July 1, 2014 3 Comments
Monday, June 30, 2014, was the last day in the life of Annex. A 36-year old part of my body and soul transitioned into the Spirit world at sunset last evening. Elizabeth and I went up to the top Haleakala (volcano) to say our final farewells with a sunset ceremony, after having already done the Water/Earth Ceremony at Waimoku Falls the day before).
MAGICAL HALEAKALA ANNEX FAREWELL SUNSET CEREMONY
Sunsets don’t get better than that. The Annex Farewell sunset the Spirit laid on for us last evening was nothing short of magical. We have now lived in Maui for over five years, but this was the first time the weather at the top of this volcano was clear enough for us to experience a real sunset. And what an experience it was!
For those of you who may not be aware, Haleakala in Hawaiian means “Home of the Sun.” This volcano is the Heart Chakra of planet Earth as well as her Fire (element) Vortex. So it was a perfect place for the final farewell to Annex (after having already done the Water/Earth Ceremony at Waimoku Falls the day before).
It was quite cold at that elevation (10,000 ft). There was a steady strong wind was blowing from the northeast. The noise of the wind precluded any acceptable sound quality of the live videos we have made. But that’s where the studio editing comes in. Later.
In time, I will edit and publish the videos of the ceremony Elizabeth and I did atop Haleakala (volcano) summit (elev. 10,o00 ft). It included my playing “Amazing Grace” to Father Sun and the Spirit on my Hawaiian bamboo flute. And, at Elizabeth’s suggestion, we also toasted the Sun, the Spirit and all of you with a drink of “champagne” we brought from home (it was actually Martinelli’s sparkling cider bubbly).
So for now, these still shots of the ceremony taken from my videos will have to suffice…