slip into the water and swim with them from a safe (but remarkably intimate) distance.

We kept moving, and settled into a rhythm in the kayak: paddle, wait, observe, paddle, wait, observe. Intermittently, Jeffory would gently slip off the kayak, under the water, to hear if the whales were singing. The whales continued to come closer and closer to us. I wondered: were they curious and trusting or simply oblivious? (I highly doubted the latter, but it did cross my mind.) Soon they were among us. Or, more accurately: we were among them.

From the water, Jeffory signaled me to quietly slide off the kayak. The water was deep and impeccably clear— we were far off the edge of the reef. I adjusted my mask and looked straight ahead. In front of me, headed directly towards me… the whales: the momma positioned with the baby above her back, closer to the surface; the escort far below the momma, just a shadow in the depths. They moved towards us, dead on, so close I could have reached them in a few strokes, then cut a turn alongside us as if to nod us hello.

It’s taken me months to process that first moment in the water with them — their power, their wonder, their sacredness. Mostly I remember how time froze, how in awe I was, and how deeply humbled I was by their scale and movement. I have always loved Mary Oliver’s poem “Wild Geese,” which closes with the lines “the world offers itself to your imagination / calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting / over and over announcing your place / in the family of things.” But it wasn’t until meeting the eye gaze of the momma whale — for real — that I understood in my body what being part of the family of things meant.

No sooner did the moment come than did it pass. Within a few minutes we could no longer see the whales below the surface. We pulled ourselves back into the kayak and returned to our rhythm: paddle, wait, observe. We did slip in the water a few more times with them, each different experiences at different distances, but nothing compared to that initial encounter.

Once the water got siltier and visibility dropped, we stuck to our vantage point in the kayak, and followed them (or they followed us) across the length of the bay’s opening. We tag teamed with them for hours as they cruised past us, dove under us, and doubled back on us. For Jeffory, who would spend the rest of the winter season visiting this group of whales; these hours were (quite literally) a foundational relationship bonding exercise with these highly intelligent mammals.

Late in the morning, we neared the North end of the bay’s opening. The whales surfaced a few times more and then, as if as content with the extent of the experience as we were, deliberately turned due west and charted out to sea.

In the moment, I was left with the raw emotion of the experience and a calm paddle back to shore, the whales' spouts growing ever more distant behind us. In the weeks and months to come, though, I found myself left with so much more: an experience with nature that was so serene and powerful it had imprinted on my consciousness… a memory that I return to frequently in the hustle and bustle of everyday life… and a reminder that as much as we humans have pulled away from the animal kingdom, there are moments we can still find ourselves fully enveloped in the family of things.

Cassidy, California
January 2021

11. Oktober 2020 - Keine Kommentare!

I Promise

I promise to remember my commitment to really care for nature. We (humanity) must also remember this promise as it is our birthright, our responsibility and our ethical obligation to proactively take care of nature with comprehensive and thoughtful conservancy.

I promise to show by example that I can interact with nature in an appreciative way. We (humanity) ought to collectively show that we are capable and willing in a civil, gracious and humble way to interact and more importantly have the mindset of being in a collaboration with nature.








I promise to remember that it is a privilege to be in contact and feel the omnipresence of nature. We (humanity) also must remember this privilege. And remind ourselves daily to make an effort to experience the connective-ness and actualize our contact in an auspicious way to this omniscient presence of nature.

I promise that I will prioritize and make every attempt to honor my nature connection and the soulful wisdom that it freely gives me. We (humanity) need to make it our highest priority to honor and cherish these infinite givens from nature. These are deeply profound natural offerings that are not duplicatable by any man or woman, country or government and business or corporation.








I promise to respect the purity of nature and its’ exquisite gifts… like whispering to a whale, swimming with a dolphin, listening to an owl, playing in the snow, smelling a flower, reaching into the earth and feeling the infinite sensations that nature offers. We (humanity) can then recognize the purity of these many gifts that nature has given us and collectively respect, honor and revere the beauty and biodiversity of nature at all times.

I promise to always make the love of nature my most important personal contribution to the mother of earth and remember that this is the only relevant offering that nature has been patiently waiting for. And we (humanity) can indeed demonstrate our love, devotion and allegiance to nature without reservations or conditions.








I promise to silently remind myself that the devoutness to nature is also a devotion to my own natural state of well being-ness. We (humanity) must willfully see the buddha nature in each other, the good and the divine, especially when it comes to the disenfranchised… the poor, the homeless, the elderly, the sick, the helpless, the weak, and the hopeless. Only then can we together with nature put an end to the chaotic suffering, maddening and disheartening here on earth. And into the foreseeable future… I believe we all can ultimately be one with nature.

