In my last post I was a little ambiguous about what I am doing for the Whales. I had mentioned a gift that I was to take to the Four Corners. The gift I was speaking about is one of several special crystals that the Whales have asked me to place on the land. These crystals were to be programmed by the Whales.
In April 2009 I traveled to Arizona, to bring this gift to the land, to a sacred site of the many ancestors who had come before us. This gift was a crystal that came to me and was especially programmed by the Whales to serve a unique purpose. By programmed, I mean infused with a vibration. I carried this crystal with me on many Whale Watching boat trips throughout the year before. Each time we encountered the whales migrating through the Santa Barbara Channel I felt a connection, an acknowledgement from these majestic, powerful beings, that indicated to me a presence of a deep spiritual community. I could feel them and I know they felt me and the crystal. The crystal recorded their vibrational signature, their message, their energy, their love and their intention for the greater good of humanity. This is how I was meant to fulfill the mission of bringing the Whale energy onto the land. Locked into this small shard from the mineral kingdom was an echo, a song, a story, a gift for our Mother Earth.
I have accepted the responsibility to take the crystals where the Whales ask them to be taken. What follows is the short story of what happened when I went to Arizona with my friend Carolyn and took the first crystal to the Four Corners Area. (If you are interested in how this all began read the earlier post called: The Whales Call Us All.)
From our travel journals: A Story in Two Voices (Keith in regular type; *Carolyn in italics)
Keith: A ceremony; prayers before we departed, thanking all the beings who supported this trip: The Earth, the Angels, the Whales, our friends and our guides. Our intention was to be in ceremony the whole trip!
Beautiful weather for our drive. Through the desert in California we had a strong tail wind. It felt like the Angels were using their wings to help us on many levels. We were getting amazing gas mileage!
About 20 minutes past the state line, in that meditative space that Arizona’s picturesque scenery inspires, I became aware of a shaman, speaking in his native tongue, performing a ceremony to open a gate that we needed to pass through. The ceremony he was performing lasted more than 2 hours. We felt honored, peaceful, quiet.
Progressing through the changing landscape, hills, pine trees, lots of snow in Flagstaff, beautiful sky; we felt a presence, a being traveling with us. At one point near the top of a pass, I looked up and saw a Whale’s belly through the sunroof. What a sight: a Whale car surfing!
I felt as if I was letting go of my whole life, like throwing the bones not knowing where they would land. Not knowing where I would be. Only the now, only what I am doing for the Whales, finding joy and peace.
Not sure if I want to go back to Santa Barbara, (more like not wanting to go back to the old) knowing that everything will be different when I return.
I felt something I can’t explain, something that was waiting for the crystal.
As we were entering the land of the Four Corners a cloud spirit appeared. This being greeted us to give us support. I heard him say: “This is the land I care for, you are welcome”. The energy was very strong, he was very strong. He made Carolyn and I feel very happy.
We arrived at the Four Corners monument. I stood at the place where I was shown to get my bearings. After being tourists for a bit we took off into the hills to find the crystal’s new home.
We hiked for a while, taking in all of the amazing landscape around us, looking for the right place. The little voice in my head was saying that it did not need to be in an exact place, just close. I mulled around for a while trying to get out of my head. Then I realized I had to go back to the car. I had forgotten the sage, the tobacco and the lighter. We were meant to do ceremony before we found the new home for the crystal.
*Carolyn: While Keith hiked back to the car to get the forgotten items I wandered around on the top of a little mesa, trying to get my bearings; north, south, east, west, a river, a ranch, a road, mountains in the distance. The landscape was stunningly beautiful. Soft wispy clouds spread across the sky, mirroring the muted high desert tones; beige, mauve, gray, soft browns and reds. I found some small round stones and in the center of the area, made a little cross indicating the directions. I did not know where or how we would be placing the crystal, but I wanted to be organized. I watched as Keith made his way back up the slope to where I was waiting. He looked so small against the backdrop of this vast scenery.
K: As I walked back from the car, back up the hill, a very subtle voice kept saying that I should let Carolyn find the place. It took a while for me to understand. I kept looking here and there. So finally I opened to this feeling and to the small voice, opening my heart and trusting. Carolyn was on top of the mesa and as I got closer to her, the feeling was stronger.
