Mandalas in da sky from Kamana Media on Vimeo.
On an early fall morning I went down to one of our favorite beaches on Kauai, Moloa'a to make our farewell offering as we were headed to the mainland to do some traveling. Agustin was in Peru filming so I would be making this offering on behalf of our small family. There was also some recent news coming forth about the Fukushima radiation in the ocean hitting the Hawaiian shores and so I wanted to also send some prayers to our beloved Mama Ocean and all of her magnificent sea life as well. My beautiful friends Sarah and Diego from Kamana Media asked if they could come and film one of my ceremonies. At first I was unsure as they are such intimate and sacred offerings and I never really feel comfortable being filmed but they promised to make it fun and easy so I invited them to join me.
As soon as we arrived on the beach and I began to cleanse the space, a giant rainbow appeared over the ocean. I wasn't surprised because it seems rainbows are always showing up as signs that we are being seen and heard, especially on the islands. This rainbow definitely gave us her full spectrum blessings. The sun came out over the Mountain, we all went for a swim and it turned out to be a beautiful Kauai day.
This year I will be making a book composed of my mandala offerings made over the last five years. I have a large collection of photographs composed of earth offerings from all over. Mushroom from forests, vegetable from gardens, wild flowers from roaring hills, cacti from the desert, vines from the jungle, seashells from the beaches and of course tropical flowers from the islands. I will be sharing about my process along with tools and tips on how to create your own magical offerings.
Huge Gratitude to my amazing Ohana at Kamana Media for creating this beautiful video. They are Kauai's leading videographers offering all of your filming needs whether it be weddings, sacred events, music videos and beyond! Be sure to follow them on Instagram as they share the beauty of the island and more.
Music by my beloved: ABUELA