I promise. We (humanity) also promises!

Photos Compliments of Yvonne Menghin

15. Oktober 2019 - Keine Kommentare!

the Whale & the Raven

whale_ravenSind Wale Individuen mit der Fähigkeit zur Selbstwahrnehmung und Intelligenz? Janie Wray und Hermann Meuter sind fest davon überzeugt. Seit 15 Jahren dokumentieren die beiden Wal-Forscher das Verhalten von Orcas, Buckel- und Finnwalen an der Westküste Kanadas.

70 Meilen von ihren Forschungsstationen entfernt liegt die kleine Küstenstadt Kitimat. Hier wird eine gigantische Exportanlage für Flüssiggas(LNG) geplant. Auf Supertankern soll das Gas nach Asien exportiert werden. Was die Tankerroute für die Wale bedeuten wird, ist nicht absehbar.

Auch die Gitga’at First Nation, die in dem kleinen Ort Hartley Bay leben, haben sich nach einem zehnjährigen Kampf dem Druck von Industrie und Regierung gebeugt und zugestimmt, dass zukünftig Hunderte von Supertankern durch die Fjorde ihres Territoriums fahren werden.

Orca Chief

In den Geschichten der First Nations, den ersten Bewohnern dieser Küste, wird das Meer als „Unterwasserkönigreich“ beschrieben. “Orca Chiefwacht über die Bewohner des Meeres und weist respektlose Menschen in ihre Schranken. In einer animierten Sequenz, erzählt mit Bildern des Künstlers Roy Henry Vickers, macht die Geschichte von Orca-Chief klar, dass es in dieser Region auch um verschiedene Konzepte unserer Welt geht. Die industrielle Nutzbarmachung des Meeres versus dem Meer als Nahrungsquelle, das es langfristig zu erhalten gilt.

In ihrem Film wirft Regisseurin Mirjam Leuze die Frage auf, ob wir Menschen das Recht haben, die Welt ausschließlich nach unseren Bedürfnissen zu formen. Was wäre, wenn Selbstwahrnehmung, Mitgefühl und Denken nicht ausschließlich menschliche Fähigkeiten wären?

Nah dran an den beiden Walforschern Hermann Meuter und Janie Wray gibt der Film einen tiefen Einblick in ein einzigartiges Biotop.

Der Film

Der Film spielt ab Freitag 18.10. bis 31.10.2019 im KIZRoyalKino (https://filme.kinofreund.com/f/the-whale-and-the-raven) in Graz. Jeffory und Elisabeth sind eingeladen, vor Beginn des Film, ein paar Worte über ihre persönlichen Erfahrungen mit Buckelwalen zu berichten und einen Film von ihnen über die Beziehung Mensch und Buckelwal zu zeigen! Beginn jeweils 18:00

23. August 2019 - 1 Kommentar.

Schwimmen mit Walen

Was wir von den WALEN auf BIG ISLAND (HAWAII) lernen können!

Wie die Wale kommen auch wir auf diese Welt und sind in unserem Tun sichtbar. Jeder kann sehen wie wir sind und was wir sagen. Wie wir unserer Arbeit nachgehen und unsere Kinder aufziehen und unser Leben mit all seinen Herausforderungen meistern. Aber wie auch die Wale beim Abtauchen in die Tiefe eine Spur an der Meeresoberfläche hinterlassen, ist wohl die wichtigste Lebensausrichtung für uns Menschen, welchen Abdruck, welche Spur wir im Leben als Beitrag für die Gemeinschaft „Mensch und Natur“ hinterlassen.

Schwimmen mit Walen in Hawaii

Die Reise der Buckelwale

Die Buckelwale schwimmen jährlich 6000 Miles von Alaska nach Hawaii! Die Reise dauert 8 Wochen. Sie sind von Dezember bis Mai auf Besuch auf Hawaii und schwimmen vor der Küste umher.

Der Unterschied zwischen weiblichen und männlichen Buckelwalen

Die weiblichen Buckelwale kommen nach Hawaii, um zu gebären und ihre Kälber großzuziehen und die männlichen Buckelwale kommen nach Hawaii um zu singen!

Warum singen männliche Buckelwale?

