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What people are saying about “Charlie and the Whale”…

“A beautifully written and illustrated story of the wonder and wisdom of whales as seen through the eyes of a young boy with the great good fortune of meeting a wise and kindly whale ready to reveal the timeless secrets of the true meaning of life.”      ~David Lee Jones~  author of Unicorn Highway

“It is the most amazing book for children, EVER! This book is written in a way that captures the imagination of both reader and listener! This book taught me things I didn’t know about the communication and astute intelligence of whales! If only humans could communicate with such honesty and accuracy! If you have children of your own, nephews, nieces, friends with children in this age group, this is the best gift you could possibly bestow upon them! I’m waiting with bated breath for the next one! Excellent Job, Carolyn & Keith”          ~Robaire W. Estel~  writer/producer/feature film editor

Whale Whisperer Class

Whale Whisperer: A Path to Awakening

Saturday October 17th, 9am to 12 noon at the Schott Center

Gray Whale Wisdom founders and Breath of the Whales authors Keith Grey Hale & Carolyn Gorman are offering a special workshop Saturday October 17th, 2015. This morning workshop will open the dialogue between cetacean science and spirituality. We will be presenting some of the latest whale communication research as well as marine biology neuroscience findings that support the understanding of cetacean intelligence and their sophisticated social behaviors. Keith will also share a new message from the collective consciousness of the Whales.

Please join us in exploring the connections between humans and whales and the importance of the deeper awareness of our future together, bringing balance to the environment of the beautiful planet we share.


Embark on an exploration into the mystical beauty, grace and intelligence of whales while also discovering the science behind how whales are a fundamental building block of the Earth’s ecosystem.  Through a unique guided meditation to whale song, explore the possibilities of tapping into the collective consciousness of cetaceans as a resource for spiritual growth. Go deeper with a discussion of the whales’ loving, inspirational messages and gain a broader understanding of our synergistic relationship to our planet and how whales are integral to sustaining life on earth.

The class is sponsored. No tuition fee.

Register online here!

Coming soon!

We are getting closer to publishing Breath of the Whales Vol. 2! This new collection of meditations and activations will pull you deeper into the loving consciousness of the Whale Collective and deeper into your own expansion of heart and mind. We are also looking forward to bringing you more live events. Please contact us if you are interested in hosting and event in your area. Click here to schedule an event.

MESSAGES & MEDITATION Thursday, February 26th, 2015 6:30 pm

Gray Whale Wisdom presents


Thursday, February 26th, 2015 6:30 pm  @ Santa Barbara Arts, 1114 State Street, Suite 24, Santa Barbara, CA

The Whales invite us to connect with them. Join authors Keith Grey Hale and Carolyn Gorman for an intimate evening sharing this profound intelligence as the Whales guide us on our evolutionary path towards wholeness and living our fullest potential. Come and immerse yourself in the nurturing frequencies of the Whales and listen to their message, transmitted especially for the group gathered. Be inspired by the depth and beauty of Whale consciousness and catch the unending wave of joy flowing in the center of each of us.

All proceeds from this event support Gray Whale Wisdom, a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing educational programs presenting up-to-date research findings and scientific information on cetaceans and their incredible life in our oceans!

Donations greatly appreciated!

We’re Back!