C: We began looking for a protected place to have our ceremony, as the wind had picked up a bit. Keith seemed a bit anxious. He had been working towards this moment for so long. I knew the tremendous importance of this mission vibrated strongly with in him. We found a secluded crevasse over the side of the hill and began offering our prayers. We smudged each other and called in Father, Mother Earth, the Angels, the Whales, dolphins and all our guides. All so simple, but so profound. Feeling complete and clear we emerged onto the mesa top and began our search for “the spot”. It was then that Keith told me about the message he had received about me placing the crystal. I was pleased but not surprised. I had tried to remain open to what was occurring in the moment, staying present to all of the energies swirling around us.
K: I told Carolyn what I had heard and handed her the Crystal. I could see her heart and her eyes burst open. We walked towards the south with our hearts and our senses wide-open. I felt the crystal speaking to her. Carolyn said that the crystal had a soft loving voice. All I could do was smile and hold the space for them.
C: As he handed me the crystal I immediately began to hear her voice, soft but strong, grounded, steady. I felt a deep connection to the crystal, the Whales, the earth, all the elements converging to orchestrate this amazing moment in time.
K: As we walked by this one spot she felt the pull of the earth and crystal. “Here is where I want to be” the crystal said. I looked at where we stood but did not really see how the crystal would be safe here. So I asked that we walk a little further. But as we did, she was called back to the spot. So I trusted and we explored the area some more and there, just a few feet from the spot, was a deep hole that the rain had opened through a grouping of big boulders. There were small coincidences; noticing a plant, seeing a twig pointing to the spot, etc. It felt right. I checked in with all of the beings who were there with us and got that this was the place.
C: I was drawn to a rocky area that we had passed earlier. Keith wanted to be sure so we walked a little further but I got the feeling to head back to the rocky place I had been drawn to. All the while I had been carrying the crystal I felt as if I was privy to her inner thoughts. She was praying, chanting, preparing for this great work she was about to embark on. I could feel her commitment to service, the remembering, the centering. I was deeply humbled.
K: We looked down the hole, the new home for the crystal. The crystal wanted to rest on top of the rocks near the hole. It seemed to be absorbing the last bit sunshine it would see for a very long time. Carolyn asked me if I could feel a strong heart beat. It was coming from somewhere between the Earth and the Crystal. It permeated our bodies, our entire beings.
C: The Crystal wanted to absorb the energy of the sun, as if enjoying a last meal that would sustain her on the next part of her journey. The sun was getting low in the sky. A long shadow stretched out behind her across the boulder where I had placed her. She seemed majestic; a pillar, a beacon. It was then that I began to feel and hear a strong pounding like a heat beat coming from under the ground and reverberating in all directions. It was so loud. I asked Keith if he could hear it, wondering if it was only in my own head. He focused and acknowledged that he felt it too.
It had begun. The vibration was initiated. The field was growing. In that moment I felt one with ‘All That Is’. I could feel, see and understand how in this moment we were part of creating and connecting to the energetic grid of the earth and the cosmos. The veils were very thin. I felt us a part of everything. I was filled with so much love, so much awe, so much beauty.
K: We sat quietly for several long moments, being present for the crystal. We blessed and gifted the area with the tobacco, encircling the resting place. After the circle was complete I placed the last of the tobacco in the hole. Then I sat back down with Carolyn and the crystal. We all stared out at the vastness of the land, feeling the love and the magic.
The crystal said that I had to let her go so she could do her work. I had been caring for her for some time and had put so much of my life into doing this.
As I let go in my heart the wind came up and we all knew it was time. Hand in hand, with love for the earth, the crystal and the whales in our hearts, Carolyn and I dropped the crystal into the opening that the rain had made. We had placed the crystal where it belonged, fulfilling the purpose to bring the whales onto dry land. As the crystal slid into place we also put the piece of the plant that confirmed this was the place. All of us joined as one in this new place. We scooped a little earth into the hole to cover the crystal; one of my main concerns that it would be safe.
We were finished. The crystal was home. We started to walk back to the car but after walking a few yards we were called by our friend. “Thank you!” we heard her say. So we turned to look back, to say good-by. We were filled with such joy and honor that we were the ones who were here doing this, tears flowed from our hearts. The walk back to the car was pure heaven. Just before we got back to the car we found another crystal that wanted to come home with us, a memento that carried the magic of what we were just part of.
As we drove away I looked up and there was another cloud spirit, a dragon with the sun as it eye. Honoring us, she was saying that “all is well and in balance here”.
As we drove back to Chinle I was still spinning and crying. It felt surreal but I was filled with joy that we actually did this amazing thing!