Warum sie singen und was der Zweck dahinter ist eines der größten Rätsel in der großen, weiten Natur. Wir wissen nur, dass die Buckelwale dies über tausenden von Jahren machen. Alle Jahre das gleiche Lied, wie ein Jahr davor, nur mit kleinen Veränderungen. Neue Kompositionen, Frequenzen und Klänge kommen dazu oder werden weggelassen und machen alle Jahre einzigartiger als im vergangenen Jahr. Was erstaunend ist, dass der männliche Buckelwal jedes Jahr das gleiche Lied singt in der Kombination mit den neuen Mustern, die jedes Jahr neu dazukommen.

Warum singen die Buckelwale diese großartigen & komplexen Lieder?

Was ist die Bedeutung und was ist die Nachricht? Sind es die Tagesnachrichten oder die komplette Geschichte der Welt? Ist es eine Kommunikation oder eine tiefgründige Nachricht an die Menschheit? Heilen diese Lieder Mutter Erde oder verändern diese Lieder die Frequenz unseres Planeten? Vielleicht handeln die Lieder von Buckelwalen von Vergebung, Vergebung von dem Tierreich an die Menschheit. Der Menschheit , der es Gott sei Das nicht gelungen ist die Buckelwale auszurotten.

Die Wale wurden weltweit zur Gewinnung von Tran getötet, wodurch die Bestände der Wale dramatisch schrumpfte und viele Arten vom Aussterben noch immer bedroht sind. Und wir wissen, dass Wale wegen ihrer großen Gehirne und ihres komplexen Sozialverhaltens als besonders intelligente Tiere gelten. Vielleicht erinnern uns die Lieder der Buckelwale, dass es die Verantwortung der Menschen ist, achtsam zu sein, für uns und unseren Planeten zu sorgen. Achtsam auf das zu schauen, was unser Zuhause ist und achtsam respektieren, dass es Intelligenz auch in den Meeren gibt, im Tierreich gibt.

Hatte jemand das Glück den Gesang der Buckelwale im Meer zu hören - ihre Klänge, die sich im Chor zusammen fügen und zu einem wahrhaftigen Konzert im Blau des Meeres werden - wird tief im eigenen Herzraum berührt. Momente, die du nie vergisst und du verlässt den Meeresraum mit einer tiefen Verneigung vor den Wundern dieser Welt. Die singenden Buckelwale erinnern uns mit ihren Liedern, dass wir unser Herz öffnen sollen, uns mehr mit uns und mit unserem göttlichen Sein verbinden sollen. Vielleicht erzählen also die Buckelwale von der Liebe, die uns Menschen manchmal in einer zu beschäftigten Welt abhanden kommt! Lass dich von ihrem Gesang verzaubern:

 Video Meditation Singing Whales

Kulturelle Bedeutung der Wale auf Hawaii

Kohola heißt auf Hawaiianisch Buckelwal. Wale spielen für die Einheimischen auf Hawaii eine große Rolle, einige davon glauben, dass die Wale Beschützer der Familien sind, deswegen werden die Buckelwale mit viel Respekt behandelt. Wenn die Wale von Alaska nach Hawaii reisen, ist es wie eine Heimreise, denn die weiblichen Buckelwale gebären ihre Buckelwalkälber in den hawaiianischen Gewässern, deswegen zählen die Buckelwalkälber als Einheimische.

Schwimmen mit Walen in Hawaii

Die Wal Energie – Ein Testimonial erzählt ihre Geschichte

Voll erfüllt mit Wal Energie und tief berührt von seinem Gesang, seinem Sich-Zeigen paddeln wir mit den Kajaks im tiefen Blau des Pazifiks. Die Wellen und der Wind werden stärker, das Meer fordert meine Kräfte heraus. Mit Blick auf den Mauna Kea in seiner ganzen Schönheit und Anmut, im Herzen die Wale, die sich uns heute zeigten, paddle ich mit starkem Fokus in Richtung Strand. Die Wellen erinnern mich plötzlich an eine Geschichte, in welcher eine Schildkröte nur dann paddelt, wenn die Wellen sie mittragen - beim Sog zurück legt sie eine Pause ein, da sie so ihre Kräfte spart und weit und stetig vorankommt. Und ja, es funktioniert auch für mich im Kajak!

Wie berauscht komme ich am Strand an, der Blick auf die Zelte, unsere Kochstelle, die Hängematten und die wunderschönen Bäume erfüllt mich mit tiefem Glück. Was gibt es Schöneres als Tag und Nacht auf Big Island draußen zu verbringen?! In tiefem Kontakt mit den Kräften der Natur, all den Tieren, Pflanzen, Gerüchen, …und mir selbst!