It has been a long time since I posted here, but I have been VERY busy working with the whales!
After our trip to Arizona I was guided to create a non-profit focusing on cetacean (whale and dolphin) education. Gray Whale Wisdom, Inc. is our official non-profit. We are still in the development stages, but are moving forward by creating content for our website and teaching materials for elementary and middle school educators.
The whales are still teaching me. I want to share what I am learning with the rest the world.
I have been through many changes since the trip to Arizona.
I really don’t know where to start, so I will try to weave this post into an overview of where I am now and how I became this ‘messenger for the whales’.
Long story short: More and more messages from the whales continued to come through me consistently and became more detailed. Soon, it became more of a dialogue. I now ask questions and receive some very profound answers! I mostly communicate with the collective consciousness of the whales, as a species. Sometimes though, I talk with certain individuals, ascended masters if you will. They communicate very specific teachings and information. They want to share information about all of creation. They want to help us, humans, along our evolutionary journey. They want to help us awaken our consciousness to a broader perspective of the universe and to life in general. I am learning something amazing from them every day.
When I am with the whales during these “lessons,” they take me deep into meditation. I never know where they are going to take me and rarely remember the words that are said. Fortunately I am able to speak the messages during the sessions and all is recorded for later transcription. During the process I experience feelings, see visions and concepts which help me understand what they are communicating. Carolyn and I are working hard during the editing process to bring forth the fullest and clearest translation/interpretation for others to understand.
We are collecting these inspirational messages and teachings from the whales into a series of books, the first of which will be available soon.
The whales are here to help us all remember we are heart-centered beings of love. We are love and we are all here to love each other. I choose to love all that is before me, and want to share this intense joy and vibrant beauty with anyone who will listen.
The whales say they have been singing to humanity for a very long time. If we will listen closely we can hear their message about the true nature of reality, the wonder of the universe and depth of love within and all around us. The whales have much to teach us.
During this journey, while opening to the whales and other loving beings that are part of our reality, I am finding a sense of wholeness in life. I have also acquired some helpful tools and methods for facilitating balance and well being. I am sharing these gifts with others to help them find optimal health and balance of body, mind and spirit within themselves. More on that later!
All this has helped me to step more fully into life and my true purpose. I feel very honored and blessed. And, I must add, without my dear friend and companion, Carolyn, this journey would not have unfolded in the way it has. She has been a touchstone in making this real, helping me to bring coherence to the words whispered to me by the whales.
We have also coauthored a children’s book about a little boy who meets a whale and learns about seeing the world through the eyes of love. We will keep you posted as that moves towards publication as well.
Thank you for taking the time to read all of this. We look forward to sharing more soon!

The Trip to Arizona

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)

Day 1:

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.

Day 2:

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!

Thank you, for your Gift

The Whales Call Us All

I am Keith Grey Hale, just a guy trying to make a positive difference in the world the best way I can. I have an unusual connection with our dear Mother Earth and all her critters. I have lived near the ocean all of my life, more than fifty years. Through this connection with the earth and the sea, I hear the Whales.

A couple of years ago the Whales asked me for help. At first it was like, why me? This is what I heard. This is how it all started. I don’t understand why they have asked me to do this but I am listening and here I am.

I was in a place of solitude.
I went to my mother, the sea.
As I stood on a cliff
Looking out at the ocean
I heard my friends, the Whales, say:
We ask for your help.
Will you do what no one else does?
We are happy with what the others are doing in our name
But we ask your help in this.
We have birthed a new energy.

The Whales show me a child
They ask me to take care of this child.
To watch it grow and protect it.
But like a good parent
I have to let it be
What it wants to be.
(In other words don’t try to control it.)
Teach the kids about us.
Open their hearts to us
We will do the rest.

* * *
We are tired.
It is time for humanity to carry the torch.

* * *

The Whales have told me they are as old as the earth is young. They have existed for longer than we can understand. The Whales remember the truth about why we are here and they remember what we have lost! They want to share this knowledge, to help us understand our place in all of creation. Deep within us we have this knowledge and wisdom. The Whales just want to help us remember.

This call is why I am writing to you today. I want to tell you about a ceremony called “The Return of the Ancestors“, planned for April 18 – 28, 2009. It will take place near the Four Corners area (Northern Arizona). Indigenous Tribal Elders from around the world are coming together for this historical event. (see below for more information)

I feel I have an important role to play in regards to this gathering. I have received a message from the collective consciousness of the Cetacean Community. The Whales want us to remember who we really are. Humanity has forgotten much of our ancient wisdom. The elders are trying to find their way back to what was lost, to the ancient wisdom and values. The Whales say they can help the elders and all of us remember this ancient wisdom. This will help us to understand what is unfolding in our world and what we can to do to bring about a positive result.

