Dear Emma and team of Hotel Morabeza
tudo bem? I imagine that all of you are doing fine…

It’s been three months, that I said goodbye after a special period of my Life in your hotel. Three weeks that was actually more than just three weeks 😊
And in a moment of remembering, I feel to share some impressions still alive here with me.

My connection with Cape Verde is from my soul and I still remember my last day in Cape Town in 1993, when, looking at a photo of a capverdian woman, washing clothes,
an immediate rememberance touched me…. this moment my inherited resonance with the islands began to rise, though unconscious yet.
Five years later, in 1998, already thinking about going back to Africa, still searching about my destination, I received a birthday present:
A CD from Cesária Evora. I didn’t know capverdian music and my resonance with Cesaria‘s voice touched me by surprise. This experience „made“ me to jump to Mindelo.
I didn’t know anybody, never met anyone from Cape Verde, couldn’t speak portugese and was alone with my 2 year old son. It took courage – of course.
We lived there for three years… my son had breakfast in two, three neighbour-houses, naturally welcome and likewise was our home open to the children around…
A period of strong experiences for my growing and understanding more about human condition in this world…
in 2001 –  I had to go back to Austria and the door to Cape Verde closed for me and opened again only 12 years later.
After one year of inner preparation, in July 2014, it was the first time I stayed with my sons in your Hotel. We were waiting for our flight to Mindelo.

During these years of distance, I learned to understand my soul-connection with Cape Verde as a “very old” one.
Last year in September, I literally received a „call“ from Cape Verde – what a surprise for me, because I thought (!), that I had no plans for a visit.
First appeared a turtle … in the inner eye of a friend, swimming beside us in the Lake joyfully.
Two days later my inner guidance made me to realize, that the turtle matches the turtle in the Logo of Hotel Morabeza. (I still had a brochure from the Hotel).
Regardless these happenings, my human-mind was not convinced yet!  –  and I wondered and cared about our financial budget….
Few days later in the travel agency I was told that from Stuttgart is only one flight available for a longer period – and only one seat left to book through this agency!
I felt not prepared yet to make a decision, felt that I need few days to reflect… the agent said compassionately:
„I can see that you are nervous, but this flight is soon, in about 10 days!“
in this break we looked at each other quietly…. and within these seconds of stillness a call came on my phone: the ringtone on my handy is a song from Cesária („Verde Cabo di Nhas Odjos“)
again – a gift from Cesária 😊
Yes – that was a very clear call for me:  „book now!“ and so I did – no doubts any longer :))
AND what a beautiful creation it was, to BE in Santa Maria in this period of my Life!
and no doubts: this place indeed holds a vibration that I am familiar with from the Beginning of my Human journey, together with Earth… „M ta voltá pa bô terra verde. E verde ta ser nha alma“.

this sense of belonging *human heart with human heart *

Vibrating in this sense of belonging, in this very moment, wandering through the streets – just to BE: “How are you” – “alright?”
I felt it again, the very first morning at your breakfast-buffet on the terrace: this warm heart-open “morabeza “: you are welcome – how are you?
Every morning I felt loved – so beautifully – and I was happy to be here… with you + you + you + you….  and with the birds :)))

Open to receive this kind of magic: of the sea, of the island, of the hearts of the people living in Santa Maria….
I experienced myself in a field of radiating joy: the entire crew on my „Lifeship“ was alive and happy – “celebrating Life” –
with everything that came up, within and without, from moment to moment.
I have left it entirely to my spontaneity, what I intuitively felt to be and to do – and so I even spent days in the room, asleep, surrendering to the wisdom of my body.
I allowed – my human-mind allowed :)) – and I experienced a deep regeneration. You told me when I arrived: „this is a nice room, you’ll see“ – so true:  I felt being in my own space.

After 10 days, when my return-flight approached, my heart cramped and to my own suprise, the thought of leaving made me cry. Filip, cooking at the grill at the beach,
asked me what was going on and I tried to explain it, even myself not understanding it, and the tears came up so quick. He then asked me, “Have you eaten anything?”
No, and I honestly would not have thought of it either. He told me to just sit down and he would bring something for me to eat. This heartfelt care touches me again.
And…. in the plane one week later, one seat was available, and I „allowed“ to stay another week and I could keep my room – thanks to the team at the reception.

When the final day of departure was here, I could say goodbye lightly and felt grateful for all the Love I received in these days.
And I arrived at home with a feeling of being fulfilled and alive with *Santa Maria* in my heart.
Thanks to all of you, again, for your morabeza  –  may the Cape Verdean „maneira de coração“ touch all people.

Blessings for a good, good year for all of us

sharing in Joy

from the KoMbo-Haven in Bregenz at the Lake of Constance in Austria