Schwimmen mit Walen in Hawaii

Whale Watching mit Boot und Kajak

Als erweiterte Familie oder Gruppe (Ohana) kommen wir in Hawaii zusammen, um unterstützt und behütet die inspirierende Kraft der Natur (Mana) zu entdecken. Zum Beispiel paddeln wir mit dem Kajak oder fahren mit dem Boot in die tieferen Gewässer und bestaunen die Wale, die aus dem Wasser springen. Sie zeigen ihren weissen Walbauch, sie klatschen mit ihren Walflossen an die Wasseroberfläche, so als sie uns begrüßen würden. Wir können ihren Atem und mit viel Glück den Gesängen lauschen. Wir bieten Kajak Touren entlang der nordwestlichen Küste von Big Island im Schutzgebiet der Buckelwale und private Bootsfahrten an.

Whale Watching mit Boot und Kajak

the spirit of nature - die Gesänge der Wale

In der Tiefe des unendlichen Pazifiks den Gesängen der Wale lauschen… in der heiligen Kraft des höchsten Berges dieser Erde, dem Mauna Kea, sich vor dem nie Begreifbaren verneigen… Mit den Feuern von Pele, Göttin des Vulkans Kilauea, die kompromisslose Natur in uns beleben… Jenseits vom bestimmenden Alltag und von gewohnten Routinen sich dem Bann der wilden, sinnlichen, heilsamen und inspirierenden Natur hingeben.

In the spirit of nature - Hawaii


13. August 2019 - Keine Kommentare!

Mauna Kea Testimonial

Mauna Kea

Mauna Kea… we love you!

The team at Ohanamana is deeply touched by the efforts of the indigenous people of Hawaii. And the many other supporters who have clearly shown their devotion and commitment to protect, honor and preserve the Mauna Kea. This expression of love for their sacred land is shared by us as we have enjoyed and been blessed so many times. When visiting this holy mountain and connecting to the Devine presence found there.

We at Ohanamana whole heartedly support this grass roots movement both spiritually and energetically and are impressed by the grace and dignity conveyed by the Hawaiian people. We see the stand for the Mauna Kea as a profound example of how human beings can steward our planet. And set a clear standard of living in integrity while being in reverence with nature. 

Mauna Kea

Ohanamana’s hope is that together we can create a better future. For earth when humans are able to consciously integrate the benefits of the euro science projects while at the same time honoring nature and its gifts. Acknowledging the wisdom, compassion and intelligence demonstrated by Hawaiians and supporting all indigenous cultures around the world in their quest to protect their sacred land is eminently important and the responsibility of all of us.

Thank you for listening!
Elisabeth and Jeffory


9. April 2019 - Keine Kommentare!

Jeffory and the humpbacks

I had a feeling it might be a special day when I launched my Hobie kayak near a rare Hawaii Monk Seal that was basking in the sun on Kiholo beach. There seemed to be a magical stillness about the ocean this morning so after only a few minutes of paddling, I slipped into the water. While floating next to the kayak, as I was listening to an underwater chorus of singing Humpback whales, I suddenly realized that a beautiful mother Humpback and her magnificent baby were swimming by. Their presence in the water gave me both a great sense of peacefulness and purpose. And somehow this extraordinary and deeply precious moment was a powerful reminder of the many gifts that nature has to offer humanity here in Hawaii. 

Magic moment

Wow… so the magic of this day wasn’t over yet. Soon thereafter Elisabeth, who was in Graz Austria received an email from our friend Andrea Rybar also in Graz. She had found an awesome photo on a Facebook page which she forwarded to her with the comment… Jeffory? Yes, she replied it’s him as she could tell by my different colored fins. Elisabeth then called me very excitedly with this incredible news and promptly sent me the photograph. Honestly, to be able to look at this photo that was taken from above by Ethan Tweedie only 5 hours after this amazing experience with the mother and baby Humpbacks… made this a totally magical, somewhat mind-blowing and truly delightful day. 

So, a few hours later after I had time to gather myself, enjoy the photo, integrate this wonderful contact with the whales and reflect on the happenings of day I called Ethan. He was quite surprised that I found him so quickly and we had a fun conversation about the events of the day.