The Whales have asked me to take a gift to the Four Corners, for the earth and for the elders. This gift will help to bring the Whales’ energy to that place where they cannot go. It will bring this very powerful focus of the collective consciousness of the Cetacean Community onto the dry land. This connection and energy can help facilitate the shifting perspectives and global changes that are all around us now. As the Whales say: “This will help the human race into eternity.

It is becoming clear that a great change is upon us. I know there are so many conscious people that care deeply about the Earth and all life. Please help me to help all of us.

So now I live my life in pursuit of the good of all. I want to do my part for the Whales and for all of humanity.

My Commitment: I will go to the Four Corners and place this beautiful gift programmed by the Whales in the Santa Barbara Channel, in the place chosen by the Whales. This is my mission, my assignment for now, for this moment. I know this is the most important thing for me to do and I am grateful and willing to participate.

I am asking you for financial support so that I may take time off from my job (unpaid leave) and travel to the four corners, (gas, lodging, event fees). I expect this only amounts to about $2,500.00.

If you resonate with this good work, please give what you can. $5.00, $20.00, $100.00 or more. Any amount would be a tremendous generosity. I am so grateful for your contribution and will bring your beautiful loving energy with me on this journey. Thank you for passing this onto anyone you think would be interested in this event and in my work for the Whales.

Please know that any extra funds that are contributed will go towards the development and implementation of a “Gray Whale Wisdom” Educational Program aimed at teaching our young people about the Whales and the diversity and health of life in our oceans. Thank you again for your support.

If you would like to give a gift you may click my pay pal link on this page. (They only charge 3% + .30 cents for each donation.) Or you can send checks directly to:

Keith Grey Hale
PO Box 23909
Santa Barbara, CA 93121

Love & Light,

“The Return of the Ancestors”:
From the Institute for Cultural Awareness website:

To usher in this new era The Institute for Cultural Awareness is holding a sacred pilgrimage in Northern Arizona beginning Earth Day Weekend, April 18th – 28, 2009. Indigenous Elders and Future Wisdom Keepers are coming from every corner of the world, from the highest peaks of the Andes Mountains to the Plains of Africa. They are coming to share their wisdom and prophesies with the world to help us heal it and to follow in their ancestors footsteps as prophesized, … … … it was time for this great gathering, “It is time for the return of the Divine Feminine and the Divine Masculine,” Yellowbird announced. “It is time for the prophecies, the cultures, the languages, the history and herstory of all people to come together as one. It is time to release ancestral memory that doesn’t serve us and replace it with a new healed ancestral memory and consciousness that give inspiration for the future, beyond 2012. “We are the future we fully intend to be…And it begins now.”

This gathering is fulfilling a great Mayan prophecy, “When the Eagle once again flies with the Condor, a lasting peace will reign in the Americas and will spread throughout the world to unite humanity.” Beginning Earth Day Weekend, April 18th 2009, throughout Northern Arizona the heart of the gathering will also be the 4th reunion of the Continental Council of Indigenous Elders and Spiritual Guides of the Americas.
For more information:
FYI: Video about the event.

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I recently watched the movie Whale Dreamers, produced by Julian Lennon, about an indigenous tribe in Australia who dream with the Whales. I was guided to this message at the beginning of the film:

People of the world!
The ancestor whales are calling
Come sit together again
On our beautiful earth
By the fire
In ceremony
In circle
In nature
It is time

For more info:

(I will post more as time goes on, but I am focusing on this next step that the Whales are asking me to do.)

Keith’s work with the Whales is his personal vocation and is in no way related to the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum Ty Warner Sea Center or the Santa Barbara Channel Island Marine Sanctuary. His mission is to educate our young people about the Cetacean Community in our local waters and instill an interest in conserving this precious natural resource. It is also his deep passion to bring the Whales’ message to the human race.