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Today we had an amazing spiritual experience as we hiked on private property in Palehua (above Makakilo). We were guided by a Cultural Practitioner who's knowledge of the area and its history was incomparable. As we approached the beginning of the trail he asked us to spend 5 minutes in silence to listen, see and feel what the land had to offer. You would imagine with 2 small children that this would be an impossible ask, but miraculously it happened and we honestly believe they felt and sensed the magic of the place. About 3 minutes into the silence, the Cultural Practitioner started calling to the Hawaiian gods to protect us and keep us safe on our journey today. We felt blessed to be in his presence and protected while being on such sacred land!
We spent the next 40 minutes navigating technical terrain on the top of a mountain ridge. Three quarters of the way along the ridge we came to a clearing where we could see the windmills on the North Shore, Pearl Harbor with Waikiki beyond it and the entire west side. At this point we were educated further on West Side history, the vegetation and some rock formation. We even passed a rock that is believed to impregnate females if they touched it... rest assure people... there was no touching happening here! :)
A truly magical and unique experience that we are extremely grateful for.
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