Hawai'i (Big Island)
The home of the volcano Goddess Pele, the Island of Hawai'i is also known as the Big Island-- though not the most populated, it's physically
bigger than all the others combined. The Big Island retains a rural flavor, and many residents are grateful to be removed from the urban
bustle. There's a peaceful atmosphere, with a depth of tradition it is possible to enjoy with a knowledgeable guide.
The topography runs to extremes, including desolate, lava-covered areas, lava flow at the active volcano and the most lush and spectacular
Tropical Rain Forests. The big Island also boasts Mauna Kea-- the world's tallest mountain, if you count the portion below the sea: four huge
cattle and horse ranches (Parker's is the largest privately owned ranch in the U.S.); and more gorgeous flowers than you can
imagine-- most of the orchids for the mainland are grown here.
The world's most active volcano, Kilauea, has been erupting steadily for the past 10 years. (It is safe to watch the flowing lava, but the best
viewing sites change daily and Faith can direct you.). You'll also find colorful beaches-- golden, green (olivine), gray, black and white-- and even a beach that disappears (it's between Keauhou
and Kona and is claimed temporarily by the tide).
Mauna Kea--At a breathtaking 14,000 ft (with an azure sea sparkling below). Mauna Kea is also one of the most exotic place on Earth to
Snow Ski (January-March). One of the best spots to explore the heavens: The Mauna Kea Observatory has eight major astronomical
telescopes. It's possible to visit them but reservations must be made in advance: phone 808-935-3371. People with histories of health problems, pregnant women and children under the age 16 are not allowed to go to the summit because of the extreme atmospheric
conditions. Those who go should keep in mind there are no supplies, such as food or gas, at the summit. It is very cold so bring something
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From: McKivergan, Lois <Lois.McKiverg@Gateway.com>
Date: Friday, February 6:56 AM
I just received my first copy of Angels Speak. My entire being is vibrating with the awesome emotions your stories elicited in me. What a
wonderful e-zine/newsletter! I am so grateful I found it and subscribed. Such spectacular experiences with the dolphins and the whales! You
are very blessed. I can understand your trepidation at swimming among something as huge as whales but if I were given such an invitation,
I wouldn't ever forgive myself for not accepting it. I just felt moved to let you know what a wonderful, powerful publication, you offer to the
world. I am overcome with gratitude for the gift from my angels who led me to find it.
Hugs and Blessings,
Dolphin and Whale Stories
We had only been in the water, long enough to paddle out on our boogie boards, when we were joined by a pod of about 200 Dolphins. You
could only see about 5 to 12 on the surface, at one time, as is normal during morning rest. (Dolphins go way out to sea to eat, at night,
coming in to the bays during the day, to rest and play)
The wonderful group of mostly women, who attended the first week, were following my directions of holding to 'our' family circle formation
and floating quietly on the surface. If not a wee bit nervous seeing the guard Dolphins coming towards them on the surface, for the first time.
(Most Dolphin watchers only see these surface wonders! Missing the real world of Dolphins directly under them, in the Ocean
Mother of us all.)
As I turned and viewed each unique and special person in this retreat family --I again felt blessed that I have somehow been chosen to do
this introduction between Human Angels and Dolphin Angels. As each person's eyes sought mine, I remembered how I felt my first time
and I knew exactly how to make that bit of trepidation disappear and help those who's telepathy is not fine tuned yet. I was smiling,
although I know you couldn't tell because my mouth was full of snorkel, as I simply pointed out what the Dolphins were saying to this
precious retreat's- family circle... "LOOK DOWN!"
Beneath us, passing slowly in large groups, was the rare gift of the nursery section of the Dolphin Pod. Mothers and children and babies
actually being suckled, fast asleep on their mothers. The guard females that travel along side the nursery --turning on their sides to look
directly in our eyes. Gifting us, GIFTING US, with their peaceful gently vibrations. "You belong in the Mother of us all, you belong." The Dolphins whisper ethereally, not only telepathically, mind to mind, but with their hearts--
vibrationally! "You are welcome. Welcome to
share-- Share in the belonging. We all belong!"
As many times as I have been in this position, I continue to be awestruck! I feel treasured and cherished, a member of the OHANA, (family).
To be embraced by these extraordinary creatures is simply beyond imagination. To know they give of themselves where they choose to
give. To also see how they can simply disappear from those who chase them, increases the honor they pay us.
He waiwai nui ke aloha; o ka'u no la e pulama nei!
('Love is a great treasure that I do cherish!')
This wonderful retreat group had the type of energy that the Dolphins love! And the Dolphins showed them, in one form or another, every day
We had an expectant mother on this trip, which is why (I am sure) we were given the nursery the first day. (I would use her name, but I
realize now I didn't get her release form back. Typical of Faith to be more concerned with the moment, in the moment, lol : )
This Mother and Child (Oh yes, he was there --as fully as if he swam at his Mothers side!) were blessed with Sea Turtles galore! Their last
day on the retreat touching (with permission) and communicating with one, of the many, Turtles in our small bay off the resort. The Turtle is
a powerful Aumakua to the Hawaiians! Of course, it turns out, this Mother to be -has had great experiences with ALL turtles, through out her
life. The Native Americans would say Turtle is definitely one of her totems!
I would like to thank all the persons that attended the February Just Dolphins
retreat, each of you very special , with special stories,
too many to tell here! : (
Special thanks goes out to the Incredible Women who Fly us around the Friendly Skies! These remarkable women swam with the Dolphins
in the mornings and then went off and climbed lava cliffs in the afternoons, and THEN ran a couple of miles, cause they... "Needed the
exercise!"... whew! I do have my gifts, but I only run, if someone is chasing me! After meeting these women I would feel honored to be
flown anywhere in those big jets by them! You are wonderful peoples!
Thanks again, to everyone and many blessings on your journeys!
(Don't forget, the Dolphins will remember you --just as fondly as you remember them! And they are able to be ethereally with you anywhere,
anytime, and in any capacity! All you have to do is ask!)