Later Ethan wrote:

“I had a job at a resort the morning I took this shot, I canceled the shoot because it was raining offshore and needed a shot of the view etc so instead of shooting I headed home to Waimea and saw that Kiholo Bay was pretty so I went down there and decided to fly my drone to get some shots.  As I was flying to the South I heard 2 whales breach almost simultaneously with a huge bang as they hit the water so I turned my drone towards their location hoping to catch some images of them. 

By the time I got over to where they were, they had gone down below the surface.  So I went back towards the South side of the Bay as there was a kayaker and thought it would be neat to have a shot of him in the beautiful water.  As I approached the kayaker I then realized that a whale was swimming toward the kayaker and started taking pictures. The kayaker must have been amazed at this encounter as he floated next to his kayak and I could see him watching the Humpback whale and to my further astonishment a baby calf humpback with the mom!  When I captured the moment with my drone, I was shaking with excitement and so amazed that I just hoped that I had captured the moment properly. 

Jeffory Soto

Mom and baby stayed quite close to the kayaker and gracefully swam past him! When I got home I posted the image on Social Media to share this experience and later in the afternoon I got a call from an unknown person, I answered the phone and a man introduced himself as Jeffory Soto, he asked if I took the shot of him and the whale, I said yes!  I asked him how he found the image etc?”

Mahalo Ethan for capturing the moment… and thank you mom and baby Humpbacks for introducing me to him! 

Ethan Tweedie Photography 

26. März 2019 - Keine Kommentare!

Mein singender Wal

Schwimmen mit WalenDer 26. März 2019 war der wunderbarste Tag meines bisherigen Lebens!
Manchmal denke ich, "ist das wirklich so passiert, oder war´s ein einzigartiger, unbeschreiblich schöner, herzöffnender Traum?"
Selbst jetzt, Monate später, fühlt es sich immer noch so unglaublich an!

Ich konnte ihn sehen, hören und die Klangvibrationen in jeder Zelle meines Körpers fühlen. Niemals zuvor hat mich etwas tiefer berührt, als diese wunderbare Erfahrung.

Oftmals, wenn ich meine Augen schließe, kann ich es wieder spüren, dieses immense, alles vereinnahmende, wunderschöne Gefühl, das sein Lied in mir erzeugt.
Es wird für immer und ewig in meinem Herzen sein.

Ich danke dir aus tiefstem Herzen geliebter Wal, dass du dein Lied mit mir geteilt hast.
Unsere gemeinsame Zeit ist das größte, wunderbarste Geschenk, das ich jemals erhalten habe!
Vielen Dank Jeffory, für diesen wunderbaren Tag! Jede Sekunde dieses Kajak-Ausfluges habe ich zutiefst genossen und mich stets wohlbehütet und sicher gefühlt.
Durch deine tiefe Herzensverbindung zu den Walen wurde diese einzigartige Erfahrung möglich.

Natur-Seminare und private Kajaktouren in Hawaii

23. März 2019 - Keine Kommentare!

The Kayak excursion with Jeffory

The Kayak excursion with Jeffory was a moment outside of time. 

I have enjoyed many ocean experiences on the island but this was unique. Jeffory was very mindful of choosing the days with optimal conditions. I will never forget the stillness in the air as we arrived at the kayak launching site. It was a little after daybreak and the water in the bay was calm as a lake. There was a feeling of sacredness as we floated out and Jeffory offered a greeting to the Whales. 

“If you have time and feel inclined to do so, we would be so happy and honored to be in your Presence this morning” With this gentle invitation, we began our morning. 

Being on a kayak makes us feel so much closer to the Whales and ultimately to Nature. We sink into a place of Deep Listening: relying on our eyes and ears as we follow their breaths-that distinctive “Whoosh” rising to the sky-but also opening up to our intuition, a subtler sense of listening rooted in the awareness that we are connected to the Whales and their consciousness. 

I had the opportunity to experience this excursion twice with my guests. On both occasions, we were blessed with the visit of a Mother and her calf. We took our time gaining their trust, engaging in a subtle dance as we asked permission to the Mother to approach them.

IIn a time when society compels us to seek and expect instant gratification and connection, the experience teaches us to slow down and tune into a different rhythm, closer to the heartbeat of the Living Earth. 

I am thankful to Jeffory for his deep and sincere love of the great Whales. With humility, he facilitates the creation of a space where true inter-species encounter can unfold. Because we are on kayaks, it is literally impossible to “force” an encounter.  

With patience, respect and an open heart, we extend an invitation for the Whales to be with us. And when the Whales do come, and they often do, we know it is their initiative, their choice. And that is infinitely precious

Video "The Journey"